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8 Lunar New Year Celebrations in Orange County 2018

The Lunar New Year is upon us and there are many ways to celebrate, this weekend in Orange County…

  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival, 2/16-2/18, at the OC Fairgrounds. Entertainment, cultural displays, games, fireworks & more! Admission and parking fees apply. http://ocevent.co/1o4rJ2I
  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, from 10am-10pm, 2/16-2/18. Live music, Lion Dance, firecrackers, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GgSKcP
  • The Little Saigon Tet Parade is Saturday 2/17 from 9am-12pm in Westminster. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2CnKxRH
  • South Coast Plaza is celebrating the the Year of the Dog all weekend with live entertainment, crafts, and exhibits. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o8B9vT
  • Fashion Island is celebrating the Lunar New Year on Saturday from 1-2pm in the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale’s Courtyard. Korean Fan Dancers, Chinese Dragon Dance, lucky red envelopes, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HiqCqY
  • Irvine Spectrum Center is celebrating the Lunar New Year on Sunday 2/18 from 1pm-3pm in the Giant Wheel Court. Lucky red envelopes, Korean Fan Dancers, Chinese Dragon Dance, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o8UmxK
  • The Source OC in Buena Park is celebrating Lunar New Year Sunday 2/18 from 1pm-5pm. Live performances, Kung Fu demonstration, free face painting. chopstick contest, and more. FREE to attend.  http://bit.ly/2Hjl5R5
  • The Outlets at Orange are celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday 2/17 from 12pm-2pm. Lunar New Year themed photo booth, live performances, lucky envelopes, and more. http://bit.ly/2EyV0iQ

BONUS events:

  • The 119th annual Golden Dragon Parade is in downtown LA on Saturday, 2/17 at 1pm, and the OCTA is giving out FREE tickets to the first 100 people at the Irvine Metrolink Station at 8am.  http://bit.ly/2nZWl8j
  • Disneyland is celebrating the Lunar New Year through Sunday 2/18, with Mulan’s New Year Procession, specialty menu items, live performances, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2EvgcGD 

Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County – Feb 16-19, 2018

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend in Orange County (with 6 different events). Other things to do include attending one of 30 different performances at the Newport Beach Jazz Fest, you can take the kids to the San Juan Capistrano Kids’ Pet Parade, attend a beach cleanup, and more!

  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, from 10am-10pm, 2/16-2/18. Live music, Lion Dance, firecrackers, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GgSKcP
  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival, 2/16-2/18, at the OC Fairgrounds. Entertainment, cultural displays, games, fireworks & more! Admission and parking fees apply. http://ocevent.co/1o4rJ2I
  • The Little Saigon Tet Parade is Saturday 2/17 from 9am-12pm in Westminster. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2CnKxRH
  • The 18th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party is happening through 2/18. Event includes 30 Concerts, 2 Jazz brunches, and more. Tickets required.  http://ocevent.co/1KJkkQG
  • The San Juan Capistrano Kids’ Pet Parade is Saturday 2/17 at 12pm in Los Rios Park. Kids can show off their animals and participate in contests. Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2BxrB6f
  • South Coast Plaza is celebrating the the Year of the Dog all weekend with live entertainment, crafts, and exhibits. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o8B9vT
  • Attend a beach cleanup in Seal Beach Saturday 2/17 from 9am-12pm. Meet at the beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o8ZH8g
  • Fashion Island is celebrating the Lunar New Year on Saturday from 1-2pm in the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale’s Courtyard. Korean Fan Dancers, Chinese Dragon Dance, lucky red envelopes, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HiqCqY
  • Irvine Spectrum Center is celebrating the Lunar New Year on Sunday 2/18 from 1pm-3pm in the Giant Wheel Court. Lucky red envelopes, Korean Fan Dancers, Chinese Dragon Dance, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o8UmxK
  • Visit one of the many Farmers Markets in OC: http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
  • Celebrate Presidents Day at the Nixon Museum in Yorba Linda, Monday 2/19. First 1000 visitors get a slice of cherry pie. Admission is half price. http://bit.ly/2o2PHOF
  • Military and Veterans receive FREE admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano this weekend for Presidents Day. http://bit.ly/2F5LcKv

And coming up next week:

  • Cirque du Soleil LUIZA opens in Costa Mesa, at the OC Fairgrounds, Wednesday 2/21 and runs through 3/25. Tickets required. http://cirk.me/2C1BWIC
  • Attend a FREE screening of Escape From New York at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana on Wednesday 2/21 in honor of their 3rd birthday. http://bit.ly/2GiN8i9

10 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County

We’ve searched high and low all across Orange County to bring you the sweetest treats for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re madly in love or just madly in love with dessert, there’s something here for every sweet tooth.

From now through Valentine’s Day get valentines themed character macarons, like these jumbo Pusheen the cat macarons, at Bunjour Bakery in Laguna Hills.

 

If you’re valentine would rather a bouquet of ice cream flowers instead of real flowers then look no further than Cauldron Ice Cream in Santa Ana. Their handmade ice cream is served in a Puffle cone, and then shaped into a beautiful flower, ready to be devoured.

 

Here are some Valentine’s Day shots that the whole family can enjoy! The Dirty Cookie at Union Market is Tustin is making extra special cookie shots with a “conversation heart” theme.

 

Sweet, and salty, and spicy, oh my! Take your taste buds on an adventure with this “Hot as Hell” blend of vanilla ice cream and Hot Cheetos at Drill’d Ice Cream in Fountain Valley.

 

If you’re feeling a little risque, surprise your Valentine with these naughty cookies from Blackmarket Bakery in Costa Mesa.

 

Forget about those chalky conversation hearts and woo your valentine with these macaron versions of the classic candy, available at Honey and Butter in Irvine and Costa Mesa.

 

Valentine Churro Donut topped with ice cream?! Nothing says true love like sugar, sugar, and more sugar! You can find this sweet treat at Churned Creamery in Tustin, Cypress, Irvine, and Yorba Linda.

 

These cute heart shaped donuts are topped with white chocolate powder and organic raspberry powder, the perfect way to get sugar covered with your sweetie! You’ll find these at Good Town Doughnuts in Costa Mesa.

 

Two loops are better than one! The Loop Churros in Westminster have created the Love Loop Parfait for Valentine’s Day. This adorable dessert is totally customizable with your choice of ice cream flavors and toppings.

 

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone and if you’re not really feeling it this year…then you’re sure to enjoy this “Cupid is Stupid” cookie from Sweet Cheeks Sugar Cookies in OC.

 

BONUS – Super Silly Valentine’s Day Treat

If you want to surprise your valentine with something that definitely does not scream desperation, then how about these “Don’t Leave Me” donuts from Crafted Donuts in Fountain Valley.

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