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March

El Presidente Ball - San Juan Capistrano
Friday March 4, 2016
6-10 pm

Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how "the West was fun" at this western style dinner dance.

Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.

LOCATION:
El Adobe
31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Parenting OC's Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree - Santa Ana
Saturday, March 5, 2016
10 AM to 3 PM

Parenting OC has partnered with Orange County’s Discovery Cube Science Center to present the 10th Anniversary edition of the Kid’s Summer Opportunities Jamboree event, to take place on March 5, 2016, at the iconic Orange County family destination. This event will take place in the Showcase Theater and will feature exhibitors specializing in summer fun and learning opportunities for families, including overnight camps, day camps, sports leagues and clinics, outdoor adventures, horse and cattle ranches, surf and swim programs, science and technology camps and more.

On the day of the event, guests to the Jamboree will receive tickets for free child admission to the Discovery Cube (each ticket a $12.95 value). Admission to the Jamboree is free.

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube Science Center
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

Festival of Whales - Dana Point
March 5-6 & 12-13, 2016

The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event. In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor

Festival Info:
949-472-7888 or 1-888-440-4309

Dana Wharf Whale Watching Cruises!

Dana Wharf Whale Watching is offering special cruises during this event! Buy tickets online at www.danawharf.com or call (949) 496-5794 for more information!

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza
March 5 - 26, 2016

At Irvine Park Railroad's Easter Eggstravaganza, children and adults can ride the train through beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt. Each egg is filled with candy or a prize. Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10:00 AM and tickets may be purchased to participate in an egg hunt at a specific time. Please bring an Easter basket for each child that will be participating in the Easter egg hunt. Irvine Park Railroad also offers Easter baskets for sale.

Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt. Children can also meet and have their picture taken with the Easter bunny (visit web site for cost). Other activities include hay rides, Easter cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games and a lot more. Additional Irvine Regional Park activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals' paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Visit web site for costs and full details.

LOCATION:
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
714-997-3968

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande - San Juan Capistrano
Wednesday , March 9, 2016
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests are rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). So don your finest Old West outfit, belt buckle or facial hair! and enter one or more of the contests. There is a $5 entry fee per category for each contestant entered.

For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.

LOCATION:
Swallow's Inn
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION
949-493-1976

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am.

The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.

LOCATION:
Dowtown San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION
949-493-1976

Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School
Saturday, March 12, 2016

This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school's--and the community's--amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids.

LOCATION:
Wilkins Town Square
Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA

Saint Joseph's Day at the Mission
March 19, 2016

Live music, community presentations, Special Guest "Swallows Speakers", Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph's Day and Swallows Legend

Free for Mission Members.

Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Ortega Hwy

INFORMATION:
949-234-1300

Cherry Blossum Festival
Sunday, March 20, 2016
11 AM to 4 PM

A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, an Anime costume contest, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.

LOCATION:
Central Park Bandstand
7111 Talbert
Huntington Beach

2016 Inaugural South County Pet Expo - Lake Forest
Saturday, March 26, 2016
12 noon to 3 p.m.

This exciting and informative event, presented by Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Orange County Board of Supervisors, OC Animal Care, and the City of Lake Forest. Event highlights include viewing loving animals looking for their Forever Homes, rree giveaways and information from Pet Care Providers, information on the new OC Animal Shelter plus attendees can enjoy fun activities for pets and the whole family like face painting and demonstrations!

LOCATION:
The Commons green belt area at the Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA

Silverado Firefighter's Annual Easter Pancake Breakfast - Silverado
Sunday, March 27, 2016
7:00am-12:00 noon

Pancake Breakfast, Live Bluegrass Music, Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Prize Drawing

Come enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast while celebrating the Easter holiday with family and friends in scenic Silverado Canyon. Breakfast will be served by beloved OCFA Reserve Firefighters from 7:00am-12:00 noon, complete with orange juice, hot coffee, scrambled eggs, sausage and homemade salsa! Breakfast pricing is $6 for adults and $4 for kids.

Three age appropriate Children’s Easter Egg Hunts take place at 9:30 am. Every child will have a chance to hunt for as many eggs as they can hold in their basket! Bring your favorite Easter baskets to fill and don’t forget your cameras! There is also an opportunity prize drawing that will be benefiting the Fire Safe Council East Orange County Canyons. Lots of wonderful prizes and gift baskets so bring your wallets!

LOCATION:
Silverado Community Center
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676

Civil War Re-enactment - Anaheim
please check back for 2016 information

The Civil War is brought to life! Professional Civil War re-enactors come from all over southern California to participate in this annual event held at St. Catherine's Academy.

Meet President Abraham Lincoln, Tour Union and Confederate encampments, Watch battles with over 200 re-enactors, visit the sutler's marketplace and participate in the Trivia Challenge - a historical scavenger hunt!

LOCATION:
St Catherine's Academy
215 N. Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

Astronomy Night - Silverado
please check back for 2016 dates

Spend an evening under the stars in the canyons away from city lights. We will take an evening hike, peer at the night sky through telescopes and hear ancient legends about how the constellations were named. Recommended for children 8 and older.

Cost: $5 per person/ $25 per family
Advance registration required.

LOCATION:
Rancho Sonado
Silverado

INFORMATION:
(714) 708-3885

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April

Easter Events

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city

Literary Orange - Irvine
April 2, 2016

A celebration of authors, readers and libraries!

Orange County’s premier literary event featuring headlining authors and thought provoking keynote addresses. The day offers attendees and fans the opportunity to listen and engage with an exciting array of authors, have books signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Included are morning refreshments, a delicious lunch, and a yummy dessert.

LOCATION:
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612

Annual 'Gardenfest' - San Clemente
April 9, 2016
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Hosted by the San Clemente Garden Club. Admission is FREE! Families are welcome.

This years highlights include annual Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public 'funky container' and 'floral design' contests, Junior Gardeners butterfly exhibit and plant sale, Question & Answer table with gardening celebrities and San Clemente Artists demonstrating live.

LOCATION:
San Clemente Community Center
Avenida Del Mar at Calle Seville.

Annual Easter Seals Invitational Golf Tournament - Yorba Linda
Monday, April 11, 2016

The Easter Seals Invitational is an exciting day of golf, food and fun featuring a silent auction showcasing unique items, raffle prizes and an awards dinner. Contests include Longest Drive, Accurate Drive, Closest-to-the-Pin, Hole-in-One and more!

LOCATION:
Black Gold Golf Club
One Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda

Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House - Irvine
Saturday April 16, 2016
10:00 a.m

This spring event features an outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI's oldest tradition, is a student run festival in Aldrich Park - filled with live entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community. Many offices and services will be open or available with information for everyone especially prospective students. This includes academic program information and sessions; campus, housing and recreation facilities tours; Financial Aid and Admissions; and much more.

Events and Parking are FREE.

LOCATION:
UCI Campus
Irvine

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show - Fullerton
April 16 & 17, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00pm

Green Scene is the perfect place for any gardener looking for new ideas to improve their gardens or outdoor habitats. This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton

INFORMATION:
(714) 278.3407

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
April 17, 2016
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Upcoming dates:
May 15, June 19, July 10, Aug 21, Sept 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec 4

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Newport Beach Film Festival - Newport Beach
April 21-28, 2016

Set in beautiful Newport Beach, a few blocks away from spectacular coastline and less than an hour from Hollywood, the Festival annually host several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience.

LOCATION:
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana

CONTACT:
949-253-2880

SCC Hawks Golf Tournament - Tustin
Friday April 22, 2016
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Pesented by the Santiago Canyon College Foundation and Athletics Department. Golf package includes round of golf, on-cart lunch, green fees, golf cart, driving range, on-course beverages, goodie gift bag and famous Wrangler Grill dinner.

LOCATION:
Tustin Ranch Golf Club

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION:
(714) 628-4790

Pet Expo - Costa Mesa
April 22-24, 2016

A giant animal entertainment and education festival. It’s the largest pet and pet product expo in the world. Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care. Please do not bring your pets.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
800-999-7295

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest - San Clemente
April 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by Left Coast Brewing Co., is an exciting event which features Mico-Brews from all over Southern California - Enjoy Micro-Brew sampling, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings. This Tasting is one you won't want to miss!

LOCATION:
Held at Left Coast Brewing Co.
1245 Puerta Del Sol in San Clemente

Irvine Park Railroad California History Education Program Family Day
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Both children and adults can take a trip back in time with Irvine Park Railroad’s 2016 Fourth Grade California History Education Program on family day. This fun program – created by teachers, for teachers - is a hands-on learning experience and meets the State of California curriculum requirements for fourth grade history/social science (for field trip attendees during the week).

Each session will last for two hours. The cost for this program is $14.00 per person. Reservations must be made in advance by calling Irvine Park Railroad at (714) 997-3968.

LOCATION:
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
(714) 997-3968

Eco Garden Expo - San Juan Capistrano
April 23-24, 2016

Hosted and organized by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens, a non-profit organization, Eco Garden Expo is free to the public and will feature a huge plant sale and a vast array of unique environmental friendly products, resources and services from vendors throughout Southern CA.

The Expo will also feature water-saving demonstration gardens, habitat gardens, edible landscapes, electric cars, solar and free seminars from top landscape and environmental experts.

LOCATION:
Los Rios Park
San Juan Capistrano

Doheny Wood - Dana Point
April 23 -24, 2016

Show is free to woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display.

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach [south end of park]

INFORMATION:
714 968-9798

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
April 23-24, 2016

Once again the Floral Park Neighborhood, recipient of Neighborhoods USA's "Neighborhood of the Year", will be hosting its annual Home and Garden Tour. Whether experiencing a stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, searching for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, viewing the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoying a snack at the food and drink concessions, you will surely leave the Floral Park Home & Garden Tour with nostalgic memories of a day well spent.

Taste of Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach
Sunday, April 24, 2016
noon - 4 pm

A unique sampling of favorite local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! Proceeds benefit the children's wing of the Huntington Beach Library

LOCATION:
Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest
18100 Goldenwest
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-375-5023

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
April 29, 30 and May 1, 2016

The La Habra Chamber of Commerce will produce its Annual Spring Citrus Fair — full of period charm — showcasing the history of the La Habra Valley.

Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free Admission

LOCATION:
La Habra Boulevard between Euclid and Cypress Streets

Phone:
562-697-1704

Walk MS - Irvine
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2 mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society's mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. They are currently accepting registrations via, email, mail or over the telephone for this walk.

LOCATION:
University of California Irvine
513 Aldrich hall #5
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
(800) 486-6762

Annual Street Painting - Arts Alive Festival - Mission Viejo
April 30 - May 1, 2016

Artist from all over transform and capture amazing beauty of art using pastel chalk as the medium to blend onto asphalt as their canvases. With each artist's techniques and their enthusiasm for the love of art you can truly experience the metamorphosis around you.

LOCATION:
Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way at La Paz Rd
Mission Viejo.

INFORMATION:
949-470-8440

Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival is a fun way to get outside and learn about the environment with the whole family! This fun and educational festival is a treat for the whole family!

Visitors will have the opportunity to touch live snakes, count migrating birds, learn about pollution, test the water, and much more! Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include a jump tent, food sales, and guided tours of the reserve! Entry to event is free!

Sponsored by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the Amigos de Bolsa Chica.

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach
Public Parking Across the Street from the Interpretive Center

Phone:
714-846-1114

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May

Mother's Day Events

Find fun things to do with mom on Mother's Day throughout Orange Count.

Cruises, brunch and more!

Mindful Her Spring Detox - Trabuco Canyon
May 1, 2016
8am to 4pm

Mindful Her, a company that creates unique event experiences that educate, inspire and empower women to be mindful and healthy in mind, body and spirit, is hosting Spring Detox at Rancho Las Lomas on May 1, 2016. Spring Detox is designed to help women of all ages enter spring with a clear mind and cleaner body inside and out. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $95 Early Bird (before March 30) and $120 General Admission.

Participants at Mindful Her’s Spring Detox will walk away with information that will help them: detoxify their minds and relationships; declutter their body and home; and detach from people, habits and things that no longer serve them. Register today to join other like-minded women who want to be healthier in mind, body and spirit! Come with an open heart, open mind, a smile, yoga mat, and an environmentally safe water bottle for daily refills. A healthy breakfast, lunch, happy hour, snacks, and an awesome goodie bag will be provided to all attendees.

LOCATION:
Rancho Las Lomas
Trabuco Canyon

INFORMATION:
For more information and to purchase tickets visit mindfulher.com

Rancho Days Fiesta
May 1, 2016
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange County's Ranchos and Native American tribes!

Visitors will experience the past through music, dance, crafts, food and hands on activities for all ages.

LOCATION:
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest
949-923-2230

OC MARATHON - Newport Beach
May 1, 2016

Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Pledges to benefit eleven local children's charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK).

INFORMATION:
(949) 222-3327

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
San Clemente
May 1, 2016
12 - 4 pm

2016 marks the 26th year of celebrating Mexican culture in our Spanish Village by the Sea. The Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration showcases live entertainment featuring traditional Mariachi’s and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up authentic Mexican food fare and other activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game booths and a vendor area.

LOCATION:
Max Berg Plaza Park
1100 Calle Puente
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
949-361-8264

Annual UCLA Orange County Golf Classic - Dana Point
Friday, May 6, 2016

Make a difference in the life of an incoming UCLA student. Be a part of the Annual UCLA Orange County Golf Classic, A Fundraiser for Outstanding Students and the UCLA Fund.

This year, join Head Coaches Mora and Alford for exciting changes to the highly anticipated UCLA Golf Classic with its breathtaking, coastal location and exclusive Five-Star resort setting.

LOCATION:
Monarch Beach Golf Links

INFORMATION:
949-887-1065

Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival - Silverado
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Festival, Chili Cook-Off, LIVE MUSIC & Entertainment, Artists, Vendors, Family Activities, Petting Zoo, Food & Beverages

The Silverado Modjeska Recreation & Park District (SMRPD) announces the 11th Annual Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival. Taste the competition chili and vote for your favorite family recipe! Browse the arts & craft expo with local vendors, while enjoying the Cinco de Mayo entertainment lineup and Mexican folk heritage.

Enjoy family activities such as crafts and games, bounce house, face painting and farm animal petting zoo! Everyone has the opportunity to sing-a-long and dance to great local musicians on stage…all for just the price of a $5 taster’s kit! Proceeds benefit SMRPD recreation programs including those for children.

LOCATION:
Silverado Community Center Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA

Soka University's Annual International Festival - Aliso Viejo
May 7, 2016

Enjoy over 700 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 230 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! There will be lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions, ceramic sales, a children's play area with Bounce House, student projects --- and much more!

Admission is FREE for everyone! Parking is $10 cash on campus

LOCATION:
Soka University
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

INFORMATION:
949-480-4081

Rose Garden Tour - San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10AM to 4PM

The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain (RSSM) is sponsoring its 25th Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tour of four unique and innovative private gardens in south Orange County.

The self guided tour offers visitors magnificent floral and plant displays, garden architecture and ideas for environmentally sound garden practices. RSSM funds Horticulture and Plant Science-related scholarships for college and university students To date, RSSM has provided more than $50,000.00 in scholarships from prior tours. All tour organizers and participants are volunteers.

Tickets are $25.00 purchased in advance.

INFORMATION:
To order tickets, visit the RSSM website or call 949-837-2141.

Open Garden Day - Santa Ana
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. You are invited to stroll through our variety of gardens throughout the day. Tranquil spaces, unique planting ideas and inspiring yard designs are open for your viewing. This one day community event offers an array of activities: lovely gardens to tour, water-wise front yard sidewalk tour, garden expert talks & demonstrations, vintage cars to peruse, a street full of vendors selling unique garden treasures, and gourmet food trucks with plenty of tasty treats. This year marks our 10th Annual Open Garden Day and it is sure to be the best one yet.

$15 Presale Tickets/Person.
Presale tickets can be purchased online at www.opengardenday.com

LOCATION:
Neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
714-836-9777

Mariachi Festival - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, May 14, 2016
11 am - 4 pm

The festival will include entertainment "Battle of the Mariachis" and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
El Camino Real/Ortega Hwy

San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
(949) 234-1321

Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival - Fullerton
May 14-15, 2016

A One-of-a-kind Automotive Cultural Event. Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours d'Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday. Proceeds benefit youth arts education and outreach programs.

LOCATION:
Held at Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave.

INFORMATION:
714/738-6595

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
May 15, 2016
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Upcoming dates:
June 19, July 10, Aug 21, Sept 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec 4

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair - Irvine
May 21, 2016
9 am - 2 pm

Families throughout Southern California travel to Pretend City every year for the annual fair to receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors. The health fair is open to the general public at no cost and includes an opportunity for children to earn a free return visit to Pretend City Children’s Museum.

These free developmental checkups and health screenings include hearing, speech and language, behavior, body mass index (BMI), height and weight, blood pressure and dental.

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Tustin LobsterFest - Tustin
Saturday, May 21, 2016

An afternoon of FUN for the family - enjoy entertainment, games, music and prizes.

The Tustin Lobsterfest is an annual fundraiser event that provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin / Santa Ana Rotary Club. All net proceeds from this event help pay for local Rotary programs throughout Tustin and Santa Ana.

LOCATION:
Peppertree Park – Corner of First and C street
Tustin, CA

Doheny Blues Festival - Dana Point
May 21-22, 2016

The Annual Blues Festival is the true kick-off to summer with a weekend filled with music, lots of vendors and a International Food Court that features foods from around the world. Be sure you come down to Doheny State Beach and celebrate the beginning of summer with Orange County's Favorite and most anticipated annual summer festival!

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach
Dana Point

Ticket Sales & info: (949) 360-7800

Balboa Island ArtWalk - Balboa
Sunday, May 22, 2016
9am-5pm

The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island's summer season. This fine art show features artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day.

LOCATION:
Balboa Island, CA

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
Thursday, May 26, 2016
5-9 PM

Over 100 exhibitors and restaurants will be out promoting their businesses and fine cuisine.

Come early and come hungry. Lots of fun for the whole family. There will be plenty of room for you to dance up a storm and burn off the food you are going to eat. There will also be a mini car show as well and if the kids get bored you can always send them to the movies at the Edwards Theater while you make a date out this event.

LOCATION:
Downtown Birch St. promenade

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 27-30, 2016

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city's strawberry-growing history. Free admission!

LOCATION:
Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA

INFORMATION:
714-638-0981

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash - Mission Viejo
Sunday, May 29, 2016

With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special - it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. More than 25 Restaurants and Wineries will be at the festival.

LOCATION:
Oso Viejo Park / Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4714

Memorial Day Events
Monday, May 30, 2016

List of ceremonies throughout Orange County honoring those who served our country.

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Moreno's Restaurant - Orange
2016 information coming

Please join us at Moreno's Restaurant in Orange to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Entertainment includes Danzantes Del Sol, Aztec Sun Dancer, Mariachis & Folklorico

LOCATION:
Moreno’s Restaurant
4328 E Chapman
Orange, Ca 92869

INFORMATION:
Make your reservation - 714 639-2181

Taste of Anaheim
2016 information coming

Taste of Anaheim showcases all things Anaheim including restaurants, beer and wine, local art, music, and the business community. This year's Taste of Anaheim is expected to feature fifty of your favorite restaurants, three exciting bands, and more than 5,000 patrons

LOCATION:
Anaheim Gardenwalk
321 W Katella Ave
Anaheim

INFORMATION:
(714) 758-0222

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
2016 dates coming

Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and rides in Fairview Park.

Event includes, fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.

LOCATION:
Fairview Park
Placentia Ave. Near Estancia High School
Costa Mesa, Ca

Yorba Linda Lobsterfest - Yorba Linda
2016 dates coming

One of Yorba Linda's biggest events, the all-you-can-eat Lobsterfest is YL Sunrise Rotary's main fundraiser each year. Live & silent auction, live entertainment under the stars

LOCATION:
Yorba Linda Community Center
Casa Loma @ Imperial Highway

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