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March

Gray Whale Migration In Full Swing-$20 Newport Beach Whale Watching - Newport Beach

March is peak of the gray whale migration with whale watching cruises can spot up to half dozen or more gray whales on a single cruise. Newport Beach has whale watching cruises daily to view this amazing migration. Gray whale mother's and their calves will often be viewed during the month of March as they travel northward to their summer feeding grounds. Often these Mother and calve pairs are not very shy and will provide amazing viewings for extended periods on the surface including spy hopping and even breaching completely out of the water.

LOCATION:
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach Ca 92661

Festival of Whales - Dana Point
March 1-2 & 8-9, 2014

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!

Astronomy Night - Silverado
Saturday, March 1, 2014

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

El Presidente Ball - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, March 8, 2014
6:30 PM - 11:30 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.

Join in on the dining, dancing and gaming where all colorful characters are welcome!

LOCATION:
El Adobe Restaurant
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Irvine Park Railroad California History Education Program Family Day
March 8, 2014
10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Both children and adults can take a trip back in time with Irvine Park Railroad’s 2014 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. Reservations will accepted starting January 2, 2014.

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 997-3968

ParentingOC Summer Opportunities Jamboree - Irvine
Sunday, March 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Up to 75 exhibitors are expected, representing summer camps, family-friendly classes and health services, preschools, private schools and birthday parties – providing parents the opportunity to plan ahead and learn more about OC-wide activities and programs that their children can be a part of. Entertainment will include family fun attractions, gymnastic and fitness demos.

LOCATION:
Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School
Irvine

Annual Easter Seals Invitational Golf Tournament - Yorba Linda
Monday, March 10, 2014

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

Toshiba Golf Classic
March 10-16, 2014

For seven days in March, Newport Beach welcomes the legends of the golf world. One of the most successful tournaments in Champions Tour history, the Toshiba Classic has raised over $16 million in the past 16 years for its lead beneficiary Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as well as other Orange County charities. Be a part of the action this March- join us for the 2014 Toshiba Classic!

"Swing for the Green" E-Recycling - Bring old or used electronics to the main gate Friday- Sunday of tournament from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to trade in for two Good Any One Day tickets!

LOCATION:
Newport Beach Country Club

INFORMATION:
To order tickets and to inquire about corporate ticket packages, please call 949-660-1001

Saint Joseph's Day at the Mission
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Cost of General Admission to this Event is: $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (60+) and $6 for Children (Ages 4-11)

Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Ortega Hwy

INFORMATION:
949-234-1300

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande - San Juan Capistrano
March 19, 2014
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 for each contestant per contest 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 22, 2014

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 22, 2014
11 am to 4 pm

This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates our 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 our ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids.

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

Japanese Cultural Festival
March 29, 2014
11a.m. to 4 p.m.

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
Huntington Beach Central Park

Irvine Lake Mud Run
March 29, 2014

Celebrate spring break this year by running (or come cheer on the runners!) the approximate +5k course beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. The course is partially on the road and partially on trails and includes hills, water, professionally built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits. You asked for even more mud, you got it! You will get wet and you will get muddy. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing.

1st run begins 9:00 A.M.
Food Sales: 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Beer Garden: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Action Sports & Eco Fair Booths: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

LOCATION:
Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza
March 29 - April 19, 2014

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

Civil War Re-enactment - Anaheim
No 2014 event - please check back next year!

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

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April

Easter Events

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city

Gray Whale Mother's & Their Calves On Return Of Migration-$20 Whale Watching - Newport Beach

Many of the gray whales will be heading north as the Gray Whale Migration continues in April. Mother's and their calves are the most frequent sightings and are often found very close to shore. The sightings can be extremely good with gray whales found just outside the shoreline and even playing in the surf. Along with Gray Whales, finback whales, and humpback whales are also viewed from whale watching cruises from Newport Beach.

LOCATION:
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach Ca 92661

Walk MS - University of California, Irvine
Saturday, April 5, 2014
opens at 7:00am

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
513 Aldrich hall #5
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
(800) 486-6762

Slaters 50/50 Backyard Brewfest - Lake Forest
April 5, 2014
12pm-4pm

Featuring more than 40 brews from SoCal’s best and newest breweries as well as some special out of town guests. Plus, complimentary food featuring some of Slater’s 50/50 most popular menu items. Attendees will receive a free commemorative tasting glass! During the event, vote for your favorite beer to determine the champion of this year’s Backyard Brewfest!

LOCATION:
In the Big 5 Shopping Center off El Toro Road
24356 Swartz Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Speakeasy at The Muck
Fullerton
Thursday, April 10, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Fullerton’s famous blind pig, “The Golden Scarab Club”, formerly owned and operated by the late notorious mob-boss “Fingers” Velasco, opens its doors again under new management. Taste fine “coffee” with the usual gangsters and molls, flappers and bootleggers. Grab a partner and Charleston the night away with the live band, Brad Kay and Those Syncopating Songbirds. Try your luck at “games of chance”. The secret password to get in is “Orange Juice”, but keep it under your hat. Everybody will be here but the police, and they can grab a cup when they arrive! Wear your 1920s best!

LOCATION:
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
April 11-13, 2014

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. The 2014 Theme is 'Back to the Farm'

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

Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
April 12, 2014

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 a live snake, 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

Doheny Wood - Dana Point
April 12, 2014
8 am - 3 pm

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

Annual 'Gardenfest' - San Clemente
April 12, 2014

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.

UCI Annual Open House - Irvine
Saturday, April 12, 2014

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

INFORMATION:
(949) 824-5182

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show - Fullerton
April 12-13, 2014
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.

Ticket Price: $8.00 for all ages

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton

INFORMATION:
(714) 278.3407

Newport Beach Film Festival - Newport Beach
April 24 - May 1, 2014

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.

CONTACT:
949-253-2880

SCC Hawks Golf Tournament - Tustin
Friday, April 25, 2014

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 25-27, 2014

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

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
April 26-27, 2014

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 27, 2014
12 noon to 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

Silverado Children’s Center Annual Chili Cook-Off - Silverado
2014 information coming

Chili Cook-Off, Family Games & Prizes, Live Music, Vendor Expo, Food & Beverages. Parking is $3 per car

Proceeds from this event go to Silverado Children's Center.

LOCATION:
Irvine Lake
4621 Santiago Canyon Rd
Orange, CA, 92676

Rescue Roundup - Huntington Beach
2014 dates coming

Great event for the entire family to benefit A Leg Up Rescue, Waggin Trails dog transport, Which rescues companion animals schedule for death due to lack of space in California shelters. The transport takes them up to the Pacific Northwest & Canada to people ready and waiting to adopt. Because of the horses at this event, dogs can not be allowed.

LOCATION:
Huntington Central Equestrian Center Red Barn
18381 Goldenwest St.
(free parking off of Ellis west of Goldenwest)

INFORMATION:
Get your tickets at WagginTrails.org or call: 714-328-8661

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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!

Blue Whale Migration Begins, Gray Whales & More-Whale Watching $20 Special - Newport Beach

Blue whales begin there migration into Newport Beach coastal waters in May and sightings of the largest of all whales can be excellent with multiple blue whales viewed at the same time. Gray whales, finback whales, humpback whales, and minke whales are also present and makes this one of the best months for the largest variety of whales The number and varieties of whales that can be viewed from Newport Beach, has made Newport Beach one of the top ten worldwide whale watching destinations. Great weather along with the sheltered waters provided by Catalina Island create the perfect environment for amazing whale watching experiences.

LOCATION:
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach Ca 92661

Sunset & Picnic Hike - Celebrating 40 Years of Inside the Outdoors/Outdoor Science School! - Silverado
Saturday, May 3, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meet and learn what crepuscular creatures do as the sun goes down. Explore the trails at sunset while learning about the local lore of the Santa Ana Mountains. Bring a picnic dinner* and help us celebrate our anniversary with birthday cake and a campfire!

Cost: Free (This program is generously sponsored by a grant.) Advance registration required.

LOCATION:
Rancho Sonado
Silverado

INFORMATION:
(714) 708-3885

Soka University's Annual International Festival - Aliso Viejo
May 3, 2014
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy over 900 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! There will be lots of international food, children's Adventure Land with games and inflatable rides, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations and a chance to win a trip to China!

New this year -- FunWithChalk Street Painting Festival bringing dozens of street painting artists that you can watch as they create an amazing art walk above Adventure Land, plus the US Air Force Band of the Golden West will be there for the first time.

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

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
San Clemente
May 3, 2014
12-6 pm

The Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration showcases live entertainment featuring Mariachis, Aztec Dancers, Ballet Folkloric and live bands along with a colorful student art contest and exhibit, children’s activities, authentic food and drinks.

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

INFORMATION:
949-361-8264

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Moreno's Restaurant - Orange
May 3, 4 & 5 2014
Entertainment 6-9 PM

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

Annual Street Painting - Arts Alive Festival - Mission Viejo
May 4–5, 2013

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

OC MARATHON - Newport Beach
May 4, 2014

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

Rancho Days Fiesta
May 4, 2014
11 am - 3 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.

Event Fee: $4 for adults, $3 for children (ages 2 and under free) Parking Fee: Free

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

Taste of Anaheim
May 8, 2014

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

Annual UCLA Orange County Golf Classic - Dana Point
Thursday, May 8, & Friday, May 9, 2014

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

Mariachi Festival - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Rose Garden Tour - Laguna Hils/San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, May 10, 2014
10AM to 4PM

Tour beautiful and enchanting gardens located in Laguna Hills, San Juan Capistrano, Capistrano Beach and San Clemente. This is a truly rare opportunity to view these beautiful, published, private gardens up close. This also makes a wonderful pre-Mother's Day event! Come and share the beauty! Visit their website to sign up for the tour.

INFORMATION:
714-731-9242

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
Thursday May 15, 2014
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Over 100 exhibitors and restaurants will be out promoting their businesses and fine cuisine. Free to attend however $20 wristbands will get you endless samples of delicious food and drinks from our beer & wine suppliers. All the while being entertained by one of the southlands sought after R&B cover bands "Cold Duck".

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

Yorba Linda Lobsterfest - Yorba Linda
May 16, 2014

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

Greek Festival
May 16-18, 2014

Come experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece at the OC Greek Fest: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church’s Annual Greek Food Festival celebrating the food, music, and culture of Greece! Authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and expansive “Kidz Zone” with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more.

LOCATION:
St. John Greek Orthodox Church
405 N. Dale St.
Anaheim

INFORMATION:
(714) 827-0182

Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival - Fullerton
May 17 - 18, 2014

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.

Admission is $10.00 (Concours d’Elegance on Sunday) $5 (Hot Rods on Saturday) -Kids under 12 are free

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

INFORMATION:
714/738-6595

Tustin LobsterFest - Tustin
Saturday May 17, 2014
4:00 pm

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 17-18, 2014

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 18, 2014
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

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 23-26, 2014

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
May 25, 2014
Gates open at 3:30pm

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

Dana Point Harbor Boat Show - Dana Point
May 29 - June 1, 2014

Both New and Used Boats and Products are on display both in and out of the water at the boat show.

Free admission on May 30th! See website for details

LOCATION:
OC Sailing & Events Center & Public Docks
Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
End of May

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

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