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March

Spectacular Eventz presents: Ensenada 'Komedy Slamm' Cruise
Signing up Now - Cruise is Thursday, April 18-21, 2019

Cruise ship departs from Long Beach, CA on Thursday, April 18, 2019 and returns on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. Limited cabins available. Don't miss the boat! Featuring Comedian & host - Lamont Bonman (TBN Comedy Specials), Illusionist Justin Rivera (America's Got Talent), Comedian Nick Arnette (Laugh USA) and much more!

The luxurious 2,976-passenger ship, "Carnival Imagination," offers live shows, "waterworks" park, dancing, karaoke, miniature golf, serenity retreat area, live music and various shows, and food-food-food...not to mention 24/7 FREE room service with more food. A long list of excursions in Ensenada: La Bufadora blow hole, jeep adventure or scenic bus tour, shopping & much more (additional fee).

Rates starting at $249!

Organized by Spectacular Eventz, a leading organization in Southern California that organize dances, cruises and other fun events. It's necessary to book through us to attend the private shows.

INFORMATION
CALL 714-622-4977 TODAY TO BOOK YOUR CABIN WITH $25 DEPOSIT. Ask us about cruise insurance and rates on single, triples & quad cabins.

GEMfest - Newport Coast
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9 am - 2 pm

For Middle school girls in grades 6 through 8! Become part of the Girls Empowerment Movement to make changes in your life, your school, your community and the world. Come to learn the skills you need to be confident, speak up, feel great and make your dreams into realities. Free snacks, a delicious lunch and a gift bag full of awesome swag...

GEMfest is more than a conference -- it is a festive celebration where middle school girls can get information and inspiration to take on middle school, high school and the world! GEMfest attendees will hear two inspiring keynote speeches, learn from an informative panel and select from one of eight hands-on workshops teaching skills for success such as public speaking, finding your drive, coding and telling your story. Girls will also have an opportunity to take a celebratory photo with our GEMfest X The Confetti Project pop-up.

LOCATION:
Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA

Parenting OC's Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree - Santa Ana
March 2, 2019
10 am - 3 pm

Parenting OC returns to Discovery Cube for its annual Kids’ Summer Opportunities Jamboree event. This year, Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information.

The Aquarium of the Pacific will be in attendance with the acclaimed Aquarium on Wheels, and back by popular demand is the Bubble-Dash Games. Come on down for this fun-filled, free family event.

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

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival - Costa Mesa
March 2, 2019
11 am - 5 pm

Bring the entire family for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Pig! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family.

Admission is FREE, but tickets are required. Due to venue capacity, admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the course of the event. At the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to decorate your very own lantern, take in live music, try your hand at solving a riddle, take a Chinese folk dance lesson and more!

LOCATION:
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
714-
556-2787

Festival of Whales - Dana Point
March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, 2019

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!

German Style Carnival FASCHING - Huntington Beach
March 3, 2019
3-6 pm

Free Admission - Hosted by German Campus School

Families with children ages 4 -17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com. A family fun event with traditional Fasching’s delicatessens like the famous “Berliner”, Krapfen, and Currywurst.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Trivia Night @ Old World German Restaurant - Huntington Beach
March 4, 2019
7-9 pm

FREE Trivia Contest (win prizes along the way) Trivia Beer Pretzels and Laughter with the Village Idiot Held the 1st Monday of the month!!

If you love trivia, beer, pretzels and laughter come out to Old World German Bar for a relaxing fun filled night on our spectacular Jaegar Room and Patio! Come solo, or bring a group of friends. No matter what, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled evening in a relaxing environment. Dog friendly patio! Drink and food specials galore!

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

South County Pet Expo - Lake Forest
March 9, 2019
10 am - 2 pm

This exciting and informative event, presented by Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Orange County Board of Supervisors, OC The Pet Adoption Center OC, and Saddleback Church. This family and pet friendly event will also feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways.

Free admission, parking and shuttle service.

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

St. Patrick’s Day @ Old World German Restaurant - Huntington Beach
March 12 to 17, 2019
7-9 pm

Come on down and celebrate a meal with us. Old World also has full line of imported German beers on tap! Our food, ambiance and fresh authenticity make Old World’s German Restaurant an Orange County favorite among locals and tourists alike.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

El Presidente Ball - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday March 16, 2019
6 pm - 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 de Capistrano
31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School
Saturday, March 16, 2019
11 am - 4 pm

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

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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 World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

$5 admission fee for adults, $3 for kids. Admission Tickets sold at #38. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Cherry Blossom Festival
Sunday March 17, 2019
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, 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

Saint Joseph's Day at the Mission
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Live mariachi 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. General Admission $12

Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Ortega Hwy

INFORMATION:
949-234-1300

Aliso Viejo Christian School Prospective Parent Informational Tour/Luncheon
Thursday, March 20, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Aliso Viejo Christian School, a highly rated Orange County private school, that serves children in grades junior kindergarten to eighth grade, invites prospective families its 2018-19 annual Open House Admission events. Come and see our facility, meet our staff, check out our curriculum and amazing programs offered. We would love to share our school with you and answer any questions. We believe in Christian education with a focus on strong academics and enrichment programs to teach the whole child.

11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Learn Admissions Presentation (light lunch & refreshments to be served)

12:00 p.m.
Campus Tour

LOCATIONS & TIMES:
AVCS Campus - the Cove
1 Orion
Aliso Viejo, Ca 92656

INFORMATION/OPTIONAL RSVP:
Please confirm your space by calling 949-3890300, or e-mail Kim Winters at kwinters@avchristianschool.org with the number of people in attendance.

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande - San Juan Capistrano
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6 pm - 9 pm

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 (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered.

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

LOCATION:
Swallow's Inn
31786 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION
949-493-1976

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, March 23, 2019

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

Glitterfest - Fullerton
Sunday, March 31, 2019

This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much, much more!

LOCATION:
Spring Field Banquet & Conference Center
501 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832

Bockbierfest - Anaheim
Saturday, March (2019 date TBA)
Doors open 6:00 PM

The Phoenix Club's traditional German style celebration of the “new” beer with German imported Bock fresh from the tap and lots of local craft brewers offering their best brews. Event includes live music by the Express Band, folk dancing by Die Gemütlichen Schuhplattler and classic German food.

$10 Cover

LOCATION:
The Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Avenue
Anaheim, California

Arbor Day Celebration - Fullerton
2019 date TBA

If you and your green thumb are free, the City of Fullerton and Fullerton Beautiful Inc. would like to make a date with you. In observance of the national “Arbor Day” program, the City and Fullerton Beautiful, a nonprofit organization dedicated to beautifying the community, are sponsoring a tree-planting program at Hillcrest Park. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels and buckets, as well as gloves and sturdy shoes.

LOCATION:
Hillcrest Park (1200 N. Harbor) upper picnic area
Fullerton

INFORMATION:
714 738 - 5345

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April

Easter Events

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city

Trivia Night @ Old World German Restaurant - Huntington Beach
April 1, 2019
7-9 pm

FREE Trivia Contest (win prizes along the way) Trivia Beer Pretzels and Laughter with the Village Idiot Held the 1st Monday of the month!!

If you love trivia, beer, pretzels and laughter come out to Old World German Bar for a relaxing fun filled night on our spectacular Jaegar Room and Patio! Come solo, or bring a group of friends. No matter what, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled evening in a relaxing environment. Dog friendly patio! Drink and food specials galore!

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Walk MS - Irvine
Saturday, April 6, 2019

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:
Orange County Great Park
6990 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618

INFORMATION:
(800) 486-6762

Literary Orange - Newport Beach
April 6, 2019

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:
Newport Beach Marriott

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival - Dana Point
April 6-7, 2019
1-9 pm

A weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!

This Sabroso festival will feature up to four hours of unlimited craft beer tastings (for those 21+) featuring over 150 craft beers, including some of the best local favorites.

Craft tacos from local restaurants and trucks will be available for purchase all day. Cast your vote for best taco! Top Lucha Libre style wrestling stars from across the globe will take to the ring battling for the title of Sabroso Champion! This event is all ages, children 7 and under free with adult admission

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach
25300 Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Wild West Steamfest - Santa Ana
April 6-7, 2019

Wild West Steam Fest serves to celebrate two worlds merged - The Old West & Steampunk. This concert event which will include a beer garden and vendors, panels, Faro, Tea Dueling Blacksmith, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show - Fullerton
April 6-7, 2019
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

Bolsa Chica's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the Bolsa Chica Conservancy for some free family fun, as we celebrate our annual Earth Day Festival! The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Don' t miss out on the eco-friendly fun!

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

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest - San Clemente
April 13, 2019
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

Annual 'Gardenfest' - San Clemente
Saturday, April 13, 2019

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, San Clemente Art Association's Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.

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

Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House - Irvine
Saturday, April 20, 2019
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

Newport Beach Film Festival - Newport Beach
April 25 – May 2, 2019

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. This year's festival will be screening over 300 features and short films and welcoming over 500 filmmakers and 50,000 film fans to Orange County.

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

CONTACT:
949-253-2880

SCC Hawks Golf Tournament & Helicopter Golf Ball Drop - Tustin
Friday, April 26, 2019

Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf and camaraderie on a world-class course. Sponsored by the SCC Foundation, the 19th Annual SCC "Changing Students' Lives" Golf Tournament will raise money for the former foster youth (Guardian Scholars​) program at Santiago Canyon College. ​

LOCATION:
Tustin Ranch Golf Club

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION:
(714) 628-4790

Pet Expo - Costa Mesa
April 26-28, 2019

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 27-28, 2019

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.

Doheny Wood - Dana Point
April 27, 2019

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

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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 World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

$5 admission fee for adults, $3 for kids. Admission Tickets sold at #38. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Taste of Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach
April 28, 2019
Noon to 4pm

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

Annual Street Painting - Arts Alive Festival - Mission Viejo
April (2019 date TBA)

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

Sandcastles on Main - Huntington Beach
Saturday, April (2019 date TBA)

Huntington Beach Downtown closes the middle block of Main Street and invites teams to compete in different sandcastle building categories. See who ends up crafting the best sand fortresses!

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

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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!

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
May 3-5, 2019

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

OC MARATHON - Newport Beach
May 3-5, 2019

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

Soka University's Annual International Festival - Aliso Viejo
Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:30 am - 5 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, 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

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
San Clemente
May 4, 2019
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2019 will mark the 29th 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

Trivia Night @ Old World German Restaurant - Huntington Beach
May 6, 2019
7-9 pm

FREE Trivia Contest (win prizes along the way) Trivia Beer Pretzels and Laughter with the Village Idiot Held the 1st Monday of the month!!

If you love trivia, beer, pretzels and laughter come out to Old World German Bar for a relaxing fun filled night on our spectacular Jaegar Room and Patio! Come solo, or bring a group of friends. No matter what, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled evening in a relaxing environment. Dog friendly patio! Drink and food specials galore!

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Like Totally Music Festival - Huntington Beach
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11 am - 9 pm

Bringing music, style and memories to the beach! Event features national 1980’s bands. Tons of vendors for shopping. Lots of yummy food trucks and a full bar. Celebrity impersonators, an 80s themed costume contest and so much more!

2 stages & 16 bands on the sand at Huntington State Beach. First round of performers include ABC featuring Martin Fry, Look of Love, Poison Arrow, B-Movie, Nowhere Girl, Animotion, Obsession, Annabella "The Original" Bow Wow Wow, I Want Candy, The All Star Jam featuring: The Reflexx

LOCATION:
Huntington State Beach, On the sand at PCH and Magnolia St
21601 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Open Garden Day - Santa Ana
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10 am - 4 pm

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 18, 2019

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

Tustin LobsterFest - Tustin
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Gates open: 4:00pm

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

Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival - Fullerton
May 18-19, 2019

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

Doheny Blues Festival - Dana Point
May 18-19, 2019

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

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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 World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

$5 admission fee for adults, $3 for kids. Admission Tickets sold at #38. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

MORE 2019 DATES:
June 23, July 14, August 25, November 17, December 8

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo - Huntington Beach
May 19, 2019
9 am - 3 pm

For Model Kit & Hobby enthusiats, Old World Village will have some great Vendors lined up this year. The Line-Up includes: Multiple Model Kit Vendors (Cars, Ships, Planes, Helicopters, Tanks, and Armored Vehicles), 1/6 scale Figure and Armor Vendors, Toy Soldier Vendors, Miniature Gaming Vendors, Military Book and Decal Vendors, Documentary and Movie DVD Vendors, Die-cast Toy Vendors and so on. Not to be left out…we will also be having our traditional Model Make and Take for first-time Builders to educate and instruct our future Model builders of America.

Tickets are $6 at the door and children under 12 are FREE! Parking is FREE.

LOCATION:
Old World Huntington Beach
7561 Center Ave., #49
Huntington Beach, CA

Balboa Island ArtWalk - Balboa
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day.

LOCATION:
Balboa Island, CA

Santa Ana Zoo's Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day - Santa Ana
May 19, 2019
12 noon - 3pm

Open to the public, Party for the Planet is a fun-filled day that celebrates wildlife while promoting conservation and educating Zoo guests about the different ways they can explore and help protect the environment. The event is FREE for FOSAZ Members and included in the price of general admission. Santa Ana locals with proof of residency are welcome to join the Zoo's Party for the Planet free of charge.

Throughout the event, Zoo guests can create conservation-friendly crafts and play fun games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living and a variety of special guests including members of the Santa Ana City Water District, Fullerton Arboretum and other community organizations.

LOCATION:
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana, CA

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5-9 PM

The Brea Chamber's annual family-friendly festival regularly attracts over 2,500 visitors and showcases our vibrant business community and city as one of Southern California's premiere destinations for exceptional dining, quality entertainment, and diverse shopping options. Vistors will also enjoy dancing to live music featuring Cold Duck. A DJ will be present as well during the event while you indulge in tasty treats and beverages.

LOCATION:
Downtown Birch St. promenade

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 24-27, 2019

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

Scottish Fest - Costa Mesa
May 25-26, 2019

The event features hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength like the hammer throw, putting the stone and caber toss. Part of the United Scottish Society, the festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage.

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Memorial Day Events
Monday, May 27, 2019

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

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Moreno's Restaurant - Orange
2019 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
2019 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

Rose Garden Tour - San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano
(2019 date TBA)

The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain (RSSM) sponsors Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tours 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.

INFORMATION:
949-837-2141.

Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival - Silverado
May (date TBA)

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

The Silverado Modjeska Recreation & Park District (SMRPD) announces the 12th 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 Mexican folk heritage entertainment lineup, and local Country, Blues artists.

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

INFORMATION:
714-649-2820

Rancho Days Fiesta
Saturday, Date TBA
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 and first-person presentations. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over. Under 3 free

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

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash - Anaheim
Date TBA

This year's KSBR Birthday Bash is a special "night club style" event. In addition to another incomparable show, there are gourmet food choices, a full bar and luxury seating options available.

LOCATION:
City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 E. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4051

Anaheim Children's Festival - Anaheim
Saturday May (2019 date TBA)
11 am - 4 pm

Fun for the whole family with free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 20 booths will decorate the entrance area outside the Amphitheater in Pearson Park. Two stages will be located at the Festival – local groups that do a variety of entertainment will be featured. Musicians, puppets, bands, vocal groups, and dancers will perform.

Music and Art:
Hands on music will bring a "petting zoo" of musical instruments to the Festival. Art lessons and technique will come to the Festival as well.

LOCATION:
Pearson Park
Anaheim, CA

ACES Hot Rod Resurrection Car Show - Huntington Beach
May (2019 DATE TBA)
10 am - 3 pm

ACES Car Club to host Resurection 12 in Huntington Beach, Old World. This event is open to pre ‘65 traditional hot rods, customs & vintage/classic bikes only, and being held in Huntington Beach, Old World in Orange County.


LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
For additional information and to RSVP, visit www.acescarclub.com or call 949.547.7269

Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch - Huntington Beach
Saturday, May (2019 date TBA)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Located on campus at The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, this event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water. Rockets with the longest “hang time” will be awarded prizes!

Rocket Launch is a free community event available to science, rocket and engineer enthusiasts of all ages.

LOCATION:
The Boeing Company
5301 Bolsa Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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