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School Readiness Fair : Learn Succeed Grow - Irvine
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Did you know that 47% of Orange County children are NOT ready for Kindergarten, regardless of income? Which is why we want to connect families with resources, experts, and support. We also know that these last couple of years have left parents without support systems, like-minded cohorts, and community. The School Readiness Fair was designed to help all attendees “Learn Succeed Grow” – parents and children alike. So join us for this fun-filled event designed to connect and support families of all kinds!

Connect with experts regarding: Community & support, Healthy development & milestones, Literacy, creativity, math, & S.T.E.M, Speech & language, Dental, hearing, vision. Free to attend

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Festival of Whales - Dana Point
March 4-5, 2023

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!

Dana Point Harbor

Dana Wharf Whale Watching Cruises!

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

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival - Buena Park
March 10 - April 16, 2023

The Knott's Boysenberry Festival is our annual food and wine festival that celebrates the park's historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and drinks including a variety of wines and craft beers that you can only find at Knott's Berry Farm during this limited-time food-inspired event.

In addition to the numerous food and drink offerings, the Knott's Boysenberry Festival offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music, musical stage shows, and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. This year's event will introduce entirely new food offerings featuring a selection of more than two dozen food and drink items.

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park

El Presidente Ball - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday March 11, 2023
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.

El Adobe de Capistrano
31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano


Family Art Festival - Buena Park
March 11, 2023

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Family Art Fest provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy a day discovering the arts together. Hands-on art activities for all ages, live entertainment, and much more provides a delightful celebration of the rich cultural traditions that thrive in our own backyards!

Free event, but a special session of Palettes in the Park will be held at this event for $25

Smith-Murphy Park
5290 Cameron Drive
Buena Park, Ca


Arts & Crafts Show - Huntington
Sundays, March 12 & 26, 2023
10 am - 4 pm

Come out and shop over 50 unique, hand picked artisans and crafters as they showcase their latest designs, collections, products and one-of-a-kinds! Successful crafters, Justin & Ryan Clayton-Palmer @TheBottleArtCompany have created a new take on an old tradition.

FREE Admission & Parking. Presented by RC Palmer & Co.

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Weekend of Art - Los Alamitos
March 17-18, 2023

A 2 day visual and performing arts exhibition. Local artists to join us by submitting one to three works of art in the exhibition. Saturday will also include an arts & crafts vendor fair. We encourage all artists to participate in the exhibition as well as a vendor in the arts & crafts fair.

Los Alamitos Community Center
10911 Oak St
Los Alamitos, CA

Irish Fest @ Old World Village - Huntington Beach
March 17-19, 2023

Come down to the The Biergarten in Old World Huntington Beach for great food, drinks, and live music! During Irish Fest, Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish Stew will be served at the Biergarten!

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Art in the Park - Garden Grove
Saturday, March 18, 2023
11 am - 2 pm

The free event will feature the GGUSD’s First Impressions Student Art Gallery, showcasing the artistic talents of K-12th grade students. Other curated activities include do-it-yourself crafts; live art demonstrations; temporary art installations; and local food vendors.

Village Green
12732 Main Street
Garden Grove, CA

GEMfest - Newport Coast
Saturday, March 18, 2023

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 inspiring keynote speeches, learn about local businesses and non-profit organizations at our marketplace and attend their choice of hands-on workshops teaching skills for success such as public speaking, finding your drive, coding or self defense

GEMfest is for Middle school girls in grades 6 through 8 who want to meet like-minded peers, connect with high school students who just get it, and learn from inspiring and approachable female mentors to develop healthy habits for life.

Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA

Saint Joseph's Day at the Mission
March 19, 2023

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

Mission San Juan Capistran
Ortega Hwy


The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Bugs, Bees and Butterflies Day
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Free and open to the public

Join us for the second year of Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies Day and learn about the benefits of bugs in the garden!

Event will include arts and crafts activities for kids, Artist Marketplace with eco friendly home and garden vendors and Environmentally focused artwork

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

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande - San Juan Capistrano
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6-9 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.

Swallow's Inn
31786 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano


Swallows Day Parade & Mercado - San Juan Capistrano
March 25, 2023

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.

Dowtown San Juan Capistrano


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Easter Events

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city

Kidstock: Family Music and Arts Festival - Irvine
April 3-15, 2023

Get ready to rock, roll, sway, sing, and bop! Because we’re bringing back the Kidstock Music & Arts Festival! Enjoy live musical performances throughout the week and explore different musical stylings, instruments, and sounds!

COST: Included with Museum Admission

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Farmakis Farms Craft Market - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, April 8, 2023

Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!

Crafts, arts, handmade goods and one of a kind items! FREE to attend. Will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 364-1270

Veggiepalooza Plant Sale - Fullerton
April 14-15, 2023 (The 14th-members only)

Over 200 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, sweet, mild & hot peppers, and varietal veggies. Check out over 200 varieties of ornamental plants including California natives grown here at the Arboretum.

Friday, April 14th, 1–5 p.m., Fullerton Arboretum members* and Titan Card holders only.

Saturday, April 15th, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Open to the public.

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road

(714) 278.3407

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 14-16, 2023

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.

Central Park Bandstand
7111 Talbert
Huntington Beach

Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School
April 15, 2023

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.

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

Walk MS - Costa Mesa
Sunday, April 15, 2023

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.

Costa Mesa

(800) 486-6762

Caspers Adventure Day - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, April 15, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adventure Day returns to Caspers Wilderness Park this April! Join OC Parks for a day filled with exciting games, guided hikes and endless fun.

Activities will include:
Live music performances
Charro horse riding and roping demonstrations
Blacksmith demonstrations
Native American storytelling
Kids games Kids
Bike Rodeo for ages 12 and under*
Equestrian ride with the ranger**

*Must bring your own bike to participate.
**Must bring your own horse to participate.

This event is free with free parking. Food will be available on site for purchase.

Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA

(949) 923-2210

Annual 'Gardenfest' - San Clemente
April 15, 2023

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.

San Clemente Community Center
Avenida Del Mar at Calle Seville.

Imaginology - Costa Mesa
Saturday, April 15-16, 2023

Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook … or what causes a rainbow … or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology, where science, technology, engineering, art and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways

Each April, OC Fair & Event Center transforms into Imaginology, a free family event produced by OC Fair staff that focuses on S.T.E.A.M. education and hands-on learning

Admission is free. Parking is $12

Imaginology at the OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

Earth Day Events and Activities

Volunteer opportunities, hikes, festivals and more!

Earth Day is April 22 (and National Arbor Day is April 30!), but there are many celebrations and events throughout the month of April

Various locations and dates. Click above for listings

South County Pet Expo - Lake Forest
Saturday, April 22, 2023
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.

Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA

Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House - Irvine
Saturday, April 22, 2023

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.

UCI Campus

AAA Travel Expo - Costa Mesa
Saturday, April 22, 2023
10am – 4pm

Free and open to the public

Attend the AAA Travel Expo to be inspired and learn about a variety of worldwide vacations. Show features include:

-Limited-time special travel offers and benefits
-Informative seminars from AAA travel partners
-Exciting raffle prizes
-Food trucks on-site

AAA Administrative Office
3333 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Register here!

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2023

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.

Festival of Nations - La Palma
Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:30 am (parade start) - 6 pm

La Palma Festival of Nations will celebrate La Palma’s cultural heritage through dancing, performances, and exhibits. Kicking off the event will be a hometown parade marching down Walker Street at 10:30 then continuing with the festival until 6 pm

Following the Parade, the Festival will feature fun attractions for all ages, kids-zone, petting zoo, carnival games, international food trucks, and a beer and wine garden. Throughout the day musical performances and dances will be held at the Central Park Pavilion.

La Palma Central Park
7821 Walker Street
La Palma, CA

Quinceanera Expo - Anaheim
April 30, 2023
12-5 pm

Plan Your Entire Quince Under One Roof. Quinceanera Expo USA brings together top line vendors for Quinceaneras, Latino Brides, Sweet Sixteen, and Prom Queens to meet and learn more about new trends, ideas, products and services to plan your Special Celebration. The biggest Quince Fashion Show in Los Angeles

Are you a small business owner or you are in the Event Industry? Be part of our Quinceanera Expo USA! With a wide range of exhibit opportunities to choose from, show participation is within reach of any business. Let the power of our event send your sales soaring. For added attraction, you can enhance your expo visibility. If you would like to become a Quinceanera Expo USA Exhibitor or Official Sponsor, Contact Quinceanera Expo USA Events at (714) 900-9816

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
900 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim CA 92802


Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival - Dana Point
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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

Doheny State Beach
25300 Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Wild West Steamfest - Santa Ana
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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

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

Bolsa Chica's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
2023 date TBA

Celebrate Earth Day at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands!

The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival offers FREE family fun for everyone! Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, learn about pollution and wetland ecology, test the water quality, and much more! Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include a jump tent and guided tours of the reserve!

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

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

Rose Garden Tour
No Garden Tour in 2023

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


Annual Street Painting - Arts Alive Festival - Mission Viejo
2023 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.

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


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Mother's Day Events

Find fun things to do with mom on Mother's Day weekend throughout Orange County

Gift ideas, cruises, brunches, garden events and more!

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
May 5-7, 2023

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

La Habra Boulevard between Euclid and Cypress Streets


Rancho Days Fiesta
Saturday, May 6, 2023
11 am - 3 pm

Come explore the rich history of Orange County’s rancho era through hands-on activities, crafts, music, dance and more at the annual Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park!

Activities and performances include: Native American and Folklorico dancing, Early California ranching with hands-on activities and exhibitors, Music, piñata breaking and crafts for children, Charro horse riding and roping demonstrations plus Historic buildings will be open, courtesy of the Amigos de la Colina docents

Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest

Orange May Parade - Orange
Saturday, May 6, 2023
10 am

Historic parade brought back in 2019, the Orange May Parade is a hometown procession that brings the community together. The Orange May Parade truly is an all-encompassing community event, with local entities joining in the fun.

Historic Old Towne Orange
Orange, CA

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
San Clemente
May 6, 2023

The festivities include live entertainment, a Vendor Pavilion, and a Children’s Pavilion with inflatable games, face painting, Fun on the Run Mobile Recreation, and giant slides. The entire family will enjoy this event!

Max Berg Plaza Park
1100 Calle Puente
San Clemente, CA


Soka University's Annual International Festival - Aliso Viejo
Saturday, May 6, 2023

This free, day-long event marks the anniversary of our university’s dedication and is open to everyone! Enjoy eclectic programming of musical performances from contemporary artists, delicious food and drink selections, and a variety of exciting activities for the whole family, including balloon animals, bubble artists, inflatable slides, and a bounce house.

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

Soka University
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656


OC MARATHON - Newport Beach
May 6-7, 2023

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).

(949) 222-3327

Open Garden Day - Santa Ana
May 13, 2023
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, 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.

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


27 Annual Crawfish Festival - Fountain Valley
May 19-21, 2023
Fri. 5-11PM, Sat. 2-11PM, Sun. 1-8PM

Fresh live crawfish (MORE TENDER THAN LOBSTERS), flown in daily from Louisiana and prepared true, Louisiana-style with Cajun potatoes, corn on the cob, and tangy remoulade dipping sauce. Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. Come experience a New Orleans tradition!

New Orleans-style Live Music • Dance Floor
Food Court with New Orleans’s most iconic dishes
Second Line Parade a historical New Orleans tradition
French Quarter Bars • Café du Monde-style Fresh Beignets
Karaoke w/Live Band • Exclusive VIP Lounge
Free Souvenir E-Photo • Carnival Rides & Games
Magic and Illusion Shows • Kids Area
Live Sports Tent AND more!

Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Greek Festival - Anaheim
May 19-21, 2023
12-10 pm

Come and experience the sight, sounds and tastes of Greece. Along with authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, you will find traditional Greek dancing, an outdoor market place and a Kids Zone with carnival rides, games and other activities for the children.

St. John Greek Orthodox Church
405 North Dale Street

Jurassic Trails & Tales - Laguna Niguel
May 19-21, 2023

Welcome adventurers! Take a step back through time and experience a wild adventure at Crown Valley Park. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to visit the Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and T-Rex in their natural environment. Be sure to check out our prehistoric crafts and activities. Food will be available for purchase.

Wristbands will be available for purchase in person at Crown Valley Community Center during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm starting on Monday, April 17th. You may also purchase wristbands on during event hours.

Crown Valley Park
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA

StandUp for Kids Orange County Car Show 2023 - Lake Forest
May 20, 2023
3-6 pm

Join us for our 3rd Annual Car Show fundraiser benefitting homeless and at-risk youth in Orange County.

Come check out beautiful vintage, classic, and sports cars while enjoying food, drinks, and live music. This year's car show will be held at Auto Addiction OC, a classic car sanctuary.

Auto Addiction OC
26862 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest, Ca

Purchase tickets online

Anaheim Children's Festival - Anaheim
Saturday, May 20, 2023
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Anaheim Children’s Festival returns to bring arts to the young people of Anaheim and their families. This event is a unique opportunity to celebrate the arts and to engage children, parents and everyone in the arts. The MUZEO and City of Anaheim are the major presenters of this arts festival. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to “try art”. All art activities are FREE to the participants.

Children’s Festival invites entertainers from throughout Orange County to perform on our Children’s Festival Stage and share the joy of dance, song and more.

Pearson Park
Anaheim, CA

Tustin LobsterFest - Tustin
Saturday, May 20, 2023

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.

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

San Clemente Summer Kickoff Music Festival - San Clemente
May 20, 2023
11am - 3pm

The San Clemente Music Festival Summer Kickoff at the San Clemente Outlets will be a great way to get in the Summer mood with Lots of Great Live Bands, Dancing, Community Booths, Free Raffle Prizes and Great Shopping deals. This Free event is Family Friendly and will be great for youth and young adults and adults of all ages.

The booths will have many local organizations that will have many health and wellness awareness for a safe and healthy summer. Each booth will have raffle tickets to give away so you can enter to win a Great prize while attending.

Outlets at San Clemente
101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672

Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival - Fullerton
May 20-21, 2023

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.

Held at Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave.


Santa Ana Zoo's Party for the Planet/ Endangered Species Day - Santa Ana
May 21, 2023
11 am - 2 pm

Celebrate Earth Day and Endangered Species Day with special activities. | General Public - free with price of admission;

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.

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana, CA

Balboa Island ArtWalk - Balboa
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Over a mile of art and live music!

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. Admission is free

Balboa Island, CA

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
Thursday, May 25, 2023
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Brea's Annual Foodie Extravaganza is here! Enjoy a delicious mix of food, drinks, and fun in Brea Downtown.

Come and enjoy dancing to live music with family and friends. Spend this evening strolling the Brea Downton enjoying tasty samples from our local Brea restaurants and beer/wine providers while reveling in the beautiful domain that Brea has to offer.

Downtown Birch St. promenade

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 26-29, 2023

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

Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA


Scottish Fest - Costa Mesa
May 27-28, 2023

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.

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

Memorial Day Events

Monday, May 29, 2023

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


San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest - San Clemente
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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!

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

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

Silverado Community Center Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA


Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch - Huntington Beach
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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.

The Boeing Company
5301 Bolsa Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Doheny Blues Festival - Dana Point
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The Annual Blues Festival is the true kick-off to summer with a weekend filled with music.

The International Food Court at Doheny Blues will have a variety of authentic vendors sampling everything from BBQ Ribs to Cajun Sausage to Vegetarian Pitas. Our Vendor Village is strewn throughout the entire lawn at Sea Terrace Park and consists of 50+ different “storefronts”. Peruse everything from hand-crafted art to hats and merchandise.

Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

Fullerton Faux Festival - Fullerton
2023 Information coming

Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Johnny Cash. Fake Rock Stars for Real Kids!

Brought to you by the Fullerton Rotary Club in conjunction with Friends of Fullerton College Foundation. These music icons will take the Fullerton College Campus Theatre stage one night only.

All proceeds of the Fullerton Faux Festival benefit Fullerton-based charities. These phenomenal artists are also known as Kenny Metcalf (Elton John the Early Years), The Hollywood Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute Band), and Sean Oliu & the Coastline Cowboys (Tribute to Johnny Cash, Live From Folsom).

Ticket: $32.50 students w/ ID, $65 general seating, $100 VIP

Fullerton College Campus Theatre s
321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA

Orange County Food & Wine Festival - Tustin
2023 information coming

This event features food and wine from top Orange County restaurants and California wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and the Santa Barbara area. You will also find and interesting variety of gifts, products, travel and entertainment items in the silent and live auctions. Fundraisor benefitting young people locally and abroad

Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, CA

Mariachi Festival - San Juan Capistrano
There will be no Battle of the Mariachis in 2023

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano
El Camino Real/Ortega Hwy

San Juan Capistrano

(949) 234-1321

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