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Fun things to do in Orange County in the Spring Months

EVENT UPDATES
With Orange County now moving into the Orange tier, we're expecting some events to have format or scheduling changes. We're always in the process of updating our posted events, but would like to encourage you to click on links below to get current updates to any of the events you're interested in.

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March

Festival of Whales - Dana Point
March 6-7, 2021

For 2021 - The golden anniversary Festival will proceed as a hybrid mix of in-person (with social distancing, mandatory masks, and attendance limits) and virtual events. Whether COVID restrictions persist or ease, the whales don’t mind and will, as always, grace our coast with their awe-inspiring presence during their annual migration. And we are not about to miss the opportunity to celebrate this long-standing and iconic Dana Point tradition!

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!

Arts & Crafts Show - Huntington
March 7, 14 & 21, 2021

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.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School
March 13, 2021

11 am - 2 pm

2021 - Virtual this year! More information coming.

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

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

Saint Joseph's Day at the Mission
March 19, 2021

2021 - Virtual presentation! Mission San Juan Capistrano is bringing you St. Joseph’s Day and Return of the Swallow celebration digitally this year to enable you to celebrate the swallows returning to Capistrano from wherever you are.

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

Location:
Mission San Juan Capistranl (online for 2021)
Ortega Hwy

INFORMATION:
949-234-1300

Creating a Culture of Enthusiasm in a Remote Team Workshop - Online
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 am

Free Online Webinar

Today, with teams being forced to adjust to working remotely, many organizations are dealing with eroding employee morale and energy levels. This interactive 90-minute webinar will be focused on driving five interrelated areas for your remote team: self-confidence, people skills, communication, leadership, and worry and stress. In today’s remote work environment where risk, challenge, competition, and change go hand-in-hand, we call these fundamentals the Five Drivers of Success.

What You’ll Learn
In this webinar, you will examine tools to help develop skills for yourself and your remote team to be more flexible, enthusiastic, open, and approachable. Leveraging these tools will help reengage your team and gain their enthusiastic cooperation, enabling you and your organization to be more productive.

LOCATION:
Online - Dale Carnegie of Orange County

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Managing a Remote Sales Team Workshop - Online
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free Online Webinar

Remote sales teams are very similar to traditional face-to-face sales teams. After all, people are people. We may communicate today with different tools and greater speed, but Dale Carnegie’s advice on how to communicate, lead, and work efficiently remains priceless across the ages. This seminar will help equip sales managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead remote sales teams to new levels of effectiveness.

What You’ll Learn
Coach and Build Successful Virtual Sales Professionals Understand the Reasons for Non-performance with Virtual Sales Professionals Explore Tips for Creating an Engaged Virtual Sales Team

LOCATION:
Online - Dale Carnegie of Orange County

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Cherry Blossom Festival
2021 event has been cancelled

For 2021 - 'As we look toward 2022, with signs of optimism beginning to appear, we are hopeful that the OC Cherry Blossom Festival will return to Huntington Beach bigger, better and safer than ever before!'

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

St. Patrick’s Day @ Old World German Restaurant - Huntington Beach
March

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

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

Parenting OC's Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree - Santa Ana

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

Parenting OC returns to Discovery Cube for its annual Kids’ Summer Opportunities Jamboree event.

This year, Jamboree will have special guests, games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information.

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

El Presidente Ball - San Juan Capistrano
2021 information coming!

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

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 Irish Festival on the Green - Mission Viejo

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

There will be plenty to do for all ages: OC favorite Cillian’s Bridge will be on the stage, OC Herding, BFOC Irish Dance, inflatables for the kids, Euro Bungee, dart and axe throws, free crafts and games, face painting and so much more. Food, beer and drinks are available for purchase. There will be a judged Irish costume contest at 2pm sharp. Admission is free!!

LOCATION:
Village Green
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande - San Juan Capistrano

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

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

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Spring Family Arts Night 2020

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

Join us for our annual Spring Family Arts Night, as we open our art studios for your budding artist to get to see our space and meet some of our on-staff artists. Kids of all ages can come and enjoy as they get their hands dirty trying ceramics, drawing, and painting along with a multitude of other artistic crafts.

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

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado -

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

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

Bockbierfest - Anaheim

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

Every spring, the Phoenix Club and local beer lovers, gather to celebrate the arrival of Bockbier, a traditional Bavarian beer that is dark in color and relatively high in alcohol content. All are invited to join in at this lively event, where Bockbier flows and the Express Band entertains. Event includes live music by the Express Band, folk dancing and classic German food.

$10 Cover

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

South County Pet Expo - Lake Forest

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

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:
Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA

Family Music and Arts Festival - Irvine

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

This nine day event will be amped up with music, dancing, art and more at Kidstock Music & Arts Festival at Pretend City Children’s Museum. This family friendly festival will have your creative talents flowing and frolicking through our Traveling Exhibit and Museum. Dance to the beat of your own drum alongside the live performances featured 11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. daily. Also this year is the Avanti Aerial Artists who will show families that athleticism and creativity go hand in hand. In addition, the popular “Paint Yard” installation makes a comeback for this year’s festival giving families a chance to paint a car!

$13.95 general admission price. Cost is included with museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

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April

Easter Events

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city

Flying Miz Daisy Outdoor Vintage Market - Costa Mesa
Saturday, April 10, 2021
9 am - 3 pm

Shop Orange County’s premier Outdoor Vintage Market featuring more than 150 vendors offering vintage, antique, repurposed, European, farmhouse, industrial and hand-crafted artisan goods.

Free admission; parking is $10 (credit card only)

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center – Lot I
Costa Mesa, CA

Walk MS - Irvine
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Walk MS looks different this year – but why we walk remains the same. For 2021, walk with your family around your neighborhood, gather your team for a socially distanced stroll through the park or get together with friends. No matter how you celebrate, the Walk MS community will be with you every step of the way!

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

Dale Carnegie Workship: Managers Matter: Remote Employee Engagement- Online
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 am

Free Online Webinar

Managers Matter: Remote Employee Engagement is a one and half hour online workshop designed to provide you with the tools necessary to create a value-driven remote culture that will raise confidence levels and make employees feel inspired, enthusiastic, and empowered to achieve higher levels of performance. You’ll learn the critical actions that must consistently be demonstrated to drive engagement and see measurable results with your remote team.

What You’ll Learn
The workshop will be an interactive online session. You will learn a process for conducting an engagement interview, examine person-centered leadership strategies, and walk away with a proven formula for giving personalized recognition that inspires remote employees to higher levels of engagement. Explore elements that drive remote employee engagement and why the manager’s role is vital.

LOCATION:
Online - Dale Carnegie of Orange County

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

VeggiePalooza and Virtual California Native Plant Sale - Fullerton
March 20 - April 2, 2021

For 2021 - this will be a virtual ongoing fundraising event this year

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! See above to shop Veggiepalooza.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton

INFORMATION:
(714) 278.3407

Earth Day Events and Activities
April, May

Volunteer opportunities, hikes, festivals and more!

Earth Day 2021 is Thursday, April 22 (and National Arbor Day is Friday, April 30!), but there are many celebrations and events throughout the month of April

LOCATION:
Various locations and dates. Click above for listings

Turning Challenges into Opportunities Panel Discussion- Online
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 am

Free Online Discussion presented by Dale Carnegie

Join Orange County Executives on April 27th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a panel discussion on “Turning Challenges into Opportunities.”

The Executive Panel Discussion consists of senior-level executives and leaders from organizations representing a range of sectors in the Orange County area. The panelists will share their experiences and observations on the change they faced over the past year and how they lead through those changes to create stronger organizations. The discussion will include both prepared comments from the panelists and opportunities for questions from the audience.

LOCATION:
Online - Dale Carnegie of Orange County

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Caspers Adventure Day - San Juan Capistrano

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

Spend a fun-filled day with family and friends under the sycamore trees while learning about Caspers Wilderness Park’s natural and cultural history at Adventure Day! The event will feature fun activities for the whole family including exhibits, storytelling, puppet shows, music, food, nature walks, talks and raffles. Come learn about the natural world that we are a part of.

Event and Parking are FREE. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks.

LOCATION:
Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 923-2210

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival - Dana Point

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

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

2021 - please check back to see updates for this year's event

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

Annual 'Gardenfest' - San Clemente

- no 2021 event scheduled so far

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

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

Pet Expo - Costa Mesa

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

Bolsa Chica's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

ACES Hot Rod Resurrection Car Show - Huntington Beach

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

ACES Car Club is once again hosting their annual Aces Hot Rod Resurrection. This event is open to pre ‘65 traditional hot rods, customs & vintage/classic bikes only, and being held at Old World, Huntington Beach, CA. Old World offers a very unique traditional German village backdrop for our unique collection of traditional hot rods and customs, combined with food, drink and live music.

$20 per ride
Spectator’s admission and parking is FREE

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

Doheny Wood - Dana Point

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach [south end of park]

INFORMATION:
714 968-9798

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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
2021 cancelled, will return on Sunday, April 24, 2022

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

Legal Networking Forum - Orange

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

South Coast College is hosting a 2-hour networking mixer to bring legal education, local resources and legal connections to our students and the community. This event is called Legal Networking Forum. This would especially be great for members of your community who may want to go into law or become a Paralegal.

There will be vendors in the legal field or services pertaining to law. This is a free event. Some of our vendors will include Law firms, Private investigators, Legal service companies, Deposition companies, Legal associations, Mediation and Arbitration companies and much more! All of our vendors will be sending email blasts to their communities to invite them to attend. Our Paralegal students will be here to meet the vendors and network with other attendees. And, our Attorneys who instruct the Paralegal Program will be here to answer any questions attendees may have about South Coast College. This is a great way for our legal community to connect.

LOCATION:
South Coast College
2011 W. Chapman Avenue
Orange, California

Annual Street Painting - Arts Alive Festival - Mission Viejo

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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!

Glitterfest - Fullerton
May 2, 2021

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

Emotional Intelligence: Communicate and Relate to Different Personality Styles- Online
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 am

Free Online Webinar

Behavioral psychologists have researched the theory that people’s behavior can be roughly classified into four groups. By recognizing your dominant style and developing the ability to identify traits in others, you can use Emotional Intelligence to change your behavior to interact with a wide variety of personalities and tendencies.

What You’ll Learn
- Identify their own personality style and how they react under pressure
- Modify their behaviors to better connect with people of different styles
- Influence the attitudes and behaviors of others

LOCATION:
Online - Dale Carnegie of Orange County

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

May Bockfest - Anaheim
Sunday, May 16, 2021
12-5 pm

The German League, The German American School Association, and the Phoenix Club are sponsoring the event. with The Stubebuben, Great German Food and Beer, Crafts and Activities for the Kids, test your skills at our Shooting Gallery, and enjoy traditional German entertainment for May

Adults $8.00 – Children 16 and under free.

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

Scottish Fest - Costa Mesa
Memorial Day Weekend

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

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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
2021 - Full marathon will return in 2022. There will be a modified event to replace this one in November, 2021

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

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest - San Clemente
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

Soka University's Annual International Festival - Aliso Viejo
2021 event has been cancelled

Enjoy over 700 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
2021 - nothing scheduled yet for this year

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

Rancho Days Fiesta
2021 - nothing scheduled yet for this year

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

Like Totally Music Festival - Huntington Beach
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch - Huntington Beach
2021 - nothing scheduled yet for this year

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

Rose Garden Tour - Laguna Niguel & Portola Hills
2021 Garden Tour has been cancelled

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

INFORMATION:
949-837-2141.

Open Garden Day - Santa Ana
2021 - rescheduled for June, 2021

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.

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

INFORMATION:
714-836-9777

Mariachi Festival - San Juan Capistrano
The Battle of the Mariachis Festival 2021 has been cancelled

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

Anaheim Children's Festival - Anaheim
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

Fun for the whole family with free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to “try art”.

Children’s Festival invites entertainers from throughout Orange County to perform on one of two stages and share the joy of dance, song and more. Cultural dance is shared, kaoroke will be introduced this year, cheerleading and more. Food is available at a nominal cost, art activities are FREE to the participants and include: arts, crafts, dancing lessons, art lessons, plus performing opportunities.

LOCATION:
Pearson Park
Anaheim, CA

Tustin LobsterFest - Tustin
2021 - cancelled this year. Will be back Saturday, May 21, 2022

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
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo - Huntington Beach
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event. Will possibly be resdheduled to Sunday, September 26, 2021

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
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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.

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

Doheny Blues Festival - Dana Point
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
2021 - this year's event is cancelled. Will return May 27-30, 2022

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

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

Memorial Day Events
Monday, May 31, 2021

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

 

Dachshund Races / Round-up Rescur - Huntington
2021 information coming!

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village.

Bring your doxies and your whole family for a really fun day! Some of our adoptable doxies will be there for “show and tell”. We will be selling tickets for our amazing raffle as well. Bring your appetite. Bratwurst, German food, and drinks will be available from the BBQ Kitchen in the event area.

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

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

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Moreno's Restaurant - Orange
2021 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
2021 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

Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival - Silverado
2021 - please check back to see status of this year's event

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

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