Lunar New Year Events in Orange County

Lunar New Year in Orange County

The Year of the Pig is upon us! With a strong and vibrant Asian population all throughout Orange County, there are many ways to celebrate! Here are some of the most popular Lunar New Year events happening this weekend in Orange County!

  • The largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration is held right here in Orange County! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival, 2/8-2/10, at the OC Fairgrounds. Entertainment, cultural displays, games, fireworks & more! Regular admission is $6, children 2 and under are free with paid adult, and parking is $9. Guests can also park at Sid Goldstein Freedom Park and take the free shuttle to the event. https://tetfestival.org/

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  • OC Parks is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a Tet Festival held in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley 2/8-2/10. The event will feature live music and entertainment, a traditional Lion Dance, firecrackers, and more. FREE to attend, free parking and free shuttles are available. http://www.ocparks.com/parks/mile/events

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  • The Little Saigon Tet Parade is the largest and most watched event of its kind in the U.S. This years even is on Saturday 2/9 from 9am-1pm in Westminster. The parade is free to attend, but a limited amount of seats located near the main stage are available for purchase. http://tetparade.org/

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  • The District at Tustin will celebrate their first ever Lunar New Year event with traditional and family-friendly festivities to ring in the Year of the Pig beginning at 3pm Sunday, 2/10. The first 500 guests will receive a lucky red envelope containing a crisp $1 bill and other highlights will include lively lion dance performances at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., along with fan dancers and plenty of kid-friendly activities. https://thedistricttl.com/events/district-celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-the-district

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  • South Coast Plaza is celebrating the the Year of the Pig with a variety of free weekend entertainment featuring traditional Asian cultural performances including Lion Dance, UniStar Children’s Variety Show, the Silk Road Band and more. Children’s activities and unique exhibits and exclusive items are also available throughout the weekend. http://www.southcoastplaza.com/lunar-new-year/

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  • The Outlets at San Clemente is celebrating Lunar New Year with a special lucky envelope giveaway. Visit Customer Service between now and Friday, 2/8 to pick up your free Lucky Red Envelope for the chance to win special offers and prizes from your favorite brands. https://www.outletsatsanclemente.com/lunar/

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BONUS:

  • The 119th annual Golden Dragon Parade is in downtown LA on Saturday, 2/8 at 1pm, and Orange County residents can get a FREE ride from OCTA! The first 100 people in line at the Irvine Metrolink Station at 8am will receive round trip train tickets to Downtown Los Angeles! Everyone else can buy tickets for just $10. There will also be refreshments and a lion dance prior to the train departing. https://www.metrolinktrains.com/lunarnewyear/

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  • The Source OC in Buena Park is celebrating Lunar New Year next weekend in the main plaza on Saturday 2/16 from 12pm-6pm. Live performances, lion dancing, facepainting and more special events throughout the day. Tickets are free, but guests are strongly encouraged to register on Eventbrite prior to attending. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-celebration-tickets-55437774877

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, Oct 19-21

There’s lots to do this weekend in OC, including some fun Halloween events. It’s Silverado Days in Buena Park, Great Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach, Old Town Tustin Art Walk, OC Japan Fair in Costa Mesa, Pumpkin Diving in Mission Viejo, Halloween Haunt at Doheny State Beach and more!

  • The Great Pacific Air Show starts Friday 10/19 and runs all weekend in Huntington Beach. Viewing is FREE but you can purchase VIP seating. http://bit.ly/2euHVaF
  • The 11th Annual Old Town Tustin Art Walk is Saturday 10/20 from 11am-5pm on Main Street and El Camino Real. Art, music, wine tasting, historic old town bus tours & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2z0wtgu
  • OC Japan Fair starts Friday 10/19 and runs all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Food, entertainment, shopping & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2fDe6pF
  • Silverado Days starts Friday 10/19 and runs all weekend at William Peak Park in Buena Park. Games, rides, food, contest & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1NhvUQz
  • The Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest Festival is Saturday 10/20 from 10am-12pm in Grand Park. Arts & crafts, games, food drive & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2S5AauS
  • Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt is Saturday 10/20 from 6:30-8:30pm in picnic sites A & B. Arts & crafts, fun zone & more. FREE to attend but the donation of a non-perishable food item is appreciated. http://bit.ly/2euQUsx
  • Santa Ana’s Historical Society’s Annual Historical Cemetery Tour is Saturday 10/20 at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Costumed actors play out scenes from Orange County’s history. Tours take place throughout the day. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2J3vsJP
  • Pumpkin Diving is Sunday 10/21 at the Sierra Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. The Sierra pool is transformed into a floating pumpkin patch. Dive in and pick your pumpkin! $5 in advance or $10 at the door. http://bit.ly/2xm7nIB
  • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) starts Friday 10/12 and runs select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC. http://ocevent.co/1NNxnkD
  • Here’s a list of 15 Orange County Farmers Markets you should check out this weekend: https://ocevents.co/farmersmarkets/

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Some Fun Things To Do This Weekend in OC

Here’s some things to do this weekend in OC:

  • The 10th Annual Haunt at Heritage Hill is Friday 10/12 and Saturday 10/13 from 6:30pm-10:30pm in Lake Forest. Scream zones, mazes, dancing & more. Ages 12 and up. Admission is $10. http://bit.ly/2wMalHx
  • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) starts Friday 10/12 and runs select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC. http://ocevent.co/1NNxnkD
  • Prehistoric OC is Saturday 10/13 at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park in Buena Park. Fossils, artifacts, demonstrations, storytelling, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2yyY3ll
  • The 54th Annual Heritage Festival and Parade is Saturday 10/13 in Placentia. Craft fair, live entertainment, food, car show & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wdeIrn
  • The 15th Annual Newport Beach Art in the Park is Saturday 10/13 from 10am-4pm at the Civic Center. Over 100 artists will be exhibiting their work. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2dNND7z
  • The 48th Annual Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival is all weekend at the Silverado Community Center. Live entertainment, food, contests, 1800’s period activities, petting zoo, Steampunk magic show and more. Admission is $6. http://ocevent.co/1LCTYzO
  • The Gem Faire is at the OC Fairgrounds all weekend 10/12-10/14. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. There is a fee for admission and parking. http://bit.ly/2br8EkT
  • The 43rd Annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch is Sunday 10/14 from 10am-3pm at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. FREE to attend.  http://bit.ly/2e8XaJI

Here’s a list of 15 Orange County Farmers Markets you should check out this weekend: https://ocevents.co/farmersmarkets/

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4th of July events in Orange County 2018

Here’s a list of 4th of July events in Orange County for 2018, listed by city:

Aliso Viejo:

  • July 4th Community Celebration & Fireworks is from 6-9:30pm at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE

Anaheim Hills:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 7am with a 5k/10k Firecracker Run followed by a Pancake Breakfast at 7:30am. Dog show at 9:30am and parade at 1pm. Live entertainment in the evening and Fireworks at 9pm. Multiple locations. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrpAEb

Anaheim:

Brea:

  • 39th annual 4th of July Country Fair starts at 7am with a pancake breakfast in City Hall Park. Fair runs from 10am-3pm. Live music, vendors, food, games & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rWYkgm

Buena Park:

  • Knott’s Berry Farm is having a 4th of July Fireworks show on 7/4. Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2sF9SCY

Costa Mesa:

  • 4th of July Spectacular: Music of Chicago is at 8pm at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Evening finishes off with fireworks. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2I7mZDm

Cypress:

  • The 31st Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Dana Point:

  • 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza display starts at 8:45pm over the water at Doheny State Beach. Tune your radio to KSBR 88.5 FM to hear the fireworks synchronized to music. FREE viewing & shuttle bus. Popular viewing locations: Heritage Park and Lantern Bay Park.  http://bit.ly/2tms7OF

Fullerton:

  • The 29th Annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show starts at 5pm at Fullerton High School Stadium. Activities, food & live music. Fireworks start at 9pm and last for 20 minutes. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JvA6Nv

Huntington Beach:

  • 4th of July activities start on 7/1 with a multi-day festival in Pier Plaza, featuring live music, food and vendors. The 4th of July Parade starts at 10am on 7/4, this year’s theme is “A Star Spangled Salute”. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1LTFaZq

Irvine:

  • 34th Annual Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival starts at 3pm at the Irvine High School Football Stadium. Live music, activities for the kids, food & more! Fireworks at 9pm. Admission required: http://ocevent.co/293RDwF

La Habra:

  • 4th of July Spectacular starts at 4pm at La Bonita Park. Fireworks, kids zone, games, food, live music, & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. Admission Required. http://ocevent.co/29gWm03

La Palma:

  • “Run for Fun” 10K, 5K and Yankee Doodle Dash start at 7:30am. There’s also a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10am and a kids fun zone. http://bit.ly/2r7FtQv

Laguna Beach:

  • 4th of July Fireworks start at 9pm and will originate from Monument Point in Heisler Park. FREE. http://bit.ly/2rGHVfz

Laguna Hills:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 4pm at the Community Center & Sports Complex. Carnival rides, food, music, crafts, face painting & more. Fireworks start at 9:10pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2MJOW7O

Laguna Niguel:

  • July 4th Summer Concert is from 6-8pm at Crown Valley Community Park, followed by a fireworks show at 9pm. Enjoy music from The Suffragettes (Hits from the 70s & today). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2tdf8j2

Lake Forest:

  • 4th of July Parade starts at 10am at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route Drive. FREE to attend. More info: http://ocevent.co/299w7cR

Los Alamitos:

  • The 31st Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Mission Viejo:

  • 4th of July Street Fair starts at 12pm on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda. Live music, games, food & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend & FREE shuttle. http://bit.ly/2sIuhH3

Newport Beach:

  • 8th Annual “4th of July is for Families” Festival kicks-off at 9am with a Bike Parade and runs until 11:30am in Channel Place Park. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2yzw882
  • 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration at Mariners Park kicks-off with a parade at 10:30am. Celebration runs until 1:30pm. http://bit.ly/2r0xUao
  • Old Glory Boat Parade starts at 1pm and cruises through Newport Harbor. This year’s theme is “America – Where Freedom Sails”. Events start at 7am with a pancake breakfast, followed by live music, and fireworks at 9pm. Parade viewing is FREE, other events have a fee. http://bit.ly/2MaaZn8
  • Newport Dunes “Independence Day on the Back Bay” starts at 2pm. Music, food & more. Admission required. Fireworks start at 9pm. http://bit.ly/2K1VPPT
  • Newport Beach Fireworks start at 9pm are viewable from Newport Dunes and Balboa Island.

Orange:

  • 3rd of July Celebration is TUESDAY 7/3 from from 4pm-9pm at Fred Kelly Stadium/El Modena High School. Family friendly activities & fireworks. Admission is $7. http://bit.ly/2sIsuBM

Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • 4th of July Star-Spangled Spectacular is at the Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club. Entertainment, game, fireworks starting at 9pm. http://bit.ly/2s1C44R

San Clemente:

San Juan Capistrano:

  • 4th of July Celebration and Carnival starts at 12pm at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park. Games, rides, live music starts at 6pm, followed by fireworks at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2K7YFGs

Santa Ana:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 4pm in Centennial Park. Live music, food, kids zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1KpjG85

Seal Beach:

  • The 31st Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Tustin:

  • 4th of July celebration starts at 6:30pm at the Tustin High School Stadium with live music. Snack bar with drinks & bbq items. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2tpNtuy

Yorba Linda:

  • Fourth of July Spectacular starts at 5pm at the Veterans Sports Park. Family activities, live entertainment, kids zone and fireworks. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2I5lG81

 

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