4th of July Events in Orange County 2019

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Anaheim Hills:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 7am with a 5k/10k Firecracker Run. 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:

  • Disneyland is having a special Fourth of July fireworks show on 7/4. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2shxSOZ 

Brea:

  • 40th 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: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles is at 8pm at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Evening finishes off with fireworks. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2I7mZDm
  • 3rd of July Independence Day Community Celebration is being held on 7/3 at the OC Fairgrounds from 5pm-11pm, with a pyrotechnics show at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2FCmeDS 

Cypress:

  • The 32nd 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 30th 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 7/3 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 “Sweet Land of Liberty”. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1LTFaZq

Irvine:

  • 35th 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/2LrG4W6 

Laguna Niguel:

  • July 4th Summer Concert is from 6-8pm at Crown Valley Community Park. Enjoy music from Undercover Live (Variety and Top 40). FREE to attend.  http://bit.ly/2XAgsgl 
  •  The 36th Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30am-10:30am at Crown Valley Park in Laguna Niguel. http://bit.ly/2ZTgQny  
  • 4th of July Fireworks take place at Laguna Niguel Regional Park at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2NmBJGl  

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 32nd 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:

  • 9th 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/2ZVXPAQ 
  • 47th Annual Independence Day Celebration at Mariners Park kicks-off with a parade at 10:30am. Celebration runs until 1:30pm. http://bit.ly/2ZVXPAQ 
  • Old Glory Boat Parade starts at 1pm and cruises through Newport Harbor. 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/2ZVXPAQ 
  • Newport Dunes “Independence Day on the Back Bay” starts at 9am. 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 WEDNESDAY 7/3 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

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San Juan Capistrano:

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

Santa Ana:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 5pm in Centennial Park. Live music, food, kids zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JfPAZP 

Seal Beach:

  • The 32nd 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 6pm 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/2FLQQD4

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/2Jh2jeD 

 

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Things To Do this Memorial Day Weekend in OC

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Here’s what’s happening for Memorial Day weekend in Orange County, plus we’ve included a list of 20 Memorial Day services that you can attend on Monday.

  • The Scottish Festival is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Highland games, Whiskey tasting, sheep herding, food, shopping & more! Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1PxThtt
  • The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is all weekend (starting Friday afternoon) at the Village Green in Garden Grove. Parade, food, games, music & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1FpmRJF
  • The Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival is all weekend (starting Friday night) at Madison Park (Edinger & Standard). Rides, games, food & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1TVn6Rk
  • The Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is all weekend at the Balboa Bay Resort. Events include Grand Tasting, brunch, & more. All events are ticketed. http://bit.ly/2HCjnfH
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at OC Animal Care in Orange. http://bit.ly/2YK51iY
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at the Irvine Animal Care Center. http://bit.ly/30Ln4Hc
  • The Patchwork Show arts & craft show is Sunday 5/26 from 11am-5pm in Downtown Santa Ana. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Fy7akI
  • The 21st Annual Memorial Day Half Marathon is Monday 5/27 in Laguna Hills. Half Marathon, 5k, 10k and Kid’s run. Registration is open online: http://bit.ly/2qUey9d

Memorial Day Services:

Anaheim:

Brea:

  • View 1100 full size American Flags, each having draped the casket of a deceased Veteran, flying along the  “Avenues of Flags”. 58th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27 at 11am at the Memory Garden in Brea. http://bit.ly/2Qq0cZd

Buena Park:

  • Memorial Day Service and Pancake Breakfast, Monday 5/27 at George Bellis Park. Breakfast is at 8am and the remembrance service is at 10am, followed by a picnic in the park. http://bit.ly/2K1JLkz

Corona del Mar:

  • Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27, from 11am-12:30pm at Pacific View Memorial Park.

Costa Mesa:

  • 65th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27, from 11am-12pm at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Special guest speaker, flyover & more. http://bit.ly/2YLHVIO

Dana Point:

Fountain Valley:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27, from 10am-1pm at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial. http://bit.ly/2YPSpXH

Fullerton:

  • 81st Annual Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/27 at 10am in Loma Vista Memorial Park. http://bit.ly/2qhjDJP

Huntington Beach:

Irvine:

La Palma:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/27 at 9:15am at the City’s Eternal Flame located in front of the Civic Center. http://bit.ly/2r1u6qd

Laguna Beach:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/27 at 11am at Heisler Park.
  • Patriotic Concert by the Laguna Beach Concert Band, Monday 5/27, at 12pm at Main Beach. http://bit.ly/2rVOWao

Lake Forest:

  • Memorial Day Observance Program, Monday 5/27, from 11am-12pm at El Toro Memorial Park. http://bit.ly/2s0rWGC

Mission Viejo:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/27, from 8:30am-10am at the Mission Viejo Civic Center. http://bit.ly/2r2naLj

San Clemente:

  • Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/27, from 2pm-3pm at the Marine Monument Semper Fi Park. Special guest speakers, bagpipers, floral ceremony & more. http://bit.ly/2HzGXcM

Santa Ana:

  • “One Small Step for Man” Memorial Day Service is Monday 5/27, from 10:30am-12pm at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Aerial Flyover, guest speaker, live music, white dove release & more. http://bit.ly/2X4PxWr
  • Memorial Day Program, Monday 5/27, from 10am-11:30am at Santa Ana Cemetery. http://bit.ly/2r1c0nY

Seal Beach:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27 at 11am at Eisenhower Park.

Yorba Linda:

  • FREE event admission to the Memorial Day Ceremony at Nixon Library, Monday 5/27 at 11am, followed by a concert at 12pm. http://bit.ly/2qldGYc

 

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14 Things To Do in OC this Weekend

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  • The OC Night Market returns to the OC Fairgrounds on Friday night 5/17 and runs all weekend. Food, entertainment, shopping, & more. Admission is $5 and there is a parking fee as well. http://ocevent.co/1H5rcnJ
  • Environmental Nature Center’s Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening is Sunday 5/19 in Newport Beach, 10am-3pm. This event is perfect for families with young kids. Crafts, native plant sale, face painting, live animals & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/1kxOPXN
  • The OC Greek Fest starts Friday 5/17 and runs all weekend in Anaheim. Food, live music, cooking demonstrations, dancing & more. Admission is $3. http://bit.ly/2W8m54t
  • The NCS Fest: America’s Biggest Comic Arts Festival is all weekend in Huntington Beach. Meet your favorite cartoonists, attend seminars, workshops, panels, and more! http://bit.ly/2w7DprY
  • Movie in the Park: Watch “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Saturday 5/18 at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at dusk. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HwSisY
  • The Silverado Summer concert series begins on Saturday 5/18 from 6-10pm at the Silverado Community Center Fairgrounds. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JsMft4
  • The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is all weekend in Fullerton. On Saturday see Hot Rods and Sunday is the Concours d’elegance. Admission is $5-10. http://bit.ly/2q0y7sL
  • Doheny Blues Festival is all weekend at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point. Performers include Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Johnny Lang, & more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2rvAZ2u
  • The 9th Annual Tustin LobsterFest is Saturday 5/18 from 4-8pm at Peppertree Park. Unlimited lobster, and live music. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1OEJb4G
  • SoCal Weiner Fest is Saturday 5/18 from 10am-3pm at Huntington Dog Beach. Dachshunds galore, dog adoptions, wiener dog races, vendors & more. http://bit.ly/2HnRec6
  • Anaheim Children’s Festival is Saturday 5/18 from 11am-4pm at Pearson Park. Arts & crafts, visual and performing arts classes, and more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JpWcr9
  • Balboa Art Walk is Sunday 5/19 from 9am-5pm on Balboa Island. Over a mile of art and live music. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1TLXuGj
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
  • Outside of OC but worth the drive…

    • It’s the final weekend of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh Ticket discount: http://bit.ly/2Vp8DFJ

     

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    14 Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County

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    Here’s a list of 14 things to do this weekend in Orange County, for families, and for adults ready to have some fun! There’s a taco and beer festival happening in Dana Point, Taste of Fountain Valley, a dessert festival in Anaheim, a plant and garden expo in Fullerton, Casper Adventure Day in San Juan Capistrano, and more!

    • The 16th Annual Taste of Fountain Valley is Saturday 4/6 from 5:30pm-9pm at Los Cab Sports Village. 30+ restaurants, wineries, breweries & more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2Ur3lfX
    • The Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival is all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Munch on some tacos while you listen to live music from bands including The Offspring, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2TSMA92  
    • The Aliso Viejo Spring Celebration is Saturday 4/6 from 9am-11:30am in Grand Park. Enjoy visits with Peter Rabbit, face painting, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KdmgHd
    • The OC Great Park’s first Family Game Day of the season is Saturday 4/6. There are lawn games, board games, and other activities to do with your family. FREE. http://bit.ly/2FRwck5
    • Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano is having an “Adventure Day” Saturday 4/6 from 10am-3pm. Storytelling, guided hikes, games, exhibits, and more. Free to attend. http://bit.ly/2uQJats
    • The “Green Scene” Plant and Garden Expo is all weekend at the Fullerton Arboretum. Workshops, garden talks, specialty plants and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2pIHs9G
    • Attend a beach cleanup in San Clemente on Saturday 4/6 from 9am-11am at Calafia State Beach. Beach cleanups are held on the first and second Saturday of the month. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2UqijCQ
    • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 4/6 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sYdu4d
    • Sweet Street Anaheim is Saturday 4/6 from 5pm-9pm on Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. The street will be lined with sweet for purchase, as well as shopping vendors, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2VpVkoH
    • OC Improv Fest runs through 4/6 at STAGEStheatre in Fullerton. Over 40 performances. Tickets available at the door. http://bit.ly/2pJff5q
    • Bowers Museum Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival is Sunday 4/7 from 11am-3:30pm. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, art, face painting, printmaking, and more. Admission required (free for residents of Santa Ana). http://bit.ly/2ORjPZv
    • Knott’s Boysenberry Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/28 in Buena Park. Enjoy over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks, and more. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2Gnqy8g
    • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/23. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
    • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC (some will not be happening on Easter so double check before you go)  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

    Outside of OC but worth the drive…

    • Renaissance Pleasure Faire starts this weekend in Irwindale and runs through 5/19. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh Ticket discount: http://bit.ly/2Vp8DFJ

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    Fun Things To Do in Orange County this Weekend, Mar 29-31

     

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    The weather is going to be perfect this weekend, so get outside and enjoy it by attending one of these events…

    • Crystal Cove Art in the Park Celebration is this weekend at Crystal Cove State Beach. Take part in a day filled with events that indulge watercolor painting, basket weaving, spring art show, live music, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JQFNgp
    • Pop culture convention WonderCon is at the Anaheim Convention Center 3/29-3/31. Comics, movies, tv, books, authors, collectibles, masquerade and more! Sunday tickets are still available. http://bit.ly/2ng84xM
    • Knott’s Boysenberry Festival kicks off this weekend and runs through 4/28 in Buena Park. Enjoy over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks, and more. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2Gnqy8g
    • The Hurley 2019 Spring Classic is Saturday 3/10 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Watch some fun competitive surfing starting at 8:40am and finishing up with an awards ceremony at 5pm. http://bit.ly/2I1vzHe
    • Glitterfest is Sunday 3/31 in Fullerton from 10am-3pm. This mixed-media arts & crafts festival features jewelry, folk art sculpture, paper whimsy, vintage decor, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2JU2hgq
    • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/23. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
    • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

     

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    Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County + St. Patrick’s Day, 3/16-17

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    If you’re looking for something to do this weekend check out the Cherry Blossom Festival in HB, VeggiePalooza in Fullerton, Spring Craft Boutique in Brea, a Vintage Market in Santa Ana, Car Show in Costa Mesa, and more! Have a great weekend!

    • 25 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in OC: http://bit.ly/2Fd347C
    • The 6th Annual Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival is all weekend at Central Park in HB. Music, art, dancing, food and more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HDHbNx
    • The Brea Spring Craft Boutique is Saturday from 9am-4pm at the Brea community center. Shop from over 250 vendors. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2CmREN3
    • VeggiePalooza is all weekend from 9am-4pm at Fullerton Arboretum. Plants and vegetables for sale, including over 300 varieties of tomatoes, peppers and varietal veggies. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1S8NybA
    • The Golden Years Vintage Market is Saturday 3/16 from 11am-5pm The on 2nd Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Ana. Vintage clothing, vinyl records & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sVxP8
    • The Classic Auto Show is all weekend at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. Over 2,000 Classic cars will be on display. Admission and parking required. http://bit.ly/2UDyQAh
    • Mission Viejo’s Irish Festival is Saturday 3/16 from 11am-3pm in Oso Viejo Park. Sheep herding demonstration, live music, crafts, games & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2W1wVWr
    • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

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    10 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in OC!

    Fat Tuesday is next week! Just because you’re not down in The Big Easy, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Mardi Gras fun. Orange County has some great options to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit. Below are 10 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange County.

     

    Get a fresh baked King Cake

    Porto’s Bakery in Buena Park is baking up traditional King Cake with cream cheese filling, only available through 3/5.

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    Party at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

    Fat Tuesday is back at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen! The fun celebration includes a crowning of the King and Queen for the day, as well as specialty menu items, mini king cakes and lots and lots of beads!

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    Enter a Crawfish Eating Contest

    Hot N Juicy OC is bringing back their crawfish eating contest! Show up before 6pm on Tuesday, March 5th to register, or just come by anytime that evening to enjoy the drink specials! For more information, check out the events page here.

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    Visit Bourbon Street

    Head down to Bourbon Street, Bar & Grill of course, in Downtown Fullerton for a Mardi Gras celebration with food, drinks and live music from DixieDelics and DJ Barbosa. The party begins at 4pm on March 5th.

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    Get some Mardi Gras inspired desserts

    French’s Bakery is a great place to grab an authentic King Cake for your at-home Mardi Gras celebration. They also have delicious Mardi Gras decorated tiered cakes and cupcakes too!

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    Take a trip to New Orleans Square

    What better place to get into the Mardi Gras spirit than New Orleans Square in Disneyland? Check out the larger-than-life decorations, grab a Mickey beignet and a mint julep and maybe even catch a performance from the Jambalaya Jazz Band!

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    Eat some NOLA-inspired food

    Grab some authentic, live Louisiana crawfish or one of the other great Cajun combo meals from The Fire Crab in Garden Grove. No need to wait until Fat Tuesday, they have great specials every day!

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    Take the kids to their very own Mardi Gras party

    Kids can celebrate Mardi Gras too at Pretend City in Irvine! On Tuesday, March 5th, Pretend City is hosting their own family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with fun themed activities, King Cake tasting and a Mardi Gras Parade!

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    Catch some beads

    Head to Campus Jax for Super Fat Tuesday, featuring $5 hurricanes, delicious cajun food and live music from 6pm to 10pm on Tuesday, March 5th.

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    Enjoy a Mardi Gras Happy Hour

    Celebrate Mardi Gras at On The Hook in Newport Beach on March 5th! Guest can enjoy Happy Hour all night long including $1 oysters, and great drink specials and try out their new Cajun Tacos!

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    Top 20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County

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    Looking for something out of the ordinary to treat your loved one to this Valentine’s Day? We searched from San Clemente to Cypress and everywhere in between to find the best and most creative Valentine’s Day treats we’ve ever seen. Here are 20 of the most delicious, decadent, adorable, and instagramable Valentine treats in OC!

    Oliboli Donuts – The Ispahan

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    Oliboli is a family-owned business run by Orange County natives who are creative thinkers and serious donut and coffee lovers. The Ispahan is made up of their made-to-order, 40-hour yeast donut topped with raspberry lychee glaze, a dollop of lychee pastry cream, fresh lychee and rose petal whipped cream, and sprinkled with crushed dried raspberries and rose petal sugar as well as an edible rose petal and whole raspberry garnish. Available through February 14th!

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    135 W First Street, Tustin

     

    Utopia Euro Caffe – Rose Pistachio Croissant

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    Utopia Euro Caffe is a brand new European-style Caffé in The District at Tustin Legacy! They serve up coffee, pastries and a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options too. Their rose pistachio croissant is totally Instagram worthy, and so is their decor! They also offer seasonal lattes as well! It’s the perfect place to take your partner or best galentine!

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    2489 Park Ave, Tustin

     

    Cafe Cultura – Heart Conchas

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    Cafe Cultura in Downtown Santa Ana is a modern Mexican kitchen that specializes in amazing coffees, juices and delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options. They’re also the originator of the Heart Conchas, which are available in their 4th street location through February 14th!

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    324 W 4th St #B, Santa Ana

     

    The Moo Gelato – Red Velvet Bubble Waffle Wrap

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    The Moo Gelato & Dessert Bar in Huntington Beach is full of sweet treats like amazing gelato flavors, handcrafted drinks, macarons, and their signature Unicorn Shake. They offer bubble waffle wraps, and their red velvet bubble waffle wrap is the perfect festive Valentine’s Day treat. Fill it with your favorite gelato flavors and toppings!

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    7170 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach

     

    Sweetcie Pies – Cherry Amaretto Mini Pies

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    Sweetcie Pies makes handmade pies for weddings and events, and you can also pick them up at Honeymee Irvine on the weekends! Their Cherry Amaretto mini pies are a delicious and adorable Valentine’s Day treat for yourself or your sweetheart!

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    17595 Harvard Ave E, Irvine

     

    Rollin Deep Ice Cream – Valentines Cone

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    Rollin Deep Ice Cream offers rolled and soft serve ice creams made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Their Valentine’s Day flavor consists of dark chocolate ice cream with Cocoa Puffs, chocolate teddy grahams and love sprinkles. So cute and festive!

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    891 Baker St, Ste B19, Costa Mesa

     

    Coffee Dose – Conversation Heart Cookies

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    Coffee Dose offers Organic and Vegan-friendly coffee and treats with a little attitude. Their Conversation Heart Cookies are the perfect treat to add a little humor to your Valentine’s Day! Available in store through February 14th, or until they run out!

    Coffee Dose
    116 East Eighteenth St, Costa Mesa

     

    Frozen Meets Rollin – Cup of Love

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    Frozen Meets Rollin specializes in creative rolled ice cream concoctions. Their “Cup of Love” celebrates Valentine’s Day with strawberry flavored rolled ice cream and lots of festive toppings like fresh strawberries, Valentine sprinkles and heart lollipops!

    Frozen Meets Rollin
    665 North Tustin St Suite G-H, Orange

     

    Happysweet Bakery – Heart Macarons

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    Happysweet Bakery offers catering and bakery services. They’re currently selling the most adorable Heart Macarons that are basically heart emojis you can eat! Grab a box for your favorite Valentines before they’re gone! They’re only available Friday through Sunday 11am to 11pm through Valentines day!

    Happysweet Bakery
    17408 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach

     

    Crepes Bonaparte – Sweetheart Crepe

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    Crepes Bonaparte’s February Crepe is the Sweetheart Crepe. A perfectly-crafted crepe filled with cheesecake chunks & fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream & raspberry sauce. Track down their truck or visit their restaurant in Downtown Fullerton to get your hands on this limited-time treat!

    Crepes Bonaparte (Restaurant)
    115 S Harbor Blvd, Suite A, Fullerton

     

    Hapa Cupcakes – Valentine Sugar Cookies

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    Hapa Cupcakes offers a variety of adorable and delicious Valentine’s Day treats, but these sugar cookies might be the cutest Valentine cookies we’ve ever seen! They are pre-order only, so be sure to call the shop before Friday, February 8th to get yours!

    Hapa Cupcakes
    105 W. Amerige Ave, Fullerton

     

    Blackmarket Bakery – Strawberry Rose Bark

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    Boxed chocolates for Valentine’s day? Boring! Blackmarket Bakery takes chocolate to the next level with their Strawberry Rose Bark. Almonds, dried strawberries and rose petals adorn this delicious chocolate bark. Available for a limited time only!

    Blackmarket Bakery
    2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa

     

    The Fuel Shack – Red Velvet Lattes

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    The Fuel Shack specializes in delicious handmade coffee drinks and also offers baked goods and prepared foods too. Best of all, their items are made with love all year long! To celebrate the month of love, they are serving up a gorgeous and tasty Red Velvet Latte that will warm you up, heart, body and soul.

    The Fuel Shack
    360 Camino De Estrella, San Clemente

     

    Doughnut District – Galaxy Heart Donuts

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    Doughnut District serves up delicious donuts and pastries as well as coffee, tea fruit smoothies and more. For Valentine’s Day they’re showing off their creativity and style with gorgeous Galaxy Heart Donuts. These beauties are available in store in limited quantities, but you can pre-order them as well to make sure you don’t miss out!

    Doughnut District
    28601 Marguerite Pkwy Suite A2, Mission Viejo

     

    Churned Creamery – Pink Churro Donut

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    Churned Creamery’s Pink Churro Donuts are back for a limited time! Top with your favorite ice cream and toppings or just eat it as is, sprinkled in pretty pink sugar. Only available until February 14th, and be sure to call before you head in as some locations may be very limited.

    Churned Creamery
    Irvine, Tustin, Yorba Linda and Cypress

     

    Baguette Me – Valentines Croissant

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    Baguette Me has a number of Valentine treats available alongside their traditional Vietnamese foods and pastries, but this Valentine’s Croissant is absolutely stunning! A dozen of these would definitely win over your loved one.

    Baguette Me
    401 E 17th St, Costa Mesa

     

    Regal Delights – Strawberries and Cider Box

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    Regal Delights offers gorgeous chocolate-dipped strawberries and amazing centerpieces made to order. Their Valentine cider sets come with a half-dozen freshly dipped and decorated strawberries and a mini bottle of apple cider. Available by pre-order only through their Instagram or Facebook page!

    Regal Delights
    Rancho Santa Margarita

     

    The Dirty Cookie Single AF Cookie Shot

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    You don’t need a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s day, and The Dirty Cookie is ready to help you celebrate yourself with this fun and funny Single AF Cookie Shot! Fill with your favorite milk of choice and bottoms up!

    The Dirty Cookie
    17881 Sky Park Cir, Irvine

     

    Hula Girls Shave Ice – Strawberry Dole Whip over Fanta Strawberry Slush

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    Hula Girls has come up with three amazing special treats featuring their strawberry dole whip and their NEW Fanta Strawberry Slush: Strawberries & Cream, Strawberry Lemonade (Vegan) and Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Stop by any day in February and give them all a try!

    Hula Girls Shave Ice
    16556 Bolsa Chica Rd, Huntington Beach

     

    Wasabi Sushi & Roll – Heart Sushi

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    Don’t have a sweet tooth? That’s okay! Wasabi Sushi & Roll is serving up Heart Sushi for Valentine’s Day!

    Wasabi Sushi & Roll
    1041 E Imperial Hwy, Placentia

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    Plenty of Fun Things To Do in Orange County this Weekend, Nov 2-4

    Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Orange County. Noche de Altares (Day of the Dead) is Saturday in Santa Ana, Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire is Saturday in Irvine, Pumpkin Launch is Saturday in Fullerton & more!

    • Noche de Altares is Saturday 11/3 from 1pm-10pm on 4th and Birch streets in Santa Ana. This community Dis de los Muertos celebration will include over 100 altars, live entertainment, face painting, shopping, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gNoJKn
    • The skating at the Irvine Spectrum opens Friday 11/2 and runs through 1/6. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2CXEEyo
    • Irvine Fine Arts Center Holiday Faire is Saturday 11/3 from 9am-4pm on Yale Ave. in Irvine. Shop for handmade gifts, enjoy festive music & more. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2AI8Pbe
    • Pumpkin Launch is Saturday 11/3 from 10am-2pm on the athletics fields of CSUF in Fullerton. Watch as pumpkins are launched at targets 200-300 feet away. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2QgtzMA
    • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend 11/3-11/4 at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the fall 2018 Dapper Day on Sunday. Join thousands of other Disney fans as they dress in vintage styles from the bygone era. The Expo is at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall admission is $10. Dapper Day requires Disneyland Park admission. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area. http://bit.ly/2eHjBB4
    • Big Adventure Fest is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds. Live music, live comedy, cosplay, gaming, vendors, and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2yLZBt5
    • BlizzCon Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming convention is all weekend 11/4-11/5 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Onsite tickets are sold out but you can still buy a virtual ticket to watch the event at home. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area. http://bit.ly/2PJxdlr

     

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    This is the Weekend for Halloween Events in Orange County

    Here are a ton of Halloween events happening this weekend in OC. Highlights include two ghost tours, the Anaheim Fall Festival and parade, Pageant of the Monsters, and more! Plus you’ll find other non-Halloween weekend events at the bottom of the post, which include Corgi beach day, a vintage market, and more.

    • Dana Point Halloween Spooktacular and Moonlight Movies is Friday 10/26 from 3-9pm at the Dana Point Community Center. Cookie decorating, costume parade, games & more. Movies start at 5:30pm and 7pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JiBNkO
    • Ghosts & Legends Tours are Friday 10/26 and Saturday 10/27 in San Juan Capistrano. Take a walking tour of California’s oldest residential street and learn it’s spooky history. Tickets are $10. http://bit.ly/2wakQ4u
    • Pageant of the Monsters is 10/26, 10/27, 10/29, and 10/31 in Laguna Beach. Tour through a haunted house, enjoy music, activities, and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2yC2PPV
    • Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is Saturday 10/27 in Downtown Anaheim. Festival starts at 11am, parade starts at 6pm. Games, costume contests, pumpkin patch, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2flcQce
    • Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo is Saturday 10/27 and Sunday 10/28, from 5:30-8pm. Trick-or-treating, entertainment, games, costume parade & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2xPrmCW
    • Fullerton Haunted Walking Tours run through 10/30. Tickets required, call ahead for reservations. http://bit.ly/2jOBxB0
    • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) runs select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC. http://ocevent.co/1NNxnkD
    • Halloween Time at Disneyland runs every night through Halloween. Enjoy costumed characters, Halloween themed thats & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2cxXWdU
    • Knott’s Scary Farm runs select nights through Halloween. Journey through mazes and scare zones. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2yT1h5J
    • Los Alamitos Trunk-or-Treat is Saturday 10/27 from 5-7:30pm at Little Cottonwood Park. Treasure hunts, trick-or-treating, games & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ytlDiO
    • The OC Halloween Zoo-tacular is Saturday 10/27 from 10am-4pm in Orange. Watch as zoo animal receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. First 100 kids in costume get a free gift. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2PpMura
    • Mission Viejo’s Hometown Halloween is Saturday 10/27 from 4-7pm at the Community Center. Activities include games, crafts, music, maze & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2PXvhCw
    • Los Alamitos Halloween Festival is Saturday 10/27 at 6pm at the Los Alamitos Race Course. Costume contest, games, & more. Admission is $3. http://bit.ly/2SjzLF1
    • Stanton Halloween Fun with Family & Friends event is Saturday 10/27 from 12pm-4pm at Stanton Central Park. Costume contests, crafts, music & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rMhR3c
    • The 2nd Annual Spooky San Clemente is Saturday 10/27 from 4pm-7pm at the Community Center. Games, corn maze, magic show, costume contest, and outdoor movie “Monsters Inc.”. Activity fee is $5. http://bit.ly/2RgKazV
    • The Dana Point Terrifying 10-Miler, Spooky 5K & 10K, and Super Hero Kids Run is Sunday 10/28 at Salt Creek Beach Park. Registration required. http://bit.ly/2D4sxk0
    • HB Halloween Fest is Tuesday 10/31 from 4-8pm on Main Street in Huntington Beach. Petting zoo, games, pony rides, entertainment & more. FREE to attend.

    Non-Halloween weekend events:

    • The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, the world’s largest junior surfing competition, kicks off Saturday 10/27 with a parade along Main Street at 10am. Free to attend. http://bit.ly/2z3ZSaj
    • Spring Corgi Beach Day is Saturday 10/27 from 10am-3pm at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch as corgi dogs participate in costume contests, talent contests & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2D4zpOe
    • The Golden Years Vintage Market is Saturday 10/27 from 11am-5pm on 2nd Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Ana. Vintage clothing, vinyl records & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sVxP8t
    • Patches and Pins Expo is Sunday 10/28 from 12pm-8pm on 4th Street in Santa Ana. Free pin to the first 200 guests. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2z426GH

     

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