Spring Citrus Fair Apr. 29-May 1
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.
La Habra Boulevard www.lahabrachamber.com
Orange May Parade May 7
Historic parade brought back in 2019, the Orange May Parade is a hometown procession that brings the community together. The Orange May Parade truly is an all-encompassing community event, with local entities joining in the fun.
10am / Historic Old Towne, Orange www.orangechamber.com
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 7
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.
2-6pm / Max Berg, San Clemente
949-361-8264 / www.san-clemente.org
Rose Garden Tour May 7
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.
10am-4pm / Various locations, South Orange County
949-837-2141 / www.rosesocietyofsaddlebackmountain.org
Open Garden Day May 7
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 treats. 10am-4pm / West Floral Park & Fisher Park, North Santa Ana 714-836-9777 / www.opengardenday.com
Mother’s Day Celebration at Pretend City May 7
Celebrate your mom with a special day at Pretend City! Treat her with our mommy and me activities, games, and art projects! Playing at our museum is the perfect way to spend this holiday and create some quality mommy and me bonding time!
10am-5pm / Pretend City, Irvine www.pretendcity.org
California Sneaker Convention May 7
Buy, sell or trade thousands of sneakers, art, collectibles and vintage pieces.
12-7pm / OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa Building www.theconventionscompany.com
SDCCU OC Marathon Running Festival Apr. 29-May 1
Join us as we celebrate Orange County with the 18th Annual OC Running Festival. Event weekend includes OC Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Kids Run the OC and the Celebrate OC 5K – not to mention activations from various sponsors, and the celebrate OC festival! OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa www.ocmarathon.com
Cinco De Mayo Apr. 30-May 1
The Anaheim 5 de Mayo Fiesta is our organization’s oldest continual celebration. We celebrate Cinco de Mayo every year at La Palma Park in the City of Anaheim. The day is filled with live music, dance performances, carnival rides, games, and lots of delicious food!
Saturday 8am-7pm; Sunday 9am-7pm / La Palma Park, Anaheim 714-581-6001 / www.fiestaunited.org
Orange County Food & Wine Festival May 1
This event features food and wine from top Orange County restaurants and California wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and the Santa Barbara area. You will also find and interesting variety of gifts, products, travel and entertainment items in the silent and live auctions. Fundraisor benefitting young people locally and abroad.
1-5pm / Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin www.ocfoodandwine.com
March for Babies May 7
March for Babies is March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser. At the “block party” you’ll visit unique neighborhoods where you can honor those born pre- mature or with birth defects, remember and pay tribute to those lost and band together with others who share your commitment to helping every family be healthy and strong.
7:30am-1pm / OC Fair and Event Center – Lot D, Costa Mesa 714-708-1500 / www.marchforbabies.org
Mother's Day Masterpieces May 7
Celebrate mom, grandma, or someone special for Mother’s Day by creating a masterpiece with step-by-step instruction by Pinot’s Palette. 9:30am-3:30pm / Oak Knoll Village Clubhouse, Ladera Ranch 949-388-8300 / www.laderalife.com
Mother’s Day Coastal Cruise May 8
Treat Mom to a relaxing a two-hour Coastal Cruise aboard the OCean Adventures Catamaran. This trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. MOMosas, Champagne, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, pastries, and muffins will be served. In additional, all whale watching cruises will serve Moms a complimentary glass of champagne. 10am / Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Dana Point Harbor | 949-469-5794 / www.danawharf.com
Gem Faire May 13-15
Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing while you shop.
Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
503-252-8300 / www.gemfaire.com
Greek Festival May 13-15
Come and experience the sight, sounds and tastes of Greece. Along with authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, you will find traditional Greek dancing, an outdoor market place and a Kids Zone with carnival rides, games and other activities for the children.
12-10pm / St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Anaheim
714-827-0181 / www.ocgreekfest.com
Jurassic Trails and Tales May 13-15
You do not want to miss this opportunity to visit the Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and T-Rex in their natural environment. Be sure to check out our prehistoric crafts, activities, and entertainment. Food will be available for purchase on site.
4-9pm / Crown Valley Park, Laguna Niguel
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Mariachi Festival May 14
The festival will include entertainment "Battle of the Mariachis" and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes. Mission San Juan Capistrano www.missionsjc.com
Stanton Senior Resource Fair May 18
Participants have the opportunity to speak with representatives from various organizations and take advantage of free blood pressure testing and health screenings.
9am-12pm / Stanton Community Services Center
714-379-9222 / www.stantonca.gov
SOS Wild & Crazy Taco Night May 19
This year’s event is a return to an in-person party. SOS is gathering a team of talented and generous chefs from across Orange County for what has become a distinct signature event consisting of unique tacos, craft beer, and inventive margaritas. Don’t miss your chance to attend this foodie favorite and support your local community!
5:30-7:30pm / OC Fair & Event Center – Plaza Pacifica
714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com
Crawfish Festival May 20-22
Fresh live crawfish (MORE TENDER THAN LOBSTERS), flown in daily from Louisiana and prepared true, Louisiana-style with Cajun potatoes, corn on the cob, and tangy remoulade dipping sauce. For over 26 years the Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. Come experience a New Orleans tradition!
Fri 5-11pm; Sat 2-11pm; Sun 1-9pm / Fountain Valley Sports Park 562-495-5959 / www.crawfishfestival.com
Sand Sports Super SWAP May 21
The Sand Sports Super Show is hosting a one-day opportunity for off-road enthusiasts to “swap” their sand toys and equipment. Sellers of new and used quads, dune buggies, motorcycles, tires, engine parts, helmets and anything for the off-road enthusiast are welcome!
8am-2pm / OC Fair & Event Center – Lot I www.sandsportssupershow.com
Costa Mesa Speedway: Jack Milne Cup May 21
Watch as the Top Pro riders in the U.S. go handle bar to handle bar as they scratch and claw for the title.
5:30pm / Action Sports Arena, OC Fair & Event Center
949-492-9933 / www.costamesaspeedway.net
Taste of Brea and Business Expo May 26
Come and enjoy dancing to live music with family and friends. Spend this evening strolling the Brea Downton enjoying tasty samples from our local Brea restaurants and beer/wine providers while reveling in the beautiful domain that Brea has to offer.
5-9pm / Downtown Birch Street Promenade, Brea
Strawberry Festival May 27-30
The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city's strawberry- growing history. Free admission!
Euclid Street and Main Street, Garden Grove
714-638-0981 / www.strawberryfestival.org
Scottish Fest May 28-29
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.
OC Fair and Event Center www.scottishfest.com
Tustin Memorial Day Remembrance May 30
The event is free and open to the public. The ceremony will include speeches, reading of Tustin KIA/MIA Service Members' names, installation of new Veterans Pavers in the Veterans Monument, and 21 Gun Salute. 9am / Veterans Sports Park
714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
Beach Club Opening Day Celebration May 14
Enjoy music, games and activities. 11am-4pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club |949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
Garden Class: Summer Salads May 14
Summer is right around the corner ... and summer salads are fresh, light and easily prepared highlighting seasonal produce! Come join us for a hands-on class offered by Chef Vina at Centennial Farm. Learn some tasty techniques and food preparation along with providing a generous tasting of the prepared salad, so come hungry! You’ll surely be ready for your next summer brunch or BBQ after this class.
10am-12pm or 1:30-3:30pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.ocfair.com
Farmakis Farms Craft Market May 14
Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market! Crafts, arts, handmade goods and one of a kind items! FREE to attend. Will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month.
10am-3pm / Farmakis Farms, San Juan Capistrano
949-364-1270 / www.farmakisfarms.com
Balboa Island ArtWalk May 15
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. 9am-5pm / South Bayfront Promenade, Balboa Island | www.balboaislandartwalk.info