Irvine NightsEnjoy a night full of lively music, tasty food, and fun activities as Irvine Nights return to the Orange County Great Park in Southern California. Over two dozen food vendors will offer a variety of food choices, and many local shops and crafters will also be featured at the event.
A child plays on the inflatable slides at Irvine Nights at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. (Courtesy of PSQ Productions)
Taste of PlacentiaThe festival offers an assortment of food and beverages from over 30 restaurants, and a live concert. Dozens of local businesses will also participate providing attendees opportunities of community engagement.
Corgi & Wiener Dog RacesFan of these short furry friends? Come witness these pint-sized, yet speedy, dogs dash to the finish line at Old World Village.
“Kilo” the corgi poses with his trophy at the 11th annual Corgi Beach Day in Huntington Beach, Calif., April 1, 2023. (Carol Cassis/The Epoch Times)
Plum FestivalThis enjoyable family-friendly gathering features lively German melodies, captivating traditional dancers, plum cakes, plum puff dough strudel, homemade plum jam and juice, plum Berliners—a type of German jam doughnut—and a variety of other exquisite plum treats for purchase.
The Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, Calif. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
World War II Photography of Stanley TroutmanUnlike many others on the battlefield, war correspondent Stanley Troutman was armed only with a camera. He captured the aftermath of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The exhibit showcases his photos, letters, artifacts, and memories of his time in Japan and the South Pacific.
Little Saigon Night MarketExperience the delights of Vietnamese cuisine and entertainment at the Asian Garden Mall. On hand will be a variety of traditional Vietnamese dishes including pho, porridge, shellfish, egg noodles, tofu, and ribs.
Fresh produce is being sold at the farmer's market at Farmakis Farms in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Courtesy of Farmakis Farms)
Farmers’ MarketsHow about doing your weekend grocery shopping at the outdoor farmers’ market? Find quality produce, baked sweets and treats, small-batch foods, and a variety of hand-made crafts and goods at these local markets.
- Aliso Viejo Farmers’ Market 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. For information visit www.myoccfm.com
- OC Great Park Farmers’ Market 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine. Parking Lot 2. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. For information visit www.myoccfm.com
- Farmers Market at Farmakis Farms 29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. For information, visit www.farmakisfarms.com