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7 Fun Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

7 Fun Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

The Great Park in Irvine, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Sophie Li

Sophie Li

8/10/2023

Updated: 8/10/2023

Brea Fest

Known as the “tastiest” celebration in the city, the Brea Fest features delicious food and beverages donated by local restaurants. Guests can enjoy live music while tantalizing their taste buds, and also take in exhibitions in the Brea Gallery, demonstrations by artists, and much more.
Face painting, make-and-take crafts, and a bounce house are also available for children.
1 Civic Center Circle, Brea. Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $20. For more information.

68th Annual Fiesta Music Festival

This family-friendly event will promise you an entire day of fun with food and game booths, live performances on three stages, contests for all ages, arts and crafts shows, face painters, and much more.
100 & 200 Blocks of Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. For more information.
San Clemente, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2020. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

San Clemente, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2020. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Summer Dance Party at Great Park

This event is part of Irvine’s Summer in the City series, featuring fan favorites from the 80s with live music and a DJ. Food and drinks are available to purchase on-site.
Make sure to bring foldable chairs and blankets as seating is limited.
8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine. Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free. For more information.

Free Yoga on the Farm

Bring a mat or towel to enjoy yoga and a nice morning breeze at the Ecology Center. The session is open to all skill levels, and guests are required to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.
Water and proper sun protection are recommended as the event is held outdoors.
32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. RSVP online required. For more information.
A group of people practicing yoga in this file photo. (Rido/Shutterstock)

A group of people practicing yoga in this file photo. (Rido/Shutterstock)

Niguel Botanical Preserve

Checking out the preserve is a must if you are looking for a family-friendly outing with a gorgeous view. This 18-acre facility is located right above the amphitheater within the Crown Valley Community Park, featuring an abundance of plants from all over the world.
Learn as you traverse the 4-mile-long trail and read through informative boards.
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Free. For more information.

Volunteer with Freedom Youth Foundation

Have a day of fun with foster youth at the Orangewood Children and Family Center. Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities including coaching, mentoring, and playing games.
Volunteers need to be 18 or older, must register in advance and a background check is mandatory.
401 The City Dr. South, Orange. Saturday, 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information.
A volleyball in a file photo. (Sophie Li/The Epoch Times)

A volleyball in a file photo. (Sophie Li/The Epoch Times)

Beach Cleanup at Balboa Pier

Bring your family and friends to enjoy the ocean breeze while helping to maintain the shoreline at the Balboa Pier. The event is also a good opportunity for students to earn volunteer service hours.
Newport Beach. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. Sign up online for the exact location. For more information.
Los Angeles sanitation workers clean up trash left in Venice Beach, Calif., on June 8, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Los Angeles sanitation workers clean up trash left in Venice Beach, Calif., on June 8, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

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Sophie Li

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Sophie Li is a Southern California-based reporter covering local daily news, state policies, and breaking news for The Epoch Times. Besides writing, she is also passionate about reading, photography, and tennis.

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