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7 Fun Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

7 Fun Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

People enjoy opening day of the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif., on July 16, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Sophie Li

Sophie Li

7/13/2023

Updated: 7/13/2023

The Orange County Fair

The family-friendly annual summer event in Costa Mesa features an extensive range of exhibits, food vendors, entertainment, thrilling rides, and hands-on activities.
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. July 14 to Aug. 13. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight. Admission $15. For more information, visit ocfair.com
People enjoy the opening day of the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif., on July 16, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

People enjoy the opening day of the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif., on July 16, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Wiener Dog Races

Bring the family for a fun weekend at Old World Village as these swift “wiener dogs,” known for their short legs, race fervently towards the finish line. The dachshunds will dash along a 22-yard course, enticed by their owners waiting at the finish line with vibrant toys, tempting treats, and enthusiastic cheers.
7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission starts at $5. For more information, visit www.rcpalmer.com/wienerdog

Lions Community Fish Fry

As this volunteer-run event welcomes its 78th year, local residents will be able to enjoy the famous Lions Fish & Chips and other fun activities this weekend. Participants of the opportunity drawing have the chance to win prizes donated by local merchants. All contributions will support sight and hearing preservation and the community.
Ocean Ave. and Main St., Seal Beach. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. For more information, visit www.sealbeachlions.org
Staff serving fish and chips at the Lions Fish Fry and Carnival in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Courtesy of the Lions Club)

Staff serving fish and chips at the Lions Fish Fry and Carnival in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Courtesy of the Lions Club)

Jurassic World Live Tour

Get ready to immerse yourself in the spellbinding spectacle of dinosaurs as Jurassic World springs to life in an action-packed, live arena show. Dino-enthusiasts will be able to join some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex along the journey.
2695 E Katella Ave., Anaheim. Friday to Sunday, time varies. Tickets start at $22. For information, visit www.hondacenter.com/events/jurassic-world-live-tour-2023

Farmers Market at Farmakis Farms

Find quality produce, baked sweets and treats, small-batch foods, and a variety of hand-made crafts and goods at the certified farmers’ market. Children will also have opportunities to meet different farm animals on site.
29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Every Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. For information, visit www.farmakisfarms.com
Fresh produce is being sold at the farmer's market at Farmakis Farms in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Courtesy of Farmakis Farms)

Fresh produce is being sold at the farmer's market at Farmakis Farms in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Courtesy of Farmakis Farms)

Festival of Arts

The celebration continues in Laguna Beach as the city welcomes a two-month-long art festival featuring 140 artists including acrylic painting, ceramics, jewelry, wood crafts, and much more. Live music and special events will be available during weekends.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. July 5–Sept. 1, Monday–Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11: 30 p.m. General admission $10. For more information, visit www.foapom.com
Steve Tyrell performs onstage at the Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Aug. 25, 2018. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Festival of Arts)

Steve Tyrell performs onstage at the Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Aug. 25, 2018. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Festival of Arts)

Pageant of the Masters—‘Art Colony: In the Company of Artists’

This unique production recreates classic and contemporary works of art through theatrical illusion and real people posing as living pictures. Immerse yourself in the paintings as they come to life in an open-air amphitheater.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. July 7–Sept. 1 Monday–Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11: 30 p.m. Admission $35. For more information, visit www.foapom.com
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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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