Newport Beach Film Festival • Apr. 25 - May 2 • www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
The Festival annually hosts several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience. This years festival will be screening over 300 features and short films and welcoming over 500 filmmakers and 50,000 fans to Orange County.
Spring Citrus Fair • May 3 - 5 • www.citrusfair.com
Showcasing the history of the La Habra Valley. Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots.
OC Marathon • May 3 - 5 • www.ocmarathon.com
Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Pledges to benefit eleven local childrens charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK).
Soka Universitys International Festival • May 4 @10:30 am - 5:00 pm • www.soka.edu
Enjoy over 700 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! There will be lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions, ceramic sales, a childrens play area with Bounce House, student projects and much more!
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta • May 4 @2:00 - 6:00 pm • www.san-clemente.org
Traditional Mariachis and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up Mexican food fare and activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game booths and a vendor area.
Rancho Days Fiesta • May 4 @11:00 am - 3:00 pm • www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage
Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange Countys Ranchos and Native American tribes! Visitors will experience the past through music, dance, crafts, food and first-person presentations. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over. Under 3 free.
Like Totally Music Festival • May 11 @11:00am - 9:00 pm • www.liketotallyfestival.com
Bringing music, style and memories to the beach! Event features national 1980s bands. Tons of vendors for shopping. Lots of yummy food trucks and a full bar. Celebrity impersonators, an 80s themed costume contest and more!
Discovery Cubes Annual Rocket Launch • May 11 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm • https://oc.discoverycube.org
Hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where youll design, build and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water.
Rose Garden Tour • May 11 • www.rosesrosesroses.org
The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain (RSSM) sponsors Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tours of four unique and innovative private gardens in south OC. The self guided tour offers visitors magnificent floral and plant displays, garden architecture and ideas for environmental garden practices.
Open Garden Day • May 11 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm • www.opengardenday.com
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 tasty treats.
Yorba Linda Lobsterfest • May 17 @5:30 - 11:00 pm • www.yllobsterfest.com
The 32nd Annual Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Lobsterfest & Silent Auction! ALL YOU CAN EAT Maine Lobster and Tri-tip.
Anaheim Childrens Festival • May 18 @11:00 am - 4:00 pm • www.muzeo.org
Free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to try art.
Mariachi Festival • May 18 @9:30 am - 4:00 pm • www.missionsjc.com
Will include entertainment Battle of the Mariachis and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.
Tustin LobsterFest • May 18 @4:00 pm • www.tustinlobsterfest.com
Enjoy entertainment, games, music and prizes. The Tustin Lobsterfest is a fundraiser event that provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin / Santa Ana Rotary Club. All net proceeds from this event help pay for local Rotary programs throughout Tustin and Santa Ana.
Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival • May 18 - 19 • www.muckcarshow.org
Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours dElegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday.
Doheny Blues Festival • May 18 - 19 • www.dohenybluesfestival.com
The International Food Court at Doheny Blues will have a variety of authentic vendors sampling everything from BBQ Ribs to Cajun Sausage to Vegetarian Pitas. Our Vendor Village is strewn throughout the entire lawn at Sea Terrace Park and consists of 50+ different storefronts.
Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo • May 19 @9:00 am - 3:00 pm • www.oldworld.ws
Multiple Model Kit Vendors (Cars, Ships, Planes, Helicopters, Tanks, and Armored Vehicles), 1/6 scale Figure and Armor Vendors, Toy Soldier Vendors, Miniature Gaming Vendors, Military Book and Decal Vendors, Documentary and Movie DVD Vendors, Die-cast Toy Vendors and so on.
Balboa Island ArtWalk • May 19 @9:00 am - 5:00 pm • www.balboaislandartwalk.info
The premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Islands summer season. This show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Enjoy live music.
Santa Ana Zoos Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day • May 19 @11:00 am - 2:00 pm • www.santaanazoo.org
Guests can create conservation-friendly crafts and play games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living and a variety of special guests.
Taste of Brea & Business Expo • May 23 @5:00 - 9:00 pm • www.tasteofbrea.com
Visitors will enjoy dancing to live music featuring Cold Duck. A DJ will be present during the event while you indulge in tasty treats and beverages.
Strawberry Festival • May 24 - 27 • www.strawberryfestival.org
Celebrating Family A parade and carnival celebrating the citys strawberry-growing history. Rides, contests, Strawberry Festival Parade, vendor booths, charity food & game booths, showmobile performances, amphitheater performances, Garden Grove Strawberry Stomp 5K and more!
Scottish Fest • May 25 - 26 • www.scottishfest.com
Hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength. The festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage.
Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony • May 26 @4:00 pm • www.cityofirvine.org
In partnership with Northwood Memorial Committee, a special candle lighting ceremony will be held and will include presentations by Gold Star families. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony • May 27 @10:00 am • www.cityofirvine.org
Attendees can memorialize our troops sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board.
Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program • May 28 @11:00 am • www.occemeterydistrict.com
The program is sponsored by The American Legion Post 72 and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3173 and includes a variety of guest speakers, wreath presentations, and an Honor Guard Firing Salute.
Veterans of War Memorial Day Event • May 28 @10:00 am • www.vfwpost9934.org
Marine Corps Color Guard from Camp Pendleton. Boots and Rifle ceremony conducted by officers of Post 9934, and the bugle call, TAPS. Flowers to be placed on memorial for loved ones and friends who served our country.
Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K & 10K • May 28 • www.lagunahillshalfmarathon.com
Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion, this favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful OC cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel.
El Toro Memorial Park Memorial Day Program • May 28 @11:00 am • www.occemeterydistrict.com
Guest speakers, special musical performances, a wreath laying ceremony, and an honor guard firing salute.
Fullerton Memorial Day Ceremony • May 28 @10:00 am • www.avmafullerton.org
Patriotic speaker for this years event will be Captain Curt Jones, United States Navy. Free to the public, the program is sponsored by the nonprofit American Veterans Memorial Association and the City of Fullerton.
Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony • May 28 @11:00 am • www.surfcityusa.com
In honor of veterans who have lost their lives in battle is hosted by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Jewish War Veterans. Hosted by the American Legion Post 133, this event features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will officiate.
San Clemente Memorial Day Event • May 28 @11:00 am • www.san-clemente.org
Key note speaker Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Mount, United States Marine Corps, Wounded Warrior Battalion West.
Santa Ana Memorial Day Program • May 28 @10:00 am • www.occemeterydistrict.com
Guest speakers, special musical performances, combined color guards with a parade of flags, a wreath presentation ceremony, cannon salutes and an honor guard rifle salute.
Memorial Day at the Nixon Library • May 28 @11:00 am • www.nixonfoundation.org
Wreath laying and remarks by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel Woody Williams. Renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will perform their classic setlist of All-American favorites in the East Room at 3:30pm.