Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Weekend Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
May 24-27. Visit one of the largest and oldest community festivals in the world to partake in everything strawberry. Enjoy a parade, contests, carnival rides, game booths, strawberry cake-cutting ceremony and more. F 1-10 p.m., Sa-Su 10 a.m.-10 p.m., M 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Unlimited all-day rides $25 F, $30 Sa-M. Village Green between Main and Euclid streets, Garden Grove, 714.638.0981.


Patchwork1Patchwork: Modern Handmade Festival
May 26. Peruse more than 150 booths featuring local independent artists, designers and crafters showcasing their wares including clothing, accessories, art, pottery, glassware and more. Snack on delicious creations from local restaurants and unique food trucks. Kids will love making art at the DIY craft booth. Free; 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Grand Central Art Center 2nd St. Promenade, Sycamore St. and 3rd St., Santa Ana, 714.567.7233.


Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
May 29-30. The freeway series gets underway with both teams hoping to gain footing in each of their divisions. The spirited rivalry is hotter than ever this year as both teams hit the field with star-studded lineups. $25-$316. Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 888.796.4256.


Fleetwood Mac
May 28. After a three-year break, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands makes a stop at Honda Center. This new tour marks the 35th anniversary of the release of their classic Rumours album, one of the most successful albums in recorded history with sales exceeding 40 million copies. The current lineup includes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie—both original members since 1967—Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks who joined the band in 1975. 8 p.m. $55-$149. E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 800.745.3000.


cowbop_jazzMuckenthaler Jazz Festival
May 23. Don’t miss the 8th season of the Muckenthaler Jazz Concert Series, which has emerged from its inception to now to be a recognized force in the Southern California jazz scene. Saddle up and check out Cowbop, a blend of western swing-bebop that the San Francisco Chronicle says is “hot, jazzy and has a drawl.” 7:30 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 866.411.1212.


thedamnedThe Damned at House of Blues Anaheim
May 23. See the legendary UK punk band known for their amazing live shows combining rock energy, a stylish sense of performance and humorous deadpan cool. 8 p.m. $27.50 advance, $30 at the door. In Downtown Disney, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.



Hula Hula Luau at Newport Dunes
May 25. Enjoy an exciting luau experience complete with hula dancers, a fire-knife thrower, Polynesian buffet, games, prizes and more at this Memorial Day weekend event. $25 adults, $12 children 12 and under. 4-6 p.m. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.3863.


NixonMemorial Day at Nixon Library
May 27. Enjoy free admission all day to view vintage campaign films, news footage and historically significant television appearances as well as artifacts related to President Nixon’s career, family life and service as president. A concert by the renowned 90-piece Placentia Symphonic Band will be performed in The East Room. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, 714.364.1120.


MickeyMickey’s Magical Map
Debuts May 25. Join Mickey Mouse and a cast of beloved Disney characters as they embark on a series of musical adventures through the magical powers of a sorcerer’s map in this new live show at Disneyland. The show reveals a mischievous Mickey Mouse as he let’s his curiosity get the better of him when he stumbles upon the map’s magical powers, which take him on a fantastic journey of imagination. In the Fantasyland Theatre, 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.781.4565.


GarlicCitrusYellowtailFOOD + DRINK
Nicky’s Week at RA Sushi
May 26-June 1. Join RA Sushi for good food and good fun for a great cause as they host their 9th Annual Nicky’s Week Fundraiser benefiting cancer research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. RA will donate 100% of the proceeds from their most popular dishes such as garlic citrus yellowtail tapas, shrimp nigiri, pork gyoza and chicken yakitori and select beverages like their pamatini, ginger blossom and samurai cowboy during this week-long event. The Strand, 155 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, 714.536.6390; District at Tustin Legacy, 2401 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.566.1700.


SmashburgerNational Burger Day at Smashburger
May 28. In celebration of this special day, if your last name has ‘burger’ in it or any variation thereof, claim your free Classic Smash burger! Known as America’s fastest growing, fast casual better burger, they offer fresh, premium 100% Certified Angus Beef burgers that are smashed to order as well as chicken sandwiches, salads, hand-spun Haagen Dazs shakes and more. Proof of last name is required (i.e.valid driver’s license, picture ID, etc.) and there is a limit of one Classic Smash per ID. 26541 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, 949.716.3855; The Shops at Mission Viejo, 1003 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, 949.364.1246.