Orange County

Weekend roundup

August 17-20


Wiener Dog Races

Aug. 20. Come cheer on these charming canines as the wiener dog races take place this Sunday. Also new this year are Corgi, and other small-breed races for everyone to enjoy. Tickets can be found here. Check-in and seating this Sunday at 1 p.m. – races begin at 2 p.m. Old World Village Festival Hall, 7561 Center Avenue #49, Huntington Beach.

Plum Festival

Aug. 20. Bring the entire family for a fun day as the 28th Annual Plum Fest takes place this weekend. Enjoy food, and fun, live music, the aforementioned wiener dog races, and of course, plums. Free parking, admission, and music, along with the rest of the festival’s offerings is available to all Sunday from noon – 6 p.m. 7561 Center Avenue #49, Huntington Beach.

San Juan Capistrano Walking Tour

Walking Tour

Aug. 19. The Walking Tour visits two San Juan Capistrano adobes built in the 1790s and the Victorian Pryor House. Hear tales of Buchard, the pirate, Juan Flores, the bandito, Chola Martina, the bruja and much more. Tours start at the train depot Saturday at 1 p.m. For more information or to set up a tour, please email or call 949.493.8444.

Food + Drink

father's day at Putt’n for Pints

Barbie Brunch

Aug. 19. “Hi Barbie!” Come for a pink-filled Barbie Brunch at The Country Club, not only will you be able to enjoy pink-hued Barbie-themed food & drink specials, but you’ll get an exclusive first look at Chef Eddie Hyman’s new brunch menu. Don’t forget to doll up in your best Barbie or Ken attire. Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 30 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa.

Sessions West Coast Deli Welcomes Two New Locations

Now Open. Known for its inspired, chef-crafted sandwiches, Sessions West Coast Deli welcomes two new locations as it approaches a decade in business. The most recent arrivals of Sessions’ now six locations opened this year at Macy’s South Coast Plaza and The Shops at Mission Viejo. Hours, menus, and additional locations can be found at

Ratatouille Hits X Eats

Now Available. The team at X Eats is taking their pizza game up a notch with a little inspiration from a little chef. The Remy Does Ratatouille pizza – available now – features Japanese eggplant, sunburst squash, red pepper, zucchini, fresh mozzarella, parsley, and parmesan cheese. Can be made vegan upon request. Open daily, 11 a.m.-midnight. 3191 east La Palma Ave., Anaheim.

El Brewjo at Stereo Brewing

El Brewjo Burgers

Aug. 17. Bring your taste buds to Orange for an evening of flavor as El Brewjo pop-up arrives at Everywhere Beer Co. Serving up smashed patties and more. Come see for yourself why this group’s food has been making fans wherever they land, and enjoy some drinks from Everywhere while you’re at it. Thursday, from 4-9 p.m. 1501 W. Orangewood Ave, Orange.

Arts + Culture

Interactive Community Mural Painting

Aug. 19. The community is invited to come out to help paint a splashy new mural at The District at Tustin Legacy. Muralist Morgan Zion has been tapped to do this large scale mural (75’X16′) for the shopping center and the artist is known for saving a portion of the mural to have the community come help paint. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, and 2-4 p.m. 2437 Park Ave., Tustin.

Festival Runway Fashion Show Returns

Aug. 20. The Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach will hold its annual Festival Runway Fashion Show – highlighting creativity, sustainability, and innovation. The show is free with $15 Festival admission. Reserved seating is available for $30 and includes Festival admission. Sunday, noon – 3 p.m. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Self-Help Graphics and Art: A Discourse

Aug. 20. Join the museum for an enlightening discourse led by Kevin Cruz Amaya. Diving into the cultural impact of Self Help Graphics & Art and the intricate world of printmaking, Cruz Amaya brings a wealth of knowledge as a doctoral candidate in Chicana/o and Central American studies at UCLA. More information can be found here. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Barbie Brunch courtesy of Outshine PR. Sessions West Coast Deli courtesy of Moxxe PR. The District at Tustin Legacy courtesy of FWD PR. The Festival of Arts courtesy of Victori Solutions. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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