Orange County

Weekend roundup

August 31 – September 3


Tunes at the Dunes

Sep. 1-3. A weekend of entertainment awaits as various musical acts converge on Back Bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. Shows run from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and include food trucks, full bars, and fun the whole family. A list of participating bands can be found here. Admission is free – parking is paid. Starts Friday, at 5 p.m. 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach.

Civil War Days

Sep. 2-3. History comes alive in Huntington Beach this weekend as The Huntington Beach Historical Society proudly hosts the 30th annual Civil War Days Living History Event in Huntington Beach Central Park during the 160th anniversary of America’s Civil War. This event – free to the public – will have live battle reenactments and more. A complete schedule can be found here. 18002 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach.

Free Scotch Tasting Event

Sep. 2. Come experience the flavors of Islay’s only single farm single malt this Saturday co completely free. Kilchoman Distillery comes to The Mixing Glass and Market for a free in-store tastin and, as if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a special release only available during the tasting. Saturday, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 1500 Adams Ave 104 A, Costa Mesa.

Food + Drink

Radiant Takes Care of Teachers

Sep. 1. As everyone gets back to school, Radiant Beer Co. wants to show love to the many teachers who grace the Radiant taproom. As a nod to their hard work, throughout all of September, any teacher can enjoy 15% off their tab. Let your “beertender” know, and enjoy the best kind of after-school treat. Hours vary. 1566 W. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim.

Beers Come to Heritage BBQ

Heritage Barbecue’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Sep. 3. It all comes full circle at the brick-and-mortar they have called home for the past three years. In addition to live musical performances and more, Heritage Barbecue is being joined by some exciting culinary talents for special menu collaborations, including Irenia, Ramen Burger, and more. All items will be first-come, first-served. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Dine & Donate

Through September. For the entire month of September, when customers at OEB Breakfast Co. order the fan-favorite Soul In A Bowl breakfast bowl, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest Food Bank provides nutritional security to families and individuals who do not have access to healthy food options. Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 1104 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach.

Indigo Kitchen Opens

Now Open. From street food delights to royal delicacies, savor the essence of Indian culinary heritage as Indigo Kitchen has opened its doors. With house lunch specials, kebab platters, and a plethora of other menu options available to dine on, this new restaurant is quickly gaining traction as one of the hottest in town. 21020 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach.

Arts + Culture

Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters Celebrate Final Weekend

Through Sep. 1. The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters concluded its final weekend of the summer with a jam-packed celebration of events. The festive weekend kicked off with the glamorous end-of-summer extravaganza A Night of Magic Gala on Saturday evening, followed by the annual Festival Runway Fashion Show on Sunday afternoon, highlighting creativity and sustainability by Festival exhibiting artists. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach.

International Street Fair

Sep. 1-3. A worldly celebration descends upon Orange this weekend. Fifteen ethnic streets with 42 food and alcohol booths, handmade arts and crafts featuring local artists, a community booth section showcasing local non-profits, a street dedicated to kids with crafts and games, 7 Stages of entertainment, and more. A complete list of hours and additional information can be found here. Hours vary. Old Town Orange.

Sawdust Festival's Winter Fantasy photo courtesy Sawdust Festival

Sawdust Festival Comes to a Close

Through Sep. 3. One of Orange County’s largest and longest-running celebrations of local artisans comes to a close this weekend as the Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival closes its doors on another season. Don’t miss out on the final days of classes, activities, and more; this unique experience says farewell to another glorious season. Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday- Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: OEB courtesy of Powerhouse and Co. Festival of the Arts courtesy of Kyle Fierro. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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