Orange County

Weekend roundup

February 29 – March 3


South OC Cars and Coffee

Mar. 2. This event showcases an impressive mix of 700-1000 plus vehicles, including hypercars, supercars, exotics, vintage models and more. Additionally, attendees can enjoy a diverse array of hot rods, rat rods, pickups, 4x4s and motorcycles, making it a must-visit for automotive enthusiasts. Sunday at 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 101 W. Avenida Hermosa, San Clemente.

53rd Annual Festival of Whales

Mar. 1-3. From captivating whale-watching excursions to engaging marine conservation talks, the carefully curated program promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages. Join in honoring the beauty of the ocean and its incredible inhabitants as the community comes together to celebrate the Festival of Whales. More information on hours can be found here. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point.

Restaurant Week

Orange County Restaurant Week Launches

Mar. 3. With more than 100 restaurants offering special menus to diners across Orange County, now is the perfect time to make a reservation, but more importantly, make new memories around the table. The event runs from March 3rd through the 9th and is a celebration of all things OC restaurants. A complete list of participating restaurants and their menu offerings can be found here.

Food + Drink

Momo No Sekku at Sushi Ii

Mar. 3. Momo No Sekku, also known as Hinamatsuri, is a Japanese holiday celebrating young girls’ health and happiness. At the Michelin Guide-listed Sushi Ii in Newport Beach, Master Chef Susumu Ii has created a celebratory Cherry Blossom Chirashi, priced at $120, designed from the ground up to celebrate this beautiful occasion. Pre-orders are now available for pick-up on Sunday, March here. 100 West Coast Hwy. Ste. 202. Newport Beach.

Trattoria Trullo Launches Lunch

Feb. 29. Indulge in a delightful lunch at one of Orange County’s top new culinary spots. Trattoria Trullo now offers a lunch menu featuring both beloved favorites and classic Italian sandwiches, uniquely crafted with an entire loaf of Chef Marco’s renowned focaccia Pugliese. This dining experience combines the comfort of familiar dishes with the novelty of Chef Marco’s signature touch, ensuring a memorable meal. Daily at 11 a.m. 26611 Aliso Creek Rd., Unit C, Aliso Viejo. 949.446.9715.

Pioneer Ten Unveils New Cocktails

Now Available. P10neer – one of the hottest new cocktail destinations – is unveiling a host of new libations for guests to enjoy. Included in the new menu offerings are a tequila-based riff on a French 75, their take on the ever-popular Espresso Martini, and much more. Don’t miss out on these fantastic libations. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Located in Dick Church’s Restaurant. 2698 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. More Information

Late Nights at Byblos Cafe

Now Available. Byblos Cafe transforms from your favorite Mediterranian Cafe to a late-night hookah experience for guests to enjoy. Drinks and light bites are available to enjoy along with a range of hookah flavors as well as Turkish Coffee and more. Available Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 129 W. Chapman Ave Orange. 714.538.7180.

Leap Day Shake

Feb. 29. Make the most of the extra day this year and enjoy this special shake at the one and only Shack Shake in Crystal Cove. This exclusive milkshake is a celebration of the extra day we get this year and is crafted to be as rare as the date itself. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy this extra-special treat. 7703 East Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. 949.464.0100.

Arts + Culture

The OC Bridal Show

Mar. 3. This Bridal Show invites engaged couples to meet Southern California’s finest wedding professionals, all eager to make your wedding dreams come true. Come for an unforgettable day of discovery, inspiration, and ease. This is not just an event; it’s the beginning of a seamless journey to your perfect wedding day. Tickets are available here. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Westin Anaheim Resort, 1030 W. Katella Avenue Anaheim.

Photo credits: All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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