Orange County

Weekend roundup

July 11-14


German Heritage Day

July 14. Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Germany at the highly anticipated German Heritage Day. Join in for a day filled with authentic German cuisine, lively music and traditional dancing, creating an unforgettable experience for the entire family. This event is great fun for all and not to be missed. 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach

Boots and Bustlers

July 13. Step back in time to an immersive Victorian Era Faire as you journey the museum’s 12-acre museum grounds from the polished Victorian Society in our historic building plaza to the rugged Western Pioneer and Frontierland surrounding our Blacksmith Shop and natural areas. Tickets and more information are available here. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 3101 W Harvard St., Santa Ana.

Voluspa’s California Summers Fragrance 

July 13. Celebrate the launch of Voluspa’s latest fragrance, California Summers, at an event co-hosted with Pure Salt Interiors. This immersive experience will engage all your senses and inspire your design creativity. Enjoy a complimentary Endless Summer Matcha from Daydream Surf Shop, and win exclusive prizes from both brands. The first 50 attendees will receive a Voluspa x Pure Salt gift bag and the first 100 will enjoy a specialty Endless Summer Matcha on the house. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 881 W. 16th Street, Newport Beach. More Information

Hot Dog Week Begins

July 14. You’re invited to the second annual “Hoffy Brand presents: Everywhere’s Hot Dog Week.” From the 14th through the 21st is a week-long celebration of your favorite tubular meat treat. Grab your passport at the bar and get to it. Collect a stamp for every hotdog vendor you buy from and the more stamps you collect, the better prizes you can win. Hours vary. 1501 W. Orangewood Ave, Orange. More Information

Food + Drink

Happy Days at Ahba

Now Available. Your summer days just got better, as beloved, coastal dining destination Ahba is opening its doors starting at 9 a.m. Aside from breakfast items, they are also offering their award-winning burger, other lunch items, happy hour specials on spritzes, and more. Daytime hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. before closing for a break before dinner service. 31732 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.

Boil and Bake Pop-up

Boil and Bake Anniversary Party

July 12. To commemorate its second anniversary and to say “thank you” for the constant support, “as they continuously try to serve Costa Mesa and OC the best food they can,” Boil & Bake is hosting an all-day celebration with giveaways, and their exclusive (and elusive) Pizza Bagels— available only on the 12th. Don’t miss this exciting and exclusive event. Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 270 Bristol St Suite 114, Costa Mesa.

Special Summer Menu Inspired by the OC Fair

Now Available. Crystal Cove Shake Shack, a beloved local icon, announces the launch of its special summer menu. Drawing inspiration from the whimsical and creative food mashups synonymous with the OC Fair, this limited menu promises to delight and surprise visitors with bold flavors and playful presentations. 7703 East Coast Hwy, Newport Coast.

Flecha Cantina by Mark Wahlberg

Now Open. Flavor, Fire, Flecha. Re-experience Modern Mexican cuisine through the eyes of Mark Wahlberg and his team of chefs and restauranteurs. The menu, crafted by renowned international chefs and mixologists, blends Mexican classics with a contemporary fire. Each bite is a journey, and each sip is an experience. 7821 Edinger Ave #110, Huntington Beach.

Arts + Culture


Through July 14. The Tony Award Winning “Evita” is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina and is worshipped by her people. Come enjoy this performance of a true theatrical classic now, as the show ends its run this Sunday. Tickets are available here. The Gem Theatre, 12852 Main St., Garden Grove.

Kids’ Night Out: Pizza Party with the Spence Collection

LAM Kids Summer Fridays

July 12. Let your little ones unleash their inner artist. The STUDIO/Lab at Laguna Art Museum is open for kids to drop in, and create their own masterpieces. Their talented Education Staff will be available to help inspire and guide them. Drop-ins are free with museum admission. Every Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Shake Shack courtesy of Outshine PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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