Orange County

Weekend roundup

July 28-31


American Ninja Warrior Adventure Park

Now Open. Overcome every obstacle at this one-of-a-kind adventure park inspired by the hit TV show. Iconic items like the Monkey Swings, Spider Walls, Tilting Logs, Floating Bridges and of course, the famous Warped Wall are all yours to conquer as well as a 10,000 sq. foot inflatable course. Tickets and more information can be found here. 2800 N. Main St. #603, Santa Ana, 714.760.4347.

Saturday Night Live Music at TRADE

July 30. Summer fun has just begun at TRADE Marketplace. Come hungry and bring the whole family to enjoy balloon art, face painting, donut decorating with Duck Donuts, and live music from the David Spitzfaden Power Trio. Come and enjoy everything the special 2-hour event has to offer. Saturday, 4 – 6 p.m. 2222 Michelson Drive, Irvine.

All-Alaskan Racing Pigs

July 29. Porcine athletes competing full boar around a full-contact speedway. Flat track, hurdles, championship racing, and world-class rooting sections. This is exactly what you can expect from this fun-filled afternoon event at this year’s OC Fair. Races are located at the Park Plaza venue of the fair and should not be missed. Racing begins Friday, 2 p.m. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Vans US Open of Surfing

Starts July 30. One of the largest and most exciting competitions on the west coast returns to the shores of Hunting Beach as the Vans US Open of Surfing begins this Saturday. Over half a million viewers enjoy this event annually. Events can begin as early as 7 a.m. The full list of events, more information, and especially those parking details can be found here. Huntington Beach Pier, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach.

Food + Drink

Summer Sips at Selanne

Now Available. Fresh, seasonal produce such as nectarines, watermelon, strawberries and peaches highlight Selanne Steak Tavern’s new summer sips recently added to the cocktail menu. Let the afternoon fade to evening while you imbibe these delectable new creations. With various spirit bases and ingredients for the new drinks, there is a flavor profile for everyone. Open Daily, 5 p.m. 1464 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. 949.715.9881.

New Dishes at OSEA

Now Available. A new Summer Menu pays homage to backyard barbecues and utilizes the abundance of flavorful produce available this time of year. A high-energy yet refined menu marries bold, global flavor profiles with high-quality seafood, and this season, sweet corn and peaches are grilled to bring out their vibrant flavors and more. Available for both lunch and dinner. Times vary. 109 S. Glassell Street, Orange, 714.363.3309.

Miguel Jr.’s New Summer Happy Hour

Now Available. With the season in full swing, Miguel’s Jr is pouring new sips now available as part of the $1 off happy hour menu and treat yourself to the upgraded Original Burrito Box combo. Also, enjoy $1 off any of the six premium drinks, tostadas (carne asada available for an additional cost) and taquitos. Available daily from 2–5 p.m. For locations and times, visit

Jazz Brunch at Paragon

July 30-31. Paragon has been making waves since opening its stunning new space to those looking for great food and a great time. The weekend brunch service is one of the best ways to experience what they have to offer with live jazz and their phenomenal breakfast offerings. Reservations are recommended. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. E, Costa Mesa, 657.247.0101.

Arts + Culture

Design & Dine hosted by Timothy Oulton

July 30. Guests are invited to join Timothy Oulton for a special afternoon of design infotainment, plus light bites and bubbly. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a special leather masterclass, as the team takes you on a journey to explore the unique craftsmanship behind its signature hand-finished leathers. Event is free, register at the link here. Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. 3303 Hyland Ave., Suite B, Costa Mesa, 949.272.3900.

iHeart Summer at The OC Mix

July 30. Come for a morning of various artistic workshops, shopping, dining, and more at The OC Mix. Outside of classes, guests can enjoy the many great food and shopping options at one of Orange County’s most stylish destinations. Attendees can register here for various workshops including succulent planting, watercolor classes, and more. Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3303 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa.

Photo credits: Surf Photo by Cédric Frixon. TRADE Marketplace courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. Selanne Steak Tavern courtesy of Marguarite Clark Public Relations. O Sea courtesy of Moxxe Public Relations. Miguel Jr.’s courtesy of The ACE Agency. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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