Orange County

Weekend roundup

June 15-18


Summerfest 2023

June 15-18. A massive, multi-day event of rides, concerts and live entertainment, food and drink, vendors, and more awaits your family this weekend as Fountain Valley Summerfest returns. Admission tickets are required for all attendees age 5 years and older, and can be purchased here. Hours vary per day. The Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley.

Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show

June 18. Bring the entire family and treat dad on Father’s Day to a car show featuring Southern California’s hottest cars. The year’s show will have a lot of variety and will be the largest one ever. This massive, one-of-a-kind car show is not to be missed. Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The free event takes place between Birch Street & Brea Blvd in Brea. For more information, visit

Taste of Japan Festival

June 16-17. One of the largest Japanese festivals in Orange County, returns. The free festival offers something for everyone, making it a perfect outing for families, friends, and individuals of all ages. Attendees can indulge in mouthwatering Japanese cuisine, explore pop culture exhibits, witness captivating entertainment, and shop for unique merchandise. Friday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 West Disney Way, Anaheim.

Food + Drink + Father’s Day

Putt’n for Pints

June 18. This Father’s Day, treat dad to a fun Father’s Day celebration at The Country Blub in Costa Mesa. The restaurant will be hosting an indoor putting competition where dad has the chance to win a variety of prizes including swag from partners Happy Dad Hard Seltzer and Garrison Brothers Whiskey, pints of draft beer, and bourbon flights. Sunday, at 10 a.m. 330 E 17th St., Costa Mesa.

Doheny Cafe Welcomes Guests

Now Open. Dana Point’s dining scene continues to grow as Doheny Cafe officially opens – your new favorite upscale, casual breakfast and lunch spot, with private dining and large party event options available in the evenings. A little sister concept to Maison, and Gianna Bakery, Doheny Cafe is sure to have all who come through its doors smitten. Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 34320 CA-1, Dana Point.

Nirvana Grille Launches Late Night

June 16-17. Nights at Nirvana launches this weekend as Nirvana Grille unveils their rooftop lounge with live music, new late night bites, and libations. Guests can enjoy the festivities as the rooftop launches right in time for summer. Live music will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, and 9 p.m. on Saturday. Full menus for food and cocktails can be found online. 303 Broadway, Suite 101, Laguna Beach

The Peel Craftbar and Kitchen

Now Open. Featuring a chef-driven menu that elevates fresh flavors, local ingredients and authentic global influences, The Peel offers a unique take on coastal California cuisine. While sophisticated and captivating, the restaurant prides itself on being an inviting neighborhood restaurant that represents a new approach to luxury hospitality. Hours vary. Hotel Fera, 100 The City Drive, Orange.

Dazzle Dad with Father’s Day Brunch

June 18. The perfect place to treat dad to a delicious brunch during his special day – OEB – uses the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, specializing in innovative and opulent brunch options that are sure to wow fathers and father figures alike, along with the whole family. Monday – Friday, at 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 1104 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach.

Arts + Culture

Kids’ Night Out: Pizza Party with the Spence Collection

June 15. Give your kids a special, fun-filled night with dinner, art activities, and an interactive scavenger hunt at the museum. The museum’s education team will guide young learners on an exploration of the museum exhibitions and provide opportunities for hands-on art making activities. Registration is open to children aged 6–12 only. Thursday, at 6 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Taste of Japan by Sara Hartanov. OEB courtesy of Powerhouse and Co. Country Club courtesy of Outshine PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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