Orange County

Weekend roundup

June 8-11


Vintage car show

San Clemente Car Show

June 10. The 27th Annual San Clemente Car Show cruises into downtown San Clemente this weekend. Bring the family and dogs for a fee day of classic cars, music, slot cars, food, and much more. More info – including parking and transport to the event – can be found here. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente.

72nd Annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim

June 10. Join or watch this annual tradition as groups of swimmers from 12 years old and up swim approximately 1/2 mile around the Huntington Beach Pier. Prospective entrants can register here. $25 per person. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Huntington Beach Pier, 103 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach.

Roller Rink Rager

June 9. Grab your skates and party hats. A festive night of fun awaits as Club 222 takes over JD’s Kitchen and Bar in San Clemente. This 21+ only event runs promises to be a raucous time as the tunes will be spinning all night. Tickets can be only found online here. Friday, from 9 p.m. – late. JD’s Kitchen and Bar, 215 S El Camino Real, San Clemente.

Food + Drink

Stowaway Lives Again

Now Open. Stowaway Tiki – a darling among tiki enthusiasts and those who enjoy a good time – is being brought back to life, albeit in a new location. The team has built out a beautifully immersive lounge ready to transport guests. Food and drinks flow with style and creativity as only Stowaway Tiki can provide. Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-Midnight-ish. 14401 Newport Ave, Tustin. 657.208.2088.

A Local Anniversary

June 9. A neighborhood tap room has evolved into a community pillar and is now set to celebrate its one-year anniversary. OC Local Taproom will have an all-day celebration with drink specials, music, games, a champagne toast, and much more. Come see why locals flock to this family-friendly spot and enjoy. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 30100 Town Center Drive, Suite A, Laguna Niguel.

Welcome Back A True Classic

June 10. The Royal Hawaiian – an iconic Laguna Beach restaurant – opens this Saturday. Completely rebuilt with an eye toward honoring the location’s history, it is a pure escape. Settle into a delicious menu of island favorite flavors, flanked by a lineup of iconic tiki classic cocktails, and new-age riffs. Times vary. 331 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.

Villains Brewing Opens

June 9. A behemoth of food and fun is set to open this Friday as Villains Brewing Company welcomes guests to a plethora of craft beers and a sprawling food hall. The is a plenty of areas to sip, smile, and savor the vibe at Villains Brewing Company. Menus and more information can be found here. 555 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 719.829.4337.

Arts + Culture

Summer Concert Sundays

June 11. The Aliso Viejo Community Association’s 2023 Summer Concert series kicks off this Sunday at Grand Park as Stone Soul – a ’60s and Motown band – takes the stage. Bring the family, and enjoy this free musical performance sure to kick off this concert series in style. Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 6101 City Lights Dr, Aliso Viejo.

Artist Spotlight: Russell Crotty

June 11. Discover the fascinating world of artist Russell Crotty in a special conversation with LAM Curatorial Fellow Rochelle Steiner. Explore Crotty’s work in the Southern California Contemporary Art exhibition and delve into his engagement with subjects like astronomy, landscape, mapping, and coastal studies. Sunday, 2 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: OC Local Taproom and Royal Hawaiian courtesy of Crawford McCarthy/The Best Ceats. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

Let's Stay In Touch

with weekly roundups

Sign up for FREE to receive our exclusive Weekend Roundup!

Get the best things to do in our favorite SoCal spots delivered to your inbox every week

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Diego