Orange County Labor Day Weekend Events

Habana will celebrate 20 year anniversary this Labor Day weekend

Looking for Orange County Labor Day Weekend events? We’ve rounded up the best Orange County things to do on Labor Day weekend.

A Flock of Seagulls at Mozambique
Sept. 4. Savor delicious food and listen to music from the popular 80’s band, Flock of Seagulls. Mozambique Steakhouse, an upscale eatery and lounge known for South African inspired cuisine will host the band for an evening of celebration. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Showtime 10 p.m. $35 if purchased in advance; $45 day of show. Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777.


Sept. 7. Celebrate Labor Day with Habana. Habana, a Cuban and Latin inspired restaurant located at the LAB, is celebrating two decades with all-day festivities on Labor Day. The party will feature complimentary Ropa Vieja sandwiches, live music, a whole pig roast, paella and more. Taste some of Habana’s signature drinks like the Cuba Libre, the mojito and the house sangria. Capture images to make the memories last at the photo booth on site. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Habana, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.556.0176.

Labour of Love Music Fest
Sept. 5. Dance, eat and play this Labor Day at the Labour of Love Music Fest. Enjoy live bands, guest speakers, classic cars, raffle giveaways and delicious food. Bring the family for free games and rides, face painting and bounce houses. Raffled prizes include bicycles, surfboards, skateboards, televisions and more. Hosted by Calvary Chapel of the Harbour, it is a celebration of Christianity. See website for information on free shuttles to event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; parking $15 all day. Bolsa Chica State Beach, north end of parking lot near corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Warner, Huntington Beach, 562.592.1800.

Great Labor Day Cruise XXXIII 

Sept. 4-6. Cruise through Labor Day Weekend with the Great Labor Day Cruise. In its 33rd year, this three-day event features classic cars, street rods, customs and rat rods. F 12-6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults $15; Children ages 12-15 $10; Under 12 Free. Parking $7. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 702.534.0294.

Huntington Beach Historical Society’s Civil War Days
Sept. 5-6. Travel back in time with the Huntington Beach Historical Society’s 21st Annual Civil War Days Living History and Reenactment. Civil War Days features live weapons demonstrations, living histories and battle reenactments. See what life was like during the Civil War! Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Huntington Beach Central Park, 18000 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, 714-969-8928.

Labor Day Sunday Fireworks
Sept. 6. Celebrate Labor Day Sunday at Knott’s Berry Farm with thrilling rides, great live entertainment and delicious food. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show at 10 p.m.! F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-11 p.m. See website for hours and prices. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200.

Red O
Sept. 7. Relax this Labor Day at Red O –but don’t forget your favorite bottle of wine! No corkage Monday’s allows you to bring in your own bottle of wine for no additional cost. Pair it with one of the delicious ceviche options on the menu like the Yellowtail Aguachile ceviche, served with Hamachi yellowtail sashimi, spicy lime broth, avocado, red onion and cucumber. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0300.

Laguna Dance Festival

Sept. 3-13. Enjoy a robust schedule of ticketed and free performances and master classes. In it’s 11th season, Laguna Dance Festival will bring performances from world-renowned dance companies, Malpaso Dance Company from Havana Cuba and San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet. There will be three free public dance presentations by Southern California choreographers and three master classes. See website for full schedule and times. Ticket prices vary based on performance, see website for details.

Sea Legs Wine Bar
Sept. 4-7. Join Sea Legs for the 2nd Annual Labor Day Weekend Veuve Clicquot Clambake on Friday and again on Monday for Moscow Mondays. The Veuve Clicquot Clambake features a choice of seafood gumbo for $15 or grilled lobster, fried soft shell crab, white wine clams, grilled corn, red bliss potatoes and saffron aioli for $40. Don’t forget the bottle of Veuve Clicquot! 2 for 1 draft beers all weekend long with purchase of food. Moscow Mondays feature 2 for 1 Moscow Mule’s. Sea Legs Wine Bar, 21022 Beach Blvd., Suite 105, Huntington Beach, 714.536.5700.

Orange International Street Fair
Sept. 4-6.
Experience creative food from all over the globe.  The Orange International Street Fair features local groups of various cultures and ethnicities to present their unique cuisine to the community. Some of the global fare includes All-American, Asian, Dutch, Austrailian, Greek and much more. Bring the kids for children’s street. Also enjoy live entertainment and arts and crafts booths. Fri 5-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free Admission. Old Towne Orange Plaza, Chapman Ave. and Glassell St., Orange, 714.633.4816.

Shoreline Jam Festival

Sept. 5-6. Grab your sunscreen and rock out with Matisyahu and The Green as the two bands will each headline at the two-day festival on the waterfront. Enjoy yard-games, beer, cocktails and food to keep you going all day and night. Other performances include Common Kings, Schwayze, Bad Apples, Tribal Theory, Brewfish and many more. Visit website for full schedule of events. Tickets start at $45. $20 parking. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738.

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