Throughout Orange County, Memorial Day Weekend is known as the kick starter to summer. Take advantage of this three day weekend and soak up the sun in celebration. Many events across Orange County are hosted in honor of our Veterans. Below is a list of the Top 5 Things to Do in Orange County this Memorial Day Weekend.
1) Laguna Hills Memorial Day Run
Monday, May 25, 2015
This run is to honor the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a half marathon, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, and a Kid’s Run, there is something for everyone. After the race, there is a beer garden, food trucks, and a DJ.
Start in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center.
2) Santa Ana Memorial Day Carnival
May 22-25, 2015
Starting on Friday, May 22 and running all weekend, the Santa Ana Memorial Day Carnival has become an Orange County staple. Nothing says summer like rides and popcorn on the grass. This carnival has it all—games, food, rides, and live music from local bands. It is the perfect way to get the whole family together for some outdoor fun.
Centennial Park – Santa Ana, CA 92701
3) Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
May 22-25, 2015
The city of Garden Grove is holding their 57th Annual Strawberry Festival in honor of our returning veterans. The festival is held all weekend and includes many entertaining events such as parades, a 5K run, contests, and live bands. Each year, thousands show up to celebrate and get the chance to see many film and TV celebrities.
Village Green in Garden Grove
4) Newport Beach Wine Festival
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 10AM
The Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is a celebration of fine wines, spirits, and culinary delights that takes place over Memorial Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort. Their idyllic waterfront setting provides the perfect location for sipping wine, savoring delicious entrees, cooking and blending interactive classes, and plenty more.
Balboa Bay Resort
1221 Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA
5) Scottish Fest
People of all ages flock to Costa Mesa to witness the Scottish Fest. On May 23 and 24, come participate in highland games, listen to Scottish music, join in Scottish dancing, and enjoy Scottish cuisine. Scotts, come trace your heritage and watch the march of clans.
Orange County Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Stay safe this Memorial Day Weekend, and remember to honor our Nation’s fallen heroes. May we never forget that freedom isn’t free.