Taste of San Juan Feb. 1
Join us for an incredible culinary experience at the 2024 Taste
of San Juan benefiting the Fiesta Association! Get ready to
tantalize your taste buds with the finest flavors in town. Indulge
in a variety of delectable dishes, from savory to sweet, prepared
by renowned local chefs. Then as you taste, vote for your
favorite dish and see which restaurant takes home the trophy!
6-9pm / San Juan Hills Golf Club
949-615-1920 / www.swallowsdayparade.org
Excellence In Placentia Gala Feb. 1
Please join us for our 58th Annual celebration honoring the
amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a
great place to live and work.
6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
714-528-1873 / www.ExcellenceInPlacentia.com
Laguna Hills Chamber of Commerce
Annual Installation & Awards Gala Feb. 2
Attire: Western/Cowboy Formal.
6-10pm / The Hills Hotel
949-542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com
San Juan Capistrano Rotary Car Show Feb. 3
One of the best in Southern California, the SJC Rotary Car
Show draws over 500 exotic and classic show cars, and several
thousand automotive enthusiasts.
9am-1:30pm / San Juan Capistrano Sports Park
Santa Ana Tet Festival Feb. 3
Everyone is invited to join us for a day full of celebrating the
Year of the Dragon. This event will be family-friendly and
open to all residents and non-residents. Look forward to live
entertainment, dancing, vendors, inflatables, and fireworks!
2-7pm / Centennial Park
714-647-5400 / www.santa-ana.org
Repticon Feb. 3-4
Explore our rows of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and
more! Everything to support your hobby will be available:
feeders, caging and other supplies. Join your friends and make
new ones at a celebration of the reptile hobby that can only be
expressed at a quality family-friendly expo.
Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center
863-268-4273 / www.repticon.com
Great Train Show Feb. 3-4
Great Train Shows is the nation’s only coast-to-coast train show
company. Their train shows are designed for the general public,
modelers, hobbyists, families and the just plain curious. Each
show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for
sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids and more.
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center
Bowers Museum Presents:
Chinese Lunar New Year Festival Feb. 4
Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family
festivals held ever first Sunday of the month in the Museum’s
beautiful Key Courtyard. Enjoy live performances, art making,
face painting and complimentary treats at every festival. Free
Family Festivals are made possible with generous support from
the Nicholas Endowment. Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with
a lively Chinese New Year Festival! Enjoy free art activities, face
painting, and exhilarating dance and music performances. Join us
in welcoming a year of strength, confidence, and luck!
11am-3pm / Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
714-567-3600 / www.bowers.org
Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon Feb. 4
This award-winning, Boston-Qualifying, course is considered one
of the best courses in the country and is well known for being
scenic and flat. Runners come from all over to experience this
exhilarating run. The race starts along the Pacific Coast Highway
and passes by the famous Huntington Beach pier.
See website for schedule. / Huntington Beach
888-422-0786 / www.runsurfcity.com
SC Social: Silent Disco Feb. 9
This dance features three separate DJ Stations so dancers can
tune in to the one that fits their vibe best. Music will be played
through headphones provided by the event. Need a dance break?
No problem! In addition to dancing, we'll also have games, pizza,
a photo booth and more!
5-8pm / San Clemente Community Center
949-361-8264 / www.san-clemente.org
Tet Festival Feb. 9-11
This year, UVSA Tet Festival proudly presents our theme, Hoi
Long Van, which depicts the story and idea of the dragon and the
clouds meeting. Their meeting symbolizes luck, prosperity, and
our biggest hopes and dreams coming to life. UVSA Tet Festival
hopes that not only will families come together and celebrate the
holiday together, but much like how the fish meets the water and
the dragon meets the clouds, we will also meet one another in
OC Fair & Event Center
714-576-6411 / www.tetfestival.org
Pacific Symphony Lunar New Year Feb. 10
Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, this performance is sure to
sell out once again as audiences from across our communities
come together to feast on a colorful presentation of Eastern and
Western music and dance.
8pm / Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
714-755-5799 / www.pacificsymphony.org
Yorba Linda Family Art Experience Feb. 10
A series of workshops designed for families to engage in
art experiences and exploration together. Each month will
focus on one form of art, such as acrylic painting, watercolor,
ceramics, culinary art, jewelry making, and much more! Each
date consists of four 45-minute time slots to choose from. Pre-
registration is required online at YLRecOnline.com.
9am-1:30pm / Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center
657-242-4660 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Westminster Tet Parade Feb. 10
As in prior years the purpose is not only to celebrate the
Lunar New Year, but to celebrate the Vietnamese-American
community of Orange County centered in Little Saigon.
The Vietnamese-Americans living in Westminster and the
surrounding cities are the largest community of Vietnamese-
Americans outside of Vietnam.
8:30am / Bolsa Ave, between Magnolia & Bushard
714-895-2860 / www.westminster-ca.gov
Stanton State of the City Feb. 14
Hear stories from each City department and be a part of
the conversation that shapes our community’s path forward.
Breakfast is included. RSVP required.
9-10am / City Hall
714-379-9222 / www.stantonca.gov
Laguna Beach Music Festival Feb. 14-18
The 22nd annual Laguna Beach Music Festival features
violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. One of the world's most
esteemed violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers has been described
as "a musical wizard, with astonishing access to every kind
of expressive color" (San Diego Union-Tribune). The Laguna
Beach Music Festival is a multi-day series of classical and
contemporary concerts, community outreach programs, and
dynamic special events.
See website for schedule.
949-715-9713 / www.lagunabeachlive.org/musicfestival
American Red Cross Blood Drive Feb. 20
Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big
difference in the lives of others. The blood donation process
from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about
an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on
average. To schedule your appointment for this Blood Drive,
7am-7pm / 28192 O'Neill Drive, Ladera Ranch
949-388-8300 / www.laderalife.com
Pippin Feb. 22-Mar. 31
Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who
is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” Pippin returns
from university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose
See website for schedule. / The Gem Theatre, Garden Grove
714-741-9550 / www.thegemoc.com
San Clemente Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Feb. 23
Enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon, exciting community
awards and announcement of the Chamber of Commerce's
2024 Board of Directors. Meet and mingle with local leaders
from our city's top organizations along with fellow chamber
members and guests. Celebrate this past year's Non-
Profit of the Year, Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year,
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement and volunteer awards.
11:30am-2pm / Bella Collina San Clemente
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
Gem Faire Feb. 23-25
The largest jewelry and bead show in Southern California.
Shop fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones,
millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, pearls, minerals,
fossils and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry
repair, cleaning and ring sizing while you shop.
Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
503-252-8300 / www.gemfaire.com
Jurassic Quest Feb. 23-25
The largest and most realistic Dinosaur Exhibit on tour,
featuring true-to-detail (and size!) dinosaurs, including a
60 foot long, sky-scraping Spinosaurus, our 80 foot long
Apatosaurus, and our gigantic lifesize T.rex!
OC Fair & Event Center www.jurassicquest.com
San Clemente Day: Fishing Derby Feb. 24
Registration is required to participate in fishing! Equipment
rental supplied by the California Department of Fish and
wildlife. Prizes will be given to the first fish caught, the
biggest, the smallest, and the most fish caught. Check-in on
Saturday morning at 8am. Rain or shine.
9-11am / San Clemente Municipal Pier
949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org
The Kid's Pet Parade Feb. 24
Children between the ages of 5 – 12 can compete for: Best
Team Costume (owner and pet); Best Domestic / Household
Pet; Best Exotic Pet; Best Barnyard / Farm Animal; Best Bird;
Kid At Heart (for our seniors and their beloved pet).
12pm / Los Rios Park, SJC
949-615-1920 / www.swallowsdayparade.org
Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary
Celebration Feb. 24-25
To celebrate our 28th year of business and to show our
appreciation to all our loyal customers, we’re rolling back
to our original 1996 prices! The cost is $2.00 per ticket; this
price is valid during the Anniversary Celebration weekend
only. Coupons, discounts, and any other promotions are not
valid on the Anniversary Celebration dates.
9am-4pm / Irvine Regional Park
714-997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com
Fullerton Wedding Show Feb. 25
Brides, grooms, parents can join you on your journey creating
your special day. So, make sure you mark your calendar to
attend this wedding planning fun event.
12-3pm / Fullerton Community Center
714-738-6300 / www.cityoffullerton.com