Spring is in the air and it is the perfect time of year to explore all of the unique and interesting things Orange County has to offer. With the weather being perfect for fairs, cultural festivals, boat adventures and everything in between, we have rounded up a list of the best spring season activities in the spirit of renewal and rebirth in Orange County.
Swallows Day Fiesta Grande – San Juan Capistrano Mission
26801 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
www.missionsjc.comIn an ultimate spring tradition, the San Juan Capistrano Mission celebrates the annual return of the world famous swallows with the Swallows Day Fiesta Grande on March 19th. Celebration activities include: ringing of the historic bells, live mariachi music, community presentations, special guest lectures, school performances, great food, Native American basket weavers and kids activities.
Spring Citrus Fair – La Habra
321 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
www.citrusfair.comThe La Habra City Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Spring Citrus Fair which is a great family fun street fair complete with rides, free entertainment, food and fun. This year’s Spring Citrus Fair will be from April 11th through April 13th with the theme being “Back to the Farm”. Bring your family on down for a day full of citrus fun!
Gray Whale Migration
400 Main Street
Newport Beach, CA 92661
www.daveyslocker.comLocated in Newport Beach, Davey’s Locker offers daily cruises year round, so hop aboard and see some of nature’s greatest mammals. If you didn’t have a chance to attend the Dana Point Festival of Whales in early March, there is still plenty of time to hop on a boat and see gray whale migration before it’s too late. March is the peak time for the gray whale migration with whale watching cruises which can spot up to half a dozen or more gray whales on a single cruise.
Strawberry Festival – Garden Grove
South Euclid Street & Main Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
www.strawberryfestival.orgThe 56th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival will be held from May 23rd until May 26th and is the second largest city festival in the Western United States. Held at the Village Green between Main Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Garden Grove, this popular annual event held over Memorial Day weekend is a family favorite complete with food, entertainment, rides, music, games and of course plenty of strawberry treats! Admission is always free.
The Orange County Marketplace Spring Season Events
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
www.ocmarketplace.comThe hub of Orange County events – the Orange County Marketplace – always has something fun going on and Spring celebrations are in full swing now until the end of April. Spring celebrations range from K-Earth 101’s “Bugstock”, Spring Pet Days, and The 8th Annual Easter Festival. Additionally, the 6th Annual Rockabilly Showdown spring concert series features something for everyone to celebrate the spring season.
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