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Best Labor Day Events In OC

August 29, 2014 5:00 AM

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This Labor Day, there are a number of events to help you enjoy the last moments of summer before it’s back to work. Here a few of the best Labor Day events in OC.
Orange International Street Fair (credit: Christopher Schmidt)

Orange International Street Fair (credit: Christopher Schmidt)


Orange International Street Fair
Plaza Square Park
Glassell St. and Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 633-4816
www.orangestreetfair.org
Date: Aug. 29-31, 2014

Each year during Labor Day weekend, the Orange International Street Fair converges over Old Towne Orange, turning the popular space into a world marketplace. Various sections are broken off into different “streets” representing a multitude of countries across the globe. Each country offers its native cuisine for onlookers and shoppers to peruse. It’s a great way to fill your worldy taste buds while enjoying live music with the family. Proceeds from the event will go to charity.

(credit: Tim Moore)

(credit: Tim Moore)


The Great Labor Day Cruise
OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 562-8752
www.occa-inc.com
Date: Aug. 29-31, 2014

Hosted by the Orange County Chapter of The Christian Rods and Customs, The Great Labor Day Cruise is a car show that features a non-stop cruise around a 1.25-mile cruise route and the inclusion of thousands of vintage autos, classics and street rods. The family event will include a model car contest, wild wagons display and over 100 vendors for both automobile-related and personal-related items. Tickets can be purchased online.

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(credit: Art-A-Fair)


Art-A-Fair A Fine Art Festival
Art-A-Fair
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-4514
www.art-a-fair.com
Date: Now through Aug. 31, 2014

Enjoy a few days filled with arts, culture and music from local artists as well as artists from all over Southern California and around the world. This outdoor event allows you to breathe in some fresh air while taking in the talent all around. Call in for tickets or visit the website for more information.

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Pier Pressure OC Yacht Party Labor Sunday with DJ Scotty Boy
Endless Dream
2431 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 212-9191
www.ticketvibe.com
Date: Aug. 31, 2014

Want to party this Labor Day weekend? Then take a trip on the Harbor Party Cruise in Orange County with the backdrop of multi-million dollar Endless Dream. The three-level party cruiser accommodates up to 350 people and a few of the fun things to do include the Pier Pressure Cruise, enjoying the sounds of Southern California’s top open format and house DJ DJ Scotty Boy & OC’s Finest. Toast to drinks at the VIP bottle service on SKY Deck and more. Tickets can be purchased online.

Scientists say baleen whales are some of the world's largest animals and are characterized by having plates for filtering food from water, rather than teeth. (Photo credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists say baleen whales are some of the world’s largest animals and are characterized by having plates for filtering food from water, rather than teeth. (Photo credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)


Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 488-2828
www.dolphinsafari.com
Date: Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2014

Nothing to do this Labor Day weekend? Head to the Blue Whale Watching & Dolphin Safari with underwater viewing. Have a blast viewing the whales and dolphins in a last bid adieu to the summer. If you have only seen these incredible creatures on TV, you’re in for a special treat. There is something amazing about seeing the power and beauty up close. For tickets and other information, call (949) 488-2828 or visit the website.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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