The proverbial end of summer is simply the beginning to another glorious weekend of outdoor family fun in Southern California. Labor Day events in Orange County are as numerous and diverse as the cities in which you may find and enjoy them. Celebrate an annual fair, run with cartoon characters, relax in the park or embark upon a charitable cause with and for your children.
Orange International Street Fair
Orange Circle & Plaza Center
112 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
Through Sept. 1
Date: Labor Day
Hosted within historic and charming Old Town Orange, the Orange International Street Fair is a longstanding celebration of food, culture and community. Arts, crafts, live music, specialty entertainment and events for the kids and dozens of food and beverage vendors line the downtown streets. Admission is free as booths are organized and maintained by local non-profit groups. Enjoy clean, safe, family-friendly Labor Day festivities while contributing to the community and worthwhile causes.
Disneyland Half Marathon
1313 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92123
Dates: September 3-September 6, 2015
You needn’t have a runner in the family to delight in the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. Once you witness the spectacular event, it may just become your Labor Day family tradition. Three days, four races, a massive runner’s expo and pasta party invite joggers, walkers, volunteers, visitors and spectators to share in a Disney-themed celebration of fun, fitness and community. Watch the all-age races in and around the Disneyland Resort, and meet your favorite Disney characters. Enjoy live performances on the surrounding streets of Anaheim and cheer on your friends and neighbors. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Huntington Beach Concerts In The Park
Huntington Beach Central Park
1711 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Date: September 6, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm
This free concert series is a delight for the entire family, and yes, that does include the Labor Day big band, swing era extravaganza. Treat the family to a delightful Labor Day at the beach, then walk on up to Central Park to dance the night away. Ideal for picnicking, bring your blankets and chairs or spend the night on the dance floor. Free dance lessons will be provided before the Mike Henebry Orchestra performance.
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Huntington Beach Historical Society’s Civil War Days
18000 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Dates: September 5 & 6, 2015
The Huntington Beach Historical Society will be hosting their 22nd annual Civil War Days Living History and Reenactment at the Huntington Beach Central Park on September 5th and 6th proud to host the 22nd annual Civil War Days Living History and Reenactment in Huntington Beach Central Park which promises to be a free exciting event. Battle Times: Sat: 1:30 and 4 PM / Sun: 11 and 2 PM.
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