There’s plenty happening this weekend in Orange County and whatever your budget or preference, we’ve got your plan of attack for a great few days off. If you are looking to sink your feet in the sand or hit the midway at the fair, we have a convenient itinerary all worked out. Here is what is happening in Orange County.

Friday, July 28
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JACK FM Presets: Richard Blade’s 80’s Beach Bash
SeaLegs Live at the Beach
17851 PCH
Huntington, CA 92649

Widely regarded as an authority on one of the most influential musical decades, Richard Blade is synonymous with the 80’s. His made-for-radio voice and vast knowledge of tunes from the era are part of why he maintains his relevance some thirty-plus years later. Starting this weekend, Blade will play host to an 80’s party once a month at Southern California’s newest music venue, Sealegs. The shoreline stage gives fans the chance to sink their toes in the sand while moving to the beat and taking down a few drinks. The open-air venue provides great entertainment with a spectacular view of the California coast. The dancing starts about sunset and carries into the evening.

Saturday, July 29
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UFC 214
Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

It’s always a treat when elite level competition comes to town, but for this particular rematch in the UFC, the fireworks that are all but certain make this a must see. The bad blood between Daniel Corimer and Jon Jones is as authentic as it gets and because of that, the action will be relentless at Honda Center this weekend. As mixed martial arts continues to grow in popularity, the names and faces at the top of the heap are becoming household names. Such is the case with the headlining match. The excitement for this one is so tough that it makes it impossible to have a clear favorite. If you are lucky enough to get tickets, the arena will be rocking with energy both in the Octagon in the stands.

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Vans US Open of Surfing
Huntington Beach Pier
Main St. and Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

As Surf City, USA Huntington Beach has deep roots in the culture that extend well outside of Southern California. As one of the most important competitions of the year, the US Open of Surf pools together the elite athletes of the sport to find out who takes home the crown. In addition to bonus events like the progressive longboard contest and the junior competition, Vans added a professional skateboarding championship that boasts and international field of riders. The city will be bustling with events, music, entertainment and thousands of visitors for what has become a summertime staple.

Sunday, July 30
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Newport Beach Farmers Market
Newport Beach Pier
110 McFadden Place
Newport Beach, CA 92663

A morning stroll through any farmer’s market is always a great call but the Newport Beach location adds a coastal breeze and the ambiance of the neighboring pier to sweeten the pot. Requisite with most Southern California markets, the produce and prepared foods are always top quality. Local vendors make sure to bring their A-game for this one. However, the shops, cafes, and window-shopping adjacent to the farmer’s market ensures that there is plenty to check out. Grab some groceries, enjoy some sun along the beach, and check out one of the most scenic farmer’s markets in SoCal.

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Monster Truck Destruction Tour
Costa Mesa Speedway
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 492-9933

The O.C. Fairgrounds are immense. The footprint has a host of amenities including a racetrack that has been a part of Southern California motorsports for generation. This weekend, the programming is more about spectacle than it is competition as the Monster Truck Destruction tour hits the speedway on Sunday. Among the field of trucks, the original, Bigfoot, will make an appearance. In between these massive machines crushing cars and tearing up the dirt, freestyle motorcycle riders will be flying through the air to ensure the action has no lulls.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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