(credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

(credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The holiday weekend has arrived and the excitement is making it so that even though folks are at the office, everyone has all but checked out. The three day weekend is actually more like four or five day weekend. Mentally, everyone is already figuring out the game plan for how best to spend their time while celebrating the 4th of July. Before the BBQ and the bottle rockets, keep in mind there is a wealth of cool things happening right near you. From tunes to shopping, to video gaming and local art, this weekend in Orange County is shaping up to be a nice one. Here’s what’s going on.

Friday, July 1
(Credit: Cody Black)

(Credit: Cody Black)

KROQ’s DJ Jeremiah Red Live
Mansion Costa Mesa
841 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 549-1250

Tonight, KROQ’s DJ Jeremiah Red takes to the stage at Mansion in Costa Mesa for a set of unfiltered energy to jumpstart your Friday night. As a selector, Red’s ability to blur genre divides and create a cohesive mix of everything from rock, pop, dance, indie, and hip hop functions more celebration than DJ set. Jeremiah’s eclectic ear is balanced by a sense of pace as the party is always at a fever pitch from opening track to closer. If you’re looking to let loose under the lights, do it right with Southern California’s weekend DJ.

Saturday, July 2
(Credit: Ramon Gonzales)

(Credit: Ramon Gonzales)

Lost Levels Grand Opening
Lost Levels
114 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832

From the same Super Video Game Bros that have cultivated a fervent following with their Diamond Bar location, Lost Levels is set to be a sensation with the OC gaming community. Specializing in classic consoles like the 8-Bit wonder of the NES and the 16-bit Super NES, gamers can score some timeless entertainment at a reasonable price. If you can’t wait to get home to place, Lost Levels other half is dedicated to reviving the arcade experience. Lined with essentials like Mortal Kombat and Primal Instinct, patrons can get their quarters ready and play to their heart’s content.

Sunday, July 3
(Credit: DTSA Farmers’ Market/Sonora Ortiz)

(Credit: DTSA Farmers’ Market/Sonora Ortiz)

Santa Ana Farmer’s Market
3rd and Bush
Downtown Santa Ana, CA

Typically wondering around aimlessly wouldn’t be much of a weekend getaway, but at the Santa Ana Farmer’s Market, getting lost for a bit comes with plenty of browsing and plenty of snacking. Among the important talking points, the produce is the best example of locally sourced goods with samples galore just to make sure. In addition to the vendors, the folks at the market provide live entertainment from a diverse roster of regional artists to ensure the soundtrack for your shopping is on point. Snack, sip and Stroll for your Sunday morning.

Monday, July 4
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(credit: melis/shutterstock)

See A Great Fireworks Show In Orange County
Various Locations

Looking for the a great fireworks show to see along with your friends and family? We’ve got you covered! Visit our list of Orange County’s Firework Shows By Neighborhood and plan your 4th of July activities!

Article by Ramon Gonzales.