Six Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Orange County

Taste of Brea & Business Expo – Brea
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Brea’s Annual Foodie Extravaganza is here! Enjoy a delicious mix of food, drinks, and fun in Brea Downtown at the 2022 Taste of Brea®.  Come and enjoy dancing to live music with family and friends. Spend this evening strolling the Brea Downton enjoying tasty samples from our local Brea restaurants and beer/wine providers while reveling in the beautiful domain that Brea has to offer.  Got Questions? Contact the Brea Chamber office at (714) 529-3660  www.tasteofbrea.com

LOCATION:
Downtown Brea on Birch Street

 

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Newport Beach Wine Festival – Newport Beach
May 27-29, 2022

Sip your way through Memorial Day weekend at the 13th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival. The festival will take place at Balboa Bay Resort with multiple events each day. This beautiful waterfront setting is ideal for sipping fine wines, savoring delicious entrees, tasting craft beers and more. Learn how to cook a wine-themed meal or take the opportunity to expand your knowledge on wine characteristics and blending. See website for complete schedule of events. $65-$150 per event.  949.630.4146.  www.balboabayresort.com/nbwinefestival

LOCATION:
Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA

 

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Strawberry Festival – Garden Grove
May 27-30, 2022

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history.  Free admission!  INFORMATION:  714-638-0981  www.strawberryfestival.org

LOCATION:
Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA

 

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Scottish Fest – Costa Mesa
May 28-29, 2022

The event features hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength like the hammer throw, putting the stone and caber toss. Part of the United Scottish Society, the festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage.  www.scottishfest.com

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

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Knott’s Berry Farm Military Days and Memorial Sunday Fireworks – Buena Park
May 28-30, 2022

Enjoy Memorial Day weekend with family and friends at Knott’s Berry Farm. All active, veteran and retired US Military personnel will be honored and celebrated with complimentary admission. Up to six tickets may be purchased for family and friends at a discounted rate. End your day of fun with a spectacular fireworks show that will light up the night sky on Sunday at 9:45 p.m.  F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-11 p.m. See website for ticket pricing.  714.220.5200.  knotts.com

LOCATION:
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA

 

Laguna Hills Memorial Day Run – Laguna Hills
May 30, 2022

Celebrate Memorial Day with the City of Laguna Hills 18th annual Memorial Day run, honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. Participants can choose between a 5K, 10K or half-marathon. Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities. After the race enjoy food from local food trucks, a beer garden and DJ tunes. 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Register online. 949.975.8506. lagunahillshalfmarathon.com

LOCATION:
El Toro Road & I-5 Freeway
24155 Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Hills, CA