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Rotary/CARE Car Show to Benefit Rotary charities, Capistrano Animal Rescue Feb 4
The Car Show once again promises a fabulous display of over 400 antique and classic cars and trucks. The return of the popular New-Car Row will show the latest models from local dealers. Bring the family! This is a pet-friendly event and many of last years’ attendees had their four-legged friends in tow. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon Feb 5
This exclusive oceanfront course is a California Dream! Run on Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Party includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun.
Laguna Beach Music Festival Feb 8-12
This festival is dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, featuring an internationally acclaimed Mentor Musician or Ensemble along with other talented artists in a week long blend of performances and education.
Taste of San Juan Feb 9
Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas at The San Juan Hills Golf Club. The Taste brings together many of San Juan’s marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with ‘tastes’ of their fare. Come and be tempted by all there is at “The Taste of San Juan”.
Annual Monarch Butterfly Day Feb 11
OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch Butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at the magnificent creatures. Children can assist in planting plants to attract Monarch Butterflies. Participants can also go inside a netted butterfly enclosure.
Timberwolf 5 K Run/Walk Feb 11
The Timberwolf 5K Run/Walk, and the 1K Fun Run, feature breathtaking views, fantastic free food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis. Register by January 24th for the best price.
Celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival Feb 11
Kung Hei Fat Choy means Happy New Year! We are celebrating the end of the Lunar New Year with the Chinese Lantern Festival! Join us for an explosive story time and a cultural connection; learning numbers in Chinese!
Art Crawl Experience Feb 11
Art Crawl Experience or simply “ACE”, an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Feb 14
XOXO Happy Valentine’s Day! We LOVE all our Pretend City guests! Join us today for special Valentine’s Day activities and learn all about this lovey-dovey holiday!
Dog-a-Palooza Pet Expo Feb 18
Dog-a-Palooza is a unique and family oriented event centered around family pets. Please feel free to bring your well socialized people-friendly dog. This one day event offers a variety of informative groups, retailers, groomers, veterinarians and pet organizations – everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet! There will be a Pack Walk around the Sports Park, informative booths, kids’ activities and a K-9 demonstration. *Please note: no flexible leashes are allowed for safety reasons. If your dog is not friendly, you may be asked to leave the event.
The Kid’s Pet Parade Feb 18
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child).
Los Alamitos ‘Race on the Base’ Feb 24 & 25
The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community. The race is held on the run ways at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos and features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course.
Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration Feb 25-26
To celebrate their 21st year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend… including $2.00 train rides! The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2.00 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold (gold panning requires two $2.00 tickets). FREE giveaways include Irvine Park Railroad balloons.