Orange County March 2019 Events

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Lantern Festival Mar. 2
Bring the entire family for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Pig! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. Admission is FREE, but tickets are required. https://www.pacificsymphony.org/

Festival of Whales Mar. 2-3 & 9-10
The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return
of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan size event. http://festivalofwhales.com/

Lord of the Strings: Laurence Juber Mar. 3
Two-time Grammy winner and former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s WINGS band, Laurence Juber is performing at SOCO and The OC Mix. Tickets are $30.
http://socoandtheocmix.com/events-page/

OC Restaurant Week Mar. 3-9
Dine on specially priced prix-fixe menus across Orange County. The prix fixe menus are priced at $10, $15, $20 and $25 per person for lunch, and $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person for dinner. The only thing to make for dinner during Restaurant Week
are reservations! www.ocrestaurantweek.com

South County Pet EXPO Mar. 9
It’s time for the 4th Annual South County Pet Expo at the Lake Forest Sports Park. This family and pet friendly event will also feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors
providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways. Admission, parking, and shuttles to the event are FREE! http://adoptocpets.org/events/

Newport Beach Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl Mar. 16-17
The warm weather is just around the corner and the green clovers are the sign of great things to work. Follow the rainbow with us this St. Paddy’s weekend and ring in the Spring season with the best bars and drink specials in Newport Beach!
https://pubcrawls.com/events/saint-paddys/newport-beach/luck-of-the-irish-pubcrawl/

Shamrock ‘n Run Mar. 17
REACH Foundation’s 2019 Shamrock ‘n Run with St. Jude Medical Center benefits the Placentia-Yorba Linda Middle School Track Meet and other REACH Foundation Healthy
Lifestyle Initiatives within the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. This fun community wide event is open to the public. Early bird registration is through Feb. 17, 2019. https://www.reach4pylusd.org/

St. Patrick’s Day at Pretend City Mar. 17
It’s the luck of the Irish! Join us for this fun-filled day as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with story time, art, and fun activities. Wear your greenest outfit for our Irish heading home parade at the end of the day. https://www.pretendcity.org/

Cherry Blossom Festival Mar. 17
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister
city of Anjo, Japan. http://www.hbcbfest.com/

St. Joseph’s Day at the Mission Mar. 19
Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend. https://www.missionsjc.com

German Style Carnival Fasching Mar. 19
Families with children ages 4 -17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com. A family fun event with traditional Fasching’s delicatessens like the famous “Berliner”, Krapfen, and
Currywurst. This event is FREE to attend. https://www.oldworld.ws/blog/events/

Irvine International Film Festival 2019 Mar 22-28
With a focus on creative expression, cultural differences and global issues, The IIFF celebrates the power of film as a language that transcends all geographical boundaries. Screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, producers, actors and artists from
all over the world gather in Orange Country to showcase rare films to the community and enhance public awareness. http://irvinefilmfest.com

Foam Glow Run Mar. 23
As the runners/walkers reach the Foam Glow™ Zones, They they will run through different color foam that Glows in the Dark under our high intensity black lights. All products are 100% natural and non-toxic. At the end of the race there will be a Foam Glow 5K™ after party filled with Music pumping from the stage, Foam Glow™
and tons of black lights! Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the 3 miles of the Foam Glow 5K™ course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run. http://www.foamglow.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande Mar. 23
The 61st Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire will be held in downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Parade is part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, which celebrates the return of the songbird on St. Joseph’s Day. The festival includes a plethora of community activities including a Kids Pet Parade, a Hairiest
Man Contest, food, entertainment and much more. www.swallowsparade.com/

WonderCon 2019 Mar. 29-31
WonderCon in Anaheim, California, is a pop culture and comic book expo explosion. The three-day jubilee features celebrity meet and greets, film and television cast and crew panel discussions, comic book author autograph sessions, exhibits, booths selling
collectibles and memorabilia, a dance party masquerade ball and all things nerd culture.
https://www.comic-con.org/wca/purchasebadges

Glitterfest Mar. 31
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much more! https://www.glitterfest.com

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