Fun Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

By Carol Cassis
Carol Cassis
Carol Cassis
September 22, 2022 Updated: September 22, 2022

Huntington Beach Health and Beauty Expo

Spend the day in luxury at Dermfx’s ninth annual health and beauty exposition. If you love self-care and discounts, nearly all treatments will be on sale including botox, fillers, fat-burning and freezing treatments, and more. Guests will also have a chance to win specialty “swag bags” worth up to $500, which include beauty kits, jade rollers, and many other special prizes, with 100 percent of purchase proceeds going to the Forgotten Foundation, a children’s orphanage in Mexicali.

Hyatt Regency Huntington. Beach Resort And Spa 21500 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. $5. For tickets.

Irvine ‘Modern Maker’s Mart’

Enjoy a day with the family shopping at Uptown Village Market’s outdoor marketplace of locally handmade crafted goods, all while savoring tasty treats and live music! This pop-up market has something for everyone to enjoy, including a photo backdrop, free kids’ craft station, and tons of handmade artisans. Goods sold include house plants, jewelry, chocolates, charcuterie boxes, and more.

Woodbridge Village Center. 4820 Barranca Parkway, Irvine CA 92604. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free. For more.

‘SoCal Ballet Scene’ Festival in Costa Mesa

Come see local professional ballet artists and regional companies on one shared stage; a true collaboration of Southern California’s ballet organizations in a manner that has “never before been seen!” This “mixed-repertoire” program features a collection of works ranging from classical to contemporary ballet, performed by ballet companies and an ensemble of freelance artists residing in Southern California. Featuring guest artist and former principal dancer from San Francisco Ballet, Vitor Luiz, audiences will get to see his special performance of ‘In Flames of Paris Pas De Deux.’ After the performance, all audience members are invited to the Moore Theatre’s Alfresco after-party, where guests can meet and greet the artists from the festival all while being serenaded by a live flamenco guitarist.

Robert Moore Theatre Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa. Saturday, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets $25 to $35. For tickets.

Anaheim GardenWalk Cars and Coffee

Auto Owners of America invites all car and coffee lovers to Anaheim GardenWalk to come to meet other car enthusiasts and locals to enjoy showcases of expertly crafted and modified vehicles, all while savoring a fresh steaming cup of coffee. Cars of all builds and models will be showcased, including antique, exotic, weather classics, tweaked for speed, and more. Located just down the street from Disneyland, the area hosts endless possibilities for fine dining and exploration before and after the event for a day of sights and sounds for all to enjoy.

STC Anaheim GardenWalk. 400 Disney Way, Anaheim CA 92802. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free. For more.

Santa Ana’s ‘Anything for Tacos’ Fair

A special one-day-only event where family and friends can enjoy everyone’s two favorites: Tacos and famed Mexican musical legend, Selena! Enjoy local vendors, live music and entertainment, look-alike contests, a taco eating competition, and of course the best tacos Orange County has to offer at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. The event also features a vibrant marketplace offering a plethora of vibrant goods including specialty arts and crafts.

Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free. For more.

Romantic Coldplay Candlelit Tribute Concert in Irvine

Spend an evening in a glowing candle-lit bliss while enjoying some of Coldplay’s greatest hits at University United Methodist Church. If you enjoy an intimate ambiance with breathtaking piano music, this hour-long concert is for you. The total program features 11 Coldplay classics, including Viva la Vida: Heart of Courage, Arabesque, Lost, and more. Attendees must be seven years or older, and guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

University United Methodist Church 18422 Culver Drive, Irvine CA 92612. Friday 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets $35 to $70. For tickets.

Carol Cassis