Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend, April 29–May 1

By Alice Sun
Alice Sun
Alice Sun
April 29, 2022 Updated: April 29, 2022

La Habra Citrus Fair

The three-day event features exhibitions, vendors, carnival rides, games, and a car show. Check out robotics events, a livestock show, and junior auction. 321 East La Habra Boulevard, La Habra. Friday–Sunday (time varies). Free entry. Ride tickets vary. For more information, visit lahabrachamber.com.

South County Pet Expo

The City of Lake Forest and the Pet Adoption Center of Orange County are hosting the 2022 South County Pet Expo featuring a wide variety of adoptable pets, pet products, and demonstrations. Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center. 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest. Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Free.

Festival of Nations

This one-day experience will celebrate La Palma’s cultural heritage through dancing, performances, and exhibits. The event features games, live performances, and rides including a Ferris wheel, fiberglass slide, rock climbing wall, and obstacle course. 7821 Walker Street, La Palma. Saturday 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Tickets $15 to $20. Buy your tickets at cityoflapalma.org.

OC Marathon

Orange County is hosting its annual marathon including whole and half marathons, and a 5K and kids run. Saturday through Sunday. Time varies. Tickets $25 to $190. Register at ocmarathon.com.

OC Super Hero 5K

The annual Crime Survivors family event, with a “superhero” theme, kicks off with a 5K Run/Walk at Mason Regional Park. Also on hand will be a health and safety expo. 18712 University Drive, Irvine. Saturday 7 a.m.–11 a.m. Tickets $30 to $40. Register at superherorunwalk.org.

Earth Day Festival

Visitors can interact with live animals, learn about pollution and wetland ecology, and test the water quality. The festival will also have a jump tent and guided tours of the reserve. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. 3842 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach. Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. For more information, please visit bolsachica.org.

Fullerton Faux Festival

The Fullerton Rotary Club is presenting Sean Oliu, the Hollywood Stones, and Kenny Metcalf in tribute performances of Elton John, The Rolling Stones, and Johnny Cash. Fullerton College Theatre. Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets $65–100. Reserve your ticket at hornetscholars.com.

Aliso Viejo Jam Fest and Summer Camp Expo

Featuring live music by the Canyon Brothers, bounce houses, balloon twisters, photo ops, a rock wall, and activities for the whole family. Aliso Viejo Ranch. 100 Park Ave., Aliso Viejo. Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Orange County Food and Wine Festival

Enjoy food and wine from various Orange County restaurants and California wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, and the Santa Barbara area. Bid for a variety of gifts, products, travel, and entertainment items in silent and live auctions. Marconi Automotive Museum. 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit ocfoodandwine.com.

Farfalle

Farfalle means “butterflies” in Italian. This is an interactive visual feast that follows the exciting journey of a caterpillar as it morphs into a beautiful butterfly. Samueli Theater. 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sunday 1:00 p.m. Tickets $20. Get your ticket at scfta.org.

Alice Sun