Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend, June 17–19

Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend, June 17–19
Looking north along Crystal Cove beach in Newport Beach, Calif., on Feb. 10, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Father Daughter Fiesta

The Father-Daughter Dance is back in Brea this year! This fiesta is for girls ages 3–18 years and their fathers or father figures to have fun family time with food and dance. Brea Community Center, 695 Madison Way, Brea. Friday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. Dinner included. Registration can be done in person at the community center or call (714) 990-7101.

Taste of Japan

The cultural festival will showcase Japanese culinary creations, anime, cosplay, and live performances while allowing guests to experience Japanese pop culture through activities. 400 West Disney Way, Anaheim. Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. For more information.

Fountain Valley Summerfest

Fountain Valley is kicking off summer with a four-day festival featuring live bands, fun rides, fireworks, and dozens of food vendors. There will be at least twenty rides on-site including the Century Ferris Wheel, Vertigo, and more. Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley. June 16–19. Times vary. General admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased on-site and on

Golden Years Vintage Market

The Golden Years Market will feature some of the best finds in vintage clothing, vinyl records, and accessories, with over 20 vendors on site. Farmers Park in the Anaheim Packing District, 412 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim. Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit

Discover Upper Newport Bay Kayak Tour

The Newport Bay Conservancy is hosting group kayak tours guided by certified volunteer naturalists in the ecological reserve of Upper Newport Bay. Each tour can take up to 20 people and is 2 hours long. Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach. Saturdays 10–12 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For more information visit

Movie on the Lawn

Irvine invites you to bring a blanket or low-back chair to enjoy the movie on an outdoor big screen with friends and family. The city is celebrating summer with a series of family-friendly outdoor screenings at Great Park. The first screening this coming Saturday will be showing “Luca.” Open seating on the Terraced Lawn will be first-come, first-served for the entire community, and food trucks are available for food purchase on-site. 8000 Great Park Boulevard, Irvine. Saturday 6:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information.

Cypress Summerfest

Cypress is celebrating summer magic shows, crafts, food trucks, and fun activities for kids before concluding with a screening of Disney’s “Encanto.” Cypress Civic Center, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress. Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Free admission. For more information.

Arts & Crafts Marketplace

The marketplace is a platform for unique, hand-picked artisans and crafters to showcase their latest designs and collections. You can find unique hand-crafted artist pieces, handmade jewelry, and holiday home décor here. Old World Village, 7561 Center Avenue, # 49 Huntington Beach. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more information.