Tanaka Farms in Irvine California hosts Melon Tours in the summer (July-August) where they take us on guided wagon rides around their farm, sample fresh summer vegetables along the way, and then we stop to taste our fill of several freshly cut melons including a yellow watermelon. Some of the farm fresh produce that we got to try today were green beans, carrots, grape tomatoes, white corn, cucumbers, Saticoy Melons (looks like a cantaloupe), seedless and seeded watermelons. It was fun to see the children attempt to try them all. The melon selections may vary upon the harvest season. For example, they sold out of the Yellow Watermelons (my favorite) early … READ MORE
The 128th Annual OC Fair opens July 13rd and runs through August 12th. This year’s theme is “Free Your Inner Farmer”. There are deals all 23 days of the fair like this one – “Wear overalls and get in free until 3 p.m. on Thursdays”. A weekend carnival special has also been added. If the concert series is why you go, the Pacific Amphitheatre will launch the Toyota Summer Concert Series with several pre-Fair shows starting July 7. And it’s time to enter competitions; deadlines vary from now through the Fair. Returning favorite promotions include Free Till Three on Opening Day; that’s free Fair admission and parking from noon to 3 p.m. on July 13 only. Want to save money on parking and avoid parking hassles? Get … READ MORE
Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 15th Annual Pacific Islander Festival on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, Chamoru, Marshallese, Kiribati, and Maori cultures will be featured. Peniamina Sefo Taito will receive the Heritage Award at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 in recognition of his dedicated service to the Pacific Islander community. EVENT SCHEDULE All programs subject to change and weather dependent. SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. … READ MORE
Post written by me for Disneyland. All opinions are my own. Disneyland did an amazing job for Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship & Beyond! While the transformation of Pixar Pier at Disney California Park is not ready until summer, the festival is in full force which started this weekend! Everyone has a favorite Disney Pixar movie that they love. I didn’t really think about this until attending the Media Showcase, but they all have something in common – They all tell a story about the true meaning of friendship! Woody and Buzzlight Year, Mike & Sulley, Russell & Dug, Nemo & Dory, Lightning McQueen & Mater, Joy & Sadness, and the … READ MORE
It’s that time of year again where we can all say, “Yay!” to All Things Boysenberry! Lucky for us, we don’t have to go far, because it’s celebrated right here in Orange County where it became famous. The boysenberry is a cross between a loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry and is named after its originator Rudolf Boysen. Back then Knott’s Berry Farm was a working farm, and the Knott family were the first to successfully harvest and sell the berry. It has changed so much, but the berry is the still the same berry, and every year they throw a party for several days in honor of it. This year’s Boysenberry … READ MORE
LUNAR NEW YEAR is one of the most celebrated holidays among Asian cultures. Each country will observe it slightly different but they all commemorate with loved ones to wish each other good fortune and prosperity for the new year. Did you know that Disneyland celebrates it as well, but they added their own Disney magic to it. This year they are celebrating for 24 days from January 26th through February 18th over at Disney California Adventure Park! It’s their biggest Lunar New Year celebration yet! We were there for opening day previewing their menu and watched some of the shows. This year for Year of the Dog, Pluto is the … READ MORE
My favorite foodie event of the year! Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce invites you to their signature event “Taste of Laguna” Presented by Nick’s and South of Nick’s on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 PM to 9 PM. Don’t think that’s enough time to do it all? Upgrade to VIP and enjoy early entry, early reception, parking, and a special swag bag! Come hungry and enjoy a beautiful tasting of some of Laguna Beach’s best as well as preview some up and coming newcomers. (Hint: South of Nick’s, this year’s presenting sponsor, is opening a new location in Laguna Beach in early 2018.) You must be 21 or over to attend. Check out a list of participating restaurants below!
The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin of Newport Beach, returns to the contemporary Newport Beach Civic Center on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Kicking off on Friday, September 29th, it will include tastings from 40 top Orange County restaurants and their executive chefs, 250 varieties of world-class wine, spirits, and brews, celebrity chef cooking demos and dinners, Master Sommelier tasting panels, VIP events, live music, and a new “Havana Nights” after party.