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.
Join Orange County’s first ever PAELLA WINE & BEER FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 4-9 pm at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. There will be live entertainment including Flamenco performances and Spanish rock, and local vendors will offer tapas, sangrias, cocktails, cultural art, and more! Featuring an experience like what you would find while strolling through a lively outdoor market in Spain, watch as nearly 50 local chefs compete with their own paella recipes for the chance to represent the United States at the World Paella Championship in Sueca, Valencia, Spain!
With thousands expected to attend, the Paella Wine & Beer Festival is one of the most authentic Hispanic culinary events in the United States and presents a unique opportunity for local chefs to become known internationally. Every paella will be judged by experts, most of which are traveling from Spain, to weigh in on the competition. At the event, there will also be a record set with the largest paella ever made in the United States, enough to feed 3,000 people, prepared by Chef Leo Razo of Villa Roma in Laguna Niguel.
The OC Fair is back!!! Opens this Friday, July 14th and here through August 13th, that’s 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, shopping, shows, and fun. The Fair is open Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to midnight, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to midnight. (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.) Download the free 2017 OC Fair iPhone and Android app available this summer to locate what to eat, general information, find deals and exhibits, plan your day, entertainment schedules, learn more about the carnival rides, and more! Plus all app users can enter to win free carnival ride passes and food vouchers. Let’s go over the many different ways we can save.