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2014 Labor Day Events in Orange County


We are always sad to say “Good-bye” to summer, but Labor Day weekend in Orange County is always packed full of fun family-friendly events for your family to enjoy. We have searched high and low, and put together the most in-depth guide of the 2014 Labor Day events in Orange County for your family! Bon Voyage Summer!


Orange Street Fair
112 E Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866

Friday, August 29th 2014
5pm to 10pm
Alcohol Sales: 5pm-9pm

Saturday, August 30th 2014
10am to 10pm
Alcohol Sales: 10am-9pm

Sunday, August 31st 2014
10am to 10pm
Alcohol Sales: Noon-9pm

The Orange Street Fair is one of the most popular Labor Day events in Orange County. It draws families from around the Southland to enjoy music, fun, crafts, food, drinks and more throughout the weekend. Parking is guaranteed to be a challenge, but worth it for those seeking a weekend filled with food and entertainment.


House of Blues Summer Bash
1530 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

Your family is invited to a rockin good time at the House of Blues Summer Bash. The family-friendly event has no cover charge and features live music, bbq, games and more. The bbq dinner is $12 per person, and includes a smoked 1/2 chicken or chopped bbq pork with two sides. The live entertainment will be from Tini Grey Island Soul and DJ Matt Hill. The event starts on Labor Day right at noon! See you there.


Labor Day Music Festival
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

Shoreline Jam’s new two-day festival format offers even more live music to fill the Labor Day holiday weekend at the Queen Mary’s Waterfront Event Park. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $35 day of the event and are on sale now. Single day VIP tickets are available for $75 in advance and $100 day of the event. Long Beach Funk Fest single day, general admission tickets are on sale now and start at $15 in advance and $20 day of the event. Single day VIP tickets are $45 in advance and $75 day of the event.


The Great Labor Day Cruise
OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, Ca

Admission $15
Age 55 and older- $14
Military & Veterans with ID – $13
Children ages 12 to 15- $10
Under 12 – Free
3 Day pass – $30

2014 Marks the 32nd Year of “The Great Labor Day Cruise”, presented by OCCA, Inc. The event is located at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California on Friday, August 29, 2014 thru Sunday, August 31, 2014. The event continues to be one of the largest and longest running 3 day events in the nation and one of a few that can offer non-stop cruising around a 1.25 mile cruise route set up at the 150 acre venue.


Labor Day Pool Party
Aliso Viejo Aquatics Center
29 Santa Barbara
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Entrance for the day is $3 per person on September 1st. The water balloon toss kicks off at 11 a.m.; followed by relay races at noon; a hula hoop contest at 1 p.m. and pool games at 2 p.m.
Tasty chef specials from the Oasis Cafe will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m


Labor Day Family Festival
11551 Trask Ave
Garden Grove, CA, 92843

Families are invited on September 1st to the Garden Grove Elks Lodge for games, food, music and prizes.


End of Summer Skate Boarding Campout
Etnies Skate Park
20028 Lake Forest Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Skateboarders will come together to bid farewell to summer at the coolest skatepark in Orange County for an end of summer campout. Etnies Skate Park will be hosting a campout on 8/29 and 8/30 for $30 per child. Registration and detailed information is available online.


Huntington Beach Civil War Days
HB Central Park on Gothard between Slater and Talbert

Camps open to the Public on Saturday and Sunday
Battle Times: Sat: 1:30 and 4 PM / Sun: 11 and 2 PM
Admission: Free to the Public!


OC Parks Weekend Events:

(information provided by OC Parks. Double check the events have not been cancelled before attending at

Wild Tales
Date: 8/29/2014
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Visit with Preserve staff for story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

Cost: $5 per student
Parking: Free
Age: 2-8 years
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email [email protected] to register.

Redwood Hike
4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823
Date: 8/30/2014
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Join OC Parks’ trained staff on an easy 1.1 mile hike to the park’s Coastal Redwood grove. You will use your 5 senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the Redwoods. You will also have an opportunity to learn about our native plants along the way. The hike begins each Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. from the park’s Nature Center. Don’t forget to visit our Nature Center when you are there, too!

Participants should remember water, sunscreen, hat and hiking shoes.
All ages (small children may have to be carried).
Meet at Nature Center located at east end of park.
Cost: Free
Reservations preferred: call (714) 973-3160 or email [email protected]
Parking: $5 per vehicle

Nature Walk
O’Neill Regional Park
Date: 8/30/2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join their Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

Ages: All Ages Welcome
Fee: Free
Parking: $5 per vehicle
(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Sunset Hike
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Date: 8/30/2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hike with Ranger Adam Martinez as the sun sets over Laurel and Willow canyons. Observe the changes as day turns to night. Hear the last bird songs. Light interpretation with questions welcome. The terrain can often be rocky and uneven.

Participants should bring water, a snack, a flashlight, and wear proper hiking shoes.
Ages 12 and up.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
For questions, call (949) 497-8324.
Parking: $3/vehicle.

Wildlife Walk: Bats
7600 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807
Parking lot #6
Date: 8/30/2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Learn some of the myths and truths about these fascinating creatures. Come learn how bats communicate, what they eat and why they are important to our ecosystem. Then we will take a short walk near the lake to see if we can spot some of our resident bats.

All ages welcome
Event is FREE!
Parking is $5 per vehicle

Email to register:
[email protected]
Please leave your name, phone number, number of participants in your group and ages of participant(s) in your email.

Bats of Orange County
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Date: 8/30/2014
Time: 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM

Join Park Ranger Brad Barker as we learn about those mysterious creatures of the night – bats!

Ranger Barker will lead a 45-minute presentation about bats that can be found in Orange County. After the presentation, join us for a 30-minute walk to the nearby lake as we look for bats and listen for their echolocation using a bat detector.

Meet at the amphitheater. Come early to look at a bat skeleton and skull.

Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel.
for questions call: 949-497-8324.
Parking: $5/vehicle.
Program is free; donations appreciated.
Registration encouraged using link below.

Ranger Led Campfire Program
O’Neill Regional Park
Date: 8/30/2014
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us each Saturday Night at the amphitheater for this Ranger led talk on local animal life, set to the glow of fire light. This event is only open to those camping at O’Neill Regional Park. No access for day use after sunset.

Ages: All Ages Welcome
Fee: Free
(Event is outdoors and dependent on weather conditions.)

Campfire Program
Caspers Wilderness Park
Date: 8/30/2014
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Every Saturday night, join us for a campfire program that may include a slide presentation, wilderness safety, games and activities for children, animal adaptations, skins and skulls, a live animal demonstration and a chance to visit the Nature Center. Topics may vary weekly.

Cost: Free
Parking: $5 per vehicle
All ages welcome


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