Upcoming events in Huntington Beach and Orange County

March 22, 2013

Local Events in Huntington Beach, CA – Fun, inexpensive or free activities for the whole family in Orange County.  


Easter Weekend (March 28th – 31st :


Vans Pier Classic – Surfing Competition

                           Huntington Beach Pier (Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway)

When:              Wednesday March 27th – Sunday, March 31st

Admission:      Free to watch

ASP Men’s Surfing Competition presented by Jack’s Surfboards.


Saturday March 30th:

Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day!

                           Huntington Central Park – Sports Complex

                           18002 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach

                           Call (714) 960-8895 for more information

When:               9:00am – 3:00pm

Admission:       Free

City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department and Kiwanis Club purchase and pour thousands of pounds of candy for kids to hunt for. Take a picture with Easter Bunny, play at game booths, see displays from Community Services, Public Works, Fire, and Police, learn about summer camps and classes offered through Community Services, enjoy the live band, and try out some new classes. Pancake breakfast and the hot lunch made by the Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club.


Bird Talk and Nature Walk

                           Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

                          (Pacific Coast Highway between Warner Ave. and Seapoint Ave.)


When:              Last Saturday of each month

Admission:      Free

Bird talk and nature walk at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. You will be led by Amigos docent and birder Greg Leo. The Bolsa Chica Wetlands provide feeding and nesting habitat for thousands of birds and is considered one of the prime birding sites in Southern California. The variety of bird species changes throughout the year as they migrate during each season.  Meet at the South Parking Lot across from the entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Carpooling is encouraged as parking at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is limited


Weekly Farmer’s Markets and Street Fairs


Surf City NightsStreet Fair and Farmer’s Market

                           Downtown Huntington Beach

                           (HB Pier Plaza and Main Street between PCH and Orange)


When:              Tuesdays 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Admission:      Free

Parking:            Street Parking (may be metered)

                          Public Paid Parking Structure (200 Main Street – Vehicle Entrances

                           Walnut, Olive and Third).

Free                   Park at Huntington Beach Civic Center (Main St. and Yorktown)

Shuttle:             Shuttle Hours of Operation: Tuesdays (5:30p – 10p)    714.536.5582   


Orange County’s #1 Weekly Street Fair and Certified Farmer’s Market.  Every Tuesday night Historic Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach becomes a pedestrian-only street fair for 3 blocks between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue.  The weekly event features live entertainment and family-friendly activities (live music, face painting, magicians, etc.) in addition to a fantastic Famer’s Market, unique merchant and artist vendors, and a wide selection of food and beverage stalls.  Each week free special events are offered around a monthly theme. 


Pier Plaza Farmer’s Market and Art A-Faire

                           Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
                           (On the beach-side of PCH and Main Street)


                           (714) 898-7927 for 24-hour information.

When:              Fridays Noon – 5pm

Admission:      Free

Parking:            Street Parking (may be metered)

                           Public Paid Parking – Pier Plaza Parking Lot (just north of the Pier)

                           Public Paid Parking Structure - 200 Main Street (Vehicle Entrances on

                           Walnut, Olive and Third)

Considered one of the most scenic Farmer’s Markets in Southern California; held every Friday afternoon from noon until 5:00pm at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza at the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway.  The Pier Plaza Farmer's Market Huntington Beach is a coastal food and art shopping pleasure destination for tourists and locals who seek certified farm fresh, California grown produce and unique hand-made arts and crafts.  The farmer’s market is held in conjunction with “Art A-faire” featuring over 50 vendors selling unique gifts and art pieces.


Peter’s Landing Farmer’s Market & Craft Fair

                           Peter’s Landing -- 164000 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA

                           (On PCH between Anderson Street and 24th Street in Sunset Beach)


When:              Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm

Admission:      Free

Parking:            Free Public Parking in Peter’s Landing Shopping Center

Peter’s Landing is part of Huntington Harbor and is located in the newly-incorporated area of Sunset Beach.  Being so near to the ocean and harbor, there is 2-hour “boat parking” in the Guest Docks and a marine supply store on-site.  More than 60 vendors offer fresh vegetables, fruit, plants and flowers, gourmet specialty food, and hand-made crafts.  Children will love the petting zoo, pony rides, and mini choo-choo train that travels around the shopping center’s parking lot. 


SoCo Farmer’s Market & Food Truck Round-Up

                           3315 Hyland Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

                           (Off Hyland between Sunflower Ave and South Coast Drive)


When:              Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm

Admission:      Free

Parking:            Free

The SoCo Shopping Center is located in Costa Mesa, right off the 405 Freeway between Euclid and Harbor and very close to Huntington Beach.  In addition to the medley of shops permanently situated in the SoCo Shopping Center (newly opened Surfas Culinary Supplies, the boutique stalls inside OC Mart Mix, Design Within Reach, etc.) there is a weekly Farmer’s Market and Food Truck Round-Up.  The event features a Certified Farmer’s Market with fresh, local, California-grown produce; Gourmet Food Trucks and Vendors; fresh coffee and tea sellers; Unique offerings from local merchants and artisans; Specialty Services such as Knife-Sharpening; and Live Music every Saturday from 9a-2p.



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