The 10 Best Events In Orange County This May

The 10 Best Events In Orange County This May

May is here and we’re on our way to Summer. With so many events in California we’ve narrowed down some of the best in Orange County this May. Here are the 10 Best Events in Orange County this May. 

SOKA Peace Festival

Date: May 04, 2024

Time: 2:30-9pm

Admission: FREE, Parking $10

Location: 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

The SOKA Center invites you to the SOKA Peace festival. This Free OC event will be a day filled with fun, entertainment, and community at the SOKA Peace Festival! You can expect eclectic musical performances, contemporary art, food trucks and more as SOKA invites the public to celebrate the anniversary of the university’s dedication to the community. Click Here to learn more about the SOKA Peace Festival. 

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Date: May 04,2024

Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm

Admission: Pre-Sale Wristbands are $15. Click Here to purchase your wristband. 

Location: 1100 Calle Puente, San Clemente, CA 92672

Beer Garden’s, Food Trucks, Vendors, Crafts, Games, live performances by Mariachi Nuevo Jalisciense, Elko Norteno, Ballet Folklorico, Chinelos Sin Frouteras, Groupo Dilema and more. Let the kids jump in the inflatables or get their face painted while you grab a beer at the beer garden. Its going to be a good time for the whole family. 

La Habra Citrus Fair 

Date: May 03-05, 2024

Time: Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday 1pm-11pm, Sunday 1pm-9pm

Admission: FREE

Location: 321 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631

The three day fair is a highly anticipated local event. Rides, entertainment, kid zone, custom car show and more. Click Here for more information about the La Habra Citrus Fair 

Rancho De Fiesta 

Date: May 04, 2024

Time: 11am-3:00pm 

Admission: FREE 

Location: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630  

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Orange County’s rancho era at the annual Rancho Days Fiesta  at Heritage Hill Historical Park. This event commemorates the unique history of rancho and Native American cultures through interactive activities, live music, dance performances and more in a family-friendly setting.

Free to attend and fun for all ages, Rancho Days Fiesta features a variety of activities including engaging exhibits, cultural performances, craft workshops, piñata breaking and more. Attendees will enjoy vibrant Folklórico and Native American dances, witness educational Charro horseback riding and roping demonstrations and explore the historic buildings at Heritage Hill Historical Park with guided tours provided by Amigos de la Colina docents. Pets are welcome in outdoor areas only and must remain on a leash no longer than six feet. 

“Rancho Days Fiesta is the perfect way for visitors of all ages to glimpse into Orange County’s storied past,” said Chairman Donald P. Wagner, Orange County Board of Supervisors. “This annual event is a testament to our community’s history and to the dedication of the County of Orange in preserving and sharing this important legacy with future generations.” Click Here for more information about Rancho De Fiesta 


OC Marathon

Date: May 04- 5th, 2024

Time: Time Varies based on the race

Admission: $55-$229

Location: Location varies based on the day you’re attending. The race begins at Fashion Island -401 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Runners train all year for this OC Event. People come from all over the country to participate one of the most sought after race routes in the country. You can be part of this years upcoming marathon. The OC Marathon Click Here for more information about the OC Marathon



Strawberry Festival 

Date: May 24-27, 2024 

Time: Friday 1pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm, Monday 10am-9pm

Admission: Ride All Day Wristbands Friday $35, Saturday & Sunday $40

Location: Village Green Park, 12732 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Carnival Rides, Strawberry Festival Parade, everything Strawberry you can imagine, contests, games, live music at the amphitheater and so much more. Click Here for more information about the Strawberry Festival. 


Bonanza Days

Date: May 17th-19th, 2024 

Time: Friday 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm

Admission: FREE General Admission and Parking

Location: Downtown Brea 330 W Birch St, Brea, CA 92821

Live Country music all weekend long at Bonanza Days! Enjoy live music by Dean Kalogris, The Kelly Boys, Kylie Trout, Daniel Bonte, Vegas McGraw, Grand Junction, Cassie B, Patrick Trampus & Honky Tonk nights. Dance contests, Dolly Impersonators and line dancing. Come on out y’all! 


OCSC Beer Fest Fiesta De Futbol!

Date: May 25, 2024

Time: VIP Entry 4pm, Entry 5pm 

Admission: Starting at $25

Location: Championship Soccer Stadium

Enjoy unlimited tasting of 50+ beers, seltzers, kombucha, and more! Plus music, food trucks and a pro soccer match. Click Here for more information.


Scottish Fest

Date: May 25th-26th, 2024

Time: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5:30pm

Admission: Adults $30, Seniors $26, kids $6

Location: OC Fair and Events Center 

Come explore and enjoy two packed days of family fun with bagpipes, drums, highland dancing, Scottish clans and genealogy, Scottish athletics, shopping, food and so much more! Click Here for more information.



Date: May 17, 2024

Time: 4pm-7:30pm

Admission: Adults $150 $50 Children 

Location: Peppertree Park in Tustin

Treat yourself to this outdoor indulgence jubilee. Featuring music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, Lobsterfest serves up unlimited whole lobster — as many as you can handle with pools of melted golden butter on the side. If Lobster is not your thing, we will also have pulled pork, salads and desserts. You will leave fulfilled!


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