It might not be spring quite yet on the calendar, but it’s just around the bend in the OC. If you need things to do in Orange County that are going to get you in a celebratory mood, we’ve got some suggestions for you right here. Let’s start with a chance for you to learn about some different cultures with which you might not yet be familiar.
Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School
The Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School is taking place on Saturday, March 16th, so save the date. This event, sponsored by the school and the entire community, is a chance for you to learn about many different cultures through music and dance performances, traditional costumes, and also all sorts of delicious, reasonably priced ethnic food that will be made fresh onsite. There will also be an ethnic bazaar with crafts and other items that you can take home, and you can bid on baskets of baked goods. Plus, there will be all sorts of activities to keep the kids entertained.
Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission
Of all the things to do in Orange County, this might be the one that teaches you the most about bygone days and how the traditions of olden times connect with the present. Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano takes place on Tuesday, March 19th, and it will feature presentations by community figures, a live mariachi band, performances from Mission Basilica School, and the ringing of the historic bells. If you have never before heard them peel out with their message of peace and joy, this is the event that you must attend. There will also be the traditional telling of the history of Saint Joseph’s Day and the Legend of the Swallows.
Swallows Day Parade and Mercado
Also keeping up with the theme of the return of the Swallows to Capistrano, there will be the Swallows Day Parade and Mercado on Saturday, March 23rd. The parade will take place in downtown San Juan Capistrano, and you’ll want to bring the whole family. This is an entirely non-motorized parade, meaning those in costume will be walking and dancing through the town square awash in the spirit of springtime. The parade ends in the Mercado, where you’ll get a chance to eat, drink, and check out the arts and crafts available at more than 100 booths.
Springtime is about joy and renewal, and that’s true of Orange County just as it is elsewhere else in the country. These events will make you feel glad to be alive and will put you in touch with the community as well. This blog comes to you from Toyota of Orange, bringing you reliable used car dealerships in Orange County.