For this edition of Orange County events, we’re going to focus on some community-themed activities. These are events that are specially conceived to be all-inclusive so that all ages and backgrounds can take part. You can bring the whole family and be sure of a welcoming atmosphere, and you’ll get a chance to meet some of your neighbors. You’ll find the friendly spirit of Orange County to be infectious.
The Brentwood Farmers’ Market
This Farmers’ Market runs from March through November of every year, so this is your last month to catch it. In Brentwood’s Historic Downtown area, you’ll find stalls set up between Chestnut Street and Oak Street every Saturday this month. The Brentwood area is known for having some of the richest and most verdant soil in all of California, and the fruits and vegetables you can find at the Market are the best and freshest you’re ever likely to taste. Best of all, you’ll know when you buy them that you are supporting local farmers and their families. You’ll find it impossible not to smile as you mingle with this crowd. It’s the perfect way to start a Saturday.
Awaken Crystal Fair
Crystals have long been regarded as having talismanic powers, and on Saturday, November 11th at the Crystal Bowl in Brentwood, there will be a special “Crystal Fair” celebrating these objects of power. All are welcome, as there will be holistic consultations, energy healers, shamanic practitioners, and crystal healing tools will be for sale as well. This is a chance to align your chakras and enjoy some positive vibes. There’s even going to be an incense bottle creation station.
Brentwood Holiday Parade
The Brentwood Holiday Parade is another of the events in Orange County that allows this vibrant community to put its best foot forward. The Saturday before Thanksgiving in the Historic Downtown area, hundreds of visitors from the surrounding communities line up to watch the floats, equestrian groups, and many others ring in the holidays. There are performances from dance groups and live music as well. This is the 36th anniversary of the parade, and the theme is “Winter Holidays Around the World.” Parking is free, so bring your chairs and blankets, and come early to be assured of a good spot. The event begins at 5 PM sharp.
That’s going to be it for November. Be sure and enjoy these community events at which all are welcome, and make the month a happy one. This blog was brought to you by Toyota of Orange, one of the most well-regarded car dealers near Santa Ana.