Labor Day is right around the corner, and it is never too early to start planning for your next holiday celebration. Irvine is a great place to celebrate the last major summer holiday because there are plenty of nearby events scheduled for early September. If you recently bought a home for sale in Irvine, consider trying out one of these fun activities during Labor Day weekend.
1. Orange International Street Fair
Travel a little north of Irvine to the city of Orange for this fun street fair that will take place all throughout Labor Day weekend. People will celebrate various international cultures with dances, food, traditional costumes, and music. The street festival takes place in Orange Plaza, at the intersection of Chapman and Glassell.
2. The Great Labor Day Cruise
People who love classic cars will be particularly interested in this Costa Mesa event, which lasts from September 1st through September 3rd. The 3-day event involves a 1.25-mile cruise route with thousands of classic cars and street hot rods driving around. Since it is located at the OC Fairgrounds, people can also camp onsite between each day of events.
3. New Swan Shakespeare Festival
Relax and appreciate some culture at the University of California in Irvine. The Saturday of Labor Day weekend will be the closing date of the festival, and the theater will put on a production of the classic play The Tempest. If you prefer to spend your Labor Day weekend indoors, this is a great option.
4. Orange County Great Park Farmers Market
Stock up on all the tasty treats you need for Labor Day by shopping at the Orange County Farmers Market on Sunday. Open between 10am and 2pm, this Irvine farmers market sells a variety of fresh produce and other goods. You can find delicious, locally grown vegetables for salads or vegetable kebabs, and there are also plenty of tasty fruits for pies and other Labor Day desserts. If you get tired of shopping, you can take a break and enjoy a snack at one of the many food trucks present.
5. Huntington Beach Civil War Days
This is the perfect activity for people who are fascinated by history and enjoy the sunny beaches just to the west of Irvine. This event is free to the public, and it provides fun for the whole family. You can visit historically accurate soldier camps and watch reenactments of two different Civil War fights in Huntington Beach Central Park. This Civil War-themed event will also include a reenactment of the famous Gettysburg Address speech.
6. Labor Day Weekend Beer and Bubbly Cruise
This event is ideal for people who want to spend their holiday partying. Travel along Newport Beach on a cruise boat while enjoying bottomless champagne glasses and a tasty brunch buffet. The boat leaves early on Labor Day morning, so you can spend the entire day enjoying sun and waves while listening to the relaxing music aboard the ship.
When living in Irvine, the fun doesn’t begin and end on Labor Day. There are exciting events taking place nearby all year long. Whether you’re interested in Quail Hill or Shady Canyon townhomes for sale are quite popular right now. Turn to OC Residential for reliable local real estate agents who can help you find the home you’re looking for. Call 714-454-6304 today.