Nestled within the center of Orange County, Irvine has several unique distinctions. Among the safest cities in America, Irvine consistently ranks #1 (which may be why you decided to buy a home for sale in Irvine). It’s also a great destination for carefree summer fun. Here, the sun smiles an average of 280 days per year. Below are seven highlights of the Irvine summer line-up.
Tanaka Farm Tours
Date: June through August
Take a thrilling cookout, strawberry, or melon tour of this organic, family-owned farm. On a tractor-drawn wagon, you’ll be treated to a one-hour ride through the fields. Get close-up views of how the produce grows, and sample those in season. Also, stop in the Market Stand, open daily from 9am-5pm.
Date: June 24, 5pm-10pm; June 25, 12pm-10pm; June 26, 12pm-9pm.
This festival features all things Greek, including a carnival and boutique. Among the ethnic activities will be dancing lessons and cooking demos. An authentic taverna will serve an extensive selection of Greek fare. Be sure to stop at the bookstore and boutique. On sale will be Greek art, jewelry, paintings, clothing, literature, sacred objects, and imported gifts. Take home a festival souvenir!
Dates: Every Sunday, 10am-2pm
For a fun Sunday activity, pay a visit to the Certified Farmers Market. Take your pick of fresh local produce, organically grown with TLC. Sample some you’ve never tried before. Artisans sell their handcrafts while food trucks feature gourmet fare. Live music and entertainment provide a lively backdrop to your browsing. Pets are also most welcome.
You’ll also be fascinated by the Farm and Food Lab! At the demonstration garden, you’ll gain helpful tips for growing food at home. You’ll also learn about Orange County’s agricultural history. Master Gardeners from the UC Cooperative Extension will answer your gardening questions.
Art Exhibit – Smile: Expressions of Orange County
Dates: Now through August 14, 2016; Thursdays and Fridays, 12pm-4pm;
For pictures that will warm your heart, visit this charming art exhibit. “Smile: Expressions of Orange County” is a photographic portrayal of local life. Along with candid shots of residents, you’ll see the county’s notable landmarks.
If you’re still looking for the perfect place to call home, we can help. Our friendly and experienced real estate agents will show you Irvine houses for sale that will have you daydreaming about BBQs, pool days, and nights around the fire pit. Give us a call at (714) 454-6304 and schedule an appointment today! Here’s wishing you a healthy, safe, and carefree summer in Irvine!