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    Orange International Street Fair

    by Reznut Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The crowds at the Orange International Street Fair

    Every Labor Day weekend, we block off traffic from the Plaza's traffic circle to make way for the Orange International Street Fair. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September so the fair is on that Friday evening through Sunday.

    Our street fair is tradition since 1910 but the International theme, celebrating the diversity of our community, started in 1973. This annual event draws around 800,000 visitors to our historical Plaza.

    Here you can taste international foods, buy crafts, watch folk dancing and listen to ethnic music. Many different ethnic groups participate every year at the Street Fair.

    It's a fun event and is always very crowded. The weather is normally really hot at this time of year so wear something cool, bring a hat, sunglasses and sun-block. As the sun goes down, you may need a light sweater.

    As the evening progresses, some of the people get a bit rowdy after a long day of drinking. There are lots of cops roaming around but I still prefer to leave before the drunkards get too annoying.

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    The Orange Circle

    by civilmagistrate Written Oct 6, 2006

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    the heart of downtown Orange

    Old Town Orange , or "the circle" is one of the best places to find or check out american antiques from the 1800's up through modern day. It has a good crowd and many shops and restaurants worth checking out. It represents the historic California most will never see again.

    Come experience the charm of Old Towne Orange... Over 700 dealers of antiques and collectibles, art, dining, history and more.

    Enjoy an afternoon tea, visit the art galleries or a Victorian Bridal Museum.

    Old Towne is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Don't forget about the Street Fair if you are around for Labor Day Weekend. There is a fair of international countries where they represent their nation with food and entertainment all through the weekend.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Seniors

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    Irvine Regional Park

    by generasianx Written Aug 11, 2006
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    Irvine Regional Park is nestled among a grove of heritage Oak and Sycamore trees. The rolling foothills surrounding the park are filled with a variety of wildlife. Trees, shaded turf areas provide a serene setting for leisure activities. Santiago Creek bisects the park and a pond with stone-work waterfall and foot bridge is located in the center of the park. The variety of landscape greatly enhances the park's beauty.

    Hours vary, check website.
    $5/vehicle on weekends. $3/vehicle on weekdays.

    My rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

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    Orange Traffic Circle

    by TimDaoust Written May 25, 2005

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    The historic city center in Orange consists of a traffic circle with a beautiful mini park in the center. We spent a good amount of time hanging out here whenever the students left campus. There is plenty of people watching to be had here. And one can admire the towering orange tree in the park.

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    Chapman University

    by TimDaoust Written May 25, 2005

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    Check out Chapman University's campus. I found the open spaces and gardens beautiful and nice to walk around. The university was founded in 1861 and has gone through a few name changes but ultimately was named after a benefactor of the college in 1934. For more history go here
    It is very close to the orange traffic circle and the surrounding restaurants on Glassel st.

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    Join the Strawberry Festival-Garden Grove, OC

    by marinarena Written Nov 18, 2004

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    Strawberry Festival menu, Garden Grove
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    Fun-filled, family entertainment in Garden Grove, Held every Memorial Day (the end of May) . Eat strawberries on a shortcake pastry or just plain! Oh, and besides enjoying the tasty food, you can play at the game booth, do arts and crafts and hear concerts. Local and some Hollywood type celebrities show their face and give some time here.

    The event is held downtown, on the beautiful Village Green area with cobblestone and just an overall charming old-fashioned look.

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