January

    Farmers Market

    January 18, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    The weekly Costa Mesa Farmers Market is a California-certified farmers market where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner. Other vendors include fresh fish, flowers and herbs, kettle corn, hummus and dips, and more. 

    When: Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot D

    How much: Free admission and parking

    More information: Visit Orange County Farm Bureau

    8th Annual Pet Days at OC Market Place

    January 20, 2018 9:00 am - January 21, 2018 3:00 pm

    Visit with animals available for adoption and learn about some unique and exotic animals at OC Market Place’s annual Pet Days event. Vendors will have information about animal welfare, spay and neutering, microchip, pet sitting and specialty animal food products.

    When: Jan. 20-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot A

    How much: Free admission with qualifying donation for the food and supply drive: paper towels; towels; bleach; cat litter; potty pads; fresh, new pet food (no human, opened or expired food); gift cards; cash donations.

    More info: Visit ocmarketplace.com

    Farmers Market

    January 25, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    The weekly Costa Mesa Farmers Market is a California-certified farmers market where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner. Other vendors include fresh fish, flowers and herbs, kettle corn, hummus and dips, and more. 

    When:  Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Where:  OC Fair & Event Center – Lot D

    How much:  Free admission

    More information:  Visit Orange County Farm Bureau

    OC Market Place

    January 27, 2018 8:00 am - January 28, 2018 3:00 pm

    America’s most unique market celebrates food, fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. Each weekend, you can find an eclectic range of merchandise and services, including original artwork, embroidery, automobiles, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, clothes, spas, home decor and more. 

    When: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot A 

    How much: $2 general admission (free for children 12 & younger and active military with ID); parking is free (enter at Gate 10 or Gate 2).

    More info: Visit ocmarketplace.com or call (714) 557-0420. 

    Crossroads of the West Gun Show

    January 27, 2018 9:00 am - January 28, 2018 4:00 pm

    Two-day gun and western Americana show with guns, accessories, tactical gear, ammunition, safes, personal protection products and more.

    When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center 

    How much: $18 general admission; parking is $8.
    Children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    More information: Visit crossroadsgunshows.com, call (801) 544-9125 or email gunshows@crossroadsgunshows.com

    SoCal World Guitar Show

    January 27, 2018 10:00 am - January 28, 2018 4:00 pm

    International music swap meet where you can buy, sell and trade vintage, new, used and rare guitars, amps, effects and parts for mandolins, banjos, ukes and more. Meet dealers, collectors, buyers, retail stores, authors, manufacturers, builders and appraisers. Public may bring items to sell/trade.

    When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
                  Sunday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – The Hangar

    How much: $20 general admission (children 11 years and younger are free if accompanied by an adult). Parking is $8.

    More information: Visit amigoguitarshows.com/socal-summer

    February

    OC Market Place

    February 3, 2018 8:00 am - February 4, 2018 3:00 pm

    America’s most unique market celebrates food, fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. Each weekend, you can find an eclectic range of merchandise and services, including original artwork, embroidery, automobiles, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, clothes, spas, home decor and more. 

    When: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot A 

    How much: $2 general admission (free for children 12 & younger and active military with ID); parking is free (enter at Gate 10 or Gate 2).

    More info: Visit ocmarketplace.com or call (714) 557-0420. 

    Great Train Show

    February 3, 2018 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 4:00 pm

    The nation’s only coast-to-coast model train show will feature:
    • 300+ tables of trains for sale
    • 60+ exhibitors from across the country
    • 20 huge operating model train displays
    • Riding train for kids of all ages
    • Bounce houses for kids
    • Free door prize giveaways

    When: Feb. 3-4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa building

    How much: $11 general admission on Saturday (good for both days); $10 general admission on Sunday. Cash only. Free for kids ages 11 and younger. Parking is $8.

    More info: Visit trainshow.com/costamesa, email info@trainshow.com or call 630-608-4988

    Baby Date Festival

    February 11, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Take your baby on a date! With fun activities such as arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artist, photo booth, professional photographer, shows on stage throughout the day and a marketplace, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

    When: Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Los Alamitos Building

    How much: $3 general admission; $5 kids 15 & younger. Parking is $8.

    More info: Visit babydatefest.com, email babyentreypreneur@gmail.com or call 909-282-8727. 

    Fight Club OC

    February 15, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    fightclub300x250Pro Boxing and Pro MMA show featuring a 40-foot big screen with instant replay, an outdoor cigar lounge, 14 VIP Suites and about the most fun you can have on a Thursday night in Orange County!

    When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 7-10 p.m. (Happy Hour specials from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – The Hangar 

    How much: $60 admission; parking is $8 (enter at Gate 1)

    More info: Visit socafights.com, call 949-760-3131 or email fightpromotions@gmail.com 

    UVSA Tet Festival

    February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018 12:00 am

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the 37th annual UVSA Tet Festival. With more than 150 exhibitors, delicious ethnic foods, cultural displays, live entertainment, and carnival rides and attractions, there’s fun and excitement for the whole family.

    When: Friday, Feb. 16, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot I and Los Alamitos Building

    How much: $6 general admission; free for children 2 & younger. Parking is $8.

    Special pricing – On Saturday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., get free admission for guests wearing scout uniform, military uniform, or traditional Vietnamese attire.

    More info: Visit tetfestival.org, email contact@uvsa.org or call (714) 388-6711

    Pacific Coast Sportfishing Tackle/Boat/Travel Show

    February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018 12:00 am

    Southern California’s premier fishing show will feature tons of tackle, great travel destinations, cool boats and amazing seminars by the top captains in the area. Plus: a free kids trout pond!

    When: Friday, Feb. 16, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa Building

    How much: $15 general admission; $10 military (with ID); free for children 12 & younger. Parking is $8.

    More info: Visit sportfishingfestival.com, email bill@pcsportfishing.com or call (949) 650-3474, ext. 205

    Genbu-Kai Goodwill Karate Tournament

    February 17, 2018 9:00 am - February 18, 2018 6:00 pm

    The 47th annual Genbu-Kai Goodwill Karate Tournament will feature an exciting competition in multiple weapons, with separate competition for sword, on Saturday, and in karate on Sunday, with special guests and demonstrations.

    When: Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a .m.-3 p.m.
                   Sunday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – The Hangar

    How much: $5 general admission, $3 children ages 3-11.
    Parking is $8; enter at Gate 8. 

    More info: Visit genbukai-hq.org, call  714-543-5550 or email jkfitosu@gmail.com

    LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil

    February 21, 2018 - February 28, 2018 12:00 am

    Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to SoCal! Experience water inside the Big Top, jaw-dropping acts and larger-than-life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before. LUZIA opens Dec. 8 in Los Angeles and Feb. 21 in Costa Mesa.

    When: Feb. 21-March 18, 2018
    Hours: Sunday, 1:30 & 5 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 4:30 & 8 p.m. 

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot G

    How much: $50 general admission (Premium and VIP seating will be available). Parking is $10 general, $15 preferred, $20 bus/limo 

    More info: Visit cirquedusoleil.com/luzia 

     

    Gem Faire

    February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018 12:00 am

    OCFair_692x400Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. 

    When: Feb. 23-25, 2018
    Friday, Feb. 23, noon-6 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sunday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa Building & Santa Ana Pavilion

    How much: $7 general admission; children 12 & younger are free (admission is good for all three days). Parking is $8.

    More information: Visit gemfaire.com or email info@gemfaire.com 

    The Annual OC Home & Garden Show

    February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018 12:00 am

    At the 41st annual Orange County Home & Garden Show, find everything for home and garden projects. Plus, don’t miss the Great Landscape Competition with the best of OC professionals competing for over $5,000 in cash prizes, plus a “People’s Choice Award” for this competition. Free prize drawings and DIY workshops will take place hourly.

    When: Feb. 23-25
                  Friday, Feb. 23, noon-8 p.m.
                 Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
                 Sunday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Los Alamitos & Anaheim buildings, OC Promenade

    How much: $6 general admission, $4 seniors and military. Parking is $8.

    More info: Visit thebesthomeshow.com, email ultimateevemnts365@gmail.com, or call 801-571-9012.

    March

    LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil

    March 1, 2018 - March 18, 2018 12:00 am

    Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to SoCal! Experience water inside the Big Top, jaw dropping acts and larger-than-life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before. LUZIA opens Dec. 8 in Los Angeles and Feb. 21 in Costa Mesa.

    When: Feb. 21-March 18, 2018
    Hours: Sunday, 1:30 & 5 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 4:30 & 8 p.m. 

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot G

    How much: $50 general admission (Premium and VIP seating will be available). Parking is $10 general, $15 preferred, $20 bus/limo 

    More info: Visit cirquedusoleil.com/luzia