Bring your blanket and picnic basket for this free family event. Attendees are also invited to bring their vintage car or motorcycle for a chance to win a “Fan Favorite” trophy. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA – The City of Santa Ana in partnership with Neutral Ground welcomes community members to participate in the Summer Night Lights program. The Summer Night Lights Program is a pilot program designed to provide recreational activities for youth and families during the summer season at El Salvador Park.
The program keeps the community center’s recreational outdoor space at El Salvador Park open and programmed with activities on an extended schedule from 7:00 pm-10 pm each Thursday and Friday beginning July 12th through August 10th, 2018. Continue reading
The next Santa Ana Zoo free day (for residents) is set for April 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) will be required upon arrival. Not valid to schools or business addresses.
On Resident Free Day, the third Sunday of each month, residents of Santa Ana may visit the Santa Ana Zoo for free. Continue reading
The Bowers Museum’s free Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival is set for today, April 8, 2018, from 11 am to 3:30 p.m. This event will feature the Taiko Center of Los Angeles and visiting artist Fudendaiko from Fudenji Zen Monastery in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy.
Enjoy beautiful folk and classical dances, as well as koto and lute music of Japan. Feast your eyes on the work of world renown candy sculptor Shan Ichiyanagi. Round out the day with art projects and face painting for the entire family. Continue reading
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT YOUR ORANGE COUNTY MARKET PLACE
GRAND REOPENING MARCH 31
Costa Mesa, CA – Experience the Difference at your new Orange County Market Place during its Grand Reopening on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Spectra, managers of the OC Market Place, are hosting this free community gathering and relaunch event from 8AM to 3PM.
The Grand Reopening includes a full day of activities featuring a ribbon cutting supported
by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce followed by a performance by the Costa Mesa High School Band. The day is dedicated to the Orange County community with a fundraiser and live entertainment event, Taste of the Arts, supporting the Community Outreach Alliance. COA artists will perform on the stage in the South Event Space and host art installations and experiences, alongside a car show with the Cadillac Kings Car Club. Continue reading
Parenting OC returns to the O.C. Discovery Cube for its 12th Anniversary Edition of their FREE Kids’ Summer Opportunities Jamboree event on March 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. This is an all ages free family event!
This year, Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
In honor of International Women’s Month, the Santa Ana Public Library is proud to present local author Sarah Rafael Garcia and her book SanTana’s Fairy Tales on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm. Garcia will share an art-talk about her childhood hometown, Santa Ana, as an inspiration for these modern-day fairy tales.
There will be musical accompaniment by artist Ruby Castellanos. After the talk and readings from the book, there will be a Q&A with the author and a book signing. Sarah Rafael Garcia is a writer, editor, community educator and traveler. Since publishing her first book Las Niñas in 2008, she founded Barrio Writers and Libromobile. Continue reading
CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG AT MAINPLACE MALL’S LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Community Invited to Enjoy Free Festivities & Live Entertainment on February 3!
SANTA ANA, California (January 26, 2018) – It’s the year of the dog, and MainPlace Mall is celebrating with a HUGE Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 3 from noon to 3pm! A free event and fun for the whole family, the entire community is invited to join in the festivities including nonstop cultural entertainment, live performances, activities for the kids, giveaways, and tons of photo opportunities with MainPlace’s stunning Lunar New Year décor as the backdrop! Beginning at noon, the first 500 attendees will receive a $2 bill placed in a traditional red envelope, symbolizing good luck, with the first of ten live performances to commence at 12:30 pm. Visit MainPlace Mall’s website for complete Lunar New Year Festival details. Continue reading
Learn about the many free Public School options available to Orange County Families at the upcoming 3rd Annual Orange County School Choice Fair, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the MainPlace Mall, located at 2800 N Main St., in Santa Ana.
Meet educators from local District Public Schools, Public Charter Schools and Home Schools. And meet business partners that support public school choice options too. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA – The City of Santa Ana will be hosting the fifth annual Plaza Navideña event and Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Plaza Calle Cuatro, located at the corner of Fourth and French Streets. This free event will take place from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will include the annual tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, including mariachi and folklórico dancing, piñatas for children, and, of course, a special visit from Santa Claus! Along with the festivities, hot chocolate and tasty buñuelos will be provided. The event is free to the public.
For more information on Plaza Navideña, please visit www.santa-ana.org/parks/upcomingevents/ or contact the City of Santa Ana Special Events office at (714) 571-4227.
Inicie las Festividades con el Quinto Festival Anual de Plaza Navideña y Ceremonia para Iluminar el Arbol Navideño
SANTA ANA – La Ciudad de Santa Ana celebrará su quinto festival anual de Plaza Navideña y ceremonia para iluminar el Árbol Navideño este sábado, 18 de noviembre de 2017 en la Plaza Calle Cuatro, ubicado en la esquina de las calles Cuatro y French. Este evento gratuito se llevará a cabo entre las 5:00 PM y 8:00 PM e incluirá la ceremonia anual de iluminación del árbol navideño, entretenimiento en vivo, incluyendo Mariachi y baile folklórico, piñatas para niños, y por supuesto, una visita de Santa Claus! Complementando las festividades, se servirá chocolate caliente y sabrosos buñuelos. El evento es gratis al público.
Para más información, por favro visite www.santa-ana.org/parks/upcomingevents/.
City of Santa Ana
The City of Santa Ana encourages the community to give thanks and celebrate our firefighters who protected us the recent fires at the Orange County Fire Authority’s Open House 2017.
Every year, OCFA celebrates National Fire Prevention Week in October. This year, we will spend the week raising fire prevention awareness from Sunday, October 8 and concluding on Saturday, October 14th with an Open House. Continue reading
Santa Ana United Methodist Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival on Oct. 31, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 2121 N. Grand Ave., in Santa Ana, in their back parking lot. This church is located next to Northeast Santa Ana Little League and Sierra Prepatory Academy.
Come out dressed as your favorite video game character and level up on your candy! Enjoy a safe and family friendly Halloween night with games, music and lots of candy. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA – On Sunday, October 1, 2017, the SASC Senior Club and Downtown Neighborhood Association will host an older adult outreach event for the entire community. The 2nd Annual International Older Adults Fair and Senior Art Sale will take place at Birch Park/SASC. All proceeds from the Art Sale will go to the Senior Board fundraiser to help build a permanent restroom and a fence to preserve the historical Birch Park.
The Older Adults Fair will kick off with performances by Santa Ana and Southwest senior center participants. There will be music, food, prizes, health screenings, information booths, a senior art sale booth and much more! All senior event participants will have great time in the fair and will receive prizes for participating. Local companies have contributed exciting prizes to opportunity drawings. If you are a senior (60+), be sure to visit the registration booth to receive your event bag of goodies, free lunch wrist band a nd free raffle ticket. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA – On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the City of Santa Ana in collaboration with the Madison Neighborhood Association will be hosting the 15th Annual Madison Park Neighborhood Association Walk-A-Thon, Resource Faire and Cultural Festival taking place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 am; the walk will take place from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm. The Resource Faire and Cultural Festival will feature local talent such as ballet folklorico, dancers and a disc jockey from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The event will be held at Madison Park, located at 1528 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707.
A goal of Madison Park Neighborhood Association is to encourage residents to use the park and trail system often as they get fit and healthy. In 2005 the Association formed a partnership with the City of Santa Ana to combat illegal camping, graffiti, trash, and to improve the maintenance and the look of the park and trail system in their neighborhood. Continue reading