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Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau Blog

Summer Sun Safety

Posted on July 7, 2016 | 8:45am

Summer brings vacations, weekend getaways and lots of time outdoors and at the beach. It’s important to make sure you keep your skin protected and stay hydrated in the heat! The Sun Safety Alliance gives these top tips to ensure a safe, fun time in the summer:


  • Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.
  • Wear clothing that’s dark and tightly woven.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Remember that UV rays bounce off sand, snow, concrete, and water.
  • Do not use sun tanning beds.
  • Keep very young children (6 months or less) out of the sun.


Here are some other things to keep in mind while enjoying your time in the sun this summer…and all year round! Hope to see you in Costa Mesa this summer!

Sun safety

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts 30th Anniversary!

Posted on July 5, 2016 | 8:36am

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since opening night of September 29, 1986.


Tour de Force III, a dance spectacular, starts things off with performances by Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambé, Friedemann Vogel, Edward Watson and others. They are followed by opera star Kathleen Battle, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, LA’s Boogaloo Assassins in a free concert on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken in the world premiere of his first ever one-man show, and a jazz greats Jazz Weekend.


Two superstars appear on a single evening, September 9. Broadway’s Patti Lupone returns to the Center in her one-woman show COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA….played that part in Segerstrom Hall. Kathleen Battle will perform her powerful and moving Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall that same evening. Battle will be joined by the California State University, Fullerton Singers directed by Dr. Robert Istad.


On September 17, LA-based Latin music sensation Boogaloo Assassins will power up (and get down) on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza for a FREE concert. This is likely to be the final public event on the plaza before it begins its dramatic redesign. Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eighttime Oscar-winner Alan Menken performs his own music and shares entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career in front of a live audience at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. His songs and music have thrilled audiences around the world, and now they will thrill Orange County audiences during the world premiere of his exciting new one-man-show, A Whole New World of Alan Menken, on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Posted in Misc

OC Fair 2016 Food Preview: Deep Fried Goodness

Posted on June 29, 2016 | 3:45am

The 2016 OC Fair, themed “Get Your Fair Face On!”, and while we love the rides, carnival games, exhibits and concerts, we all know that we’re really just there for the deep-fried food and food on a stick. Well, maybe that’s a stretch, but food is definitely one of the top draws of the OC Fair. Let’s get a preview of what’s cooking this year!

OC Fair 2016 get your fair face on

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Posted in Events, Food, Locals

6 Great Father’s Day Offers in Costa Mesa

Posted on June 17, 2016 | 7:38am

We collected just a few of the coolest Father’s Day events in Costa Mesa…check these specials out and don’t forget to make reservations where necessary!fathers-day

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Vaca: Orange County’s Hottest New Restaurant

Posted on June 3, 2016 | 12:58pm

Sometimes, our job is just too difficult. We visited OC’s hottest new restaurant, Vaca, and with journalistic research in mind, ate everything in sight.

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Posted in Food, Locals