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Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau Blog

Relive your childhood memories at the OC Fair

Posted on June 29, 2015 | 10:10am

Costa Mesa’s OC Fair, the 125th annual event this year, has historically attracted more than one million people each summer, making it one of the top-10 largest fairs in the United States. The Fair, complete with mouthwatering food, topsy-turvy rides, fun shopping and over-the-top exhibits and performances, is scheduled to start July 17 and to conclude Aug. 16. The Fair opens Wednesday through Sunday.


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Posted in Events, Food, Locals, Misc, Music & Art

Free Movie Mondays

Posted on June 22, 2015 | 8:02am

To kick off the new summer season, Segerstrom Center for the Arts is scheduled to host for the ninth year starting July 13 a series of movies for free on Monday nights at the Arts Plaza through Aug. 10. Admission is free, and guests are encouraged to bring their beach chairs or other portable seating items, snacks and picnic dinners. Movies are to be projected on the side of Segerstrom Hall. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., and the movies start at dusk — about 8 p.m — so you have plenty of time to enjoy dinners, music and people watching. Here are the following movies scheduled for showing:


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Posted in Events, Misc, Music & Art, Play

Enjoy Father’s Day in Costa Mesa

Posted on May 28, 2015 | 8:57am

Enjoy Father’s Day June 21 in Costa Mesa and indulge in a delicious lunch outdoors by a lakeside specially prepared just for dad and the whole family.


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A Tribute to Henry T. Segerstrom in South Coast Plaza

Posted on May 11, 2015 | 2:53pm

Visitors this month to Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza, an iconic shopping destination known for its rich collection of luxury boutiques — everything from Prada to Cartier to Chanel — will have a chance to learn about how it was founded and developed decades ago by a retail visionary known the world over, helping to transform Orange County from a backwater bedroom community with agricultural roots to a thriving cultural center with attractions rivaling premier American cities.

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Posted in Events, Locals, Misc, Music & Art, News, Shopping

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Costa Mesa

Posted on May 4, 2015 | 9:00am

Celebrate the weekend of Mother’s Day in Costa Mesa. Stay at one of Costa Mesa’s hotels to make your stay a weekend getaway with mom, complete with world-class fashion, award-winning performances and exquisite dining.

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