Orange County Coastal Real Estate News

Oct. 14, 2019

Enjoy a Weekend of Family Fun at Silverado Days in Peak Park

Enjoy Silverado Days near your coastal Orange County home.All who call coastal Orange County home are invited to come have some good old fashioned family fun at the 63rd Annual Silverado Days. The festivities will take place over three days, October 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2019 at Peak Park in Buena Park. Join more than 60,000 attendees for music, rides, crafts, contests, games, and delicious food. There will be fun for the whole family. Park hours are 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Carnival hours are 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Silverado Days Is a Free Festival Close to Your Coastal Orange County Home

Make lasting family memories by attending this event each year. Parking is free and there is no admission cost to get in. Take part in paid activities or have a great time without paying at all. The Buena Park Noon Lions Club sponsors this event and the proceeds go to local charities each year.

Come hungry and order food from any of 15 food booths, visit arts and crafts booths to find gifts for the upcoming holiday season, and meet others who call coastal Orange County home. Get your thrills riding the carnival rides and try your hand at a variety of games. Enter or watch one of many contests at Silverado Days. There will be an American Corn Hole Tournament, a Chili Cook-off, a Pie Eating Contest, a Baby Contest, and a Dog Show. Try your hand at the Anateur Horseshoe Contest, Hog Calling, or the World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship. Take a look at some cool rides at the Car Show and listen to some great music. This is a fun event that brings those who enjoy coastal Orange County living together each year. Come on out and see why so many people make a point to come every year. Read more and plan your time at Silverado Days

 

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Oct. 7, 2019

Get Ready for Halloween at the Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch

Newport Coast real estate owners go to the fall faire and pumpkin patch.Celebrate the arrival of fall at your Newport Coast real estate by attending the 44th Annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch. This fun family event will take place on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Environmental Nature Center will be filled with pumpkins, crafts, games, entertainment, live animals, and tons of food. Parking can be tight, so consider carpooling or riding a bike if your Newport Coast home is nearby. If the lot is full, there are other places to park in the neighborhood.

Newport Coast Real Estate Owners and Kids Do Crafts and Learn About Reusables

There will be pumpkins galore available for sale. Find the one that is the perfect size and shape for your porch or to carve. With the purchase of a $5 ENC reusable canvas bag, children can have access to a variety of crafts. There will be leaf rubbings, egg carton caterpillars, toilet paper roll turkeys, leaf bookmarks, and more. Children will also have a blast playing games such as trash tumble, funky fishing, feeding frenzy, and pancake picnic. Face painting, pony rides, and a petting zoo will also be available. Get in the fall spirit by choosing a spider, ghost, bat, or pumpkin. The proceeds of this event go to benefit environmental education programs.

Come hungry, as there will be food and drinks available for purchase from a variety of restaurant sponsors. Grab reusable cups, plates, and utensils before leaving your Newport Coast real estate for free water and lemonade as well as discounts on food. The Newport Beach Fire Department will be at the event grilling turkey dogs and turkey burgers and other participating restaurants include Bluewater Grill, Sensitive Sweets, Kean Coffee, Wonderland Bakery, Tavern House, Sprinkles, Sweet Shack, Kinda Soda, Mi Casa, Old World, TOAST Kitchen, and Fishbonz.

Read more about the Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch and find details about how to become a corporate sponsor or volunteer. 

 

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Sept. 23, 2019

The Oktoberfest Parade Is Coming This Sunday at The Old World

Oktoberfest is a great part of coastal Orange County living.Who says that coastal Orange County living can’t include a touch of German culture? Pull out your dirndl, dust off your lederhosen, and head to the Oktoberfest Parade on Sunday, September 29th at 2 p.m. Participants get in to the Oktoberfest at Old World Huntington for free. Spectators can purchase tickets either online or at the gate. Regular adult admission on Sundays is $10. Buy a fast pass ticket and skip the lines. Admission for adults is $15. The parade is a regular feature of the Munich Oktoberfest. This one begins at Bella Terra and includes Oom Pah Pah bands from Germany, community groups, families, cool vehicles, and beautiful horses. 

Coastal Orange County Living Families Love Kinderfest

Sundays at Oktoberfest mean Kinderfest. After the parade, be sure to stick around and enjoy the fun. Families enjoy a meal of bratwurst or hotdogs. Snack on strudel and pretzels. Of course, the adults can also relax with one of the delicious German beers being served. Live Oom Pah Pah music will be playing, and there will be dancing. At 3 p.m., be sure to catch the Weiner Dog Races. They’re short and sweet! On Sundays, you’re also welcome to bring canine friends living in your coastal Orange County home. Kids can also meet characters in costume. For more to do, there are tons of carnival games. Little ones can jump out some of their energy at the bouncy houses.

Oktoberfest runs Wednesday through Sunday until November 3rd. Admission is free on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The German Dance Group performs on Wednesdays, and the Beach City Cloggers are on Thursdays. The Jaeger Lounge has a DJ every Friday and Saturday, and Friday has special theme nights, too.

Visit the Old World to find out more about Oktoberfest, which offers all the great German beers of the old country with the special flair of coastal Orange County living. 

 

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Sept. 18, 2019

Join the More Than Pink Walk to Fight Breast Cancer and Fund Research

Newport Beach real estate owners go to the More Than Pink walkBreast cancer affects many families who live on Newport Beach real estate. Susan G. Komen Orange County estimates that 5 women in Orange County are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. Of those five, one will die. That is a whole lot of suffering for families in Newport Beach homes! That’s why Susan G. Komen Orange County is hosting its annual More Than Pink 5K walk, formerly called Race for the Cure. This Sunday, September 22nd, you’re invited to join the walk, celebrate survivors, and help to bring to life the vision of a world without breast cancer.

Plan to Come to the Newport Beach Real Estate Location for Fellowship and Information

There is still time to register, either as a team or as an individual. Participants who raise $100 or more will receive a free #MoreThanPink t-shirt. Even if you don’t want to walk, you can donate to help fund research looking for a cure for cancer.

On Sunday, registration will open at 6:30 a.m. The Expo will open at that time, too. Participants who are dealing with metastatic breast cancer will be honored with a complimentary breakfast from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Village of Hope. The opening ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., the walk will start. There will be time both before an after the walk to check out the booths at the Expo. You’ll be able to share your story with others, learn about research breakthroughs that are bringing us closer to a cure, take a commemorative photo at the More Than Pink VW Bus, and much more. The Expo ends at noon.

The whole event takes place at Pacific Life Insurance Company, at 700 Newport Center Drive, convenient for all Newport Beach real estate owners. Visit the Orange County Susan G. Komen website to learn more about the More Than Pink walk, register, and donate. 

 

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Sept. 9, 2019

Offer a Helping Hand and Attend the More Second Chances Gala

The best of coastal Orange County living is on display at Second Chances Orange County.Help others who are getting second chances at coastal Orange County living at the Third Annual More Second Chances Gala. This will be a great evening where community members will celebrate achievements and also raise money to help people who are doing their best to recover from drug or alcohol addiction and/or homelessness. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room. This facility is located at 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach.

Give More People a Shot at Coastal Orange County Living

Tickets are available now for $80. Each ticket includes dinner and drinks, live entertainment, fun times with friends, and access to a silent auction. The silent auction will have a variety of offerings, many of which celebrate coastal Orange County living. Bid on a whale watching boat tour, a variety of gift baskets, restaurant gift cards, wine tasting tours, three nights at Carlsbad Beach House, golf and lunch for two at Bel Air Country Club, a three month membership at Equinox, and much more. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to help, simply make a donation. Every donation is tax deductible and goes to a very worthy cause.

Second Chance of Orange County has helped over 200 people who call coastal Orange County home get back on their feet and back in society. This organization helps people create resumes, find employment, get proper work attire, and has taught 18 classes at a variety of homeless shelters. If a homeless person or person struggling with addiction truly wants to turn their life around, this organization will help them. Read more about the gala and about Second Chance of Orange County. Consider attending and/or donating to make a difference in the lives of people in Orange County. 

 

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Sept. 2, 2019

Go Green and Be Prepared at the Weekend Expos at the Civic Green and Civic Center

Newport Coast home owners learn to go green and be prepared.Learn how to make your Newport Coast home more green as well as how to prepare your home and family for an unexpected disaster at one great event. The Green on the Green Newport Beach Eco Expo and the 11th Annual Community Emergency Response Team Disaster Preparedness Expo will take place together on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the whole family to the Civic Green at the Newport Beach Civic Center, located at 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach for some valuable information and fun activities.

Make a Newport Coast Home More Eco Friendly and Prepped for Emergencies

Before you head out from your Newport Coast home for this event, grab any old electronics or documents that need to be shredded. There will be a place to recycle electronics and shred documents for free. This is a great way to clear up space and ensure these items are being taken care of properly. Take advantage of free admission and free parking and visit a variety of exhibit booths and educational displays. Learn about building a disaster supply kit for your Newport Coast real estate and how to start a neighborhood watch. Also get training to help others by organizing your neighborhood and how to perform hands only CPR in the event of an emergency. Representatives from the city’s Community Emergency Response Team will also be at the event to answer questions and talk more about their team.

Children will enjoy spending time at the petting zoo and car enthusiasts will be dazzled by the showcase of new electric and hybrid vehicles. Gather information to make environmentally friendly changes around your home from all of the booths and vendors and also feel more prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. Find a map and more details about attending the expos as well as information about becoming an exhibitor or a presenting, supporting, or official sponsor. 

 

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Aug. 28, 2019

Come to Lot 579 for the Food--Stay for the Music and the Views

Enjoy coastal Orange County living at Lot 579.The availability of amazing food is a huge perk of coastal Orange County living. There are many top notch restaurants with gorgeous views, a fun atmosphere, and eclectic menus. At Lot 579, food enthusiasts can find a variety of terrific eateries all in one place. Come with friends or bring the whole family and let everyone choose their own restaurant. There is shared dining and areas for seating. In addition to chatting and eating while enjoying the ocean views, there are also ping-pong tables, live music, and more. There is live music every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. This could be a fun place for a date night or a night out with friends.

Coastal Orange County Living Is at Its Best at Lot 579

Lot 579 offers drinks, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Try Burnt Crumbs for a great sandwich made with fresh artisanal bread, braised meats, and pickled vegetables. Freshly caught seafood is available Bear Flag Fish Co. The fish tacos are famous, and other options include poke, burritos, and sushi. Barone Sicilian Street Food offers pizza by the slice as well as whole pies and PHANS55 offers Vietnamese food such as Pho, noodle and rice dishes, and spring rolls. Save room for dessert at Frosted Cupcakery, Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream, or Popbar. Other establishments located in Lot 579 include The American Dream, Beau Soleil Kitchen and Bar, The Dudes Brewing Company, Mahogany Smoked Meats, Portola Coffee Lab, and vomFASS.

Lot 579 is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Stop in after enjoying coastal Orange County living on the Huntington Beach Municipal Pier or at Huntington City Beach. There are also many activities nearby and shops for picking up needed items for your coastal Orange County home. Find out more about Lot 579 and view all available restaurants.

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Aug. 21, 2019

Take in the View of the Water and Eat at Lighthouse Cafe

Eat at Lighthouse Cafe near your Newport Beach home.Enjoy a meal away from your Newport Beach home at the Lighthouse Cafe. Feel the cool breeze as you dine on the waterfront on Newport Harbor. The cafe is located on the Balboa Peninsula in Marina Park and is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. Stop in after work on the way back to your Newport Beach home for Happy Hour on the Bay from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Find Delicious Food Near Your Newport Beach Home at the Cafe

The menu is jam packed with delicious food. Start your day off with breakfast or brunch and enjoy a selection of benedicts, eggs, pancakes, a breakfast burrito, omelets, cinnamon sugar beignets, and much more. Stop in for lunch and choose from soups, salads, burgers, fish and chips, shrimp tacos, and a variety of other options. The dinner menu includes such dishes as a grilled duroc pork chop, BBQ chicken, shrimp pasta, pan roasted Atlantic salmon, filet mignon, and cauliflower fried rice. Save room for dessert and try the legendary chocolate crunch cake, butter pecan tart, warm white chocolate macadamia cookie, or chocolate and bananas. A variety of cocktails are available including an oversized Bloody Mary served in a mason jar.

All who live in Newport Beach real estate are also invited to keep the Lighthouse Cafe in mind for catering. The catering team will travel to you or consider one of the gorgeous locations for an event within the cafe or Marina Park. Whether your event is small and simple or elaborate and elegant for a large crowd, the Lighthouse Cafe catering team can take it on. Choose from customizable menus, decor rentals, and work with a professional staff that will work hard to make your event run smoothly and be one to remember. Read more about catering, find contact information, and a full menu for Lighthouse Cafe

 

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Aug. 14, 2019

Head to the Murphy Smith Bungalow for a Local History Lesson

Visit a historical coastal Orange County home.Learn more about local history near your coastal Orange County home by visiting the Murphy Smith Bungalow. The bungalow is home to the Laguna Beach Historical Society and there are volunteer docents ready to show visitors around to learn more about Laguna Beach history. The Murphy Smith Bungalow is located at 278 Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach and is open most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Coastal Orange County Home Is Almost the Last One on Ocean Avenue

This house was built in 1923 as a home for the Murphy family. It is historically significant because it is one of the only old residential homes that remains in downtown proper. Many people do not know that most of Ocean Avenue was actually residential until the 1950’s. The area has grown and changed much over the years. The house was used for residential purposes until 1991.

The architectural style of the bungalow is typical of the time period and the building has been well preserved. The home includes a cellar that may have been used to store bootleg liquor if rumor is true. Take a look at a wide variety of Laguna Beach memorabilia on display and also enjoy the decorations that would be typical of a beach bungalow in the 1920’s through the 1950’s. Maybe the style will inspire a theme for your own coastal Orange County home.

It is free to visit the bungalow, but donations are gladly accepted. Memberships are also available to help support this organization. History enthusiasts who enjoy coastal Orange County living can also consider volunteering as a docent. Donations of photographs, written documents, or other memorabilia from Laguna Beach are also accepted and appreciated. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and historical programs. Sign up for the newsletter and also find links to historical information at the Laguna Beach Historical Society website

 

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Aug. 7, 2019

Attention Seafood Lovers! Lobsterfest is Coming to Newport Beach

Newport Coast real estate owners go to Lobsterfest.All who live in Newport Coast real estate are invited to come celebrate summer at the Lobsterfest at Newport Beach. This event will take place on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2 to 7 p.m. VIP ticket sales have ended, but a limited number of general admission tickets will be on sale until Saturday, August 10th for $75. Kids meals will also be available for those 12 and under for $25.

This event has grown leaps and bounds since its inception in 2009 and is moving locations this year so that the event can continue to grow. This year, Lobsterfest will take place at Newport Beach Civic Green. As always, this event will raise funds for many deserving local charities, including Make-A-Wish® Orange County and Inland Empire, the scholarship fund for Leadership Tomorrow, and New Directions for Women. Many people who live in Newport Coast real estate have been directly helped by money raised from this event. Attending is a great way to give back to the community.

Newport Coast Home Owners Choose Lobster or New York Strip Steak

Anyone who loves to eat lobster should not miss this event, as fresh, whole Maine lobster is flown in on the morning of the festival. If lobster is not your favorite, NY strip steak will also be available. Enjoy the main dishes with red potatoes, corn on the cob, salads, rolls, and dessert. While at the festival, also visit the exhibitors and enjoy live music. It will be a great afternoon with friends and family.

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Anyone who calls Newport Coast home and would like to help out can fill out a volunteer application. Help will be needed before, during, and after the event. Find the volunteer application, more information about the event, and a link to purchase tickets for Lobsterfest

 

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