Things To Do In O.C. During Labor Day Weekend

The Great Labor Day Cruise – Costa Mesa
September 1 – 2, 2018

The Great Labor Day Cruise attracts over 1400 vintage autos, classics, and street rods. Not just a car show, it’s a true family event which includes a model car contest, wild wagons display and over 100 vendors for both automobile related and personal related items. This is one of the largest and longest running 3-day events in the nation and one of a few that can offer non-stop cruising around a 1.25-mile cruise route set up at the 150-acre venue.

If you’d like to overnight camp, this event offers 210 camping spaces in 2 different areas of the venue.

OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California


International Street Fair – Orange
Labor Day Weekend
August 31- September 2, 2018

International foods, crafts, folk dancing, and music. Many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drink, entertainment, and crafts to the visitors.

Street Fair is located in a four-square-block area radiating out from the center of the Orange Plaza, which is the intersection of Chapman and Glassell.


Huntington Beach Civil War Days – Huntington Beach
September 1-2, 2018

Battle Times: Sat: 1:30 and 4 PM
Sun: 11 and 2 PM

See a Civil War reenactment with two different battles at Central Park in Huntington Beach. Great fun (plus learn about history!), while you hear The Gettysburg Address reenacted, visit “Reedsburg”, the historic town of civilian folk to learn about daily life in the 19th century and visit each army’s camp to see soldiers prepare for battle and rest up for the next fight. Always Free to the Public!

HB Central Park
On Gothard between Slater and Talbert


The Orange International Street Fair is all weekend in Old Town Orange. Food, shopping, entertainment & more. FREE to attend.


It’s the last weekend for the Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues in Laguna Beach. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required.


FREE pet adoptions at the “Labor of Love” event Saturday 9/2 from 11am-5pm at the OC Animal Care in Orange. (Does not include the cost of a microchip or a license).