Posted By Heather Rusick on 5/27/11 11:39 AM

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The official start to Memorial Day weekend has begun and it's time to celebrate! I am so excited, this is a glorious holiday, a day to commemorate and remember our fallen soldiers and unofficially the start of summer! There are so many things to do, what are your plans for this holiday weekend? If you have chosen to stay at home, here are some great events that are close to your Orange County apartment.

Three olives vodka is sponsoring a Memorial Day Weekend event Friday night, right next to our Dana Point apartments, in Dana Point harbor at Aventura Yacht Club. The Yacht club is open to the public Friday, May 27th, for an evening of great Eighties music with the Creepers live band and a DJ Spinning top 40 music, Hip hop and Electro. There is no admission fee for this event. Doors open at 6:00PM and entertainment will run through close.
When: May 27, 2011, 6:00PM – 2:00AM
Where: Aventura Yacht Club
Price: Free

Come and show your Irish pride at the Scottish Festival this Memorial Day Weekend. Orange County will once again be filled with the skirl of the bagpipes, lively Celtic music, dance and good times as the 79th Annual Celtic Festival returns to the Orange County Fair & Events Center. The children’s activities have been expanded and include miniature golf, archery, slides, and athletic events. Best part is you don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy the festival; the event offers something for everyone.
When: May 27 & 29, 2011, 6:00PM – 2:00AM
Where: Orange County Fair & Events Center
Price: Price: $3.00 – $25.00. Free admission to service members in uniform with valid military ID.

Right up the street to our Mission Viejo apartments, the KRBR Birthday Bash party will be going strong.  With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special - it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced.
When: May 29, 2011, 5:00PM
Where: Orange County Fair & Events Center
Price: $50.00 - $175.00. Veterans and active military personnel may purchase general admission tickets at a special discount price of $25

Join the Balboa Bay Club for their 8th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival® over the Memorial Day weekend and relax while you enjoy eight exciting food and wine events celebrated over three days. Acclaimed winemakers, our celebrated chefs, Master Sommeliers and noted experts will serve as the guides, captivating festival-goers with educational seminars and wine events with endless tasting tables.
When: May 27 - 29, 2011, times vary per day
Where: Balboa Bay Club
Price: $50 - $130

The Derby will be holding a prelims competition for their 3rd Annual West Coast Hot Dog Eating Championship. Residents of our Mission Viejo apartments can shoot on over to The Derby at 9:00AM to qualify and be in the running for $10,000. How many hot dogs could you eat for $10,000? Sign up online!
When: May 28, 2011, 9:00AM
Where: The Derby
Price: Free

If you love cars and live in our Fountain Valley apartments, jump on over to Saturday Sunrise Car Cruisers, the best free car show in the world this Saturday, in Huntington Beach. You can expect to see everything from backyard rat rods to "America's most beautiful roadster." Classic auto owners known as the Donut Derelicts meet at the parking lot on the corner of Magnolia and Adams near Adams Avenue Donuts to share stories and admire their classic beauties.
When: May 28, 2011, 6:00AM - 9:00AM
Where: Adams Ave Donuts
Price: Free

Have a safe a memorable Memorial Day weekend and let us know what fun you are planning.