After a long year of social distancing, we are excited to be celebrating BIG in Old Towne Orange. With its Americana vibes and charming aesthetic, there is no place we’d rather be while enjoying a backyard BBQ, a few cold ones, and fireworks than in our beautiful neighborhood. Spark up your fourth with the great weekend activities and party ideas below.
Star Spangled Saturday
It’s back! Orange County is reopening in time for the 26th Annual 3rd of July Celebration. Happening this Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm at Grijalva Park at 368 N. Prospect St., this event is sure to mark the beginning of an exciting summer. Come out for great food from local food trucks, music, children’s activities, games, and of course, fireworks! Tickets are $7 per person, with children two and under free, and are available to purchase at the community services department at 230 E. Chapman Ave. Their hours of operation are Monday through Thursday and every other Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
The theme for every 4th of July party is always “red, white, and blue,” but what if you added a casual California twist? It’s the perfect time to get creative with party planning and hosting. Here’s a list of things you can do to have a totally rad Independence Day:
- Spray paint pineapples red, silver, and blue and use them as table decor (pictured above)
- Offer mango salsa as a hot dog topping
- Make strawberry, blueberry, and coconut lime margaritas
- Serve red, white, and blue corn tortilla chips and salsa
- Add palm fronds to top off the tropical look
Keep it in the Neighborhood
What’s more American than supporting your neighbor? Old Towne Orange is home to many small businesses, so show your patriotism with local patronism! Need something festive to wear? Head over to Laurenly Boutique. Want some new seasonal home decor? Try browsing any of our unique antique stores. You can get all the wine you need for your gathering from Provisions Deli and Bottle Shop and some fresh food supplies from our local Saturday Farmers Market.
If you’re looking for a deal, you can find one at Plaza City Spa & Wellness. For the month of July, they are offering $15 off their Signature Deep Green Botanical Facial—just the thing you need to get prepped for your party! You can also head over to our online store and get yourself a 2021 Street Fair pint glass, which is on sale right now for $11.11. $3 of the sale of each glass during the months of June, July, and August will be donated to the Kiwanis Club of Orange. Help support this fabulous local cause! We did miss a street fair last year, so training is a must this time around.
If there’s one thing you do this 4th of July, let it be to look out for your neighbors. Have a safe and happy holiday!