The Queen Mary is celebrating their 80th Anniversary of the Queen Mary’s Maiden Voyage and to kick off the celebration, they are offering free entry to the ship on March 24th after 3:00 pm.
They will be will be offering enriching historical tours for just $5 and although it’s full on the 24th, they will launch “The Salon Series” a monthly evening of entertaining public programming for guests of all ages.
In the new “The Salon Series” guests will enjoy curated entertainment situated in the elegant design and classic sophistication of one of the Queen Mary’s historic salons – Queen, Royal and Grand – unrivaled in their beauty and comfort.
The Salon Series will present a collection of films, musical performances, lectures and more designed exclusively for the series.
March 24th FREE After 3 will feature:
FREE ACCESS to the Queen Mary from 3PM until closing*
Movie screening in the Queen’s Salon. Limited seating for the film screening. (SOLD OUT)
$5 ship tours all evening
$5 4D-Theater Experience
Discounted Parking – $10 flat rate parking after 3PM
The Queen Mary is located at: 1126 Queens Hwy Long Beach, CA
Children ages 15 and under will enjoy a lake that has been freshly stocked with more than 1,000 lbs. of fish just for the derby. Kids can take part in fishing clinics that will be hosted throughout the event. A limited quantity of fishing rods will be available for loan….and a complimentary barbecue lunch will be served to all who attend!!!
This FREE event is a friendly competion and multiple prizes will be awarded to top competitors in different age groups.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Derby Registration is from: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Where: Mile Square Regional Park, North Lake, 16801 Euclid, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Cost: Free, parking is $5.00 per vehicle
For more information, call OC Parks at (714) 973-6600 or (714) 973-3197.
Irvine Park Railroad is celebrating their 20th Anniversary and to show their appreciation prices are being rolled back to their original 1996 prices.
Enjoy a 12-minute train ride through beautiful and historic Irvine Regional Park for just $2.00 per person! Other $2.00 activities included in the anniversary celebration will be carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy.
They will be some FREE giveaways which will include Irvine Park Railroad balloons.
When: Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, 2015, the festivities begin at 10:00 am.
Where: Irvine Park Railroad at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Cost: The event is FREE, parking fee to Irvine Regional Park is $5 per vehicle.
Bring the entire family to experience President’s Day aboard the “Battleship of Presidents.” There will be presidential impersonators and famous military reenactors, vintage vehicles. food trucks, and more.
At 10:30 am there will be a special ceremony honoring President’s Day and the 73rd birthday of our ship. at 11:00 am we will serve birthday cake and pastries while they last.
Don’t forget to tour the battleship, enjoy the new Interactive Tour and Vicky scavenger hunt.
When: Monday, February 15, 2015 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731
The Richard Nixon Foundation is hosting their annual Presidents Day Celebration on Monday, February 15, 2016 with FREE admission all day!
Get there early and you’ll have the chance to meet Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln at the front entrance of the Nixon Library starting at 10:00 am (okay so of course it’s not really them but they look like them).
A fascinating talk with the three presidents will follow in the magnificent White House East Room at 11:30 AM.
If you are among one of the first 250 visitors, you can enjoy a free slice of cherry pie compliments of Polly’s Pies. Click here for FREE event registration.
When: Monday, February 15, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: The Richard Nixon Library & Museum – 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard Yorba Linda, CA 92886
During this time the museum galleries are currently undergoing a major renovation and are not open to the public. However, visitors will be able to tour Richard Nixon’s original birthplace, the final resting places of President and Mrs. Nixon, the presidential helicopter, the First Lady’s gardens, and the full-scale replica of the White House East Room.
Come mingle with our Founding Fathers during the 23rd Annual Presidents Day Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15, 2016
This celebration includes fun for the whole family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady lookalikes. Hot dogs, pie, and other all-American food will be available for purchase.
When: Monday, February 15, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Cost: Presidents Day activities are FREE and open to the public. Regular Museum admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion.
Looking for something special and fun for the entire family this Valentines Weekend? Join ENC Naturalist Leslie Helliwell for a walk in the ENC (Environmental Nature Center) to search for hummingbirds and their nests.
Hummingbirds, called “flying jewels” by the early Spanish explorers hover in space, power dive and fly backwards and sideways! Learn where these tiny bits of non-stop energy get their fuel, discover how they “broadcast” their color, and learn which plants depend on them for pollination.
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016, there are two walks for yout to choose from: the first walk is scheduled from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, a second walk is scheduled from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: ENC, 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, California, 92663
Cost: $6 per guest ($5 for members). Registration at encenter.org required
The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.
Enjoy Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks as they are available for purchase.
It’s almost time for the 3rd annual Great Park Neighborhoods Lunar New Year celebration. This years celebration promises even more fun than last year.
We attended last years celebration and had a fantastic time. The park was beautifully decorated with lanterns, live music was playing, delicious tea and coffee were being served and there was plenty of activities for the kids.
This year there be beautifully adorned cupcakes (almost to beautiful to eat), plenty of arts & crafts for the kids (and your inner child-like spirit), a parade of lanterns, live music, traditional Chinese Lion Head Dance, Pacific Rim beer & wine garden, a night market, and food truck court.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at this celebration.
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Beacon Park, 501 Benchmark, Irvine, CA 92618