Starting with this - the May 2019 issue - we are introducing a new MONTHLY Calendar showcasing Destination Dining, Entertainment, Music, Farmer’s Markets, Special Events and More! We considered a traditional calendar format, but discovered upon polling our readership that they preferred more detailed information than a simple calendar listing could provide … so please enjoy our first installment! We are always looking for ways to improve and would love to hear your feedback!
Old Capistrano Certified Farmers Market. Historic Town Center Park at 31852 El Camino Real. Every Wednesday at 3 pm - rain or shine! Come down to our weekly Farmers Market that is 15 years strong. Check out local produce, hummus, peanuts, honey and other local vendors. Weekly from 3 pm - 7 pm rain or shine. For info: sanjuanchamber.com/event/old-capistrano-certified-farmers-market.
Fiesta de Mayo Celebration. 1pm - 3pm at the Outlets at San Clemente - 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa. The free afternoon fiesta will feature local Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico and family-friendly fun, and more! Info: ShopOSC.com/Fiesta
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Max Berg Plaza Park - 1100 Calle Puente in San Clemente. Celebrate the Hispanic Culture for an afternoon of LIVE entertainment, delicious food, activities for the children and fun with family, friends, and neighbors! For info: san-clemente.org
Dana Point Farmers Market at La Plaza Park at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway & Golden Lantern every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. In addition to local, organic produce and unique products from Dana Point businesses, arts & crafts vendors join in the fun every 2nd Saturday of the month. For info: (949) 573-5033.
12th Annual Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation - Montage Laguna Beach featuring Australian Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone. Small bites and desserts will be prepared by some of the region’s top chefs, including host chefs Benjamin Martinek and Lee Smith of Studio; Xavier Solomon and Alexis Palacios of Montage Los Cabos; Eric Samaniego of Michael’s on Naples Ristorante; Bryant Taylor of Chianina Steakhouse; Brother Luck of Four by Brother Luck and Bryan Brown of Bourbon Steak, A Michael Mina Restaurant. All proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. $250 general admission; $275 VIP admission. Info: https://events.nokidhungry.org/events/laguna-beachs-taste-nation/.
San Clemente Farmers Market. Come out and find the finest purveyors and farmers of local produce every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 200th block of Avenida Del Mar - rain or shine! For info: sanclementefarmersmarket.com
Laguna Niguel Farmers Market. Every Sunday from 8 am to 12 pm. Organic fruit, vegetables, Kombucha, juice, meat and seafood, raw pet food, tropical trees, pure honey and more. Info: www.lagunaniguelfarmersmarket.com
Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch - The Tea House on Los Rios in historic San Juan Capistrano. Traditional Mother’s Day High Tea (also on May 12th). Brunch seating 9 am; Lunch seatings at 11:30 am and 2:15 pm. Info: theteahouseonlosrios.com
Mother’s Day Brunch (multiple locations):
Ramos House Cafe - Los Rios Historic District in San Juan Capistrano. Down-home Southern-inspired New American cooking. Info: ramoshouse.com