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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

     

    It's the International Street Fair....


    COMMUNITY UPDATE     
    Destination Orange for the Annual Orange International Street Fair this Labor Day
    The Orange International Street Fair (Greater Orange’s goodbye to summer bash) returns this Labor Day Weekend  with the theme Destination Orange.

    Since being the centerpiece of the City of Orange centennial celebration in 1972 as a re-creation of a 1910 Orange International Fair, the celebration literally makes Orange the destination for the world bringing hundreds of thousands to the center of Greater Orange as world famous Orange Traffic Circle becomes the center of  international themed food streets.

    Over 1200 volunteers have been preparing to make the expected half million visitors feel welcome. More than 80 community organizations dedicated to serving the Greater Orange Communities rely on the Orange International Street Fair as one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.

    This year the redesigned event expands down South Olive Street. Also new this year is urging people to use the Lyft Service for those who are drinking. The Facebook page has a free ride coupon up for up to $25 here: Click on: LYFT

    As always, the fun is all about the food, music, more food, drinks…and don’t forget the FOOD…from around the world. Craftsmen will be selling handmade items around the Plaza and present and past Orange Street Fair commemorative s will be on sale to complete your Orange Street Fair collection. 

    As always no pets are allowed at the Orange Street Fair and wristbands for public alcohol consumption are required. 

    The free entertainment includes bands that will perform thought the four block downtown Old Towne Orange Plaza traffic circle center representing music from around the globe on the numerous stages all around the Plaza.

    For the Entertainment Schedule Click on: ENTERTAINMENT

    Children’s Street
    The Children’s Street family oriented activities will again be offered on North Orange Street just off East Chapman Ave. No alcohol is allowed in the Children’s Street area. 

    Parking and Traveling to the Orange Street Fair- Have your friends try the Train!!!
    The event draws half a million visitors over its three days. Visitors from out-of- town are encouraged to avoid the parking crunch by taking the Metrolink (at reduced weekend rates-see below) to the historic Orange Santa Fe (Metrolink/Amtrak) Depot conveniently located adjacent to the street fair. OCTA will sell you a $10 weekend Metrolink trains will allow you to ride anywhere in the regional system from 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday midnight. Weekend passes are only sold at the vending machines located at Metrolink stations (no web sales). Those wishing to brave the parking drama may try the Chapman University lots or parking on the surrounding streets. Expect to walk several blocks from where you park just to get to the Traffic Circle area where the Street Fair takes place.

    LINK to Metrolink Pass Information  Click on: WEEKEND PASS

    LINK to Orange Old Town Metrolink Station Information Click On: Orange Station

    Orange Street Fair Schedule
    The Orange Street Fair is in Orange Old Towne at the Orange Plaza the Traffic Circle intersection of Chapman and Glassell Streets in Orange. The fair runs Friday- Sunday (yes Sunday is the last day…Monday Labor Day is clean-up). Entering the street fair as always is free.

    Alcohol Sales on the street are over at 9:00 p.m. and a wrist band to purchase and drink at the fair must be purchased each day.

    Friday August 29: 5 pm – 10:00 pm
    Saturday August 30: 10 am – 10:00pm
    Sunday August 31: 10 am – 10:00 pm
     CLOSED MONDAY

    For more information
     See the Official Orange Street Fair website-Click on:
     Orange International Street Fair




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