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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It's the International Street Fair....
The Orange International Street Fair (Greater Orange’s goodbye to summer bash) returns this Labor Day Weekend with the theme Destination
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
traffic circle center representing music from around the globe on the numerous stages all around the Plaza. Old Towne Orange Plaza
For the Entertainment Schedule Click on: ENTERTAINMENT
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
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. Chapman University
Orange Old Town Metrolink Station Information Click On: Orange Station
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
For more information
See the Official Orange Street Fair website-Click on:
Orange International Street Fair
Orange International Street Fair