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  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015

     

    Orange International Street Fair 2015

    COMMUNITY UPDATE     
    Global Eats highlight of 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 Local Cravings-Global Eats.

    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 makes Orange the Global Eats 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 Global Eats -fest.

    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.

    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 International Street Fair is in the center of Orange's Old Towne Historic District .  On the National Register of Historic Places since 1997, the one mile square district includes over 1,300 homes and other historically significant buildings that include over 50 distinct architectural styles.  One of those buildings is the Santa Fe  Train Depot.  

    The Orange Street Fair 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.

    Among the wide array of possible discount tickets (see link below) are  $10 Metrolink weekend passes that will allow you to ride anywhere in the regional system on Saturday and Sunday including most buses. Weekend passes are only sold at the vending machines located at Metrolink stations on the weekend (no web sales).  Metrolink has a dedicated "event" site for the Orange Street Fair (see below).

    Those wishing to brave the parking drama may try the numerous lots or parking on the surrounding residential 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 Orange International Fair page

    LINK to Metrolink Pass Information  Click on:  PASSES/DISCOUNTS

    LINK to Orange Old Town Metrolink Station Information

     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 September 4: 5 pm – 10:00 pm
    Saturday September 5: 10 am – 10:00pm
    Sunday September 6: 10 am – 10:00 pm
     CLOSED MONDAY

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

    Orange International Street Fair FACEBOOK



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