Labor Day events in Orange County are back! There’s tons of fun things to see, eat and do this Labor Day weekend and we’re happy to be rounding up as many events as we could find for you.
This Orange County Labor Day weekend events list is organized by city and noted where the entrance are FREE. Use it as a jumping off point to celebrate a day off in Orange County and choose a few holiday events to attend.
We put together so many Labor Day weekend events including small business pop-ups, festivals, and celebrations. Scroll down and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite!
p.s. If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Orange County this Summer, check out our Orange County Summer movies guide!
OC Labor Day weekend events
Labor Day weekend events in Aliso Viejo
$15 adults | $8 children (2-12) Labor Day Barbecue
ClubSport Aliso Viejo | September 6, 2021
Celebrate Labor Day and relax poolside with a backyard BBQ and live DJ. Swim, sun, and lots of fun!
BBQ: 12 PM-4 PM
DJ: 12 PM-5 PM
Pool Bar: 11 AM-6 PM (Drinks only, no food service at this time.)
Children under 2 are free!
Weather permitting and hours subject to change.
Labor Day weekend events in Anaheim
$24.99+ Beyond VanGogh
Anaheim Convention Center | September 3-6, 2021
Immerse yourself in the world of Vincent Van Gogh like you’ve never experienced before. Beyond Van Gogh is a rich and unique multimedia experience, taking the viewer on a journey through over 300 iconic artworks including instantly-recognizable classics “The Starry Night”, “Sunflowers”, and “Cafe Terrace at Night”, now freed from their frames. Set to a symphonic score and using the artist’s own dreams, thoughts, and words to drive the experience as a narrative, Van Gogh’s art comes to life by appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces and heightening the senses with their immense detail.
Labor Day weekend events in Costa Mesa
FREE (Parking $10) Labor Day Original OC Swapmeet
OC Fair | September 4, 2021
Labor Day weekend events in Fountain Valley
FREE Farmers Market
Freedom Hall at Mile Square Regional Park | September 3, 2021
Fridays at Freedom Hall at Mile Square Regional Park. Rain or shine event
Labor Day weekend events in Garden Grove
FREE Pinchella Festival
Elks Lodge – Garden Grove | September 4, 2021
We are opening the doors to all Disney pin traders to come and have a fun day of trading and buying.
Pinchella will have booths, premium trading tables and casual trading in the park for all levels of Disney pin traders to enjoy.
Labor Day weekend events in Huntington Beach
$40 general admission Comedy at the Beach! Darrell Hammond
SeaLegs at the Beach | September 3, 2021
Time: doors open at 5pm, live music starts at 6pm, comedy begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm
Hilarious stand up comedy lineup featuring major comedic headliners every week & hosted by Ahmed Ahmed
The Show is produced by nationally recognized comics SeaLegs and Ahmed Ahmed as host (creators of the Venice Comedy Compound)
Full service beer and wine bar with full kitchen food menu available for service
FREE Boots at the Beach!
SeaLegs at the Beach | September 4, 2021
BOOTS at the BEACH returns for another season at SeaLegs at the Beach! Grab your cowboy boots and get ready to line dance in the sand to Country Western DJ’s. No Cover! All Ages! For VIP Firepit, Cabana or seating request email: [email protected]
FREE Scotty Mac Band
SeaLegs at the Beach | September 6, 2021
Live music at 1PM
SeaLegs at the Beach opens at 10am. Live music by Scotty Mac Band at 1pm.
FREE Huntington Beach Civil War Days
Huntington Central Park | September 4-5, 2021
Battle Times: Sat: 1:30 and 4 PM / Sun: 11 and 2 PM
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host the 28th annual Civil War Days Living History Event in Huntington Beach Central Park during the 160th anniversary of America’s Civil War. Living history events like Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid recreations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible, and learn about some of the most important moments in our collective history.
New programs featuring the family and staff of General Grant, Native Americans in the Civil War, and California’s involvement in the Civil War, and Civil War railroads.
Labor Day weekend events in Irvine
$20/person (Children 2 & Under and Military are FREE) Melon Tours
Tanaka Farms | September 4-5, 2021
10am – 4pm (tours depart every hour)
Join us for a wagon ride around the farm led by one of our friendly tour guides. You will learn about Tanaka Farms and its history, farming methods, and the crops we grow. Make a stop out in the field to pick some yummy summer produce (items may include peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, summer squash, zucchini…depending on crop availability) then make a stop under a nice shaded tent where you will learn about and sample all sorts of melons! Everyone gets their own melon to take home! Then its back on the wagon to finish the tour, with the last stop at the Barnyard to visit with all of the animals.
FREE Certified Farmers Market
Lot 2 at Great Park | September 5, 2021
10am – 2pm (tours depart every hour)
Take home fresh produce grown on the Great Park Farm and other local farms.
Explore the Farm + Food Lab and get home gardening tips from master gardeners from the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
FREE Chuck Jones’ Birthday Celebration
Lot 2 at Great Park | September 5, 2021
10am – 3pm
Gather your friends and family to celebrate at the Chuck Jones Big Draw. Learn to draw your favorite Looney Tunes characters, try your hand at animation, join a chalk mural, and more fun activities all across the Palm Court Arts Complex.
Learn about the history and legacy of Chuck Jones at a very special film and lecture, featuring his most memorable shorts and unique insights from his family and friends.
$5 Irvine 50th Anniversary Chalk Art Project
Heritage Park | September 4, 2021
10am – 1pm (registration required)
Contribute to a chalk rendition of the Irvine 50th anniversary logo. Artwork will be done in an open outdoor area, and photos of each reimagined anniversary logo will be entered into a community contest.
Labor Day weekend events in Orange
FREE Orange International Street Fair
Old Towne Orange | September 3-5, 2021
Friday: 5PM-10PM; Sat-Sun: 10AM-10PM
LMVL MEET-UP at OISF on Saturday, September 4 at 10am at Orange Chamber beer booth on Mexican street
15 ethnic streets with 42 food and alcohol booths.
Handmade Arts and Crafts section featuring local artists and their crafts.
Community Booth section showcasing local non-profits and the causes they support.
Commercial Section featuring local companies promoting their businesses.
A street dedicated to kids with crafts and games.
8 Stages of entertainment featuring local bands playing ethnic music and your favorite songs.
FREE Class of the 80’s
The Streamliner Lounge | September 3, 2021
We are a full service destination restaurant serving up craft beers & cocktails in the historic Santa Fe Train Depot just outside the Orange Circle.
Labor Day weekend events in Laguna Beach
FREE SawDust Art Festival
SawDust Art Festival | September 3-5, 2021
11am to 10pm – Friday and Saturday
11am to 7pm – Sunday
The Sawdust is back and better than ever! Featuring the handcrafted art of 167 local artists and makers, three stages of live music, daily art demonstrations, pop-up classes, and a variety of food and beverage options.
Labor Day weekend events in San Clemente
FREE San Clemente Labor Day Beach Day of FUN & FRIENDS
San Clemente Pier | September 6, 2021
Enjoy a FUN Day with FRIEND and FRIENDS to become at the BEACH.
FREE South OC Cars and Coffee
Outlets at San Clemente | September 4, 2021
Common sights include supers, hypers, muscle, classics, rods, trucks, and motorcycles. But, of course, you don’t have to bring a car to put on display. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car guys and gals.
The show ends exactly one-hour after the outlet stores open.
Labor Day weekend events in Santa Ana
FREE Dancing on the Street
Wursthaus | September 4, 2021
7PM – 10PM
Calle Cuatro market place presenta: “Dancing on the Streets” con Cielo Dance Events. Todos los comerciantes de Calle cuatro marketplace los invitan a disfrutar de una noche de entretenimiento familiar!
NEW Free Salsa Lesson at 6pm (4th & French St)
Dancing from 7-10pm. (FREE EVENT)
1 Hour Free Parking structure across the street at 300 E 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Wear flats, dancing is on concrete.
All ages welcome, lots of bars, restaurants and galleries to check out.
FREE Friday Night Munchies
1301 S Bristol St | September 3, 2021
6PM – 10PM
Street food, drinks, merch, vendors and music! It’s free and open to the public. Kid-friendly and pet-friendly.
Labor Day weekend events in Westminster
FREE VWE Wrestlers Meet & Greet
Taqueria Mexico | September 4, 2021
Very rare meet and greet with two of VWE luchadors – El Tequilero and Eddie Vice – at Taqueria Mexico.
LABOR DAY FUN THROUGHOUT ORANGE COUNTY
Originally published on August 13, 2021. Last Updated on October 25, 2022 by Pattie Cordova