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What you need to know about the 2023 Orange International Street Fair

We live near the Orange Circle and we LOVE their many events throughout the year – but at the top of the list is the Orange International Street Fair that visits Old Towne Orange every year on Labor Day weekend.

What you need to know about the 2019 Orange International Street Fair

2023 Orange Street Fair

The entire fair happens at Old Towne Orange and it’s made up of 15 ethnic streets with 42 food and alcohol booths.

Food and alcohol booths are run by local non-profits with all proceeds going directly back to them. There are set alcohol hours (more on that below).

What you need to know about the 2019 Orange International Street Fair

There are also Handmade Arts and Crafts section around the fountain that feature local artists and their crafts. Throughout the fair, you’ll find community booths showcasing local non-profits and the causes they support.

Visit the Commercial Section that features local companies promoting their businesses and a street dedicated to kids with crafts and games.

What you need to know about the 2019 Orange International Street Fair

Whether you arrive early or later in the day to the fair, you’ll be sure to catch local bands on any one of the eight stages.

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Dates and Hours

  • Friday, September 1, 2023
    5pm to 10pm
    Alcohol Sales: 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday, September 2, 2023
    10am to 10pm
    Alcohol Sales: 10am-9pm
  • Sunday, September 3, 2023
    10am to 10pm
    Alcohol Sales: 10am-9pm


Please be prepared to walk several blocks to get into the event.  Parking can be found at several public parking lots in the surrounding area for a fee charged by local non-profit organizations – usually either $20 or $10. 

Non-profit parking:

Additional parking can be found on residential streets. (Parking lots are not controlled by OISF, Inc)

However, we highly recommend ride sharing.


Chase and Wells Fargo have their ATMs closed during this time. Cash is king at the street fair so we highly recommend you stop by a nearby ATM to withdraw money – otherwise you can expect to pay a $4.95 convenience fee.

What you need to know about the 2019 Orange International Street Fair


The Orange International Street Fair is free to attend.

All street fair guests purchasing or consuming alcohol at the event must have the daily approved OISF wristband worn at all times.

The wristband costs $5 and is available near the beer booths.

What you need to know about the 2019 Orange International Street Fair

Children’s Area

Children’s Street is located on North Orange St. at East Chapman Ave. Children’s Street is geared towards the younger crowd. It features games, crafts, and snacks for purchase. OISF does not permit smoking, alcohol sales, or consumption on Children’s Street.

Tip: If you prefer to sit down at a restaurant to enjoy lunch, we recommend the Citrus City Grille. It’s delicious, great service and has an outdoor patio.

Many restaurants will be closed down during the street fair. Those open, including Kimmie’s, serve breakfast!

Originally published on February 8, 2023. Last Updated on February 8, 2023 by Pattie Cordova

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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