Noche De Altares- A celebration of Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertos

If you are looking for something a little different to do this Saturday, you should check out the 7th Annual Noche de Altares. The
Celebration will be the largest Day of the Dead Celebration in Orange County. The event will
take place on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm at Fiesta Marketplace
in the City of Santa Ana (3rd and Bush Streets).
Organized by non-profit organization El Centro Cultural de México and local business
Calacas Inc., Noche de Altares is a free, family-friendly community event. Throughout the
day there will be arts and crafts workshops, face painting, local artists selling their wares, and
delicious food from local restaurants and vendors. There will also be live music and
entertainment from local and international musicians
You can make it a day by doing the Santa Ana Artists village Art Walk. Artists through the Village open the doors to their studios and you
can admire their work in a very carefree enviroment. It’s a perfect event for older kids or as a date night. My husband and I have had some
great date nights at Art Walk.
For additional info head over here.

Children’s Festival of the Arts

If you are looking for something to do with your kiddos this weekend that is fun and free check out the Hollywood Art’s Council Children’s Festival of the Arts. It’s a free event at the Paramount Film Studios on Sunday August 9th from 12pm to 430pm.

There will be family art workshops, face painting, dancing from around the world and much much more.

Children’s Festival of the Arts
Sunday August 9th 12pm to 430pm
Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood 90038

For additional info head over here.

Pirate Invasion and Fair @ Belmont Memorial Pier

If you are looking for something different to do this weekend you might want to check out the Pier Daze Pirate Invasion and Fair.

This annual event will take place on Belmont Memorial Pier in Long Beach. On Saturday there will be a real Pirate Ship attacking the Pier, which will be defended by local citizens. The pirate attack will of course feature pirates, cannons and sword fights galore. A limited number of Pirate ship rides will be available. There will be a kids treasure hunt, a pirate costume contest, and a beach funzone.

Sunday will feature plenty of music and good times. The best part is that this is a free event

June 27th & 28th, 2009
11:00am to 7:00pm

Belmont Memorial Pier
15 39th place
Long Beach

You can find more information about this here