Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

Can you believe Memorial Day is almost here! That means in my mind summer is right around the corner. I am really looking forward to this weekend. One of the staples of Memorial Weekend for our family is a visit to the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival.

The theme of this year’s Strawberry Festival is “Celebrating the Magic of Music”. There will be entertainment, carnival rides,contests, plenty of food and of course strawberries.

The Festival is held at the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets in downtown Garden Grove, CA. 
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
May 28-31
Admission is FREE! 

For additional information head over here.

Battle of the Mariachis at Mission San Juan Capistrano

If you are looking for something to do today, you might want to check out the  Sixth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival, a celebration of the talent, interpretation and inspiration of young musicians from across Southern California.

Whether you simply wish to rejuvenate yourself by relaxing and basking in nature’s glory or prefer to tackle one of the adventures this nature’s playground has to offer, how active you are is based solely on your state of mind and your imagination.

Explore the San Juan Mountains and surrounding area with a stay at Ouray Chalet Inn, Ouray has over 500 miles of 4-wheeling fun (Jeep or ATV), from easy to class 5 adventures. Experience Ouray’s history or hike through the high country and feel like you are on top of the world. And at the end of the day, you can soak under the stars in the Chalet’s hot tub or head to the naturally heated water of the Hot Springs Pool.

The Mission’s  Courtyard will host a day full of live musical entertainment, authentic Mexican food, folkloric dance workshops, mariachi workshops and bilingual puppet theater performances.

I’m going to try to head down there this afternoon because I have wanted to watch this now for a couple of years.

Annual Battle of the Mariachi Festival
Sat, May 22, 11 am – 3 pm –
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano

$9/Adults, $8/Seniors, $5/Children
4 and under are free.

For additional information head here.

Giveaway winners

The winner of the Irvine Park Railroad Giveway is jamiejane  who said…
I would love to win this giveaway. We’ve decided to skip a long vacation this year and decided to do little weekend activities. This would be perfect for our little family. I hope I win! By the way, thanks for all the great ideas. We can’t wait to try all the fun suggestions.
 The winner of the She’s Having a Baby Event is…Janette  who said… Oh I just found out about this the other day and would love!!!!!!!! to go I am 30 weeks pregnant and would love a fun day to celebrate. Thank you for all the hard work you do on your blog i just love it. 🙂  

Please email me at with your info as soon as possible. Thank you all for entering and stay tuned for two very fun giveaways tomorrow!