Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend not only a time to take a much-needed break from work; it’s also a time to reflect on the economic and social achievements of the hard working Americans of the past and present. Here are some holiday weekend suggestions in case you’re still trying to make up your mind!

Fullerton, California offers plenty of places for Labor Day weekend activities if you’re wanting to stay active, like the Bud Turner Trail! There are beautiful trees and even a lake along the route. Perfect for walking, biking, or running. There are also things like Fox in a Box! It’s a really fun escape room place with many themes. There are different difficulties to choose from so if it’s your first time you’re still good to go!

Regardless of what you choose to do this Labor Day weekend, we hope it’s filled with nothing but fun. Be safe out there!

Weekend Destinations

The summer is starting to draw to a close. Doesn’t mean a couple of Weekend Destinations can’t be squeezed in before the end! There’s something for everyone to do in Fullerton, CA!

For the greenery lovers, there’s the beautiful Fullerton Arboretum. There’s 26 acres of picturesque gardens and they even offer a variety of classes like botany, fitness, and cooking! If you’re wanting less manicured greenery and more nature, there’s always Laguna Lake Park! There’s something for everyone there, including jogging, hiking, fishing, equestrians, etc! Some people want to do things indoors, so there’s something for them too! Check out the Muckenthaler Art and Cultural Center, where there’s plenty of exhibits up for viewing, plus interactive areas that are fun for both adults and children alike!

So regardless of what you’re into, Fullerton, CA has you covered when it comes to planning a Weekend Destination!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Branagan’s Pub in Fullerton

Branagan’s is an Irish Pub with a long tradition of serving great beer and creating a warm, home like atmosphere. Reviewers consistently praise the service and say the “owner is a wonderfully warm person” which is great news when you are looking to enjoy life at a bar. If you are looking for an authentic Irish Pub to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, there may be no better place than Branagan’s near your apartment (you can even take an Uber there).

This year St. Paddy’s Day falls on Friday, March 17, which is great for everyone since most people will have the day off on Saturday (sorry if you have to work…we’ll have a drink for you). Branagan’s goes all out during the holiday with green beer, various drink specials and a host of music and games to keep you entertained during the holiday.  

Branagan’s Irish Pub

213 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone number (714) 447-3544


Enjoy Music at Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble at the Muckenthaler

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center continues to be a hub of culture, arts, and entertainment in the Fullerton area and 2017 will be no different. This March the Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble will return to the local theater for its annual concert series celebrating the music and sounds of medieval, renaissance, and baroque periods of history.

The program will focus on 16th century music and go over the contrasting styles between composers and movements. The works of classical composers like “Josquin, Tallis, Morales, Taverner, Isaac and others” will be highlighted throughout the night. The performance is scheduled to last 1.5 hours and tickets start at $12.50.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave.
Fullerton, CA  92833


Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. March 9
$12.50 Member, $16 Student/Senior, $25 Non-member

Let’s Go Hiking in Fullerton

In Southern California, hiking season starts early. We don’t have to wait for the weather to clear up because the weather is typically great (except for the rain every once in awhile). So if you are planning on getting back out on the trails, Juanita Cooke & Trail on Euclid & Valencia in Fullerton is the perfect place to go for experts to first time trail walkers.

Just remember to dress accordingly and come with the correct gear. If you are planning to follow a deep trail, bring boots, pants, berries or another snack, and a trekking pole to help reduce the strain on your knees. Even though walking a trail can seem like a “walk in the park” the activity can be strenuous and should be treated like an athletic activity. Have fun walking the trails and we’ll see you out there soon!


Juanita Cooke Greenbelt & Trail

Laguna Lake Park to N Euclid & W Valencia Mesa, Fullerton, CA 92835

Get a Barbershop Quartet This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is already here and if you are looking to make it a truly special one, you might want to start with the gift. Valentine’s Day gifts are hard to pick out–do you go flowers, just chocolate, shoes, or jewelry? Who really knows? Well if you are stuck on ideas, why not try something really out of the box like a song from a Barbershop Quartet? This Valentine’s Day the Fullerton Orange Empire Chorus will be selling two songs sung in a barbershop harmony, a card, and rose bouquet delivered to the site of your choice.

The entire packages costs $50 and is a fun way to try something new on the holiday. Here are the details about the sale.

Friday, February 10 – Wednesday, February 15
Barbershop Quartet’s from the Fullerton Orange Empire Chorus.
Cost: $50; includes: two songs sung by a Barbershop Harmony, Valentine Card, and Rose Bouquet delivered on location.  or call  714-871-7675.


Fullerton Bars: Who’s Showing the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is more than just a football game. It’s a must-see sporting event that even non-sports fan watch. By Sunday night the game will be the only thing people are talking about on social media and if you want to be a part of that conversation, watching the game and commercials is a must.

For those people planning on skipping out of the Super Bowl parties, don’t worry because there are still quite a few great places to watch the game in Fullerton. The Swig Bar and 8 Eighty Eight Cigar Lounge will be hosting some game day festivities on Sunday, February 5th. Here are a bit more details about the location.  

The Swig Bar

2466 Fender Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone number (714) 871-9211

8 Eighty Eight Cigar Lounge

118 W Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone number (714) 871-0888

Celebrate Chinese New Year With a Parade & Festival

You don’t have to be of Chinese descent to celebrate Chinese New Year–especially when that celebration is a festival and parade. This Saturday, January 28th stop by and participate in one of Los Angeles’ oldest traditions and celebrate the 118th annual Chinese New Year festival in Chinatown.


The fun starts at the Chinatown Central Plaza at 1pm to 3pm this Saturday and is open to the public. The day will include various musical acts, Kung- Fu demonstrations, and traditional musical performances. There will also be a host of tasty food trucks on hand along with a craft beer garden, a face painter and storytelling will be available for young children to enjoy. The main event, however, will be the Golden Dragon Parade which makes its way through the local Chinatown area. For those looking to try something new and experience a great holiday, stop by and enjoy this wonderful event.



Celebrate the New Year With the “First Night in Fullerton”

New Year’s Eve is typically an adult themed event with loads of alcohol and plenty of fun. Most people would be hard-pressed to find a family-friendly NYE event, however, the City of Fullerton values family-fun above all else, which is why the parks and rec department is hosting a NYE celebration.

The 25th annual “First Night Fullerton” celebration is set to take place on Saturday, December 31, at 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. This popular event is aimed toward families and is alcohol-free, kid friendly event for everyone in your family. The fun will begin in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd and will be free and open to the public. The First Night event draws an attendance of 15,000 or so guests on a yearly basis, so be ready for a lively and energetic night.  

The fun will feature musical performances local bands, games, various live entertainment, food for sale, kids activities and much more fun. At midnight the party will end with a firework show to ring in 2017.

Attend the It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play Fullerton

Christmas is about many things–family, friends, gratefulness, giving back. But Christmas is also about lying on the couch and binge watching a bunch of awesome holiday movies. Of course you know the classic like Elf, Home Alone, and A Christmas Story, but one of the great holiday movies you may not have seen (especially if you are under 35) is It’s a Wonderful Life. The Jimmy Stewart classic is a heartwarming tale that will put you right in the holiday mood.

This December the STAGES Theatre will be hosting a live Its a Wonderful Life Radio Play. The event will be told as a 1940s style radio broadcast while also being acted out on stage. Tickets start at $18 for the event, which will run until December 18. Ticket are still on sale and are expected to be available at the door, so stop by this wonderful holiday event this season.

400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA  92832