When you think of Orange County, perhaps you picture surfers riding the waves at sunrise. That’s a fair expectation, given that Huntington Beach has well-earned its nickname of “Surf City.” With that in mind, where else would the best location be for the International Surfing Museum than here in Huntington Beach?
Orange County natives, visitors, and surfers will all be stoked to check out Surf City’s contribution to California’s generous list of surfing museums. You’ll be greeted with remarkable enthusiasm for the sport, even by those who don’t partake themselves—like the museum’s founder, Natalie Kotsch. Kotsch came to California from Canada, where there was no surfing, but was entranced with the sport after her move. Thanks to her, much of the area’s recent surf history has been preserved.
During your visit, exhibitions featuring surf boards, posters, and memorabilia will demonstrate the progression of area surfers throughout the years. Rotating exhibits allow new details of the sport a chance in the spotlight and encourage return visitors. If surfing is one of your passions, a second visit further down the road is definitely worth another $2, the price of the museum’s admission. From special events to “Surfin’ Sundays” featuring live surf music, the International Surfing Museum is constantly finding a new way to celebrate the sport.
The OC Fair is on its way. This event takes place yearly from July 15 to August 14. With tons of games, exhibits, shopping, and food, there is truly something for everyone. Bring the family to this event to experience the best of the area. Plus, the OC Fair is a great way to support your community.
According to the OC Fair website, the event is from July 15 to August 14 from Wednesday to Sunday. That means the fair will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. Though it can be a little confusing, see the list below for hours and admissions information:
- Wednesday to Friday – Noon to Midnight
- Saturday and Sunday – 10:00am to Midnight
- Monday and Tuesday – Closed
There is also on-site box office information at 100 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, California. You can purchase admissions tickets at the box office or online at Ticketmaster.com.
There is tons to do at the annual OC Fair, including shows at the Pacific Amphitheatre, nightly entertainment at the Hangar, and sports at the Action Sports Arena. There will also be special events and free entertainment as well.
Exhibits include fine arts and hand crafts displays, a garden and floral exhibit, culinary, agriculture, and livestock show as well. A carnival will have the best games and rides around, as well as attractions for kids.
Finally, the OC Fair will have some of the best food around. You can find fair food, as well as healthy options and barbecue. There will be a wine seminar put on by the Orange County Wine Society as well.