Five things to do in north Orange County July 28 and beyond – Orange County Register

Dog Days at the Fullerton Market

Is your dog give the best kisses or are you two practically twins?

Enter for bragging rights in several contest categories at the popular annual Dog Days festival at the Fullerton Market on Thursday, Aug. 3.

The event at the weekly Thursday night market at the Downtown Plaza includes dog contests, vendors, music and more fun throughout the night. Register for the dog contests at the event.

The market is open from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 2 at the Downtown Plaza on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue.

If you go

When: 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3

Where: Downtown Plaza, 125 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton

Cost: Free

Information: 714-738-6545


Discover the early dwellers

Park rangers will take visitors back 10,000 years to learn about the animals that once lived in Orange County.

Ralph B. Clark Regional Park will host a “Then and Now” program at its paleontology museum. (File photo by Joshua Sudock, Orange County Register/SCNG)

The July 30 “Then and Now” interactive program at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park will compare those early dwellers to the animals that make the area their home now.

There will be a “show and share” activity table with hands-on exhibits.

The program will be held in the park’s Interpretive Center, which has been home since 1988 to a paleontology museum.

If you go

When: 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 30

Where: Ralph B. Clark Regional Park. 8800 Rosecrans Ave, Buena Park

Cost: Free, parking is $5



Documentary following hiker on long journey to be screened

Irvine Regional Park, home to its own trails, is hosting a documentary about what is claimed to be the longest hiking trail in the world.

The indoor showing of “The Long Start to the Journey” will be held Friday, Aug. 11 at the Soda Fountain Pavilion. The documentary follows hiker and filmmaker Chris Gallaway as he attempts to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.

The free film will also give a history…

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