Orange County Fair 2023: A Celebration of Togetherness

Orange County Fair 2023: A Celebration of Togetherness

OC Fair 2023: A Celebration of Togetherness

Things are about to heat up for the ultimate celebration of togetherness at the Orange County Fair. The OC fair is a 23-day event that begins on Friday July 14th to Sunday August 13th at the the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. This year's fair promises to be bigger, better, and happier than ever before. With a captivating theme of "Happy together," the fair aims to bring people from all walks of life together for a memorable summer. Think thrilling rides and delicious food to live music performances by renowned artists like Chicago, War, Beck, Cheap Trick, Smokey Robinson, and Styx, there's something for everyone at the Orange County Fair this year. 

Theme: Happy Together

This year's theme, "Happy together," aims to foster a sense of unity, friendship, and togetherness among fairgoers. The organizers have curated a lineup of events and attractions that promote inclusivity and celebrate the joy of shared experiences. From interactive exhibits to collaborative art installations, the fair offers opportunities for everyone to come together and celebrate what makes us unique while emphasizing the bonds that unite us. “There is no better way to celebrate summer than to be ‘Happy Together’ at the OC Fair,” said Michele Richards, OC Fair CEO. “We’ve been working all year to once again bring the community together for all the special fun and goodness the OC Fair offers – food, rides, animals, entertainment, shopping, exhibits and more. We can’t wait for opening day on July 14!”

Live Music Performances

One of the highlights of the OC Fair 2023 is its incredible lineup of live music performances. Renowned artists from various genres will take the stage and create an electric atmosphere for fairgoers to enjoy. Events will be held at the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar at The OC Fair, and Action Sports Arena. Here are just a few of the talented musicians and bands that will grace the fair:

Chicago: Prepare to be blown away by the legendary rock band Chicago. With their signature blend of rock, jazz, and pop, they will undoubtedly deliver an unforgettable performance that will have everyone singing along to their timeless hits.

War: Known for their fusion of funk, rock, jazz, and Latin music, War is set to bring their infectious energy to the Orange County Fair. Get ready to groove to classics like "Low Rider" and "Why Can't We Be Friends."

Beck: Grammy Award-winning artist Beck will captivate the audience with his eclectic mix of alternative rock, folk, and hip-hop. Expect a dynamic and genre-defying performance that showcases his versatility as a musician.

Cheap Trick: This iconic American rock band is sure to get the crowd on their feet with their high-energy anthems. From "I Want You to Want Me" to "Surrender," Cheap Trick will have everyone rocking out and singing along to their timeless hits.

Smokey Robinson: Get ready for a soulful and smooth performance by the legendary Smokey Robinson. Known for his silky vocals and heartfelt ballads, he will take you on a journey through Motown's golden era with hits like "Tears of a Clown" and "Cruisin'."

Styx: Prepare for a night of classic rock as Styx takes the stage. With their progressive rock sound and unforgettable ballads, they will transport you back in time with songs like "Come Sail Away" and "Renegade."

These are just a few of the incredible artists performing this year. Whether you're a fan of rock, funk, soul, or alternative music, the fair's diverse lineup ensures that there's something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased at All concert & reserved seats include free same day OC Fair admission

Attractions and Activities

Beyond the fantastic music performances, the OC Fair offers a wide array of attractions and activities for fairgoers of all ages. Here are some of the highlights:

Thrilling Rides: Experience the exhilaration of adrenaline-pumping rides that cater to both thrill-seekers and families looking for a fun-filled adventure. From towering roller coasters to classic Ferris wheels, there's no shortage of exciting rides to enjoy. There will be two carnival areas: Main Carnival and Kidland. You can purchase ride and game tickets online by buying a FunPass, which can be loaded up ahead of time.

Food and Drink: Indulge your taste buds in a variety of culinary delights. From classic fair favorites like cotton candy and corn dogs to international cuisines and gourmet treats, there's something to satisfy every craving. Check out: OC Fair 2023: 9 outrageous foods available this year.

Art and Culture: Immerse yourself in the vibrant artistic and cultural displays that showcase the talents of local artists. From live art demonstrations to interactive exhibits, you'll have the opportunity to appreciate the creativity and diversity of the OC community.

The Centennial Farm: This year marks 30 years at Orange County Fairgrounds. More than 100,000 people visit the Centennial Farm annually. Experience the charm of traditional agriculture with livestock shows featuring prize-winning animals. Witness pig races, and other agricultural exhibitions that pay homage to Orange County's rich farming heritage. 

The OC Fair is a not-to-be-missed event that celebrates togetherness, joy, and the spirit of community. With its diverse lineup of live music performances, thrilling rides, delicious food, and captivating attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. For general information click HERE

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