Amphitheatre Event and Ticket Information/ Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is located at 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618.
For event and ticket information, call (949) 855-8095, or click on the following web site link: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Ticket Information
The Groves Antique Market
Orange County's popular antiques, fine art and collectibles market is now at the Great Park Festival Site. On the first Sunday of every month, The Groves Antique Market will be located right next to the weekly Great Park Farmers' Market.
Free Parking & Admission
For more information, please call (949) 786-5277
Boomers! Amusement Park
Boomers! is a family amusement park, owned and operated by Palace Entertainment, and it is located at 3405 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. Their telephone number is (949) 559-8341.
For more information, visit their website at www.boomersparks.com
Fairgrounds/ Orange County Fair & Event Center
The annual Orange County Fair, Centennial Farm, The Ranch, Youth Expo and more than 100 events are held throughout the year at The OC Fair & Event Center.
The OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
For more information, call (714) 708-1500, or visit their website at www.ocfair.com
The Orange County Farm Bureau sponsors the following Certified Farmers' Markets located in Irvine:
University Center on the corner of Bridge and Campus (across from UCI) 8 a.m. to Noon, (rain or shine)
The Great Park, Marine Way off Sand Canyon Avenue
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
California Certified Farmers' markets are places where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public.
For more information, contact the Orange County Farm Bureau at (714) 573-0374, or visit their website at www.orange.cfbf.com/
Fine Arts Center - Juried Exhibitions
The Irvine Fine Arts Center, located in Heritage Park at the corner of Walnut and Yale, hosts several juried exhibitions throughout the year. To receive a prospectus for the next juried exhibition, please call the Irvine Fine Arts Center at (949) 724-6880 to be placed on the juried exhibitions mailing list, or fax your request to (949) 552-2137.
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Historical Landmarks and Sites
The Irvine Historical Society, which was founded in 1976 to preserve, research, and promote the heritage of the original Irvine Ranch, has actively worked with The Irvine Company, the City of Irvine, and the County of Orange to promote the preservation of historical areas. For more information visit their web site: Irvine Historical Society Web site Link
For more information regarding Historical Landmarks and sites, call (949) 786-4112, or visit The Irvine Historical Museum, which is operated by The Historical Society.
The Irvine Historical Museum is adjacent to the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course Clubhouse, south of the 405 freeway, west of Culver Drive at 5 San Joaquin, Irvine, CA 92612. The Irvine Historical Museum is open Sunday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. It is closed on holidays. The Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers, so prior to visiting the museum, a phone call is encouraged at (949) 786-4112.
Hotel and Restaurant Guide/ SHOP IRVINE
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce publishes a SHOP IRVINE Guide. SHOP IRVINE is a local hotel and restaurant guide, as well as a Community Access Guide.
You can pick up your guide at The Irvine Chamber of Commerce, located at 2485 McCabe Way, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92614, or contact the Chamber at (949) 660-9112.
For more information, to have a hotel and restaurant guide mailed to you, or to include your business in the guide, contact The Irvine Chamber of Commerce or visit their web site at www.irvinechamber.com
Irvine Historical Society and Museum
The Irvine Historical Society was founded in 1976 to preserve, research, and promote the heritage of the original Irvine Ranch. The Irvine Historical Museum, which opened in 1980, is operated by the Society.
The Irvine Historical Museum is open Sunday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. It is closed on holidays. The Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers, so a phone call to the museum prior to visiting is encouraged.
The Irvine Historical Museum is adjacent to the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course clubhouse, south of the 405 freeway, west of Culver Drive at 5 San Joaquin, Irvine, CA 92612.
For more information, call (949) 786-4112 or visit
Irvine Lake is a scenic fishing lake nestled at the base of the Cleveland National Forest. Their address is 4621 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676.
For hours, admission fees, boat rentals, facilities, and general information, contact Irvine Lake at (714) 649-9111 or visit their website at www.irvinelake.net
New Residents and Visitors Center
Destination Irvine, a service of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, serves as a starting point to citizens who are new to Irvine. It provides guidance in finding dining, shopping, housing, and government services around the area. For new residents to the area, they can additionally help you find your way to area schools, police stations, banks, real estate agencies, grocery stores, and other locations of value to you.
For more information contact the Irvine Chamber, located at 2485 McCabe Way, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92614. Their phone number is (949) 660-9112 or visit their website at www.destinationirvine.com
Orange County Zoo
The Orange County Zoo is located inside Irvine Regional Park in the City of Orange. The address is 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869.
The Orange County Zoo is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; weekends from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed on December 25 and January 1.
For more information, call (714) 973-6847 or visit their website at www.ocparks.com/oczoo
Santa Ana Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701. The park is open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the grounds closing at 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with grounds closing at 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for persons 13 and older, $5 for children 3-12 and $5 for seniors, children under 3 are free.
For more information, call (714) 836-4000 or visit their website www.santaanazoo.org
The Irvine Museum
The Irvine Museum is located at 18881 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, (ground level), Irvine, CA 92612. For information and directions, call (949) 476-2565, and to contact the museum's offices, call (949) 476-0294.
The Irvine Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General Admission is $5.00. Children, students and seniors are free of charge. Admission is free the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The Irvine Museum validates parking for visitors. For more information, visit their website at www.irvinemuseum.org.
Tourism and Attractions Office - General Information
Both visitors and residents of the City of Irvine can find all the information and resources they need to discover the wide variety of entertainment and cultural amenities available in Irvine through the Irvine Chamber of Commerce's, Destination Irvine. This office provides brochures and pamphlets, maps, and event schedules of the most popular attractions and destinations around the community. Whether you're planning a night on the town, or a convention visit, the office can help you with accommodations and arrangements.
For more information about tourism, events, and attractions around Irvine, contact the Irvine Chamber, which is located at 2485 McCabe Way, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92614. Their phone number is (949) 660-9112 or visit their website at www.destinationirvine.com