The Orange International Street Fair is one of the best things you can do on Labor Day Weekend, but parking is a hassle! Leave the car home and take the train instead. It’s a five-minute walk to all the German/Greek/Italian (plus 13 more ethnicities) food booths, live music, and street fun. Check it out September 1 to 3.
Watch history come alive at the Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point Harbor with surly pirates, mermaid encounters, tours of the tall ships, cannon battles, and much more. Purchase a Festival Adventure Pass when you first arrive and enjoy all day admission including free tours of the tall ships, plus access to pirate encampments, exhibitions, crafts and the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden. Ride Metrolink to San Juan Capistrano and take a free bus to Dana Point on September 9 to 10. Feeling lucky? Enter to win a Festival Adventure Pass and two Metrolink tickets here.
With a Metrolink Weekend Day Pass, ride all day Saturday or Sunday for just $10. Traveling with kids 5 and under? Each paying adult can bring up to three for free! All monthly ticket holders ride free on weekends.