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OC Fair Event Center LogoCosta Mesa, Calif. (April 2013) –The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current April 2013 events calendar:
April 2013 at the OC Fair & Event Center
6-7 Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX)
The Marine Aquarium Expo is the largest consumer event for the aquarium hobbyist with more than 100 vendors displaying the latest products including livestock and dry goods in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: General $15, Senior (65+) $10, Military with ID $10 (Children 12 and younger are free)
Parking: $5
Information:,, (714) 530-1094
11 Fight Club OC
An innovative, bi-monthly series featuring boxing and mixed martial arts competitive fights with ringside luxury suites, VIP perks for season ticket holders and a happy hour bar and grill for all attendees.
Hours: Thursday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Happy Hour 5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Admission: $45-$100
Parking: $8
Information:, (949) 760-3131
12-14 The Youth Expo Experience 2013 – “Ham It Up”
This three-day event is hosted by the OC Fair & Event Center and celebrates the talents and skills of local school children in kindergarten through high school. Competitive youth entries are on display while all members of the family can enjoy hands-on activities, entertainment, exhibits, Vital Link’s interactive STEM & the Arts Career Showcase, the Home Builders Council (HBC) 24th Annual Design⁄Build Competition and 4-H livestock competitions.
Hours: Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Parking: Free on Friday and $5 on Saturday & Sunday
Information:,, (714) 708-1500
19-21 America’s Family Pet Expo
The world’s largest pet and pet product expo with retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies and breeders. Plus, free shows featuring dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and other top-notch entertainment.
Hours: Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: General $13, Senior (60+) $11, Child (6-12) $8 (Active & retired military with valid ID and children 5 and younger are free)
Parking: $5
Information:,, (800) 999-7295
27 Centennial Farm Garden Classes
“Choosing and Maintaining the Right Lawn for your Landscape”: The Centennial Farm’s free monthly garden classes for green thumbs 16 and older will focus on the essential tips and techniques to growing the best and most bountiful gardens. Visit for class topics and to register to attend.
Hours: Saturday 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Admission & Parking: Free (Online pre-registration is required for each class)
Information:,, (714) 708-1619
27 Speedway: Spring Classic/Jack Milne Cup
The Costa Mesa Speedway kicks off its 45th season of racing with an exciting night of motorcycles, sidecar and junior speedway events plus the run for the prestigious “Jack Milne Cup”.

Hours: Saturday 7-9:30 p.m. (Gates open 6 p.m. First race at 7:30 p.m.)
Admission (Sold at the gate only): General $20, Senior (65+) $15, Junior (13-17) $15, Child (3-12) $10 (Children 2 and under are free)
Parking: General $5, Preferred $8
Information:,, (949) 492-9933
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Youth Expo Experience, Speedway, Pet Expo and More To Be Featured at the OC Fair & Event Center