Summerfest 2015

Few things are as enjoyable as summer in Southern California. The fine folks in Fountain Valley want to make you feel nice and carefree with a little thing called Summerfest.

Summertime in the FV!

Summertime in the Fountain Valley!

Come on down to Mile Square Park at Brookhurst and Heil and take part in all the revelry! There are live bands, a car show, food & beverages, carnival rides, and games that challenge your skills!

Summerfest Car Show

These were the first ones to show up for the car show at Summerfest.

This year was an interesting Summerfest for me. As I was walking through the ‘Fest, I saw all the families going on rides. I conversed with several vendors in the booths. I saw familiar faces. Then I began to reminisce about all the fun times of the previous summers in Fountain Valley.  Fountain Valley truly is a nice place to live. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Taste of the Holy Spirit Annual Fall Festival 2014

This year’s Taste of the Holy Spirit Annual Fall Festival 2014 is underway. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and it seems to have been worth it. There’s great food, friendly people, and cool entertainment. Kick back in the shade, relax, and sip on some “nước mía” (sugar cane drink) as you listen to cover bands play the Beatles. Enjoy!

Taste of Holy Spirit Fall Fest in Fountain Valley 2012

Taste of Holy Spirit Fall Fest

The Taste of Holy Spirit Fall Fest in Fountain Valley 2012 event will begin on Friday September 14th at 5pm in the early evening and last all the way until Sunday September 16th at 9pm. There’s free admission but you pay for food and rides. There’s something for everyone! Enjoy different delicacies of delicious food. Relax in the a beer and wine garden. Grab a lightly used book from the book sale. You’ll be happy to know that the Annual Best Dressed Pooch Contest will be back for the 3rd time with the cutest little puppies you ever saw! Bring the family to the KIDZone. To top it all off. You’ll still have all the same carnival games and rides you have become accustomed to.

From Tom Leeman:

“Thanks, fvblogger. We are doing everything we can to make this year’s Taste of Holy Spirit the best ever! Don’t forget, in the KidZone! there will be a petting zoo and pony rides. The Best Dressed Pooch Contest will be judged by an illustrious group: Norbertine priest Father Damien, FV councilmember Michael Vo, and …. Miss Fountain Valley!”

Fireworks on the Fourth

Fireworks on the Fourth

Fireworks on the Fourth

‘57 fun things to do in FV

‘57 fun things to do in Fountain Valley

As a nod to our city’s birth in 1957, here’s a list of 57 ideas for your family activities on 5-7-2012.

57 Things to Do in Fountain Valley1. Shop in Fountain Valley. I hear you can get tons of great deals at Costco on Newhope.
2. Get healthy, stay fit and visit the local fitness clubs where plenty of classes and activities are
offered. I prefer LA Fitness.
3. Enjoy the beauty of Mile Square Park: Catch a
fish, rent a surrey or roam the Nature Center.
Walk, jog, or bike around the park.
4. Dine out! Fountain Valley boasts more than
100 restaurants.
5. Take your children to the Easter Egg Hunt in April.
6. Go to breakfast for $2 at the Mayor’s Breakfast on the third Thursdays in the Saltzer Conference Room at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital.
7. Enjoy your FV library. Borrow not just books, but DVD’s, CD’s or magazines. Join the Friends and
buy at their used bookstore where proceeds support the library.
8. Visit Prehistoric Pets and see amazing reptiles.
9. Check out the Veteran’s Memorial next to the library. Special services are held on Veterans and Memorial Days at 10 a.m.
10. Learn about the city on its Web site at www.fountainvalley.org
11. It’s our city’s birthday in June! Attend the annual Summerfest, the city’s birthday event,
at the Fountain Valley Sports Park.
12. Attend the FV Classic Car Show, whichi is part of Summerfest.
13. Jog, walk or cycle along the Santa Ana River
trail.
14. Enjoy a neighborhood park.
15. Host a neighborhood block party.
16. Read great people stories in the Fountain Valley Living Magazine.
17. Attend the Fountain Valley Live Summer Concerts in the Park on Thursday evenings in
July at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center’s great lawn.
18. Go to the Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo during a Summer Concert in the Park.
19. Go to a health seminar or screening at one of the medical centers.
20. Join a volunteer club in Fountain Valley.
21. Get to know businesses via the Chamber of Commerce Web site, http://www.fvchamber.com
22. Check out Boomers! for lots of family fun.
23. Enjoy sports, plays and musical performances at one of Fountain Valley’s high schools.
24. Get involved with the Neighborhood Watch Program and National Night Out, the first Tuesday in August.
25. See a movie on a big screen in one of the city’s parks (Fridays in August).
26. Join your local civic clubs in recognizing the Students of the Month and Teacher of the Year.
27. Meet friends at The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center.
28. Enjoy the Heritage Park Historical Society Summer Ice Cream Social.
29. Attend the Fire Station open house in October.
30. Visit Heritage Park and the FV Historical Society. The Open House is usually the first Saturday of the month.
31. Put on your gowns and tuxedos for the Mayor’s Ball in the fall.
32. Get your tickets for the O.C. Chocolate Festival, in November. www.OCchocolatefestival.com
33. Join us at a pancake breakfast hosted by a local service club.
34. Take a class through the city’s Recreation & Community Services Department. See the Fountain Pen and sign up for a class.
35. Rollerskate at Fountain Valley Skate Center.
36. Taste local fare at the “Taste of Fountain Valley” in November.
37. See your city at work. Attend a City Council or a commission meeting.
38. Check activities at local churches and temple.
39. Plant a tree. Join community groups at designated tree-planting events. Live
40. Welcome Santa to Fountain Valley at the Annual City Tree lighting at the Recreation Center on the first Saturday night in December.
41. Gather in Heritage Park for Christmas caroling with the Historical Society at “Christmas in the Gazebo” in December.
42. Golf, anyone? Miniature golf at Boomers!, or 18 holes at Mile Square and David L. Baker golf courses.
43. Attend the Fountain Valley Living Magazine Party in February.
44. Attend luncheons and activities at the Senior Center.
45. Take your family through the “Christmas tract” open from dusk to 10 p.m. during the weeks
leading up to Christmas. The tract is northwest of Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue.
46. Meet local legislators at the annual Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception.
47. Sign up for the Fit to be Square 5K Walk & Run in February.
48. Go bouncing at Frogg’s Bounce House.
49. Enroll your children in a dance, gymnastics, or martial arts class at Fountain Valley academies.
50. Join an adult sports league through the Recreation Center.
51. Participate in the “Relay for Life” in May or June at Fountain Valley High School to support the American Cancer Society.
52. Attend a high school drama at FVHS or LAHS.
53. Donate toys at the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive with the Fire Department before Christmas
54. Play poker at the FV Community Foundation Poker Tournament and support a local charity or sports group.
55. Shop and get great deals at the Holiday Faire at the Library in December or at their Spring Faire.
56. Go bowling at Fountain Bowl.
57. Enjoy a game of basketball, pickleball, badminton, tennis or handball with friends at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center.

So these are 57 things to do in Fountain Valley, just to name a few! I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you’ve done ALL 57!

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Fountain Valley Comedy

In a letter from the Clogged Artery Comedy, I found out about a little night of comedy here in Fountain Valley.  Jeff “Korny” Korn will be performing this Thursday April 19th at Round Table Pizza by Stare Bros on Warner and Euclid. Come out to the show at 8pm til 9:15 pm and get ready for some laughs.  Jeff’s comedy pokes fun at getting older and the life of being a Baby Boomer.  Admission is $5.  You gotta pay cash at the door.

Round Table Pizza, 11095 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 839-0276

 

Pizza

Pizza

Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities

Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities will be held today, April 7th, from 8:30 AM until 11:30. Bring the kids. Bring the entire family. Just come early. Last year there were 6,000 folks in attendance at Fountain Valley’s Easter festivities. See you at Mile Square Park. Happy Easter!