Things to do in & around Tustin, California
Workshops to help build professional skills of those working in the nonprofit arts community. Grants programs. Publications. Public awareness. Arts education improvement programs for K-12 schools. Orange County Arts Awards.
"Arts Orange County was established in 1995 as a nonprofit countywide arts council. It is the state-local partner with the California Arts Council and is the official local arts agency of the County of Orange. Arts Orange County serves as a resource and advocate for the arts community, as a catalyst for leadership on arts issues, and as sponsor of programs and services which enhance public awareness of arts activities and promote the development of the arts and arts education in Orange County. "  Santa Ana|
|The City of Tustin, California|| ||
"People who know this area well sometimes refer to Tustin as 'The City of the Trees.' Although a variety of trees are responsible for this nickname, this is a distinctive quality of the area which dates back centuries, actually to the time of the early Spanish explorers. The first Europeans in Orange County came with the Portola Expedition in 1769. This expedition, which had two padres (including Father Juan Crespi) and a small contingent of the army, set out north to establish the string of missions throughout California. (Father Serra, who was in charge of this project, was not along on this expedition, remaining in San Diego to establish the mission there.) A few years later, the early Spanish Grijalva scouting party (The Anza Expedition, 1776) identified the area from Santiago Creek to Red Hill as El Alisal, the Sycamore Grove. At that time, the land was dotted with massive, white-barked sycamore trees. It is of some note that three of the massive trees still exist, although today they are on private property....
Columbus Tustin, a Northern California carriage maker, and his partner Nelson Stafford, purchased 1,300 acres of what had been the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana for the price of one dollar and fifty cents per acre. Mr. Tustin attempted to create 'Tustin City', but sales of homesites were slow, and in the early 1870s he ended up giving free lots to anyone who would build a home.
In 1877, Tustin lost out to Santa Ana as the Southern terminus of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and Columbus Tustin died in 1883, a bitterly disappointed man. Nonetheless, with the abundance of water, the community named after him gradually became established as an agricultural center....
Today, almost all the orchards are gone; now Tustin is an urban area. However, if you know where to look, you can still see signs of the City's proud history. Historic old buildings, some dating back to the 1880s, are maintained in 'Old Town' on Main Street and El Camino Real. The museum shows a living history of those times gone by. And there's more: three trees yet remain of those original massive sycamores. And finally, everywhere lining the streets, one still sees trees, trees and more trees in Tustin, The City of Trees."  Tustin|
|Franko's Maps of Orange County & Vicinity|| ||
Surfing? Biking? Hiking? Fishing? Exploring? Boating? Franko's Maps have long been a staple of OC Locals!
Franko's Map of Orange County Surfing, Franko's Map of San Diego Surfing, Franko's Map of Orange County Trails, Franko's Trail Map of Santa Ana Mountains & Chino Hills, Franko's Trail Map of Big Bear, Franko's Poster of Big Bear, Franko's Map of South Coast Wilderness (Laguna Beach Wilderness), Franko's Diving Map of Santa Catalina Islands, Franko's Diving Map of Channel Islands, Franko's Diving Map of Orange County Coast, Franko's Diving Map of San Diego Coast, Franko's Diving Map of Los Angeles Coast, Franko's La Jolla Shores Fish Card, Franko's HMCS Yukon Deck Plan & Fish Identifier, Franko's Channel Islands Mini Map & Kelp Forest Creatures, Franko's Avalon Underwater Park & Kelp Forest Creatures, Franko's Map of Catalina's Two Harbors & Fish Identification Card, Franko's Map of Santa Catalina Island, Franko's Map of Channel Islands, Franko's Map of San Diego County Coast, Franko's Map of Orange County Coast, Franko's Map of Los Angeles County Coast, Franko's Map of Newport Harbor & Upper Newport Bay,  Corona|
|Irvine Lake Blues Festival|| ||
June. Victor Delgado presents the Irvine Lake Blues Festival. The Seventh Annual Irvine Lake Blues Festival (June 25-26, 2005) Lineup includes: Robben Ford, Cory Stevens, Mitch Kashmar & Junior Watson, B.B. Chung King and the Buddaheads, Midnight Blues Band, Some Like it Hot, The Barnburners, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Eric Sardinas, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Blowing Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes, The Mama's Boys, Steve Copeland and Raging Sun, J.D. Simo.
A more readable copy of the flier is available at the Music Lab site.
|The Market Place in Tustin & Irvine|| ||
Stores and phone numbers for The Market Place in Tustin and Irvine:
3 Day Blinds (714) 508-8002 /
Anaheim Patio & Fireside (714) 669-9271 /
Ann Taylor Loft (714) 368-0771 /
Arizona Leather Babies R Us (714) 669-1717 /
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill (714) 508-7777 /
Bank of America (714) 734-1321 /
Barbeques Galore (714) 505-0893 /
Barnes & Noble Booksellers (714) 508-9707 /
Basix Furnishings (714) 832-2522 /
Bath & Body Works (714) 669-8419 /
Beacon Bay Auto Wash (714) 730-6217 /
Bed Bath & Beyond (714) 734-9290 /
Best Buy (714) 669-8355 /
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (714) 665-8595 /
Black Angus (714) 573-4888 /
Buca di Beppo (714) 665-0800 /
Busy Body Home Fitness (714) 838-7860 /
Cafe Chin Chin (714) 689-3131 /
California Pizza Kitchen (714) 838-5083 /
Carl's Jr. (714) 838-1338 /
Carter's (714) 838-0112 /
Chevron (714) 731-3659 /
Chick's Sporting Goods & Pro Golf (714) 731-1300 /
Chick-fil-A (714) 730-9100 /
Christopher Perry Salon (714) 544-3999 /
Cingular Wireless (714) 573-0500 /
Circuit City (714) 508-0202 /
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (714) 505-0498 /
Color Me Mine (714) 505-3975 /
CompUSA (714) 368-3001 /
Corner Bakery (714) 734-8270 /
Crescent City (714) 453-3555 /
Curves for Women (714) 544-4950 /
Dairy Queen (714) 505-4288 /
Daphne's Greek Cafe (714) 832-5855 /
Dress Barn (714) 505-3270 /
EasyLife Furniture (714) 368-1402 /
Edwards Irvine Marketplace Stadium 10 (800) 555-8355 /
Edwards Tustin Marketplace 6 (800) 555-8355 /
El Pollo Loco (714) 832-1695 /
Ethan Allen (714) 368-0811 /
Ezo Noodle Cafe (714) 544-5075 /
FindersKeepers Furniture Outlet (714) 730-6590 /
Frame It For Less (714) 368-9787 /
French 75 (714) 573-7600 /
GameStop (714) 544-9975 /
GNC - General Nutrition Center (714) 544-7329 /
The Good Guys (714) 573-0100 /
Happy Nails & Spa (714) 573-0015 /
Harry & David (714) 508-2184 /
The Home Depot (714) 838-9200 /
Home Holiday Traditions (714) 505-3031 /
Hot Skates (714) 544-1600 /
House of Lamps (714) 505-4048 /
Ice Cream Cafe (714) 368-5965 /
IHOP (714) 665-8763 /
In-N-Out Burger (800) 786-1000 /
Interior Surroundings (714) 832-8116 /
Jamba Juice (714) 505-2582 /
Jennifer Convertibles (714) 544-8838 /
Justice for Girls /
Keyboard Concepts (714) 544-0088 /
Koo Koo Roo (714) 508-9900 /
La Soie Bridal /
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries (714) 734-5777 /
LAMF (Lamps, Accessories, Mirror, Furniture) (714) 669-1500 /
Lane Bryant (714) 505-3922 /
The Leather Factory (714) 832-2528 /
LensCrafters (714) 508-4970 /
Levitz (714) 508-3967 /
Linens 'N Things (714) 368-9146 /
Loehmann's (714) 505-6007 /
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse (714) 368-1665 /
Macaroni Grill (714) 508-7990 /
Make It Fit (714) 838-6311 /
Market Place Dentistry (714) 505-0123 /
Marketplace Cleaners (714) 544-2795 /
Memories (714) 669-9400 /
Merle Norman (714) 832-8636 /
Natraj's Tandoori Indian Cuisine (714) 665-0040 /
Nest Furnishings (714) 832-0889 /
New Green's Furniture (714) 832-2296 /
Nordic Track (714) 669-9674 /
Off Broadway Shoe (714) 665-0559 /
OfficeMax (714) 505-3942 /
Old Navy Clothing Co. (714) 505-2802 /
On The Border (714) 508-1060 /
OPAH (714) 508-8055 /
Ortho Mattress (714) 734-0359 /
PacSun (714) 368-9872 /
Party City (714) 669-0294 /
Pasta Bravo (714) 731-0700 /
Pat & Oscar's (714) 505-6070 /
Payless ShoeSource (714) 544-2347 /
Peninsula Luggage (714) 573-1157 /
Performance Bicycle (714) 838-0641 /
Pier 1 Imports (714) 544-7520 /
Postal Annex (714) 832-9212 /
Quizno's (714) 505-8377 /
RadioShack (714) 730-7775 /
Red Robin (714) 544-2060 /
Relax the Back (714) 734-4389 /
Renaissance Coffee (714) 832-2233 /
Ritz Camera (714) 730-2531 /
Ross Dress For Less (714) 731-9360 /
Royal Cleaners (714) 838-8040 /
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill (714) 838-0902 /
Sandwich World (714) 730-9338 /
Sportmart (714) 669-5150 /
Star Nails & Spa (714) 832-2747 /
Styles for Less (714) 731-1512 /
Supercuts (714) 730-9141 /
T.J. Maxx (714) 730-1013 /
Taco Bell (714) 832-1767 /
Target (714) 838-1209 /
Thai Spice (714) 665-0770 /
The Market Place Management Office (714) 730-4124 /
Thomasville Home Furnishings (714) 544-4757 /
Tower Records (714) 731-9295 /
Toys R Us (714) 838-4237 /
Tustin Market Place Optometry (714) 731-0215 /
UCG Wireless (714) 832-8898 /
VANS Shoes (714) 573-8018 /
Verizon Wireless /
WaSa Sushi (714) 665-3338 /
XS Sports (714) 838-9700 /
Z Mario (714) 731-7480  Irvine|
This is called the "Yorba Dog Park" because it is in Yorba Street just below Chapman in Orange.
"Yorba Park - Dog Park Rules and Regulations
1. Dog Park hours are from 7 a.m. to dusk and may be closed or adjusted, as conditions require.
2. Maximum of three (3) dogs per adult at once inside the dog park.
3. All responsible persons shall, at all times, clean up after dogs and dispose of waste in an appropriate container.
4. Adults must maintain control over dogs at all times immediately remove threatening or aggressive dogs. No mounting.
5. Any dog over the age of four (4) months must be healthy, vaccinated, legally licensed and wearing identification tags prior to use of any dog exercise area.
6. Dogs under the age of four (4) months are prohibited from any dog exercise area...
7. Female dogs in heat are not permitted in any dog exercise area.
8. No food or food products allowed, whether intended for human or dog consumption
9. All rules governing City parks and relevant parking regulations apply.
10. While inside the boundaries of any dog exercise area, an adult must accompany minors under the age of sixteen (16).
11. Off-leash in fenced area only. All regulations regarding dogs in the park apply outside the off-leash area including, all dogs must be on a secure leash not more than six (6) feet long held continuously in the hands of a person capable of controlling the dog.
12. Keep gates closed at all times.
13. Fill holes and stop dogs from digging.
14. Do not leave dogs unattended. Abandonment of animals is prohibited.
15. The above regulations shall be enforceable by any police officer, animal control officer, park ranger or other code enforcement officer of the City..."  Orange|
|Tustin Certified Farmers' Market|| ||
Wednesdays from 9 to 1 (rain or shine). Corner of El Camino Real and 3rd Street. Run by the Orange County Farm Bureau.
"What is a CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET? California certified farmers' markets are the real thing - places where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner to make sure he/she actually grows the commodity being sold."  Tustin|
|Tustin Marketplace 6 Edwards Regal|| ||
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Occurs in October of each year.
"Tustin Tiller Days has been a regular event in Tustin since 1957. The event provides an opportinity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. It is also an opportunity for local non-profit groups to raise funds. Over the years, local civic organizations have raised thousands of dollars to benefit a wide variety of local needs.
Tustin Tiller Days Parade is on Saturday morning, starting at 10:00 AM.
Because of some changes to El Camino Real, the parade route has been changed. The parade will now start at Main & Pacific, going down main street, turning left onto 'C' street. Then turning right onto 1st Street. The parade then continues as it has in years past by proceeding along 1st street and turning left onto Prospect Avenue and continuing to the end of the parade route at the Columbus Tustin Park where the Tustin Tiller Days festival is taking place.
Tustin Tiller Days features a Carnival with rides, games, and other attractions.
There is no entrance fee.
Individual ride tickets, sheets of tickets and all day unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased.
The Main Stage this year will feature outstanding entertainment for the entire family. Join us for a day or evening of exciting entertainment!
The Big Top (Second Stage) will feature local individuals and groups showcasing the talents of Tustin.
A schedule for the entertaiment will be posted when available."