Ribbon Cutting

Grand Reopening Recap

Thank you to all the community partners, city officials, and patrons who attended our Grand Reopening Celebration on Saturday, March 31. This event was an opportunity to celebrate the institution that is the Orange County Market Place, established in 1969. The day was a showcase for the new programming and initiatives to come out of the Orange County Market Place. While entrepreneurship is at the heart of the Market Place, community involvement in the areas of fundraising, arts, education, and entertainment series, and unique food and beverage offerings serve to cultivate an inimitable experience for the whole family. 

All are welcome to sip, shop, and stroll the open-air Market Place with hundreds of vendors onsite. Bring the whole family and take a quick shopping break in our Kids Area with coloring supplies, take advantage of our concession stands with tasty food and cold beverages, or learn a new skill, experience creative wonderment, or dance along to live entertainment with our new Education, Arts, and Entertainment Series. Stay tuned to our events calendar and don't miss a single special event!

If you missed our ribbon cutting ceremony, take a look here.

If you'd like to learn more about our new initiatives and community programming, listen here.

We wish to specifically thank Mayor Sandy Genis, Councilman John Stephens, Elected Official Hugh Nguyen, Community Outreach Advisor Billy Le, OC Fair & Event Center management team, Kathy Kramer, Ken Karns, Board Member Barbara Bagneris, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Tom Johnson for their support and attendance at our ribbon cutting ceremony. To the Community Outreach Alliance for their partnership and music fundraiser event and Ava Domini for her performance at our opening reception.