Free Museum Day at Many Los Angeles Area Museums: Ride MetroLink from South OC Beaches!


Today, Saturday January 31 2015 is Free So Cal Museum Day.
Many Los Angeles area Museums are offering free admission today.
If the museum is closed today, then they are offering a free day on their next open day.

Over 20 museums— presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors free of charge.
This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions.
Regular parking fees apply.
Consult individual museum websites for hours and other visitor information.

“Museums Free-For-All” partners with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore the participating museums, many of which are a short walk away from Metro Bus or Rail.
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2nd Saturday Art Fair in San Juan Capistrano Today

Photo by South OC Beachs

The San Juan Capistrano presents the Second Saturday of the Month Art Fair today.
The event is from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
The Art Fair will be in the Historic District of San Juan Capistrano.
Featured Streets will include
Camino Capistrano
Yorba Street
Vertigo Street
The Train Station Platform
Los Rios Street

If you are from out of down, you can easily get there by taking the train.
Amtrack And MetroLink both arrive right at the event!

San Clemente Seafest Today at San Clemente Pier 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Photo by South OC Beaches

The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 27th Annual San Clemente Seafest on Sunday, October 5, 2014.

The Seafest features a Chowder Cook-off, Fishermans Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children & Teen Contests, Childrens Complementary Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation all taking place at the historic San Clemente Pier area.

Chowder Cook-off
The Seafest is famous for its Chowder Cook-Off Competition held on the historic San Clemente Pier. Area citizens, restaurants, and businesses contend for the best tasting chowder this side of New England. Visitors arrive from all over the county to sample the many unique variations of Chowder.

Public Tasting
Spectators purchase tickets for tasting prior to and during the event and decide which contestants Chowder they would like to try. Chowder tasting begins at approximately 9:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m.

The Chowder is judged on a point basis for overall Best Tasting Chowder. Each team receives a judging cup prior to the judging period. Contestants then bring their Chowder to the judging area by 9:15 a.m.

The Best Decorated Booth award will be determined by our judging panel based on points awarded for originality of costume and booth decorations.

The People’s Choice awards will be judged by individual tasters ballots.

Awards Categories
Awards are presented to the winners in each of the following categories:

Best Chowder Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Best Chowder Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Judges Favorite Chowder

Best Decorated Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Best Decorated Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Judges Based on originality of costume & table decoration

People’s Choice Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
People’s Choice Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Favorite Chowder

Cook-Off Schedule
6 a.m. No later than 7:00 a.m.___________________ Set-up Cooking Area
9:15 a.m. ___________________________________Contestants Deliver Chowder to Judges
9:30 a.m.____________________________________ Public Tasting Begins
9:30 a.m.____________________________________ Judging Begins
1:00 p.m.____________________________________ People?s Choice Voting Ends
3:00 p.m.____________________________________ Winners Announced

Fresh Seafood
Fishermans Restaurant and Bar will be serving a variety of their culinary delights right on the beach – fresh seafood such as lobster, Oysters on the Half Shell, crab, steamed mussels and clams and much more.

Surf Contest
The 17th annual Surf Contest, sponsored by The Warehouse,, EDIT, San Onofre Surf Co., Brawner Boards, is held at the San Clemente Seafest. This exciting event features local amateur surfers-children & teens, competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.

Arts & Craft Exhibit
The Seafest will feature an arts & craft show. This exhibit showcases only handcrafted merchandise from talented individual from Southern California.

Contests, including prizes for First, Second & Third, will be held for children & teens – Contests: Hula Hoop Contest, Costco Diaper Derby, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Jump Rope and Tortilla Toss Contest.

Childrens Complementary Arts & Crafts
The Seafest hosts complimentary arts & crafts for children including Beads to make key chains, necklaces and bracelets; Sticker Art and Face Painting.

Free Shuttle Parking
Free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School, 700 Ave. Pico from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The metrolink is a great way to get to the Seafest. Please link to Metrolink for more information.

For more information please link to San Clemente Sea Fest