Yelp! shares free weekend events happening all over Southern California

It's time to get Yelpin' around Southern California this weekend. Nate Marker, Community Director for Yelp! Orange County, joined us with a roundup of free events.

Ventura County: Oxnard Science Carnival

The Science Carnival is FREE to the public! Kids in preschool through grade 8 and their families are welcome to attend. This event provides students and their families with hands-on science experiences in a carnival setting. The event runs from 4 - 8 pm. The Science Carnival is now launching a new opportunity for students and children called the "Young Scientists". This opportunity provides a hands-on (drivers seat) experience for kids aged , assisting in running science activities with the sponsored booths. The Young Scientists program promotes students and children to actively engage in activities creating science experiments. This will be a "pH-U-N" and memorable experience!

LOCATION: Rio Vista Middle School
DATE: Saturday, November 3rd
TIME: 4pm - 8pm

LA County: Smorgasburg Meltdown at Santa Anita Park

You'll say, "cheese," when you see what we've got in store! Smorgasburg returns November 3rd with a food event you'll positively melt for! Meltdown at Santa Anita Park is a celebration of all things cheesy, and Smorgasburg is bringing some of their best vendors to showcase their best ooey-gooey goodies. The Meltdown Package ($30) includes: One CHEESY item*, One Craft Beer (12 oz.), $5 betting voucher, Club House Admission, Racing Program + Tip Sheet, Access to trackside and grandstand seating areas!

LOCATION: Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Drive Arcadia CA 91007
PRICE: Starts at $30
DATE: Saturday, November 3rd
TIME: 12pm - 4pm

Grand Ave Arts: All Access at the Grand Park

Grand Ave, Los Angeles's home for world-class arts and culture brings back Grand Ave Arts: All Access, an inside look at rehearsals, architecture tours, museum exhibitions, performances, workshops, food and drink and kids' film screenings for all to enjoy. Grab the whole crew to take a peek behind-the-scenes for the ultimate Los Angeles field trip. For the fourth year in a row, Grand Ave Arts invites all to explore, be curious, pop in, and choose their own adventures. All events are free and open to the public.

LOCATION: 200 N Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
DATE: Saturday, Nov 3rd
TIME: 11am - 4pm

Inland Empire: Harvest Festival in Riverside

1st annual Harvest Festival at Jensen - Alvarado Historic Ranch on Nov. 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults are only $4 and children are $3. We will be having hands-on-crafts for kids, harvest themed snacks and drinks, hayrides, nature hikes, wildlife tours, and much more!

LOCATION: Jensen Alvarado Historic Ranch - 4307 Briggs St. Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
PRICE: Adults $4 & Kids $3
DATE: Saturday, November 3rd
TIME: 10am - 3pm

Orange County: Yelp Shops Local

Discounted shopping?, Check! Free food?, Check! Helping a non-profit?, Check! With all of those "checks" it must be our next, "Yelp Shops Local" event where we're giving you more ways to contribute to small businesses here in the Orange County area! We're getting an early start this year to help make shopping for the holiday season even easier on your mind and wallet. Yelp OC is taking over the OC Mix in Costa Mesa for a full two hours where Yelpers can save, sample and shop for the upcoming holidays. Still not enough? Over 20 vendors offering up samples and it all benefits the local NPO Barks of Love!

LOCATION: The OC MIX - 3313 Hyland Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
DATE: Thursday, November 8th
TIME: 6pm - 8pm

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