May Flowers in Orange CountyFarmers Markets Ongoing -List of Farmers Markets in Orange County?www.orangecounty.net

Rancho Days Fiesta May 1 -Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American tribes! http://ocparks.com/historic/heritage

OC MARATHON May 1 -Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Pledges to benefit eleven local children’s charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK). www.ocmarathon.com

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 1 2016 marks the 26th year of celebrating Mexican culture in our Spanish Village by the Sea. The Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration showcases live entertainment featuring traditional Mariachi’s and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up authentic Mexican food fare and other activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game booths and a vendor area. http://san-clemente.org

Annual UCLA Orange County Golf Classic May 6 Make a difference in the life of an incoming UCLA student. Be a part of the Annual UCLA Orange County Golf Classic, A Fundraiser for Outstanding Students and the UCLA Fund.http://www.uclagolfclassic.com

Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival May 7 The Silverado Modjeska Recreation & Park District (SMRPD) announces the 11th Annual Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival. Taste the competition chili and vote for your favorite family recipe! Browse the arts & craft expo with local vendors, while enjoying the Cinco de Mayo entertainment lineup and Mexican folk heritage.?http://smrpd.org

48th Annual Costa Mesa Speedway – Spring Classic May 7 The most exciting, colorful and unpredictable live action racing event in the nation. Costa Mesa Speedway has put fans right on top of all the action from the comfort of Arena style grandstand seating since 1969. Suitable for the whole family. www.visittheoc.com

Soka University’s 15th Annual International Festival May 7 The Festival, which is part of Orange County’s Imagination Celebration (www.sparkoc.com), features international food, over 900 dancers and musicians on three stages, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations, games, inflatable rides and over 230 non-profit and business exhibitors. ?www.soka.edu/news_events/international-festival

Mariachi Festival May 14 The festival will include entertainment “Battle of the Mariachis” and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes. www.missionsjc.com

Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival May 14-15?A One-of-a-kind Automotive Cultural Event. Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours d’Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday. Proceeds benefit youth arts education and outreach programs.?http://themuck.org/car-show

Greek Festival May 20-22 Come and experience the sight, sounds and tastes of Greece. Join us for St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church’s Annual OC Greek Fest — May 20-21-22, 2016. Along with authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, you will find traditional Greek dancing, an outdoor market place and a Kids Zone with carnival rides, games and other activities for the children. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter too! http://ocgreekfest.com

Tustin LobsterFest May 21 The Tustin Lobsterfest is an annual fundraiser event that provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin / Santa Ana Rotary Club. All net proceeds from this event help pay for local Rotary programs throughout Tustin and Santa Ana. www.tustinlobsterfest.com

Doheny Blues Festival May 21-22 The Annual Blues Festival is the true kick-off to summer with a weekend filled with music, lots of vendors and a International Food Court that features foods from around the world. Be sure you come down to Doheny State Beach and celebrate the beginning of summer with Orange County’s Favorite and most anticipated annual summer festival! www.dohenybluesfestival.com

Balboa Island ArtWalk May 22 The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island’s summer season. This fine art show features artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day. ?www.balboaislandartwalk.info

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash May 29 With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special – it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. More than 25 Restaurants and Wineries will be at the festival. http://www.ksbr.net/