About 5 year(s) ago by Hotel Costa Mesa 60th Anniversary This year, the city of Costa Mesa celebrates its 60th anniversary. Once known as Harper, Costa Mesa was officially accepted into the fold of Orange County in 1953 (although the name change TO Costa Mesa took place in 1920). Costa Mesa quickly established itself as the go-to city in Orange County for arts, fine dining, and shopping, soon earning the nickname City of Arts. And for a lady (is a city a lady? Let’s just say yes) of 60, can we just say how absolutely fabulous she still is? The city of Costa Mesa is tapping into that source of awesome with an Anniversary Celebration going on from June 28th-30th, conveniently called “60 & Fabulous.” The celebration will showcase the very best that Costa Mesa has to offer such as concerts, an artwalk, food events like “tastefest” and “chef of the fest,” historical info, children’s activities, a classic car show and more. Music lovers ESPECIALLY will be in heaven during the weekend as the concerts will feature musical artists from a variety of genres – rock, indie, DJ’s, etc. And if you are able to haul your mind all the way back to the 80’s and the Tom Cruise of Top Gun, your sense of nostalgia will thank you as one of the artists featured will be Berlin! Take my breath away indeed! For a complete set list and more info, click here. You can purchase your tickets here. The city of Costa Mesa is doing its utmost to tap into the creativity of all residents and visitors (artistic expression is the name of the game in this city) and is also holding a video contest where entrants have the chance to create a unique, 30-90 second video and possibly win $2,500. We don’t know a better way to celebrate than with a little bit of creativity and some awesome cash to go along with it. Details are here. Ayres Hotels of Southern California has been a proud partner with the City of Costa Mesa since the 1980’s, so we are absolutely thrilled to wish this beautiful and singular place a very happy 60th birthday. 60 years is nothing to sniffle at, so we invite you all to come out and help us celebrate! **Just a heads up that Fair Drive will be pedestrian only during this event as all parts of the celebration are being held at City Hall and on Fair Drive.