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Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach September 14 - November 2, 2014

If you love to drink beer, eat bratwürst and sauerkraut and enjoy dancing to "Oompah-pa music directly from Linzerbuben, Austria, then you'll love the Oktoberfest at Old World Village with its traditional German festivity. Complete with German bands imported from Europe, dancing, and imported beers (of course) and tasty German foods from bratwürst to potato salad to hot pretzels and apple strudel, Oktoberfest has something for everyone.

Check out the Dachshund Races every Sunday During Oktoberfest from 3-4 pm. Great Family Fun!

Old World
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach


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Ice Rink at the Spectrum
Opens early November

Outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Located in Giant Wheel Court adjacent to Nordstrom and Macy's.

Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Drive


Dia de Los Muertos Annual Festival - Orange
November 1-2, 2014

Please join us at Moreno's Restaurant in Orange to remember families and friends that we all lost.

Featuring Danzantes Del Sol • Veracruzano • Ballet Folklorico • Mariachi.

November 1st, 6:00 pm 9:00 pm
November 2nd, 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Moreno’s Restaurant
4328 E Chapman
Orange, Ca 92869

Make your reservation today! - 714 639-2181

Discovery CubePresents: Pumpkin Launch - Fullerton
November 1, 2014

Bring your lawn chairs and witness history at this free event as teams compete to see who can launch a pumpkin at targets using giant trebuchets and other devices. Plus, kids can participate in hands-on activities throughout the day. Don’t miss this great family event!

Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, California, 92831


Hope Alive! "Return to Motown"Concert - Santa Ana
Sunday, November 2, 2014
5 pm

Featuring TC Carson, Peter Michael Escovedo, Kathyrn B. Cunningham and Charles Dorsey.

Premium Plus $65* (includes reception), Premium $45*, General $25* & Balcony $10

Santa Ana High School
520 W. Walnut
Santa Ana

Dinosaur Dash - Tustin
Sunday, November 2, 2014

Run for Education! A fund-raiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, this year you can run and ride for education! The Dinosaur Dash features 4 events: 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed “Fun Run” and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a Food Court and Expo with games, activities and more. There's fun for the whole family.

The Marketplace


A Taste of San Clemente - San Clemente
November 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more.

Tickets are limited to 250 guests. The ticket price ($95) includes a complimentary "Taste of San Clemente" wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking.


Annual La Palma Days - La Palma
Saturday, November 8, 2014

This annual tradition event has been celebrated in our community for over 28 years, encouraging residents, business partners and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit.

The event features Miss La Palma Pageant, Parade & Band Review, Activities, Entertainment, Cultural & Historical Activities & International Food & Product Vendors

La Palma Central Park


Modern Bloom's 1st Pop-Up Shop - Costa Mesa
Sunday, November 16, 2014
11 am - 4 pm

Beauty - Shop - Music - Champagne - Sweets!

Modern Bloom's 1st Pop-Up Shop will be held at Vanity Belle's Beauty Boutique on November 16th! Meet OC fashion bloggers, shop for tons of new merchandise that will not be on the website! It's a must see event! There will also be giveaways for the first 25 people!

Vanity Belle's Beauty Boutique
2651 Irvine Ave
Costa Mesa, Ca

Nutcracker Craft Boutique - Brea
November 21-22, 2014

Get your holiday shopping done at our Nutcracker Craft Boutique! The Boutique features unique, hand crafted gifts from over 200 vendors. You will be able to find something for everyone on your shopping list.

$2 admission with proceeds benefit the City of Brea's Youth and Family Programs.

The Brea Community Center
695 E. Madison Way (Corner of Madison & Randolph)

(714) 990-7771

Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique - Tustin
Friday, November 21, 2014

Three Tustin showcase homes are available for touring from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This year’s theme is "California Classics" and represents a unique collection of three iconic architectural styles that helped define California lifestyle of the past century, which are found here in the North Tustin and Orange area. Enjoy lunch and shop our gift boutique at the Tustin Community Center.

Tustin Community Center
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92705

Plymouth Rock N' Run 5k - Anaheim Hills
Thanksgiving Day

The 5k and 10k course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River bike trail. There will be live music throughout the event, courtesy of CSUF jazz combomusic, prizes, food, and a 1k kids fun run for 12 & under.

All of the funds raised by sponsors and race participants will help Reeve-Irvine research to battle spinal cord injuries and other neurological afflictions such as stroke, Alzheimer's, and multiple sclerosis.

Yorba Regional Park
Anaheim Hills

Turkey Trot - Dana Point
Thanksgiving Day

California's Largest Thanksgiving Day Run Event - The Dana Point Turkey Trot - One of America's Most Scenic Runs... hosted by The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point.

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, the host of the Dana Point Turkey Trot, has partnered with the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group to help our Marines during the Thanksgiving Holidays.


Largest Of Whales Begin Their Migration Southward In November - Newport Beach

Blue whales have been feasting on krill in ocean waters for months and begin their journey southward many speculate to have their young in the warmer waters of the tropics. November is the end of the typical blue whale migration and can see a large number of blue whales traveling south along the Newport Beach coastline. Great weather and lots of whales make November one of the best months of the year for whale watching. Add many of varieties of whales during this month and the grand slam of whale watching can become a reality.

Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach Ca 92661

Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari *With Underwater Viewing* - Dana Point
November 1 – 30, 2014

Feel what it’s like to swim with dolphins underwater, without getting wet! Only aboard our high-tech catamaran sailboat Manute’a can you BE one of the pod. Daily, year round, dolphin and whale watching trips can get you up close & personal with magnificent whales and wild dolphins of Southern California. In November you could see fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales, killer whales, five species of wild dolphins that can number in herds of up to 10,000, maybe an early gray whale, and more for an educational and incredibly exciting wildlife adventure. Never crowded, our catamaran takes up to 49 passengers. Knowledgeable marine naturalists explain how these animals live while you see and touch our collection of whale and dolphin artifacts. On the bow our Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets give you a really up-close encounter with the breathtaking animals! You can listen below the surface too with our hydrophone. Mrs. Capt. Dave’s yummy triple fudge brownies served complimentary aboard the most unique whale watching boat in the world.

2 and 1/2 hours. Reservations recommended. 949-488-2828 or

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point CA 92629

(949) 488-2828

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