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Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach September 11 - October 30, 2016

Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with live Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany. Come get your prost on with one of your favorite Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more....

Guests can enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Enjoy tasty shots served by their beautiful shot hostesses. This is the party capitol of the OC Don’t miss the fun Wednesday through Saturday is our adult nights & Sunday’s are family day and Dachshund Races.

Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

714-696-TAP1 (8271)

Style Report Magazine’s Fall Fashion Show - Newport Beach
Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30 to 9:30pm

Style Report, the online magazine is celebrating their re-branding with a a Fall Fashion Show featuring the hottest fall looks – all available at local boutiques -- and party at Envy Lounge in Newport Beach on Thursday, September 29th.

Tickets include 1 free drink and proceeds from the event will benefit Global G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World), a nonprofit based in Santa Ana that is dedicated to empowering girls throughout the world.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online

Envy Lounge
4647 Macarthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA

Tiller Days- Tustin
September 30 - October 2, 2016

Tustin Tiller Days has been a regular event in Tustin since 1957. The event provides an opportinity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainmnet

17522 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780


Whale Watching - Dana Point & Newport Beach

Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April.

Since the Gray Whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Dana Point and Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat.

You can book cruises at the following locations:

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach, Ca 92661
Dana Wharf

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661

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Blue Whales Make For An Exciting October In Newport Beach - Newport Beach

Want to see Giant Blue Whales lunge feeding October is great month to do just that. Newport Landing in Newport Beach offers cruises daily to view these incredible mammals as they feed in fall sunlight. Huge amounts of krill can be found in coastal waters of Newport Beach in October creating a smorgasbord for all types of whales, but especially the giant blue whales. Often viewed with mouths agape the giant blue whales slurp in huge amounts of ocean water and krill. Want to add viewing a blue whale lunge feeding this is the month to do it.

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

San Clemente Sea Fest - San Clemente
October 2, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by the San Clemente Chamber, this event features a Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman's Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation which all takes place at the historic San Clemente Pier area.

Free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School.

611 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente


Annual Sandcastle Contest - Corona Del Mar
October 2, 2016
10 am to 3:30 pm

Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, thousands of sightseers will descend on "Big Corona Beach" to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.

Whether you're a participant or a spectator, it's a perfect way to spend the day with family and friends.

Corona del Mar State Beach
(Marguerite & Ocean Blvd., Corona del Mar)


Toshiba Golf Classic
October 5 – 9, 2016

For seven days in March, Newport Beach welcomes the legends of the golf world. One of the most successful tournaments in Champions Tour history, the Toshiba Classic has raised over $16 million in the past 16 years for its lead beneficiary Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as well as other Orange County charities.

"Swing for the Green" E-Recycling - Recycle old electronics and receive 2 Good Any One Day Tickets

Newport Beach Country Club

To order tickets and to inquire about corporate ticket packages, please call 949-660-1001

German Unity Day - Huntington Beach
October 6, 2016
Doors open at 5pm. Event starts at 6:30pm & the free food is served at 7pm

In honor of German Unity Day, Old World is serving FREE FOOD to the 1st 500 people in line. In order to get the FREE FOOD you have to have a ticket and be one of the 1st 500 guests Join us for their "German Unity Day" Party.

German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is held annually on October 3rd, but at Old World they'll be celebrating it on Thursday October 6th this year, to mark the anniversary of the nation's unification.

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Dana Point State BBQ Championship - Dana Point
October 8, 2016
10 am - 5 pm

Heading into it's fifth year, The Dana Point State Barbecue Championship has already become the largest BBQ event on the West Coast. More than 100 teams from all over the country compete for cash and prizes in this Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event. The 2013 event drew more than 10,000 people who got to sample some of the best BBQ they will ever eat.

The FREE event will feature great live music, a wide variety of microbrews, a vendor midway, Kids Zone, fun activities and more.

Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

The Heritage Festival and Parade - Placentia
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Since 1965, this celebration of the city's heritage includes a parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. followed by the parade and band review at 9:30 a.m. The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.

Tri-City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.

(714) 524-8535

Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival - Silverado
October 8-9, 2016

The Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival is one of the best family events of the season which explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live Bluegrass, Country and Folk music, Wild West reenactments, handmade arts and crafts, 1800's activities, tasty food, plus some silly ‘ole timey’ contests, all nestled under the Oak trees below Orange County’s famous Saddleback Mountain. This year's fair highlights singer/songwriter Rusty Richards, inducted to the Cowboy Hall of Fame!

Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, Ca


Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Laguna Beach
October 8-16, 2016

The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational will be held in Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony. North America's most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.

Tivoli Too
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

For more information or tickets for the Soiree please visit or contact

13th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview - Anaheim
October 11, 2016

Orange County students and parents are invited to Fairmont Prep Academy's annual College Fair. Gain a competitive edge in college admissions by meeting face-to-face with representatives from over 90 colleges and universities.

Prospective high school families can also discover Fairmont's unique variety of programs and see how they prepare students for college with highly individualized academic and college counseling. The evening will begin with a brief welcome by Headmaster Mendoza in the Theater followed by mini break-out sessions for parents to learn more about Fairmont Prep Academy's various programs. After the break-out sessions and closing message, families are able to tour the campus and visit the College Fair.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy
2200 W. Sequoia Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801

Silverado Days - Buena Park
October 14-16, 2016

Held each October, this community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include Featured contests include a Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling, a Baby Contest, a Men's Leg Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more!!

William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive

Dana Point Oktoberfest - Dana Point
October 15, 2016


German bands, great authentic German food and large selection of German and Craft brews on tap. It is also Southern California’s largest free Oktoberfest Celebration. Fun for the entire family featuring activities for the kids too.

Sea Terrace Park is located at the corner of Niguel Rd. and PCH in Dana Point just outside of the St. Regis Hotel.

Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

Hollywood Declassified workshop with Dominic Flores - Mission Viejo
Saturday, October 15
10a - 1p

Invitation to actors in OC who want to jumpstart their career in Hollywood. A workshop taught by Dominic Flores specifically for teen and adult actors or parents of child actors.

The industry of Hollywood can seem elusive, mysterious, confusing, and full of contradictions. This class is designed to dispel the myths and help actors of all levels empower themselves in their careers. If you are new to acting or not sure if this is the business for you (or your child), this workshop will answer that question. Dominic Flores has starred and guest starred in over 30 network TV shows and films as well as dozens of National Commercials. He is currently on HBO starring opposite Sandra Bullock in Warner Brothers "Our Brand is Crisis."

Cost $50

Ovations Performing Arts
27762 Forbes Rd, St 6
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677


Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K - Huntington Beach
October 16, 2016

This Classic 10 Miler is the perfect training run for your fall or winter marathon. The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course along California's famous Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog

21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA


Annual Historical Cemetery Tour - Santa Ana
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Presented by the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society. This guided historical walking tour features costumed actors portraying colorful men and women who share stories from Orange County’s past. Docents will guide visitors through scenes that played important roles in the history of the county, culminating in a presentation in Fairhaven’s beautiful 1916 mausoleum. Comfortable shoes are recommended for the hour-and-a-half long walking tour.

Fairhaven Memorial Park
1702 Fairhaven Ave.
Santa Ana

714-547-9645 - Reservations are recommended.

Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos
October 23, 2016

A great mix of civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors selling food and car or aircraft related items. This family event also has games, a kids corner and live entertainment.

Joint Forces Training Base
Los Alamitos

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