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September

Labor Day Events

Pacific Symphony is presenting 'Tchaikovsky Spectacular' - their final concertat Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre!

Also a street cruise, civil war days and the annual street fair in Orange.

 

Fall Blue Whale Migration - $20 Cruises Daily To View These Giants - Newport Beach

September is a special time along the coast of Orange County with warm and mild days and huge numbers of blue whales feeding sometimes just several hundred yards from shore. The Blue Whale Migration is in full swing in September with cruises often seeing several blue whales or more during a single whale watching cruise. And if blue whales weren't enough, finback whales, and minke whales or also viewed regularly. A great opportunity for even the most seasoned whale watcher. Newport Beach is regarded as one of top whale watching destinations worldwide. See why.

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

International Street Fair - Orange
September 2-4, 2016

International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drink, entertainment and crafts to the visitors.

LOCATION:
Street Fair is located in a four-square block area radiating out from the center of the Orange Plaza, which is the intersection of Chapman and Glassell.

Parking can be found at several public parking lots in the surrounding area for a fee charged by local non-profit organizations. Please be prepared to walk several blocks to get into the event.

Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point
September 10-11, 2016

The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Additionally, you can explore the historic tallships and listen to the crew share tails of adventure and life at sea.

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute
Shuttle service from Salt Creek Beach Park at Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road & from Dana Hills High School)

INFORMATION:
949-496-2274

OneOC 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance - Anaheim
September 11, 2016

Now in its 15th year hosted by OneOC, this national service day honors the lives impacted by the events on September, 11, 2001, focused on “Remembrance through Service.” Throughout this month of compassion, OneOC sponsors county-wide service projects and toolkits that engage volunteers of all ages and benefit all of our American heroes. Since 2011, over 10,000 Orange County volunteers have participated in this national initiative in collaboration with OneOC.

Join Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman, Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, and honored guests for a remembrance ceremony for the 15th anniversary of 9/11:

• Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00
• The City National Grove of Anaheim
• Free; all welcome and encouraged to participate in a day of charitable service and volunteerism as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

LOCATIONS:
Ceremony at The City National Grove of Anaheim - map
Volunteer Opportunities throughout Orange County

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sundays
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Upcoming dates:
Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6 & Dec 11

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade - Santa Ana
September 10-11, 2016

This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana‟s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, performers each night, delicious food, affor dable shopping, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides for children of all ages

LOCATION:
Downtown Santa Ana

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.

LOCATION:
Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-696-TAP1 (8271)

Brea Jazzestival - Brea
Third Weekend in September

The Jazz Festival is a crowd favorite from people in and around Orange County. The outdoor event draws well over 12,000 people during the four-weekend musical jazz extravaganza in the month of September. A prime seating area is set up for visitors. People can also bring their chairs and watch the festival from their vantage point, as Brea Downtown sets the ambiance.

There is a beer and wine garden, VIP seating area, fine arts & craft show and kid’s zone. Attendees can plan a grand Jazz night out by including dining and shopping at the various choices of restaurants and retail shops in Brea Downtown. General admission and parking is free.

LOCATION:
Downtown Brea

INFORMATION:
714-674-0801

St NorbertFest - Orange
Friday, September 16, 2016
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Oktoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food fun games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting ridesand awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship!

LOCATION:
St. Norbert Catholic Church
300 E. Taft Avenue
Orange, CA 92865

INFORMATION:
(714) 637-4360

Annual Southern California Brain Tumor Walk - Anaheim
September 17, 2016

The Southern California Brain Tumor Walk is an inspirational, all-ages fundraising walk and community day to support the brain tumor cause.

Form a team of family, friends and co-workers and help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors!

LOCATION:
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anaheim, CA

Surf City Days - Huntington Beach
September 17 & 18, 2016

A great way to end the summer! Spend this weekend at Huntington Beach Downtown and engage in your favorite activities as a participant or spectator.

Join the 46th Annual Surf Competition, CBVA Volleyball Tournament, HSS/Surfline Demo Days, Old Skool Skate Demo, CrossFit Surf City Competition and Surfin' Sundays concert.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Pier & Downtown locations
Huntington Beach, CA

Dozynki Harvest Festival - Yorba Linda
September 17 & 18, 2016

Celebrating Polish culture with food, music dancing and exhibits. Dozynki is a celebration of thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th century Poland. It remains a long-standing tradition in Polish communities throughout the world, including the United States and Canada.

The Dozynki will feature Polish folk dancers in traditional costumes plus delicious polish food such as freshly prepared stuffed cabbage, traditional pierogi, authentic Polska Kielbasa and Polish beer.

LOCATION:
Pope John Paul II Polish Center
3999 Rose Dr
Yorba Linda, CA

INFORMATION:
714-996-8161

Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show
Costa Mesa

September 24, 2016

The world's largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer.

Live music, food and vendors.

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Expo Center
Costa Mesa

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire - San Juan Capistrano
September 24, 2016
Gates open at 4 pm

Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. Country western wear is encouraged!

All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.

LOCATION:
The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center
26284 Oso Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-240-8441

Irvine Global Village Festival - Irvine
September 24, 2016
10 am - 6 pm

Boasting artistic cultural performances on five stages, the Festival's live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore the world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village.

Festival admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Bill Barber Park
4 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92618

INFORMATION:
949-724-6606

Orange County Craft Beer Festival - Silverado
September 24, 2016

This year there will be over 90 breweries serving over 200 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County. This is one beer fest where you won’t feel like you are choosing from the same brands you can get in your grocery store. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

This event raises thousands of dollars for the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund

LOCATION:
Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA

INFORMATION:
949-363-1774

Orange County Children's Book Festival - Costa Mesa
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
9:30 am to 4:30 pm

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. This family-fun festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much, much more.

Admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
(714) 838-4528

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

LOCATION:
17522 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780

INFORMATION:
714-573-3326

Brea Jazzestival - Brea
Third Weekend in September

The Jazz Festival is a crowd favorite from people in and around Orange County. The outdoor event draws well over 12,000 people during the four-weekend musical jazz extravaganza in the month of September. A prime seating area is set up for visitors. People can also bring their chairs and watch the festival from their vantage point, as Brea Downtown sets the ambiance.

There is a beer and wine garden, VIP seating area, fine arts & craft show and kid’s zone. Attendees can plan a grand Jazz night out by including dining and shopping at the various choices of restaurants and retail shops in Brea Downtown. General admission and parking is free.

LOCATION:
Downtown Brea

INFORMATION:
714-674-0801

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October

Halloween Events

Haunted Houses, parades, carnivals and much more!

Events listed by city.

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.

LOCATION:
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.

LOCATION:
611 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

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.

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

INFORMATION:
949-729-4400

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

LOCATION:
Newport Beach Country Club

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

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.

LOCATION:
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.

LOCATION:
Tri-City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Placentia

INFORMATION:
(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!

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

INFORMATION:
714-649-2411

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.

LOCATION
Tivoli Too
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
For more information or tickets for the Soiree please visit LagunaPleinAir.org or contact info@LPAPA.org

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!!

LOCATION:
William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive

Dana Point Oktoberfest - Dana Point
October 15, 2016

12pm-7pm

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.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

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

LOCATION:
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

INFORMATION:
info@runsurfcity.com
888-422-0786

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.

LOCATION:
Fairhaven Memorial Park
1702 Fairhaven Ave.
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
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.

LOCATION:
Joint Forces Training Base
Los Alamitos

 

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November

Ice Rink at the Spectrum
October - February

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

LOCATION:
Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine

949-456-6937

A Taste of San Clemente - San Clemente
November 4, 2016
6-10 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 - no tickets sold at the door) includes a complimentary "Taste of San Clemente" wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking.

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

Dinosaur Dash - Tustin
November 6, 2016

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.

LOCATION:
The Marketplace
Tustin

INFORMATION / HOTLINE:
714-832-3060

The Diamond Ball

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to host The Diamond Ball, an evening of inspiration committed to saving lives. The mission of The Diamond Ball is to raise funds for animal charities that save lives. The evening includes a silent and live auction, a four-course dinner presented by the resort’s Executive Chef, and music and dancing. The evening also includes The Diamond Drop, an opportunity where guests can donate gems and jewelry in support of the cause.

LOCATION:
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

INFORMATION:
Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Annual La Palma Days - La Palma

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


LOCATION:
La Palma Central Park

INFORMATION:
714-690-3350

Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique - Tustin

Tustin showcase homes are available for touring. Attendees can also lunch and shop our gift boutique at the Tustin Community Center.

More information on this year's event to come.

LOCATION:
The boutique will be held at Clifton Miller Community Center
Tustin, CA 92705

Surfing Santa Competition - Dana Point
Saturday, November 19, 2016

A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing.

Saturday is also the opening of the Holiday Surfboard Auction where unique surfboards are up for auction on-line and are displayed throughout The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel through December 31.

LOCATION:
Salt Creek Beach
Dana, Point, CA

INFORMATION:
949.240.5088

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.

LOCATION:
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.


INFORMATION:
949-496-1555

Dia de Los Muertos Annual Festival - Orange
November

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.

LOCATION:
Moreno’s Restaurant
4328 E Chapman
Orange, Ca 92869

INFORMATION:
Make your reservation today! - 714 639-2181

Discovery CubePresents: Pumpkin Launch - Fullerton
Information coming!

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!

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

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823

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