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September

Labor Day Events

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

 

International Street Fair - Orange
August 31- September 2, 2018

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.

Family Fun Fest - Brea
Saturday, September 1, 2018

11-3 pm

Back 2 School Blast for the whole Family & It's ALL FREE!

Brea Jr. High Park GIANT FAMILY OBSTACLE COURSE Carnival Games, Prizes, Relays, Giant Maze, Face Painting, Music, Arts & Crafts, Color Blast Zone, Interactive Performers (Dancers, Magicians, Martial Arts, etc.) And so much more!

LOCATION:
Brea Jr. High Park
Brea, CA

INFORMATION:
Space is Limited so Register Today www.celebrationoc.com

Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point
September 7-9, 2018

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

Fiestas Patrias at The Source - Buena Park
September 8, 2018
5 - 9 PM

A day of live music, performances and a special selection of regional Mexican handcrafts to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, with a special ceremony of the traditional "Grito de la Independencia" presided by Consul Mario Cuevas, Consul of Mexico in Orange County.

All guests can participate in the "Best Mexican Regional Dress" contest for a chance to win prizes!

LOCATION:
The Source
6940 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90621

Oktoberfest Small Breed Dog Races - Huntington Beach
Sundays
September 9-23, 2018
3 - 4 pm

Great Family Fun! Come see these small dogs race to the finish line during Oktoberfest at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Admission during Oktoberfest: $7 adult, $3 kids 6yrs-12yrs, Free for kids under 5yrs. Admission tickets sold at the OKTOBERFEST LINE. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

2018 Oktoberfest Race Dates:
September 9, 16, 23, 2018
These 3 weeks will be the ALL BREED NATIONALS (smaller breeds - must be under 25lbs. to race)

September 30, 2018. October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
Dachshund WIENER NATIONALS

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach September 9 - October 28, 2018
EVERY Wednesday through Sunday

Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany.

Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day with Dachshund Races. Special dates to remember Oktoberfest Parade Sunday Sept. 30th 2pm, German Day Thursday, Oct. 4th 7pm

LOCATION:
Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-696-TAP1 (8271)

Orange County Craft Beer Festival - Orange
September 15, 2018

This year there will be over 100 breweries serving over 250 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 funds for the Big Brother Big Sister of Orange County and Inland Empire

LOCATION:
Lake View Park
Orange, CA

Festival of Ales - Anaheim
September 15, 2018
5pm-9pm

Fest of Ales is located in the heart of Downtown Anaheim and boasts over 40 craft breweries, taco vendors, live music, and games!

Event will feature a home brew competition, unlimited craft beer tastes, unlimited gourmet food tastings, and one lucky brewery will be awarded the Mayor’s Trophy.

LOCATION:
Downown Anaheim
Center Street Promenade & Lemon Street

Dozynki Harvest Festival - Yorba Linda
September 15-16, 2018

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

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade - Santa Ana
September 15-16, 2018

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

LOCATION:
Downtown Santa Ana

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
September 21-23, 2018

Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and car show in Fairview Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community.

Event includes, fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.

LOCATION:
Fairview Park
Placentia Ave. Near Estancia High School
Costa Mesa, Ca

St NorbertFest - Orange
September 21-23, 2018

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

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair - Anaheim
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
9 am - 4 pm

Visit the Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair to shop for one of a kind handmade items from local crafters. No multi-tiered marketers. Real art and handmade items! Attention foodies! Food will be sold, including handmade Eastern European favorites, baked goods and homemade jam!

Church tours, that will include viewing hand painted icons. All are welcome. Stop on by and have a great time!

LOCATION:
Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church
995 N. West St.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show
Costa Mesa

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

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

Live music, food and vendors. Parking is $8.00

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Expo Center
Costa Mesa

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
10 am - 6 pm

Featuring more than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids' crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace.

Immerse yourself in cultural displays, indulge in international cuisine, explore the International 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:
Orange County Great Park
6000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
949-724-6606

Toast to the Casa 2018: Casa Blanca - San Clemente
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
5:30 - 10 pm

Support access to the arts, history and education at Casa Romantica's 16th annual Toast to the Casa gala!

Event includes Multiple stages with live entertainment (Big Band, a DJ spinning contemporary tunes, a charity casino, a spinning Wheel of Wine game, a performance by Moroccan dancers), Eclectic food and beverage fare (sample food, wine, beer, spirits and cigars from nearly 30 local vendors all evening), Exciting prizes and auction items, & a flawless patron experience with valet parking, ample seating and white glove service.

Ticket Cost: $175 (early bird special, ends August 31st), $200 (starting September 1)

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival - San Juan Capistrano
September 29-30, 2018
11am - 10 pm

Be Greek for the day! Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes.

FREE Admission and FREE Parking. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the SJC Metrolink Station.

LOCATION:
San Juan Capistrano Community Center
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 542-3445

Orange County Children's Book Festival - Costa Mesa
Sunday, September 30, 2018
9:30 am to 4:00 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

Oktoberfest Small Breed Wiener Dog Races - Huntington Beach
Sundays
September 30 - October 28, 2018
3 - 4 pm

Great Family Fun! Come to Old World during Oktoberfest to see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line. Arrive early and stay for the festival on their dog friendly patio.

Admission during Oktoberfest: $7 adult, $3 kids 6yrs-12yrs, Free for kids under 5yrs. Admission tickets sold at the OKTOBERFEST LINE. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

2018 Oktoberfest Dachshund Dates:
September 30, 2018. October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
Dachshund WIENER NATIONALS

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Brea Jazz Festival - 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

Ancient Wonders - Fountain Valley
2018 information TBA

The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center will host OC’s Ancient Wonders, a FREE educational family event.

OC’s Ancient Wonders will present Orange County’s rich heritage of natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, and Native American culture to the community. The event will feature displays of local fossils and Native American artifacts, educational crafts and hands-on activities for kids of all ages, archery demonstrations, Native American storytelling, guided hikes led by Naturalist for You, a volcano demonstration, and a butterfly tent by Western Monarch Guardians.

LOCATION:
Mile Square Regional Park
16801 Euclid Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Parking is $5 per vehicle

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October

Halloween Events

Haunted Houses, parades, carnivals and much more!

Events listed by city.

Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach September 9 - October 28, 2018
EVERY Wednesday through Sunday

Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany.

Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day with Dachshund Races. Special dates to remember Oktoberfest Parade Sunday Sept. 30th 2pm, German Day Thursday, Oct. 4th 7pm

LOCATION:
Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-696-TAP1 (8271)

German Unity Day Celebrations - Huntington Beach
October 4, 2018
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

We’ve serving FREE FOOD to the 1st 500 people in line. Free food is served at 7pm. In order to get the FREE FOOD you have to have a ticket and be one of the 1st 500 guests.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE on Thursday during Oktoberfest. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Laguna Beach
October 6-14, 2018

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
Festival of Arts Grounds
Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

San Clemente Sea Fest - San Clemente
Sunday, October 7, 2018
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:
San Clemente Pier
611 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

Tiller Days- Tustin
October 5-7, 2018

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 entertainment.

No admission fee

LOCATION:
17522 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780

INFORMATION:
714-573-3326

Annual Sandcastle Contest - Corona Del Mar
October 7, 2018
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

The Heritage Festival and Parade - Placentia
Saturday, October 13, 2018

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 13-14, 2018

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 & lock 'em up makeshift jail, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus some silly ‘ole timey’ contests, all nestled under the Oak trees below Orange County’s famous Saddleback Mountain. $6 adult admission, $3 kiddos, under 3 are free!

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

INFORMATION:
714-649-2411

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K - Huntington Beach
October 13-14, 2018

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:
888-422-0786

Choc-Littlest Angel Guild's Great Kitchens & Garden - Anaheim & Yorba Linda
Friday, October 19, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

This is “NOT YOUR MOMMA’S HOME TOUR”. At this self-guided tour, our guests will view 6 stunning homes located in Peralta Hills (Anaheim) and Yorba Linda.

There will be 2 full house tours and 4 featuring great ideas for kitchens, gardens and entertaining spaces created by local designers, contractors and home owners. "Tasty Bites" and sips from local caterers, restaurants, bakeries and wineries will be available. Also, shopping can be done at the "Petite Boutique" featured at select homes on the tour. Event supports CHOC Children's Hospital.

TICKETS: $45 GENERAL - $50 At-the-Door

LOCATIONS:
Homes in Anaheim & Yorba Linda

Silverado Days - Buena Park
October 19-21, 2018

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

Annual Historical Cemetery Tour - Santa Ana
Saturday, October 20, 2018

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.

St Mary's Fall Festival - Fullerton
October 19-21, 2018

St Marys is having their annual festival to raise funds for the parish community necessities.

There will be fun and games for the entire family. Great food and entertainment, opportunity drawings, rides, games and family fun!

LOCATION:
St. Marys Church
400 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

HAPPY HALLOWIENER Doggy Dress up & Kids Costume - Huntington Beach
Sunday, October 28, 2018
2pm-7:00pm

Doggy Dress Up & Kid Costume Party to celebrates Halloweiner & the last day of Kinderfest! There will be a Best Doggie and Kid Costume Contest on that day. It's a great family day during Oktoberfest! The kids can enjoy the dog races, carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house, DoDo the chicken, and join everyone on the dance floor for everyones favorite song, the Chicken Dance.

While the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy the the great selection of German Beers and menu options which include some amazing sausages you'll love.

PARTICIPANTS GET IN FREE!
Else *ADMISSION During Oktoberfest: $10 adult, $3 kids 6-12, Free for kids under 5
Admission Tickets sold at the OKTOBERFEST LINE.
ALL CUSTOMERS attending Oktoberfest or who simply are attending to watch the races will come through the Oktoberfest general line.

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

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November

Veteran's Day Events
Sunday, November 11, 2018

List of ceremonies throughout Orange County honoring those who served our country.

 

Dia De Los Muertos Annual Festival
Friday, November 2, 2018
5-9 pm

Come join everyone at Moreno's Restaurant for their 6th annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration with Folklorico dancers Mariachi and Veracruz Music, featuring Danzantes del Sol.

There will also be face painting, treats and giveaway prizes. Enjoy dinner and drinks and bring the whole family to enjoy the celebration.

LOCATION:
Moreno's Restaurant
4328 E. Chapman Ave
Orange, Ca 92869

INFORMATION:
For more information call 714-639-2181

A Taste of San Clemente - San Clemente
November 2, 2018
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

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea - Huntington Beach
Saturday, November 3, 2018
4:00-6:00 pm

Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fantasy as The Nutcracker comes to life at the Ballet Etudes Sugar Plum Fairy Tea. This is an event that all generations will enjoy with delicious food, treats, characters in costume, live performances, Nutcracker boutique, crafts and games and more. Plus a huge raffle with fabulous prizes.

Ballet Etudes is Huntington Academy of Dance's resident non-profit youth ballet company. Our mission is to expose a new generation of children, both performers and audience members to the beauty, grace, and athleticism of ballet; and to offer this experience at affordable prices.

LOCATION:
Senior Center in Central Park
18041 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

INFORMATION/TICKETS:
Click to find information on how to download a flyer and order tickets.

NH Annual Health Fair - Free screening, community resources, & entertainment - Garden Grove
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9am – 1pm

Bring your whole family - this Health & Wellness Fair is a FREE event for ALL ages! Enjoy entertainment, raffles, photo booth, resources, kid’s corner with bounce house, face painting, balloons, free food and more!

Free Flu Vaccines on Health Screening for: Dental (visual only), Vision, Glucose, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Behavioral Health, Bone Density, Hepatitis B & C, Anemia, Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, Body Mass Index & Other Services.

Please note, space is limited for these complimentary services and Flu Vaccines. First come, First serve

LOCATION:
NH Comprehensive Health Center
7761 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92841

INFORMATION:
714-898-8888
Click here for more information on this event

Discovery CubePresents: Pumpkin Launch - Fullerton
Saturday, November 4, 2018
10 am - 2 pm

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

Dinosaur Dash - Tustin
Sunday, November 4, 2018

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

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show - Costa Mesa
November 9-11, 2018

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show is back at a new location! 75 vendors will be showing minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry beads, crystals, meteorites, lapidary, decorator and gift items, lapidary and metaphysical supplies.

Open to the Public. FREE Admission.
Customer parking is $5/day

LOCATION:
Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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 World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

$3 admission fee for adults, $2 for kids. Admission Tickets sold at #38. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

MORE 2018 DATES:
December 9

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade - Huntington Beach
Sunday, November 11, 2018
4-8 pm

The public is invited to a festive Lantern Parade around the little village of Old World. The Lantern Fest is a beautiful family affair that will mark the start of the festive season and fill everyone with Christmas spirit. It's free and enjoyable for all ages. Join in to celebrate the story of Saint Martin with lit lanterns and traditional songs. A European tradition, Saint Martin's lantern parades commemorate the story of a Roman soldier who shared his cloak with a beggar at a freezing winter night. This soldier, Saint Martin, later on became Bishop of Tour and lived a life full of kindness, sharing and helping the poor and underprivileged.

The Lantern Fest will start with the registration from 4 pm - 5:30 pm during which hot chocolate, coffee and cake and also “Weckmännchen”, a traditional pastry, will be available for purchase. A short performance, telling the story of Saint Martin, will be followed by the lantern parade starting at 6:15 pm. Stay on after for the lantern contest results and to celebrate the season with Old World’s goulash soup and hot cider. Lanterns will be available for purchase during registration as well as tickets for goulash soup and hot cider to warm up after the lantern parade event.

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

UCI Illuminations presents: Why Our Brains Love Story - Irvine
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Band of Gypsies Revisited extends the Why our brains love story: a two-part series to better understand a naturalistic and scientific perspective on storytelling.

People tend to believe that watching their favorite television series is a way to escape, ‘zone out,’ and relax, but is there more going on in the brain? An ongoing collaboration between the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM) and the ClaireTrevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is exploring why we love to sit down with a good book or movie.

Sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts and Culture Initiative as part of the Confronting Extremism Initiative

Free admission

LOCATION:
Herklotz Conference Center at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Qureshey Research Laboratory (QRL)
309 Qureshey Research Lab
Irvine, CA 92697

Surfing Santa Competition - Dana Point
November 17-18, 2018

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.

LOCATION:
Salt Creek Beach
Dana, Point, CA

INFORMATION:
949.240.5088

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

The 5k, 10k and a new 10 mile course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River trail. There will be a finish-line festival with silent auction, costume contest, food, fun and more!

All of the funds raised by sponsors and race participants will directly support the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC, Irvine.

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.

This flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.


INFORMATION:
949-496-1555

Tamale Festival - La Habra
Sunday, November 25, 2018
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m

Tamale contest, dance performances by local studios, and musical performances by Soto, with its top 40, cumbias and salsa tunes, and the Mariachi Divas. There will be many vendors selling a variety of items, as well as many tamale vendors.

Free entrance for all attendees

LOCATION:
Euclid St. between La Habra Blvd. and Lambert Rd.
La Habra, CA

The Diamond Ball
2018 Date TBA

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 the Canine Companions Veterans Initiative. 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.

Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique - Tustin/ Santa Ana
November 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A tour of three beautiful homes and a garden tour of a vneighboring home. All the homes are decorated for the holidays and feature fantastic views and fabulous landscaping. Lunch is included in ticket price and served at the Clifton Miller Community Center, where guests can view and purchase special items from over 30 vendors.

LOCATION:
The boutique will be held at Clifton Miller Community Center 300 Centennial Way Tustin, CA. Location of homes on the tour will be on Home Tour ticket

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