Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Sept. 18-Nov. 6
Every Wednesday thru Sunday. Enjoy authentic German Food, imported
German Beers, German Bands, an army of Beautiful Shot Girls, and other
festivities, competitions, games & more. Old World Festival Hall 714-696-8271 / www.visitoldworld.com
Cypress Community Festival Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Includes an early morning 5K/10K run, a pancake breakfast, car show,
chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce
business expo, children's rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with
continuous entertainment. Cypress Community Center 714-827-2430 / www.cypressfestival.com
Tiller Days Sept. 30-Oct. 2
The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate OC's agricultural
heritage. Features Parade (Saturday at 10am), carnival, rides, food and
entertainment. This annual event is free to the public. Unlimited ride
wristbands, individual ride tickets, food, beer, and wine are sold separately.
Columbus Tustin Middle School; Rec. Center 714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
Seasonal Adventures Pumpkin Patch Sept. 30-Oct. 31
Entrance is free; prices for activities and pumpkins vary. Parking fee
varies depending on Fairgrounds events. OC Fair Event Center – Lot C www.seasonaladventures.com
Fall Boutique Crafts Faire Oct. 1
Start your holiday shopping early or treat yourself to unique, handmade,
one-of-a-kind gems! 9am-2pm / Crown Valley Park www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 1-9
Each year LPAPA turns Laguna Beach into an outdoor painting studio,
inviting the top award-winning plein air painters from around the nation to
gather to paint the town as they compete for top cash awards and carry on
a century-old plein air painting tradition! Festival of Arts Grounds, Laguna Canyon Road https://lpapa.org
Sandcastle Contest Oct. 2
This year’s theme is California Dreamin’. Get your team together – family,
friends, work, church or school group – sign up now or come to the beach
to watch. Event participants receive a free T-Shirt. 10am-4:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach 949-729-4400 / www.newportbeach.com
Laguna Hills Heritage Day Oct. 2
Local history presentation, time capsule burial, chili cook-off, pie eating
contest, petting zoo, pony rides, carnival rides & games, face painting, Art
of the Town Green, vendor booths, live music, and more! 12-6pm / Laguna Hills Community Center 949-678-9399 / www.lagunahillsheritageday.com
Orange County Children's Book Festival Oct. 2
Buy books from a variety of authors and illustrators and get them
autographed, check out booksellers and literacy-related exhibitors, be
entertained by one of our six stages, and enjoy tasty options from the food
trucks. 9:30am-4:30pm / Orange Coast College www.kidsbookfestival.com
Irvine Global Village Festival Oct. 8
The annual festival incorporates the best of Irvine’s historic fall festivals and
includes kids' activities, local and global cuisine, a global marketplace,
music, art, and exhibits. 10am-6pm / Orange County Great Park www.cityofirvine.org
Farmakis Farms Craft Market Oct. 8
Craft markets are sprinkled throughout the year offering a variety of crafts
such as jewelry, candles, soaps, succulent arrangements, hand-made
cards, and so much more! Not to mention some incredible artists and
authors showcasing their work. 10am-3pm / 29932 Camino Capistrano, SJC 949-364-1270 / www.farmakisfarms.com
Placentia Heritage Festival and Parade Oct. 8
Family games, inflatable games, food booths, crafters, homebased
businesses, a business expo, and a variety of nonprofit displays. The
event will also feature the Annual Heritage Car Show. 10am-4pm / Tri-City Park www.placentia.org
Glitterfest Oct. 9
This blend of jewelry, folk art sculpture, paper whimsy, and a sprinkling of
vintage home decor is a one-of-a-kind Southern California event.
10am-3pm / Spring Field Banquet Center, Fullerton 714-573-1025 / www.vintagewhimzy.com
Elvis Festival Oct. 9
An all-day tribute to the King of Rock n' Roll, the Elvis Festival will feature a
classic car show, Elvis tribute artists, fan clubs, vendors, and more!
10am-6pm / Main Street, Garden Grove www.ggcity.org
Carnival Colossal Oct. 13-16
Live Entertainment & Food Trucks Festival, Fri-Sun. Modified rides and
music, Thur 2-6pm. Enjoy an eclectic variety of food and dessert items all
weekend long! A live music stage Friday and Saturday evenings, and the
arena is active between 12pm to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Vista Hermosa Sports Park www.friendsofsanclemente.org
Newport Beach Film Festival Oct. 13-20
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the U.S., the
annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) attracts 58,000 film and food
fans to over 100 feature films, 30 short film programs, and a dozen public
parties featuring more than 60 culinary partners with their finest tastings.
949-253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
St NorbertFest Oct. 14-16
St. Norbert Church holds an annual fiesta that is the parish's largest
fundraising activity. Food booths, games, rides and on-stage entertainment
provide a weekend of fun for families in the parish, as well as the
300 E. Taft Avenue, Orange www.stnorbertchurch.org
Gem Faire Oct. 14-16
Fine jewelry, precious, semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads,
crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices.
Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning,
ring sizing while you shop. OC Fair Event Center www.gemfaire.com
Silverado Days Oct. 14-16
Each year there are more than 15 food booths, 90 arts & crafts booths
and 30 carnival rides and games to share with your family and friends.
Featured contests include, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating
Contest, a Hog Calling, a Baby Contest, a Dog Show, American Corn Hole
tournament, a Chili Cook-off and more! William Peak Park, Buena Park www.silveradodays.com
St Mary's Fall Festival Oct. 14-16
Annual festival to raise funds for the parish community necessities. Great
food and entertainment, opportunity drawings and family fun!
St. Mary's Church, Fullerton www.saintmarysfullerton.org
OC Family, Home Fun Expo Oct. 15-16
Featuring home improvement products and services; hourly DIY
workshops; gardening tips; staycation ideas; and prizes.
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / OC Fair Event Center 801-599-6664 / www.thebesthomeshow.com
Corona del Mar Meet Greet Oct. 16
This is an opportunity to get to know your neighbors, meet new friends,
enjoy food, entertainment, prizes and support our community treasure,
Sherman Library; Gardens. Enter the all new PIE CONTEST to win
fabulous prizes and impress your neighbors with your baking skills.
3pm / Sherman Library Gardens www.cdmchamber.com
OC Japan Fair Oct. 21-23
The experience of shopping, tasting and learning about Japanese culture.
There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more.
OC Fair Event Center www.oc-japanfair.com
Newport Beach “Art in the Park” Oct. 22
Features more than 100 artists and artisans displaying and selling their
work in all media including painting, ceramics, photography, textiles,
jewelry, glass, wood and more. There will also be free art activities for
children to enjoy. 10am-5pm / Newport Beach Civic Green www.newportbeachartsfoundation.org
Jack O's Lantern Jamboree Oct. 22
Experience spooky obstacle courses, puppet shows, a reptile show and
petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and more! Costumes are encouraged.
1-4pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove www.ggcity.org
Dana Point Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 22
Indoor activities are from 2-8pm and include an elaborate Halloween
maze, games, crafts, entertainment, and treats for children. Outdoor
activities include the Dana Point Police Services Trunk or Treat from 2-
7pm, with candy for the kids at each display they visit.
2-8pm / Dana Point Comm. Center www.danapoint.org
Ladera Ranch Harvest Festival Oct. 22
Come and join us for our annual signature event that features activities for
all ages, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, photo opportunities,
recreation program demonstrations, and much more! Enjoy live music, a
craft fair with handmade items, and food will be available for purchase.
12-4pm / Founders Park www.laderalife.com
Walk to End Alzheimer's Oct. 23
The Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter is here to help
families, caregivers, health care professionals, and those living with the
disease by providing education and support, advocating for the needs and
rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia.
7:45am / Outlets at San Clemente www.alz.org/oc
Boo Ha Ha – A Haunted Oktoberfest Oct. 28-29
Three hours of unlimited beer tastings from some of the nation’s top
breweries. There will be a strong focus on Oktoberfest and German-style
lagers, but the event will also feature West Coast favorites as well. Beer
Tastings available from 7-10pm and concessions available afterwards.
OC Fair Event Center www.theboohaha.com
Spooky Treat Trolley Oct. 29
The trolley will be making stops and handing out treats for children up to
12 years of age. The trolley features elaborate decorations, Halloween
themed music and the City’s Recreation staff dressed up in costumes.
See website for list of parks and times. www.danapoint.org
Anaheim Fall Festival Halloween Parade Oct. 29
Residents and local businesses come together to participate in the
massive Halloween Parade. Behemoth floats and vibrant performances
make for a spirited community celebration. Downtown Anaheim www.anaheimfallfestival.org
Trails & Treats Halloween Hike Oct. 29
You will discover treats and photo opportunities as you make your way
along the scenic trail. Costumes are encouraged! Pre-registration
required. 9-11am / Travis Ranch Youth Park, Yorba Linda
Stanton Halloween Festival Oct. 29
This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature
games, entertainment, costume contests, food booths and a howling good
time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!
4-8pm / Central Park www.stantonca.gov
La Palma Halloween Carnival Oct. 30
Safe, family-oriented alternative to the traditional trick-or-treat! Kids and
families can choose from a variety of activities such as the carnival
games, treats, and giveaways. Food and drink will be available for
purchase. 3:30-6pm / Central Park www.cityoflapalma.org
RSM Halloween Family Festival Oct. 31
Families can trick-or-treat in a safe and welcoming environment, play in
bounce houses and inflatables, and enter the costume contest.
2-5pm / 30842 La Miranda www.samlarc.org
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