Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Through Sep. 2
Come discover the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.
See website for schedule. / 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. www.foapom.com
Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters Through Sep. 2
This iconic, long-running Orange County tradition combines art-fully costumed people, extravagant sets and theatrical illusion to re-create famous works of art on stage. In the 2022, Pageant of the Masters, a kaleidoscope of international art becomes a passport to distant lands, cultural celebrations and history.
See website for schedule. / 650 Laguna Canyon Road www.foapom.com
International Street Fair Sept. 2-4
International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. 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.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza 714-633-4816 / www.orangestreetfair.org
Huntington Beach Civil War Days Sept. 3-4
Living history events like Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid recreations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible. This event is facilitated by volunteers, and remains free to the public.
10am / Huntington Beach Central Park www.hbhistory.org/civilwar
Original Lobster Festival Sept. 9-11
Fresh Live Maine Lobster Live Music, Dance Floor, Beach Bars Food Court serving up all kinds of tasty eats, Exclusive VIP Lounge, Private VIP Cabanas, Free Souvenir E-Photo, Carnival Rides & Games, Karaoke Lounge w/Live Band, Local Artisans, Live Sports Tent, Magic Shows w/Balloon Twisting, Kids Area Live Sports Tent AND much more to explore.
Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-9pm / Fountain Valley Sports Park 562-495-5959 / www.originallobsterfestival.com
Maritime Festival Sept. 9-11
Celebrate California’s rich maritime history and our connection to the ocean! Tall Ships, Cannon Battles, Pirate & Mermaid Ball, Beer Garden, Mermaids Swim Shows, Pirate School, Live music, Reenactors and Sailor Camp, Vendors, Food Trucks and more! Dana Point Harbor/Ocean Institute www.oceaninstitute.org
San Clemente Annual Car Show Sept. 10
Bring the entire family down to see all the cool cars and the vintage trailers. There will be a fantastic live band, dancing, and Taxpros+ hosts a fun slot car racing game for kids of all ages. 10am-3pm / Avenida Del Mar www.sccarshow.com
Farmakis Farms Craft Market Sept. 10
Will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month. 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!
10am-3pm / 29932 Camino Capistrano, SJC 949-364-1270 / www.farmakisfarms.com
Cornhole Tournament & BBQ Sept. 10
This social division event is open to all ages and skill levels. The Switcholio format is a blind draw, two games round robin where players get a new partner every game and get ranked on an individual basis. Check in/warm up begins at 3pm, bags fly at 4pm. Cost is $40 per player and bags will be provided.
3-7:30pm / Oso Creek Golf Course, Mission Viejo 949-470-4997 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars Sept. 10
Mark your calendars now for an evening of dinner, music, dancing, and silent & live auctions throughout the evening. Money raised from the annual Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars is used to support YMCA programming for under-served children and families in the community. 6-10pm / Fullerton Family YMCA 714-879-9622 / www.ymcaoc.org
Orange County Craft Beer Festival Sept. 10
This year there will be 160+ Craft Beers, ciders and seltzers plus awesome food and live entertainment in a park setting with lots of shaded seating. This year's OC Brew Ha Ha will feature music from an all-star lineup of tributes to some of the best music to come out of the 90's. 1pm / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado www.ocbrewhaha.com
American Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 12
The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average. At this time, all donors must make an appointment. To schedule your appointment for this Blood Drive go to RedCrossBlood.org. Use Sponsor Code: Ladera Ranch.
7am-7pm / 28192 O'Neill Drive, Ladera Ranch www.laderalife.com
Style Week OC @ Fashion Island Sept. 14-19
Orange County’s premier fashion event is where influential media, industry professionals and fashion consumers converge in an immersive showcase of style. The five-day event is held in an environment unlike any other fashion week around the globe with Fashion Island’s iconic ocean views.
401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach 949-721-2000 / www.fashionisland.com/styleweekoc
Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair Sept. 17
Shop for one of a kind handmade items from local crafters. Food sale including homemade Eastern European favorites and bake sale. 9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church 714-533-6292 / www.annunciationbyzantine.org
Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire Sept. 17
Limited tickets available and reservations required ahead of time. Rider/ Client Demonstrations, Barn Tours, Carnival Games, Petting Zoo, a delicious BBQ dinner, Rider Parade of Stars, and music to enjoy and dance to by Swingshift (long-time BBQ band). All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.
4-10pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano 949-240-8441 x128 / www.sheacenter.org
Toast to the Casa: La Belle Epoque Sept. 17
Experience Paris of the 1890s with gambling, cocktails, can-can girls, and live music! Over 40,000 individuals each year in south OC and beyond benefit from world-class programming of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, performances, horticulture activities, and educational experiences.
5:30-10pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente 949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org
Soroptimist of Capistrano Bay Craft Fair Sept. 17
Features artisans, crafters, and local businesses with items to purchase. Come do your holiday shopping!
10am-3pm / Dana Point Community Center www.sicapistranobay.org
District Health & Wellness Festival Sept. 17
Free health screenings/education. Outdoor yoga/fitness/dance classes. Wellness vendor retail booths. Farmers market fresh produce. Health experts/speakers. Healthy food trucks/pop-ups. Kids fitness/sports zone. Raffle and giveaways. Live band finale concert. 12-4pm / Rush Park: 3021 Blume Dr. www.losalchamber.org
Dozynki Harvest Festival Sept. 17-18
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. Dozynki is a celebration of thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th century Poland.
Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda 714-996-8161 / www.polishcenter.org
ISA World Surfing Games Sept. 17-24
As a significant innovation to the Olympic Surfing Qualification System, the winning men's and women's National Teams at these World Surfing Games will be allocated one Olympic slot each for their respective country/ National Olympic Committee (NOC). Huntington Beach Pier www.surfcityusa.com
Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Sept. 18-Nov. 6
Every Wednesday through 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 www.visitoldworld.com
La Habra Corn Festival Sept. 23-25
The proceeds from the festival for the Lions are used to provide free eye examinations and eyeglasses for needy students in the La Habra School District. El Centro Lions Park www.facebook.com/LaHabraCornFestival
South OC Cars and Coffee and Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show Sept. 24
Many hypercars, supercars, exotics, vintage, classic, muscle and sports cars, hot rods, rat rods, pickups, 4×4’s and motorcycles are expected to be on display. Cruisin' For A Cure will be offering prostate cancer screening.
6am-4pm / OC Fair & Events Center www.cruisinforacure.com
Luau at the Lagoon Sept. 24
Live the island life at this adults-only end of summer celebration! Savor delicious luau-inspired fare, specialty tropical cocktails, desserts, and more! Enjoy Calypso steel drums and Polynesian dance performances.
6-9pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club, RSM www.samlarc.org
Family Fun Wilderness Hike Sept. 24
The morning will start off with refreshments then you will head out on a 2.5 mile hike to the beautiful Redwood Grove. Pre-registration is required. $10 per family. 8-10am / Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Brea 714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Race Los Al Sept. 24-25
Week of Los Al consists of activities and events highlighting the beautiful City of Los Alamitos for an entire week. The last event of the week is the My City My Los Al Street Fair and Race Los Al 5K/10K and Southland Credit Union Glow in the Dark Run and Glide. The Street Fair and Race Los Al 5K/10K are on Friday from 4-9pm and Saturday from 10am-8pm. www.racelosal.com
San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival Sept. 24-25
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.
Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-9pm / SJC Community Center 949-542-3445 / www.sjcgreekfest.com
Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K Sept. 25
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. Huntington Beach’s Pier Plaza www.surfcity10.com
An Evening Under the Stars Great Futures Gala Sept. 30 This annual event raises critical funds to serve children and teens at the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area. Laguna Cliffs Marriot, Dana Point https://bgcsca.ejoinme.org/gala22
Cypress Community Festival Sept. 30-Oct. 1
This event 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 www.cypressfestival.com
Tiller Days Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Xelebrate Orange County'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 www.tustinca.org
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