Orange County February 2018 Events

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CALIFORNIA TITLE AND COUNTY RECORDER IS CLOSED
FEBRUARY 19th for PRESIDENTS’ DAY.

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Heritage Oak – Winter Open House Feb 2
Our Winter Open House is an excellent opportunity to meet our faculty and learn how we use rich, detailed data to develop a personal learning plan for each child. Along with touring our beautiful campus, your family will enjoy educational activities, refreshments, and performances by students in our first grade violin program, musical theatre, and band.
http://www.heritageoak.org/

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon Feb 2-4
This exclusive oceanfront course is a California Dream! Run on Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Party includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive bodacious surfboard medals!
www.runsurfcity.com

Annual Monarch Butterfly Day Feb 3
OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch Butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at the magnificent creatures. Children can assist in planting plants to attract Monarch Butterflies.
http://www.ocparks.com/parks/mile

Rotary/CARE Car Show to Benefit Rotary charities, Capistrano Animal Rescue Feb 3
The Car Show once again promises a fabulous display of over 400 antique and classic cars and trucks. The return of the popular New-Car Row will show the latest models from local dealers. Bring the family! This is a pet-friendly event and many of last years’ attendees had their four-legged friends in tow.
http://sjcrotary.org/Page/carshow

Aphrodisiac Cooking Feb 6
Start planning for Valentine’s Day and learn succulent recipes for the perfect romantic meal. Unlock the secrets of aphrodisiac cooking and sensual spices with dishes such as twice-baked potatoes with chives crème fraiche and fresh strawberry and chocolate mousse tart.
http://www.zovs.com

Laguna Beach Music Festival Feb 7-11
This festival is dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, featuring an internationally acclaimed Mentor Musician or Ensemble along with other talented artists in a week long blend of performances and education.
www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com

Latin Food & Wine Experience Feb 12
Experience stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace while savoring Latin cuisine and fine wines. Hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, there will be featured wine stations and a selection of tapas-style tasting dishes including poloncillo prawns, sea bass ceviche and braised goat tacos. Reservations required
http://www.ritzcarlton.com

Party Gras Feb 12
Join Aqua Lounge for its party of the month, Party Gras, a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras party. Party goers will be treated to a complimentary surprise “party gras” cocktail. The optional all-night package includes overnight accommodations, entry for two to Party Gras and complimentary parking for one vehicle. Tickets or reservations required.
https://www.aqualoungenb.com

Love Affair Concert Feb 12
Listen to live performances from R&B and soul band Bloodstone, electro-funk group Midnight Star, American vocalist duo Peaches & Herb and many more at the Love Affair Concert, presented by 94.7 The Wave. Expect more artists that fit into the genres of new adult contemporary music, smooth jazz and soft rock.
http://hondacenter.com

Art Crawl Experience (A.C.E) Feb 13
Stroll through over 50 outdoor and indoor art displays on Center Street Anaheim. Whether you have found your true love or are an avid fan of being single, A.C.E. has something for everyone this Valentine’s Day weekend.
www.downtownanaheim.com

Monster Jam Feb 13
Get ready for mayhem and destruction with the biggest, baddest monster trucks in the business. Monster Jam, one of the country’s premier live motorsport events, features drag racing and freestyle contests in which trucks face death-defying jumps and other obstacles.
www.monsterjam.com

Harlem Globetrotters Feb 13-14
Celebrate the Harlem Globetrotters’ 90-year anniversary as their world tour visits Anaheim. See ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy and unequaled fan interaction.
http://hondacenter.com/

Grand Opening: The Hilbert Museum of California Art Feb 26-27
Discover the fascinating world of California scene painting—a genre which explores the beauty of the Golden State while also showing the history of California’s people from the 1920s to today. Subjects include towns and cities, farms and ranches, marinas, factories, train stations, parks, freeways and the lure of the open road.
www. hilbertmuseum.org

Fresh Toast Feb 27
Get ready for the ultimate weekend brunch party showcasing tastings form 40 local restaurants included in OC Weekly‘s happy hour & brunch guide. Some of the participants include The Hub, Crema Cafe and Haven Gastropub. Enjoy an interactive bloody mary and mimosa bar, live music, pop-up shops, lawn games, and more.
http://microapp.ocweekly.com/fresh-toast/2017/

Events Resources
www.visittheoc.com/events
www.orangecounty.net/html/events.html
www.visitanaheim.org/explore/events
www.visitsjc.com
www.missionsjc.com
www.lakeforestca.gov
www.destinationirvine.com
www.pretendcity.org
www.ocfair.com/ocf2
www.newportwhales.com

Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

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Orange County January 2018 Events

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Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast Jan 1
Celebrate the New Year with a dip into the chilly Pacific Ocean. No wetsuits – that’s cheating! The Surf City Splash also features a pancake breakfast (ends at 11) and vendor booths all day.
http://www.hbsurfcitysplash.com/

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 5K – Anaheim Jan 9
January 9, 2018 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! To honor law enforcement we are hosting a virtual race. We will be donating at least 15% of every registration to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), who’s mission is “Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.”
https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/

Fiesta Association Hairiest Man Contest Jan 13
One of the wackiest contests the Fiesta Association holds. You must come to the sign-ups with a “Smooth Puss” (clean shaven) and ready to be photographed for the “Most Wanted” poster. You then have 8 weeks to grow a beard or moustache that will be judged at the Fiesta Grande March 21st.
http://www.swallowsparade.com

Rock it in Aliso & Wood Canyons 5K and 17K Trail Race Jan 13
The 5K is a fast out and back course along the Aliso Creek Trail (East) to Wood Canyon. The 17K (yes 17K, almost 11 miles) offers a few challenging climbs, including Rock it Trail, technical terrain, and nice long flat stretches. Both distances are almost entirely on trails except for one brief paved road crossing.
http://www.rockitracingoc.com/aliso–wood-canyons.html

Super Warrior 5K Jan 20
The Super Warrior 5K, is hosted by Stripes of a Warrior, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that originated in Anaheim, California. It will be held on January 20th, 2018 at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim Hills. Our mission is to help cancer Warriors FIGHT cancer financially. We provide financial assistance to those that have been diagnosed with cancer and are unable to afford their medical bills, housing, medication, or food expenses, etc.
http://stripesofawarrior.com/super-warrior-5k/

The BRAVE Race 5k and 1kfun run for The Joyful Child Foundation Jan 20
The Brave Race 5k and 1k fun run is sponsored by the Joyful Child Foundation in memory of Samantha Runion. The Foundation works to raise awareness and provide educational opportunities to children, parents and educators regarding sexual abuse and child abduction.
www.raceplace.com

Irvine International Film Festival 2018 Jan 25-28
With a focus on creative expression, cultural differences and global issues, The IIFF celebrates the power of film as a language that transcends all geographical boundaries. Screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, producers, actors and artists from all over the world gather in Orange Country to showcase rare films to the community and enhance public awareness.
http://irvinefilmfest.com/

OC Chili Winter Trail Run (5, 7 or 10 Miles) Jan 27
The OC Chili Winter Trail Run Series takes place at O’Neill Regional Park, 11 miles east of the 405 Freeway in Trabuco Canyon and Rancho Santa Margarita. MEDALS to all series finishers!
https://chilitrailrun.bookthatevent.com/

Snow Day Jan 27
Tons of the frosty stuff is delivered to the dam to enable youngsters to sled, make snow people, and have old-fashioned snowball battles. Children are advised to wear warm clothes and gloves.
https://www.cityoffullerton.com

Laguna Art Museum Centennial Kickoff Bash Jan 27
To kick off the centennial celebrations the museum will host a festive party featuring live music, art performances, video installations, specialty cocktails and creative hors d’oeuvres.
http://lagunaartmuseum.org/

2018 Laguna Niguel Triathlon Jan 28
The Laguna Niguel Triathlon is an adult and youth reverse sprint triathlon for all fitness levels and abilities. Even if you have never raced, competed or participated in a triathlon you’ll have a great time at this event because we will make it simple to get started. Coming soon, training programs and clinics to help you get prepared. The pool swim helps new swimmers feel more comfortable. If you have a few races under your belt this will be a great race to work the winter cobwebs out and get ready for longer races. We also have the 5k and kids fun run! It will include a community expo and finish line festival.
http://renegaderaceseries.com/laguna-niguel-triathlon

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring  Thru April
The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport/Laguna Beach coastline from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and travel along the Newport Beach coast during the months of December, January, February, March, & April. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to view 5 or more gray whales a cruise making for excellent viewing opportunities. Other varieties of whales including finback whales, humpback whales, and minke whales can also be viewed along with several species of dolphin.
www.newportwhales.com/newport_beach_whale_watch_offer_16.html

Events Resources
www.visittheoc.com/events
www.orangecounty.net/html/events.html
www.visitanaheim.org/explore/events
www.visitsjc.com
www.missionsjc.com
www.lakeforestca.gov
www.destinationirvine.com
www.pretendcity.org
www.ocfair.com/ocf2
www.newportwhales.com

Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Orange County Holiday Lights

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There are many places to view the wonderful sights of San Diego’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.

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ALISO VIEJO King Elder Lane Bough Avenue (Nightmare Before Christmas House)
ANAHEIM HILLS Bel Air Neighborhood (Riverview & Santa Ana Road near Weir Canyon)
ANAHEIM 306 Barryknoll Street | 151 S. Jeanine Way | 2118 W. Minerva Avenue
BALBOA ISLAND 327 Sapphire Avenue
BREA 515 Cedar Avenue | Birch Street (Kraemer & Birch)
BUENA PARK 8073 Calendula Drive
CODO DE CAZA Gooseberry Court
COSTA MESA 3150 Bear St. | 467 East 19th St. | Lilac & Santa Ana Ave. | 77 Fair Drive (City Hall) – Peanut’s House
CYPRESS 5208 Cumberland Drive
DANA POINT Monarch Beach Homes
FOUNTAIN VALLEY 16559 Euclid (Mile Square Park. The entire neighborhood decorated.)
FOUNTAIN VALLEY Brookhurst & Heil | 18323 Stanislaus Street (Light Music Show, entire roof decorated)
FULLERTON Woods and Amerige | Mountain View Avenue & Fullerton Creek Road |Sparkle Ball Street, North Yale
GARDEN GROVE 6531, 6541, 5521 Belgrave Avenue | 12112 Wutzke Street
HUNTINGTON BEACH Bolsa Chica Avenue (past Bolsa) | 16889 Algonquin Street | La Cresta Drive
LADERA RANCH Bramford Street | Shively Street
LAGUNA HILLS Mawson Drive
LAGUNA NIGUEL Nellie Gail Road | Elder Court | 5 Tunis
LAKE FOREST 22981 Belquest Drive | Ashbrook Street | Buckwood | 24952 Greenbay Drive | Rushford Drive
LAKE FOREST Rimrock Street, Peachwood & Tamarisk (Trabuco Canyon & Lake Forest Dr.) | 25141 Steinway Circle
LA PALMA Houston Avenue |Tiara Lane
MISSION VIEJO 26152 Cordillera (Whoville House) | 23446 Bolivar Street | 27093 Pinario |Via Amistoso Street
NEWPORT BEACH El Paseo Street on Lido Peninsula | Harbor Island Drive | Saphire Avenue
ORANGE 451 N. Citrus Street | 1431 North Shaffer Street | Locust & Glassell | Pine Street | 7633 E. Saddlehill Trail
ORANGE 1767 N Lindenholz Street
PLACENTIA 444 Normany (“Frozen” House)
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA 22 El Corazon | 20 El Corzo (Candy Cane Land) | 1 Twilight Lane
SAN CLEMENTE Talega Seaside Neighborhood | Talega Stella Mare Neighborhood
SANTA ANA 1306 Richland Avenue | Trabuco Canyon | Wagon Wheel Neighborhood
TUSTIN Red Hill Avenue & Olwyn Drive | 2351 Caper Tree Drive | 1151 Windsor Lane
WESTMINSTER Bolsa Chica & Westminster Boulevard | 5755 Westminster Boulevard

Orange County December 2017 Events

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Seal Beach Christmas Parade 2017 Dec 1
This ‘continuous motion’ parade highlights youth groups, sports groups, schools, businesses, first responders and other organizations from Seal Beach and the surrounding areas.
http://www.sealbeachlions.org/christmas-parade.html

Free Boat Rides with Santa Dec 2-3
SANTA and his helpers listen to Christmas wishes during 20-minute harbor cruises on December 2 & 3 from 10am-2pm. Bring your camera and enjoy the tradition Dana Wharf has offered families for generations. A $5 donation to the El Camino Real Junior Woman’s Club is suggested.
http://visitanaheim.org/event/free-boat-rides-santa

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Dec 2
Activities throughout the day include Santa visits, carnival games ($1), craft fair, Dana Point Police Services Kid Print ID, face painting, cookie decorating ($2), holiday crafts, Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, the Mini Express Train, petting zoo, pony rides and the Annual Tree Lighting! Most activities are free.
http://www.danapoint.org

Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec 2
This special holiday event will feature guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase from local non-profit organizations, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more!
http://www.fountainvalley.org

Santa’s Village by the Sea Dec 2
The event begins with the annual tree lighting ceremony to usher in the spirit of the season. Take a picture with Santa and delight in a night filled with holiday fun, carolers, cookie decorating, and activities for the whole family to enjoy!
http://ci.san-clemente.ca.us

Winter Market Dec 2
THE MARKET WILL FEATURE: holiday entertainment, free pictures with Santa from 12 to 4 p.m., Food booths, holiday shopping, face painting, bounce house, beer and wine garden, and “spark of love” toy drive with Fullerton firefighters
www.cityoffullerton.com

Walking in a Winterfest Wonderland Dec 3
Atlantis Play Center is located at 13630 Atlantis Way in Garden Grove Park. Be sure to dress warmly because there will be 50 tons of snow! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting from the North Pole from 4:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Activities at the event include crafts, inflatables, carnival games, train rides, music and more.
http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/commserv/winterfest-2017

Free Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Dec 5
Presented by the City of Garden Grove and the Garden Grove Community Foundation, this free event features live entertainment and holiday refreshments. The event culminates with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, spectacular tree lighting, and a flurry of winter snow.
https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/node/8928

Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec 7
Light up the holiday at the City of Brea’s annual tree lighting celebration. Pictures with Santa are available for a fee. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
www.cityofbrea.net

Dana Wharf Santa Photos Dec 8-16
Santa wants to hear your wishes. Bring your cameras and snap a selfie with Santa
http://visitanaheim.org/event/free-santa-photos

43rd Annual Boat Parade Dec 8, 9, 15, 16
This year on the boat parade nights, we are excited to include family fun holiday activities throughout the Harbor starting at 4:30pm and providing entertainment and holiday cheer for everyone prior to the boat parade. The City of Dana Point, County of Orange and the California State Parks at Doheny will provide Trolley service which runs all four days of the parade starting at 3:30pm until 10:30pm.
http://www.danapoint.org

2017 Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Dec 9
The parade includes beautiful equestrian units, patriotic and inspirational military tributes, world-class athletes, spirit-filled youth groups, classic auto clubs, talented marching bands, and some of the biggest attractions in the nation!
http://www.lagunaniguelparade.com

HOLIDAY Gingerbread House Building Workshop Dec 9, 10, 16
This time-honored tradition just got a little more exciting and a lot more delicious! Featuring Jazz Kitchen favorites such as Bananas Foster French Toast, Louisiana Shepard’s Pie, Beignets, and more, this buffet will fill you up and get your creative juices flowing before you start building your masterpiece.
http://visitanaheim.org/event/new-holiday-gingerbread-workshop

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec 13-17
FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately three and a half hours.
https://www.christmasboatparade.com

Enchanted Forest of Light Thru Jan 7
As the days get darker, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. Visitors will stroll along a one-mile walk through the Gardens to experience the most beloved collections of Descanso illuminated in glorious color. Some of these displays will be interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds.
https://www.patinagroup.com

Christmas Lights Thru December
http://www.orangecounty.net/html/christmas_lights.html

Events Resources
www.visittheoc.com/events
www.orangecounty.net/html/events.html
www.visitanaheim.org/explore/events
www.visitsjc.com
www.missionsjc.com
www.lakeforestca.gov
www.destinationirvine.com
www.pretendcity.org
www.ocfair.com/ocf2
www.newportwhales.com

Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Orange County November 2017 Events

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Orange County November 2017 Events

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Ice Rink at the Spectrum Nov – Feb
Outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Located in Giant Wheel Court adjacent to Nordstrom and Macy’s.
https://www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com

Save the Waves Film Festival 2017 Nov 2
You’d trade your feet for a set of fins in a heartbeat, but not if we don’t protect our oceans and gorgeous coastlines. Save the Waves presents a medley of documentaries to bring awareness to these endangered coastlines. Other films concentrate on what life by the coast entails, delivering individual accounts on surfing, sea life and the natural beauty of coastlines around the world.
https://www.savethewaves.org/filmfest/

A Taste of San Clemente Nov 4
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.
http://www.scchamber.com

The Red Barn Fire & Ash Wine Dinner Nov 4
The Red Barn, a Fire & Ash Wine Dinner at Centennial Farm features a farm tour and multi-course wine paired dinner.
http://ocfair.com/events/the-red-barn/

Discovery CubePresents: Pumpkin Launch Nov 4
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
http://oc.discoverycube.org/event/pumpkinlaunch

Dinosaur Dash Nov 5
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.
http://www.tpsf.net/dinodash

Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique Nov 17
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.
http://www.silveradocountryfair.org/

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival 2017 Weekends Nov 18 – Dec 17
The Sawdust Art Festival sets itself apart from Laguna Beach’s other summer art festivals in that it is non-juried, so it plays a vital role in supporting the careers of many local artists.
https://sawdustartfestival.org

Surfing Santa Competition Nov 18-19
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.
www.annualyachtparties.com

Turkey Trot Nov 23
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.
http://turkeytrot.com

Tamale Festival Nov 26
Churro eating contests, as well as best tamale, best dessert tamale, best salsa and hottest salsa contests are part of this annual Festival in La Habra. There also will be food vendors offering pupusas, bacon-wrapped hotdogs, nachos, Mexican-style street corn and baked potatoes, as well as a cantina serving micheladas and margaritas.
http://www.lahabraca.gov/677/Tamale-Festival

Events Resources
www.visittheoc.com/events
www.orangecounty.net/html/events.html
www.visitanaheim.org/explore/events
www.visitsjc.com
www.missionsjc.com
www.lakeforestca.gov
www.destinationirvine.com
www.pretendcity.org
www.ocfair.com/ocf2
www.newportwhales.com

 

 

Orange County October 2017 Events

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

San Clemente Sea Fest Oct 1
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.
http://www.scchamber.com

Orange County Children’s Book Festival Oct 1
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.
http://2016.kidsbookfestival.com

Annual Sandcastle Contest Oct 1
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.
https://www.newportbeach.com

Tiller Days Oct 7
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.
http://www.danapointoktoberfest.com

St. Mary’s 9th Annual Armenian Festival Oct 7-8
St. Mary’s 9th Annual Armenian Festival features Authentic & Traditional food & pastry. Live Armenian music all day with the Hosharian Brothers Band. Also, don’t miss the chance to come see & hear the ancient traditional kanoon & duduk instruments being played! Folk & line dancing, shopping,cultural items, books & Cds, kids zone, church tours.
http://www.stmaryarmenianfestival.com

OC JAPAN FAIR Oct 13-15
We are committed to bringing the best of Japanese food, culture and artists from Japan. This is the most authentic fair and one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals of the year in Greater Los Angeles area with over 60 booths and 30,000 visitors estimated! Our theme is “The skills of Japan: Experience and enjoy traditions and innovations” Based on this theme, our main intentions are to offer opportunities to experience and learn about Japanese entertainment, technology, tradition, culture, pop culture and food.
http://www.oc-japanfair.com

The Heritage Festival and Parade Oct 14
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.
http://www.placentia.org/heritagefestival

Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival Oct 14-15
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.
http://www.silveradocountryfair.org/

Halloween Yacht Party Oct 28
A Haunted Party Cruise Like no other! Get your costume and come aboard this decked out Halloween Dinner Party Cruise and take a 4-hour trip on the beautiful Ambassador Yacht in Newport Harbor. An Unlimited Buffet Dinner will be served, a DJ spinning the best Top 40 hits and a full bar will keep the drinks flowing! There will be a $500 CASH PRIZE for the best costume! -Unlimited Buffet Dinner -4-Hour Harbor Cruise on a decorated Luxury Yacht -$500 CASH PRIZE for best costume! -DJ and Dancing -VIP Tables available (with priority boarding) -Group Rates Available -Full Cash Bar Available Check in is at 6:30pm and boarding begins shortly after.
www.annualyachtparties.com

Oktoberfest 2017 Thru Oct 29
The OC’s Best Oktoberfest featuring live Oohm Pa Pa music every day! The Express band kicks off our season with the latest Oktoberfest hits. Special events this first weekend include the Official Keg Tapping Ceremony and the Opening Parade.
http://www.thephoenixclub.com

The Wedding Show for The Modern Bride Oct 29
The Premiere Luxury Ethnic Wedding Show that introduces highly reputable, quality driven, and creative thinking wedding professionals with brides all over Southern California. We are proud to be bringing you this exclusive, one of a kind event in partnership with the beautiful Island Hotel – Newport Beach.
http://weddingstore24.com/events-page

Dia De Los Muertos Annual Festival 2017 dates TBA
Celebrate Day of the Dead at Moreno’s Restaurant during their three day event featuring Danzantes Del Sol. Veracruz Music, Ballet Folklorico & Mariachi.
http://www.morenosrestaurant.com

Events Resources
www.visittheoc.com/events
www.orangecounty.net/html/events.html
www.visitanaheim.org/explore/events
www.visitsjc.com
www.missionsjc.com
www.lakeforestca.gov
www.destinationirvine.com
www.pretendcity.org
www.ocfair.com/ocf2
www.newportwhales.com

 

Orange County September 2017 Events

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Orange County September 2017 Events

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Orange Street Fair 2017 Sept 1-3
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.
http://www.orangestreetfair.org/

Sails ‘n Ales Tall Ships Festival Kickoff Party 2017 Sept 8
Help us celebrate the start of 33rd Annual Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival presented by Toshiba with our Sails ‘n Ales Party! Featuring beer and cider tastings from Sierra Nevada, Mother Earth Brew Company, Lost Winds, Bottlelogic, Bivouac Ciderworks, live music, food trucks, and mermaid encounters, it’s an event the whole family can enjoy!
https://www.ocean-institute.org

Tall Ships Festival Sept 8-10
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.
https://www.ocean-institute.org/tall-ships-festival

Lexus LaceUp Orange County Marathon Relay Sept 9
The Marathon Relay, 10k, 5k and Kid’s 1k will take place at Irvine’s Mike Ward Community Park on a fast and flat running path that winds through the vast open space under massive, shaded trees.
https://laceuprunningseries.com

Oktoberfest Sept 10-29
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.
http://www.oldworld.ws/

Laguna Dance Festival Sept 14-17
Laguna Dance Festival celebrates its 13th season September 14-September 17, 2017. Performances will take place at The Laguna Playhouse Thursday-Sunday, and Master Classes will also be available. Further details will be announced closer to the date.
http://lagunadancefestival.org

OC Fest of Ales 2017 Sept 16
If you’re wondering what’s new in the world of brew, the OC Fest of Ales in Anaheim, California, is a good place to start your research. Just follow the trail leading to beer from more than 35 craft breweries and you’ll be making new suds buddies in no time. You like to make beer? There’s a home brew challenge. There’s also food from local restaurants, live music and more.
http://downtownanaheim.com/ocfoa

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival Sept 16-17
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.
http://www.sjcgreekfest.org

Surf City Days Sept 17
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.
http://www.hbdowntown.com

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show Sept 23
The world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer. Live music, food and vendors.
http://www.cruisinforacure.com

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire Sept 23
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.
http://www.sheacenter.org

Orange County Craft Beer Festival Sept 23
This year there will be over 90 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.
https://www.ocbrewhaha.com

St NorbertFest Sept 23
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 rides and awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship!
http://stnorbertchurch.org/

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