Monthly Archives: October 2014

Orange County November Events

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Farmers Markets   Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Harbor Breeze’s Boo Cruise   Nov. 1
Our vessel will be slithering along the spooky waters of the Long Beach Harbor. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a FULL Cash Bar. The DJ will be spinning your favorite tunes. 21 and OVER. Costumes Encouraged!!

Dino Dash 10K, 5K, 2K Kids Fun Run   Nov. 2
Dino Dash is our biggest event—and biggest fundraiser—of the year, bringing together 10,000 people of all ages for a jam-packed morning of fitness and fun. Together, we raise thousands of dollars to benefit TUSD schools in Irvine, Santa Ana, North Tustin and Tustin.

Taste of San Clemente    Nov. 7
At the Taste of San Clemente we will serve 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.

National Veteran Day Run    Nov. 8
The 4th Annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will take place at Mason Park. The race will offer two distances, 5K and a 1-mile family and supporter walk/run. We expect a large turnout of Veterans and Active-Duty military to this race so come out and support the men and women of our armed forces.

La Palma Days     Nov. 8
La Palma celebrates its diverse heritage with the annual La Palma Days celebration! 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of this cherished community event!  It continues to encourage residents, business partners, and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit.

24th Annual SOS Celebrity Chef Dinner   Nov. 11
5:30 P.M.
The Share Our Selves (SOS) Celebrity Chef Dinner is a five course gourmet dinner and hors d’oeuvres prepared by a group of Orange County, California’s finest chefs. Founded in 1992, the Food Pantry retrieves excess food from local food vendors and distributes to those lacking food security. Packaged by SOS volunteers, the food is distributed to approximately 250 individuals and families a day. This year’s dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. |

Holiday Tree Lighting    Nov. 14-15
Join us for Fashion Island’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by Mickey Mouse & Friends from the Disneyland® Resort. Sing along to festive wintertime tunes as Fashion Island’s towering Christmas tree twinkles to life with a custom light display from Disneyland® Resort along with magical snowfall on both evenings.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s  Nov. 15
7:00 A.M.
Whether you’re walking for friends, family, a person living with Alzheimer’s, or to fight the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, we all have a reason to walk. Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as we reclaim the future for millions.

“Ohana” Thanksgiving Event    Nov. 23
Please join the Lahaina Galleries’ “Ohana” (family) as we give thanks for a wonderful year of fine art and friendship.  Aldo Luongo, Lyle Sopel, Lori Wylie, Caroline Zimmermann and several other treasured artists will be unveiling beautiful new collections. This is sure to be the perfect introduction to a joyful holiday season.

CityRace – Disneyland    Nov. 23
Our original Disneyland CityRace returns! From Main Street USA to Adventureland, Tomorrowland and more, set out on a magical search for clues in this very special events, part scavenger hunt and part Amazing Race-style adventure! You’ll encounter familiar friends as well as hidden secrets as you and your team use brainpower, detective skills, and maybe a little wackiness too as you explore Disney’s Magic Kingdom in an unforgettable day of memories, magic, and of course… Mickey! *Disneyland park admission is not included in the CityRace registration price and must be purchased separately (use your season pass or purchase a 1-day 1-park ticket). CityRace coupons, certificates, birthday offers and discount vouchers are not valid for this special event.

Turkey Trot     Nov. 27
California’s Largest Thanksgiving Day Run Event and 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. Enjoy pounding surf, rugged cliffs, and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina, Doheny State Park and pass the historic tallship Pilgrim moored in Dana Point Harbor.

October Events in Orange County

Heavenly Horses June 14 to Oct 16
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Bowers Museum, located in the heart of Orange County, is pleased to present its latest exhibition of “Heavenly Horses: Two Thousand Years of Chinese and Japanese Equine Art.” During this Year of the Horse, Bowers celebrates these animals that continue to fascinate and inspire people around the world. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana

Oktoberfest Sept. 14 – Nov. 2
If you love to drink beer, eat bratwürst and sauerkraut and enjoy dancing to “Oompah-pa music, then you’ll love the Oktoberfest at Old World Village with its traditional German festivity. Complete with German bands imported from Europe, dancing, and imported beers and tasty German foods from bratwürst to potato salad to hot pretzels and apple strudel, Oktoberfest has something for everyone. 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach (714) 895-8020.

Southeast Asia Day Oct. 4
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its tenth annual Southeast Asia Day. The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations. Ethnic dishes will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts. The Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Dana Point State BBQ Championships Oct. 4
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be no outside food and drinks allowed in the venue. You may purchase food and drinks from the various vendors at the event. Samples will be sold for $2 each. Proceeds benefit the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Sea Terrace Park, 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point

Annual Sandcastle Contest – Corona Del Mar Oct. 4
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. Corona del Mar State Beach (Marguerite & Ocean Blvd., Corona del Mar) / (949) 729-4400

Empty Grave at Anaheim GardenWalk Oct. 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 19 – 21, 25 – 28, 30 – Nov. 3
Located just a few blocks from Disneyland, this haunted attractions offers 50,000 square feet of terror featuring state of the art special effects, live actors and animatronics. 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim (949)25.SCARY

Art in The Park Oct. 11
10:00 A.M. to 4:00. Stop by to enjoy a festive day with the arts, have a bite to eat and mingle with the artists and craftspeople who will be exhibiting and selling their original art and fine crafts. View and purchase works by over 100 artists. Civic Green at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive

Kids In Action Oct. 19
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. SOCO! Ripple Kids, a nonprofit organization seeks to inspire and empower kids to take action in their communities. This event will engage kids in a number of hands-on service projects addressing a variety of different causes. SOCO, 3303 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa \

Great Park Pumpkin Harvest Oct. 20
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Orange County Great Park fifth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest. Pick a free pumpkin (for children 12 and under, while supplies last) from the Great Park pumpkin patch and have the master carver show you how to create of autumnal art. Enjoy a hay maze, carnival-style games, Monster Mash puppet show, petting zoo and cooking demos. Visitors dressed in costume are given an opportunity to win a family four pack of tickets to How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at the Honda Center. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned or packaged food items for donation. Great Park Balloon and Preview Park, Perimeter Road, Irvine (866) 829.3829

Orange County Ride for AIDS Oct. 25
7 a.m. The Orange County Ride for AIDS 5 is Orange County’s most supported and enjoyable charity ride event! There are 3 routes to choose from: Route. OCRA includes an inspiring opening ceremony, delicious breakfast, Pit-Stops and Technical Support on the routes, support vehicles and sweeps to ensure everyone is safe and that no one is left behind, a delicious lunch, massage stations and fun Post Ride Festival. 18712 University Drive, Irvine (949) 809 5750

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K – Huntington Beach Oct. 26
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. 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach (888) 422-0786 /

Yappy Howl-O-Ween Oct. 30
4-7 p.m. Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. Ritz- Carlton, One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point (949) 240-2000

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