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August 2019 Events

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

La Habra Corn Festival Aug. 2-4
The Lions Club presents the La Habra Corn Festival, a tradition of arcade games, food, music, rides, and entertainment for all ages.
http://www.lahabrachamber.com/

OC Fair Run Aug. 4
The OC Fair Fun Run 5K takes place in conjunction with the OC Fair! Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes and lots of fun! https://ocfair5k.com/

Art Afaire Aug. 9, 16, 17, 18, 23, 30, 31
The Pier Plaza Art Afaire events take place on Fridays and select weekends throughout the year at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, California. Friday Art Afaire hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. or sunset, or whichever comes first, and Weekend Art Afaire hours are 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. or sunset, or whichever comes first. http://hbartafaire.com

Two Stepping Under the Stars Aug. 10
The 17th Annual Two Stepping Under the Stars event celebrates what makes San Juan Capistrano unique– our equestrian culture! This event has grown and grown and now close to 5,000 guests of all ages come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars. The evening consists of a live band, Country Western dancing, a Silent Auction and much more. http://sanjuanequestrian.org

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival Aug. 11
The annual San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival features entertainment for all ages. Live music, food, games, competitions, and marketing opportunities for your business await you. Admission is FREE. http://www.scchamber.com

Lobster Fest Aug. 11
The Lobsterfest at Newport Beach is a celebration of summer designed for fun, entertainment and most importantly to raise funds for deserving charities. Held at the Newport Beach Civic Green, the Lobsterfest is now in its eleventh year!
https://www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com/

CHOC Walk Aug. 11
The CHOC Walk at Disneyland raises money for healthcare and education programs for children in California. Parking is FREE and participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney character. More information about the CHOC Walk can be found at http://www.orangecoast.com/event/choc-walk/

Pacific Wine and Food Classic Aug. 17-18
Enjoy beautiful ocean views, premium cocktails, and elegant cuisine at the Pacific Wine and Food Classic in Newport Beach. Attendees can sample food, wine, and craft cocktails from more than 100 stations. To learn more, please visit
https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/

OC Night Market Aug. 23-25
The biggest and only large-scale night market festival in Orange County invites you to bring your friends and family to eat, drink, shop, and play this summer! Experience 200+ local food, merchandise, games, arts, and crafts vendors.
http://www.ocnightmarket.com/

D3 Expo 2019 Aug. 23-25
The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more. https://d23.com/d23-expo-2019/

10th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Aug. 24-25
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is celebrating 19 years of good old family entertainment. The Rodeo continues to elevate the level of competition which draws the best contestants from across the world to compete in the richest two day Rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $180,000. https://www.rmvrodeo.com/

Plum Festival Aug. 25
Enjoy all things PLUM at this year’s annual Plum Festival in Huntington Beach. Enjoy live music, games, baked goods, wiener dog races, and much more. Best of all, admission is FREE to attend! https://www.oldworld.ws/blog/event/plum-festival/

Orange International Street Fair Aug. 30-Sept. 1
The Orange International Street Fair is a City of Orange tradition since 1973. This three-day event features food, music, vendors, entertainment, and much more. http://www.orangestreetfair.org/

Civil War Days Aug. 31-Sept. 1
See Civil War battles and weapon demonstrations, watch President Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address, and hear a band concert during HB Civil War Days at Huntington Beach Central Park. Free. https://www.hbhistory.org/civilwar

Event Resources
https://www.orangecounty.net/
https://www.eventbrite.com
https://www.ocregister.com
https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/
https://patch.com/california/orange-county/calendar
https://socalpulse.com/

July 2019 Events

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

20th Anniversary Special at Bayside Through Nov. 30
Bayside Restaurant is celebrating 20 years of business, and we invite you to join the celebration! As a thank you for your support, Bayside is offering a special anniversary menu running until the end of November. For just $20, enjoy a glass of wine paired with your choice of New York steak, yellowfin tuna tataki, or shrimp scampi, while enjoying live entertainment from local musicians every night. Menu items are subject to change. For more information, visit www.baysiderestaurant.com.

Independence Day Celebrations July 4
List of 4th of July fireworks and events in Orange County.
https://www.orangecounty.net/html/Weekend_eventsJuly.html

Annual Brea Country Fair July 4
Day-long festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by the Brea Ministerial Association Morning Service. The Fair opens at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. with live entertainment, kiddie parade, food, games, exhibits, teen
fun area, and Market Place craft area. Swimming at the Plunge begins at 11 a.m. for $3. Admission is free! http://www.cityofbrea.net/

Festival of the Arts July 5 – Aug. 31
Come discover the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an openair gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the onsite restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and
enjoy the creative atmosphere. Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all. https://www.foapom.com/summer-art-show/

Pageant of the Masters July 7-Aug. 31
This summer, the Pageant of the Masters celebrates 85 years of living pictures in Laguna Beach. 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 2018 production, “Under the Sun,” the Pageant will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration. https://www.foapom.com/pageant-of-the-masters/

Savoir Faire Vintage Market July 7
The market takes place on Sunday, July 7 across from the Cal State Fullerton main campus and features goods from local crafters, artists, and merchants.
https://www.savoirfairevintagemarket.com/

Free Movie Monday’s July 8, 15, 22, and 29
Enjoy free family fun this summer with the return of Movie Mondays on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics
but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Food trucks will be on-site for food purchases. https://scfta.org/moviemondays

Orange County Fair July 12-Aug. 11
The annual Orange County Fair is the premier family attraction in Southern California offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. There is something for everybody at the Fair including the summer headline concert
series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games. https://ocfair.com/oc-fair/

German Heritage Day & Weiner Dog Races July 14
Come celebrate the many Germans who migrated to the United States in the 1600’s or just come have fun and party like a German! Admission will be FREE all day long and the 1st 500 guests will receive a FREE meal. This is a Family event, the dress is casual, and everyone is welcome. It’s an old fashioned fun filled FAMILY DAY with Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, German American Brass Band all Day, Carnival Games, Face Painting,
and Wiener Dog Races. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions. https://www.oldworld.ws/blog/event/german-heritage-day-wienerdog-races/

Ocean Festival July 20-21
Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!”. Competitions, Beach runs, Bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children’s Events and much more! https://www.oceanfestival.org/

Taste of Yorba Linda July 26
The Taste of Yorba Linda features cuisine and beverages from 60 restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Savor the flavors of SoCal and enjoy live entertainment at this exciting event! https://tasteofyl.com/

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing July 27 – Aug. 4
Known as the largest surfing competition in the world, the Van’s US Open of Surfing attracts over half a million people to the beaches of Huntington Beach. These nine days are free to attend and include vigorous competition among the world’s top
surfers, as well as, skateboarding, and BMX biking competitions.
https://www.surfcityusa.com/events/signature-events/us-open-ofsurfing/

Cypress Community Festival July 27
One of the largest one-day festival in Orange County that attracts over 20,000 people annually. 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. The admission is FREE! https://www.cypressfestival.com/

Vegan Faire July 27
Presented with love by Healthy Junk, our award winning vegan restaurant, the Vegan Faire is an annual one day festival showcasing a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services with booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local
artisans and wellness. Admission is FREE! http://www.veganfaire.com/

April 2019 Events

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

Mission Fine Art Gallery Artist Studio Sale Apr. 5-7
Mission Fine Art Gallery artists are bringing in their sketches and small hidden treasures for sale at greatly reduced prices. Be among the early birds to pick out your favorites! Don’t miss this great opportunity to find a little gem for your home or office at a great price! http://missionfineart.gallery/

Walk MS: Irvine Apr. 6
The National MS Society’s mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. They are currently accepting registrations via, email, mail or over the telephone for this walk. After the two-mile walk enjoy a fun, festival-like event including food, drinks, and entertainment! https://www.nationalmssociety.org/

Literary Orange Apr. 6
Orange County’s premier literary event featuring headlining authors and thought provoking keynote addresses. The day offers attendees and fans the opportunity to listen and engage with an exciting array of authors, have books signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Included are morning refreshments, a delicious lunch, and a yummy dessert. https://literaryorange.org/

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival Apr. 6-7
Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, headlined by The Offspring & Flogging Molly is a weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music! The festival will feature 150 craft beers and craft tacos from taco trucks and local restaurants! https://sabrosotacofest.com/dana-point/

Wild West Steamfest Apr. 6-7
Wild West Steam Fest serves to celebrate two worlds merged – The Old West & Steampunk. This concert event which will include a beer garden and vendors, panels, Faro, Tea Dueling Blacksmith, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours. https://www.wildweststeamfest.com/

Spring Egg Hunt Apr. 6-7
Crafts, Face Painting, Activities, Egg hunt for children 4-11, Special Activity Area for ages 0-3 plus visits with the Easter Bunny (Please, don’t forget your camera!). Don’t be late, this event starts at 10:30 SHARP at Oak Knoll Park! https://www.cypressca.org

Green Scene Plant & Garden Show Apr. 6-7
Green Scene is the perfect place for any gardener looking for new ideas to improve their gardens or outdoor habitats. This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products. http://fullertonarboretum.org/event_green.php

Annual ‘Gardenfest’ Apr. 13
Hosted by the San Clemente Garden Club. Admission is FREE! Families are welcome. The event includes exhibits, demonstrations, water conservation information, local art, contests, kids gardening activities, and MUCH more! http://www.sanclementegardenclub.com

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest Apr. 13
Presented by Left Coast Brewing Co., is an exciting event which features Mico-Brews from all over Southern California – Enjoy Micro-Brew sampling, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings. This Tasting is one you won’t want to miss! http://www.scchamber.com/

Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration Apr. 13
Join us in celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day at Cordova Park. Visit the Green Expo to learn about environmental programs offered by the City and exhibitors. Volunteer to plant new landscape at the park. Free hot dogs and ice cream while supplies last. http://cityofmissionviejo.org

Easter Sunday AYCE Champagne Brunch Apr. 21
Holiday Brunches are a tradition at the Old World family restaurant. Our Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch is one of our most popular brunches! https://www.oldworld.ws/

Silverado Firefighter’s Easter Pancake Breakfast Apr. 21
Come enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast at the Silverado Community Center. This yummy breakfast is put on by the Silverado Volunteer Firefighters. http://smrpd.org

Newport Beach Film Festival Apr. 25-May 2
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Orange County’s largest film and food event! Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, NBFF seeks to bring Orange County the best of contemporary film making from over 50 countries all around the world. https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/

America’s Family Pet Expo 2019 Apr. 26-29
With more than 1,000 animals onsite—dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, goats, horses, sheep, llamas, pigs, turtles and so many more— Pet Expo truly has something for animal lovers of all kinds. Over three jam-packed days, attendees are treated to exciting competitions, demonstrations and stage shows; breed clubs looking to educate the public on their dogs, informational Q&A sessions with animal experts, veterinarians, breeders, trainers and hobbyists; adoptable animals looking for forever families; and a comprehensive showcase of pet products and services. http://www.petexpooc.org

Doheny Wood Woodie & Car Show Apr. 27
Start your springtime Southern California style by visiting the annual Woodie Club and Car Show at Doheny State Beach! Woodies start lining up in the north day-use area at dawn and begin departing in the mid-afternoon. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled day! https://sites.google.com/site/socalwoodieclub/

Dachshund Races Apr. 28
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.  http://www.oldworld.ws/dachshund-races.html

Taste of Huntington Beach Apr. 28
A unique sampling of favorite local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! http://www.tastehb.com/

Orange County March 2019 Events

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

Lantern Festival Mar. 2
Bring the entire family for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Pig! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. Admission is FREE, but tickets are required. https://www.pacificsymphony.org/

Festival of Whales Mar. 2-3 & 9-10
The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return
of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan size event. http://festivalofwhales.com/

Lord of the Strings: Laurence Juber Mar. 3
Two-time Grammy winner and former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s WINGS band, Laurence Juber is performing at SOCO and The OC Mix. Tickets are $30.
http://socoandtheocmix.com/events-page/

OC Restaurant Week Mar. 3-9
Dine on specially priced prix-fixe menus across Orange County. The prix fixe menus are priced at $10, $15, $20 and $25 per person for lunch, and $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person for dinner. The only thing to make for dinner during Restaurant Week
are reservations! www.ocrestaurantweek.com

South County Pet EXPO Mar. 9
It’s time for the 4th Annual South County Pet Expo at the Lake Forest Sports Park. This family and pet friendly event will also feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors
providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways. Admission, parking, and shuttles to the event are FREE! http://adoptocpets.org/events/

Newport Beach Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl Mar. 16-17
The warm weather is just around the corner and the green clovers are the sign of great things to work. Follow the rainbow with us this St. Paddy’s weekend and ring in the Spring season with the best bars and drink specials in Newport Beach!
https://pubcrawls.com/events/saint-paddys/newport-beach/luck-of-the-irish-pubcrawl/

Shamrock ‘n Run Mar. 17
REACH Foundation’s 2019 Shamrock ‘n Run with St. Jude Medical Center benefits the Placentia-Yorba Linda Middle School Track Meet and other REACH Foundation Healthy
Lifestyle Initiatives within the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. This fun community wide event is open to the public. Early bird registration is through Feb. 17, 2019. https://www.reach4pylusd.org/

St. Patrick’s Day at Pretend City Mar. 17
It’s the luck of the Irish! Join us for this fun-filled day as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with story time, art, and fun activities. Wear your greenest outfit for our Irish heading home parade at the end of the day. https://www.pretendcity.org/

Cherry Blossom Festival Mar. 17
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister
city of Anjo, Japan. http://www.hbcbfest.com/

St. Joseph’s Day at the Mission Mar. 19
Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend. https://www.missionsjc.com

German Style Carnival Fasching Mar. 19
Families with children ages 4 -17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com. A family fun event with traditional Fasching’s delicatessens like the famous “Berliner”, Krapfen, and
Currywurst. This event is FREE to attend. https://www.oldworld.ws/blog/events/

Irvine International Film Festival 2019 Mar 22-28
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

Foam Glow Run Mar. 23
As the runners/walkers reach the Foam Glow™ Zones, They they will run through different color foam that Glows in the Dark under our high intensity black lights. All products are 100% natural and non-toxic. At the end of the race there will be a Foam Glow 5K™ after party filled with Music pumping from the stage, Foam Glow™
and tons of black lights! Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the 3 miles of the Foam Glow 5K™ course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run. http://www.foamglow.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande Mar. 23
The 61st Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire will be held in downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Parade is part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, which celebrates the return of the songbird on St. Joseph’s Day. The festival includes a plethora of community activities including a Kids Pet Parade, a Hairiest
Man Contest, food, entertainment and much more. www.swallowsparade.com/

WonderCon 2019 Mar. 29-31
WonderCon in Anaheim, California, is a pop culture and comic book expo explosion. The three-day jubilee features celebrity meet and greets, film and television cast and crew panel discussions, comic book author autograph sessions, exhibits, booths selling
collectibles and memorabilia, a dance party masquerade ball and all things nerd culture.
https://www.comic-con.org/wca/purchasebadges

Glitterfest Mar. 31
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much more! https://www.glitterfest.com

Orange County January 2019 Events

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

Science of Gingerbread Through Jan. 6
Aprons on, scientists! You’ll head into the world of the classic holiday dessert and find out how science plays a crucial role in the kitchen. Our favorite goodies don’t come together magically though. We use heat, math, engineering and other important components in order to bake and create the confections everyone loves.https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/

Knott’s Merry Farm Through Jan. 6
Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol. Plus stroll through the merry streets of Calico for unique seasonal treats, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, traditional live Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village, an enchanting Snow and Glow show with nightly falling snow, and so much more.
https://www.knotts.com/play/merry-farm/attractions

African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies Through Jan. 6
Bowers Museum proudly presents a masterpiece of historic story-telling that captures Africa’s vanishing cultural landscape through video and images that illuminate diversity and power of ancient tribes and traditions. https://www.bowers.org/index.php/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/503-african-twilight-vanishing-rituals-ceremonies

Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935 Through Jan. 13
This exhibition is part of a year-long celebration of the museum’s history and legacy, honoring the artists of a hundred years ago whose organization eventually became Laguna Art Museum. http://lagunaartmuseum.org/

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

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 5K – Anaheim Jan. 9
January 9, 2019 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.), whose 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.eventbrite.com/e/2019-law-enforcement-appreciation-day-5k-10k-anaheim-tickets-52345609126

Rock it in Aliso & Wood Canyons 5K and 17K Trail Race Jan. 12
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

Irvine Half Marathon Jan. 12
Formerly known as the Southern California Half & 5K, the Irvine Half Marathon is taking place on Saturday, January 12. The race will begin at 20 Lakeview Drive and will conclude at Mike Ward Park. https://www.irvinehalf.com/

Super Warrior 5K Jan. 17
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 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/

Amigo Guitar Show Jan. 26-27
This tradeshow has tons of international appeal with vintage, new and rare products. Attendees may bring their own items too the show to sell and trade.
https://10times.com/socal-world-guitar-show

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring  Through 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
https://socalpulse.com/

Orange County December 2018 Events

Orange County December 2018 Event Calendar | California Title Company

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

Christmas Lights Through December
https://www.orangecounty.net/html/christmas_lights.html

SoCal’s Ultimate Winter Festival Through December
Come experience the magic when winter comes to SoCal! This festival features 18 days of winter fun including: outdoor ice skating, ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, snow play area, a light maze, live music, food, drinks, and MUCH more. https://winterfestoc.com/  

Candy Caneland & Craft Faire Dec. 1
This is a winter holiday celebration featuring wonderful activities for the whole family! This year’s event will once again feature snow slides, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and over 100 artisan craft booths. http://www.buenapark.com/city-departments/community-services/special-events/candy-caneland-craft-faire

Free Boat Rides with Santa  Dec. 1-2
Santa and his helpers listen to Christmas wishes during 20-minute harbor cruises from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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. No reservations required! http://visitanaheim.org/event/free-boat-rides-santa

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Dec. 1
Join the City of Dana Point at the annual Winter Festival on Saturday, December 1st from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Activities include a visit from Santa, reindeer, snow, crafts for kids, cookie decorating, holiday entertainment, petting zoo, craft beer for adults, and the annual tree lighting http://business.danapointchamber.com/events/details/winter-festival-tree-lighting-7204

Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 1
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! The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. and is FREE to attend! https://www.fountainvalley.org/856/Special-Events

Santa’s Village by the Sea Dec. 1
Santa’s Village by the Sea Dec. 1 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! This event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. https://villagesanclemente.org

Winter Market Dec. 1
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

Free Christmas 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.ggcf.com/christmastreelighting/

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6
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. This is FREE to attend! https://www.breachamber.com/events/details/annual-tree-lighting-ceremony-12331   

Night of a Thousand Lights Dec. 7-8
The 5th Annual Night of 1,000 Lights is to be the best yet! All guests will enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and a make your own ‘smores station. Enjoy a photo-op with Santa, a photo booth, and of course, dazzling and NEW light displays! http://www.slgardens.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=76238

44th Annual Boat Parade Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15
Enjoy this holiday extravaganza throughout the harbor each night of the Boat Parade that features carolers, superheroes, games, crafts, and FREE photos with Santa, and culminates with the Boat Parade.This event is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. http://business.danapointchamber.com/events/details/44thannual-dana-point-boat-parade-of-lights-8860

2018 Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Dec. 8
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/

9th Annual OC Autism Breakfast with Santa Dec. 15
This continental breakfast and family resource fair is equipped with tasty goodies, beverages, and a visit from Santa! This is a safe and friendly atmosphere for autistic children and children with other disabilities to socialize and spread holiday cheer. https://ggcity.org/news-and-events/upcoming/9th-annual-ocautism-breakfast-santa

Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 16
Meet Santa at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott! Enjoy a breakfast buffet, chocolate fountain station, photo opportunities, arts & crafts, and waffle decorating station. For adults, bottomless mimosas are $10! Make a reservation on Open Table or call 949.487.7577 http://www.lagunacliffs.com/specials-en.html

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade   Dec. 19- 23
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

Knott’s  Merry Farm Through Jan. 6
Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol. Plus stroll through the merry streets of Calico for unique seasonal treats, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, traditional live Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village, an enchanting Snow and Glow show with nightly falling snow, and so much more. https://www.knotts.com/play/merry-farm/attractions

 

Orange County November 2018 Events

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

Shake, Burger and Roll at EATS Every Thursday
Shake it up every Thursday at EATS Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Irvine. Try specialty burgers paired with decidedly decadent adult milkshakes. Enjoy fresh burger inventions that go way beyond the expected, accompanied by boozy shakes that please the kid in you and the adult. https://www.destinationirvine.com/event/shake-burger-%26-rollat-eats/21009/

Ice Rink at the Spectrum Nov.-Jan. 2019
Outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Located in Giant Wheel Court adjacent to Nordstrom and Macy’s. https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/entertainment/attractions/ice-rink

Taste of San Clemente Nov. 2
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 attendees. For more information, please visit http://www.scchamber.com/

Dia de los Muertos Nov. 3
Noche de Altares, or a Night of Altars, is a community based Día de los Muertos celebration, where families, students, community organizations and businesses come together to create an authentic cultural experience that reflects Mexican tradition and what makes up the Santa Ana community today. The celebration will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in Santa Ana. http://www.nochedealtares.org/

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Nov. 3
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, games and more. http://balletetudes.com/events/SPFTea

Discovery Cube Presents: 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 event! http://oc.discoverycube.org/event/pumpkinlaunch

Dinosaur Dash Nov. 4
This event is a fundraiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, and this year you can run and ride for education! The Dinosaur Dash features four 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. https://www.tpsf.net/dinodash/

Sup N’ Shuck Nov. 5
This fundraising event gives guests the opportunity to experience a variety of hand-shucked oysters, champagne and sparkling wines, all while enjoying panoramic ocean views at the oceanfront restaurants. This event is 21+ from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. $95 pre-sale, $145 VIP. The Deck on Laguna Beach, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.494.6700 http://www.sipnshuck.com/

Miss. Fountain Valley Pageant Competition Nov. 10
The Competition for Miss. Fountain Valley 2019 will be held on November 10, 2018 at the Saigon Performing Arts Center in Fountain Valley. Contestants are women ages 17-25. http://www.missfountainvalley.com/

St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade Nov. 11
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. http://www.oldworld.ws/

Veteran’s Day Ceremonies and Parades Nov. 11
A list of all the Veterans Day celebrations in Orange County. https://www.orangecounty.net/html/veteransday.html

Orange Coast Whisky Classic  Nov. 15
Check out the annual top-shelf whiskey tasting experience, inside the new Porsche Irvine. Engage with your favorite brands in a way you can’t every day. Ticket includes access to an array of whiskey brands and cocktails to try, a keepsake tasting glass, and savory and sweet tastings from local restaurants, along with activities, entertainment, music and more! Plus a 1-year subscription to Orange Coast Magazine! https://www.orangecoast.com/whiskey/

Surfing Santa Competition Nov. 17-18
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. http://www.surfingsantacontest.org/

Plymouth Rock N’ Run Nov. 22
Come join us at Yorba Regional Park on the Santa Ana River Trail for this 11th annual event. Returning this year is the 10 mile course, costume contest and expanded festivities in our vendor area. NEW! Register your dog for the “Four-Legged Friend” division and cutest dog contest! https://www.plymouthrun.com/

Turkey Trot  Nov. 22
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

Thanksgiving Wobble Walk  Nov. 23
Presented by the Laguna Canyon Foundation, the Thanksgiving Wobble Walk is a casual two-mile hike. This event is suitable for ages 12+. https://www.visitlagunabeach.com/events/holidays/thanksgiving/

Tamale Festival  Nov. 25
This event is the largest tamale festival in Orange County, and is held on Euclid St., between La Habra Blvd. and Lambert Rd., as well as in Brio and Portola Parks, which are in that area. Activities will include a tamale contest, dance performances by local studios, musical performances, and the Mariachi Divas. http://www.lahabraca.gov/677/Tamale-Festival