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March 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy Daughter Prince & Princess Dance  Mar. 1
Princesses are invited to have an exciting night out with their “Prince Charming”. Activities include dinner, dancing, crafts and games. $20 per person.
6:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade  Mar. 2
“Everyday Heroes” Entries in the popular event range from civic and veterans organizations to school bands, floats, vintage automobiles, and light-hearted novelty groups. The parade also honors citizens who have served the community and those who have served the nation in time of war or national emergency.
11am / Laguna Beach / www.lagunabeachparade.org

GEMfest  Mar. 2
For Middle School girls in grades 6 through 8! Become part of the Girls Empowerment Movement to make changes in your life, your school, your community, and the world. Free snacks, a delicious lunch and a gift bag full of awesome swag.
9am-2pm / Sage Hill School, Newport Coast / www.gemfestoc.com

Los Olivos Community Park Dedication  Mar. 2
The event will showcase the new 12.5-acre park, which features lighted baseball and soccer fields, a lighted basketball court, four tennis courts, and a musical-themed playground inspired by the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
4-6pm / 101 Alfonso, Irvine / www.cityofirvine.org

Parenting OC’s Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree  Mar. 2
This year, Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. The Aquarium of the Pacific will be in attendance with the acclaimed Aquarium on Wheels, and back by popular demand is the Bubble-Dash Games. Come on down for this fun-filled, free family event.
10am-3pm / Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana
(714) 630-4510 ext. 8 / www.parentingoc.com

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival  Mar. 2
Takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. Decorate your very own lantern, take in live music, try your hand at solving a riddle, take a Chinese folk dance lesson and more!
11am-5pm / Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
(714) 556-2787 / www.pacificsymphony.org

Festival of Whales  Mar. 2-3 & 9-10
Celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale. In addition to whale watching, the festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!
See website for schedule. / Dana Point Harbor
(949) 472-7888 / www.dpfestivalofwhales.com

German Style Carnival FASCHING  Mar. 3
Families with children ages 4-17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com.
3-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5k Race  Mar. 3
These races are designed to raise the maximum amount of funds for nonprofits and charities while showcasing one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Southern California.
7am-noon / The District at Tustin Legacy
(714) 544-5341 / www.tustinhangarhalf.com

Hoag Classic  Mar. 6-10
Each year, the tournament raises over $1 million for Hoag and other local charities, totaling more than $20 million in its history-making, and is the most philanthropic event on the PGA TOUR Champions. Additionally, it attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf.
8am / Newport Beach Country Club / www.hoagclassic.com

South County Pet Expo  Mar. 9
This family- and pet-friendly event will 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.
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 858-1000 / www.adoptocpets.org/events

La Habra Races  Mar. 9
Includes a 5K race for all ages, as well as a 1K Kiddy Run (ages 6-9 yrs.) and a 50-Yard Diaper Dash (ages 3-5 yrs.).
6-9am / La Habra Marketplace Shopping Center
(562) 383-4211 / www.lahabracity.com

Kite Party  Mar. 9-10
Kite fliers connecting face-to-face with people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with. Kite Party is about socializing with people we have known for years, and meeting people we will know for years.
Huntington Beach Pier / www.kiteparty.com

Surfin’ Sundays Concert Series  Mar. 9-10
Enjoy shopping from local vendors on Saturdays and live music on Sundays throughout the Summer. Pier Plaza concerts are from 11am-5:30pm. Vendors will be in Pier Plaza all day, from 8am-5pm during the months of summer.
8am-5:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
(714) 465-4350 / www.surfingmuseum.org

Cherry Blossom Festival  Mar. 15-17
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.
Huntington Central Park / www.hbcbfest.com

El Presidente Ball  Mar. 16
Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.
6-10pm / El Adobe de Capistrano, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School  Mar. 16
Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment.
11am-4pm / Wilkins Town Square, Newport Coast
(949) 219-0100 / www.sagehillschool.org

Kids Night Out-Spring Break Party  Mar. 16
Spring Break brings plenty of opportunities for students to play outdoors. A light snack will be provided.
2-5pm / Stanton Central Park / http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run  Mar. 17
Twelve racing events plus a 5k Family Walk and Toddler Trot. In between races, participants and spectators enjoy the Youth & Fitness Expo is located adjacent to the start/finish area in Edward’s Big Newport. A fun family expo showcases products and services of community businesses. Bungee jumping, rock climbing, a skate park, massage, running footwear and apparel, shopping, and more.
6am / Fashion Island, Newport Beach / www.nmspiritrun.org

Saint 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. Free for Mission Members.
9am-3pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano / www.missionsjc.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande  Mar. 20
Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best mustache and/or beard). There is a $5 entry fee (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered. For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.
6-9pm / Swallow’s Inn, SJC / www.swallowsparade.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado  Mar. 23
The nation’s largest non-motorized parade. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop. Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.
11am / Downtown San Juan Capistrano
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Huntington Beachcruisers Meet  Mar. 23
A popular gathering of beach cruising vehicles manufactured through 1972, featuring nomads, woodies, VW Transporters, convertibles, steel wagons and other beach cruisin’ vehicles of the era. Vehicles will be on display throughout the weekend along Main Street and in Pier Plaza.
8am-4pm / Downtown Huntington Beach / www.hbcruisers.com

Mad Hatter Children’s Tea Party  Mar. 23
Guests will be treated to a delicious lunch and sweet treats, take part in a photo op with tea party characters and enjoy fun games and crafts. Tickets are $10 per person; complimentary for children under 12 months.
11am-2pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org

Birthday Bash  Mar. 24
Exciting plans are in progress for LOCA’s biggest fundraising celebration to date. The public is invited to enjoy amazing food and wines, interactive art activities and art auctions.
4-7pm / Neighborhood Congregational Church-Bridge Hall, Laguna Beach
(949) 363-4700 / www.locaarts.org

CRY OC – Holi By The Sea  Mar. 24
Bring color to a Child’s Life! Celebrate HOLI – The Festival of Colors! with Child Rights & You America, Inc. – Orange County, and ensure a brighter and more colorful future for children everywhere. Be ready to get very colorful and enjoy Amazing Bollywood music by Fusion Sounds!
11am-3pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach / www.cryamerica.org

Swing for the Sea Lions  Mar. 25
Benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center. 18 holes of golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A, beverages provided by Laguna Beach Beer Company, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more, a buffet dinner and contest opportunities. The helicopter golf ball drop, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony follow at 5pm.
Noon-7pm / Aliso Viejo Country Club
(949) 494-3050 / https://pmmcgolf.accelraising.com

CrabFest 2019  Mar. 29
Hosted by the Huntington Beach Lions Club. Enjoy all you can eat salad, chowder, crab and shrimp! During the event there will be a silent auction, raffle and live auction. Fundraiser will benefit a number of local charities and organizations, including Off the Streets Huntington Beach, Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach and many others.
4-7pm / Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park / www.eventbrite.com

Jazz Festival 2019  Mar. 29-30
Friday Concert: Enjoy small bites from the best local restaurants. Mix and mingle while enjoying hosted bars, a silent auction and more. Saturday Jazz Gala: A four-course gala dinner presented by the Executive Chefs from Monarch Beach Resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Laguna Cliffs Marriott.
Ocean Institute, Dana Point / www.ocean-institute.org

Laguna Niguel Senior Games  Mar. 30-31
Soccer, basketball, bocce ball, billiards, pickleball and table tennis. Opening Ceremony: March 29 at 6pm at Sea Country Senior and Community Center.
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

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 more!
10am-3pm / Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton
(714) 573-1025 / www.glitterfest.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

February 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dana Point Chamber Awards and Installation Dinner  Feb. 1
Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Jay Styles, and welcome our incoming chair, Michael Fox, at the 2019 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. We will also be inducting our 2019 Board of Directors and presenting the business awards in various categories.
6-9pm / Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
(949) 496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

HB APA’s “Fusion 2019”  Feb. 1-2
The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents ”Fusion 2019” by its Dance department. This year’s theme will be “Then and Now”–a glimpse at a century-worth of choreography trends and beginnings to the current trends of today.
Huntington Beach Union H.S. Auditorium & Bell Tower / www.hbapa.org

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon  Feb. 1-3
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 beachside beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive surfboard medals!
Huntington Beach / (888) 422-0786 / www.runsurfcity.com

Mother Daughter Winter Wonderland Tea  Feb. 2
Princesses of all ages are invited to a winter wonderland! Activities include creative crafts, enchanting story time, lunch, tea and a visit from a princess! Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant. $20 per person.
11am-1pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Monarch Butterfly Day  Feb. 2
OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at these magnificent creatures at the tenth annual Monarch Butterfly Day! Activities will include interpretive presentations, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. This event is recommended for ages 4 to 12.
10am-2pm / Mile Square Regional Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 973-6600 / www.ocparks.com/parks/mile

Rotary/CARE Car Show  Feb. 2
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. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
7:30am-2pm / SJC Center/Sports Park / www.sjcrotary.org

D. Yoder Family  Feb. 3 (Sundays)
Held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages. ‘Try out’ classical music with a free performance by the San Clemente High School Orchestra in Casa Romantica’s Main Salon! A Valentine’s Day craft station will be available for children.
10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Laguna Beach Music Festival  Feb. 6-10
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. See website for schedule.
(949) 553-2422 / www.philharmonicsociety.org/LBMF

Pathways of Hope – Look Who’s Dancing  Feb. 7
Competition with nine prominent members of the Fullerton community to end hunger and homelessness.
5:45-9pm / Fullerton College Campus Theater
(714) 680-3691 / www.pohoc.org

Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance  Feb. 8
Dance and dine the night away with that special man in your life- father, grandfather, uncle- whomever it may be. Dress up for a magical evening of fun and dancing. Register early, space is limited. Adult and children must register for this event.
6:30-8:30pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
(949) 707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Beethoven’s Firsts – Dana Point Symphony  Feb. 8
Dean Anderson, Conductor. Wan-Chin Chang, Piano. Program includes Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, First Symphony in C Major, and the Overture to Prometheus.
7:30pm / St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church / www.danapointsymphony.com

Mardi Gras Party – Senior Dance  Feb. 8
You’ll think you’re on Bourbon Street in the French quarter as we transform the Clubhouse for the Mardi Gras celebration. You’ll enjoy a savory and scrumptious dinner that will get you ready for some “Big Easy” dancing. $10 per person.
4-7pm / Lake Forest City Hall
(949) 461-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

TET Festival  Feb. 8-10
Helping preserve Vietnamese culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+ audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three-day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 388-6711 / www.tetfestival.org

9 to 5: The Musical  Feb. 8-24
9 to 5 is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie but remains relevant today with its message of empowering women in the workplace. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm / Curtis Theatre, Brea
(714) 990-7722 / www.curtistheatre.com

Sweetheart Dance  Feb. 9
Enjoy and afternoon of fun and dancing to music played by Close Harmony, a 10-piece band. There will be scrumptious appetizers and desserts served.
2-4pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Timberwolf 5 K Run/Walk  Feb. 9
Breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis.
6:30am / Northwood High School, Irvine / www.timberwolf5k.com

Art Crawl Experience  Feb. 10
“ACE” is an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for onlookers.
6-10pm / Downtown Anaheim Arts District
(714) 956-3586 / www.downtownanaheim.com

Kid’s Pet Parade  Feb. 16
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Best Domestic/Household Pet, Best Exotic Pet, Best Barnyard/Farm Animal, Best Bird.
10am / Los Rios Park, SJC / www.swallowsparade.com

St. Valentine’s Day Love Your Beach Cleanup  Feb. 16
Join us for our first Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year as we “love” Doheny back to good health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). Thank you for bringing along working gloves.
9am-noon / Doheny State Beach
(949) 496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

Paws FUR Pink® OC Run/Walk  Feb. 17
Participants can register to run or walk with their dogs and raise funds for charity paw-tners, which include Susan G. Komen Orange County and The National Canine Cancer Foundation.
8-11am / Irvine Regional Park, Orange / www.pawsfurpink.com

Celebration of the Muckenthaler Legacy  Feb. 21
Meet with the descendants of the Muckenthaler Family as they celebrate their heritage in their ancestral home.
7:30-9pm / Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
(714) 738-6595 / www.themuck.org

San Clemente Chamber Meeting of Members & Award Ceremony Dinner  Feb. 21
Do not miss this exciting night to see your local constituents, visit with friends, observe as the Chamber’s Board members are installed and the award winners receive recognition.
6-9pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Race on the Base  Feb. 22-23
Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. Activities for the whole family!
Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos
(562) 430-1073 / www.raceonthebase.com

Brave Race 5K & Kids Fun Run  Feb. 23
The City is teaming up with the Joyful Child Foundation to promote and support this amazing event designed to raise money to stop crimes against children.
8am / Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo
(866) 756-9385 / www.thejoyfulchild.org

Winter Crawl for a Cause  Feb. 23
The crawl starts at Malarky’s Irish Pub and will go to several local bars before ending at Blue Beet, where we will do a live charity raffle and attendees can enjoy a live performance by The Droppers. (Lead singer Joe Puccio is an avid supporter of CFF OC.) Each bar will feature drink special for participating attendees only, and several of the bars will also feature free food, donated by event sponsors.
1-6:30pm / Malarky’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach / www.eventbrite.com

Oso Fit Community Health Fair & 5k Fun Run  Feb. 23
Designed to promote health and wellness while raising money for Mission Viejo non-profit organizations. The Community Health fair will showcase more than 60 vendors in the wellness industry and inspire you to get fit! The event will feature a quarter and half mile Kids Walk/Run for children of all abilities. Register today. Community Health Fair is FREE.
7:30-11am / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo
(949) 441-0602 / More Info

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration  Feb. 23-24
To celebrate their 21st year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend … including $2.00 train rides! $2.00 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold.
10am-4pm / Irvine Regional Park, Orange
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

RBN 2019 Kick-Off Business Expo  Feb. 26
Big event! Lots of business connections!
5-8pm / Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove
(949) 830-5776 / www.rbnevents.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

January 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano  Through Jan. 6
Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.
5pm / 26801 Ortega Highway
(949) 234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

OC Chill Ice Rink  Through Jan. 7
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this holiday season. The outdoor Ice Rink will offer fun for the whole family. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. Helmets are optional and provided free of charge. Season passes, private lessons and private parties available.
Irvine Spectrum Center / www.skatespectrum.com

Bride World Expo  Jan. 5
150 florists, photographers, DJs, wedding venues, photo booths, invitations, décor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, a gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find amazing wedding planning values.
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.brideworld.com

D. Yoder Family  Sundays Jan. 6
Held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages. Wind down with a visit to the vivid gardens at Casa Romantica with FREE admission and self-guided tours!
10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Village Art Faire  Jan. 6
The first Sunday of every month. Fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, metal work, jewelry, fused/blown glass, candles, apothecary, home décor, leather work, botanicals, sculpture, textiles, and much more.
9am-3pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
(949) 218-5378 / www.villagesanclemente.org

Los Alamitos Chamber Installation Gala  Jan. 10
Celebrate the installation of the new board and honor those who do great in our community. Please contact the Chamber Office directly to donate items of $100 or more for the silent auction– 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Non-Profit of the Year.
6-10pm / On The Greens at the Navy Golf Course, Cypress
(562) 598-6659 / www.losalchamber.org

Laguna Hills State of the City  Jan. 11
Please join chamber members, business and community leaders, and elected officials, for the annual Mayor’s State of the City Address, where you will hear how city leaders plan to address the challenges and opportunities facing our city. Lunch free with RSVP.
11:30am-1pm / Heritage Room, Laguna Hills Community Center
(949) 542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com

HB APA’s “Side Show”  Jan. 11-13 & 18-20
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts presents “Side Show,” a musical based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. “Side Show” is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame, but denies them love. HB APA’s Musical Theatre department presents this annual fundraiser and show, which will be complete with opportunity baskets, auctions, and a pre-show one hour before each performance.
APA Studio Theater (Black Box)
(714) 536-2514, ext. 4025 / www.hbapa.org

Sister Cities Presents Gianne de Genevraye  Jan. 12
The Newport Beach Sister City Association, with special thanks to the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, will host a reception and conversation with international artist Gianne de Genevraye. Small bites and no-host wine bar. Gianne de Genevraye is a Contemporary Nature Artist who paints in public gardens and exhibits in public spaces. Her work focuses on contemporary approaches to nature.
6:30-8:30pm / Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room
(949) 650-0594 / www.newportbeachca.gov

Whale Talk & Walk  Jan. 12
Join us for a Naturalist-led presentation on whales, other cetaceans, and marine mammals that can frequently be seen from the Dana Point Headlands. Designed to introduce participants to the natural history of marine mammals, whale characterization, and interesting tidbits about these large and fascinating creatures of the sea. Second Saturday of each month.
9-11am / Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
(949) 248-3527 / www.danapoint.org

Artesanos Village Craft Fair  Jan. 12
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico, Placentia
(714) 353-7517 / www.hechoenmexico-giftstore.com

OC Festival of Speed  Jan. 12-13
We will have the opportunity to watch some of the world’s most extreme hypercars and exotics do what they do best – showcase their performance
abilities on a track with side-by-side racing, high speed passes, extreme acceleration, and maybe even the occasional burnout! Benefits the Special Olympics Southern California – Inland Empire Region.
9am-5pm / Auto Club Speedway, Fontana / https://ocfestivalofspeed.com

Discovery Day at Centennial Farm  Jan. 18
Gives guests an opportunity to take a self-guided tour through the farm with volunteers nearby to provide information and answer farm-related
questions. Reservations are required for groups of six or more children.
9am-noon / OC Fair & Event Center / www.ocfair.com

Aliso Viejo Chamber 2019 Gala  Jan. 18
An evening of dinner, dancing, and fun! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, moving into a sumptuous dinner with wine. Following a brief installation of 2018 officers, we will dance our way through the evening with old friends and new. Tickets are $50 per person.
6-10pm / Aliso Viejo Center
(949) 243-7042 / www.alisoviejochamber.com

2019 Miss Anaheim Competition  Jan. 19
Watch contestants from Anaheim and surrounding communities compete for over $10,000 in scholarships and awards. This is an official preliminary to the Miss California and Miss America competitions.
6-9pm / Anaheim Performing Arts Center-Servite High School
(714) 273-3935 / www.missanaheimpageant.org

Excellence In Placentia Gala  Jan. 24
Please join us for our annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. This year, we are adding Best Employer and Best Youth Volunteer to our list of honorees.
6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
(714) 528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction  Jan. 25
Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2018 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next year’s Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction.
6-11pm / The Fashion Island Hotel / www.newportbeach.com

Lake Forest SnowFest  Jan. 26
Pre-registration is mandatory. Tickets are sold out by the time of the event. Bring your family and friends to our annual winter event, SnowFest, featuring snow-laden slopes, snow play area, and guest appearances from visitors from a galaxy far, far away! Food and drinks available for a nominal fee.
11am-4pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 461-3459 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Fountain Valley State of the City Luncheon  Jan. 29
Panel discussion on City & Chamber goals for 2019.
11:30am-1:30pm / Los Caballeros Sports Village
(714) 962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com

Pizza with Police  Jan. 31
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9-12th graders at Fresh Brothers Pizza. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local Deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students!
5-7pm / 24002 Aliso Creek Road
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

December 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  Through Dec. 16
Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo and Santa!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Santa’s Workshop  Nov. 28-Dec. 19 (Wed., Sat. and Sun.)
Along with Mrs. Claus and the elves, Santa will greet all visitors with a cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane. You are welcome to take pictures of your visit.
6-8pm / Civic Center Plaza / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Aliso Viejo All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting  Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
5:30-8pm / Town Center Fountain / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Bazaar  Dec. 1
A holiday wonderland with vintage ornaments, twinkling lights, and a beautiful, majestic tree on the beach. Santa, carolers, hot chocolate, cider and home-baked goodies will be provided.
10am-5:30pm / Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach
(949) 376-6200 / www.crystalcove.org

Dana Point Winter Festival & Tree Lighting  Dec. 1
Santa visits, carnival games, craft fair, face painting, crafts, Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, the Mini Express train ride, petting zoo, pony rides and the annual tree lighting at 5:15pm.
Noon-5:30pm / La Plaza Park / www.danapoint.org

Lake Forest Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 1
Holiday melodies, cookie decorating, and story time with Santa to add to the wintertime magic. Registration is required.
8:30am & 11:30am / City Hall / www.lakeforestca.gov

Winter in the Grove  Dec. 1
Enjoy free seasonal refreshments, children’s activities, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and an unforgettable tree lighting ceremony. Unlimited snow slide rides are $5.
4-8pm / Village Green Park, Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

City of SJC’s Annual Christmas Celebration  Dec. 1
Live Nativity, kids cookie decorating & temporary holiday tattoo, free photo with Santa, free kids crafts, Christmas train ride, Christmas at the Mission and more!
4-9pm / Historic Town Center Park / www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Santa Paws  Dec. 1
Bring your pet and have their picture taken with Santa for a small fee. All proceeds go to support the Pet Project Foundation which supports the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.
10am-3pm / El Torito Courtyard / www.petprojectfoundation.org

Fullerton Winter Market  Dec. 1
Beer & wine garden, pictures with Santa, artisan craft & design vendors, holiday performances and food. Bring a toy to donate!
Noon-4pm / Downtown Fullerton Plaza / www.cityoffullerton.com

Santa’s Village by the Sea  Dec. 1
Tree lighting with Santa arriving on a firetruck. Christmas at the Casa: Holiday entertainment, crafts, cocoa & cookies. Puttin’ On The Glitz and Community Center Holiday Hoopla.
5-8pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente / www.villagesanclemente.org

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 1
Will feature guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase from local nonprofit organizations, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more!
4:30-8pm / Recreation Center & Sports Park / www.fountainvalley.org

Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland  Dec. 1
Free snow play, musical entertainment, tree lighting, snow sledding, Santa’s Village and toy drive for local charities.
4-7:30pm / St. Isadore Historical Plaza / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration  Dec. 2
Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations (thanks to water in his favorite flavor) while human guests relax with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Proceeds support the Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.
11am-2pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point / www.ritzcarlton.com

Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession  Dec. 2
An evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by musical director Michael Short.
3:30-7pm / Old Towne Orange Plaza / www.cityoforange.org

Irvine Winter Wonderland  Dec. 2
Games, crafts, entertainment, food and a tree-lighting ceremony. Joyful Jingles program and a visit from Santa Claus. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children up to age 12.
3-7pm / Irvine Civic Center / www.cityofirvine.org

Winter Toy Drive  Dec. 2
The toy drive will include a car show and food sampling. Toys will be donated to local organizations and nonprofits.
11am-3pm / Historic Main St., Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

‘Light a Light of Love’ Holiday Parade  Dec. 2
Parade participants include youth groups, a band, several classic cars and Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus on a Huntington Beach fire engine. Entertainment at Pier Plaza, a Taste of Main Street, and a snowflake lighting ceremony at the pier.
3:30-7pm / Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach / www.waymakersoc.org

Tree Lighting at Pines Park  Dec. 3
Santa visits, holiday characters, carnival games, Lil’ Dickens Carolers, dog costume parade, tree lighting, hot chocolate, cookies and dog treats.
3-5pm / 34941 Camino Capistrano / www.danapoint.org

Westminster Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 3
We will light the tree, sing carols, restock the “food closets” for the needy, and of course … be visited by Santa Claus himself.
6:30pm / Civic Center / www.westminster-ca.gov

Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting  Dec. 4
School performances, letters to Santa & Veterans, holiday crafts, train rides, visits with Santa and refreshments.
6-8pm / Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts / www.cypressrec.org

Tamale Festival  Dec. 5
Additional festival activities include two stages of live entertainment (Darden Sisters, Groupo Fenix & Mariachi Divas), Christmas Palm Tree lighting and visits with Santa.
4-9:30pm / Santa Fe Street, Old Town Placentia / www.placentia.org

La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting  Dec. 5
Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along.
5:30-8:30pm / Central Park Amphitheater / www.cityoflapalma.org

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 6
Live music and entertainment. Watch the holiday tree light up! Pictures with Santa are available for a fee. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
6:30pm / Civic & Cultural Center / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Jingle Jam  Dec. 6
Donated toys will go to Spark of Love. Those who donate will receive a front-of-the-line pass to see Santa Claus.
5-8pm / Eastgate Park, Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 6
Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, story time with the Stanton Library, and the lighting of the Stanton Central Park Christmas tree. A visit from Santa!
6-7:30pm / Central Park / http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Seal Beach Christmas Parade  Dec. 7
“The Magic of Christmas.” Marching bands, dancing groups, youth groups, equestrians, classic cars, local businesses, floats, military displays and more.
7-9pm / Main Street / www.sealbeachlions.org

Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 7
Enjoy holiday carols, stage entertainment, and tree lighting.
6-8pm / Tustin Library Courtyard / www.tustinca.org

Holly Jolly Lights Tour  Dec. 7-8
Your ticket includes an outdoor party with live entertainment, a holiday cookie and hot chocolate, a marshmallow for toasting and a warm fire.
6pm & 8pm / Mission Viejo Civic Center Plaza / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Nights of 1000 Lights  Dec. 7-8
Holiday celebration featuring a dazzling display of lights, live music, visits with Santa, hot chocolate and ‘smores!
6-9pm / Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar
(949) 673-2261 / www.slgardens.org

Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights  Dec. 7-8 & 14-15
“Western Wonderland.” Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards. Festivities begin at 4:30pm.
7-9pm / Dana Point Harbor / www.danapointharbor.com

Candlelight Walk  Dec. 7-9
Luminaria-lit paths and historic buildings and trees aglow with Christmas lighting. Victorian carolers, live entertainment, storytellers, visits with Santa, and refreshments.
5:30-8:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park / www.lakeforestca.gov

Yorba Linda Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
Breakfast, crafts, live entertainment and a chance to meet Santa!
9-11:30am / Yorba Linda Community Center / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Laguna Hills Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
Join us for a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts.
9-11am / Community Center & Sports Complex / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Westminster Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
After a visit with Santa, enjoy a morning of arts and crafts.
9-10:30am / Community Services Building
(714) 895-2860 / http://www.westminster-ca.gov

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair  Dec. 9
More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring about 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption. Vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping on-site and an opportunity drawing.
10am-2pm / Irvine Animal Care Center / www.irvineanimals.org

Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade  Dec. 9
An asphalt harbor tour where 50+ vessels travel through Villa Park. Activities at the VP Towne Center following the parade.
5-9pm / Village Park Towne Center / https://villapark.co

Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour  Dec. 9
Nine uniquely holiday decorated bay-front and island homes. Be sure to visit the shops on Marine and Agate Avenues for your holiday shopping and refreshments!
11am-4pm / Balboa Island / www.balboaislandnb.org

Cruise of Lights  Dec. 14-17 & 20-23
Join us for our 45-minute narrated boat tour through the sparkling waterways of Huntington Harbour. See thousands of lights on boats, decks, docks and homes, plus incredible animation. Benefits the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s nationally-recognized Youth Programs.
5:30-8:30pm / Huntington Harbour Mall
(714) 840-7542 / www.cruiseoflights.org

OC Autism Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 15
Family Resource Fair, continental breakfast, healthy snacks, refreshing beverages, and live entertainments in a safe and inviting atmosphere for children with Autism and other disabilities, their families & caregivers.
10am-2pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove / www.ocautism.org

Christmas and Nativity Play  Dec. 16
Old World Village plays host to the International Celebration of Christmas, a celebration that brings together a diverse group of churches, singers & dancers for a celebration that highlights the meaning of the season.
5:30pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Muckenthaler Holiday Festival  Dec. 16
Family-friendly activities, live music, art workshops for children, arts & crafts sale, and an appearance by Santa Claus.
Noon-4pm / 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton / www.themuck.org

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade  Dec. 19-23
The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30pm and will last approximately 3.5 hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of waterfront estates.
(949) 675-0551 / www.christmasboatparade.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

November 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship  Oct. 27-Nov. 4
This event will make history as the first edition to feature gender equality, offering equal slots for boys and girls on each team. Watch future Olympians surf the waters of Surf City USA and be a part of the opening ceremony, event, and awards.
Huntington City Beach / www.isasurf.org

Taste of San Clemente  Nov. 2
Enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews. Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug. In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts. Cocktail attire. No jeans.
6-10pm / Casino San Clemente
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Irvine Holiday Faire  Nov. 2-3
More than 100 talented Southern California artists showcase unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more. Festive holiday music and selected food items for purchase in collectible ceramic bowls and mugs.
9am-4pm / Irvine Fine Arts Center / www.irvinefinearts.org

Trash Bag Fashion Show  Nov. 3
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Beach UHSD, presents its annual “Trash Bag Fashion Show,” a fun afternoon of amusement and student-choreographed dancing held by the APA Dance Department. This year’s theme: “Trash ‘N Roll.”
11:30am-4pm / Dwyer Middle School, Huntington Beach / www.tututix.com/client/apadanceguild

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea  Nov. 3
Experience the time-honored, classic ballet “The Nutcracker” come to life as Ballet Etudes welcomes you to this one-of-a-kind “tutu” cute tea party. Enjoy 15 themed tables, full Tea Service with Sandwiches, Pastries, Desserts and a Beverage. Meet Nutcracker Characters in costume and enjoy Story Time.
4-6pm / Senior Center in Central Park, Huntington Beach
(714) 469-0142 / www.balletetudes.com

OC United Partners with Rotary for Second Annual Pumpkin Run  Nov. 3
A 5k, family-friendly, costumed, walk-run on the Fullerton Trails. Proceeds will go to under-resourced families and children in Fullerton. A post-race party will be held at Fullerton High School Stadium with more fall festivities.
6:30am-noon / Juanita Cooke & Hilscher Trails Park, Fullerton
(714) 515-3085 / www.ocunited.org

Mayor’s Ball  Nov. 3
Presented by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce.
6-10pm / Mile Square Golf Course, Fountain Valley
(714) 962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com

Big Adventure  Nov. 3-4
The ultimate music, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming event. Special musical guests include Modest Mouse, Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos and more, while the comedy stage brings performers Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Kristen Schaal and Natasha Leggero.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.bigadventurefest.com

Serving Up Style  Nov. 4
AVPFirst is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Wall of Champions Induction Ceremony and Serving Up Style Fashion Show fundraiser. Recognizes the significant professional and personal contributions of individuals that have paved the way for the advancement and growth of beach volleyball.
4:30-7pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach / www.avp.com

Dino Dash (Run, Walk, Ride)  Nov. 4
Hosted by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, The Dinosaur Dash is an annual event where walkers, runners, bikers, and volunteers raise money benefiting the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation and local public schools.
5:30-10:30am / The Market Place, Tustin / www.dinosaurdash.net

Art & Nature Family Festival  Nov. 4
Art, nature, and science activities for all ages. Free admission. The museum opens its doors for free to visitors of all ages and offers a variety of interactive art, nature, and science activities, environmental information booths, and face painting.
2pm / Laguna Art Museum: 307 Cliff Drive
(949) 494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org

The Celebration of the Beautification of Los Alamitos  Nov. 5
Join the celebration and visit local businesses and nonprofits. Free food, popcorn, ice cream, performances, bouncers and games.
4:30-6pm / Serpentine & Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 431-3538 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Holiday Boutique  Nov. 9
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, stop by for a glass of wine and enjoy our fashion show while shopping for unique products. All to benefit San Juan Children’s Education Foundation.
Noon-9pm / Bella Collina Golf Club, San Clemente / www.sanjuanchamber.com

Cypress Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 9
A special luncheon and tribute to our veterans.
11am-1pm / Senior Center: 9031 Grindlay St.
(714) 229-2005 / www.cypressca.org

Mission Basilica School Serenade Gala  Nov. 9
“Sky Full of Starts” Dinner, auction and dancing. Celebrating 90 Years of Education in the San Juan Capistrano Community.
5:30-11:30pm / The Ritz-Carlton – Laguna Niguel
(949) 234-1385 x2 / www.missionbasilicaschool.org

California Wine and Food Festival  Nov. 9-10
California’s best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.
Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach
(800) 936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show  Nov. 9-11
Shop more than 70 local, national and international vendors selling everything from beads and gems to fossils, crystals, meteorites and home décor. The show is free and open to the public; parking is $5.
Hilton Costa Mesa / www.mzexpos.com

Wounded Warriors Softball Game and Veterans Fair  Nov. 10
Double-header with local celebrities vs. Wounded Warriors Championship Team. Kids games, activities and inflatables! Fun for the whole family.
1-4pm / Saddleback College Baseball Stadium, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3003 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Driftwood Festival  Nov. 10-11
Locally sourced food trucks and restaurants serve great artisan nibbles! In addition to 100’s of craft beers to taste, the music stage is jammed packed full of amazing country music.
Noon-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.driftwoodfest.com

Huntington Beach Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
Join the Huntington Beach Mayor and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133. Celebrate the veterans who gave themselves for their country. The valor, dedication, and heroism of veterans will be acknowledged, for without them we would not have the freedom we enjoy today.
11am / Pier Plaza / www.surfcityusa.com

Totally Tustin Food & Wine Festival  Nov. 11
Taste incredible cuisine from top Tustin restaurants, sip on fine wines, revel the night away to live music.
6-9pm / The Hangars in Tustin
(714) 573-3803 / www.tustinchamber.org

City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 11
Join the City of Orange as we honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches. Open to the general public and all veterans, current military, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.
2-3pm / Depot Park: 100 N Atchison St.
(714) 744-5599 / www.cityoforange.org

Surf City Veteran’s Day Car Show  Nov. 11
Over 500 mixed cars and models. Proceeds benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America.
9am-2pm / Huntington City Beach / www.surfcityusa.com

La Habra Veterans Day Event  Nov. 11
The theme this year is “Honoring our Heroes.”
1pm / La Habra Community Center
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

Stanton Veteran’s Day Celebration  Nov. 11
The celebration will include a formal ceremony, a special message from the Mayor, guest speakers, flag folding ceremony, rifle salute and much more. A reception will be held at City Hall upon the ceremony’s conclusion. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
9-11am / Veteran’s Memorial Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Mission Viejo Veterans Day  Nov. 11
Included in this year’s program is a celebration of the 2018 Mission Viejo Veteran of the Year, with musical performances by Sgt Rachel Bartlett. Following the ceremony will be a reception outside on the Orchard Terrace.
2-4pm / Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
(949) 470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Brea Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 12
10-10:45am / Brea War Memorial Brea Civic & Cultural Center
(714) 990-7600 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Letters to Santa  Nov. 12
Santa has asked us to help him by collecting letters in our “North Pole” mailbox in front of the Crown Valley Park Registration Office. We will forward the letters to the North Pole for a response from Santa. Santa will be able to write one return letter per family at one address in Laguna Niguel.
8am-5pm / 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Mayor’s Thanksgiving Breakfast  Nov. 15
Hosted by the Tustin Community Foundation, this event is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays. It will be an inspirational morning with our city’s Mayor Al Murray, members of the city council, local business and community leaders, city and school district representatives and nonprofit volunteers.
7-9am / Salvation Army Tustin Ranch Church
(714) 721-0337 / www.tustincommunityfoundation.org

City of Stanton Star Party  Nov. 16
The City of Stanton and OC Astronomers will be hosting a free star-gazing Star Party event for families to looks at planets and other stellar objects through telescopes and discussions with amateur astronomers about the sky, equipment, and involving in astronomy. Early arrival is suggested.
7-9pm / Stanton Central Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Nutcracker Craft Boutique  Nov. 16-17
Admission is $2, with proceeds benefitting youth, teen and family programs, and parking is free. Over 250 vendors will be on-site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day, or both, to shop for one-of-a-kind items.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting  Nov. 17
Santa, Snow and Small Town Cheer!
4-8pm / Eisenhower Park
(562) 799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

PurpleStride Orange County  Nov. 17
When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 2018, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
9am / William Mason Regional Park – Shelter 5, Irvine / https://secure.pancan.org

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  Nov. 17-Dec. 16
Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much more!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Dana Point Turkey Trot  Nov. 22
Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants in its 5K, 10K, Combo, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health and Wellness Expo.
6-11am / Dana Point Harbor / www.turkeytrot.com

Tamale Festival  Nov. 25
In addition to tamale vendors, the event will include a tamale contest, general vendors, an art walk, dance and musical performances and more! The City’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is now part of the event.
10am-6pm / Euclid St. between La Habra & Lambert
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabratamalefestival.com

All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting  Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
5:30-8pm / Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain
(949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

October 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knott’s Scary Farm  Sept. 20-Oct. 31
The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking
in the fog and hiding in every corner.
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park / www.knotts.com

Octoberfest Orange County  Sept. 29-Oct. 21
Every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy German beer, traditional Bavarian food, live entertainment, dancing, music and more on the oceanfront.
Noon-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront / www.octoberfestoc.com

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk.
See website for schedule: www.lahabracity.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another summer with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  Through Oct. 28 (Wednesday through Sunday)
Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests and do the Chicken Dance!
Old World Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

German Unity Day Celebrations  Oct. 4
We’ve serving FREE FOOD to the 1st 500 people in line. In order to get the FREE FOOD you have to have a ticket and be one of the 1st 500 guests. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.
7-10:30pm / Old World Village Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival  Oct. 4-7
You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews.
Newport Beach Civic Center / www.newportwineandfood.com

Tustin Tiller Days  Oct. 5-7
The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-8pm / 17522 Beneta Way
(714) 573-3326 / www.tustintillerdays.org

Autumn Harvest Festival  Oct. 6
Trick-or-Treat stations, Adventure Maze, and visit the Haunted School House. Children of all ages can participate in ghoulish games, costume contests and the pumpkin decorating zone.
4:30-8:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
(949) 923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational  Oct. 6-14
North America’s most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.
Festival of Arts Grounds / www.lagunapleinair.com

San Clemente Sea Fest  Oct. 7
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.
9:30am-3pm / San Clemente Pier / www.scchamber.com

Sandcastle Contest  Oct. 7
Thousands of sightseers will descend on “Big Corona Beach” to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.
10am-3:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach / www.newportbeach.com

Haunt at Heritage Hill  Oct. 12-13
Haunted House, Mazes, Goblins, Music, Stage Performances, Classic Horror Movie Screening. Wear your costume!
6:30-10:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
(949) 923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

Boot Hill  Oct. 12-13, 19-21 & 26-28
The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for 8 nights, transforming the residence into the old church and cemetery that once occupied this hallowed ground.
16 Goldenrod Lane, Irvine / www.legendofboothill.com

Art in the Park  Oct. 13
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.
10am-4pm / Newport Beach Civic Center / www.newportbeachartsfoundation.org

The Heritage Festival and Parade  Oct. 13
Parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30am followed by the parade and band review at 9:30am. The festival begins at 9:30am and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.
Tri-City Park, Placentia / www.placentia.org

Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival  Oct. 13-14
Explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live music, Wild West reenactments, handmade arts and crafts, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, and contests.
Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds / www.silveradocountryfair.org

Spooktacular Fun Days  Oct. 13-14
Enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a treat town, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, entertainment, crafts, inflatables, face painting, community booths, carnival games, food concessions and more.
9am-4pm / The Great Park, Irvine / www.cityofirvine.org

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K  Oct. 13-14
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 PCH, Huntington Beach / www.motivrunning.com

Haunted Trails  Oct. 18-19
Dare to walk the Haunted Trails experiencing medieval life and all of its tales. When the sun sets, the trails will open, guides will escort groups of 10 guests through the halls and tents.
6:30-10pm / Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us

CHOC-Littlest Angel Guild’s Great Kitchens & Garden  Oct. 19
This self-guided tour, our guests will view 6 stunning homes located in Peralta Hills and Yorba Linda. “Tasty Bites” and sips. Also, shopping can be done at the “Petite Boutique.” The Geronsins are honored to sponsor “The Hacienda of Angels” home – please come by to see us! Event supports CHOC Children’s Hospital.
10am-4pm / Anaheim & Yorba Linda / www.littlestangelguild.org

Silverado Days  Oct. 19-21
Games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun. Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Baby Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more!
William Peak Park, Buena Park / www.silveradodays.com

Historical Cemetery Tour  Oct. 20
Docents will guide visitors through scenes that played important roles in the history of the county, culminating in a presentation in Fairhaven’s beautiful 1916 mausoleum.
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana / www.santaanahistory.com

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt  Oct. 20
Celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.
5:30-8:30pm / Picnic sites A and B / www.parks.ca.gov/doheny

Yappy Howl-O-Ween  Oct. 25
The chance for pups to strut their stuff in their costumes.
4-7pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel / www.ritzcarlton.com

Halloween Spooktacular/Moonlight Movies  Oct. 26
Carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, a costume parade and entertainment. “Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie” and “Poltergeist”.
3-9pm / Dana Point Community Center / www.danapoint.org

Anaheim Fall Festival/Halloween Parade  Oct. 27
Game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, a children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating.
6pm / Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim / www.anaheimhalloweenparade.org

Spooky San Clemente  Oct. 27
A haunted maze, a mystical magic show, a costume contest and parade, a movie on the lawn (Monsters, Inc. at 6pm), and ghostly games.
4-7pm / Community Center: 100 N Calle Seville / www.san-clemente.org

Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat  Oct. 27
Trunk-or-treating, treasure hunting, games, costume contests and more! Be sure to dress in your Halloween best and bring a bag for all of your loot!
5-7:30pm / Little Cottonwood Park / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree  Oct. 27
Spooky train, carnival games, crafts, bounce houses, goodies, and more! Pumpkins available for sale at the Pumpkin Patch.
1-4pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

Halloween Fun with Family and Friends  Oct. 27
Games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!
Noon-4pm / Stanton Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Villa Park Halloween Fest  Oct. 27
Costumed children will have the opportunity to visit local merchants for treats throughout the Towne Centre. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, commemorative photos and pumpkin carving.
4-7:30pm / Villa Park Towne Centre / www.vpcsfoundation.org

Casa Creepy: Haunted House  Oct. 27, 28 & 31
Encounter ghosts, mummies, and creepy surprises around every corner during spooky tours of our historic 1927 home.
7-9pm / Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Dia de los Muertos Car Show & Concert  Oct. 28
Trophies for top 15 cars/trucks, top ten motorcycles, top five bikes/pedal cars, and top three Ofrendas. Food, drinks, live music, cars, and shopping!
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center / www.ocmarketplace.com

Happy Hallowiener Doggy Dress Up & Kids Costume  Oct. 28
The kids can enjoy the dog races, carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house, DoDo the chicken, and more …
2-7pm / Old World Village Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

Kidz Block Party  Oct. 31
Face painting, pony rides, games, bounce house, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, raffles, prizes, entertainment and free candy.
5-9pm / Downtown Brea / www.kidzblockparty.com

Cypress Halloween Carnival  Oct. 31
Family Games, Entertainment and Trick or Treat! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event.
6-9pm / Cypress Community Center / www.cypressca.org

Main Street Halloween Fest  Oct. 31
Pony rides, petting zoo, costume contests and more.
4-8pm / Downtown Huntington Beach / www.hbchamber.com

La Palma Halloween Carnival  Oct. 31
Carnival games and those who dare to find their way through a maze PLUS, new this year is the Carved Pumpkin Contest!
6-8:30pm / Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Halloween Howl  Oct. 31
Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy.
3-5pm / Columbus Tustin Activity Center / www.tustinca.org

Fall Family Festival  Oct. 31
Trick-or-Treat in a fun and safe environment, inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest and join the child and pet costume parade.
2-5pm / Rancho Santa Margarita Central Park / www.samlarc.org

Trunk-or-Treat  Oct. 31
A safe Halloween event with trick or treating, games and meal. Kids come in costume and there will be photo opportunities.
6-8pm / King of Kings Lutheran Church/School, Garden Grove
(714) 530-6584 / www.kingofkingsgg.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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Festival of Arts  Through Sept. 1
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  Through Sept. 1
Ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”). Incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach / www.foapom.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series  Sept. 2
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this HB tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, like concert bands, Latin bands, and hot swinging big bands.
5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand
(714) 891-6856 / www.hbconcertband.org

Dana Point Concerts in the Park  Through Sept. 9 (Sundays)
A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road
(949) 248-3530 / www.danapoint.org

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk.
See website for schedule: www.lahabracity.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

International Street Fair  Aug. 31-Sept. 2
International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costumes. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. Food, drink, entertainment and crafts provided.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza / www.orangestreetfair.org

Tall Ships Festival  Sept. 7-9
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. Explore the historic tall ships and listen to the crew share tails of life at sea.
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute / www.ocean-institute.org

Friday Fall Flicks  Sept. 7 & 21
Seating is on a grassy field. Bring a blanket or low chair, so you don’t obstruct viewing. Dress warmly as it may cool down once the sun sets. Please, no pets, smoking or alcohol. Snacks will be available for purchase.
7-9pm / Marina Hills Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Dana Point Lobster Fest  Sept. 8
Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club’s Dana Point Lobster Fest. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh East Coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music and dancing.
4-10pm / Doheny State Beach / www.danapointlobsterfest.org

Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Fall Festival  Sept. 8-9
Discover a riveting new contemporary piece by Ballet West Guest Choreographer Christopher Sellars, enjoy the classic beauty of Swan Lake Act II, and delight in the exuberance of Expressions, a company creation.
Golden West College Theater, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8150 / www.gwctheater.com

Heroes Day Event  Sept. 9
The City of Lake Forest is honoring local heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice by naming the ball fields at Heroes Park in their honor. The ceremonies will feature the OCSD Mounted Honor Guard, two OCSD helicopters and more.
10am-noon / Heroes Park / www.lakeforestca.gov

Oktoberfest Small Breed Dog Races  Sept. 9-23 (Sundays)
Come see these small dogs race to the finish line during. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.
3-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  Sept. 9-Oct. 28
Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German beers, bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, hamburgers, pork sandwiches, strudel, pretzels & more. Old World Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony  Sept. 11
Join the City of Rancho Santa Margarita as we pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and observe the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
5:30-6pm / Civic Center Plaza, RSM / www.cityofrsm.org

Orange County Craft Beer Festival  Sept. 15
This year there will be over 100 breweries serving over 250 craft & imported beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County.
1-4pm / Lake View Park, Orange / www.ocbrewhaha.com

Coastal Clean Up Day  Sept. 15
Join us at Doheny to participate in one of the largest volunteer events in the world as volunteers from up and down the coast join together to remove trash from our beaches and waterways.
9am-noon / Capo Beach Park, Dana Point / www.danapointchamber.com

Hometown Heroes Concert  Sept. 15
The concert will be honoring and celebrating La Palma’s own Hometown Heroes –veterans, active serving military, police and fire personnel for their tireless service.
5-7pm / La Palma Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Dozynki Harvest Festival  Sept. 15-16
Celebrating Polish culture with food, music dancing and exhibits. Dozynki is a celebration of thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th century Poland. Polish folk dancers in traditional costumes plus delicious polish food such as freshly prepared stuffed cabbage, traditional pierogi, authentic Polska Kielbasa and Polish beer.
Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
(714) 996-8161 / www.polishcenter.org

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade  Sept. 15-16
Celebrates Santa Ana’s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, beer garden, performers each night, delicious food, vendors, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides.
Noon-10pm / Santa Ana Civic Stadium / www.gandcproductions.com/FiestasPatrias

Balboa Island Carnival/Taste of the Island  Sept. 16
Family fun, games, bungee jump, great food, pie-eating contest, DJ music, wine & beer garden, fashion walk.
1-5pm / Marine Avenue / www.visitnewportbeach.com

Senior Expo  Sept. 21
Enjoy Life, Be Healthy and Plan for the Future. Raffles, door prizes, health screenings, 30+ vendors.
9am-noon / 24602 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival  Sept. 21-23
Features a parade, carnival, food and car show in Fairview Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community. Event includes, fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.
Fri 5-9pm, Sat & Sun noon-9pm / Fairview Park, Costa Mesa / www.cmnhlions.com

St. Norbertfest  Sept. 21-23
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, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment for everyone.
St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
(714) 637-4360 / www.stnorbertchurch.org

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair  Sept. 22
One of a kind handmade items from local crafters. No multitiered marketers. Real art and handmade items! Attention foodies! Food will be sold, including handmade Eastern European favorites, baked goods and homemade jam!
9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Anaheim
(714) 533-6292 / www.annunciationbyzantine.org

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show  Sept. 22
The world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer. Live music, food and vendors.
6am-4pm / OC Fair and Expo Center, Costa Mesa
(949) 353-7353 / www.cruisinforacure.com

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire  Sept. 22
Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations.
4pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 240-8441 / www.sheacenter.org

Irvine Global Village Festival  Sept. 22
Featuring more than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids’ crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace.
10am-6pm / Orange County Great Park
(949) 724-6606 / www.irvinefestival.org

Lantern District Classic Car & Motorcycle Show  Sept. 23
This event is free to the public and will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more! Come for the cars, stay for the great dining and shopping!
10am-3pm / Dana Point Lantern District
(949) 496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

Race for the Cure Orange County  Sept. 23
Susan G. Komen Orange County’s signature fundraising event to provide local breast health services and fund national breast cancer research.
6:30am-noon/ Fashion Island, Newport Beach
(714) 957-9157 Ext. 26 / www.komenoc.org/race

Ohana Fest  Sept. 28-29
Craft beer, wine, signature cocktails, as well as artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks will be available all-day long. Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation.
Noon-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
www.ohanafest.com

Battle of the Bands  Sept. 29
Brian Young and the Blues Band, and Blues Racket Band. Enjoy food from local restaurants – included with ticket Sip beer, wine and spirits. Win great prizes in our raffle Support the Ocean Institute in a silent auction.
5-9pm / Ocean Institute, Dana Point
www.sanddollarguild.org/tickets

Taste of Lake Forest  Sept. 29
The Taste of Lake Forest is a great opportunity for Lake Forest restaurants to promote their unique cuisine to the local and surrounding communities.
Noon-3pm / Foothill Ranch Towne Centre Food Festival
(949) 461-3567 / www.lakeforestbusiness.com

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival  Sept. 29-30
Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes.
11am-10pm / SJC Community Center / www.sjcgreekfest.org

Orange County Children’s Book Festival  Sept. 30
Authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much more.
9:30am-4pm / Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
(714) 838-4528 / www.kidsbookfestival.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

August 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing   July 28-Aug. 5
In addition to the surf competition, includes skateboarding and BMX bike competitions, movie premieres, vendor exhibitions, demos and art exhibitions.
Huntington Beach Pier / www.vansusopenofsurfing.com

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  Through Aug. 10
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

The Orange County Fair  Through Aug. 12
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.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.ocfair.com

Garden Grove Free Summer Concert Series  Through Aug. 16 (Thursdays)
There will be free activities for kids in the Kids Zone! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
6:30-8:30pm / Eastgate Park
(714) 741-5168 / www.ggcf.com

Orange Concerts in the Park  Through Aug. 22 (Every Wednesday)
See website for lineup.
7-8:30pm / Hart Park Bandshell
(714) 744-7294 / www.cityoforange.org

Festival of Arts  Through Sept. 1
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  Through Sept. 1
Audiences are amazed and enchanted by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series  Through Sept. 2 (Sundays)
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups.
5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand
(714) 891-6856 / www.hbconcertband.org

Sawdust Festival  Through Sept. 2
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing!
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Dana Point Concerts in the Park  Through Sept. 12 (Sundays)
Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park / www.danapoint.org

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club.
Dusk / See website for schedule. / www.lahabracity.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

La Habra Corn Festival  Aug. 3-5
Food, Rides, Games, Music and fun for the whole family. Enjoy hot buttery Corn on the Cob, great sandwiches, sweet warm Funnel Cakes and other tasty treats. Be sure to visit the new Corn Festival Marketplace. Parade on Saturday at 9:30am.
See website for schedule. / El Centro Lions Park
(562) 691-3482 / www.lahabracornfestival.com

Cruisin’ For the Cause  Aug. 4
Presented by The Johnny O Foundation and Old World Village. Raffles for “Cool” prizes. The event is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks! Market consists of a Farmers Market, food and drink, collectibles plus arts and crafts from displayed by vendors from all over. Free parking and free admission.
Old World Village West parking lot, Huntington Beach
(602) 751-7522 / www.thejohnnyo.org

Furry Friends Pet Fair  Aug. 4
Everything to keep your pets happy and healthy including pet exams, low-cost vaccinations, micro-chipping and more. Several vendors will be on hand with products and giveaways.
9am-Noon / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center & Vista Park
(949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Civil War Days  Aug. 4-5
Heritage Museum will offer two days of learning from both the Confederate and Union soldiers as they reenact daily routines during the civil war. See large and small Civil War weapons and artillery, experience canon fire demonstrations and visit their blacksmith shop for interactive activities.
3101 W Harvard Street, Santa Ana
(714) 540-0404 / www.heritagemuseumoc.org

Cordova Park Camp Out  Aug. 4-5
Family fun activities, including giant life-sized games, crafts, a flashlight hike, and more! S’mores and breakfast provided with registration. Please bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, water bottle, and tent (stakes are OK). No pets please.
4pm-10am / 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo
(949) 859-4348 ext. 5722 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Newport Beach Lobsterfest  Aug. 5
Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event. Live entertainment on from our stage located on the beach. A percentage of the proceeds go to Leadership Tomorrow and
Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire.
3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
(949) 478-3468 / www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series  Aug. 5 & 12
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park / www.cityofirvine.org

Rancho Summer Nights  Aug. 11
Tyrone Wells is a singer/songwriter with over 60 million Spotify streams, 55 thousand albums and 400 thousand singles sold. Bring your low lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Food trucks will be available, no alcohol permitted.
4-8pm / Saddleback Church Rancho Capistrano
(949) 609-8000 / www.saddleback.com

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival  Aug. 12
Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music, contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more.
9am-7pm / Avenida Del Mar / www.scchamber.com

Brea Fest  Aug. 17
Talented live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, along with theatre performances. Over 35 area restaurants will provide food and beverage
samples with taste tickets being sold for only $3 each.
6:30-10pm / Brea Civic & Cultural Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.cityofbrea.net

Paws in the Park  Aug. 18
Bring your four-legged friends for a fun-filled day with activities for pets and humans alike. Pet-related vendor booths, an obstacle course, races and a pet fashion show.
10am-2pm / Stanton Central Park
(714) 379-9222 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Pacific Wine and Food Classic  Aug. 18-19
This all-inclusive event offers incredible food from our top local chefs, wines, beers and premium cocktails on the sand.
2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina / www.pacificwineandfood.com

Plum Festival  Aug. 19
This is a fun family day to celebrate with your family and friends. Live music, carnival games, face painting, plum cakes, plum crepes, Berliners, BBQ kitchen and Wiener Dog races. Free admission!
2-6pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Mission Viejo Restaurant Week  Aug. 20-26
No passes, tickets or coupons are required for this scrumptious event. Instead, diners may simply visit participating restaurants during the week to enjoy then restaurant options. See website for list of participating restaurants.
(949) 441-0602 / www.mvrestaurantweek.org

Wedgewood Aliso Viejo Summer Wedding Fair  Aug. 22
This fun event showcases the center’s vast amenities and gives couples and families the chance to tour the property, meet vendors, sample delectable appetizers and entrees, toast with drinks and play wedding games.
6-8:30pm / Aliso Viejo Center
(949) 425-2555 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

One Spirit Many Souls Dance & Music Festival  Aug. 25
Guest artists, international dancers, food, craft vendors. Kamakani Komohana Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the preservation and education of Polynesian
culture, dance, and music.
2-7pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Splash-In Movie & Recreation  Aug. 25
Grab your swimsuit, floatie and family, and come on down to the pool for a movie. Swim and float in the pool while Secret Life of Pets plays on the big screen. Lifeguards will be on duty. Recreation swim fee is $2 per child and $4 per adult.
6:30pm / William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine
(949) 724-6717 / www.cityofirvine.org

Barks & Brews Fundraiser  Aug. 25
Celebrate National Dog Day with Outlets at San Clemente and Pet Project Foundation. Sniff, schmooze and sip craft beer and enjoy the following activities: Doggy Costume
Contest with prizes, craft beer & cocktail tastings, photo booths, food truck, live entertainment, free treats, dog-friendly vendors, face painting & balloon animals.
4-7pm / San Clemente Outlets
(949) 492-1617 / www.petprojectfoundation.org

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo  Aug. 25-26
Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding.
30753 La Pata Road, SJC / www.rmvrodeo.com

Elvis Festival  Aug. 26
Themed “Always on Our Minds,” the event brings together Elvis fans and tribute artists who emulate the King of Rock and Roll. Activities include the King of Cadillac Car Show, a
new Hound Dog Motorcycle Ride and Show presented by Lifestyle Cycles, food trucks, and more!
10am-6pm / Historic Main Street Garden Grove
(714) 267-4657 / www.facebook.com/ElvisFestival

Senior Fitness Expo  Aug. 31
This free event will include health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
Noon / Rancho Senior Center, Irvine
(949) 724-6800 / www.cityofirvine.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

 

July 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  Through Aug. 10
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12
Join the recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk. See website for schedule.
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series  June 24-Sept. 2 (Sundays)
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, like concert bands, Latin bands, and hot swinging big bands.
5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand
(714) 891-6856 / www.hbconcertband.org

Sawdust Festival  June 29-Sept. 2
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing!
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Fountain Valley Concerts in the Park  July 5, 12, 19, 26 (Thursdays)
The concerts are a family, fun, and free event to the public. Come early for the Fountain Valley Market in the Park & Food Truck Frenzy from 4:30-8:30pm.
6-8pm / Recreation Center & Sports Park
(714) 593-4400 / www.fountainvalley.org

Festival of Arts  July 5-Sept. 1
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

MissionFest – Wine-Food-Music  July 7
MissionFest™ brings unique and entertaining outdoor events with a flair of elegance, created and themed to honor the California Missions. Wine, craft beer, fine food and music enthusiasts are all invited to join in these unique celebrations.
Noon-6pm / Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at SJC / www.eventbrite.com

Pageant of the Masters  July 7-Sept. 1
Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

German Heritage Day  July 8
Enjoy free food for the first 500 people, as well as the Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, German American Brass Band, carnival games, face painting, and Wiener Dog races.
2-6pm / Old World Village Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series  July 8, 15 & 22
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park
(949) 724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

The Orange County Fair  July 13-Aug. 12 (Wednesdays through Sundays)
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.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.ocfair.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  July 13-Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

Campout at the Sports Park  July 14-15
Enjoy the evening playing games, making crafts and singing campfire songs under the night sky. Participants must provide their own tents, sleeping bags and any other personal items. Don’t forget to bring your appetite because dinner, dessert and breakfast are included!
5:30pm-10am / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 461-3400 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Dana Point Concerts in the Park  July 15-Sept. 12 (Sundays)
A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park / www.danapoint.org

Ocean Festival  July 21-22
Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!” Competitions, beach runs, bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show and children’s events.
San Clemente Pier / www.oceanfestival.org

Taste of Yorba Linda  July 27
Unlimited Food and Drink Tastings with purchase of a wristband. Wristbands: $55 presale or $65 at the door. Hosted by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce.
6-11pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 993-9537 / www.yorbalindachamber.org

Cypress Community Festival  July 28
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.
9am-5pm / Cypress Community Center, Oak Knoll Park
(714) 827-2430 / www.cypressfestival.com

OC Yoga Fest  July 28
Tons of yoga and meditation classes all day along with live music, healthy food, reiki, crystal bowl sound healing, card reading, vendor booths and fun with the local yoga community. The vendors village will be on 5th street outside for everyone to enjoy with live music and fun.
8am-10pm / Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach / www.ocyogafestival.com

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing  July 28-Aug. 5
In addition to the surf competition, includes skateboarding and BMX bike competitions, movie premieres, vendor exhibitions, demos and art exhibitions.
Huntington Beach Pier / www.vansusopenofsurfing.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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