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July 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawdust Festival  Through Sept. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Laguna Art-A-Fair  Through Sept. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fair’s peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.
777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-4514 / www.art-a-fair.com

NSSA National Championships  June 26-July 3
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events.
7am-5pm / Huntington City Beach
(760) 906-7423 / www.nssa.org

Festival of the Arts  July 5-Aug. 31
A juried fine art show featuring 140 of OC’s top artists in an open air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(800) 487-3378 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  July 7-Aug. 31
This iconic, long-running Orange County tradition combines artfully-costumed people, extravagant sets and theatrical illusion to re-create famous works of art on stage.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(800) 487-3378 / www.foapom.com

The Orange County Fair  July 12-Aug. 11
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
(714) 708-FAIR / www.ocfair.com

Kid’s Night Out: Camp Out  July 13
Participants will be able to create lasting memories with friends while we play games, tell camp stories, make s’mores and much more. Pre-registration is required.
6-8:30pm / Stanton Central Park / http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Artesanos Village Craft Fair  July 13
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
www.facebook.com/hechoenmexicogiftstore

Lake Forest Family Campout  July 13-14
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

Health, Education & Business Summer Expo  July 18
Health: Weight loss, health insurance information, personal training, dental, eldercare advice, nutrition. Education: Career guidance, apply on the spot, information of scholarships and grants, school information. Business: See the latest products from fellow vendors, networking and building business relationships, discover new business opportunities.
6-8pm / South Coast Village
(714) 541-5353 / www.santaanachamber.com

Costa Mesa ArtWalk Dance Battle  July 20
Brings community and the arts together for an afternoon of family friendly fun! Check out work by local artists, enjoy live music and watch a final dance battle.
2-6pm / Lions Park, Costa Mesa / www.travelcostamesa.com/artwalk

Ocean Festival  July 20-21
Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!” Competitions include the NEW Tandem Boogie Board contest, the NEW Pier Bowl Surf Classic, our world-famous Dory boat races, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim. Kid’s Dolphin Dash, ‘Groms Rule’ Surf Contest, and Fishing Derby. This year’s line-up includes a FREE beach concert, Sand Sculpting Contest, Woody Car Exhibits, and the Ocean Art Show.
San Clemente Pier / (949) 440-6141 / www.oceanfestival.org

Symphony at the Mission  July 21
Music Under the Stars and Pacific Symphony Co-present Pacific Symphony performs Broadway’s and Opera’s Greatest Hits.
7:15-9pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

Cypress Community Festival  July 27
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 entertainment.
7am-5pm / Cypress Community Center
(714) 827-2430 / www.cypressfestival.com

Healthy Junk 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!
4-10pm / 201 W Center Promenade, Anaheim / www.veganfaire.com

Illumination Foundation’s Carnival for Kids  July 27
Serves over 1,000 homeless and at-risk children and families. The community comes together to provide a carefree summer day of family fun that these children and families would otherwise not experience.
Noon-5pm / La Palma Park, Anaheim / www.ifhomeless.org

OC Yoga Festival  July 27-28
Enjoy yoga, meditation, sound healing, workshops, talks, live music, concert and more! Your ticket will give you access to yoga classes and workshops located in Huntington Beach. This event is for all ages and yoga levels; beginners and advanced welcome and free to attend the vendor village.
7:30-10am / SeaLegs At the Beach / www.facebook.com/ocyogafestival

Fighting For Me Warrior Festival  July 30
Live music, guest speakers, children’s costume contest, doggie costume contest, various local vendors, prizes, celebrity appearances, auction, food & drink, and the band “Flock of 80’s” to follow. We will take the largest group Warrior selfie to show other survivors they are not alone and we are fighting for them and Fighting For Me is here to help!
Noon-5pm / Outlets at San Clemente / www.fightingforme.org

4th of July Celebrations
All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Aliso Viejo
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
6-9:30pm / Grand Park / www.avca.net

Anaheim
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
7am-9:30pm / Canyon High & Peralta Park
www.anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org
Disneyland 4th of July Fireworks
9:30pm / Disneyland / www.disneyland.com

Brea
July 4 Country Fair
7am-3pm / City Hall Park / www.cityofbrea.net

Buena Park
July 4th Fireworks
9:30pm / Knott’s Berry Farm / www.knotts.com

Costa Mesa
Music of Hotel California with Fireworks
8pm / Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair / pacificsymphony.org

Cypress
Salute to America Celebration
4-9:30pm / Cypress College / www.cypressca.org

Dana Point
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
8:45pm / DP Harbor·Doheny State Beach / www.danapoint.org
Capt. Dave’s Fireworks Spectacular!
8-10pm / Dolphin & Whale Safari / www.dolphinsafari.com
4th of July Fireworks Cruises
7:30-9:30pm / Dana Wharf Sportfishing / www.danawharf.com

Fullerton
Festival and Fireworks Show
5-9:30pm / Fullerton H.S. Stadium / www.cityoffullerton.com

Huntington Beach
Parade, Celebration, Fireworks  July 3-6
Downtown Huntington Beach / www.hb4thofjuly.org

Irvine
Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival
3-9:30pm / Irvine High School Stadium / www.irvinepa.org

La Habra
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
4-9:30pm / La Bonita Park / www.lahabraca.gov

La Palma
Fitness Run for Fun & Fun Zone
7:30-10:30am / Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Ladera Ranch
4th of July Celebration
6am-9:30pm / Various Locations / www.laderalife.com

Laguna Beach
Fourth of July Fireworks
9pm / Heisler Park / www.lagunabeachcity.net

Laguna Hills
Fourth of July Celebration with Fireworks
4-9:30pm / Laguna Hills Community Center / ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Laguna Niguel
July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks
7:30am-9:30pm / Crown Valley & LN Regional Parks
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lake Forest
4th of July Parade
10am-noon / Toledo Way/Ridge Route / www.lakeforestca.gov

Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor & Seal Beach
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
4-9:30pm / Joint Forces Training Base / cityoflosalamitos.org

Mission Viejo
Street Faire & Firework Spectacular
Noon-9:30pm / Olympiad & Marguerite / www.mvactivities.com

Newport Beach
Old Glory Boat Parade
1-3:30pm / Newport Harbor: Collins Island / www.alyc.com
American Legion Festivites & Fireworks
7am-8pm / Post 291: 215 15th Street / www.al291.com
4th of July Cruise & Fireworks
7-9:30pm / Newport Bay / www.cruisenewportbeach.com
Independence Day on the Back Bay with Fireworks
2:30-10:30pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
(949) 729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com

Orange
3rd of July Celebration
4-9pm / El Modena High School / ca-orange.civicplus.com

Rancho Santa Margarita
Star Spangled Spectacular with Fireworks
8am-9:30pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club / samlarc.org

San Clemente
Fireworks Show
9pm / San Clemente Pier / www.san-clemente.org

San Juan Capistrano
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
3-9:30pm / SJC Sports Park / www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Santa Ana
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
5-9:30pm / Centennial Park / www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us

Tustin
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
6:30-9:30pm / Tustin High School Stadium / www.tustinca.org

Yorba Linda
4th of July Spectacular & Fireworks
5-9:30pm / Veterans Sports Park/Yorba Linda Middle
(714) 961-7160 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

June 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newport Beach Jazz Festival  May 31-June 2
Celebrate the kick-off of summer with a star–studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn.
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach / More Info

Rare Vintage Air VW Show  June 1
Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW d’Elegance to kick off the Prado & Classic weekends.
9am-3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Shea Center Annual Gala  June 1
With 400 guests in attendance, the evening includes silent and live auctions, live entertainment, music for dancing, and a gourmet dinner followed by the 2019 Michael Lewis Friends of the Disabled Awards honoring individuals/businesses that have made a difference in the lives of others at The Shea Center and in the community.
5:30-11pm / Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
(949) 240-8441 / www.sheacenter.org

Newport Harbor Underwater Cleanup  June 1
A hosted breakfast and lunch, live entertainment, partner exhibitor booths, raffle prizes, and a flurry of volunteers deployed around the harbor on Duffy electric boats to achieve the greater goal of a cleaner, safer harbor and ocean.
7am-2pm / The Balboa Bay Club / www.facebook.com/NHUnderwaterCleanUp

Corona del Mar Scenic 5K  June 1
Whether running the 5K course, participating in the 2-mile Celebration Walk, or simply cheering the kids on in the Youth and Dolphin Dash series, all registered participants are hosted to a complimentary restaurant row feast of local eateries. Don’t miss the festive post-event party complete with live entertainment, unique sponsors and vendors, awards ceremony and more.
6am / Ocean Blvd. & Heliotrope Ave.
(949) 673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com

Huntington Beach Concours  June 1-2
Classic Car & Motorcycle Show! A fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing they are also helping a worthy cause: The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center.
Huntington Beach Central Park / www.hbconcours.org

Dino Days  June 1-2
Experience the adventure as the Nature Park is transformed into Dino Days with life-size moving dinosaurs! The event will also have arts & crafts, a balloon artist, face painting, dinosaur displays, and much more.
10am-2pm / 26215 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest
(949) 461-3400 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off  June 2
The event features a one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, kids area, music, family-friendly contests, wine & beer booths, family plaza and carnival attractions.
11am-6pm / Old Town Tustin
(714) 573-3326 / www.tustinchilicookoff.com

Super Pet Adoption  June 2
More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals for adoption. This annual event features vendors, gourmet food trucks and a bake sale, a silent auction, and low-cost microchipping.
10am-3pm / Irvine Animal Care Center / www.cityofirvine.org

Dana Point ArtFest  June 2
Join us for this annual community celebration of fine art, live music, food, wine and beer gardens and more in the heart of the City’s Lantern District. FREE parking. Fine art and crafts, paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more!
10am-5pm / Dana Point Lantern District / www.dpartfest.com

Balboa Island Parade & After Party  June 2
Children on bikes, Island Dogs, decorated golf carts and floats, vintage cars, USC Marching Band, Keystone Cops, drill teams, marching bands, local dignitaries and much more! Come for the parade and stay for the after party featuring live music and dancing in the street at the fire station.
11am / 127 Marine Ave. / www.balboaislandnb.org

Celebration of the Arts  June 2
Dozens of artist exhibits and sales, including paintings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, sculptures, wood carving, glass art, mixed media and cultural activities. This is a family-friendly event offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community.
11am-4pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House & Hurless Barton Park
(714) 996-1960 / www.artsyl.org

Integrity Golf Classic  June 6
Business leaders unite for a day of networking, fundraising and team building on the putting green! Dinner & awards, and raffle.
10:30am / Maderas Golf Club, Poway / More Info

Annual Pier Swim  June 8
Get yourself in shape, practice your stroke, learn the motions of the waves and you’ll be in good company when the pier swim arrives. Join or watch this annual tradition as groups of swimmers from 12 years old and up swim approximately 1/2 mile around the Huntington Beach Pier. $25 entry fee.
7am / Huntington Beach Pier
(714) 960-8870 / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

KROQ Weenie Roast Luau & Beach Party  June 8
The Lumineers, 311, Silversun Pickups, The Revivalists, Catfish and the Bottlemen, X Ambassadors, Flora Cash, Smith & Thell, and The Regrettes!
Noon-9:30pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / More Info

Chili at the Beach  June 15
Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Tasting Contest. In addition, there will be children’s activities with kids’ games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley.
11am-5pm / Main St & PCH, Huntington Beach
(714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com

Newport Beach Art Exhibition  June 15
Watercolors, acrylics oil, photography, sculpture and mixed media from hundreds of artists will be on display and available for purchase. Enjoy a fun afternoon with art, food, wine, music, art activities for children and more!
1-6pm / Newport Beach Public Library
(949) 717-3816 / www.newportbeachca.gov

West Coast Cigar & Spirits Tasting  June 15
Here you will be able to sample some of the world’s greatest spirits and take home hundreds of dollars worth of premium cigars while enjoying live music, entertainment, giveaways and best of all, the camaraderie and friendly atmosphere that a great spirit and delicious smoke creates.
5:30-9:30pm / Hyatt Regency Newport Beach / www.eventbrite.com

White Glove Concours & Porsche Display  June 15
Enjoy seeing over 100 Porsches new and old on display.
9am-2pm / Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point / www.danapoint.org

Summer of Mud Run  June 15
Celebrate summer by running (or come cheer on the runners!) the approximate +5k course beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. The course is partially on the road and partially on trails and includes hills, water, professionally built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits.
9am / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado / www.irvinelakemudrun.com

Fete de la Musique  June 15
The event takes place in various parts of the world each June, in anticipation of the coming solstice. The free Laguna Beach celebration coincides with World Music Day in the spirit of all the music fans moving to the rhythm internationally.
Noon-4pm / Main Beach Park, Laguna Beach
(949) 715-7241 / www.lagunabeachsistercities.com

Summer Solstice Garden Gala  June 15
An evening “under the stars” with an evening of exquisite food, fine wines & moonlight dancing in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum at California State University, Fullerton. This annual event raises vital support for the living and historical collections of the Fullerton Arboretum.
Fullerton Arboretum / www.fullertonarboretum.org

Summerfest  June 20-23
Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and beer garden.
The Recreation Center and Sports Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 649-2760 / www.fvsummerfest.com

Make Music Day  June 21
Make Music Buena Park is part of the worldwide music celebration of Make Music Day, that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.
5-9pm / The Source OC, Buena Park / www.thesourceoc.com

Day of Music  June 21
Day of Music Fullerton is a unique festival of 150+ FREE concerts in in over 40 venues throughout the city of Fullerton, Calif. DoMF takes place simultaneously with similar festivities, currently in more than 700 cities globally in alliance with the internationally renowned Fête de la Musique.
www.thedayofmusic.com

Serve Los Al Volunteer Event  June 21-22
Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of service projects around the City of Los Alamitos at several of the nonprofit locations, senior resident homes, city parks and facilities.
(562) 430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Summer Suds Brewfest  June 22
40+ craft breweries with over 70 beers to taste. Festival will include live performances from The Microphone Doctors, Outerwave & Casey Sullivan and Friends. Visit our giant party game arena for some friendly competition and feast on some of Southern California’s best food vendors cuisine.
2-6pm / Miles Square Sports Park, Fountain Valley
(562) 495-5959 / www.summersudsbrewfestfv.com

Old Town Doggy Showdown  June 22
Free events, doggy games, live DJ, adoptable dogs and puppies, prize drawing, vendors and food trucks.
10am-1pm / Historic Town Center Park, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 444-9154 / www.fur-ever-home.org

Doheny Surf & Art Festival  June 22-23
Surfers Vendor Village, Surfers Art & Collectibles, Menehune (kids) Surf Contest, 60’s Surf Contest, Tandem Exhibition, Surf Tricks Exhibition, local surfboard shops, beer garden, live music, food, Polynesian dancing & healthy living demos!
9am-6pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
(949) 496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

Baroque Music Festival  June 23-30
This Festival provides astounding wealth and diversity of the Baroque era in a wide variety of ways. Large-scale works, with and without singers, are offered during Sunday concerts, while three mid-week programs give the opportunity to enjoy solo recitals and chamber music.
Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Corona del Mar
(949) 760-7887 / www.bmf-cdm.org

A Taste of Greece  June 28-30
Pastries, dancing, full-scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings.
Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine
(949) 733-2366 / www.irvinegreekfest.com

Sawdust Festival  June 29-Sept. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Laguna Art-A-Fair  June 29-Sept. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fair’s peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach / www.art-a-fair.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

May 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newport Beach Film Festival  Apr. 25-May 2
The Festival annually hosts several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience. This year’s festival will be screening over 300 features and short films and welcoming over 500 filmmakers and 50,000 fans to OC.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
(949) 253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Spring Citrus Fair  May 3-5
Showcasing the history of the La Habra Valley. Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free admission.
La Habra Boulevard between Euclid & Cypress / www.citrusfair.com

OC Marathon  May 3-5
Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Pledges to benefit eleven local children’s charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK).
(949) 222-3327 / www.ocmarathon.com

Soka University’s International Festival  May 4
Enjoy over 700 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! There will be lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions, ceramic sales, a children’s play area with bounce house, student projects and more!
10:30am-5pm / 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo / www.soka.edu

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta  May 4
Traditional Mariachi’s and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up authentic Mexican food fare and other activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game booths and a vendor area.
2-6pm / Max Berg Plaza Park, San Clemente / www.san-clemente.org

Rancho Days Fiesta  May 4
Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American tribes! Visitors will experience the past through music, dance, crafts, food and first-person presentations. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over. Under 3 free.
11am-3pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
(949) 923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

Like Totally Music Festival  May 11
Bringing music, style and memories to the beach! Event features national 1980’s bands. Tons of vendors for shopping. Lots of yummy food trucks and a full bar. Celebrity impersonators and an 80s themed costume contest.
11am-9pm / Huntington State Beach / www.liketotallyfestival.com

Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch  May 11
Hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water.
9am-2pm / The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach
(714) 913-5039 / https://oc.discoverycube.org

Rose Garden Tour  May 11
The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain (RSSM) sponsors Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tours of four unique and innovative private gardens in south Orange County. The self guided tour offers visitors magnificent floral and plant displays, garden architecture and ideas for environmentally sound garden practices.
Laguna Niguel & Portola Hills / www.rosesrosesroses.org

Open Garden Day  May 11
Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. This one day community event offers an array of activities: lovely gardens to tour, water-wise front yard sidewalk tour, garden expert talks & demonstrations, vintage cars to peruse, a street full of vendors selling unique garden treasures, and gourmet food trucks with plenty of tasty treats.
10am-4pm / Santa Ana / www.opengardenday.com

Yorba Linda Lobsterfest  May 17
The 32nd Annual Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Lobsterfest & Silent Auction! All you can eat Maine Lobster and Tri-tip.
5:30-11pm / Yorba Linda Community Center / www.yllobsterfest.com

Anaheim Children’s Festival  May 18
Free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to “try art.”
11am-4pm / Pearson Park / www.muzeo.org

Mariachi Festival  May 18
Will include entertainment “Battle of the Mariachis” and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.
9:30am-4pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1321 / www.missionsjc.com

Tustin LobsterFest  May 18
Entertainment, games, music and prizes. A fundraiser event that provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin/Santa Ana Rotary Club. All net proceeds from this event help pay for local Rotary programs throughout Tustin and Santa Ana.
4pm / Peppertree Park / www.tustinlobsterfest.com

Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival  May 18-19
Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours d’Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday.
1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton / www.muckcarshow.org

Doheny Blues Festival  May 18-19
The International Food Court at Doheny Blues will have a variety of authentic vendors sampling everything from BBQ Ribs to Cajun Sausage to Vegetarian Pitas. Our Vendor Village is strewn throughout the entire lawn at Sea Terrace Park and consists of 50+ different “storefronts.”
Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point / www.dohenybluesfestival.com

Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo  May 19
Multiple model kit vendors (cars, ships, planes, helicopters, tanks, and armored vehicles), 1/6 scale figure and armor vendors, toy soldier vendors, miniature gaming vendors, military book and decal vendors, documentary and movie DVD vendors, die-cast toy vendors, and more!
9am-3pm / Old World Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Balboa Island ArtWalk  May 19
The premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island’s summer season. This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Enjoy live music.
9am-5pm / Balboa Island / www.balboaislandartwalk.info

Santa Ana Zoo’s Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day  May 19
Guests can create conservation-friendly crafts and play fun games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living and a variety of special guests including members of the Santa Ana City Water District, Fullerton Arboretum and other community organizations.
11am-2pm / Santa Ana Zoo / www.santaanazoo.org

Taste of Brea & Business Expo  May 23
Visitors will enjoy dancing to live music featuring Cold Duck. A DJ will be present as well during the event while you indulge in tasty treats and beverages.
5-9pm / Downtown Birch St. Promenade / www.tasteofbrea.com

Strawberry Festival  May 24-27
“Celebrating Family.” A parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history. Rides, contests, Strawberry Festival Parade, vendor booths, charity food & game booths, showmobile performances, amphitheater performances, Garden Grove Strawberry Stomp 5K.
Euclid St & Main St, Garden Grove / www.strawberryfestival.org

Scottish Fest  May 25-26
Hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength like the hammer throw, putting the stone and caber toss. Part of the United Scottish Society, the festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage. OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.scottishfest.com

Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony  May 26
In partnership with Northwood Memorial Committee, a special candle lighting ceremony will be held and includes presentations by Gold Star families. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
4pm / Northwood Community Park / www.cityofirvine.org

Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony  May 27
Attendees can memorialize our troops’ sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board.
10am / Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
(949) 724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program  May 28
The program is sponsored by The American Legion Post 72 and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3173 and includes a variety of guest speakers, wreath presentations, and an Honor Guard Firing Salute.
11am / 1400 E Sycamore St. / www.occemeterydistrict.com

Veterans of War Memorial Day Event  May 28
Marine Corps Color Guard from Camp Pendleton. “Boots and Rifle” ceremony conducted by officers of Post 9934, and the bugle call, TAPS. Flowers to be placed on memorial for loved ones and friends who served our country.
10am / Pines Park, Capistrano Beach / www.vfwpost9934.org

Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K & 10K  May 28
Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion, this favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful OC cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center / www.lagunahillshalfmarathon.com

El Toro Memorial Park Memorial Day Program  May 28
Guest speakers, special musical performances, a wreath laying ceremony, and an honor guard firing salute.
11am / 25751 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest / www.occemeterydistrict.com

Fullerton Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
Patriotic speaker for this year’s event will be Captain Curt Jones, United States Navy. Free to the public, the program is sponsored by the nonprofit American Veterans Memorial Association and the City of Fullerton.
10am / Loma Vista Memorial Park / www.avmafullerton.org

Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
In honor of veterans who have lost their lives in battle. Hosted by the American Legion Post 133, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Jewish War Veterans. Event features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will officiate.
11am / Pier Plaza / www.surfcityusa.com

San Clemente Memorial Day Event  May 28
Keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Mount, United States Marine Corps, Wounded Warrior Battalion West.
11am / Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville / www.san-clemente.org

Santa Ana Memorial Day Program  May 28
Guest speakers, special musical performances, combined color guards with a parade of flags, a wreath presentation ceremony, cannon salutes and an honor guard rifle salute.
10am / 1919 E Santa Clara Avenue
(949) 951-9102 / www.occemeterydistrict.com

Memorial Day at the Nixon Library  May 28
Wreath laying and remarks by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. Renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will perform their classic setlist of All-American favorites in the East Room at 3:30pm.
11am / 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda / www.nixonfoundation.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

April 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Fine Art Gallery Artist Studio Sale  Apr. 5-7
Artists are bringing in their sketches and small hidden treasures for sale at greatly reduced prices.
31760 Camino Capistrano, SJC / www.missionfineart.gallery

Walk MS  Apr. 6
Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2-mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society’s mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
7am / Orange County Great Park, Irvine
(800) 486-6762 / https://secure.nationalmssociety.org

Disaster Preparedness Expo  Apr. 6
Emergency response vehicles, equipment, displays and informational booths. Ready America will also feature the “Big Shaker,” the world’s largest mobile earthquake simulator.
10am-2pm / Tustin Hangar / www.tustinca.org

Bunny Blast: A Seuss Eggstravaganza  Apr. 6
A fun-filled event for the entire family, with a day of activities including game booths, rides, music and other funny things.
10am-3pm / El Toro Park: 23701 Los Alisos Blvd, Lake Forest
(949) 461-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

AVCA Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast  Apr. 6
Egg hunts, face painting, community booths, balloon twisters, arts & crafts, Peter Rabbit pictures.
9-11:30am / Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater, Aliso Viejo
(949) 243-7750 / www.avca.net

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival  Apr. 6-7
A weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music! Up to four hours of unlimited craft beer tastings featuring over 150 craft beers.
1-9pm / Dana Point / www.sabrosotacofest.com

Wild West Steamfest  Apr. 6-7
Serves to celebrate two worlds merged – The Old West & Steampunk. This event which will include a beer garden and vendors, panels, Faro, Tea Dueling Blacksmith, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours.
11am-7pm / Heritage Museum of OC, Santa Ana / www.wildweststeamfest.com

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show  Apr. 6-7
This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.
10am-4pm / Fullerton Arboretum / www.fullertonarboretum.org

Bolsa Chica’s Earth Day Festival  Apr. 13
The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Don’t miss out on the eco-friendly fun!
10am-3pm / Conservancy Interpretive Center, Huntington Beach
(714) 846-1114 / www.bolsachica.org

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest  Apr. 13
Micro-Brews from all over Southern California. Enjoy micro-brew sampling, homemade food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment.
Noon-5pm / Left Coast Brewing Co. / www.scchamber.com

Gardenfest  Apr. 13
Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, San Clemente Art Association’s Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.
8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center / www.sanclementegardenclub.com

Community Cleanup Day  Apr. 13
Drive-thru drop off household hazardous waste, bulky items, e-waste or any other solid waste. Please be prepared to show proof of Cypress residency (valid driver’s license or utility bill).
9am-3pm / Cypress Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts / www.cypressca.org

Placentia Easter Eggcitement/Spring Carnival  Apr. 13
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt (children ages 12 and under), story time, crafts, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more!
10am-1pm / Kraemer Park / www.placentialibrary.org

Mayor’s Egg Roll on the Civic Green  Apr. 13
Sack races, various games and most importantly, egg races across the lawn. Photo opportunities with the Civic Center bunnies, bounce houses, face painting, train rides, and food.
10am-noon / Newport Beach Civic Center / www.newportbeachca.gov

Westminster Spring Festival  Apr. 13
Live entertainment, food, craft vendors, an extensive resource fair, fun children’s activities and of course … a visit from the Easter Bunny.
9am-3pm / Civic Center: 8200 Westminster / www.westminster-ca.gov

Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza  Apr. 13
The Easter Bunny will be hoping around! NO egg hunt. Children’s activities include: crafts, games, face painting, entertainment, instructor showcase and “Touch a Truck” where kids will get to climb, work on and “drive” a fun work truck.
9am-noon / Chapparosa Park / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Habra Egg Night  Apr. 19
This event is open to youth ages 7-13 years old. The cost is $10 per child, which includes all activities. Bring your empty basket and a flashlight and get ready for some fun!
7-8pm / La Bonita Park / www.lahabraca.gov

Yorba Linda Late Night Flight Light Egg Hunt  Apr. 19
For children 7-13 years of age. Special hunt for eggs in the dark! Flashlights, running shoes, and a basket to hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes will be required.
7:30-8:30pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Buena Park Spring Eggstravaganza  Apr. 20
Egg Hunt for kids 12 years and under at noon! Stage entertainment, children’s crafts, field games, a petting zoo, moon-bounces, visits with the Spring Bunny, candy scramble for children 12 years of age and younger. Pancake breakfast 8am.
9am / Henry Boisseranc Park / www.buenapark.com

Costa Mesa EGG-Citement  Apr. 20
A fun filled day with the Easter Bunny! Activities include: egg hunt, bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo and arts & crafts! Refreshments being sold by local schools.
9am-noon / Tanager Park: 1780 Hummingbird Drive
(714) 540-7355 / www.torellirealty.com

Yorba Linda Egg-Citement Hunt  Apr. 20
Children 2-9 years of age. Crafts, games, petting zoo, face painting and separate egg hunt areas for children ages 2-9 years. Bring your own basket to collect your goodies.
10am-noon / Hurless Barton Park / www.yorbalindaca.gov

San Clemente Sensational Springtacular  Apr. 20
Get ready for some photos & arrive on time to scramble for some eggs and hunt for the special golden egg!
9am-noon / Vista Hermosa Park / www.san-clemente.org

Etnies Egg Hunt & Festivals of Colors  Apr. 20
Visit with the Skateboarding Bunny, play in the bounce houses, make crafts and play fun games. Egg hunt zone and the event ends with a color blast.
11am-1pm / Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest / www.etniesskatepark.com

Tustin Easter Egg Hunt  Apr. 20
Bring a basket or a bag to collect all the treats! There will also be a inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, live music, game booths and an animal and puppet show on the main stage.
8:30-11:30am / Tustin Sports Park: 12850 Robinson Drive / www.tustinca.org

Dana Point Egg Hunts  Apr. 20
Discover the hidden treasure of candy and plastic filled eggs at Dana Point’s spring time Egg Hunts for children up to 10 years of age. There will be two Egg Hunts.
9-10am / Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park / www.danapoint.org

Los Alamitos Spring Carnival  Apr. 20
Egg hunt, family style carnival, games and food trucks. Free event which is for children ages 1-14 years and their families.
9-11:30am / Little Cottonwood Park / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Huntington Beach Easter Hunt & Family Fun Day  Apr. 20
Hunt for candy, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play a game at the many game booths, visit the various displays from Community Services, pancake breakfast, enjoy the live band, and try out some new classes.
9am-2pm / Sports Complex / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt  Apr. 20
Carnival games, crafts, egg hunts, and much more! The Egg Hunts will run continuously for ages 11 and under.
8:30-11:30am / Recreation Center & Sports Park / www.fountainvalley.org

Cypress Spring Egg Hunt  Apr. 20
Crafts, Face Painting, Activities, Egg hunt for children 4-11, Special Activity Area for ages 0-3 plus visits with the Easter Bunny.
10:30am / Oak Knoll Park: 5700 Orange Avenue / www.cypressca.org

Easter Eggstravaganza at OWV  Apr. 20
Easter egg hunt around OWV, Easter egg coloring, Easter egg run, sack race, face painting, and a group dance for all of you to the “Earth song.”
2-5pm / 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

La Habra Spring Family Eggstravaganza  Apr. 20
Eggs-Treme Kid Zone, with games, crafts, inflatables, balloon twisters, live DJ and more. To add to the excitement, eggs for the egg hunt will be dropped by a helicopter!
8am-noon / La Bonita Park / www.lahabraca.gov

Newport Beach Film Festival  Apr. 25-May 2
The Festival annually hosts several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
(949) 253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

SCC & Helicopter Golf Ball Drop  Apr. 26
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf on a world-class course.
Tustin Ranch Golf Club / www.sccollege.edu

Dana Point California Wine Festival  Apr. 26-27
Wine lovers find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. A live band keeps the beat all day.
Fri. 6:30-9pm, Sat. Noon-4pm / Yacht Club & Lantern Bay Park / www.californiawinefestival.com/dana-point

Pet Expo  Apr. 26-28
Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, and miniature horses. Pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.petexpooc.org

Doheny Wood  Apr. 27
Show is free to Woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display.
8am-3pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.socalwoodies.com

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour  Apr. 27-28
Stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, search for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, view the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoy a snack at the food and drink concessions.
10am-4pm / Santa Ana / www.floralpark.com

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! Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
Noon-4pm / Sports Complex at Talbert & Goldenwest / www.tastehb.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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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