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September 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

August 23, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Laguna Art-A-Fair  Through Sep. 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

International Street Fair  Aug. 30-Sep. 1
International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drink, entertainment and crafts.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza
(714) 633-4816 / www.orangestreetfair.org

Handmade Craft Fair  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
“Sip N Shop” Enjoy a glass of wine for a $2 donation.
Sat 3-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 889-2434 / www.losalamitosmuseum.org

The Great Labor Day Cruise  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
One of the largest and longest running events in the nation and one of a few that can offer non-stop cruising around a 1.25-mile cruise route set up at the 150-acre venue. Open to Pre ’87 American Made Vehicles, Pre 1974, VW’s of any model and Late Model Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers.
Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-4pm / OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa
(702) 534-0294 / www.thelabordaycruise.org

Civil War Days  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
Living history events like Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid recreations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park
(714) 425-2634 / www.hbhistory.org/civilwar

Knott’s Berry Farm Labor Day Sunday Fireworks  Sep. 1
Experience Ghost Town Alive! complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol’ western hoedown, and much more! Guests can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer’s story of the Wild West.
9:30pm / 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park
(714) 220-5200 / www.knotts.com

Red Cross Blood Drive  Sep. 6
A little of your time (30-60 minutes) could mean a lifetime for another – one pint of blood can save up to three lives!
2pm / King of Kings: 13431 Newhope Street, Garden Grove
www.redcrossblood.org

Tall Ships Festival  Sep. 6-8
The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages.
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute
(949) 496-2274 / www.tallshipsfestival.com

Honor a Hero  Sep. 7
Join us in Honoring Local Hero Angie Kardashian for her 9/11 work. The Exchange Club of Tustin and Sterling Collision Center will also be honoring two First Responders of Tustin. The event will conclude with Sterling Collision Center, Joe Kazemi Owner, Awarding a Local Veteran with a Brand New Car.
5:30-7pm / Elks Lodge: 1751 S. Lyon St., Santa Ana
www.exchangecluboftustin.org

Marines Car Wash  Sep. 7
Help support our troops. Donations accepted.
10am-2pm / Plaza De La Paz Center, Laguna Niguel
(949) 362-4300 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Orange County Craft Beer Festival  Sep. 7
This year there will be over 100 breweries serving over 160 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County.
Noon-7pm / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado / www.ocbrewhaha.com

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  Sep. 8-Nov. 3
Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day.
Old World Festival Hall
(714) 696-TAP1 / www.oldworld.ws

La Habra Movie in the Park  Sep. 13
Tonight’s movie is “Despicable Me 3.” Bring your blankets and chairs out to enjoy a fun family movie! Snacks will be available for purchase.
6-8pm / Our Lady of Guadalupe Church: 900 W. La Habra Blvd.
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

Honor the Valor  Sep. 13
This year, 50 Veterans will be honored. In doing so, each member of the DHHS Football Team will be wearing a camouflage jersey with their respective Veteran’s name on the back. At the conclusion of the game, each Veteran’s name and branch of service will be announced as they line up on the field and are presented with their game day jersey.
6-10pm / Dana Hills High School, Dana Point / www.dhfootball.com

Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars  Sep. 14
Dinner, music, dancing, and silent & live auctions throughout the evening. Money raised from the annual Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars is used to support YMCA programming for under-served children and families in the community.
6-10pm / Fullerton Family YMCA: 2000 Youth Way
(714) 879-9622 / www.ymcaoc.org

Art & Craft Festival  Sep. 14
Support your local artists. Featuring the best in handmade jewelry, artwork, home decor, pottery and live entertainment.
2-6pm / Art & Craft Festival, Laguna Hills
(949) 542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade  Sep. 14-15
This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana’s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, beer garden, performers each night, delicious food, vendors, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides for children of all ages.
Noon-10pm / Downtown Santa Ana
(714) 571-4227 / www.santa-ana.org/events

Jaws on the Plaza  Sep. 20
Grab a beach chair and enjoy the movie that started sharkmania, Jaws. Shark Trivia starts at 7:30pm and the free outdoor movie starts at 8pm. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and movie snacks will be available for purchase.
7:30pm / Fullerton, Downtown Plaza
(714) 738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com

The Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show  Sep. 20-22
American handmade creations, live entertainment, a Kidzone, specialty foods, prizes, demonstrations, and more.
10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
(925) 392-7300 / www.harvestfestival.com/costa-mesa

St. NorbertFest  Sep. 20-22
There will be great food, fun and games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment.
St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
(714) 637-4360 / www.stnorbertchurch.org

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair  Sep. 21
Local crafters and artists, No multi-level marketing vendors, Food sale including Eastern European, favorites, homemade jam & bake sale, Church talks at 11am & 2pm.
9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church: 995 N. West St.
(714) 533-6292 / www.annunciationbyzantine.org
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding

Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire  Sep. 21
Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center.
4pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 240-8441 / www.sheacenter.org

Caribbean Nights  Sep. 21
Live music, friends, neighbors and great Caribbean style food! Enjoy craft beers, select wines and tropical cocktails as you watch a traditional fire dancing show and Caribbean dancing. Try your chance at winning great prizes.
6-9pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
(949) 709-0013 / www.samlarc.org

Toast to the Casa 2019: The Enchanted Garden  Sep. 21
Support access to the arts, history and education! Event includes Multiple stages with live entertainment, Eclectic food and beverage fare, Exciting prizes and auction items, & a flawless patron experience with valet parking, ample seating and white-glove service.
5:30-10pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K  Sep. 21
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.
6:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier / www.motivrunning.com/surf-city-10miler

Yorba Linda Movie in the Park  Sep. 21
Join us at the park to watch “Wonder Park” on our 20ft inflatable movie screen. Seating is available on the grass so bring a blanket or low lawn chair.
Dusk / Hurless Barton Park / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Viking Festival  Sep. 21-22
Meet the Norse Gods and Viking Folk at the Living History Viking Village and Marketplace. Two stages of Live Music and Entertainment. Exotic food and drink. Brew Master’s Beers and Mead Garden. Axe throwing, KidZone, Live Viking Combat, Norway Heritage Hall, Games & Competitions.
Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm / 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista
www.VistaVikingFestival.com

Dozynki Harvest Festival  Sep. 21-22
Celebrating Polish culture with food, music dancing and exhibits. Dozynki is a celebration of thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th century Poland.
Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
(714) 996-8161 / www.polishcenter.org

Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show  Sep. 22
Hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more! Come for the cars, stay for the great dining and shopping!
10am-3pm / Dana Point Lantern District
(949) 496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

Ohana Festival  Sep. 27-29
In addition to offering a full day in the sun with a diverse music lineup, Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation.
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.ohanafest.com

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show  Sep. 28
The world’s largest one-day charity car show with over 3,500 vehicles on display and over 200 vendors and exhibitors. They get to cruise for 1.5 miles and/or park and just display their vehicles. Live music, food and vendors.
6am-4pm / OC Fair & Expo Center, Costa Mesa
(949) 353-7353 / www.cruisinforacure.com

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival  Sep. 28-29
Authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid-friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and Greek costumes.
Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-9pm / SJC Community Center
(949) 542-3445 / www.sjcgreekfest.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

September 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tall Ships Festival  Sept. 7-9
Live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Explore the historic tall ships and listen to the crew share tails of life at sea.
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute / www.ocean-institute.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Norbertfest  Sept. 21-23
The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Oktoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food, fun games, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment for everyone.
St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
(714) 637-4360 / www.stnorbertchurch.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title