Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Through Nov. 5
Wednesday through Sunday. Enjoy authentic German Food, imported
German Beers, German Bands, an army of Beautiful Shot Girls, and other
festivities, competitions, games & more.
Old World Festival Hall www.visitoldworld.com
Taste of San Clemente Nov. 3
Join us for an elegant evening at the breathtaking historic Casino San
Clemente, where you'll experience delicious food and tastings from
our favorite area vineyards and microbrews. For over 30 years, the San
Clemente Chamber of Commerce has captured the culinary hearts of
locals at the Taste of San Clemente. This cocktail-style celebration will
include music and dancing, live entertainment and a fabulous silent
auction with dozens of wonderful baskets and gifts. Each guest will also
receive a commemorative wine glass or beer mug.
6-10pm / Casino San Clemente www.scchamber.com
The Great Junk Hunt Nov. 3-4
Discover vintage, farmhouse, handmade, industrial, up-cycled and re-
purposed goods from over 100 vendors. Don’t miss out on one of the top
markets in the country! It’s a round-up of curated vendors selling their best
goods, plus no party is complete without cocktails, live music and aisles
of junkin’ treasure.
Fri 4-9pm, Sat 8am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center
Aliso Viejo Health & Safety Fair Nov. 4
Health screenings, resources, expired medicine disposal, emergency
backpack sales, and Touch a Truck.
9am-12pm / AV Ranch www.avcity.org
Irvine Holiday Faire Nov. 4
More than 100 talented local artists will showcase unique handmade gifts
for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics,
jewelry, folk crafts, clothing, and more. The faire offers the opportunity to
shop while experiencing the excitement of the season.
10am-4pm / Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex
949-724-6880 / www.irvinefinearts.org
Walk to End Alzheimer's Nov. 4
The world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s
care, support and research. This year’s fundraising goal for the Huntington
Beach Walk is $273,000.
10:30am / Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach https://act.alz.org
Ladera Pride Community Celebration Nov. 4
A community celebration that will provide a safe space for members of the
LGBTQ+ community, allies, and friends to gather and celebrate.
4-6pm / Town Green, Ladera Ranch www.laderalife.com
Step Up for Kids Walkathon & Car Show Nov. 5
The Assistance League of Capistrano Valley's Step Up for Kids Walkathon
& Car Show is our biggest fundraising event of the year. The “Just Having
Fun” car group will feature classic cars along the route for you to enjoy
and snap photos of while being cheered on. You can help support in
need CUSD children and Camp Pendleton families by participating in the
walkathon, donating to the campaign or sponsoring the event.
9-11am / Dana Point Yacht Club www.assistanceleague.org
2023 ISA World Para Surfing Championship Nov. 5-11
The World Para Surfing Championship gathers over 130 adaptive surfers
from more than 30 countries to compete in various assist and non-assist
Huntington City Beach www.isasurf.org
Discovery Day at the Farm Nov. 7
Self-Guided Tours: Volunteers are present to provide information. Radish
Seed Planting: Children will plant a radish seed to take back to school.
Chick Education: Learn about the chick development process. Oxen
Demonstration: Demonstration days vary depending on the volunteers’
schedules. Crops Education: Seasonal varieties. See Livestock Animals:
Swine, goats, sheep, cattle, rabbits and poultry.
9am-12pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.ocfair.com
La Habra Veterans Day Program Nov. 10
10:30am / La Habra Community Center
562-383-4200 / www.lahabraca.gov
Laguna Niguel Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11
Show your appreciation by honoring those who have served to protect our
liberty and defend our freedom. Refreshments following the ceremony.
11am-12:30pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center
949-425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Ladera Ranch Veterans Day Event Nov. 11
This is a wonderful family event to honor our local veterans and families
publicly and thank them for their service. This event is organized by Lion's
Heart Group 2025.
10am-1pm / Town Green www.laderalife.com
Irvine Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
The City of Irvine hosts a special ceremony in the Formal Garden to pay
tribute to our nation’s troops — past and present. The event is free and
open to the public.
11am-12:30pm / Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org
Tustin Veterans Day Celebration & Car Show Nov. 11
This fun-filled day will include a ceremony to honor Veterans, speeches,
live music, a beer garden, food trucks, and more.
10am-2pm / Veterans Sports Park
714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
Stanton Veteran's Day Ceremony Nov. 11
In honor of the men and women in our community that have served or are
serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
9-10am / Veterans Memorial Park
714-379-9222 / www.stantonca.gov
City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11
2-3pm / Veterans Memorial at Depot Park
714-744-2225 / www.cityoforange.org
Orange County Wine Fest Nov. 11-12
Enjoy 3 hours of unlimited wine tasting for the price of a good bottle of
wine. The Orange County Wine Fest (OCWF) is bringing you a diverse
group of wine from around the world under one roof. From crisp, refreshing
whites to deep-flavored reds, whatever your preferred grape, you’ll find
plenty to discover and love at the OCWF.
OC Fair & Event Center - The Hangar
Gourmet Guys & Gals Nov. 12
Enjoy a wide variety of delicious appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and
amazing desserts. Benefitting the Children's Museum at La Habra.
12-3pm / La Habra Community Center
562-383-4242 / www.lahabrachamber.com
Charity Classic Golf Tournament Nov. 13
After 50+ years in the building materials industry, Resource Building
Materials and West Coast Sand & Gravel will be hosting their 6th annual
Charity Classic Golf Tournament, in which 100% of the proceeds will go
directly toward supporting World Help. World Help is a humanitarian
organization serving the needs of people in impoverished communities
around the world.
7:30am / Los Coyotes Country Club, Buena Park
Letters to Santa Nov. 13-Dec. 8
Would you like to receive a letter from Santa? Santa has asked the City
of Laguna Niguel to help him by collecting letters in our "North Pole"
mailbox inside Crown Valley Community Center. We will then forward the
letters to the North Pole for a response from Santa! See website for details.
Crown Valley Park, Laguna Niguel
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Elf Yourself 5K Nov. 18
Post race expo. Candy cane lane. Pet parade. Benefits local chamber
nonprofits. This is a fun family event for all!
9am / Lake Forest Sports Park
Mission Viejo Gifts & Goodies Boutique Nov. 18
This juried show features more than eighty talented artisans who display
hand crafted items for holiday decorating, gift ideas, ornaments and
specialty items to help with your gift shopping list this year. Free admission
and free parking!
8am-5pm / Norman P. Murray Community Center
949-830-7066 / www.mvactivities.com
Nutcracker Craft Boutique Nov. 18-19
Shop from 280 vendors that display one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted holiday
gifts, decorations, food, and collectibles. Shoppers can also pick up a
quick snack or beverage in Food Alley. Sorry, no strollers are allowed inside
the Boutique. Kidwatch babysitting services will be available for $2.50 per
hour per child.
Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
714-990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanup Nov. 19
Surfrider North OC is hosting a beach cleanup inside the State Beach
located at Beach Blvd/PCH the day after Darker Waves music festival to
make sure the beach is clean!
10am-2pm / State Beach
949-259-3254 / http://northoc.surfrider.org
Sawdust Art Festival's Winter Fantasy Nov. 19-Dec. 18
Shop handcrafted gifts of art, and experience the Sawdust during
the holidays with three entertainment stages with live entertainment,
photos with Santa, winter themed art classes, glassblowing and other
demonstrations, a petting zoo, puppet shows, falling snow, carolers and
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
Winter Fest OC Nov. 24-Jan. 7
This year, we’re introducing an outdoor ice skating trail and a real snow play
area, including snowball throwing zones, sledding and a snow carousel for
the little ones. Also, we’ve got an all-new holiday market featuring talented
local artisans. Returning attractions include sliding down the thrilling
150-foot-long ice tubing slide and a tour through the magical “North Pole
Journey” with four unique lands filled with wonder, interactive discoveries
and so much more!
OC Fair & Event Center – Lot A
Seasonal Adventures Christmas Trees Nov. 24-Dec. 12
Seasonal Adventures has the best quality and freshest Christmas Trees in
SoCal! All our Christmas Trees are cut one to three days prior to shipping.
Our full-service location will help you pick the best type of tree for your
home, cut it fresh and load it onto your vehicle. If you like your tree to have
a “fresh fallen snow” look, we have a large selection of flocked trees to
choose from. We sell guaranteed-for-life Christmas tree stands, gorgeous
fresh garlands, wreaths and a variety of Christmas accessories.
11am-9pm / OC Fair & Event Center
Mission Viejo Santa's Arrival & Lighting Ceremony Nov. 27
Fun activities, music, holiday performers, live reindeer and food for
purchase. Keep your eyes open to see some of Santa’s special friends from
the North Pole. Santa will arrive atop of a fire engine at 6pm and will help
ring in the spirit of the season by turning on the holiday lights in Mission
3-6pm / Civic Center Plaza
949-830-7066 / www.mvactivities.com
Aliso Viejo Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Nov. 30
Enjoy the holiday cheer, train rides, ornament making, community and
aerial performances, magical snow fall, and a visit form Santa Claus as we
light the 22-foot tree.
5-8pm / AV Town Center Fountain & Amphitheater
949-425-2550 / www.avcity.org