Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Sept. 17-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
Sandcastle Contest Oct. 1
This year’s theme, “It’s a Zoo Out There,” celebrates all things
animal. Show off your “wild side” with some great sand
sculptures! In addition to incredible sand creations, the event
will feature music, food, and kids activities.
10am-4:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach
949-729-4400 / www.newportbeach.com
Orange County Children's Book Festival Oct. 1
Meet and get autographs from some of your favorite superstar
authors and illustrators. Enjoy professional storytellers, family-
friendly entertainment, FREE admission and parking, and more.
9:30am-4pm / Orange Coast College
German Unity Day Celebrations Oct. 4
This historical day marks over 300 years of German immigration
to the USA and marked the end of the Cold War in 1989, which
paved the way for reunifying the Federal Republic and the
Democratic Republic of Germany.
6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
714-895-8020 / www.oldworldhb.com
Cypress Community Festival Oct. 6-7
Includes an early morning 5K / 10K run, a pancake breakfast, car
show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber
of Commerce business expo, children's rides, arts and crafts
booths and four stages with continuous entertainment.
Fri 5-9pm, Sat 12-8pm / Oak Knoll Park
Tiller Days Oct. 6-8
An opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County's
agricultural heritage. Features a parade, carnival, rides, food
See website for schedule. / Columbus Tustin Park
714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
Mardi Gras Gala Oct. 7
Enjoy an evening of unlimited beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres,
an amazing meal, and an opportunity to witness dreams come
true LIVE for children battling cancer and other life-threatening
illnesses. This is our largest event of the year, and we are excited
to go bigger than ever before.
6-10pm / The Ranch, Anaheim
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 7-15
During the 9-day plein air art festival, the invited artists will paint
the coastlines, canyons and street scenes in Laguna Beach and
beyond. Purchase original paintings created during the week,
meet the artists, and attend a variety of events.
See website for schedule. 949-376-3635 / https://lpapa.org
Elvis Festival Oct. 8
An all-day tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, the Elvis Festival
will feature a classic car show, Elvis tribute artists, fan clubs,
vendors, and more!
10am-6pm / Historic Main Street, Garden Grove
714-267-4657 / www.ggcity.org
Glitterfest Oct. 8
This blend of jewelry, folk art sculpture, paper whimsy, and a
sprinkling of vintage home decor is a one-of-a-kind So Cal event.
10am-3pm / Spring Field Banquet Center, Fullerton
714-573-1025 / www.vintagewhimzy.com
Newport Beach Film Festival Oct. 12-19
The NBFF seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and
contemporary filmmaking from around the world.
Placentia Heritage Festival and Parade Oct. 14
Car show, parade, live music, family-fun games, crafts, local
vendors, food, beer, a business expo, and military appreciation!
See website for schedule. / Tri-City Park
714-993-8232 / www.placentia.org
Doheny Wood Car Show Oct. 14
Over 150 Classic Woodies and Beachcruisers. Food, friends, fun,
raffles and awards.
8am-3pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Irvine Global Village Festival Oct. 14
The annual festival incorporates the best of Irvine’s historic fall
festivals and includes kids' activities, local and global cuisine, a
global marketplace, music, art, and exhibits.
10am-6pm / Great Park
949-724-6600 / www.cityofirvine.org
Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival Oct. 14-15
Explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great
live Bluegrass, Country and Folk music, Wild West reenactments,
handmade arts and crafts, 1800's activities & lock 'em up makeshift
jail, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus some silly ‘ole timey’
27641 Silverado Canyon Road
714-649-2411 / www.silveradocountryfair.org
OC Home & Holiday Expo Oct. 14-15
Holiday decor, gifts, special holiday cooking, crafts and interior
design classes will be offered.
10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
801-599-6664 / www.thebesthomeshow.com
Corona del Mar Neighborhood Meet & Greet Oct. 15
Get to know your neighbors, meet new friends, enjoy food,
entertainment, prizes and support our community treasure,
Sherman Library & Gardens.
3pm / Sherman Gardens www.cdmchamber.com
Taste for the Troops Oct. 19
The event features “tastes” of signature dishes from dozens of
local restaurants, craft beer and wine tasting, live music, and
6-9pm / Crown Valley Comm. Center, Laguna Niguel
SPIRE Awards Oct. 20
The SPIRE Awards recognizes commercial real estate
organizations and professionals.
5:30pm / City National Grove of Anaheim
949-475-7600 / www.crewocspireawards.com
St. NorbertFest Oct. 20-22
In addition to raising money for the parish, it is also a great
community builder. Food booths, games, rides and live
entertainment provide a weekend of fun for families in the
parish and the surrounding community.
St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
714-637-4360 / www.stnorbertchurch.org
Silverado Days Oct. 20-22
Contests to enter, plenty of bands and other forms of
entertainment on our main stage, all kinds of food at our
International Food Court and games of all kinds to play!
Buena Park, William Peak Park www.silveradodays.com/cms
St Mary's Fall Festival Oct. 20-22
Annual festival to raise funds for the parish community
necessities. Great food and entertainment, opportunity
drawings and family fun!
400 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton
714-525-2500 / www.saintmarysfullerton.org
Walk to End Alzheimer's Oct. 21
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide,
Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise
awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care and research.
8am / Mike Ward Community Park, Irvine
949-426-8544 / www.alz.org/oc
Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 21
Carnival games, entertainment, a children’s costume parade,
community booths and a howling good time for everyone.
10am-12pm / Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater
San Clemente Treat Street Oct. 21
Kids of all ages, get your costumes on and come on down for
a frightfully good time! For treats, visit any shot or restaurant
with a purple balloon.
4-6pm / Downtown San Clemente
Ladera Ranch Harvest Festival Oct. 21
Lively music filling the air as you explore a world of exciting
games, engaging activities, and awesome photo ops. Show
your creative side in our epic costume contests and get
crafty with fantastic pumpkin craft.
12-4pm / Founders Park www.laderalife.com
Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat Oct. 21
Trick or treat, costume contest, pie eating contest, train
rides, moon bounces, carnival games, and beverage garden.
5-7:30pm / Little Cottonwood Park
562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org
Red Ribbon Parade & National Night Out Oct. 23
Celebrate healthy choices and being drug-free with the Red
Ribbon Parade, followed by a community safety fair on the
Comm. Center lawn in celebration of National Night Out.
Avenida Del Mar & Community Center, San Clemente
949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org
Westminster Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 27
A variety of ghoulish activities, games, food, fun, and more.
We kick off the event with an exciting Trunk or Treat and
close out the evening with a Movie Night.
Civic Center 714-895-2860 / www.westminster-ca.gov
Newport Beach Classic Car/Trunk Show Oct. 27-28
Costumes, cars, Oktoberfest, DJ & music, beer garden,
games for the kids, and more!
8am-4pm / W Balboa Blvd.
949-981-3867 / www.kofcbalboa.com
San Clemente Monster Dash 5k & Fun Run Oct. 28
With tricks and treats for all ages, all runners, joggers,
walkers, zombies, skeletons, and crawlers are invited to
come dressed in their best Halloween costumes. The race
includes chip timing, race shirt, finish line results, and awards.
7-10:30am / Community Center
949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org
Mission Viejo Día de Los Muertos Fiesta Oct. 28
Enjoy Mariachi entertainment, Folkloric Dance, face painting,
and craft activities & workshops. Browse the Multi-cultural
artisan market and taste authentic food, beverages, beer,
wine, and Sangria.
2-7pm / Norman P. Murray Community Center
949-830-7066 / www.mvactivities.com
Trail & Treats Halloween Hike Oct. 28
Costumes are welcome as you hike along the trail and
discover treats and plenty of photo opportunities for the
whole family. Pre-registration is required.
9-11am / Travis Ranch Youth Park, Yorba Linda
714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Stanton Halloween Festival Oct. 28
Games, entertainment, costume contests, food trucks and a
howling good time for everyone!
4-8pm / Central Park
714-379-9222 / www.stantonca.gov
Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade Oct. 28
New parade floats, new merchandise & all your favorites from
the festival & Parade, past & present, will return.
11am-6pm, Parade at 7pm / Center Street
Dana Point Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat Oct. 28
The City’s Recreation Division is teaming up with Dana Point
Police Services for two great family events on one day.
2-6pm / Dana Point Community Center
La Palma Halloween Carnival Oct. 29
Kids and families can choose from a variety of activities such
as carnival games, costume contest, treats, and giveaways.
3:30-6pm / Central Park
714-690-3350 / www.cityoflapalma.org
RSM Halloween Family Festival Oct. 31
Families can trick-or-treat in a safe and welcoming
environment, play in bounce houses and inflatables, and
enter the costume contest (child, pet and family categories).
2-5pm / Central Park
949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org