Festival of Arts Through Sep. 1
From paintings, glass, ceramics, photography and more, the Festival
showcases a variety of mediums and artwork styles for avid collectors and
festivalgoers to browse and purchase directly from the artists.
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach www.foapom.com
Pageant of the Masters Through Sep. 1
2023 theme is “Art Colony: In the Company of Artists.” Ninety minutes of
tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful recreations of classical
and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like
their counterparts in the original pieces.
8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach www.foapom.com
International Street Fair Sept. 1-3
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 to the visitors.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza
714-633-4816 / www.orangestreetfair.org
Huntington Beach Civil War Days Sept. 2-3
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,
and learn about some of the most important moments in our collective history.
Sat 10am, Sun 9am / HB Central Park www.hbhistory.org/civilwar
Original Lobster Festival Sept. 8-10
Dance away the calories to a variety of popular artists throughout the day
on the dance floor, enjoy tasty eats in the food court, kick back in the VIP
Lounge, take a Free Souvenir E-Photo, treat yourself to a first-class tequila/
whiskey tasting experience by El Baston del Rey, check out the Arts &
Crafts booths, catch some sports action at the Live Sports Tent, sip on
adult beverages, and sing a tune at the Karaoke Lounge with a Live Band.
Fountain Valley Sports Park
562-495-5959 / www.originallobsterfestival.com
Maritime Festival Sept. 8-10
This is a fun weekend with, visiting Tall Ships, Sails ‘n Ales Craft Beer Party,
Cannon Battles, Pirate and Mermaid Ball, Beer Garden, Mermaids Swim
Shows, Pirate School, Live music, Reenactors and Sailor Camp, Local
Vendors, and Food Trucks.
Ocean Institute, Dana Point www.maritime-fest.org
Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars Sept. 9
An evening of fun, food, and fundraising. All proceeds from the Crab Feast
will benefit the YMCA’s Youth Programs. Silent and Live Auctions, Dinner,
Live Music, and so much more!
6-10pm / Fullerton Family YMCA
714-879-9622 / www.ymcaoc.org/crabfeastevent
Furry Friends Pet Fair Sept. 9
Pet vaccination and vendor fair. Micro-chipping, physical exams, nail
trimming, dog licensing, K9 demo, and pet adoption.
9am-12pm / Aliso Viejo Ranch
949-425-2550 / www.avcity.org
South OC Cars and Coffee and Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show Sept. 9
Many hypercars, supercars, exotics, vintage, classic, muscle and sports
cars, hot rods, rat rods, pickups, 4×4’s and motor cycles are expected to be
on display. Cruisin' For A Cure will be offering prostate cancer screening.
6am-3:30pm / OC Fair & Events Centers
Aliso Viejo Children’s Concert Sept. 14
Hullabaloo band members write songs that make kids laugh, think, sing,
dance, and clap along to the music! Hullabaloo has been making music for
kids and families for eighteen years.
11-11:30am / Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater
Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair Sept. 16
Shop for one of a kind handmade items from local crafters. Handmade
pirogi. Great food and bake sale.
9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Anaheim
Yorba Linda Movie in the Park Sept. 16
Tonight's movie is Puss in Boots the Last Wish. Enjoy a Saturday evening at
the park watching a family movie on our 20ft inflatable movie screen. Bring
your chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner!
7:30-9:30pm / Eastside Community Park
714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Race Los Al Sept. 16
5K/10K and Glow Run & Glide.
Los Alamitos 562-430-1073 / www.racelosal.com
Celebrate Los Al Sept. 16
Come join us to commemorate the MemorialCare Miller Children’s &
Women’s Hospital Long Beach’s annual, “Celebrate Los Al” event! Race
Los AI, Street Fair, Carnival & Concerts, Serve Los AI, Public Safety Fair,
and Glow Run & Glide.
See website for schedule. / 10901 Pine St., Los Alamitos
562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org
Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade Sept. 16-17
This event marks the independence of various Latin American countries.
The festivities will include a street fair, live music, food, carnival rides,
cultural exhibitors and more.
Flower St & Civic Center, Santa Ana
714-571-4286 / www.santa-ana.org/fiesta-patrias
Creep It Real OC EXPO Sept. 16-17
We are inviting all artists and haunt community leaders, as well as Halloween
super fans and their families to join us on this day to honor the spirit of
Halloween in Orange County. Shop local small businesses including artists,
licensed merchandise, food and treats and more.
12-6pm / Heritage Museum of Orange County www.creepitrealoc.com
Fiesta Latina en Irvine Sept. 17
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and honoring Hispanic
Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation, society,
11am-3pm / Great Park www.cityofirvine.org
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
San Juan Summer Nites Sept. 20
Music, business expo vendors and free activities for kids.
4-8pm / Historic Town Center Park www.sanjuancapistrano.org
Living With Wildlife Sept. 20
Learn the behavior & habits of the indigenous animals in our area! Find out
how to properly identify wildlife. Get tips on keeping wildlife wild. Learn
safety tips for you and your pet(s). Know when to call Animal Services. This
FREE presentation is provided by Mission Viejo Animal Services.
6-7pm / Crown Valley Park, Laguna Niguel www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Los Alamitos COC Heroes Appreciation Luncheon Sept. 22
Honoring medical frontline workers and those in uniform for their bravery and courage.
11:15am-1pm / Rush Community Park Center www.losalchamber.org
Westminster Fall Festival Sept. 22-24
The event will feature live entertainment, delicious food, vendors, activities
for the entire family and much more! Admission is FREE to the public.
Westminster Civic Center 714-898-3311 / www.westminster-ca.gov
Laguna Hills Heritage Day Sept. 23
Food and drinks, Family activities, Vendor expo, Carnival rides and games,
Live entertainment, And much more!
10am-6pm / Community Center & Sports Complex
949-707-2680 / www.lagunahillsca.gov
Newport Beach Arts Foundation “Art in the Park” Sept. 23
Features more than 120 artists and artisans displaying and selling their
work in all media including painting, ceramics, photography, textiles,
jewelry, glass, wood and more.
10am-4pm / Newport Beach Civic Green
Ladera Ranch Oktoberfest Sept. 23
Raise a glass with good friends, food, and cheer. The price includes two
drinks, beer or wine, light bites, entertainment, and more. Guests are
encouraged to dress in festive attire for a chance to win prizes! This event
is for adults 21+.
6:30-9:30pm / Oak Knoll Village Clubhouse www.laderalife.com
Bacon, Bourbon & Blues Tasting Sept. 23
Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with an exclusive bourbon tasting
experience at the Beach Club and sample unique bourbons specifically
selected to pair with specialty bacon! Dance the night away with live blues
music from the JR Lewis Blues Band.
6-9pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club, RSM
949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire Sept. 23
Experience client demonstrations, barn tours, a live auction, an online
silent auction, carnival games, a petting zoo, a delicious BBQ dinner,
our Rider Parade of Stars, an opportunity to support our Fosheim Rider
Support Fund, live music, and dancing.
4-10pm / 26284 Oso Road, SJC www.sheacenter.org
San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival Sept. 23-24
Try the flavorful lamb chops and souvlakia, a tasty gyro sandwich, or a
delicious Greek village salad. Enjoy Greek wine tasting and beers in our
taverna bar while listening to live Greek music. Watch a Greek Folk dance
performance and learn to dance like Zorba the Greek!
Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-9pm / SJC Community Center
949-542-3445 / www.sjcgreekfest.com
SoCal VegFest Sept. 23-24
This event will include free plant-based food samplings, musical
entertainment, guest speakers, cooking demos, raffles, interactive booths,
food vendors, humane organizations, an enjoyable children’s area with a
variety of engaging opportunities especially for kids and more!
11am-6pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.socalvegfest.org
Redo Market Sept. 24
Stroll and explore our curated collection of Vintage and an authentic
assortment of Makers. Live music, hands on experiences and a selection
of food trucks.
Del Prado Ave., Dana Point www.redomarket.com
Toast to the Casa: The Golden Age of Hollywood Sept. 30
High-energy music and dancing, food and drinks from 25+ vendors, fun-
filled games, and a dazzling selection of live and silent auction items.
5-10pm / Casino San Clemente
949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org
Fountain Valley Classic Car Show and Concert Sept. 30
Free event. Live music. Food vendors. Beer garden.
3:30-7pm / Mile Square Regional Park
714-834-3110 / www.cypresschamber.org
Pacific Wine & Food Classic Sept. 30
The event will include an extensive line-up of top chefs, restaurants and
wineries. Guests will indulge in bites paired with wine and refreshing
libations in the Dunes’ setting.
2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort www.pacificwineandfood.com
Children's Moon Festival Sept. 30
The Nguoi Viet California (NVCA) and the Southern California Youth Union
Liaison Department are hosting the Children's Moon Festival in the heart
of Little Saigon! The event is FREE and will feature many unique cultural
programs, folk games, arts and crafts, and more.
3-8pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove www.nguoivietcalifornia.com