September 2018 Orange County Events

    Dana Point Concerts in the Park Through Sept. 12
    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.
    Time/Place: 3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road
    Contact: 949-248-3530 /

    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.
    Time/Place: See website for schedule.

    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.
    Time/Place: 7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road

    International Street Fair Aug. 31-Sept. 2
    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. Food, drink, entertainment and crafts provided.
    Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza

    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 tallships and listen to the crew share tails of life at sea.
    Time/Place: Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute

    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.
    Time/Place: 7-9pm / Marina Hills Park, Laguna Niguel
    Contact: 949-425-5100 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 4-10pm / Doheny State Beach

    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.
    Time/Place: Golden West College Theater, Huntington Beach
    Contact: 714-895-8150 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Heroes Park

    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.
    Time/Place: 3-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
    Contact: 714-895-8020 /

    Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Sept. 9-Oct. 28
    Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more.
    Time/Place: Old World Festival Hall

    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.
    Time/Place: 5:30-6pm / Civic Center Plaza, RSM

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

    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.
    Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Capo Beach Park, Dana Point

    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.
    Time/Place: 5-7pm / La Palma Central Park

    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.
    Time/Place: Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
    Contact: 714-996-8161 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 12-10pm / Santa Ana Civic Stadium

    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.
    Time/Place: 1-5pm / Marine Avenue

    Senior Expo Sept. 21
    Enjoy Life, Be Healthy and Plan for the Future. Raffles, Door Prizes, Health Screenings, 30+ vendors.
    Time/Place: 9am-12pm / 24602 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel
    Contact: 949-425-5151 /

    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.
    Time/Place: Fri 5-9pm, Sat & Sun 12-9pm / Fairview Park, Costa Mesa

    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.
    Time/Place: St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
    Contact: 714-637-4360 /

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

    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.
    Time/Place: 6am-4pm / OC Fair and Expo Center, Costa Mesa
    Contact: 949-353-7353 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 4pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
    Contact: 949-240-8441 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Orange County Great Park
    Contact: 949-724-6606 /

    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!
    Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Dana Point Lantern District
    Contact: 949-496-1555 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Fashion Island, Newport Beach
    Contact: 714-957-9157 x26 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 12-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

    Battle of the Bands Sept. 29
    Brian Young and the Blues Band 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.
    Time/Place: 5-9pm / Ocean Institute, Dana Point

    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.
    Time/Place: 12-3pm / Foothill Ranch Towne Centre Food Festival
    Contact: 949-461-3567 /

    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.
    Time/Place: 11am-10pm / SJC Community Center

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

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