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Pacific Airshow - Huntington Beach
September 29 – October 1, 2023

Fasten your seatbelts, Pacific Airshow® Huntington Beach is returning with a monster line up Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2023. Purchasing a great value ticket will give you the best seats in the house without fighting through the crowds on the outside.

Fully licensed and bustling with color, Summer vibes and entertainment, Pacific Airshow promises a visual feast of exhilarating non-stop aerial action with the backdrop of one of California’s most beautiful beaches.

One day just won’t be enough for this years line up! Performances by the USAF Thunderbirds, Canadian Snowbirds, F22 Demo Team, Jump teams, Red Bull Air Race World Champion Matt Hall, F-35’s and more, this heart-pumping lineup will be so spectacular, you won’t want to miss a second! And it’s all here on your doorstep!

Huntington Beach

Don’t be left outside the fence, grab your tickets today from

Toast to the Casa: The Golden Age of Hollywood - San Clemente
Saturday, September 30, 2023
5:30 - 10 pm

Support Casa Romantica at Toast to the Casa with high-energy music and dancing, food and drinks from 25+ vendors, fun-filled games, and a dazzling selection of live and silent auction items. Raise a glass to the Golden Age at the historic Casino in San Clemente featuring the Main Stage Star: Lizzy and the Triggermen. Funds raised at Toast to the Casa support Casa Romantica’s community, artistic, and preservation programs.!

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach
September 17 through November 5, 2023
Wednesday through Sunday

Enjoy authentic German Food (voted "Best Bratwurst" in California), imported German Beers, German Bands straight from Germany, and other festivities, competitions, games & more.

Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

714-696-TAP1 (8271)

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Halloween Events

Haunted Houses, parades, carnivals and much more!

Events listed by city.

Annual Sandcastle Contest - Corona Del Mar
Sunday, October 1, 2023
10 am to 4:30 pm

Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, thousands of sightseers will descend on "Big Corona Beach" to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.

Whether you're a participant or a spectator, it's a perfect way to spend the day with family and friends.

Corona del Mar State Beach
(Marguerite & Ocean Blvd., Corona del Mar)


Orange County Children's Book Festival - Costa Mesa
Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. This family-fun festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much, much more.

Admission and parking are free.

Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa

(714) 838-4528

German Unity Day Celebrations - Huntington
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

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.

Doors open at 6pm. Admission is FREE. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
October 6-7, 2023

One of the largest one-day festival in Orange County that attracts over 20,000 people annually. This event 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.

The admission is FREE!

Cypress Community Center
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Avenue

(714) 827-2430

Tiller Days- Tustin
October 6-8, 2023

Tustin Tiller Days has been a regular event in Tustin since 1957. The event provides an opportinity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment.

No admission fee

Columbus Tustin Middle School and Recreation Center
17952 Beneta Way Tustin, CA 92780
Tustin, CA 92780


Campaign One at a Time presents: Mardi Gras Gala - Anaheim
October 7, 2023
6-10 pm

Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, and auction items as we raise funds to make dreams come true for children battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

Campaign One at a Time is a local California nonprofit whose mission is to give children battling a life threatening illness a chance to have dreams come true and make memories outside of the hospital.

The Ranch Anaheim
1025 E Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA

Purchase tickets here

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Laguna Beach
October 7-15, 2023

The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational will be held in Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony. North America's most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.

Festival of Arts Grounds
Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

Glitterfest - Fullerton
Sunday, October 8, 2023

This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much, much more!

Spring Field Banquet & Conference Center
501 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832

Carnival Colossal - San Clemente
October 12-15, 2023

San Clemente’s four-day Carnival Colossal and Food Truck Festival is offering thrill rides, games, food, a one-day Special Needs Resource Fair and two days of games of strength presented by the International Highland Games Federation.

Vista Hermosa Sports Park
987 Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente

Newport Beach Film Festival - Newport Beach
October 12-19, 2023

Set in beautiful Newport Beach, a few blocks away from spectacular coastline and less than an hour from Hollywood, the Festival annually host several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience. This year's festival will be screening over 100 feature films and 30 short film programs to Orange County.

Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana


Doheny Wood - Dana Point
Saturday, October 14, 2023

Show is free to woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 Classic Woodies and Beachcruisers. Food, friends, fun, raffles and awards.

Doheny State Beach [south end of park]
Dana Point, CA

714 968-9798

Irvine Global Village Festival - Irvine
Saturday, October 14, 2023
10 am–6 pm

Annual festival representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids' crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, indulge in international cuisine, explore the International Marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with many activities.

Festival admission and parking are free.

Orange County Great Park
6000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, CA


Farmakis Farms Craft Market - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Fall Night Market 4:00pm-9:00pm

Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!

Crafts, arts, handmade goods and one of a kind items! FREE to attend. Will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 364-1270

The Heritage Festival and Parade - Placentia
Saturday, October 14, 2023

Since 1965, this celebration of the city's heritage includes a parade and fair booths. The event begins at 7:00 am with a pancake breakfast. The festivities at Tri-City Park will start at 10:00 am and include family games, inflatables, food booths, crafters, home-based businesses, a business expo, and a variety of nonprofit displays. The event will also feature the 34th Annual Heritage Festival Car Show.

Tri-City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.

(714) 524-8535

Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival - Silverado
October 14-15, 2023

The Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival is one of the best family events of the season which 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’ contests, all nestled under the Oak trees below Orange County’s famous Saddleback Mountain.

Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, Ca


St NorbertFest - Orange
Friday, October 20, 2023

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 such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting ridesand awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship!

St. Norbert Catholic Church
300 E. Taft Avenue
Orange, CA 92865

(714) 637-4360

11th Annual SPIRE Awards - Anaheim
October 20, 2023

The SPIRE Awards is a black-tie gala honoring outstanding Orange County commercial real estate men, women and project teams, who have significantly impacted the commercial real estate industry. Award categories include women in commercial real estate; new construction/development; building renovations; tenant improvements; most valuable service partner; leasing; sales; philanthropy; and emerging leaders. Award judges include a diverse range of Orange County's prominent commercial real estate leaders.

Early registration ends September 20th

City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA, 92806

Silverado Days - Buena Park
October 20-22, 2023

Held each October, this community festival feature more than 15 food booths, 90 arts & crafts booths and 30 carnival rides and games to share with your family and friends. Contests include, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling, a Baby Contest, a Dog Show, American Corn Hole tournament, a Chili Cook-off and much, much more!!

Free parking and no entrance fee. You can come, enjoy the music and festivities, and not spend a dime!

William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive

St Mary's Fall Festival - Fullerton
October 20-22, 2023

St Marys is having their annual festival to raise funds for the parish community necessities.

Great food and entertainment, opportunity drawings and family fun!

St. Marys Church
400 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Walk to End Alzheimer's - San Clemente
October 21, 2023

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to ending this disease. Because like flowers, our participants don't stop when something's in their way. They keep raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Walk to End Alzheimer's is happening — and you can join us at your local event or Walk From Home in your neighborhood. No matter where you participate, know that your health and safety are our top priorities. All local events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. Per CDC guidelines around crowded outdoor settings, we ask that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask when in an overcrowded area. Masks will be available on-site.

Mike Ward Community Park
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA

Dia de los Muertos at Pretend City
October 28, 2023

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with a Kid-Friendly Fiesta Experience the vibrant traditions and rich cultural heritage of Día de los Muertos as we host a special event tailored for children and families. This enchanting celebration is all about honoring and remembering our loved ones in a joyful and meaningful way.

COST: Included with Museum Admission.

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Trick or Treat at Anaheim Plaza
Saturday, October 28, 2023
11am - 1pm

Free Family Fun Event!

Trick-or-Treat throughout the center*
With Raffles & Prizes, Airbrush Artist, Balloon Artist and Kid-Friendly DJ. Bring your cameras for a Halloween Photo Opp! Plus goodie bags for the first 100 kids dressed in costume!

*While supplies last. Must be dressed in costume. Children 12 and younger.

Anaheim Plaza Food Court
N. Euclid St. & Santa Ana Frwy.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach
September 17 through November 5, 2023
Wednesday through Sunday

Join us for a new casual drinking and dining experience in our spacious outdoor patio & Biergarten. Come enjoy the sounds of OKTOBERFEST with German Music, Food, and of course Imported Beer. OKTOBERFEST is different this year due to the pandemic, please note masks will be required upon entry and at all times when not seated at your designated area.

Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

714-696-TAP1 (8271)

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Whale Watching - Dana Point & Newport Beach

Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through April.

Summer and fall bring the giant blue whales. They can be seen from May through October

Humpback whales, finback whales, & minke whales are viewed year round. Giant marine protected park provides pristine habitat for whales and dolphin and means a simple 2-2.5 hour cruise is all that needed to see whales and dolphin from Dana Point and Newport Beach

You can book cruises at the following locations:

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661
$16 Cruise Special!
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