Orange International Street Fair Sept. 1-3
This year’s theme is “A Taste of Tradition” with the subhead of “45 Years of Flavor and Fun.” Where friends, families and neighbors get together to experience a wide variety of food, music and dance from cultures and ethnicities throughout the world.
See website for schedule. / Downtown Orange
714-633-4816 / www.orangestreetfair.org
Civil War Days Sept. 2-3
The 24th Annual Civil War Days features nearly 1,000 re-enactors giving live weapons demonstrations, living histories and battle reenactments.
10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park
714-425-2634 / www.hbhistory.org
Tall Ships Festival Sept. 8
History comes alive, as crews from each ship, along with historical re-enactors, engage the public in cannon battles, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters, ship tours, educational demonstrations and much more.
4-9pm / Dana Point Harbor
Ohana Music Festival Sept. 8-10
In addition to offering a full day in the sun with a diverse music lineup, Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association. Craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails, as well as artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks will be available all day long.
Fri 2:30-10pm, Sat 12-9:45pm, Sun 12-9:30pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Friday Fall Flick Sept. 8 & 22
Bring the whole family out for a night of fun under the stars. Seating is on a grassy hill. Bring a blanket or low chair, so you don’t obstruct viewing. Dress warm as it may cool down once the sun sets. Please, no pets, smoking or alcohol.
7:30pm / Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Seal Beach Leisure World Expo Sept. 9
Leisure World is an active adult community and home to over 9,000 residents. The Community Expo is the only event each year at which businesses are permitted to promote and sell their goods or services on the Leisure World grounds.
9am-1pm / Clubhouse 4
562-799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org
Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s The Endless Summer Gala Sept. 10
Please join us for a magical evening under the stars, including an elegant plated dinner, an esteemed live & silent auction and live entertainment featuring Surf’s Up, a Beach Boys tribute band, all benefiting our treasured mammals at Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
4:30-8:30pm / 31106 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
949-494-3050 / www.pacificmmc.org/2017pmmcgala
Blessing of the Waves Sept. 10
This inclusive and diverse group will convene at the iconic surf destination - Surf City USA - to bless the waves, those who ride on them, and the lifeguards who protect ocean goers.
8:30-11am / Huntington Beach Pier
714-969-3492 / www.surfcityusa.com
Dia de la Familia Sept. 10
The festivities will include local entertainment, authentic costumes, delicious food, and a vintage automobile display. Several information booths are made available to individuals and families.
1:30-5:30pm / Sigler Park, Westminster
714-895-2860 / www.westminster-ca.gov
Oktoberfest at Old World Village Sept. 10-Oct. 29
The annual event features the German American Brass Band along with other bands direct from Germany, dancing and tasty German foods from bratwurst with potato salad to apple strudel - and of course the best German beers. Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach
714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws
9/11 Heroes Run Travis Manion Foundation Sept. 11
This run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of our First Responders both Civilian and Military our Veterans and Survivors. Join In a fun and family environment, post-race participants may enjoy a BBQ and Music in the park following the awards ceremony.
4:30-9pm / Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point
Patriots Day Ceremony Sept. 11
Remember our fallen heroes at the annual Patriots Day Ceremony, hosted by the American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133.
6pm / Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
714-536-3855 / www.hbpost133.com
Fountain Valley Police Department
Claim Jumper Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser Sept. 14
The Law Enforcement Torch Run will take protect and serve to a whole new level at this Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. Officers will serve as hosts and waiters, and all tips they receive will be donated to Special Olympics. Join us for delicious food, and fun.
5-9pm / Claim Jumper: 18050 Brookhurst St.
714-963-6711 / www.fountainvalley.org
San Clemente Surf Classic Sept. 16
There are many Contests out there, which are for adults and professionals, this competition is strictly for San Clemente’s youth and will include divisions for boys and girls.
7am-5pm / T-Street Beach
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
Patriot Day Open House/Fundraiser Sept. 16
See firsthand what we do helping our Veterans/Active Duty/Reservists. We will have vendor booths and sponsorships available.
7:30am-2pm / 1515 W. Collins, Orange
714-323-7229 / www.patriotsandpaws.org
Relay For Life of Dana Point Sept. 16-17
The American Cancer Society’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.
10am-10am / Lantern Bay Park
503-803-2786 / www.relayforlife.org/danapointca
Pacific Islander Festival Sept. 16-17
Watch cultural performances, sample homemade food, and learn more about the cultures of Hawai’i, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Aotearoa, Polynesia, Guam, Northern Marianas, Belau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Fiji.
10am-5pm / Huntington Beach Central Park
714-369-3979 / www.pacifichealthpartners.org
Surf City Days Sept. 16-17
Celebrate the end of summer with Huntington Beach locals at Surf City Days. This community event features a fun-filled weekend of activities geared toward celebrating the Huntington Beach lifestyle!
7am-5pm / Main Street, 5th Street, Pier Plaza, and the Ocean
714-536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com
San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival Sept. 16-17
Greek Dancing, Live Music with Takis & Margarita, Greek & Mediterranean Wine Tasting.
Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm / St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church
Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show Sept. 17
This event 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!
10am-3pm / Dana Point Lantern District
949-496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com
Shop & Dine Lake Forest Week Kick-Off Sept. 17
This event will feature live entertainment, exciting games, awesome raffle prizes, and fun for all ages! Raffle prizes include restaurant gift cards, a Bluetooth speaker, a $100 Visa credit card, and more!
12-3pm / Lake Forest Sports Park www.lakeforestca.gov
Surf City Surf Dog Competition Sept. 22-23
Dog owners from near and far will join in the international competition, featuring a variety of heats.
8am-3pm / Huntington Dog Beach
760-420-2021 / www.surfcitysurfdog.com
Cruisin’ For A Cure Sept. 23
A full day of more than 3,500 hot rod, classic & muscle cars plus other activities including more than 200 vendors, live music, prizes and food.
7am-4:30pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.ocfair.com
5K Fun Run/Walk Sept. 23
Bring family and friends for this non-timed 5K utilizing various rails and pathways surrounding the .75 acre linear park.
9am / Gun Club Road Linear Park, Yorba Linda
714-993-9537 / www.yorbalindachamber.org
Coastal Country Jam Sept. 23-24
Features some of Country’s best artists such as, amazing BBQ and food options, beach bars, bean bags, hammocks, line dancing, and bull riding.
Huntington State Beach
Cowgirl & Cowboy Western Gala Sept. 24
Tickets include 3 course dinner, drink ticket, opportunity draw ticket, and a fun time for all! All event proceeds benefit the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.
5:30-10pm / Bella Collina, San Clemente
949-492-1617 / www.petprojectfoundation.org
Oktoberfest Parade & Family Day Sept. 24
Come help us tap open the first official keg of Oktoberfest!
1pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws
Totally Tustin Food & Wine Festival Sept. 24
Taste incredible cuisine from top Tustin restaurants, sip on fine wines, and revel the night away to the sounds of live music.
4-9pm / Clifton C. Miller Community Center & Courtyard
714-544-5341 / www.tustinchamber.org
Orange County Race for the Cure Sept. 24
The Race is Susan G. Komen Orange County’s signature fundraising event to provide local breast health services and fund national breast cancer research.
7am-12pm / Fashion Island, Newport Beach
Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Drawing thousands of visitors each year, the Air Show features the US Navy Blue Angels, The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team.
12-4pm / Beach Blvd. and PCH www.hbairshow.com
Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 1
You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews.
See website for schedule. / Newport Beach Civic Center
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