Sept 2nd – 4th
Orange International Street Fair – Orange
Come hungry to the Orange International Street Fair because it’s all about the delicious international cuisine and you’ve got to try it all. This is one event our family never misses out on! You’ve got all weekend after all! There’s more entertainment to go along with stuffing your face including several stages with live entertainment all weekend long, arts and crafts booths, community booths and more.
For more info: orangestreetfair.org
Parade of Sail – Dana Point
Join the armada as you cast off for adventure aboard a historic tall ship at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. Sing sea shanties, haul up sail, or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival. Enjoy picturesque views and a sunset sail aboard an old fashioned tall ship.
For more info: ocean-institute.org
Green Feast 2016 – San Juan Capistrano
Local chefs, farmers, fishermen, and vintners collaborate on a magical farm to table dining experience in support of The Ecology Center. The Ecology Center is located in San Juan Capistrano and is a non-profit educational center that teaches hands-on environmental solutions to life at home, in the office and in the community. Tickets for the dinner fundraiser start at $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Guests will enjoy fresh food prepared by local chefs with an auction to follow.
For more info: theecologycenter.org
Sept 10th – 11th
Fiestas Patrias – Santa Ana
The festivities for this Santa Ana cultural street fair start at noon on Saturday the 10th and go through Sunday’s Parade from 4-6PM through the streets of Downtown. The family oriented festival includes carnival rides, games, great food, info booths, and a venders market. Live entertainment for the weekend includes Latin Grammy award winner Ana Barbara and Banda Machos.
Sept 11th – Oct 30th
Oktoberfest – Huntington Beach
German bands, food trucks, beer and more fun is going on for nearly two months at the Huntington Beach Old World Oktoberfest celebrations. Sundays are Kinderfest family days with Dachshund wiener dog races, Wednesdays and Thursdays are free admission and every day is good food and good fun.
Anaheim Fest of Ales
This beer festival held in Downtown Anaheim includes a home brew competition, unlimited craft beer tastes, unlimited gourmet food tastings, and one lucky brewery will be awarded the Mayor’s Trophy. Partial proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the non-profit organizations, The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, and Downtown Anaheim Association.
For more info: festofales.com
Sept 22nd – October 31st
Knotts Scary Farm
13 Haunted Attractions and 1,000 monsters come out to play this year at Knott’s Scary Farm. Mazes, shows, thrill rides and scare zones create a creepy experience to get you in the spirits of Halloween. This year’s mazes include Black Ops: Infected, Fright Lane with Skeleton Key, Paranormal Inc, Tooth Fairy, Trick or Treat and Voodoo – Order of the Serpent. Whatever you’re imagining, it’s here…
For more info: knots.com
Sept 23rd – 25th
San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival
San Juan Capistrano’s Annual Greek Festival is hosted by the Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church. All weekend long come to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greece. Enjoy Greek wine tasting and beers at the sports bar tavern while listening to live Greek music. Watch a Greek folk dance performance and learn to dance like Zorba. There will also be kids activities, a Greek shopping bazaar and church tours.
For more info: sjcgreekfest.org
Brew Ha Ha Beer Festival
It’s time again for the annual Brew Ha Ha, now it’s its 7th year bringing Orange County 205+ craft and import beers. General admission is $45 and gets you a commemorative glass for 3 hours of unlimited tastings. While you sip on IPAs and all the latest fall inspired stouts and ales, check out some lawn games from giant battleship and Jenga to life-size fooseball, homebrew exhibitors, live entertainment and cigar booth and lounge.
For more info: ocbrewhaha.com
Global Village Festival – Irvine
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Irvine Global Village Festival – the City’s largest and most attended community event. Global Village features more than 100 performances on five stages plus a wide range of international, a bustling international marketplace and interactive, educational and entertaining cultural displays and demonstrations. Kids can enjoy a vibrant and interactive kids village and everyone is welcome to explore a world religions area, providing guests with an opportunity to discuss and expand spiritual knowledge of locally practiced religions.
For more info: legacy.cityofirvine.org
Sept 30tth – October 2nd
Tustin Tiller Days Festival – Tustin
An annual event since 1957, the three-day festival celebrates Orange County’s agricultural heritage and allows nonprofits to raise much needed funds. Enjoy carnival rides and games, food, Tiny Tiller contest, baking contest, live entertainment and more fun all weekend long. Admission is free and carnival ride and game tickets can be purchased at the event.
For more info: tustinca.org