September 2019 Orange County Community Events

Sawdust Festival  Through Sep. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the atmosphere.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 /

Laguna Art-A-Fair  Through Sep. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fair’s peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach /

International Street Fair  Aug. 30-Sep. 1
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.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza
(714) 633-4816 /

Handmade Craft Fair  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
“Sip N Shop” Enjoy a glass of wine for a $2 donation.
Sat 3-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 889-2434 /

The Great Labor Day Cruise  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
One of the largest and longest-running events in the nation and one of a few that can offer non-stop cruising around a 1.25-mile cruise route set up at the 150-acre venue. Open to Pre ’87 American Made Vehicles, Pre 1974, VW’s of any model and Late Model Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers.
Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-4pm / OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa
(702) 534-0294 /

Civil War Days  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
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.
10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park
(714) 425-2634 /

Knott’s Berry Farm Labor Day Sunday Fireworks  Sep. 1
Experience Ghost Town Alive! complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol’ western hoedown, and much more! Guests can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer’s story of the Wild West.
9:30pm / 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park
(714) 220-5200 /

Red Cross Blood Drive  Sep. 6
A little of your time (30-60 minutes) could mean a lifetime for another - one pint of blood can save up to three lives!
2pm / King of Kings: 13431 Newhope Street, Garden Grove

Tall Ships Festival  Sep. 6-8
The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including 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.
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute
(949) 496-2274 /

Honor a Hero  Sep. 7
Join us in Honoring Local Hero Angie Kardashian for her 9/11 work. The Exchange Club of Tustin and Sterling Collision Center will also be honoring two First Responders of Tustin. The event will conclude with Sterling Collision Center, Joe Kazemi Owner, Awarding a Local Veteran with a Brand New Car.
5:30-7pm / Elks Lodge: 1751 S. Lyon St., Santa Ana

Marines Car Wash  Sep. 7
Help support our troops. Donations accepted.
10am-2pm / Plaza De La Paz Center, Laguna Niguel
(949) 362-4300 /

Orange County Craft Beer Festival  Sep. 7
This year there will be over 100 breweries serving over 160 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County.
Noon-7pm / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado /

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  Sep. 8-Nov. 3
Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day.
Old World Festival Hall
(714) 696-TAP1 /

La Habra Movie in the Park  Sep. 13
Tonight’s movie is “Despicable Me 3.” Bring your blankets and chairs out to enjoy a fun family movie! Snacks will be available for purchase.
6-8pm / Our Lady of Guadalupe Church: 900 W. La Habra Blvd.
(562) 383-4200 /

Honor the Valor  Sep. 13
This year, 50 Veterans will be honored. In doing so, each member of the DHHS Football Team will be wearing a camouflage jersey with their respective Veteran’s name on the back. At the conclusion of the game, each Veteran’s name and branch of service will be announced as they line up on the field and are presented with their game day jersey.
6-10pm / Dana Hills High School, Dana Point /

Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars  Sep. 14
Dinner, music, dancing, and silent & live auctions throughout the evening. Money raised from the annual Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars is used to support YMCA programming for under-served children and families in the community.
6-10pm / Fullerton Family YMCA: 2000 Youth Way
(714) 879-9622 /

Art & Craft Festival  Sep. 14
Support your local artists. Featuring the best in handmade jewelry, artwork, home decor, pottery and live entertainment.
2-6pm / Art & Craft Festival, Laguna Hills
(949) 542-6016 /

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade  Sep. 14-15
This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana’s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, beer garden, performers each night, delicious food, vendors, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides for children of all ages.
Noon-10pm / Downtown Santa Ana
(714) 571-4227 /

Jaws on the Plaza  Sep. 20
Grab a beach chair and enjoy the movie that started sharkmania, Jaws. Shark Trivia starts at 7:30pm and the free outdoor movie starts at 8pm. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and movie snacks will be available for purchase.
7:30pm / Fullerton, Downtown Plaza
(714) 738-6545 /

The Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show  Sep. 20-22
American handmade creations, live entertainment, a Kidzone, specialty foods, prizes, demonstrations, and more.
10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
(925) 392-7300 /

St. NorbertFest  Sep. 20-22
There will be great food, fun and games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment.
St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
(714) 637-4360 /

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair  Sep. 21
Local crafters and artists, No multi-level marketing vendors, Food sale including Eastern European, favorites, homemade jam & bake sale, Church talks at 11am & 2pm.
9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church: 995 N. West St.
(714) 533-6292 /
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding

Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire  Sep. 21
Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center.
4pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 240-8441 /

Caribbean Nights  Sep. 21
Live music, friends, neighbors and great Caribbean style food! Enjoy craft beers, select wines and tropical cocktails as you watch a traditional fire dancing show and Caribbean dancing. Try your chance at winning great prizes.
6-9pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
(949) 709-0013 /

Toast to the Casa 2019: The Enchanted Garden  Sep. 21
Support access to the arts, history and education! Event includes Multiple stages with live entertainment, Eclectic food and beverage fare, Exciting prizes and auction items, & a flawless patron experience with valet parking, ample seating and white-glove service.
5:30-10pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 /

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K  Sep. 21
The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course along California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog.
6:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier /

Yorba Linda Movie in the Park  Sep. 21
Join us at the park to watch “Wonder Park” on our 20ft inflatable movie screen. Seating is available on the grass so bring a blanket or low lawn chair.
Dusk / Hurless Barton Park /

Viking Festival  Sep. 21-22
Meet the Norse Gods and Viking Folk at the Living History Viking Village and Marketplace. Two stages of Live Music and Entertainment. Exotic food and drink. Brew Master’s Beers and Mead Garden. Axe throwing, KidZone, Live Viking Combat, Norway Heritage Hall, Games & Competitions.
Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm / 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista

Dozynki Harvest Festival  Sep. 21-22
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.
Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
(714) 996-8161 /

Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show  Sep. 22
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 /

Ohana Festival  Sep. 27-29
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.
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point /

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show  Sep. 28
The world’s largest one-day charity car show with over 3,500 vehicles on display and over 200 vendors and exhibitors. They get to cruise for 1.5 miles and/or park and just display their vehicles. Live music, food and vendors.
6am-4pm / OC Fair & Expo Center, Costa Mesa
(949) 353-7353 /

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival  Sep. 28-29
Authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid-friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and Greek costumes.
Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-9pm / SJC Community Center
(949) 542-3445 /

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title