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.
Time/Place: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Contact: 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
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.
Time/Place: 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.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza
Contact: 714-633-4816 / www.orangestreetfair.org
Handmade Craft Fair Aug. 31-Sep. 1
“Sip N Shop” Enjoy a glass of wine for a $2 donation.
Time/Place: Sat 3-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Contact: 562-889-2434 / www.losalamitosmuseum.org
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.
Time/Place: Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-4pm / OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa
Contact: 702-534-0294 / www.thelabordaycruise.org
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.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park
Contact: 714-425-2634 / www.hbhistory.org/civilwar
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.
Time/Place: 9:30pm / 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park
Contact: 714-220-5200 / www.knotts.com
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!
Time/Place: 2pm / King of Kings, Garden Grove
Contact: 714-220-5200 / www.redcrossblood.org
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.
Time/Place: Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute
Contact: 714-220-5200 / www.tallshipsfestival.com
Honor a Hero Sep. 7
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.
Time/Place: 5:30-7pm / Elks Lodge, Santa Ana
Contact: 714-220-5200 / www.exchangecluboftustin.org
Marines Car Wash Sep. 7
Help support our troops. Donations accepted.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Plaza De La Paz Center, Laguna Niguel
Contact: 949-362-4300 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
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.
Time/Place: 12-7pm / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado
Contact: 949-362-4300 / www.ocbrewhaha.com
Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Sep. 8-Nov. 3
Every Wed through Sun. 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.
Time/Place: Old World Festival Hall
Contact: 714-696-TAP1 / www.oldworld.ws
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.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Contact: 714-696-TAP1 / www.lahabracity.com
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.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Dana Hills High School, Dana Point
Contact: 714-696-TAP1 / www.dhfootball.com
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.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Fullerton Family YMCA: 2000 Youth Way
Contact: 714-879-9622 / www.ymcaoc.org
Art & Craft Festival Sep. 14
Support your local artists. Featuring the best in handmade jewelry, artwork, home decor, pottery and live entertainment.
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Art & Craft Festival, Laguna Hills
Contact: 949-542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com
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.
Time/Place:12-10pm / Downtown Santa Ana
Contact: 9714-571-4227 / www.santa-ana.org/events
Jaws on the Plaza Sep. 20
Grab a beach chair and enjoy the movie that started shark-mania, 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.
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Fullerton, Downtown Plaza
Contact: 714-738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com
The Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show Sep. 20-22
American handmade creations, live entertainment, a Kidzone, specialty foods, prizes, demonstrations, and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
Contact: 925-392-7300 / www.harvestfestival.com/costa-mesa
St. NorbertFest Sep. 20-22
There will be great food, fun and games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment.
Time/Place: St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
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.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church: 995 N. West St.
Contact: 714-533-6292 / www.annunciationbyzantine.org
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.
Time/Place: 4pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
Contact: 949-240-8441 / www.sheacenter.org
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.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
Contact: 949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org
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.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier
Yorba Linda Movie in the Park Sep. 21
Join us to watch “Wonder Park” on our 20ft inflatable movie screen. Seating is available on the grass so bring a blanket or low lawn chair.
Time/Place: 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.
Time/Place: 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.
Time/Place: Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show Sep. 22
Hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more!
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Dana Point Lantern District
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.
Time/Place: 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.
Time/Place: 6am-4pm / OC Fair & Expo Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 949-353-7353 / www.cruisinforacure.com
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.
Time/Place: Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-9pm / SJC Community Center
Contact: 949-542-3445 / www.sjcgreekfest.org