Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
Stroll sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. Visitors come to enjoy unique artwork, entertainment, eye-catching artist demonstrations, hands-on art workshops for all ages, and delicious food and drink.
Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Date and Time: Aug-9/3: Fri & Sat 11am-10pm, Sun-Thu 11am-8pm
Festival of Arts
One of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows offers a breathtaking showcase for artists and art lovers. Over 100 artists from Orange County make up the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show. There’s something for everyone! Enjoy live music on select days.
Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Date and Time: Aug-9/1: Mon-Thu 4pm-11:30pm, Fri-Sun 10am-11:30pm (8/26 close at 1pm)
45th Annual Seal Beach Lions Arts & Crafts Faire
Over 100 juried artists will be on hand selling unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. Youth performing artists will be featured on our main stage. Kids of all ages will have fun creating “make it and take it crafts” in our Craft Zone. And our Leo Clubs (youth division of the Lions Club) will be cooking up some tasty lunch treats. There is something for everyone in the family, so come out and enjoy the weekend and get a jump on your holiday gift buying!
Location: Eisenhower Park, Seal Beach
Date and Time: 9/9, 9/10: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm
LobsterFest at Newport Beach
Whole Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event and prepared on site along with boiled shrimp and clams, red potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, salads, freshly baked rolls, and dessert. While feasting, you will enjoy live entertainment by local’s favorite The Pinch Me! Band.
Location: Newport Beach Civic Center Park
Date and Time: 9/10: 3pm-7pm
Sand Sports Super Show
The biggest and most exciting dune and dirt sports expo in the world. Join us for three days of fun and get up close to the latest Sand Rails, ATVs, UTVs/Side x Sides, accessories, apparel, and a whole lot more! Take part in the world’s largest sand sports expo!
Location: OC Fair Event Center
Date and Time: 9/15-9/17: Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Creep It Real OC 2023
Find over 120 Halloween and horror-themed vendors selling their crafts, wares, and goodies. Meet-and-greet celebrities from Disney’s Hocus Pocus including Vinessa Shaw (Allison), Omri Katz (Max), and Jason Marsden (Binx) in camp for the weekend! Experience our Hocus Pocus Museum with ACTUAL props from BOTH MOVIES! Mingle with fellow spook enthusiasts, rustle up some food truck grub, and satisfy those sweet fangs with some spooky treats. Gather ’round the camp circle for some great LIVE Halloween music and get down with our very own DJ, The Vinyl Ghoul.
Location: Heritage Museum of Orange County
Date and Time: 9/16, 9/17: Sat 1pm-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Pacific Coast Triathlon & Duathlon
The Pacific Coast Triathlon invites young and old, experienced and beginner athletes to join us at beautiful Crystal Cove, Laguna Beach for a great race.
Location: start at Crystal Cove State Park
Date and Time: 9/17: 7am
2023 Newport Beach Concerts on the Green
The City of Newport Beach Arts Commission presents its annual Summer Concerts Series on the Green featuring an array of performers for your entertainment. Bring your low-slung beach chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in a fun atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner or purchase from on-site gourmet food trucks. September’s concert features Boys of Summer.
Location: Newport Beach Civic Center
Date and Time: 9/17: 6pm-7:30pm
Westminster Fall Festival
Fall Festival’s exciting lineup will include a carnival, live entertainment, vendors, delicious food, children’s activities, and “The Taste of Westminster”! From thrilling rides and games to delicious food and live music, there’s something for everyone. Bring your family and friends along to enjoy the festive atmosphere and create lasting memories.
Location: Westminster Civic Center
Date and Time: 9/22-9/24: Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-9pm
National Drive Electric Week 2023
National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Are you considering going electric? RSVP for an in-person or online event to learn from owners who have done so!
Date and Time: 9/22-10/1: various
Free Entrance in the National Parks
Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone for National Public Lands Day.
Location: All National Parks
Date and Time: 9/23: participating park hours
Relay for Life of South Orange County
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay for Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.
Location: Oso Viejo Community Park, Mission Viejo
Date and Time: 9/23: 9am-3pm
The Shea Center BBQ & Family Faire
The Shea Center’s Annual BBQ & Family Faire is a fun evening for the entire family. You will experience client demonstrations, barn tours, a live auction, an online silent auction, carnival games, a petting zoo, a delicious BBQ dinner, our Rider Parade of Stars, an opportunity to support our Fosheim Rider Support Fund, live music, and dancing. This event brings together donors, sponsors, community and business leaders, and many families and friends for an evening of old-fashioned fun to support our mission.
Location: 26284 Oso Rd, SJC
Date and Time: 9/23: 4pm-10pm
A one-of-a-kind event designed to engage curiosity and inspire consciousness in people of all ages. This event will include free plant-based food samplings, musical entertainment, guest speakers, cooking demos, raffles, interactive booths, food vendors, humane organizations, an enjoyable children’s area with a variety of engaging opportunities especially for kids and more!
Location: OC Fair & Events Center
Date and Time: 9/23, 9/24: 11am-6pm
San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival
Come find your “kefi!” The weekend event evokes the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. Enjoy the hospitality (philoxenia) of San Juan Capistrano’s Greek community, meet some new friends and experience a glimpse of Greece without leaving Southern California. Lots of traditional Greek dishes to choose from! Watch a Greek folk dance performance by our costumed troupe and learn to dance like Zorba! There is plenty of shopping at the Greek bazaar and activities for kids. Enter the raffle for a chance to win great prizes. A fun-filled weekend for the whole family!
Location: SJC Community Center
Date and Time: 9/23, 9/24: Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12pm-9pm
Ohana Music Festival
35+ performances across three stages featuring a variety of acts across different genres, featuring The Killers, Haim, Eddie Vedder, The Chicks, Foo Fighters, Pretenders, and many more! Also, enjoy a collection of exhibits & panels with leading conservationists, environmentalists, researchers, and professional surfers.
Location: Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Date and Time: 9/29-10/1: 12pm
A spectacle-scale event that celebrates the love, patriotism, and awe-inspiring feats of aviation with the enticing thrill of sports, entertainment, art, and technology. Taking place over three days, the Airshow delivers an action-packed lineup of events, from live music festivals on the beach and VIP offerings, to over-the-water aerobatic demonstrations from the world’s best display teams.
Location: show center is located on the beach across from The Waterfront Beach Resort (Hilton) on PCH, Huntington Beach
Date and Time: 9/29-10/1: 10:30am-4:30pm
Boots On Main
Come join us for a fun filled day of country fun! Enjoy the best country music from local artists, delicious food, and a great atmosphere with friends and family. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Location: Main Street, Yorba Linda
Date and Time: 9/30: 4pm-10pm
Toast to the Casa: The Golden Age of Hollywood
Support Casa Romantica 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 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.
Location: Casino San Clemente
Date and Time: 9/30: 5pm-10pm
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