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10 Fun Things To Do in Orange County this Weekend

There’s lots to do this weekend in OC, including some fun Halloween events. It’s Silverado Days in Buena Park, Oktoberfest in San Clemente, Old Town Tustin Art Walk, Pumpkin Diving in Mission Viejo, Halloween Haunt at Doheny State Beach and more!

  • Silverado Days starts Friday 10/20 and runs all weekend at William Peak Park in Buena Park. Games, rides, food, contest & more. FREE to attend.
  • The Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest Festival is Saturday 10/21 from 10am-12pm in Grand Park. Arts & crafts, games, food drive & more. FREE to attend.
  • The 5th Annual San Clemente Oktoberfest is Saturday 10/21 from 12pm-9pm at The Market at North Beach. Beer, food, live music, games & more. Tickets required.
  • Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt is Saturday 10/21 from 6:30-8pm in picnic sites A & B. Arts & crafts, fun zone & more. FREE to attend but the donation of a non-persishbale food item is appreciated.
  • Santa Ana’s Historical Society’s Annual Historical Cemetery Tour is Saturday 10/21 at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Costumed actors play out scenes from Orange County’s history. Tours take place throughout the day. Tickets required.
  • The 10th Annual Old Town Tustin Art Walk is Saturday 10/21 from 12pm-5pm on Main Street and El Camino Real. Art, music, wine tasting, historic old town bus tours & more. FREE to attend.
  • Monster Mash Arts & Music Festival is Saturday 10/21 from 12pm-10pm at Garden Amphitheater in Garden Grove. Live music from over 19 bands. Halloween costumes encouraged. Tickets required.
  • The San Juan Capistrano “Farewell to the Swallows” BBQ is Saturday 10/21 from 12pm-4pm at Zoomars. Live music, $5 BBQ and more.
  • Boots on the Beach Country Pumpkin Patch is all weekend at Newport Dunes. Concert Saturday night, outdoor movie “Cars” and a car show on Sunday. FREE to attend. Parking is $10.
  • Pumpkin Diving is Sunday 10/22 at the Sierra Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. The Sierra pool is transformed into a floating pumpkin patch. Dive in and pick your pumpkin! $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

8 Great Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

There are lots of fun festivals happening this weekend in OC. It’s Tustin Tiller Days, Heritage Hill Autumn Festival, Aliso Viejo Founder’s Day, Dana Point Oktoberfest & more!

  • Tustin Tiller Days starts Friday night 10/6 and runs all weekend at Columbus Tustin Park in Tustin. Carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food & more. FREE to attend.
  • The Heritage Hill Autumn Harvest Festival is Saturday 10/7 from 4pm-8pm in Lake Forest. This family event include trick-or-treat stations, haunted house, games, pumpkin decorating and more.  Admission is $5.
  • The 19th Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational starts Saturday 10/7 runs through 10/15 in Laguna Beach. Watch as 35 artists paint LIVE in locations throughout the city.
  • The 11th Annual Aliso Viejo Founder’s Day Fair is Saturday 10/7 from 12-5pm at the Aliso Viejo Ranch. Live entertainment, historical exhibits, food & more. FREE to attend.
  • Dana Point Oktoberfest is Saturday 10/7 from 12pm-7pm at Sea Terrace Park. Food, beer, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend.
  • Movie in the Park: Watch “The Boss Baby” on Saturday 10/7  at Napoli Park in Mission Viejo. Movie starts at dusk. FREE to attend.
  • “Fall in Love With Health”, by The Whole Purpose is Saturday 10/7 in Newport Beach. Participate in 3 breakout sessions that include restorative yoga with mediation, healthy recipes and meal planning, massage, cupping, acupuncture and a keynote talk with nutritionist and author Elissa Goodman. Tickets required.
  • Ghost Gathering is Sunday 10/8 from 5-9pm at the Heritage Museum of OC in Santa Ana. FREE to attend.

Have Fun in Orange County this Weekend – 28 Things To Do

There’s lots to do this weekend in Orange County:

There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in Orange County. Foodies rejoice! There’s a Hot Sauce Festival, a Plum Festival and a Lobster Festival. We’ve also got the VIC World Championship of Skimboarding, Downtown Anaheim’s Art Crawl Experience, 7 Movies in the Park, 7 Outdoor Concerts and more!

  • Brea Fest is Friday from 6:30-10pm at the Brea Civic Center. Live music, food, arts & crafts and more. FREE to attend.
  • The VIC World Championships of Skimboarding is all weekend at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach. FREE to attend.
  • National “Clear The Shelters Day” is Saturday 8/19 at various pet adoption centers across the county and in Orange County, including the OC Animal Care Center in Orange (17$ adoptions) and the Irvine Animal Care Center ($20 adoptions). If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this is a great day to do it.
  • The Downtown Anaheim Art Crawl Experience (A.C.E.) and Swingin’ on the Promenade is Saturday 8/19 from 6-10pm. Center Street Promenade is transformed into an outdoor 1940’s swing club. Shopping, live music, food trucks & more! FREE to attend.
  • 8th Annual Dana Point Lobster Fest is Saturday 8/19 at Doheny State Beach. Tickets required.
  • Watch Jurassic Park accompanied by the Pacific Symphony, Saturday 8/19 at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. Tickets required.
  • The 57th Annual San Clemente Arts & Craft Fair is all weekend at the San Clemente Community Center. FREE to attend.
  • The 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo is all weekend at The Grove of Anaheim. Tickets required.
  • Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta is all weekend in Dana Point. Watch the Regatta from Doheny or Capo beach. Event schedule:
  • Plum Fest is Sunday 8/20 from 2-6pm at Old World in Huntington Beach. Plum cakes, plum crepes, live music, games & more. FREE to attend.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp wraps up this week with 2 more practices at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend but fans are encouraged to reserve a bleacher seating pass.
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Admission required.
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required.
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required.

Movies in the Park (FREE):

  • Friday, August 18: “The Sandlot” at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm).
  • Friday, August 18: “Wizard of OZ” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, August 18: People’s choice at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, August 18: “Secret Life of Pets” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in  Anaheim at 8pm.
  • Friday, August 18: “Finding Dory” at Los Alamos Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk.
  • Friday, August 18: “The Incredibles” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm.
  • Friday, August 18: “Frozen” at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim at 7:45pm. This is part of the “Disneyland Celebrates Summer” program.

Outdoor Concerts (FREE):

  • Friday 8/18: The Answer (Classic Rock) at Crown Valley Park Amphitheatre in Laguna Niguel from 6:30-8:30pm.
  • Saturday 8/19: Santana Ways (Santana Tribute) at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in Anaheim at 7pm.
  • Saturday 8/19: GGB and Wild Adults at the Silverado Fairgrounds in Silverado from 6-10pm. Admission is 1 can of food to be donated to the local food bank.
  • Sunday 8/20: Stone Soul (Motown) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Sunday 8/20: My Generation (second band TBA) at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 2:30-6pm.
  • Sunday 8/20: Huntington Beach Concert Band at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm.
  • Sunday 8/20: Upstream (Reggae/Calypso) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm.
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