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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.

15 Great Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

There’s plenty to do this weekend in Orange County. It’s the 47th Annual Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival, Placentia Heritage Festival, He’e Nalu Aloha Festival in HB, OC Japan Fair in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach Art in the Park, OozeFest in Santa Ana and so much more!

  • The 10th Annual Haunt at Heritage Hill is Friday 10/13 and Saturday 10/14 from 6pm-10pm in Lake Forest. Scream zones, mazes, dancing & more. Ages 12 and up. Admission is $8.
  • He’e Nalu Aloha Festival is Friday 10/13 and Saturday 10/14 at the Pier in Huntington Beach. Island Food, entertainment, shopping, luau & more. FREE to attend.
  • OC Japan Fair starts Friday 10/13 and runs all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Food, entertainment, shopping & more. Admission required.
  • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) starts Friday 10/13 and runs select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC.
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is Thursday through Saturday at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Shop for holiday themed craft items from 120+ vendors. Admission is FREE but you must pay to park.
  • Don the Beachcomber’s Tiki Makeke is Saturday 10/14 from 10am-3pm in Huntington Beach. Shop from 50 vendors while you enjoy live entertainment. Admission is $10 but you get a $10 drink/food voucher.
  • Prehistoric OC is Saturday 10/14 at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park in Buena Park. Fossils, artifacts, demonstrations, storytelling, food & more. FREE to attend.
  • The 3rd Annual OozeFest is Saturday 10/14 in Santa Ana. Indulge in unlimited cheesy creations and beer. Tickets required.
  • The 53rd Annual Heritage Festival and Parade is this Saturday 10/14 in Placentia. Craft fair, live entertainment, food, car show & more. FREE to attend.
  • The 14th Annual Newport Beach Art in the Park is Saturday 10/14 from 10am-4pm at the Civic Center. Over 100 artists will be exhibiting their work. FREE to attend.
  • The 47th Annual Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival is all weekend at the Silverado Community Center. Live entertainment, food, contests, 1800’s period activities, petting zoo, Steampunk magic show and more. Admission is $5.
  • The Gem Faire is at the OC Fairgrounds all weekend 10/13-10/15. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. There is a fee for admission and parking.
  • The 43rd Annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch is Sunday 10/15 from 10am-3pm at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. FREE to attend.
  • Fullerton Haunted Walking Tours continue this weekend and run through November 2. Tickets required, call ahead for reservations.

12 Things to Eat, See, and Do this Weekend in Orange County

There’s lots to eat, see and do this weekend in Orange County. Surf City Surf Dog competition is back for another year, as well as the Irvine Global Village Festival, OC Brew HaHa, Taste of Balboa Island, Oktoberfest Parade and so much more!

  • Sunset Serenades continue at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/22. Enjoy live music every Friday night in September from 5:30pm to sunset in the Rockpile Amphitheater (by the whale sculpture). FREE to attend. Schedule:
  • Surf City Surf Dog Competition is Saturday 9/23 at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch as dogs compete in a surf competition. FREE to attend.
  • The Irvine Global Village Festival is Saturday 9/23 from 10am-6pm at Bill Barber Park. Food, marketplace, entertainment & more. FREE to attend.
  • Crusin’ For a Cure car show is Saturday 9/23 from 6am-4:30pm at the OC Fairgrounds. Admission required.
  • The 8th Annual OC Brew HaHa Craft Beer Festival is Saturday 9/23 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. Sample 200+ beers from over 90 breweries. Tickets required.
  • Movie in the Park: Watch “The Secret Life of Pets” on Saturday 9/23 at Melinda Park in Mission Viejo. Movie starts at dusk. FREE to attend.
  • Smithsonian Free Museum Day is Saturday 9/23. There are several participating museums in OC, including the Laguna Art Museum. More info:
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is all weekend in Buena Park at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. Shop for holiday themed craft items from vendors. FREE to attend.
  • The 21st Annual Laguna Beach Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off is Sunday 9/24 from 11am-3pm at Tivoli Too! in Laguna Beach. Admission is $5.
  • The Balboa Island Carnival and Taste of the Island is Sunday 9/24 from 1pm-5pm. Pie eating contest, carnival games, food, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend.
  • The Huntington Beach Old World Oktoberfest Parade is Sunday 9/24. Parade begins at 2pm at Bella Terra and then travels to Old World. FREE to attend.
  • The 6th Annual Taste of Lake Forest is Sunday 9/24 from 12-4pm. Tastings from 20 restaurants, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. Tasting ticket is $10.
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