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Surfing Dogs, Sand Castles, and more – This Weekend in Orange County

There’s no shortage of fun things to do this weekend in Orange County. Watch dogs surf at the Surf City Surf Dog Competition, check out a sandcastle building competition, attend a Chili Cook-Off, Greek Festival, or a Fall Festival, enjoy music on the sand at Ohaha Fest, and more!

  • The last “Sunset Serenades” concert of the season is at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/29. Enjoy live music from 5:30pm to sunset in the Rockpile Amphitheater (by the whale sculpture). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2grF72Q
  • The 10th Annual Surf City Surf Dog Competition is Saturday 9/29 at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch dogs from around the world compete in a surf completion. Surfing starts at 8am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wjECxj
  • The San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival is all weekend at the SJC Community Center. Greek food, pastries, live music, dancing, greek market, kids zone & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1MJ055K
  • The 7th Annual Taste of Lake Forest is Saturday 9/29 from 12-3pm. Tastings from 20 restaurants, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. Tasting ticket is $1, buy as many tastes as you would like. http://bit.ly/2N75buN
  • The Ohana Music Festival is all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Enjoy performances by Eddie Vedder, Eric Church, Mumford and Sons, Norah Jones, Beck, and  more. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1RYOQGo
  • Boo-uena Park Old Tyme Fall Festival is Saturday 9/29 from 12pm-5pm. Spooky storytelling, ghostly tours, halloween-themed vendors & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2OgDYdu
  • The 41st Annual Ultimate Home and Outdoor Living Expo is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds. Products, demonstrations & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2wJrL5W
  • The 15th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival is Sunday 9/30 from 9:30am-4:00pm at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Over 125 authors, storytellers, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2cA55gc
  • The 22nd Annual Laguna Beach Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off is Sunday 9/30 from 11:30am-3pm at Seven7Seven (Art-A-Fair grounds) in Laguna Beach. Admission is $10. http://bit.ly/2yeiH8D
  • The Huntington Beach Old World Oktoberfest Parade is Sunday 9/30. Parade begins at 2pm and is the kick-off to Oktoberfest. http://ocevent.co/1YBOfhn

Fall Fun This Weekend in Orange County

It’s the first weekend of Fall in Orange County and there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy! The Irvine Global Village Festival is back for another year, as well as Surf City Days, Dana Point Lantern District Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Great Pumpkin Weigh-off, and so much more!

  • Movie in the Park: Watch “The Star” on Friday 9/21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
  • Sunset Serenades continue at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/21. 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: http://bit.ly/2MPWt8N
  • Knott’s Scary Farm begins Friday 9/20 and runs select nights through Halloween. Journey through mazes and scare zones. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2yT1h5J
  • Surf City Days takes place all weekend in Huntington Beach. Various events throughout the weekend include a surf competition, car show, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2h5detX
  • The Irvine Global Village Festival is Saturday 9/22 from 10am-6pm at the Orange County Great Park. Food, marketplace, entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2iIK2Ng
  • The 71st Annual Lions Club Fish Fry Carnival & Car Show starts Friday night 9/21 and runs all weekend at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa. Entertainment, carnival rides, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1U0gALT
  • Crusin’ For a Cure Car Show is Saturday 9/22 from 7am-4:30pm at the OC Fairgrounds. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1NTvZga
  • The Great Pumpkin Weigh-off is Saturday 9/22 starting at 10am at the Irvine Park Railroad in Irvine Regional Park. See gigantic pumpkins! KTLA will be there covering the event. FREE to attend but Irvine Regional Park charges an entrance fee per vehicle. http://bit.ly/2don7AO
  • Smithsonian Free Museum Day is Saturday 9/22. There are several participating museums in OC, including the Laguna Art Museum. More info: http://bit.ly/2OFkkoC
  • Concert in the Park: Enjoy “Southland Sings: Broadway Hits” Sunday 9/23 at Balboa Peninsula Park in Newport Beach from 5-6:30pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2M74hh0
  • The Dana Point Lantern District Classic Car and Motorcycle show is Sunday 9/23 from 10am-3pm in Dana Point. Hundreds of custom and classic cars will be on display. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2QH2kLQ
  • Surfin’ Sundays are back at the Huntington Beach Pier, Sunday 9/23 from 11am-6pm. Enjoy a relaxing day of surf music. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2OELlbD
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC: http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County 9/7-9

Summer is starting to wind down but there is still plenty to do this weekend in Orange County. The Tall Ships Festival returns to Dana Point, Flying Miz Daisy Vintage Market is back for another show at the Hanger at the OC Fairgrounds, Sunset Serenades returns to Laguna Beach, and more!

  • Watch “Moana” Friday 9/7 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Sunset Serenades return to Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/7. 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: http://bit.ly/2MPWt8N
  • The Tall Ships Festival is all weekend in Dana Point. Friday night “Sunset Parade Sail”, tour the tall ships, cannon battles, entertainment and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2xOj7m9
  • Flying Miz Daisy Vintage Market is Friday and Saturday inside the Hangar at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa. There will be over 60 curated vintage vendors, a food truck and more. Admission and parking required.  http://bit.ly/2Lq3zM5
  • Halloween Time at Disneyland starts Friday and lasts through Halloween. Enjoy costumed characters, Halloween themed thats & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2cxXWdU
  • The 9th annual Dana Point Lobster Fest Saturday 9/8 from 4pm-10pm at Doheny State Beach. Tickets required: http://bit.ly/2MUxpO2
  • Concert in the Park: Desperado (Eagles tribute) Sunday 9/9 on the Civic Center Green in Newport Beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2M74hh0
  • Oktoberfest kicks off on Sunday 9/9 at Old World in Huntington Beach. Weiner dog races, live music, games & more. Doors open at 2pm. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2NlCL4d
  • Check out our ultimate guide to “Movies in the Park”. There are only a few movie nights left!! All are FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2H5uKck
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC: http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
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