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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.
  • 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:
  • Knott’s Scary Farm begins Friday 9/20 and runs select nights through Halloween. Journey through mazes and scare zones. Admission required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Crusin’ For a Cure Car Show is Saturday 9/22 from 7am-4:30pm at the OC Fairgrounds. Admission required.
  • 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.
  • Smithsonian Free Museum Day is Saturday 9/22. There are several participating museums in OC, including the Laguna Art Museum. More info:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC: