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8 Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend in Orange County, then look no further! You can attend a Full Moon Drum Circle, Noche de Altares (Day of the Dead), a Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire, Pumpkin Launch & more!

  • Taste of San Clemente is Friday 11/3 from 6-10pm at the historic Casino San Clemente. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2i8wuHi
  • Attend a Full Moon Drum Circle Friday 11/3 at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach from approximately 7pm-10pm. Dance by firelight or bring a drum and participate. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kUFBPk
  • The skating at the Irvine Spectrum opens Friday 11/3 and runs through 1/7. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2elPT3B
  • Noche de Altares is Saturday 11/4 from 1pm-10pm on 4th and Birch streets in Santa Ana. This community Dis de los Muertos celebration will include over 100 altars, live entertainment, face painting, shopping, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gNoJKn
  • Irvine Fine Arts Center Holiday Faire is Friday 11/3 from 5pm-9pm and Saturday 11/4 from 9am-4pm on Yale Ave. in Irvine. Shop for handmade gifts, enjoy festive music & more. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2yY2ojN
  • Pumpkin Launch is Saturday 11/4 from 10am-2pm on the athletics fields of CSUF in Fullerton. Watch as pumpkins are launched at targets 200-300 feet away. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ya7ZEw
  • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend 11/4-11/5 at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the fall 2017 Dapper Day on Sunday. Join thousands of other Disney fans as they dress in vintage styles from the bygone era. The Expo is at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall admission is $10. Dapper Day requires Disneyland Park admission. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area. http://bit.ly/2eHjBB4
  • BlizzCon Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming convention is all weekend 11/3-11/4 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Onsite tickets are sold out but you can still buy a virtual ticket to watch the event at home. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area. http://bit.ly/2zKlXcw

Halloween Events in Orange County 2017

Here are some of the Halloween events happening in OC:

  • 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. http://bit.ly/2euQUsx
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2wyE3RM
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2xQzGCp
  • Boots on the Beach Country Pumpkin Patch is all weekend 10/21-10/22 at Newport Dunes. Concert Saturday night, outdoor movie “Cars” and a car show on Sunday. FREE to attend. Parking is $10. http://bit.ly/2xOPNvr
  • Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo is 10/21, 10/22, 10/28, 10/29 from 5:30-8pm. Trick-or-treating, entertainment, games, costume parade & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2xPrmCW
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2xm7nIB
  • Fullerton Haunted Walking Tours run through November 2. Tickets required, call ahead for reservations. http://bit.ly/2jOBxB0
  • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) runs select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC. http://ocevent.co/1NNxnkD
  • Halloween Time at Disneyland runs every night through Halloween. Enjoy costumed characters, Halloween themed thats & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2xPR2eZ
  • Knott’s Scary Farm runs select nights through Halloween. Journey through mazes and scare zones. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2yT1h5J
  • Laguna Niguel’s Haunted Trails are Thursday 10/26, Friday 10/27 and Saturday 10/28 evenings at Crown Valley Park. Adventure through Carnivale themed mazes. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2wJPTUv
  • Fullerton’s OctoBOOfest is Thursday 10/26 from 4-8:30pm in downtown Fullerton. Trick-or-treating, costume parade & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xUExlL
  • Night at the Surfing Museum is Thursday 10/26 from 7-9pm in Huntington Beach. Hear ghost stories and local lore. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2xOT1ig
  • Treat in the Streets Autumn Festival is Thursday 10/26 from 4-7pm in Old Towne Orange Plaza. Trick-or-treating, costume parade & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2hPlcHU
  • Ghosts & Legends Tours are Friday 10/27 and Saturday 10/28 in San Juan Capistrano. Take a walking tour of California’s oldest residential street and learn it’s spooky history. Tickets are $10. http://bit.ly/2wakQ4u
  • Laguna Hills kids events “Ghostly Affair” (ages 6 & under) is Saturday 10/28 at the Community Center. Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2eXmX2G
  • Dana Point Halloween Spooktacular Moonlight Movie is Friday 10/27 from 3-9pm at the Dana Point Community Center. Cookie decorating, magic show, costume parade, games & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2y3Atyq
  • Laguna Hills “Haunted Hills” maze is Friday 10/27 and Saturday 10/28 at the Community Center. Admission is $10. http://bit.ly/2xkjcP7
  • Los Alamitos Trunk-or-Treat is Saturday 10/28 from 5-7:30pm at Little Cottonwood Park. Treasure hunts, trick-or-treating, games & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ytlDiO
  • The OC Halloween Zoo-tacular is Saturday 10/28 from 10am-4pm in Orange. Watch as zoo animal receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. First 100 kids in costume get a free gift. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2w9dv5h
  • Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is Saturday 10/28 in Downtown Anaheim. Festival starts at 11am, parade starts at 6pm. Games, costume contests, pumpkin patch, Dia de los Muertos altars, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2flcQce
  • Mission Viejo’s Hometown Halloween is Saturday 10/28 from 4-7pm at the Community Center. Activities include games, crafts, music, maze & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wKsCS6
  • Los Alamitos Halloween Festival is Saturday 10/28 at the Los Alamitos Race Course. Costume contest, games, pony rides & more. Admission is $3. http://bit.ly/2hOsn2Z
  • Stanton Halloween Fun with Family & Friends event is Saturday 10/28 from 12pm-4pm at Stanton Central Park. Costume contests, crafts, music & more. FREE to attend.
  • The Dana Point Terrifying 10-Miler, Spooky 5K & 10K, and Super Hero Kids Run is Sunday 10/29 at Salt Creek Beach Park. Registration required. http://bit.ly/2xUUbxt
  • Tustin’s Halloween Howl is Tuesday 10/31 from 3-5pm at the Columbus Tustin Activity Center. Costume contests, petting zoo, games, candy & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2hk3m34
  • HB Halloween Fest is Tuesday 10/31 from 4-8pm on Main Street in Huntington Beach. Petting zoo, games, pony rides, entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2dRhwl1

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. http://ocevent.co/1NhvUQz
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2vQ9uqB
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2dWmzRX
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2euQUsx
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2wyE3RM
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2z0wtgu
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2xQzGCp
  • The San Juan Capistrano “Farewell to the Swallows” BBQ is Saturday 10/21 from 12pm-4pm at Zoomars. Live music, $5 BBQ and more. http://bit.ly/2x6BpPe
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2xOPNvr
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2xm7nIB
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