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Fairs & Festivals in Orange County

There’s always something to look forward to celebrating with the many fairs and festivals in Orange County. Take a look at this list and find the next great OC event to enjoy with friends and family. Don’t miss out on all the fun Orange County has to offer.

OC Fairs & Festivals Event Calendar
Orange County Events


Winter Fest OC
November 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024
OC Fair & Event Center | 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626

Winter Fest OC offers a wonderland of holiday magic with winter-themed activities and experiences including Santa, snow play areas, carnival games, delicious food, and more. Take a stroll through stroll through holiday lights, go ice skating, and enjoy a snow tubing slide. There is a nightly tree lighting ceremony with fresh falling snow and a parade at 5:30PM.

Lunar New Year Events

Find all the lunar new festivities happening in Orange County.

Lunar New Year Festival
January 2024
SteelCraft Garden Grove
12900 S. Euclid St., Garden Grove | 12PM – 10PM

Family-friendly celebration for the community to participate in and explore the ways various cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Anatolia Food Festival
January 2024 | 10AM – 4PM
Mason Regional Park | 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

What better way to savor your Sunday than to enjoy a day of food and fun exploring Turkish and Mediterranean culinary cuisines. In addition to sampling new flavors, carnival games will be available for kids to play. This free event is open to the public and donations are requested for food and games.


Black History Parade & Cultural Faire
West Center Street Promenade, Anaheim CA
February 3, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The annual Black History Parade & Cultural Faire is organized by the Orange County Heritage Council and was founded by Helen Shipp. The parade features “noted community members and elected officials, community groups, school and church units, singing and dancing units, city service vehicles, and community members who have participated in the history of Orange County and surrounding areas.” The parade is followed by the cultural faire featuring educational and informational booths and activities, vendor and business booths, youth village and activities, health information and screenings, entertainment, and food.

Tet Festival
February 9-11, 2024
Mile Square Park Freedom Hall | 16801 Euclid Street
Friday, Feb 9: 5PM-10PM | Saturday, Feb 10: 10AM-10PM | Sunday, Feb 11: 10AM-9PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the year of the Dragon at this annual Tet Festival. Hosted by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, you’ll see traditional Vietnamese performances, lion dances, and a firecracker ceremony. The event features food and shopping vendors, live entertainment, carnival rides and games.

UVSA Tet Festival
OC Fair & Event Center | 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
February 9-11, 2024

The Tet Festival celebrates the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture. The Tet Festival includes a Vietnamese Culture Village with exhibits, galleries, performers, vendors, and replicas of traditional Vietnamese villages. There are also several contests to enter, including the Pho eating contest, balut eating contest, children’s pageant, and dance contests.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 8PM
Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with music, dance, and a fusion of musical traditions from East and West.

Valentine’s Day Events

Here are all the Valentine’s Day Events taking place in Orange County.

Laguna Beach Music Festival
February 16-18, 2024
Laguna Playhouse | 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Laguna Beach Music Festival is a multi-day celebration of classical and contemporary music with concerts, community outreach and educational programs, and special events. Guests will enjoy meet-the-artist events, salons, rehearsals, discussions, and during festival week, local schoolchildren will enjoy live music in school. Festival events include the Festival Prelude at the Laguna Art Museum and the Music Meets Dance Opening Night Event.

Sideshow Of Horrors Marketplace
February 10, 2024 | 12PM – 6PM
Heritage Museum Of Orange County | 3101 W. Harvard St. Santa Ana, CA 92704

Sideshow Of Horrors presented by MAAG Marketplace supports farmhouse restoration with unique vendors to shop, cosplay, circus acts, food and drinks, music, photo ops and more. Plus fun for the kids and the kid in you! Admission is free!

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration
February 24-25, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Irvine Regional Park | 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

The Irvine Park Railroad is celebrating 27 years in business and will be hosting a weekend of fun with $2 tickets for train rides – the original price for a train ride when they opened in 1996. There are many other events during the anniversary celebration including panning for gold, carnival games, moon bounce, hay rides and face painting. Activities are one to two tickets per person and cost $2 per ticket. Free activities include live entertainment, raffle, and picture stands. Popcorn, cotton candy, and ice cream can be purchased for $2 each. Additional food and drinks are available for purchase at the train depot snack bar.

2024 TBA | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Phoenix Club | 375 W Central Ave, Brea, CA 92821

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Phoenix Club with Karneval Around the World. Especially for children, this free event includes a costume contest, music and dancing, a balloon drop, games, candy, and more. Doors open at 12:30.


Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
March 1 – April 22, 2024
California Adventure | 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

Calling all Disney Fanatics and Foodies! The Happiest Place on Earth’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is poised to make you even happier. Enjoy Disney-inspired food and drink, plus unique culinary activities and events lined up for the duration of the festival. With regular park admission, guests can access culinary demonstrations, the Festival Marketplace, family activities, crafts, live entertainment, the Jr. Chef Experience and more. Purchase a Sip and Savor Pass to get the most flavor out of your Festival Experience. Special reservation-only events are also available.

Dana Point Festival of Whales
March 1-3, 2024
Dana Point Harbor | 34555 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

The Festival of Whales is a popular annual event that celebrates the return of the Gray Whales that migrate off our Coast. The two day celebration will feature multiple events and activities for the whole family including whale watching excursions, sand sculpture competitions, paddle board clinics, water play, art lessons, car shows, educational lectures, live music, great food, kids fishing clinics, and The Festival of Whales parade to kick the whole thing off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Lantern Festival
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 11AM – 4PM
Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

A free family event, the Pacific Symphony’s Annual Lantern Festival celebrates the Year of the Dragon and marks the return of Spring. Enjoy a Lunar New Year Celebration with music, dancing, art making, games, food, and floating lanterns throughout the concert hall lobby.

Orange County Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week Dates: March 3 – 9, 2024

O.C. Restaurant week offers prix-fixe menus ranging from $15 to $45 plus a luxe prix-fixe menu ranging from $60 to $120. It’s easy to sort your searches, filtering by prix-fixe price range and location including by City, Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Events

Here are all the St. Patrick’s Day events.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
Knott’s Berry Farm
March 8 – April 7, 2024 (Daily) | Fri-Sat Only: Through April 28, 2024

Knott’s annual food-inspired event celebrates the boysenberry and the early beginnings of the park. Special meals, snacks, drinks, and desserts will be featured at locations throughout the park, plus there will be activities, stage shows, live music, and local crafters.

Family Art Festival
Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 10AM – 1PM
Smith Murphy Park | 5290 Cameron Drive, Buena Park

The City of Buena Park Fine Arts hosts The Family Art Festival to provide an opportunity for families to explore the arts together. If your family enjoys hands-on art activities and live music, while learning how to take care of our planet, then this event is for you!

Irish Fest at the Biergarten
Old World Huntington Beach | 7561 Center Ave., #49, Huntington Beach, CA
March 13-17, 2024

The Irish Fest at Old World Huntington Beach’s Biergarten features special events, live music, beer, wiener dog races, and of course corned beef and cabbage.

Sugar Lane Dessert Festival
March 16, 2024 | 5PM – 9PM
Downtown Anaheim | 201 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805

Those extra pounds you worked off with your New Years Resolutions were all in preparation for this moment. Center Street Promenade will be lined with vendors serving up… sweets. You’ll delight in a night of delicious desserts, hand crafted cookies, and much more.

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado Street Faire
March 23, 2024 | Parade begins at 11:00 a.m.
Downtown San Juan Capistrano

The Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire are the culminating events for the three month long festival celebrating the return of the Swallows to San Juan Capistrano from their winter home in Argentina. The parade is one of the largest non-motorized parades in America and dates back to the 1930s. The Swallows Day Parade is part of the Festival de los Golondrinas. The Festival includes multiple events such as the Taste of San Juan, Kids Pet Parade, Hoos’ Gow Day, and more. The Mercado Street Faire offers delicious food, fun for the whole family, a kids play zone, shopping, and entertainment.

Hope Fest OC
Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 1PM – 10PM
OC Fair & Event Center | 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Admission is free to this multicultural festival that celebrates diversity through music and art. Explore a variety of vendors for shopping, plus a selection of food, and enjoy crafts, games, and live musical performances.

OC Wine & Spirit Fest
March 24, 2024 | 11AM – 3PM
Giracci Vineyards & Farms | 16162 Jackson Ranch Road, Silverado

The OC Wine and Spirit Fest brings wines from all over the world, plus craft brews, spirits, ciders, and seltzers. Set at beautiful Giracci Vineyards and Farms, this fun, laid back event also features exhibitors, food trucks, and wine pairings. Proceeds from the event benefit local charities and restoration of The Swanner House.

Field Trip Fest
March 30, 2024
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park | 30573 Avenida La Pata, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Celebrate community and craftsmanship at this festival that features live music, craft beer, a VW Bus show, and food trucks. There are two stages of live music, tastings from over 40 southern California breweries, BBQ, vendors, and much more.

Easter Events
March 31, 2024

Find Orange County Easter events.


Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
March 1 – April 22, 2024 | During Park Hours
California Adventure | 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

Enjoy a few more weeks of The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. Poised to make you happier than ever with Disney-inspired tastes and sips, plus unique culinary activities and events lined up for the duration of the festival. With the purchase of regular park admission, guests will have access to culinary demonstrations, the Festival Marketplace, family activities, crafts, live entertainment, the Jr. Chef Experience and more. Buy a Sip and Savor Pass to get the most flavor out of your Festival Experience. Select reservation-only events are also available.

Lake Forest Pet Expo
April 6, 2024
Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center | 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest

If you love your fur babies, head over to Lake Forest’s Pet Expo to explore all things pets from groomers and veterinarians to local retailers. There will be K9 demonstrations, information booths, vendors, and activities for kids. Friendly pups are welcome at this free community event.

Dolby Theater | 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA
April 12-24, 2024

PaleyFest is back, live and in person at the Dolby Theater. See the stars and creators of your favorite TV shows. Tickets are on sale now and sell out fast. Become a member for discounts on the best seats in the house and VIP access for an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. For more info, go to!

OC Fair & Event Center | 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
April 13-14, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Imaginology is a STEAM fest that is free for all ages. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math come together to inspire and engage. The annual family event features hundreds of booths and vendors that offer information and hands-on activities to explore and discover. From making music to planting seeds, to building models of molecules with toothpicks and marshmallows. See science fair projects and live performances, find new hobbies and enter contests like building a scarecrow or a steampunk hat. Imaginology is packed with fun for the whole family.

Orange County Food & Wine Festival
Sunday, April 14, 2024 |12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Giracci Vineyards & Farms | 16162 Jackson Ranch Road, Silverado, CA 92676

The Orange County Food & Wine Festival is an annual fundraiser that benefits selected youth charities and programs. Participants will enjoy food and wine from leading Orange County restaurants and wine from California wineries located in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and the Santa Barbara areas. The event will also include gifts, products, travel and entertainment items in our silent and live auctions.

OC Cherry Blossom Festival
Huntington Beach Central Park Bandstand
18000 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
April 2024
Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

An annual celebration of Japanese & Japanese American Culture located in Central Park near the bandstand behind the Central Library. The kids loved shopping at many of the anime inspired vendors! The free 3-day event features:

  • Performers and musicians
  • Food and shopping vendors
  • Sakura Night Market (Friday & Saturday)
  • Contests
  • Exhibitors
  • Arts, Crafts, & Games

The Cherry Blossom Festival was started by a Girl Scout who wanted to showcase Japanese Culture in Huntington Beach.

OC Japan Fair
April 19-21, 2024
OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Friday: 5-11 pm; Saturday: 12 pm – 10 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Enjoy a celebration of Japanese culture at the OC Japan Fair – one of the largest cultural celebrations in SoCal, now scheduled for two weekends in 2024: one in April and once in October. Experience live performances by young and famous Japanese stars, an anime cosplay show, Kimono models, and J-Pop music. There will be more than 25 food vendors to choose from showcasing umami flavors or something or something sweet – from Rice Balls of Fire and drinks from the Bonks Lab, to ramen and sushi – you won’t leave hungry. Try a traditional craft workshop to learn calligraphy or learn a new family game to play. At least 40 vendors will be on-site to meet your retail needs. Whether you’re looking for something to add to your anime collection or searching for unique artwork, you’ll find it here.

CA Wine Festival
April 19-20, 2024
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa | 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Sea Terrace Park | 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Wine lovers look forward to the annual California Wine Festival Events. The Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting event on Friday night (6:30 – 9PM) is an evening of some of the best, rarest wines from the region plus delicious delicacies from top chefs. The Beachside Wine Festival on Saturday (1-4PM) features hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews, and a variety of foods to sample from local chefs. The event also features artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, salads, shellfish, chocolates, desserts, and more, plus live music for the afternoon oceanside event.

Hanamatsuri Festival
April 20 & 21, 2024 | 1:00-7:00 PM
909 S Dale Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804

Hanamatsuri, also known as the Flower Festival, celebrates the birth of Siddhārtha Gautama, who became Śākyamuni, the historical Buddha. The pavilion that shelters the baby Buddha statue is adorned with flowers and offerings of sweet tea are made, representing the gentle rain in Lumbini Garden on Siddhārtha’s birthday. The event is free to attend and guests will find foods, games, boutique and craft vendors, exhibits and Japanese performances. Exhibits include a Tea Ceremony, Japanese Artifacts, Kimekomi Dolls, Calligraphy, Ikebana, Swords, and Bonsai. Stage Performances include: Aikido, Taiko Drums, Nihon Buyo (Classical Dance), Kendo, Koto, Karate, and Tsugaru Shamisen/Minyo.

Earth Day Events

List of Orange County Earth Day events.

Orange County Wine Fest
April 20-21, 2024
The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center | 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
21+ to attend

Enjoy three hours of wine tasting from 30+ wineries pouring 100+ wines. Experience a diverse selection of wines including crisp, refreshing whites and deep-flavored reds. Wine enthusiasts can also shop from a collection of local vendors and choose from a variety of panels to attend, plus food trucks will be available to purchase food.

Spring Garden Show
April 25-28, 2024
South Coast Plaza | 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza is a multi-day garden event featuring many unique plant and garden vendors. Visitors will see display gardens from leading landscape designers, spectacular floral centerpieces, daily seminars with industry professionals, and activities and events for the kids.

Festival Of Nations
Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10:30 AM – 4:30PM (Parade is 10:30-11:30)
Central Park | 7821 Walker St., La Palma, CA 90623

The Festival Of Nations celebrates Southern California’s diverse cultures and rich heritage with carnival rides and games, cultural entertainment and performances, vendors, international food options, and a Hometown Parade.

Aliso Viejo Jam Fest and Summer Camp Expo
Aliso Viejo Ranch | 100 Park Avenue, Aliso Viejo
Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 11AM – 2PM

Come out to get a sneak peek at all the summer camp opportunities available in the city and sign up early. Plus, there will be live music by the Canyon Brothers, bounce houses, balloon twisters, photo ops, a rock wall, and many more activities for the whole family to enjoy.


Cinco de Mayo Events

Here all of the Cinco de Mayo events.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
May 2-5, 2024
La Palma Park: 1151 N. La Palma Parkway, Anaheim

The annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration features live music, dance performances, folklorico competitions, carnival rides and games, vendors with delicious food highlighting mexican cuisine, a dignitaries breakfast, and plenty of family fun.

BeachLife Festival
May 3-5, 2024
Seaside Lagoon – 239 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA

BeachLife Festival showcases a diverse lineup of musicians and bands, covering a wide range of genres such as rock, reggae, indie, folk, and more.

La Habra Citrus Fair
321 E. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631
May 3-5, 2024

The 3-day La Habra Citrus Fair is a Youth Expo and Livestock Show with a junior auction. The three day event features a variety of exhibitions, robotics events, vendors, live entertainment, carnival rides and games, a custom car show, and more. This is a fun community event showcasing local youth participation in award-winning agricultural programs. Don’t miss the bubble parade to kick off the event on Friday at 5:30PM!

May Parade
Chapman Avenue, Orange
Saturday, May 4, 2024 | Parade Begins at 10AM

Come out to the Orange May Parade featuring local schools, businesses, community groups, and non-profits. The parade travels along Chapman Avenue from Cleveland Street to Lemon Street.

Rancho Days Fiesta
Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 11AM – 3PM
Heritage Hill Historical Park | 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest

Learn about Orange County’s history, the Native American tribes that inhabited the area, and the role of Mexican Ranchos. The past comes to life at this exciting community event featuring horse riding and roping demonstrations, music and dancing, pinatas, arts and crafts, and tours of historic buildings including the 1863 Serrano Adobe. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Rossmoor Health & Wellness Festival
Rush Park | 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 11AM – 4PM | Free Admission

Bring the family out for this fun community event at Rush Park. Activities will include a health vendor fair, fitness classes, kids fitness zone, live entertainment, healthy food and drink options, professional photos, and more.

Irvine Korean Cultural Festival aka “K-Pomp”
May 2024 TBA
Irvine Civic Center | 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606

The Irvine Korean Cultural Festival (IKCF) serves as a platform to foster cultural awareness both locally and internationally, showcasing a rich blend of traditional and contemporary Korean art, cuisine, and cultural experiences, often referred to as K-Pomp. It endeavors to plant the seeds of cultural appreciation and understanding through its vibrant exhibitions.

Brea Bonanza Days
Downtown Brea | Brea Boulevard and Birch Street
May 17-19, 2024

Brea Bonanza Days is a three day country music festival held in the streets of Downtown Brea. The event features vendors and food, live music and dancing, and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Jurassic Trails and Tales
Crown Valley Park | 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
Not Currently Scheduled For 2024

Families will see Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptors, and T-Rex in their natural environment on a wild prehistoric adventure at Crown Valley Park. This is a can’t miss local favorite so bring the kids and enjoy.

Battle of the Mariachis Festival
May 2024 (Not Currently Scheduled)
Mission San Juan Capistrano | 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano

The Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival is an exciting day-long event featuring live performances by mariachi groups. Attendees will also see the ringing of the historic bells, singing of the National Anthem, additional special performances and awards presentations. There will be food vendors and much more.

OC Greek Fest
May 17-19, 2024
St. John Greek Orth. Church | 405 N. Dale St. Anaheim, CA 92801

The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and expansive “Kidz Zone” with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more. Here are all the Greek Festivals in Orange County.

Crawfish Festival
May 17-19, 2024 | Fat Friday 5-11 PM | Sat. 2-11 PM | Sun. 12 NOON-8 PM
Fountain Valley Sports Park | 16400 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Savor the Flavor of New Orleans Right Here in Southern California! Live Music, New Orleans’s most iconic dishes, freshly made Beignets, Private Cabanas, Dance Floor, Free Souvenir Photo, Carnival Rides and Games, Second Line Parade, Live Cooking Demonstrations, VIP Lounge, DJ and Dance Lessons, and of course, Live Crawfish (flown in from Louisiana daily) boiled in the world’s largest pots, Karaoke with live Band, Magic and Illusion shows (as seen on America’s Got Talent), Kids Area, and more.

Anaheim Children’s Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pearson Park – Harbor Blvd & Sycamore Street

The annual Children’s Festival is a free community event offering arts and crafts and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy a day of fun. Activities inspire kids to engage in the arts and participate in a variety of free lessons including art, dance, and performance. Two stages feature performances and activities featuring karaoke, cultural dance and cheerleading. This exciting family event is sponsored by Muzeo.

Pride In Irvine
May 22, 2024
Irvine Civic Center – 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606

Celebrate Pride with displays, exhibits, and activities by local advocacy and support organizations, find useful resources, enjoy networking, and make new friends. The event includes lots of educational and informative resources and tasty refreshments.

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
May 24-27, 2024 | Free Admission
The Village Green at Euclid and Lampson
Tickets or wristbands must be purchased for rides and games

Held every Memorial Day weekend, The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is the city’s biggest event of the year. This free event kicks off with the slicing of the strawberry shortcake. Come get a slice! Saturday morning, see the Strawberry Festival parade. The event includes rides and attractions, contests to participate in, celebrities, vendors, entertainment, food and more.

Scottish Fest
May 25-26. 2024
OC Fair & Event Center | 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Enjoy two days of family fun over Memorial Day Weekend with Celtic music, Highland dancers, heavy athletics, Scottish Clans, Scottish Food, whiskey, vendors, and more!

Summer Showcase
Crown Valley Community Center
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
May 31, 2024 | 4PM – 8PM

The Laguna Niguel Summer Showcase features an introduction to all the summer activities offered by the Parks and Recreation department. Meet instructors, talk about summer camps and sign up early, check out a bike safety workshop, participate in crafts and face painting, and pick up some special treats.

Placentia Jazz & Art Festival
Bradford Park – 136 E. Palm Circle, Placentia, CA 92870
2024 Not Currently Scheduled | 3:00 – 9:00 PM
Children under 10 are free

The Placentia Jazz & Art Festival supports local music and art programs, with performances by Tuffree MS, El Dorado HS, EdCode quintet led by El Dorado band director Eric Samson, CSUF Latin Band led by Francisco Torres and headliner Grammy-award winning pianist Bill Cunliffe and CSUF Faculty Band. Visit Artist Alley to see local artists and El Dorado HS & Tuffree MS Arts programs. The event also includes an art contest, food, and vendors.

Also beginning May 31st (see below for event info):
OC Night Market
Brea Summerfest
Newport Beach Jazz Festival


OC Night Market
May 31-June 2, 2024 & June 7-9, 2024
OC Fair & Event Center | 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

The OC Night Market draws thousands of visitors to the OC fairgrounds to enjoy all that delights the senses. Inspired by Asian night markets, with over 200 vendors, visitors can indulge in delicious food and drink, shop for merch, peruse the goods of talented artisans, participate in games and crafts, enjoy live performances and entertainment, and much more. Additional Night Markets take place September.

Brea Summerfest
May 31-June 2, 2024
St. Angela Merici Parish School | 585 S Walnut Ave., Brea, CA 92821

A Brea tradition, the SummerFest 3-day celebration of food, family and fun, has grown to become the largest community event in North Orange County. SummerFest is a free to attend festival featuring nine bands plus rides, attractions, games, an auction, food, beer, wine, cocktails and much more!

Newport Beach Jazz Festival
May 31-June 2, 2024
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach | 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

The Newport Beach Jazz Festival is a three-day event featuring world-class Jazz, R&B, and Soul music with Anthony Hamilton, Tower of Power, Sheila E., Damien Escobar, Lalah Hathaway, RnR ft. Rick Braun + Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, Sheléa and many more throughout the weekend!

Celebration of the Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 11AM – 4PM
Hurless Barton Park | 4701 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, CA

This free festival is sponsored by Yorba Linda Arts Alliance Foundation and City of Yorba Linda Parks & Recreation to showcase art and music in the community. Includes Art, entertainment, and food and is fun for all ages.

Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook Off
El Camino Real & E. Main St. Tustin, CA 92780
Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 11am to 6pm

A beloved local event, the Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook Off is the world’s biggest single-day chili cook-off and features carnival rides and games, a Kids Fun Zone, family friendly contests, beer and wine, food vendors, shopping, and performers and entertainment. Come out to the street fair and try the chili and salsa that are being judged.

Island Rodeo: Boots, Chaps, and Cowboy Hats – Balboa Island Parade
Sunday, June 2, 2024
| 11:00AM

Come out and enjoy the Balboa Island Parade the join in the after party in front of the fire station with live music by the country western band Whiskey Hayride. Fun for the whole family.

Sugar Plum’s Summer Festival
June 5-8, 2024
Westminster Mall | 1044 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683

This event is for all arts and crafts fans. Visit this festival to pick from an array of handmade crafts, holiday home décor, garden accessories, unique personalized gifts, clothing, jewelry and much more! Sugar Plum Festivals are proud to be your one stop shop for all of your holiday décor and home and garden needs.

Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival
Balboa Yacht Club
Saturday, June 8, 2024

The Balboa Yacht Club hosts the Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival on the second Saturday of June each year. The Wooden Boat Festival attracts nearly 4,000 people to enjoy the marine art, People’s Choice awards for best-in-class vessels, delicious food, live music and special activities

Cypress Summerfest
June 14, 2024 | 5PM – 9PM
Cypress Civic Green | 5275 Orange Ave, Cypress

Come out to the Cypress Summerfest for crafts, games, activities, booths, and food trucks. At 8PM, there will be a movie on the Green.

Summer Suds Brewfest
Saturday, June 2024 | 12PM – 4PM
Fountain Valley Sports Park | 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley

Come enjoy 40+ craft breweries with over 100 beers to taste plus a selection of kombucha tea, seltzers and food tastings to enjoy. Event includes live performances from local bands, a giant party game arena for some friendly competition, beer magicians and some of SoCal’s best food vendors cuisine. Summer Suds Brewfest is a proud partner of Fountain Valley Community Foundation. After the Brewfest, head over to the Fountain Valley Summerfest, also at the Sports Park from 4-11PM.

Fountain Valley SummerFest
June 13-16, 2024
Fountain Valley Sports Park | 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley

Hours: Thursday 5PM – 10PM, Friday 5PM – 11PM, Saturday 2PM – 11PM, Sunday 12PM – 8PM

SummerFest is back! Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. This year’s event will include live bands performing on stage, drone shows, rides, fireworks, food and a beer garden. Drone Shows will light up the sky on Friday and Saturday. Free parking will be available.

Baroque Music Festival
Corona Del Mar
June 16-23, 2024

See live concerts over eight days in beautiful venues in the Corona Del Mar area, including Sherman Gardens.

Taste of Japan
Anaheim GardenWalk
Friday – Sunday, June 21-23, 2024

Enjoy various Japanese culinary creations, experience Japanese pop culture, anime, cosplay, entertainment, activities, shopping and family fun! VIP ticketholders will also have the opportunity to taste an extensive selection of Japanese beer and sake, for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Doheny Surf & Art Festival
June 22-23, 2024
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the surf culture, art, and lifestyle of Southern California at this family-friendly event featuring activities and events including a vendor village, surf contests for all ages, a surf tricks exhibition, demonstrations, entertainment, a car show, and more. There is often live music at this event as well as exhibitors showcasing surf-related art. Stay all weekend by reserving one of the beach-front campsites and explore all the things Doheny State Beach has to offer!

Irvine Greek Fest
June 21-23, 2024
St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church Irvine | 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine
Friday: 5PM – 10PM | Saturday: 12PM – 10PM | Sunday: 12PM – 9PM
Admission: $3 per person | Kids 10 & Under are Free | Active Duty Military & Veterans are Free

Hosted by Orange County’s largest Greek Orthodox congregation, the Greek Fest offers a variety of traditional Greek food, live entertainment by the Takis Kokotas Band and authentic Greek folk dancing. Take a church tour to learn more about Orthodox Christianity and explore 5,000 square feet of stunning mosaic art inside the church comprised of millions of mosaic glass pieces. The Irvine Greek Fest also includes play areas for kids, A Greek marketplace for shopping from local vendors, and plenty of traditional Greek pastries!

Juneteenth Celebration
June 2024
Centennial Park | 3000 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

This historical celebration is an education, empowering, and entertaining day to celebrate freedom and opportunity. Event is family friendly and includes kids activities, live entertainment, food, and guest speakers.

Anaheim Convention Center
June 26 – 29, 2024

Vidcon is a convention where digital content creators, fans and brands all come together for meet and greets, live performances, panels & workshops and much more. The main purpose of VidCon is to provide a platform for creators to connect with their fans and for fans to meet their favorite online personalities.

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival
Lions Park | 570 18th Street, Costa Mesa
June 28-30, 2024

Enjoy three days of family fun including entertainment, fish dinners, beer and wine garden, carnival rides, games, blues and rock bands, drawings and vendor booths.

OC Pride Day Festival
Saturday, June 2024

The parade starts at Birch Park in Santa Ana and travels to Third Street where the festival opens.

Sawdust Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Friday, June 28, 2024 to Sunday, September 1, 2024

The Sawdust Festival began in 1966 and has grown into one of Laguna Beach’s most loved events, featuring over 150 local artists displaying and selling paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and clothing. Special events throughout the summer include theme days, Taco Tuesday, Art Alive!, fashion shows, auctions, on-stage musical acts, and magicians. The Sawdust Festival is fun for all ages and offers interactive experiences like art classes, demonstrations, and much more!

Anaheim Packing House Summer Citrus Celebration
Anaheim Packing District | 440 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805
June 2024

The Historic Anaheim Packing House celebrates their anniversary with a day packed full of events and activities like free historical tours hosted by the Anaheim Historical Society, free classes at Farmers Park hosted by Master Gardeners, shopping from vendors, live music, a Citrus Centennial Cocktail Garden, and more.


Field Of Valor
July 1 – 14, 2024
| Daily
Irvine Civic Center – 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

See a field of flags on display in honor of loved ones. Flags are purchased by family members in dedication to active, veteran, or fallen military members, and will be displayed on the Civic Center lawn for the entirety of the event. Proceeds from the Field of Valor are in benefit to Irvine’s 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee.

4th of July Events

Find the many Independence day events in Orange County and near you.

Brea Country Fair
July 4, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
City Hall Park – 401 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, CA

Come out for the annual Brea Country Fair for food, rides and games, fun kid-friendly activities, live music, and more. Auto enthusiasts can bring their cars and park on Walnut to reconnect and view other classics and custom cars.

Festival of Arts
July 3 – August 30, 2024
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

A standing community event since 1932, Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters is one of Laguna Beach’s most popular events featuring art from over 100 Orange County-based artists. You’ll find unique and handcrafted art and goods here including sculpture and paintings, photography, jewelry and clothing. The event features award winning artists, demonstrations, tours, a junior art exhibit, plus you can view the Festival’s permanent collection of over 1100 works of art. Guests can enjoy on-site dining, weekly music events, fashion shows, junior artist celebrations, artist meet and greets, and more.

Pageant of the Masters
July 6 – August 30, 2024
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2024 Theme: “A La Mode: The Art Of Fashion”

Alongside the Festival Of Arts, Pageant of the Masters is a Laguna Beach tradition dating back to 1932. A visual performing arts masterpiece, live actors take the stage recreating classic and contemporary works of art, complete with guided narration and a full orchestra. This is a theatrical event I think everyone should experience at least once, with intricate costuming and magical set designs. Food and drinks can be enjoyed during the performance and guests are invited to either bring their own picnic-style, or purchase from one of the on-site vendors.

Sweet Street Dessert Festival
July 2024
Downtown Anaheim | 201 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805

It’s time for round two of the Sweet Street Dessert Festival. Center Street Promenade will be lined with vendors serving up… sweets. You’ll delight in a night of delicious desserts, hand crafted cookies, and much more.

Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Friday, July 19 – August 18, 2024 | Open Wed. thru Sun. til Midnight

An essential summer event, The Orange County Fair features all your favorite fair food, thrilling carnival rides, headlining acts at The Pacific Amphitheater, local entertainment in The Hangar, and exciting events like rodeos and demolition derbies in the Sports Arena. Stoll through the exhibit halls to shop from vendors, see educational exhibits or culinary demonstrations, and participate in hands-on crafts and activities. The highlight of the fair is the animals! Don’t miss walking through the agriculture areas to see the livestock raised by 4-H members and youth organizations. What’s better than baby pigs, fluffy bunnies, and friendly goats?

San Clemente Ocean Festival
San Clemente Beach & Pier | 622 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
July 21-22, 2024

The San Clemente Ocean Festival is one of the premier Orange County surf events featuring two days packed with competitions and activities for families and athletes of all skill levels. Events include Dory Boat races, beach runs, surf competitions, sand sculpting contest, vintage car exhibits, art shows, and a youth pavilion with arts and crafts, live entertainment, and more.

US Open of Surfing
Huntington Beach Pier | Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway
July 2024

Huntington Beach is taken over every July by the world’s biggest surfing competition and festival with world-renowned surfers who battle it out on the waves of OC. Downtown Huntington Beach becomes the epicenter of all-things surfing during the 9-day event and includes the surfers Hall of Fame inductions, exciting competitions for BMX and skateboarding, on-stage music, and shopping from surf-themed vendors and artists.


La Habra Host Lions Club Pasta Fest & Car Show
August TBA, 2024 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
La Habra Community Center – 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra CA

Come out for an evening of family fun! Enjoy a pasta dinner and other activities including a car show, ice cream truck, kids corner, escape room, entertainment and more.

Festival of the Butterflies
Saturday, August 2024 | 10am – 4pm
Los Rios Park – 31791 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

This free event features garden tours with butterfly experts and educators, live music, children’s activities, a butterfly café and much more.

Brea Fest
Friday, August 2024 | 6:30PM – 10:00PM
Brea Civic and Cultural Center

This free event includes food and drink tickets with a variety of vendors, beer and wine, live music and entertainment, art exhibits, kids activities, and more.

Fiesta Music Festival
Sunday, August 2024 | 10AM – 7PM
100 & 200 Blocks of Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
Free Admission

Come enjoy a day of live music, US Air Force exhibits, shopping from local vendors, non-profit booths, games, arts and crafts, kids activities, and contests.

Chicano Heritage Festival
Flower Street, Santa Ana
Sunday, August 2024

The Chicano Heritage Festival celebrates the city’s Chicano experience and culture, featuring live entertainment, food, arts, cultural exhibits, and more.

BBQ Music Fest
August 2024
Fountain Valley Sports Park – 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Come out to the BBQ Music Fest and feast on phenomenal food from local and national award-winning pitmasters, from pulled pork sandwiches to fall-off-the-bone finger-licking good ribs and chicken. And you won’t want to miss the All You Can Eat VIP Rib Village. There are multiple competitions, roaming cowboys, live music, cooking demonstrations, strolling magicians, kids activity area, animal shows and petting zoo, live reptile exhibit, karaoke with live bands, local artisans, and more.

Sea Country Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 25-27, 2023
23804 El Lazo, Laguna Niguel
Free Admission

A 3-day end of summer celebration with live performances and entertainment, carnival rides and games, food, and many more activities and attractions. Purchase your ride wristbands ahead of time at Crown Valley Community Center and enjoy a weekend packed full of fun.

California is For Lovers Festival
Saturday, August 2024
Oak Canyon Park – 5305 E Santiago Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA

The Is For Lovers Festival is a touring festival which features artists, which vary from location to location, including Jimmy Eat World, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, The Story So Far, 3OH!3, Bayside, Underoath, State Champs, Mayday Parade, Thursday, and more. Is For Lovers Festival also makes a point of incorporating local businesses, both via the food options on site but also featuring an adjacent marketplace and activities area showcasing local makers and creators, to give the fans a fun and unique experience.

Chalk Art Festival
August 2024 | 5:30-8:30PM

The Chalk Art Festival is fun for the whole family. Hosted by the Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center, this event includes impressive chalk art displays, art, music, food trucks, and more.

Great Labor Day Cruise
2024 TBA
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626

The Great Labor Day Cruise will celebrate their 38th anniversary this year. This event is presented by OCCA, Inc. OCCA is a Not-For-Profit Organization and their events throughout the year are made possible by the volunteers. At this event, spectators will be able see well over 1,000 pre-1987 vintage autos, classics and street rods. This event is not only a car show, but a true family event that everyone can enjoy.


Orange International Street Fair
August 30-September 1, 2024
Old Towne Orange Plaza at Glassell & Chapman
Friday: 5PM – 10PM; Saturday: 10AM – 10PM; Sunday: 10AM – 10PM
Free admission

A community celebration of global cuisine since 1973, The Orange International Street Fair highlights food, music, and culture from around the world. Old Towne Orange is transformed into a fun and immersive experience with individual streets dedicated to different cuisines. Past streets include Irish Street, Swiss Street, Asia Street, English Street, Brazil Street, Greek Street, and All American Street (just to name a few!) Want some fun for the kiddos? Head over to Children’s Street for fun crafts and games and (other) kid-friendly food.

Original Lobster Festival
September 6-8, 2024
Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Friday: 5PM – 11PM; Saturday: 12PM – 11PM; Sunday: 12PM – 9PM

You won’t want to miss this celebration. Thousands of pounds of fresh Maine Lobster are flown in daily to serve from the world’s largest cooker, steaming a full 1000 pounds of lobster at once. Enjoy perfectly prepared whole lobster, lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese, lobster tacos, and even lobster fries! If lobster isn’t reason enough to attend, you can hit the dance floor and take a dance lesson, enjoy live performances, carnival rides and games, sing your favorite songs in the karaoke lounge, relax in the live sports tent, and try signature cocktails like the “Screaming Lobster”. There’s plenty for the kids too, from magic shows and critter encounters, to face painting and crafts. View ticket options and purchase your passes here.

Civil War Days
September 2024
Huntington Beach Central Park – 18381 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

The Huntington Beach Civil War Days event is a live historical reenactment held in Central Park behind the Huntington Beach Central Library. Event attendees will see reenactments of battles complete with cannons, soldiers, and horses, tent camps that are open for the public to observe, readings of the Gettysburg Address, twilight concerts, reenactments of political rallies for the Election of 1860, weapons demonstration, and more. Meet President Lincoln, General Grant, and other historic figures from the Civil War plus visit Reedsburg, a historic civilian town, and learn about what life was like in the 19th century. in There is also a reenactment swap meet that features vintage and antique items, period costumes, books, toys, and more. Stay for the Saturday night taco dinner open to the public and mingle with the actors for a fee.

626 Night Market
September 6-8, 2024 – 4PM – 11PM
OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

The OC Night Market draws thousands of visitors to the Orange County fairgrounds in Costa Mesa for a sensory delight. Inspired by traditional Asian night markets, offering an array of food and drink for visitors to indulge in from more than 200 food & retail vendors. Plus, guests can shop for merch, peruse handmade goods from talented artisans, participate in games, get crafty, enjoy live entertainment, and more.

OC Yoga Festival
September TBA, 2024; 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Huntington Beach

All yoga lovers are invited to attend the OC Yoga Festival in Huntington Beach. This event will be hosted by the top yoga studios in the area. Some of the activities include a 5k fun-run, classes and demonstrations, meditation & sound healing, workshops, talks, live music, a DJ and dance party, and over 80 vendors! Get access to unlimited yoga classes with a VIP ticket (single day and two-day tickets are available). General Admission tickets get you access to one class.

Mid-Autumn Festival
September 13, 2024
Great Park | 8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618

A collaboration with the Couth Coast Chinese Cultural Center, the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine is a cultural celebration with food, art, educational exhibits and displays, cultural performances and demonstrations, and more. Also sometimes known as a Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, these events celebrate the moon and bountiful harvests and are common in East and Southeast Asian Communities.

Dana Point Maritime Festival aka Tall Ships Festival
September 13-15, 2024 – Fri., 4PM – 10PM; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Some activities go later)
Dana Point Harbor: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive

Celebrate California’s maritime history at Dana Point’s annual Maritime Festival. Dedicated historical reenactors put on a real-life presentation of the era of tall ships posing as sailors and pirates, complete with cannons and boat tours. You can even sail the seas yourself as part of the tall ship Parade of Sails, or watch from the shore. Other activities happening during the festival include a craft brewery tasting event, Pirate School, dining with mermaids, and a Pirate & Mermaid Ball. In addition to traditional festival features like food, live music, and vendors, guests can also enjoy tall ship era activities like making candles, learning to tie knots, and panning for gold.

Dozynki Harvest Festival
September 2024
Pope John Paul II Polish Center | 3999 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda, CA

This Polish cultural celebration dating back to the 16th century gives thanks for a bountiful harvest. The festival includes costumed Polish folk dancers, family activities, and traditional Polish food and beer such as pierogi and kielbasa.

Brew Ha Ha Left Coast Luau
September 2024
– 2PM – 10PM
Oak Canyon Park: 5305 E. Santiago Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA
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Brew Ha Ha features a day of craft beer tasting with a lineup of all-star musical guests. Get unlimited beer tastings until 5PM. Choose from over 160 craft beers, seltzers, and ciders and purchase Polynesian Inspired food and drinks. Food trucks and vendors will be on site.

Santa Ana Fiestas Patrias
September 2024
Flower Street, Santa Ana – Between Civic Center Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard

This lively street fair and parade celebrates Latin American Independence with cultural activities, exhibits, and performances, delicious food, live music, carnival rides, and much more.

Country Jam
September 2024
Marina Green Park Long Beach

Coastal Country Jam is one of Southern California’s premier Country Music Festivals with some of the top names in country music gracing the stage with views of the ocean as the backdrop.

Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair
September 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church – 995 N. West St. Anaheim, CA

This free event features local crafters, vintage vendors, and local artists with unique goods and food items for sale. This event is free to the public.

Los Al Street Fair
Saturday, September 2024

The Los Al street fair takes place on Florista, Reagan, and Pine Streets, and features a vendor fair, car show, touch a truck, kids zone, performances, beer garden and much more. You can also participate in one of two race events, The Glow Run on the 23rd is an after-dark race, and the 5K/10K takes place on Saturday morning. The Los Al Street Fair coincides with the Week of Los Al celebration that runs from September 16-24 and features Race Los Al, Bikes and Bites (September 17), and Los Al Family Day (September 18).

Fiesta Latina en Irvine
Sunday, September 22, 2024 | 11 A.M.–3 P.M.
Great Park

Learn about the cultures and contributions of Latin American indigenous communities and those with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central and South American roots through music, food, language, literature, and art. This free event is open to all ages.

BeachLife Ranch Festival
September 2024
Seaside Lagoon – 239 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA

The BeachLife Ranch Festival live music, art, and culinary event is an annual event that celebrates the spirit of beach culture, country and americana music, and community. Held in picturesque Redondo Beach the festival brings together people of all ages and backgrounds for a memorable experience.

Westminster Fall Festival
September 2024
Westminster Civic Center | 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA

This three-day fall festival is expected to draw thousands of visitors! Come out and celebrate the season with exciting activities, food, entertainment, and fun! Stay tuned for more details.

Laguna Hills Heritage Day & Carnival

Laguna Hills Community Center | 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA
Saturday, September 2024 | 10am-6pm

Celebrate the vibrant and rich history of the area at Heritage Day featuring live entertainment, carnival rides and games, historical demonstrations such as a blacksmith, character re-enactors, sheep shearing, a saloon (21+), and a wide variety of food vendors.

Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Avenue
September – November 2024
Open Wednesday through Sunday, times vary

Old World Huntington Beach has hosted Orange County’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration since 1977. The annual festival features traditional German food, German bands, competitions, events, and German beer. Old World is a small village-like area known for it’s traditional German restaurant and fun special events. Enjoy some of the best Bratwurst in town, sauerkraut, German potato salad and much more. Participants won’t want to miss the Oktoberfest Parade that travels through nearby Bella Terra shopping center and ends at the Old World Festival Hall. The parade will include historic horse-drawn carriages, traditionally decorated floats, and the Oktoberfest bands.

BP CultureFest
Saturday, September 2024
Buena Park Civic Center
6650 Beach Blvd., Buena Park

Explore different cultures from around the world with performances, food, community booths, and family friendly activities.

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival
September 2024
San Juan Capistrano Community Center
25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

The annual San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival is returning in September at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center. Come out for a weekend of fun celebrating Greek culture through dancing lessons, performances, live music, a market with vendors, children’s activities, and food and drink available to purchase. Try a delicious gyro or decadent Greek pastries and enjoy shopping, dancing, and exploring the event all weekend long.

Ohana Festival
Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2024
Doheny State Beach | Dana Point, CA

Ohana Fest features a diverse lineup of musicians and performers, artists, surfers, ocean conservationists and more. The festival was founded by Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of the band Pearl Jam, and the name “Ohana” is a Hawaiian word meaning “family,” and the festival is known for its relaxed and inclusive atmosphere.

Anaheim Health Fair
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
Saturday, September 2024

More than 150 doctors, healthcare professionals, and community members join together to provide free health screenings and services for family members of all ages. Free services include dental extractions and fillings, vision services, consultations with specialists, flu shots, hearing tests, physicals, EKGs, chiropractic care, acupuncture, bone density assessment, testing for diabetes, cholesterol, and hemoglobin, mammograms, and pap smears.

Oktoberfest Events

Celebrate Oktoberfest with all these Orange County events.


The Pacific Airshow
Friday, October 4 – 6, 2024
Huntington Beach Pier
Airshow: 10:30AM – 4:30PM daily | Beach & Street Festival: All day

The Pacific Airshow is coming to Huntington Beach once again. All weekend long, viewers will enjoy flyovers and performances from a variety of planes including The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, T-33 “Ace Maker”, the FedEx 757, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows, Mike Wiskus Lucas Oil Aerobatics, and Lyon’s Air Museum C-47 Dakota “Willa Jean”, and many more. In addition to air displays, the beach and pier will feature festival activities and vendors. The main seating area for the air show that requires tickets will be on the south side of the pier. Parking for the event is in the Huntington City and State Beach lots, or farther down at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Street parking may be found in the nearby communities. Beach parking fills up early.

St. Simon & Jude Annual Fall Festival
September – October 2024
20444 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach
Friday: 5PM-11PM | Saturday: 12PM – 11PM | Sunday: 12PM – 9PM

St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church hosts one of the areas best small-scale community fairs. Come out and enjoy live entertainment, games and rides, fair food, a talent show, and more.

OC Moon Festival
Sunday, October 2024
Mile Square Park | 16801 Euclid Street

The annual free OC Moon festival celebration is a free, family-friendly festival will feature food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, live entertainment, children’s activities, and free moon cakes and lanterns for kids. 

Annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest
Sunday, October 2024 | 10AM – 4:30PM
Corona Del Mar State Beach – 3100 Ocean Blvd., Newport Beach, CA

The theme for the 60th annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest is California Dreamin’, to celebrate all the beauty of the Golden State. Sign up in advance to compete, or just come out as a spectator to view all of the amazing creations.

Cypress Community Festival
Oak Knoll Park – 5700 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA 90630
Friday, October 2024

The Cypress Community Festival is a celebration that originated when Cypress was a community with more cows than people, and the town was called Dairy City and is followed by a day packed full of events including a car show, chili and salsa cook off, vendor and information booths, a business expo, arts and crafts activities, live entertainment, games and rides, public safety island with booths and demonstrations from local police and firefighters, softball games, and more. Headliners for 2022 are No Duh on Friday night, and TUPUA and Knyght Ryder on Saturday.

Tustin Tiller Days
October 2024

Columbus Tustin Park – 17522 Beneta Way, Tustin, CA 92780
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free admission

Tustin Tiller Days has been a regular tradition since 1957, celebrating Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Local non-profit organizations get the opportunity to promote their cause and raise funds, while participants enjoy carnival rides and games, delicious foods, and browsing booths of local merchants and artisans.

Mid-Autumn Festival
October 2024 | 4pm – 9pm
Centennial Park – 3000 W Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704

Also known as the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates Asian cultures and the communities Vietnamese residents. There are a variety of cultural celebrations and performances including lion dances and lantern decorating.

Rancho Family Fest
October 2024
Rancho Santa Margarita Central Park
30842 La Miranda, Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Family Fest is a popular annual event featuring live music, beer and wine, food vendors, business exhibitors, a kid’s zone, and much more. Kids 12 and under are free.

Elvis Festival
Sunday, October 2024
10 AM – 6PM
Historic Main Street Garden Grove
Free admission | Free parking

The Annual Elvis festival is back at Garden Grove, and this year’s celebration is a extra special. This year they will be celebrating the Platinum Anniversary! The Elvis Festival Ambassador for the 21st year will be Kirk Wall of Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. Audience members will be treated to bluegrass versions of the the eternally loved Elvis Presley. That’s only the beginning of the performances and it doesn’t stop there. Food trucks will be the event, showcasing all of their Elvis themed menu items, along with many restaurants and businesses on Main Street.

Korean Arirang Festival
Thursday-Sunday, October 2024
Garden Grove Park | 9301 Westminster Ave. Garden Grove, CA 92844

The Korean-American festival offers a an experience packed with entertainment, carnival rides, K-Pop, diverse vendors, food, and beverages. Attendees can enjoy the festivities without worrying about parking fees or admission charges, as both are completely free.

La Habra Corn Festival
Friday-Sunday October 2024

El Centro Lions Park – 320 E Erna Ave, La Habra, CA 90631
Fri.: 5:30PM – 11PM; Sat.: Parade at 9:30AM, Festival 11AM – 11PM ; Sun.: 11AM – 8PM

An annual tradition for over 70 years featuring live entertainment, music, food, games, rides, and a marketplace. Don’t miss the parade on Saturday morning!

Irvine Global Village Festival
Orange County Great Park – 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA
October 5, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Irvine Global Village Festival celebrates cultures from around the world, with music and performances by musical groups and entertainers. Multi-cultural food will be available to purchase from local restaurants and food trucks. Shop for international goods from vendors and artisans offering textiles, gifts, crafts, and art. The Kid’s Village will include kid-inspired music, crafts, sports, and games, as well as kid-friendly food options. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day including martial arts, tennis, crafting, music, and dancing. Educational and interactive exhibits will be available for guests to learn and enjoy.

Placentia Heritage Festival
Tri-City Park – 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd., Placentia
October 2024 | 10AM – 4PM

For over 50 years, the annual Heritage Festival has brought the community together to celebrate. Kick the day off with a pancake breakfast from 6:30AM – 10AM and a parade at 9:30 AM. There is a car show, craft fair, games, inflatables, beer and wine garden, business expo, food booths, DJs, nonprofit displays, and more.

Carnival Colossal & Food Truck Festival
October 2024

Vista Hermosa Sports Park | 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente
Thurs: 6-10PM | Fri: 5PM-12AM | Sat: 12PM-12AM | Sun: 12PM-10PM

Come to the Carnival Colossal and enjoy rides, games, food, music, and live entertainment. Discount Tickets can be purchased BEFORE the carnival begins at: San Clemente Aquatics Center, San Clemente Community Center, and Boys & Girls Club.

Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival
October 2024

Silverado Community Center – 27641 Silverado Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA, 92676
Saturday Fair: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday Live Music until 10:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to dusk.

The Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival has been a community tradition since 1970. The event kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. with the “Unparade” led by the notorious wagon driven Silverado Outlaws! The unparade will include Western horseback riders, members of the Acjachemen tribe, scouts, dancers, and classic cars along Silverado Canyon Road to the “fairgrounds. Watch out for the live action robbery and gunfight at the Silverado Café and Canyon Market. Wear your favorite hillbilly western wear and join the fair to enjoy music from folk and country bands, local arts & crafts merchants, 1800s period activities, fun contests, delicious food, a kid’s pumpkin patch, and much more. Don’t miss the wild west reenactments throughout the weekend and enjoy the demonstrations, dancing, food, and fun.

Silverado Days
October 2024
William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Dr, Buena Park, CA 90620
Free admission & parking

The annual Silverado Days event in Buena Park hosted by the Buena Park Noon Lions club features 15 food booths, 90 arts & crafts booths and 30 carnival rides and games to share with your family and friends. There will be music, contests, chili cook off, corn hole tournament, and much more. Bring the family and enjoy all the festivities.

In-n-Out Festival & Concert
Fairplex In-n-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip
Sunday, October 2024

At the In-N-Out Burger festival you can enjoy drag racing, car shows, carnival games, tasty food, In-N-Out Burger Cookout Trucks, and live bands playing your favorite hits. The Rock 2 Freedom Benefit Concert features ZZ Top, 311, and .48 Special, where In-N-Out owner Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson’s band will also perform.

OC Japan Fair
October 18 – 20, 2024
OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Friday: 5-11 pm; Saturday: 12 pm – 10 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the OC Japan Fair – one of the largest cultural celebrations in SoCal. Live performances from young and famous Japanese stars plus an anime cosplay show, Kimono models, and J-Pop music. Choose from over 25 food vendors to indulge in umami or something on the sweeter side – from Rice Balls of Fire and drinks from the Bonks Lab, to ramen and sushi – you won’t leave hungry. Try out traditional craft workshops to learn the art of calligraphy or a new family game to play with the family. Over 40 vendors will be on-site to satisfy your urge to shop. Whether you’re looking for something to add to your anime collection or searching for some sweet unique artwork, you’ll find it here.

Roar Cultural Festival
October 2024
Fullerton Downtown Plaza (125 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832)

The annual Roar Festival is a free 3-day Korean event that takes place in Fullerton Downtown Plaza and welcomes all communities. Anticipating thousands of attendees, the festival merges Korean cuisine, artists, performers, and vendors, offering an immersive celebration of Korean heritage.

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 2024
Downtown Anaheim, Center St Promenade | Admission Free

This annual event is a favorite among locals. There are all-day activities for the whole family and a Halloween parade in the evening.

Halloween Events

There are many Halloween festivals and celebrations in Orange County to check out.


Fun Zone Festival
Balboa Island Museum
Balboa Fun Zone | 600 East Bay Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
Friday, November 2024 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Fun Zone Festival will feature food, drinks (open bar!, live entertainment, carnival games and prizes plus a silent auction.

Punk In The Park
Oak Canyon Park – 5305 E Santiago Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA
November 2024

The Punk In The Park Beer & Music Festival is on! See your favorite punk bands on three stages. Get general admission or a weekend pass. Plus, guests with tasting tickets get unlimited beer tastings. Also on site, food vendors, games and exhibitors. Kids are welcome at this all-ages event but they must have a ticket 5 and older.

California Wine Festival
November 8-9, 2024
Paséa Hotel & Spa – 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The California Wine Festival is one of the most prestigious events in Southern California, featuring California’s best wineries offering rare and vintage wines, complemented by delicious gourmet appetizers prepared by the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors. Guests will enjoy live music and ocean views at the Paséa Hotel & Spa. Friday’s event is the Sunset Rare & Reserve, with live jazz, a champagne reception, and trophy wines. Saturday’s event is the Beachside Wine Festival, which will be held both indoors and out, in the warm Southern California sun with an ocean breeze.

Veterans Day Events

Find the many observances that honor the men and women who served, past and present, in the armed forces.

Darker Waves Festival
Saturday, November 2024

The inaugural Darker Waves Festival, which is centered on big-name ’80s new wave rock groups, will feature over 30 acts spread across three stages.


Winter Holiday Events

Find the many magical events that take place during the holiday season.

La Habra Tamale Festival
Saturday, December 2024 | 10AM – 10PM
Portola Park | 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra

The Tamale Festival will feature live entertainment, vendors, an artwalk, kids zone, and much more. Come celebrate at this fun annual festival.

Placentia Tamale Festival
Friday, December 2024 | 4PM – 10PM

Old Town Placentia (Santa Fe Ave. & Bradford Ave.)

Live entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus, and of course, fresh tamales.

December 2024
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA

DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that merges together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and much more with urban, underground and pop art celebrating all aspects from the world of design. VIP Ticket packages available.

OC Brew Ho Ho
December TBA, 2024 | 12PM – 4PM
Sea Terrace Park | 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point, CA 92629

The Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival features unlimited tastings of exclusive and seasonal selections from local and regional breweries, plus live musical performances from popular tribute bands.

For additional November and December Events see our Winter Events Page.

New Years Eve Events

Celebrate the New Year at one of these celebrations in Orange County.

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Heidi Deal
Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights. When she's not writing you can find her solo hiking and going on new adventures with her kids and pup.