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Anaheim Packing District Music & Events
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805
Come down to the Anaheim Packing District for live music, comedy nights, trivia nights, and more. Keep an eye on the calendar to see what musicians will be performing and other special events!
- November 27 – Makers Hive Market – 11:30 to 3:30 – Farmers Park
Anaheim Town Square Kids Fun Zone
2180 East Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
Second Saturday of the month
Kids 12 and under
Join the free monthly Kids Fun Zone activity where kids can explore self-expression through creative arts. Past projects include making items like wooden mandalas, clay sculpting, and rock painting. Check the event calendar for upcoming events.
Games and Tickets Available
Welcome back to the ballpark! Single game tickets are available for purchase online. You can choose from select socially distant pods and pay for parking all in advance. Learn more about Angel Stadium.
Disneyland & California Adventure
Disneyphiles and fanatics can finally get back on park property! For the phased reopening, the park is currently open. Tickets and reservations must be made online in advance.
Donut Life Museum
2036A Westminster Mall – Westminster, CA 92683
Details and tickets
Experience donuts in a “hole” new way. The all-ages interactive experience is fun for making memories and capturing unique photos with your family. Tickets start at $20.00 plus fees for Adults and $15.00 plus fees for Kids ages 4-12. Kids 3 and under are free. Get your tickets now for this sweet experience.
1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Downtown Disney is open to the public with social distance restrictions in place. Visitors can enjoy the world of Disney, shop at select retail shops, and dine at select open restaurants. Visitors must wear a mask at all times, except when eating or drinking, and temperature checks will be conducted upon entry for guests over the age of 2. Parking is available in the Simba Lot only for $10.
DIY – At – Home
Many of the local maker studios and other do-it-yourself shops are now offering DIY Take Home Kits so you can pickup curbside and get creative at home, either on your own, with your family, or even plan a Zoom with friends. Here are a few of the best DIY-At-Home kits around Orange County:
Duff’s Cake Mix – 827 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine – Pick up DIY cake decorating kits. Cake, fondant, buttercream, decorations and instructions included in the cost of the kit.
Blaze Pizza – Make pizza night more fun with DIY pizza making kits from Blaze Pizza. Kits can be purchased as one, two or four individual sized pizzas complete with dough, sauce, cheese, dusting flour, and up to seven toppings.
AR Workshop – Huntington Beach & San Juan Capistrano – Pick up DIY kits including wood crafts, canvas projects, custom signs, holiday themed crafts, and more.
Home Depot – Locations throughout OC – Register for the monthly kids workshop and pick up your kit in-store at the Customer Service desk.
Hidden Talents – This Huntington Harbour ceramics studio offers kits delivered straight to your door. Kits can also be purchased and taken to-go.
How it works:
- Text/Call in your order to 714-330-1817
- Once confirmed, pay for your order with Venmo: @Debra-Wainer
- Products will be delivered to your door (within 5 miles)
- Complete your project at home and call for pick up when ready
- Ceramics will be glazed and fired and ready within a week!
- $30 per item
- One ceramic item (see photos here)
- 8 paint colors (specific colors at request)
- Brushes on loan
GardenWalk Coffee Cars & Culture
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Come to Anaheim GardenWalk where this new car show brings OC, LA, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego County pop-up car shows together under a 400,000 square foot, 4,000 stall facility just steps from Disneyland. Upcoming competitions will include Classic Customs, Chopped Champions, Heroic Hot Rods (designated to veteran owners), Screamers (engine & exhaust decibel sound challenge), Truck Terrors (lifted trucks), Jaw dropping Exotics, and The VW (classic VWs and the touring stories they tell). Find more car shows around Orange County here.
Ghost Walks with Haunted OC
Tours start at $24 per person
Explore Orange County’s supernatural side with Haunted Orange County. Tours are 90 minutes to two and a half hours depending on location. Choose from five OC locations:
- Old Town Orange
- San Juan Capistrano
- Downtown Santa Ana
- Black Star Canyon
- Fairhaven Cemetery
- The Kellogg House
Golden Years Market at Farmers Park
Farmers Park at Anaheim Packing District
412 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim
October 23, 2021
11AM – 5PM
Come shop Golden Years Vintage Market to find vintage clothing and vinyl records. Get a blast from the past and find plenty of oldies but goodies to take home. Plus, tunes from the DJ, a photo booth, and more.
Kaleidoscope Mission Viejo
27741 Crown Valley pkwy, Mission Viejo
Visit Kaleidoscope for live music in the courtyard on Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30, cornhole on Tuesday nights at 6:30, and special events like the Honey Babe Market. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram to see what’s happening.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
Knott’s Berry Farm is open. Buy tickets and make reservations online.
Live Music on the Ocean Deck
21010 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Come enjoy live music outside on the Ocean Deck at Pacific City. All shows are 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pacific City also hosts other outdoor events:
- October 19 – PC Grommets Count Dave The Silly Vampire Magic Show
- October 27 – Finding Our Awesome at The Reading Reef
Live Music at Old World
Old World Huntington Beach
7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach
Enjoy casual dining at Old World’s spacious 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor patio or in the Biergarten Hall plus live music. Day and night performances now on the calendar. Most performances are free. See whos playing and view event information here.
The biggest event of the year, Oktoberfest! runs September 19 – October 31.
Original Tiki Marketplace
11551 Trask Ave, Garden Grove
October 16, 2021
10AM – 3PM
$10 Admission, includes a food/drink ticket
Spooktacular Event Poster Giveaway, Dole Whips, Food and drinks, shopping, and live music!
Off The Road Events
1025 Westminster Mall
Every 3rd Sunday
Off The Road open air market is located at the Westminster Mall features handmade goods, cottage food, food trucks and music. Located in the mall parking lot near JCPenney. You’ll find makers, creators, musicians and collectors with lots of handmade items including everything from handmade soaps to upcycled goods. Hours are 11am – 4pm every third Sunday of the month. Parking and admission are free.
Open Market OC
Laguna Hills Mall: 24100 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, Ca 92653
Main Place Mall: 2820 N Main St, Santa Ana, Ca 92705
Pacific City: 21028 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Open Market OC is a unique shopping experience that features more than 200 local and small businesses that specialize in fashion, art, beauty, vintage, handmade items, and artisan foods. Keep an eye on the calendar – workshops and events will be added as they are allowed.
Paint & Vino at Mess Hall Market
1705 Flight Way, Tustin
1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
Find Tickets Here
Get creative and enjoy an evening painting your next masterpiece. The Paint & Vino is hosted by artist Alexis Rivera and the events include specials from The Drink Bar.
Ride the Train
Visit Irvine Regional Park for the day and enjoy a ride on the popular Irvine Park Railroad. What else can you do there? Pony rides are open Tuesday through Sunday, or rent a bike or paddleboat from Wheel Fun Rentals. Hiking trails are open to explore, and if you’d rather hit the trails on horseback, horse rentals are available by appointment for $55 per person. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day at the park.
Also, now through October 31, 2021, you can visit the Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch.
In addition to Irvine Regional, Orange County has many amazing regional parks, each with something unique to offer. Find one to explore here.
SeaLegs At The Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach – 17851 PCH, Huntington Beach CA 92649
This outdoor venue on the sand in Huntington Beach offers various events including live music and dancing complete with beach chairs, picnic tables, delicious food, and drinks to order. Reggae Sundays, Boots On The Beach, comedy events, and game day celebrations are just a few of the events hosted by SeaLegs. Check the SeaLegs calendar to see what’s happening this week!
Times are absolutely strange. For many, times are tough. What better way to find a little joy than with a sweet treat. Orange County has many unique and creative dessert spots, from Polar Playground’s handspun cotton candy characters to The Loop’s fully loaded churros. Some locations are tucked in corners of strip malls, others have store fronts in one of the local food halls. Wherever you decide to seek out your next dessert, we definitely recommend making this a Friday Night ritual to close out the week.
Shopping! Support Local Businesses
Most retail businesses are currently open with modified capacity requirements for social distancing. Support your local business owner by shopping local. Orange County’s downtown areas are ripe with small businesses, restaurants, and boutiques that need your business, so take a stroll and shop to show your love.
Solve A Mystery
Book a private room for your group at one of these escape rooms for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Crossroads Escape Room in Anaheim has been voted the #1 escape room in Southern California and #3 in the nation. Sign up for a unique private game experience for you and your crew here at Crossroads. Choose from a variety of games including The Hex Room, The Psych Ward, and The Fun House.
The Escape Game at Irvine Spectrum Center offers 60-minute escape room experiences. Choose from Gold Rush, Special Ops: Mysterious Market, Prison Break, The Heist, and Playground. To follow social distancing recommendations, all games will be private and sanitized prior to the entry of each new group. All team members will wear face coverings and practice 6-foot social distancing measures. Can’t wait to play? Book a remote game to play virtually!
5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Monday-Friday: 9:30am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Reservations & Details
Sign up for a U-Pick wagon ride to cruise around the farm and pick fresh produce to take home. Wagon rides include stops to collect three different types of fruit or veggies, and guests can take a walk to the Barnyard Educational Exhibit to visit with the farm’s animal residents. Tanaka Farms also offers curbside pickup and a drive-thru produce stand.
Weekly Farmers Markets
Orange County features many weekly farmers markets. The OC Fairgrounds hosts one every Thursday from 9 to 1, Irvine Regional Park hosts theirs every Tuesday from 9 to 1, and the Orange County Great Park hosts one every Sunday from 10 to 2. For 2021, there is a brand new farmer’s market in Fountain Valley at Mile Square Park located at Freedom Hall near Euclid and Edinger. Find a Farmer’s Market to explore and stock up on fresh, organic produce.
Witches Brew Night Market
125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana
October 16, 2021
5PM – 10PM
Heritage Museum OC: 10/24 (The Raven Societea – Ticketed event)
Anaheim Packing District: 10/30-10/31 & 12/11-12/12
Witches Brew presents the Night Market, complete with beer, wine and cocktails, outdoor dining options, and a magikal marketplace featuring magikal wares, readings, and horror-inspired gifts, art, and businesses. RSVP required.
Zoomars at River Street Ranch
31791 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano
10AM – 4PM
Spend a family day on the farm at Zoomars and enjoy train rides, pony rides, mining and digging, plus get up close and personal with the petting zoo animals. Meet the horses, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, the cow, a llama, an alpaca, and an emu. Prices vary per activity.
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