(And don’t forget our free gun training.)
US Open of Stand Up Paddling Sept. 26-Oct. 4
Bringing together World Tour Surfing with World Series Racing, this newly augmented event will feature the top stand up paddle boarders in the world competing for the national title.
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Huntington Beach Pier
Contact: (808) 269-4515 /
Anaheim & Orange County Volunteer Fair Oct. 1
Connect with 30+ non-profit organizations and discover the volunteer opportunity that can help make a difference.
Time/Place: 3:30-6:30pm / ARTIC: 2626 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim
A Taste of Seal Beach Oct. 1-31
Cards On Sale Now for $20 with $200 in VALUE! All proceeds go back to the City of Seal Beach Centennial Celebration.
Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Oct. 2-4
Enjoy savory bites from 30 of OC’s finest restaurants, tastings from 200 award-winning wines, hand-crafted cocktails, imported brews and live jazz.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Civic Center
Tustin Tiller Days Oct. 2-4
Celebrates Orange County’s agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to promote their cause and raise much needed funds.
Time/Place: Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-8pm / Columbus Tustin Park: 14712 Prospect Park
Contact: (714) 573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
Founder’s Day Fair Oct. 3
Historical exhibits, entertainment, community booths, old-fashioned games and mechanical rides, inflatables, food and more. The celebration culminates with a concert under the stars.
Time/Place: 3-8pm / Aliso Viejo Ranch: 100 Park Avenue
Contact: (949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com
Vintage Food & Wine Festival Oct. 3
More than twenty local restaurants, bakeries and other dining establishments offer tastes of their great cuisine. Local wineries, breweries and spirit makers offer samples of their drinks as well.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Mission SJC: 26801 Ortega Hwy
Contact: (949) 493-4700 / www.vintagesjc.com
Dana Point BBQ Championship Oct. 3
The FREE event will feature great live music (TBA), a wide variety of microbrews, a vendor midway, Kids Zone, fun activities and more.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Sea Terrace Community Park
Contact: (949) 248-3530 / www.danapointbbqchampionships.com
Tail of Two Cities Gala Oct. 4
Take a walk down memory lane with Pet Project Foundation, the non-profit rescue partner with the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter, as we celebrate our 30+ years of animal rescue.
Time/Place: 5-9:30pm / Casino San Clemente: 140 Avenida Pico
Contact: (949) 595-8899 / www.petprojectfoundation.org/events
Sandcastle Contest Oct. 4
This year’s theme is “Castles, Cars and Kids.” This long-running event is presented by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Time/Place: 11am-4:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach
Contact: (949) 729-4400 / www.newportbeach.com
GROW Conference Oct. 7
Economic devlopment conference. Join hundreds of business professionals, developers, brokers and investors for an afternoon of insight, networking and cocktails.
Time/Place: 2-5:30pm / Discovery Cube Orange County: 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana
Contact: (714) 541-5353 / www.santaanachamber.com
Carnival Colossal Oct. 8-11
Rides, carnival games, live entertainment, food trucks, and more.
Time/Place: Thur 5-10pm, Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 1pm-12am, Sun 1-10pm / Vista Hermosa Sports Park, San Clemente
Contact: (949) 492-8446 / www.sanclementeparksfoundation.org
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Oct. 8-11 & Oct. 15-18
Challenges collegiate teams from across the country and around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Orange County Great Park
RSM Chamber FallFest 2015 Oct. 9-11
Community Fun! Live entertainment, local food vendors & businesses, and fun for the kids!
Time/Place: Fri 6-9:30pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-8pm / RSM Central Park: 30824 La Miranda
Contact: (949) 888-6681 / www.rsmchamber.com
Dana Point Oktoberfest Oct. 10
Features live German bands, great authentic German food, the largest selection of German and Craft Brews on tap of any event in Southern California, German games and more.
Time/Place: 12-7pm / Sea Terrace Park
Battle of the Paddle Oct. 10-11
Includes a variety of races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels — from beginners to family and company relay teams, to elite high intensity competitions.
Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point
Columbus Day Drive Oct. 12
Benefiting Special Olympics Orange County. Come take part and share in a life-changing opportunity that supports athletes and gives them the incredible motivation to keep physically fit, live happier, live healthier, and live longer.
Time/Place: 9am / Marbella Country Club: 30800 Golf Club Dr., San Juan Capistrano
Contact: (562) 502-1100 / www.sosc.org/columbusdaydrive
OC International Auto Show Oct. 15-19
More than 500 new cars, trucks, crossovers, sport/utility vehicles, specialty vehicles, test drives and more.
Time/Place: Thu 4-10pm, Fri 12-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-7pm / Anaheim Convention Center
Contact: (415) 380-8390 / www.autoshowoc.com
Mayor’s Cup Annual Golf Classic Oct. 16
The event offers your organization the opportunity to cater to clients with a day out on the green.
Time/Place: 10:30am-7pm / Black Gold Golf Course: I Black Gold Drive, Yorba Linda
Contact: (714) 529-3660 x115 / www.breachamber.com
Glitz, Grapes & Goblins Oct. 16
Wine Tasting & Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Entertainment and a Fashion Show.
Time/Place: 6pm / The Rose Center: Crystal Ballroom: 14140 All American Way, Westminster
Contact: (714) 793-1139 / www.westminsterchamber.org
Laguna Film Festival Oct. 16-18
Laguna Film Festival was founded with the purpose of showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel: 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd.
Walk Against Drugs Oct. 17
The City of Mission Viejo and the OC Sheriff’s Dept. will be hosting our Walk Against Drugs and Community Fair.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Mission Viejo High School: 25025 Crisanta Drive
Contact: (949) 470-3000 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 17-25
The nation’s top plein air landscape painters who compete for prizes and participate in the week-long festivities.
Gourmet Guys Raise “Bread” for Kids Oct. 18
This savory afternoon will bring together approximately 350 guests, 35 professional chefs (judges) and 100 amateur chefs.
Time/Place: 12-3pm / La Habra Community Center
Contact: (562) 383-4242 / www.lhcm.org
Seal Beach Centennial Joy Zone Carnival Oct. 24
Seal Beach celebrates our founding month in October. Rides, games, bands, great food, and get your face painted.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Main Street, Seal Beach
Contact: (562) 430-9478 / www.sealbeach100.com
Celebration in the Sky Oct. 24
Magical bursts of colors and designs will highlight the sky over our famous pier as we sing happy birthday to our city.
Time/Place: 8-9pm / Seal Beach Pier
Fountain Valley Mayor’s Social Oct. 24
Rustic chic affair with a BBQ buffet, lemonade cocktail cooler, country-classic band and a dress-up or dress-down affair.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Mile Square Golf Course Banquet Room: 10401 Warner Avenue
Contact: (714) 962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com
Halloween Fun With Family and Friends Oct. 24
This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Stanton Park: 7800 Katella Ave.
Contact: (714) 349-9222 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us
Spooktacular Fun Days Oct. 24-25
Bring perishable food items to support local food banks. Enjoy traditional fall activities such as a pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and much more.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Orange County Great Park – Balloon Park: 6950 Marine Way, Irvine
Contact: (866) 829-3829 / www.ocgp.org/events
Leyton Invitational Golf Tournament Oct. 26
Raising funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea. Food, drinks and unique auction items in both silent and live auctions!
Time/Place: 8am-10pm / Yorba Linda Country Club: 19400 Mountain View Ave.
Toshiba Classic Oct. 26-Nov. 1
150 sponsors, 1,000 volunteers and 85,000 spectators support the Toshiba Classic, providing the means for a tournament that produces record earnings for charity.
Time/Place: 7:30am / Newport Beach Country Club: 1600 East Coast Highway
Contact: (949) 660-1001 / www.toshibaclassic.com
Trick or Treat at Buena Park Downtown Oct. 31
The stores inside of the mall hand out candy to all kids in costumes. Live DJ, face painting and a balloon artist.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Buena Park Downtown
Contact: (714) 828-7722 / www.buenaparkdowntown.com
Halloween Fest Oct. 31
Trick-or-treating, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, entertainment, kids and canine costume contests, and more.
Time/Place: 3:30-7:30pm / Downtown Huntington Beach
Contact: (714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com
Sunset Beach Halloween Party Oct. 31
Created for children and adults, the event will feature superhero-themed decorations, games, and activities.
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Sunset Beach Community Center
La Palma Halloween Carnival Oct. 31
Come by La Palma’s safe, family oriented alternative to the traditional trick or treating!
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / Central Park: 7821 Walker Street
Contact: (714) 690-3350 / www.cityoflapalma.org