Orange County Events
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Orange Street Fair 2017 Sept 1-3
International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drink, entertainment and crafts to the visitors.
Sails ‘n Ales Tall Ships Festival Kickoff Party 2017 Sept 8
Help us celebrate the start of 33rd Annual Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival presented by Toshiba with our Sails ‘n Ales Party! Featuring beer and cider tastings from Sierra Nevada, Mother Earth Brew Company, Lost Winds, Bottlelogic, Bivouac Ciderworks, live music, food trucks, and mermaid encounters, it’s an event the whole family can enjoy!
Tall Ships Festival Sept 8-10
The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Additionally, you can explore the historic tallships and listen to the crew share tails of adventure and life at sea.
Lexus LaceUp Orange County Marathon Relay Sept 9
The Marathon Relay, 10k, 5k and Kid’s 1k will take place at Irvine’s Mike Ward Community Park on a fast and flat running path that winds through the vast open space under massive, shaded trees.
Oktoberfest Sept 10-29
Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with live Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany. Come get your prost on with one of your favorite Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more.
Laguna Dance Festival Sept 14-17
Laguna Dance Festival celebrates its 13th season September 14-September 17, 2017. Performances will take place at The Laguna Playhouse Thursday-Sunday, and Master Classes will also be available. Further details will be announced closer to the date.
OC Fest of Ales 2017 Sept 16
If you’re wondering what’s new in the world of brew, the OC Fest of Ales in Anaheim, California, is a good place to start your research. Just follow the trail leading to beer from more than 35 craft breweries and you’ll be making new suds buddies in no time. You like to make beer? There’s a home brew challenge. There’s also food from local restaurants, live music and more.
San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival Sept 16-17
Be Greek for the day! Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes. FREE Admission and FREE Parking. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the SJC Metrolink Station.
Surf City Days Sept 17
A great way to end the summer! Spend this weekend at Huntington Beach Downtown and engage in your favorite activities as a participant or spectator.
Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show Sept 23
The world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer. Live music, food and vendors.
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire Sept 23
Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. Country western wear is encouraged! All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.
Orange County Craft Beer Festival Sept 23
This year there will be over 90 breweries serving over 250 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County. This is one beer fest where you won’t feel like you are choosing from the same brands you can get in your grocery store. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.
St NorbertFest Sept 23
The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Oktoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food fun games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship!
Los Angeles County Events
Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Gabriel Mission Fiesta 2017 Sept 1-3
Join us for this year’s San Gabriel Mission Fiesta beginning on Labor Day weekend of September 2017! The fiesta will begin on Friday September 1, from 6PM-Midnight and ends on September 3. There will be entertainment, food, games, festivities, and more!
LA Times the Taste Sept 1-3
The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine L.A. has to offer. “Opening Night” welcomes the LA Times’ top-tier food staff and many of the weekend’s featured chefs for a spattering of tastings (both edible and drinkable) from dozens of eateries around the city.
Vegan Street Fair Nights LA 2017 Sept 1-2
This exclusive 2 night event is a great excuse to get your friends together and kick it with amazing eats, dancing, and drinks all under the stars. Vegan eats, a beer garden, musical entertainment provided by our kick ass DJ and Flashpants, and complimentary games for everyone!
LA County Fair Sept 1-24
LA has changed immeasurably since 1921, when this event was first staged as an agricultural fair. However, the perennially popular event still has farm-friendly appeal (livestock beauty contests, local produce) alongside the more modern acrobats, wine tastings, exhibitions and concerts.
Made in LA Sept 2-3
Golden Road Brewing presents Made in LA , a 2 Day Music and Arts Festival celebrating Los Angeles arts and culture. Festival will be held at Golden Road’s Los Angeles Brewery location.
Sound Off Silent Disco @ Sherman Oaks Galleria Sept 6
Taking place the first Wednesday of each month, each wireless-headphone dance party will feature two live DJs playing three hours of your favorite, danceable songs. Bring your friends! There will also be free food samples from Galleria vendors. You may be asked to provide a credit card or driver’s license in exchange for your Sound Off™ headphones, so we recommend bringing both.
Barnsdall Art Park’s Wine Tasting Nights Sept 15
Barnsdall Fridays returns to Barnsdall Art Park for the ninth year in a row, with evening tastings of boutique artisinal wines, along with food trucks, amazing food popups and music from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges. Silverlake Wine is providing the superior selection of wines, and the popups are from tasty local favorites like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and The Cheese Store of Silverlake.
Topanga Vintage Market Sept 24
Topanga Vintage Market hits Pierce College in Woodland Hills the fourth Sunday of every month. It’s easy to spend hours here: not only can you peruse a huge selection of great vintage clothing, furniture, housewares and ephemera, but you can also purchase nibbles from top food trucks and listen to live music.
St. Paul’s Harvest Festival 2017 Sept 29 – Oct 1
St. Paul’s Harvest Festival is one of the biggest annual events in Chino Hills, California. This free family-friendly festival has delicious eats from different cultures, live music and entertainment, a variety of fun carnival games and rides and more. There’s also a 5k run with trophies going to the top male and female finishers, and your entry fee gets you a free t-shirt and pancake breakfast!
Griffith Observatory Sunset Walk & Talk Sept 27
At this FREE event, learn about the park as you enjoy a sunset hike led by a Griffith Park park ranger and a museum guide. The hike starts on the Observatory’s West Terrace, moves up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, then returns to the West Terrace. Over the course of about an hour, you’ll walk about half a mile at a very moderate pace. Stops will be made along the way to discuss the history of Griffith Park and objects visible in the evening sky.
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All the food fit to eat this Labor Day Weekend
The Line Hotel (Koreatown)
L’Ami (Santa Monica)
Viviane (Beverly Hills)
Brouwerij West (San Pedro)
Del Frisco’s Grille (Pasadena)
Terrine (West Hollywood)
Playa Provisions (Playa del Rey)
September L.A.’s Outdoor Movies
September 2: Goodfellas at Autry Museum in Griffith Park
September 2: 10 Things I Hate About You at Will Rogers State Historic Park
September 2: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery at Victory Park Recreation Center
September 9: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
September 9: Mean Girls at Marriott Golf Course
September 9: The Mighty Ducks at Griffith Park
September 14: Scream at Sunset Triangle Plaza
September 16: Amelie at Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre
September 16: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at Poinsettia Recreation Center
September 16: The Princess Bride at Brand Library and Art Center
September 23: Edward Scissorhands at Syd Kronenthal Park
September 23: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking… at Pan Pacific Park
September 30: The Lost Boys (overnight camping screening) at King Gillette Ranch
September 30: Never Been Kissed at Glendale Central Park
Ongoing: Rooftop Cinema Club at the Rooftop at the Montalban and LEVEL.
San Diego County Events
San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & 3D Art Expo Sept 1-4
This will be the sixth year that one of the world’s most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego’s Big Bay.
San Diego Festival of Sail Sept 1-4
The Festival of Sail is the largest tall ship festival on the West Coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park.
Bacon Fest Sept 2
San Diego Bacon Fest celebrates International Bacon Day. This all-inclusive feast features “baconclusive” bites prepared by local chefs and beverages from local breweries and distilleries.
Sorrento Valley Beer Festival 2017 Sept 8
Go on an adventure and explore the art of the brew. Games, comfortable seating, fire pits, live music, food trucks.
Revolt Summer Surf Series: Ocean Beach Sept 9
he Revolt Summer Surf Series returns for its 11th season with the third leg of a four-event competition. Season 10 saw record turnouts and some great surfing by carvers from all over the globe.
Cardiff Greek Festival 2017 Sept 9
Greek food, pastries, Greek folk dance performances, church tours, musical performances, kids games, market/deli, and more. Dance to live Greek music. Free parking at Mira Costa College next door.
San Diego Blues Festival Sept 9
The 7th Annual San Diego Blues Festival features Mavis Staples, California Honeydrops, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Chris James with Patrick Rynn & Aki Kumar, Missy, Mercedes & Sharifah, Leo Bud Welch, Blue Largo, and TJ & the Suitcase. The event includes local craft beer, food vendors, specialty cocktails, and wine, along with arts and crafts vendors. The Food Bank asks all attendees to bring two cans of food to donate.
South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival Sept 9
The 10th annual celebration of South Bay’s LGBTQ pride features music, dancing, artisans with food, vendors, and exhibitors.
Carlsbad Brewfest Sept 9
More than 24 craft brewers will come together at this year’s fourth annual event, sponsored by Harrah’s Resorts Southern California and SR76 Brewery. Music from local band OSS, “Oceanside Sound System,” and yard games will complement the fun offered by brewers’ booths.
Pizza & Beer Festival Sept 9
Unlimited tastings of pizza from some of the top restaurants and food trucks in Southern California as well as unlimited tastings of craft beer from local and regional breweries. Shop boutique vendors where you can purchase original art. With DJs, games, hand-rolled cigars.
Alley Art Festival Sept 10
The 4th annual Alley Art Festival features a puppet parade to kick off the day of events. Randall Art Ranch will be installing the fifth of a series of sculptures, a steampunk-themed Time Machine.
Heart & Stroke Walk Sept 16
Join the American Heart Association at Sixth & Laurel for the 26th Annual Heart & Stroke Walk. The celebration includes several local San Diego vendors, work-out demos, health screenings, entertainment, Subway sandwiches, and more. The expo opens at 6 am; the walk and festivities kick-off at 7 am. The Heart Walk designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.
Cookie Con & Sweets Show Sept 16-17
It’s batter up when the San Diego Cookie Con & Sweets Show comes to the San Diego Convention Center. This baking and pastry convention has been called Comic Con for cookie lovers. You’ll encounter a weekend’s worth of celebrity guests from TV and YouTube, tastes and treats galore, swag for grabs.
Fall Home Garden Show Sept 22-24
The 28th-annual Fall Home/Garden Show features interior design and garden displays, remodeling inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars, and one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to the home and garden.
PIFA Festival Sept 23-24
The Asian and Pacific Islander community in general has unique needs and strengths. The Pacific Islander Festival is the largest and longest running event attracting not only Pacific Islander communities, but Asian and other communities as well. We offer 2 days of fellowship, culture, entertainment, shopping, and food.
International Harvest Festival Sept 23-24
Two-day dance event hosted by the five international folk dance clubs belonging to the International Dance Association of San Diego County. Free dance lessons, dance performances, folk arts, and craft vendors plus food and beverages. A partner is not needed to participate in the dance lessons.
San Diego Restaurant Week Sept 1 – Oct 1
For one week only, over 180 restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15, or $20 per person. The restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the North and touch on all cuisine types and cravings.
La Mesa Oktoberfest Sept 29 – Oct 1
Celebrating its 44th year. Vendors featuring craftwork and knick-knacks plus sausages, food truck favorites, and live entertainment.