November Orange County Events Calendar

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Also included below are events for Los Angeles and San Diego counties. 

Orange County Events 

Farmers Markets   Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Harbor Breeze’s Boo Cruise   Nov. 1
Our vessel will be slithering along the spooky waters of the Long Beach Harbor. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a FULL Cash Bar. The DJ will be spinning your favorite tunes. 21 and OVER. Costumes Encouraged!!

Dino Dash 10K, 5K, 2K Kids Fun Run   Nov. 2
Dino Dash is our biggest event—and biggest fundraiser—of the year, bringing together 10,000 people of all ages for a jam-packed morning of fitness and fun. Together, we raise thousands of dollars to benefit TUSD schools in Irvine, Santa Ana, North Tustin and Tustin.

Taste of San Clemente    Nov. 7
At the Taste of San Clemente we will serve up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more.

National Veteran Day Run    Nov. 8
The 4th Annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will take place at Mason Park. The race will offer two distances, 5K and a 1-mile family and supporter walk/run. We expect a large turnout of Veterans and Active-Duty military to this race so come out and support the men and women of our armed forces.

La Palma Days     Nov. 8
La Palma celebrates its diverse heritage with the annual La Palma Days celebration! 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of this cherished community event!  It continues to encourage residents, business partners, and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit.

24th Annual SOS Celebrity Chef Dinner   Nov. 11
5:30 P.M.
The Share Our Selves (SOS) Celebrity Chef Dinner is a five course gourmet dinner and hors d’oeuvres prepared by a group of Orange County, California’s finest chefs. Founded in 1992, the Food Pantry retrieves excess food from local food vendors and distributes to those lacking food security. Packaged by SOS volunteers, the food is distributed to approximately 250 individuals and families a day. This year’s dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. |

Holiday Tree Lighting    Nov. 14-15
Join us for Fashion Island’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by Mickey Mouse & Friends from the Disneyland® Resort. Sing along to festive wintertime tunes as Fashion Island’s towering Christmas tree twinkles to life with a custom light display from Disneyland® Resort along with magical snowfall on both evenings.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s  Nov. 15
7:00 A.M.
Whether you’re walking for friends, family, a person living with Alzheimer’s, or to fight the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, we all have a reason to walk. Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as we reclaim the future for millions.

“Ohana” Thanksgiving Event    Nov. 23
Please join the Lahaina Galleries’ “Ohana” (family) as we give thanks for a wonderful year of fine art and friendship.  Aldo Luongo, Lyle Sopel, Lori Wylie, Caroline Zimmermann and several other treasured artists will be unveiling beautiful new collections. This is sure to be the perfect introduction to a joyful holiday season.

CityRace – Disneyland    Nov. 23
Our original Disneyland CityRace returns! From Main Street USA to Adventureland, Tomorrowland and more, set out on a magical search for clues in this very special events, part scavenger hunt and part Amazing Race-style adventure! You’ll encounter familiar friends as well as hidden secrets as you and your team use brainpower, detective skills, and maybe a little wackiness too as you explore Disney’s Magic Kingdom in an unforgettable day of memories, magic, and of course… Mickey! *Disneyland park admission is not included in the CityRace registration price and must be purchased separately (use your season pass or purchase a 1-day 1-park ticket). CityRace coupons, certificates, birthday offers and discount vouchers are not valid for this special event.

Turkey Trot     Nov. 27
California’s Largest Thanksgiving Day Run Event and one of America’s Most Scenic Runs… hosted by The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. Enjoy pounding surf, rugged cliffs, and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina, Doheny State Park and pass the historic tallship Pilgrim moored in Dana Point Harbor.


Los Angeles County Events

Small Business Expo Los Angeles Event   Nov. 6
Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services.

San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk  Nov. 6
6:00 P.M.
Since 1996, both locals and cruise-ship tourists from the nearby Port of Los Angeles have flocked to the area to experience San Pedro’s tight-knit artists’ community, impromptu street performances and conversation-worthy art — all classic ingredients for a great art walk. The tour’s 30-odd participating galleries include contemporary and textile art.

First Fridays Long Beach    Nov. 7
The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.

The Festival 2014    Nov. 8-9
Some of the world’s greatest and smallest artisanal beer, cider, and mead makers will join us to meet festival attendees and share their stories and knowledge. You’d have to spend months and countless dollars for a chance to meet this many world-class brewers. We’ve saved you the trouble and the expense — they’ll all be on hand personally to talk about their work and to pour for you. And many will be creating special brews specifically for the event — you won’t be able to find them anywhere else! CRAFTED at the Port Of LA | 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, 90731

Pomona Art Walk   Nov. 8
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
More than two dozen galleries feature the work of hundreds of local artists covering media ranging from painting to photography to ceramics and jewelry.

EastSide Food Festival   Nov. 9
4:00 P.M.
Celebrating the foodie culture that Los Angeles has become known for, iHeartSilverlake’s EastSide Food Festival is a gathering of the brightest culinary minds from LA’s gastronomic scene. This inaugural EastSide Food Festival focuses on sustainability, supporting the locally owned and operated businesses within the community that make LA thrive.

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk  Nov. 13
This self-guided tour, which started in 2004 and has flourished as much of Downtown has cleaned up, encompasses more than 40 galleries and museums spread throughout the area’s many sub-districts, including Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo and Gallery Row on Main and Spring Streets in the Historic Core. About 10,000 visitors regularly take the tour.

Professional Bull Riders: BlueDEF Velocity Tour    Nov. 15
During the BlueDEF Velocity Tour, the best up and coming bull riders in the world face off with foes over 10 times their weight in brawn during the craziest 8 seconds in sports. Each rider faces off against at least two of the rankest bulls around. The rider with the highest score is your champion!

Taste of MENUDO & Pozole Food Festival   Nov. 16
Free entrance to the public. More than 10,000 people adding a little spice to their life will taste a bowl of Hot & Spicy Menudo or Pozole offered by Food Vendors and local Restaurants.

Los Angeles Auto Show   Nov. 21 – Nov. 30
Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show is one of the most influential automotive events on Earth. Each year, for ten exciting days (Nov 21-30), the show takes center stage at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk  Nov. 22
The kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital want you to help them, register for FREE today and get yourself, or your team headed in the right direction! Come and enjoy this family friendly 5K! We will have music, fun for the kids, and a chance for you to make a difference for the kids of St. Jude!

Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive   Nov. 26
Join us for our 5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Run on Thursday morning, November 27. The Run & Food Drive is a major fundraiser for the Community Center and proceeds are used to support our year round programs. For over 20 years as many as 2,000 participants annually have run along Foothill Boulevard at this popular event.

Banc of California Turkey Trot   Nov. 27
Fun Family 5k

Thanksgiving Brunch at Four Seasons   Nov. 27
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will be offering its grand Thanksgiving Brunch on Thursday, November 27.

Fleetwood Mac: On With The Show  Nov. 28 – Nov. 29


San Diego County Events

Art San Diego 2014   Nov. 6 – 9
With Art San Diego as the centerpiece, visitors can also enjoy a diverse section of our citywide arts and cultural events that will include museum exhibitions, gallery openings, installations, public art, music, theatre and dance performances, and special dining, transportation and hotel opportunities for residents as well as  international cultural visitors.

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra   Nov. 6
Opening La Jolla Music Society’s 46th season Celebrity Orchestra Series, internationally renowned Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. 750 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 | 858.459.3728

San Diego Asian Film Festival  Nov. 6 – 15
The San Diego Asian Film Festival is one of the largest exhibitions of Asian international and Asian American cinema in North America. 

San Diego Beer Week 2014   Nov. 7 – 16
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county. 7700 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009 | 858.450.9277

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride    Nov. 8
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Cardiff State Beach Cleanup   Nov. 8
San Diego Coastkeeper hosts a beach and street cleanup at Cardiff State Beach. Cardiff State Beach is a great place to bring your dog as well as just soak up the sun, and after winning the dubious award of “dirtiest beach” last year, it could use a little extra love. Meet in the Cardiff Seaside parking lot (south lot).

CicloSDias Hillcrest and Bankers Hill    Nov. 9
Please join us for San Diego’s third free open streets celebration. This event is open to anyone who wants to bike, walk, stroll or skate, as long as they’re using a non-motorized vehicle. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome.

Fall Back: The Children’s Historical Street Faire    Nov. 9
Perfect event for children and families! Kids will experience a cross-section of what life was like before the age of television, computers and cell phones. 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.233.4692

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!     Nov. 15 – Dec. 27
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.234.5623 

Silver Strand Distance Classic Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K     Nov. 16
Run, walk or skate along the Silver Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach at the Annual Silver Strand Distance Classic Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K. 

2014 San Diego Bay Wine & Food      Nov. 16 – 23
The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival returns November 16-23, 2014, and this year is bigger and better than ever. Celebrate 11 years in the making with new events, the best wines in the world and some of today’s biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities. Join over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, 70 of San Diego’s best restaurants, and 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation for the biggest wine and food celebration on the West Coast. Don’t miss the action-packed week of festivities sure to please your inner foodie and wine lover!

Gourmet Food Truck Festival     Nov. 22
Bring your appetite on Saturday, as some of the tastiest food on wheels comes to Del Mar for the Fall Food Truck Festival. Enjoy a variety of some of the hottest eats in Southern California as 40 food trucks are expected. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 | 858.755.1141

2014 Encinitas Fall Festival   Nov. 23
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Established in 1989, the Encinitas Fall Festival, previously known as the Poinsettia Festival, is a holiday street faire in the historic part of town. Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets, Encinitas, CA 92024 | 760.943.1950

2014 Mother Goose Parade     Nov. 23
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration features whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians.

San Diego Jazz Fest   Nov. 26-30
The 35th San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving will present a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to dixieland at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.