September Orange County Events Calendar


Walking with Dinosaurs     Sept. 3-7
Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America. Honda Center: 2695 E Katella Ave., Anaheim. (714) 704-2400 /

Senior Saturday     Sept. 6
Features live music, opportunity drawings, performances, and over 70 vendor booths with information, products and services geared toward seniors in our community. 9am-2pm. Pier Plaza: 325 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach. 714-536-8595 /

New Earth Expo     Sept. 6
Shop here for unique gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Listen to free presentations about health & wellness and intuitive arts. 10am-6pm. Temple of Light: 11 Goddard, Irvine.

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival     Sept. 6-7
Unique experiences for K-12 students, families, maritime enthusiasts and history buffs. The upcoming festival will also be a part of the Tall Ships America Challenge Series and be bigger than ever! Ocean Institute: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. (949) 496-2274 /

Catalina Channel Crossing     Sept. 6-7
Longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S, 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon. Enjoy Hawaiian festivities, music and beer garden in Avalon’s center of town on Saturday. Proceeds go to local charities. (858) 442-2536 /

BB Jazz Festival     Sept. 6-7
Brings popular jazz and R&B artists to the picturesque lawns of Huntington Central Park.  Two days, two stages, fourteen artists, with 4 Grammy-nominated artists, and Southern California fall weather create a perfect weekend for music fans. 18000 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach.

Corona del Mar Coastline Car Classic     Sept. 7
An extraordinary event showcasing the elegance, craftsmanship, and beauty of the most distinguished and unique automobiles in Southern California. 10am-4pm. Big Corona State Beach: Ocean Blvd.

Blessing of the Waves     Sept. 7
Held at the Huntington Beach Pier, the fifth annual Blessing of the Waves is an interfaith prayer service and blessing recognizing the spiritual importance of our ocean and coastline. 8:30am. 714-282-3000

Style Week OC     Sept. 10-20
The OC’s biggest and original fashion week, returns this fall to Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, and The Market Place! You are invited to enjoy the definitive style experience with designer runway shows, fashionable fun, celebrity guests, and more!

Catalina Island Women’s Forum Wine Festival     Sept. 13
Features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz. Net proceeds help support mentoring and scholarship programs. Tickets available at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 2-5pm. Wrigley Stage: Crescent Avenue, Avalon. (310) 510-1520 /

Microbrew Fest     Sept. 13
Celebrate the 12th Annual Microbrew Fest on the beach in Two Harbors. Sample a selection of microbrews while listening to live music. (310) 510-4205 /

Surf City Days     Sept. 13-14
This community event features a fun-filled weekend of activities geared toward celebrating the Huntington Beach lifestyle! Huntington City Beach: 1 Main Street. 714-536-8300 /

AVP Tour National Championships     Sept. 18-21
The Association of Volleyball Professionals will host the final stop of its 2014 national tour in Surf City USA. General admission is free. Huntington City Beach: 400 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Dana Point Concours d’Elegance     Sept. 19-21
Celebrating more than three decades of Southern California’s automotive heritage. Three-day weekend of parties, tours, art exhibits and of course, Sunday’s marquee event, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance. St. Regis: 1 Monarch Beach Resort.

Newport Beach Wine and Food Fest     Sept. 20-21
Attendees can enjoy two days of tasting, sipping, and experiencing a culinary extravaganza with renowmed chefs, wineries, sommeliers, mixologists and jazz artists. Newport Beach Civic Center: 100 Civic Center Drive. (888) 511-3378 /

Solvang Danish Days Festival     Sept. 20
The event honors the establishment of Solvang by Danish-Americans in 1911 and continues to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage. Come and experience the authentic foods, music, folk dancing and parades of this annual tradition! Buena Park Community Center: 6688 Beach Boulevard. 714-562-3860 /

Dana Point Relay For Life     Sept. 20
Offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. 10am. Lantern Bay Park.

Gatsby’s Black & White Soirée     Sept. 25
Join us for an opulent evening filled with live music by the vibrant and evocative Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, fine dining presented by Colette’s Catering Extraordinaire, entertainment from stylish dancing girls and vaudeville boys! 6:30pm. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation: 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton. (714) 738-6595 /

Surf City Surf Dog     Sept. 26-28
The annual Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog returns for its sixth year at Huntington Dog Beach. This three-day event celebrates your pooch and their love for the beach. Dog Beach: Goldenwest and Pacific Coast Highway.

Orange County Children’s Book Festival     Sept. 28
We know you’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas.  You will also be able to buy books too! 9:30am-4:30pm. Orange Coast College: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.

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