October Orange County Events Calendar

Heavenly Horses June 14 to Oct 16
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Bowers Museum, located in the heart of Orange County, is pleased to present its latest exhibition of “Heavenly Horses: Two Thousand Years of Chinese and Japanese Equine Art.” During this Year of the Horse, Bowers celebrates these animals that continue to fascinate and inspire people around the world. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana

Oktoberfest Sept. 14 - Nov. 2
If you love to drink beer, eat bratwürst and sauerkraut and enjoy dancing to “Oompah-pa music, then you’ll love the Oktoberfest at Old World Village with its traditional German festivity. Complete with German bands imported from Europe, dancing, and imported beers and tasty German foods from bratwürst to potato salad to hot pretzels and apple strudel, Oktoberfest has something for everyone. 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach (714) 895-8020. 

September San Diego County Events Calendar

Challenge Walk Multiple Sclerosis     Sept. 5-7 
The event is a 50-mile, 3-day walk from Carlsbad to San Diego. Participants will experience a personal journey of physical stamina and adventure while benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Today, the walk will travel from the Carlsbad Flower Fields to the Del Mar Mariott Hotel. 7am-4pm. (760) 448-8435 /http://www.mymschallenge.com

Old Town Fiesta de Kustom Kulture     Sept. 6
Car and motorcycle enthusiasts will not want to miss this! It’s a unique car show that features 72 hot rods, street rods, and muscle cars; plus show-quality motorcycles. Come and get a close look at the specialty art of pin striping and browse through auto & bike related merchandise. 10am-6pm. San Diego Avenue. (619) 291-4903

September Los Angeles County Events Calendar

Fiesta Hermosa     Aug. 30-Sept. 1
The ”largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California”. Over 300 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. 10am-6pm. Downtown Hermosa Beach. http://www.fiestahermosa.net

Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival     Aug. 30-Sept. 1
We present jazz, blues, reggae, R&B, Afro-beat, traditional African drumming, spoken word, hip hop, comedy, a fashion show and hair show. Vendors that will offer a wide variety of food and beverages including healthy options for vegans and vegetarians.10am-7pm. 4318 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 596-0955 /http://www.leimertparkfestival.blogspot.com

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 /http://www.hondacenter.com

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 / http://www.hbcoa.org

August Orange County Events Calendar

Festival of the Arts – Pageant of the Masters     Through Aug. 30
Ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 800-487-3378 / http://www.foapom.com

Festival of Arts – Fine Art Show     Through Aug. 31
This summer explore Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts – a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. 800-487-3378 / http://www.foapom.com

July Orange County Events Calendar

Sawdust Art Festival     Through Aug. 31
The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.  Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship.http://www.sawdustartfestival.org

4th of July at Catalina     July 4
The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner & music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display over Avalon. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce: 1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon. 310-510-1520 / http://www.CatalinaChamber.com

May Orange County Events Calendar

Surfboards on Parade Opening Ceremony     May 1
Celebrate the official opening of the full Surfboards on Parade art installation! By May 1, all 25 surfboards will be placed in select locations throughout Huntington Beach.  Celebrate with us at the Huntington Beach Art Center (538 Main St.) as we hold the official opening ceremony along with a Surfboard Showcase reception. 6-7:30pm. http://www.surfboardsonparade.org

Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival     May 3-4
Celebrate art of the 1970s as creativity fills the Oso Viejo Park with hands-on activities including ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, gardening tips, live entertainments and much more. Enjoy student art displays, arts and craft vendors and put your stamp on a community art project. 12pm. 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. 949-470-8440 / http://www.cityofmissionviejo.org/artsalivefestival

April Orange County Events Calendar

CA Assoc. for Bilingual Education 2014 Annual Conference     Apr. 2-5
Premier conference on English Learners in the state of California and in the nation. With over 3000 in attendance, CABE 2014 is our most exciting and important opportunity to experience and promote CABE’s vision of “Biliteracy, Educational Equity and 21st Century Success for All.” 7:30am-4:30pm. 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim. 626-814-4441 / www.bilingualeducation.org/cabe2014/

Newport Boat Show     Apr. 3-6
There will be a whole host of exhibitors on hand shoreside and in the water to showcase innovative products and services that make owning and operating a big boat more enjoyable. 10am-7pm. Lido Village: 3400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach.  (949) 757-5959 / www.newportinwaterboatshow.com