September is here! Time to say goodbye to summer and welcome in fall. There are numerous September events in Orange County this month, so gather up the family and start having fun this September!
CaterCon 2016 Sept. 8
One-of-a-kind catering and event planning expo created by the Business Expo Center in Anaheim for anyone planning events.
4-8pm / Business Expo Center, Anaheim
(714) 978-9000 / www.catercon.com
Tall Ships Parade & Festival Sept. 9-11
Schooners and brigantines join the Ocean Institute’s resident Brig Pilgrim and Spirit of Dana Point in the stately Tall Ships “Parade of Sail.” Tours of the resident and visiting vessels, exhibitions, crafts, shop and food vendors. See website from schedule. / The Ocean Institute, Dana Point
(949) 496-2274 / www.ocean-institute.org
Family Fossil Day Sept. 10
A guide will lead the group throughout the three hour program that begins promptly at 9:30am. The tour starts at the interpretive center followed by a trip to an actual marine fossil dig site.
9:30am-12:30pm / Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, Buena Park
(714) 973-3170 / www.ocparks.com/parks/ralph
Green Feast Sept. 10
From all over Southern California, organic farmers, fishermen, wine makers and renowned chefs will contribute their expertise. Green Feast is a celebration of our local food artisans and a reminder that a vibrant food community is at the center of a sustainable, abundant future.
6-10pm / The Ecology Center, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 443-4223 / www.theecologycenter.org
SC Open Skate Contest Sept. 10
Early Bird Registration: $35 ($40 after September 5), and includes a contest t-shirt and opportunity to participate in the best trick contest. Vendor fair, food and beverages and music.
8am / Ralphs Skate Court: 241 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente
(949) 361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org
Laguna Niguel Fall Flick Sept. 10 & 24
Bring the whole family out for a night of fun under the stars. Seating is on a grassy hill. Bring a blanket or low chair so you don’t obstruct viewing. Dress warm as it may cool down once the sun sets. “Jurassic Park’ on the 10th and “Inside Out” on the 24th.
7:30-9pm / Crown Valley Community Park
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Heroes Nite Out Sept. 10
Warm camaraderie & great food. Entertainment by “The Side Street Strutters Jazz Band.” Opportunity drawing prizes!
5-9pm / Serra Plaza: 31920 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano
(949) 2548-9468 / www.homefrontamerica.org
September 11th Remembrance Sept. 11
Brief program will include flag ceremony, moment of silence, and remarks. Join Mayor Tri Ta and the Westminster City Council. Open to the Public. 10-11am / Sid Goldstein Freedom Park, Westminster
(714) 895-2860 / www.westminsterchamber.org
Rally Day Car Show Sept. 11
Car show, In-N-Out truck, kid zone, pie auction. An event for the whole family! All cars must be pre-registered. Awards to be given.
11:30am-3pm / Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School, San Clemente (949) 492-6164 / www.oursaviorsonline.com
Fallen Four Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 12
Through the game of golf, fellow law enforcement personnel and community members are brought together to pay continued homage to the fallen officers, as well as their families.
Los Coyotes Country Club: 8888 Los Coyotes Dr., Buena Park
(714) 420-1881 / www.bppd.com
Sand Sports 2016 Super Show Sept. 16-18
The world’s largest sand sports trade show and expo. Join us for the fun and get up close to the latest sand rails, UTVs, ATVs, Side x Sides, accessories, apparel and a whole lot more.
Fri 4-10pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center
(310) 533-0589 / www.sandsportssupershow.com
Lake Forest Family Carnival Sept. 17
The City invites community members to celebrate Lake Forest’s 25 years of cityhood. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with food vendors, art exhibits, and live performances by The Rockabillys and Pickleback Shine. Ring toss and skeeball, kettle corn, and a watermelon eating contest.
11am-3pm / Lake Forest Sports Park: 28000 Rancho Parkway
(949) 461-3453 / www.lakeforestca.gov
Relay For Life of Dana Point Sept. 17-18
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.
10am-10am / Lantern Bay Park: 25111 Park Lantern
(951) 768-2851 / www.relayforlife.org/danapointca
Surf City Days Sept. 17-18
City Surf Contest and CBVA Volleyball on Saturday and Sunday. HSS/ Surfline Demo Days, HBCult Magazine Old Skool Skate and Kowabunga Van Klan Vintage Bus Show on Saturday. Live music and hot rods on 5th Street/The Strand on Saturday. Blessing of the Waves and Surfin’ Sunday. Huntington Beach (714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com
Giving Children Hope’s Annual Gala Sept. 18
Live entertainment, live auction, silent auction, and fine dining. Together we will celebrate Giving Children Hope’s 23 years of delivering health and hope to children and families across the street and around the world. 5-7pm / Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, Buena Park
(714) 532-4474 / www.givingchildrenhope.org/gala
Mission Viejo Business Expo Sept. 22
Meet and network with businesses from the community. $175 per exhibitor ($150 for Chamber Members) No charge for restaurants providing samples. Electricity available for $25. Free to public to attend.
4-8pm / Norman P Murray Center: 24932 Veterans Way
(949) 470-8409 / www.missionviejochamber.co
San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival Sept. 23-25
Greek Food, Wine & Cultural Celebration. Dancing & Dance Lessons, Kids Activities, Sports Bar With 2 Satellite TVs, Live Greek
Music, Famous Lamb Chops, Greek Food & Pastries, Byzanties Art. St.
Fri 5-11pm, Sat & Sun 11am-11pm / St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church
(949) 542-3445 / www.sjcgreekfest.org
Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair Sept. 24
Shop for one of a kind handmade items from local crafters and vintage items. Real art and handmade items! Food will be sold, including Eastern European favorites, baked goods and homemade jam!
9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Anaheim
(714) 906-9630 / www.annunciationbyzantine.org
Laura’s House Rocks – Annual Gala Sept. 24
Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent & live auction and dinner reception. We will be honoring Pam Jacobson with our 2016 Crystal Heart Awards for their contribution and integral support to the programs and services we provide. 5:30-10:30pm / Island Hotel Newport Beach
(949) 361-3775 / www.laurashouse.org/gala
AT&T Golf Tournament Sept. 26
Annual event that helps fund economic vitality programs in the city of Santa Ana. Your company’s participation as a tournament sponsor will help make a difference in our community’s economic health, by underwriting our continued efforts in economic development.
7:30am / Tustin Ranch Golf Club: 12442 Tustin Ranch Rd.
(714) 541-5353 / www.santaanachamber.com
Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Sept. 29
Tap, sip and revel in the tremendous epicurean talent here in Newport Beach. First-ever Taste Around Town event series, where you’ll enjoy cuisine at Newport Beach restaurants prepared and hosted by celebrity chefs, local tastemakers and master sommeliers. www.newportwineandfood.com
Tustin Tiller Days Festival & Parade Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Celebrates Orange County’s agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to promote their cause and raise much needed funds.
See website for schedule. / 17522 Beneta Way
(714) 573-3000 / www.tustinca.org