Orange County

Weekend roundup

September 15-18



Coastal Clean Up Day

Sept. 17. Come together as a community on an international scale to clean our beaches, parks, and waterways. Bring yourself, a friend, a water bottle, reusable gloves and bags/buckets, trash pick-up devices, sunscreen, a hat, and wear closed-toed shoes. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event is free, but attendees are kindly asked to register here. Main Beach, 175 North Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.

Fountain Valley Farmers Market

Sept. 16. The bounty of California will be available for those looking for the very best food from local farmers. Spend a beautiful morning shopping for the best local produce for whatever culinary endeavors await you. The market is held in Parking Lot E at Mile Square Regional Park. Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley.

Baby Goat Yoga

Sept. 15, 17, 18. Yoga is a perfect way to achieve inner peace, and find bliss. Now throw in some adorable little goats, and you add an instant splash of barnyard. Goods and Goats Market in San Juan Capistrano invites you to flow and frolock at one of their Baby Goat Yoga classes. Book your spot here and enjoy yoga like never before. 29458 Trabuco Creek Rd, San Juan Capistrano, 949.212.4357.

Food + Drink

San Diego Brew Festival

Oktoberfest at Brewery X

Sept. 16-18. Loosen up that Lederhosen, as one the largest beer-forward celebrations is being hosted by one of Orange County’s largest breweries. With 3 jam-packed days of live music, beer specials, and fantastic food specials, the celebration of Oktoberfest at Brewery X is a beer lover’s dream. So bring your family, friends, and furry companions and celebrate in a way like no other. 3191 East La Palma Ave, Anaheim.

Celebrate Bourbon Takeover with Garrison Brothers at The Blind Pig

Now Available. This September, the popular speakeasy The Blind Pig Kitchen & Bar has partnered with Garrison Brothers Distillery to celebrate the month-long Bourbon Takeover of America. The Blind Pig’s Rancho Santa Margarita location will offer a limited-time cocktail, Southern Smoke, for the entire month of September. 31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita. 949.888.0072.

The Art of Flamenco

Sept. 17. A dinner show unlike anything else can only be found at Cafe Sevilla in Costa Mesa. A three-course dinner paired with a stunning flamenco show. This experience is a sensory indulgence of sight, sound, and taste. Marvel at the passion, beauty, and athleticism of this traditional art form. Tickets can be found here. 6:30 – 8 p.m. 1870 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa. 949.688.1555.

Say Hello to Rakkan Ramen

Now Open. Rakkan specializes in healthy and flavorful ramen that is made from a 100-percent plant-based broth using a blend of mushrooms and kelp, which results in a lighter ramen broth with approximately 40 percent less fat compared to traditional tonkotsu ramen. In addition to plant-based ramen, RAKKAN’s menu will also feature rice bowls, sushi and gyoza. 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. 714.259.9090.

Arts + Culture

Style Week at Fashion Island

Sept. 14-18. Orange County’s premier fashion and beauty event is where influencers, industry professionals and fashion consumers converge in an immersive showcase of style. With Fashion Island’s iconic ocean views as the backdrop, the setting remains unparalleled to fashion weeks held across the globe. A full list of events and panels can be found here. 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.2000.

Modern Makers Market

Sept. 17. Spend a beautiful evening supporting local artisans. Located in the Promenade near AMC 14, come enjoy perusing the creations of more than 30 vendors at this free makers market. With kids activities, live music, and more, this free event promises to be fun for the whole family. Saturday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tustin 142437 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.259.9090.

Photo credits: The Blind Pig courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. Rakkan Ramen courtesy of FWD Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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