Orange County

Weekend roundup

September 21-24


Fall Festival

Sept. 22-24. A full weekend of Fall fun descends upon the city of Westminster as the 2nd Annual Fall Festival is this weekend. Kicking off the weekend with a tasty variety of dishes from local vendors from the Taste of Westminster to a weekend filled to the brim with musical performances, there is sure to be something for everyone all weekend at this seasonal event. For food festival, click here. Musical performance schedule, click here. Westminster Civic Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster.

Oktoberfest Night Market

Sept. 21. The District at Tustin Legacy is celebrating Oktoberfest this week for its monthly Night Market. Enjoy Oktoberfest beer, a Weiner Dog dress-up contest (6 p.m.), a beer stein-holding contest (7 p.m.), live music, a free game zone, kid’s play area, and over 30 local artisans and shops. This event is completely free to attend, so bring the whole family and enjoy. Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2437 Park Ave, Tustin.

Coronado Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch

Now Open. Fall is in the air – that means it’s time for the seasonal tradition of taking the family to enjoy the pumpkin patch. Loaded with plenty of pumpkins and kid’s activities, admission is FREE to this charming local seasonal event. Don’t miss the great pumpkin weigh-off this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. too. Open 7 days a week – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange.

Apparel, Music and Art Pop-Up

Sept. 24. The ODD/Y/S/S apparel relaunch at the ODD/YOUTH Music & Art Show is exciting – and OC Local Taproom promises to be a great venue to enjoy the music, food and drinks, skate ramps, and art performances while checking out the latest drop of the “Out There” collection by ODD/Y/S/S. Sunday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. OC Local Taproom, 30100 Town Center Dr, Laguna Niguel.

Fall Redo Market

Sept. 24. A community gathering uniting vintage fans and local artisans returns to take over all of Del Prado Avenue this Sunday, as the Redo Market brings its curated collection of vendors to Dana Point. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of this massive market. Guests 21 and older can also enjoy drinks from nearly all the restaurants on the street as well. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Del Prado Ave, Dana Point.

Food + Drink

A Birthday Celebration

Now Available. Paradise Dynasty at South Coast Plaza is turning 2. To celebrate, the Singaporean powerhouse concept has launched an exclusive new soup dumpling flavor in honor of one of Singapore’s most iconic dishes — laksa, a spicy coconut curry soup — except in Xiao Long Bao form. Come enjoy this delectable new dish and all your other favorites as soon as possible. 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.

Freaky Tiki Returns

Sept. 21. Freaky Tiki returns to Landers Liquor Bar in Costa Mesa. It features special, tiki-themed appetizers, specialty tiki cocktails for guests to enjoy, and a live musical performance by Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Freakshow for all to enjoy, so bring your favorite mug and fill up on some drinks. 2101 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa.


Now Open. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience Toastique on Balboa Island, a vibrant health-conscious eatery specializing in artisanal toasts, wellness smoothies, and cold-pressed juices. The menu showcases creative dishes like the Avocado Smash toast and loaded Açaí bowls, along with a selection of health-focused juices, smoothies, and espresso drinks, including colorful collagen lattes. Open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 226 Marine Ave., Newport Beach.

A Night in Oaxaca

Sept. 23. A night of education, heritage, and more awaits as The Mixing Glass and Market partners with Maguey Melate founder, Dalton Kreiss, and San Bartolo Mezcal to bring you an evening of mezcal tastes and much more – including the team from Tlayu who will be providing food. Tickets are extremely limited and available here. 6 p.m. Haute Cakes Cafe, 1807 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach.

Arts + Culture

Storytime Saturday

Sept. 23. Back by popular demand, Storytime Saturday continues this month with a special session dedicated to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us for an interactive experience that combines read-alouds, mindfulness exercises, art projects, and in-gallery activities. This session features El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera and illustrated by Juliana Perdomo. Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Paradise Dynasty, and The District courtesy of FWD Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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