Orange County

Weekend roundup

September 28 – October 1


Pacific Air Show

The Pacific Airshow

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. The best and biggest airshow returns to Huntington Beach with a massive lineup of events, and the best lineup of performers in the event’s history. Along with the fan-favorite Thunderbirds, this year also marks the first time the F-22 Raptor Team will perform. Tickets, event schedules, and more information can be found here. Huntington Beach, CA.

Cars and Coffee

South OC Cars and Coffee

Sept. 30. South OC Cars and Coffee is the US’s largest weekly car meet that attracts a mix of 700-1000 plus hypercars, supercars, exotics, vintage, classic, muscle and sports cars, hot rods, rat rods, pickups, 4×4 and motorcycles. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Outlets at San Clemente, 101 W Avenida Hermosa.

Ohana Fest

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. One of the most iconic weekends of musical entertainment returns with a massive lineup that includes The Killers, Haim, Eddie Veder, Foo Fighters, and more. Tickets are almost sold out, so don’t wait. Get yours here, and don’t miss out on one of the year’s most raucous and exciting weekends. Friday-Sunday, hours vary. Doheny State Beach, Dana Point.

Food + Drink

Sky-High Seats at The Waterfront Beach Resort

Ariel Views at Offshore 9

Sept. 29 – 30. Reserve exclusive, premiere seating at Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge to watch the renowned Pacific Airshow. The lounge offers various viewing packages to experience the incredible feats of aviation taking place over the Pacific all weekend. Enjoy a unique menu of shared plates, specialty cocktails and a variety selection of fine wines and champagne. Starts on Friday and Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.

New Fall Dishes at Wild Goose

Now Available. Chef Daniel Cherri knows flavor – this makes the arrival of Fall at Wild Goose Tavern that much more exciting with new dishes. Fried Burrata with bell pepper marinara and crispy prosciutto – or Fried Chicken Enchiladas if Taco Tuesday is your speed. Brunch has also been overhauled and awaits hungry weekenders. Open daily, hours vary. 436 East, 17th Street, Costa Mesa.

Aria Kitchen Brings New Flavors

Now Open. Aria Kitchen introduces a new fusion to Orange County’s elaborate dining landscape as it melds Mexican and Persian cuisine. Sisters Mahta and Anahita Ariarad – second-generation restaurateurs with deep ties to the Irvine community – have unveiled a vibrant menu and atmosphere for all to enjoy. Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 a.m. 2636 Dupont Drive, Irvine.

Fennel Welcomes Cocktails

Now Available. Fennel Kitchen and Bar has been welcomed by the local community with open arms and rave reviews since it opened its doors earlier this year, and now guests can celebrate even more. The restaurant has officially launched its cocktail program for those of legal age to enjoy. Monday – Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 26611 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo.

Arts + Culture

Jean Stern Presents: The Hudson River School

Oct. 1. Prepare to embark on an enlightening journey guided by the illustrious art historian and LAM Curatorial Fellow Jean Stern. Explore the rich tapestry of the Hudson River School, an artistic movement that reverently portrays the American landscape’s untouched beauty and is regarded as America’s inaugural art renaissance. Sunday, 10 a.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Quixote Nuevo

Starts Sept. 30. Preview a modern take on Don Quixote. From one of the storytellers behind the film, Coco, comes a vibrant story bursting with imagination and Tejano music. Featuring Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash, this is a performance not to be missed. Previews run through Oct. 5th. Get your tickets now for this wonderful performance. Saturday, at. 8 p.m. 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Photo credits: Offshore 9 courtesy of Moxxe Public Relations. Aria courtesy of Outshine Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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