Orange County

Weekend roundup

September 29 – October 2


Pumpkin Patch at Zoomars

Now Open. Bring the whole family to come experience the charm of the Fall season with the yearly pumpkin patch at one of Orange County’s treasures. Zoomars at River Street Ranch welcomes guests to come get their pumpkins and enjoy time with the various animals that give this petting zoo its whimsy. Open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 31791 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.831.6550.

The Pacific Air Show

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Come watch astonishing displays of aviation over a jam-packed three days as the Pacific Air Show returns to surf city! It’s a spectacle-scale event that celebrates the love, patriotism, and awe-inspiring feats of aviation with the enticing thrill of sports, entertainment, art, and technology. Tickets and more information, as well as schedules of events can be here. 5252 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach.

Champions of Magic Tour

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the greatest magicians in Anaheim. The Champions Of Magic team will be performing incredible interactive illusions, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. 2200 East Katella, Anaheim, 714.712.2700.

Soul Real Market

Oct. 1. Come to Rodeo 39 for another Soul Real Market event. This vintage and craft market is unlike any other and is coming this Saturday, behind the brewery in the back parking lot. The theme is 2,000’s so dress the part, bring a friend, bring the energy, and come check out over 40 new and returning great vendors. Enjoy a live DJ, raffles and cash prizes, and more. Entry is free. 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. 12885 Beach Boulevard, Stanton.

Food + Drink

High Horse Saloon Opens to the Public

Now Open. Saddle up and get ready to say hello to your new favorite country western bar and restaurant as High Horse Saloon officially opens its doors for business. With honky tonk happy hour, fantastic dining options, and a wild brunch, this is sure to be your favorite new spot for some good old-fashioned fun. Open Monday to Friday, starting at 3 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday at 9 a.m. 102 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714.384.7400.

Mickey’s Pub Welcomes Guests

Now Open. The inherent charm – a sense that you’re in a space of good things. That feeling that there is a good pint and lots of stories being told. These are the charms of the Irish Pub. The newest addition to this wonderful category of restaurants has recently opened its doors. 100 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714.384.7600.

Sky-High Seats at The Waterfront Beach Resort

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Reserve exclusive, premiere seating at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, to watch the renowned Pacific Airshow. Three of the hotel’s venues, The Wave, Offshore 9 and Pacific Terrace, offer viewing packages to experience the incredible feats of aviation taking place all weekend. Tickets and more information can be found here. 21100 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, 800.822.7873.

New Fall Menu at 608 Dahlia

Now Available. Chefs often change menus to reflect the changes in the season – but few do it with such grace and flavor as Chef Jessica Roy and her team at 608 Dahlia. Fall happens to be the chef’s favorite time of year and brings wonderful new ingredients to the kitchen. Only open Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. this makes a reservation to enjoy this spectacle of taste a reservation you should make immediately. 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, 949.220.7229.

Arts + Culture

QUEER: A Dance Collaborative

Sep. 30 – Oct. 2. An all-dance show, “QUEER: A Dance Collaborative” explores the past, present, and future of the queer and LGBTQIA+ journey. Through music and mesmerizing dance numbers, you’ll remember the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis of the 1980’s and more. This magical evening of dance is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Tickets and more information can be found here. 125 N. Broadway #E, Santa Ana, 657.205.6273.

Photo credits: The Pacific Airshow courtesy of Bob Hodson Photography. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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