October 26 | Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K
This classic 10 miler is the perfect training run for your fall or winter marathon. The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a personal record. The flat fast course along California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog.
Time: 6:00 am
Location: 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
For more information visit www.surfcity10.com
October 26 | Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo
This event includes a great mix of civilian and military helicopters and aircrafts, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties. There will also be a vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors selling food and car or aircraft related items. This family event has games, a kid’s corner and live entertainment.
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos
For more information visit www.wwrexpo.net
October 25 | Annual Historical Cemetery Tour
This guided historical walking tour features costumed actors portraying colorful men and women who share stories from Orange County’s past. Docents will guide visitors through scenes that played important roles in the history of the county, culminating in a presentation in Fairhaven’s beautiful 1916 mausoleum. Comfortable shoes are recommended for the hour-and-a-half long walking tour.
Time: 10:00 – 3:00
Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park, 1702 Fairhaven Ave, Santa Ana
For more information visit www.santaanahistory.com/CemeteryTour.html
October 18 – 19 | RagFest
RagFest is the only annual festival of Ragtime music in Southern California. Soloists, duets, combos, orchestras, vocalists and more will be performing vintage and contemporary ragtime music.
Time: 12:00 – 6:00
Location: 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton
For more information visit www.ragfest.com
October 18 | Memory Walk
This Memory Walk is part of a national movement to help those battling Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. There are 2 or 4 mile walk options. This walk is wheelchair and dog friendly. There will also be a food concession and kid’s zone.
Time: 7:30 am
Location: The District at Tustin, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin
For more information visit act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=5670&pg=entry
October 17 – 19 | Silverado Days
Held each October, this community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include a car show, World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, an amateur horseshoe contest, a pie-eating contest, hog calling, dog show, chili cook-off and so much more!
Time: Refer to website for specific schedule.
Location: William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr., Silverado
For more information visit www.silveradodays.com
October 12 – 19 | Plein Air Painting Invitational
The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational will be held in Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony. Plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.
Time: Refer to website for specific times.
Location: The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
For more information visit www.lagunapleinair.org
October 11 – 12 | Dana Point Oktoberfest
This event will feature authentic German music, food, costumes, games and of course many beer selections. Unlike most Oktoberfest celebrations, the Orange County Oktoberfest will be free to attend and is family friendly, featuring games of heritage for not only the adults, but for kids as well.
Time: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 33501 Niguel Rd., Dana Point
For more information visit www.danapointoktoberfest.com
October 11 | The Heritage Festival and Parade
The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast followed by the parade and band review. The festival will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kid’s games and so much more!
Time: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Tri-City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd., Placentia
For more information visit www.placentia.org/index.aspx?nid=357