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Top Orange County Things to Do This October



Top Orange County Things to Do This October

This month Orange County events bring you musicals and plays, art exhibitions, Halloween celebrations, and much more.  Read on to learn about the most popular musical shows, games, and all other upcoming Orange County events this October.

Miss Saigon

October 1st to 13th. Experience the new work of LesMisérables’ acclaimed legendary musical.

The epic story is about a young Vietnamese woman who was orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious “engineer” character. There, she met and fell in love with G.I. in the United States, and since then, her life has changed forever.

Casa Lumina

Upto October 3rd, the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens will brighten its garden trails. The event highlights the beauty of the local bowl garden, using outdoor projection technology, thousands of animations, and colorful flashing lights to create an immersive physical experience.

Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

October 3-6. Exclusive, intimate hedonist lifestyle activities include restaurant sampling, culinary demonstrations, wine tasting master tasting groups, interactive bartending classes, and tastes from more than 250 cults and boutique wineries. 

Orange County events include the famous International Auto Show

October 3-6. More than 600 vehicles will be on display at the prestigious competition at the Anaheim Convention Center. They include the debut of the 2020 production model – you can test more than 100 of them – as well as a range of concept cars, custom cars, and exotic cars. 

If you find some extra time, visit Toyota cars for a test drive of used cars near Santa ana.

Pacific Air Show

October 4th to 6th. When planes and jets perform spectacular stunts over the Pacific Ocean, everyone’s eyes are on the sky. The waterfront airshow begins at noon. Many aerobatic performances take place directly over the Huntington beach.


October 4th to November. The Sinister Pointe Productions unleashes Mist- a heartbreaking Halloween treasure hunt that seeks to find 13 artifacts.

Autumn harvest festival

October 5th. Take your family to the park for the Halloween festival, and visitors of all ages can enjoy the autumn-themed activities and attractions. Dare to visit the “Haunted House” or the adventure maze, then sneak into the quail station of the entire park.

Children of all ages can participate in ghoul games, costume competitions, and pumpkin decorations. Encourage the use of quail eggs. 

Pro-tip: Do not use masks or topcoats.

Laguna Plein Aviation Painting Invitational Party

October 5-13. The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) showcases the most prestigious art events on the West Coast.

The invitational exhibition focused on the top air painters in the United States who compete for prizes. The 9-day landscape painting celebrations include presentations, Plein Talk conversations, educational events, and other events.

Jonas Brothers at Honda Center

On October 6. The Jonas Brothers received a Grammy-nominated multi-platinum power trio, and their journey to happiness began with the guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw at the Honda Center.

Mostly blues music festival

October 12th. Have a picnic at Aitken Arts Plaza and get together with your family for an afternoon of music and outdoor entertainment. Listen to the lively Memphis soul of Booker T (green onion), the iguana’s New Orleans and Mexican mix, and Aki Kumar (his Bollywood pop and blues mix).

Tasting Santa Ana

On October 12th, walk-on DTSA’s tree-lined brick walkway and dine at more than 40 downtown restaurants and enjoy live entertainment and free trolleys.

Beast feast

On October 17, Chef Cesar Sarmiento displays the second part of his original dinner series, in which he used the entire animal instead of some popular food. After the opening of the mollusk in January (the first of the four family dinners), the chef Cesar ended with a duck.

The Taste of the Los Angeles Times

October 18-19. The Taste is a Southern California food celebration hosted by the Los Angeles Times and it turns to the OC this October. 

The event took place for nine years at the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot in Hollywood before expanding to the whole OC last year. 


Opened on October 19. Often having a meal together is not just about the food, but the love we share. A man shares his bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love. A mother prepared her son’s favorite dish to prevent him from leaving home. A Korean-American son cooks soup for his sick father.

In the poetic story of love, loss, and rehabilitation by the authors of the Archives of Languages ​and Office Hours, the perfect bite transcends time and cultural differences.

Night creature

On October 19th, see another world at Sherman Library & Gardens. Family-friendly guest

Interact with participants to observe and understand animals and plants that are most active at night.

Highlights include photographs in front of the selfie wall, artwork and handicrafts, treasure hunt games, and hot-dog carts.

Sea Fare

On October 19th, attend the Pacific Aquarium Food Festival- the most popular event of the year is the open bar, offering more than 30 local restaurants, breweries, and bakery food, live, silent auctions, and photo booths. 

A night with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

October 21st. Legendary actor Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for more than 40 years and have taken their friendship to a new level. It’s not just the real life, and you can also witness them together on-screen starring in their popular Netflix series Grace & Frankie.

Bo Ha Ha

October 25-26. Spend a terrible time on the first haunted Oktoberfest Boo Ha Ha.

The event includes more than 80 German styles and local craft beers, zombie facial paintings, stein-holding competitions, and Halloween costume competitions. For those who are not only looking for the horror stuff, they can buy traditional German foods, including pretzels and bratwursts overnight. 

Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea 

Opens on October 26. Explore the latest exhibition at the Bowers Museum, which features watercolors by Arthur Beaumont. It captures the magnificence of the ocean and the voyage of the ships sailing on it. 

The exhibition includes works from the Irvine Museum collection curated by James Irvine Swinden. Head on to the Irvine car dealerships once you are done with the exhibition. 

Knott’s Scary Farm 

The most popular theme park in the middle of the Snoopy will become sinister on a particular night of the Halloween season. This year, there are many new live performances, labyrinths, and 1000 monsters lurking in the park.

So which event do you want to attend this October? Let us know! 

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