Special Events

 

 

Tall-ShipsToshiba Tall Ships Festival

Sept. 5-7. Music, pirate encampment and tall-ship tours. Ride aboard tall ships during sunset parade, experience a mock cannon battle or go on a tall-ship-escort cruise. $8-$65. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. Shuttle from Strands Beach Park, 34100 Selva Road, Dana Point. Or park at Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.2274. tallshipsfestival.com

Styleweek-OCStyle Week Orange County
Sept. 10-20. Enjoy runway shows, fashionable fun, celebrity guests and more at Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Marketplace. styleweekoc.com

 

 

 

NBFWFNewport Beach Wine & Food Festival
Sept. 19-21. Indulge in a weekend4 of tasting, sipping, learning and enjoying the finer things the culinary world has to offer at this epicurean festival. Experience celebrity chef demos (Craig Strong, Richard Blais, Jamie Gwen), wine and spirits tastings, sommelier panels, mixology courses, live jazz and more. Participating restaurants include Mastro’s Ocean Club, Driftwood Kitchen, Pizzeria Mozza, Fireside Tavern and The Golden Truffle, just to name a few and wineries include Ste Michelle, Hundred Acre, Bure Family wines and Layer Cake. newportwineandfood.com

 

Witch-PhotoKnott’s Scary Farm
Sept. 25-Nov. 1. Experience eleven elaborately themed walk-through mazes and interactive haunted attractions filled with trained scare masters, 4 endless scare zones, two live shows, including the return of Elvira-Mistress of the Dark, Headless Horsemen and more than 1,000 live monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, freaks, mutants, maniacs and other beasts lurking in the fog to scare even the bravest guests. $39-$65. Check website for hours. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200. knotts.com

 

OrchidsFascination of Orchids
Sept. 27-28. Experience thousands of exotic orchids in a beautiful outdoor setting and learn how to grow and exhibit orchids from local experts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. South Coast Plaza Village, 1631 W. Sunflower, Santa Ana, 949.735.2930. ocorchidshow.com

 

 

Dark-Harbor1Dark Harbor at Queen Mary
Oct. 2-Nov. 2. Test your threshold of fear as you board the haunted cruise liner where you will have to navigate yourself through terrifying mazes and and the new Voodoo Village where you’ll encounter freaks, spirits, zombies, monsters and more. Enjoy food, drink 7p.m.-midnight. $20-$91. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com

 
auto-showOrange County International Auto Show
Oct. 2-5. Iconic event marks its 50th anniversary and features 2015 production-model debuts (many of which you can test drive) plus concept, custom and exotic cars. $10-$12, under 13 free. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.765.8950. motortrendautoshows.com

 

 

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