Fun Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend 

Fun Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend 

Knott's Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, Calif., on April 3, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Julianne Foster

Julianne Foster


Updated: 8/31/2023


Orange International Street Fair

Enjoy international foods, costumes, crafts, folk dancing, and music. The event is known for its variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. Free admission.
Old Towne Orange Plaza, 128 N Glassell St., Orange. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3. For more information, visit

Sawdust Art Festival

This is the last chance to browse the works of local artists, including paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. Engage with artists in person and view live demonstrations of art in the creation process.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. Ends Sunday, Sept. 3. For more information, visit

Biergarten Rocktoberfest

Rock out this weekend to live music from a wide variety of eras and genres, including the 80s, rock, 90s, and dance. There will be many tribute bands, including those for Depeche Mode, Queen, and the film School of Rock.
Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Sept.1 through Sept. 16. Fridays and Saturdays are 21+ with a full bar, food, and drinks and require ticket purchases. Sundays are free admission with all ages welcome. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Art-A-Fair Festival

Immerse yourself in a world of art featuring over 100 artists, including paintings, sculptures, and crafts. Take a stroll through a peaceful garden while enjoying oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and wood creations.
777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. Ends Sunday, Sept. 3. Tickets range between $10 and $15. Those for seniors and students are $8, and active military and children are free. For more information, visit

Huntington Beach Civil War Days

Celebrate the 160th anniversary of the American Civil War at the 28th annual Civil War Days live history event. There will be vivid recreations of history by hundreds of volunteers and an opportunity to learn about some of the most important moments in the history of the U.S. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Huntington Beach Central Park, 18381 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The weekend event opens at 10 a.m. and runs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3. For more information, visit

Knott’s Berry Farm Summer Nights

This is the last chance to experience the annual Summer Nights special event at Knott’s Berry Farm. From Calico Square to Charleston Circle, live music and DJs will fill the park. There will also be unique summer food offerings, photo opportunities, and family-friendly games.
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. This event ends Sept. 4. For more information, visit

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Be a part of Disneyland’s annual kickoff to Halloween with the entire park decorated for Halloween. The Haunted Mansion will also be decorated for the “Nightmare Before Christmas,” with characters in Halloween-themed outfits, and Main Street will have a pumpkin festival.
Disneyland, 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim. Begins Friday, Sept. 1. For more information, visit
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