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Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors and all its beauty. That means new activities, artwork, and great fall festivals. There’s something that’s sure to satisfy everyone’s taste this time of year!

Picking the right events and activities to fit your schedule is key, so we’ve curated this list of fall events in Orange County. They’re sure to bring you smiles as you discover all that this amazing season has to offer!

Laguna Niguel

Photo Contest – Trails Make Life Better

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Location: Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Dates: August 22, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Time: All Day

Win a $50 gift card from a Laguna Niguel business of your choice.

Share your favorite photo(s) of how trails make life better! To participate in this photo competition, grab your smartphone or camera and head out to one of our three featured trails.

  • Colinas Bluff Trail
  • Niguel Trail
  • Salt Creek Trail

This is a free and friendly competition with no residency requirements! Check to see if you can get your picture on Laguna Niguel’s website, their recreation brochure cover, or any of their other social media. Let the community see your talent, and find out you’re the winner.

Halloween Home Decorating Contest

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Location: Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Dates: September 2, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Time Details:
Entry Deadline – October 16, 2022, at 5 PM
Viewing of Homes – October 22, 2022 – Monday, October 31, 2022, from 5 PM – 9 PM

Bring out your Halloween decorations and spruce up your home for this year’s competition!

Choose one of the following themes and return a completed Entry Form by the deadline:

  • Tricks & Treats (Best Display of Theme) 
  • Spooky Extravaganza (Scary)
  • Pumpkin-Tastic (Traditional)

The City website will publish the winners’ names on Friday, October 21, 2021. Each category winner will receive a yard sign as well as a goodie bag. The week before Halloween, a map will also be published so that the neighborhood can see the participating homes and winners.

 *Disclaimer: The City will not be able to give specific “back-way” directions or gate codes to access your home.  If public entry is not permitted by your homeowner’s association, an entry in the contest cannot be accommodated.

Link to Entry Form: https://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/DocumentCenter/View/23383/Entry-Form-2022—Halloween-Home-Decorating-Contest

Fall Boutique & Crafts Faire

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Location:
Crown Valley Community Center
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA

Date: October 1, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00PM

Whether it’s as part of your holiday shopping or as a gift to yourself, you’ll find unique, handmade, and interesting items here!

Pumpkin Rescue

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Location:
Laguna Niguel Aquatics Center
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA

Date: October 2, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $10, $15 on the Day of the event (Pumpkin included)

Pick up a pumpkin and decorate it yourself!

Inflatable slides, swimming, and music will be featured in this exciting event.

Bloomin Seniors Gardening Lecture: Grow It Now, Cool Season Vegetables

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Location:
Sea Country Senior and Community Center
24602 Aliso Creek Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Date: October 6, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This weekend, “start something” that you can harvest and eat throughout the cool season by getting the information you need from UC Master Gardeners of Orange County. They’ll show you how to get your garden started with everything from gourmet options to a stir-fry garden.

National Decorate A Cake Day!

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Location:
Sea Country Senior and Community Center
24602 Aliso Creek Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Date: October 10, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What a fun celebration with sprinkles, frosting, and cupcakes galore! Decorate your very own cupcake! The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Register at the front desk! Dates and times could change. First-come, first-served basis. The first 100 will be served while supplies last. People over the age of 50 are invited to attend this event.

Haunted Trails

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Location:
Crown Valley Community Center
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA

Date: October 13, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Cost: $10 per person (One-Time Ticket Only)

Haunted Trails returns for another year of spine-chilling thrills! The trail awaits you for four memorable nights that will surely haunt your dreams. To enter the trail, you must show a physical ticket. Not suggested for kids younger than ten.

Halloween Snap & Treat

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Location:
Crown Valley Community Center
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA

Date: October 16, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost: $5 per person

Get ready for a less eerie, more family-friendly Halloween Snap and Treat experience! Participants can visit spooktacular trick-or-treat stations, pose for themed photos, and make a Halloween craft.

Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus

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Location:
Crown Valley Community Center
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA

Date: October 21, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Bring your blanket and your friends and family to Crown Valley Park for a movie under the stars! Hocus Pocus (1993/PG) will be screened. Crafts and activities start at 5 o’clock, and the movie starts after dusk (approx. 6:15 pm).

Friday Flix: Cruella

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Location:
Sea Country Senior and Community Center
24602 Aliso Creek Rd. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Date: October 28, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: FREE

A fun-filled movie afternoon is waiting for you here! Disney’s Cruella will be shown on Friday, October 28th at 1:00 pm. Popcorn is provided, and admission is free. This is an activity for people over the age of 50.

Trick or Treat

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Location:
Sea Country Senior and Community Center
24602 Aliso Creek Rd. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Date: October 31, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: FREE

You’re invited to trick-or-treat at Sea Country Senior and Community Center on October 31 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.! Don’t forget to pick up a bag from the front desk so you can collect the treats hidden throughout the facility. Take a look around the Halloween-themed doors and collect some candy! Fun for all ages.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Farmers Market

Location: 521 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Business Hours: Saturdays, 8 AM – 12 PM


Over 40 vendors and farmers sell fresh produce, delicacies, and other items at this certified farmers market! Grab a cup of coffee at one of the local independent coffee shops while you are walking around.

Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy

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Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dates: November 19, 2022 – December 18, 2022

Time: 10 AM – 7 PM

A one-of-a-kind holiday art festival, Winter Fantasy provides a joyous shopping experience in a magical winter wonderland with falling snow, thousands of lights and decorations, three stages of live music, carolers, community performances, art classes, puppeteers, and daily encounters with Santa Claus. Ticket sales begin on Monday, October 10th!

A Black Friday sale will also be held on November 25, 2022.

Laguna Dance Festival

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Location: Surf & Sand Resort, 1555 South Coast Highway

Date: December 3, 2022

Time: 5 PM

The Laguna Dance Festival is exceptional in that it presents breathtaking, world-class dance in theater settings, art galleries, and outdoor performances. The Laguna Dance Festival is committed to increasing public awareness and appreciation of dance through significant annual performances, as well as through instruction and small-group opportunities. Hubbard Street 2, The Parsons Dance Company,  Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Trey McIntyre Project have all performed there.

Stage on Forest


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Location:
The Promenade on Forest
Forest Avenue between Coast Highway and Glenneyre
Laguna Beach, California 92651

Schedule:

Fridays – Saturdays, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sundays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Stage on Forest is a live performance venue located on the Promenade in downtown Laguna Beach. The stage is only for authorized performances with a permit.


Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo Certified Farmers Market

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Location: 26701 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business Hours: Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Aliso Viejo Town Center holds a fun Saturday Morning Market in its movie theater parking lot.

Aquaponics Farming Workshop

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Location:
Gold Coast Farm
110 Park Avenue
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date: October 13, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FREE WORKSHOP!
Let your children participate in this one-hour educational workshop to learn about aquaponics and sustainable agriculture. At Gold Coast Farm, they will also have the opportunity to explore gardens, ponds, and see some seasonal produce.

Victorious Villains Night

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Location: 

Aliso Viejo Ranch
100 Park Avenue
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date: October 21, 2022

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost: $40 Meal and supplies included

Here you can make your own poison apple, build your own crown for an evil queen or king, and create a disguise before destroying an entire village. Registration closes on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Family Fall Photo Shoot at the Farm

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Location: 
Gold Coast Farm
110 Park Avenue
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date: October 23, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost: $10 registered adults

Enjoy the fall season at Gold Coast Farm! Snacks, cookie and baby pumpkin decorating stations, and learning activities are available at this event. Each family will also receive a bag of fresh produce from the garden as well as a digital copy of a professional family photo!

Dana Point

Farmers Market and Crafts Vendors

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Location: Pacific Coast Hwy & La Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629
Business Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Here you can find fresh produce, bread, fish, flowers, coffee, and other items. Arts and crafts vendors join the market every second Saturday of the month.

Trolley Hop: It’s Fall Ya’ll!

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Date: September 25, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Get special drink deals at participating restaurants when you buy a trolley hop wristband.

Trolley Hop riders (age 21 and up) can purchase a wristband online at Eventbrite. You can get your wristband from the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce during the hours listed below. Wristbands are also available at the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce.

The first 200 people to register will receive a bandana!

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Office Hours: 

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sunday, September 25: 10am-2pm

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce 
34183 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste. A
Dana Point, CA 92629

On the corner of PCH & Golden Lantern

The trolleys will continue on their regular route. Take the trolley from any stop and get off at the stop closest to the restaurant(s) you want to visit!

Ohana Festival

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Location: Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA

Ohana Festival

Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2022

Ohana Encore

Dates: October 8 – 9, 2022

Doheny State Beach will host over 35 performances on three stages.

The event will also feature a number of exhibits and panels featuring prominent environmentalists, conservationists, researchers, and professional surfers.

VA Disability Claims Clinic

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Location:
Dana Point Community Center
34052 Del Obispo St, Room B
Dana Point, California 92629

Dates: 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The event is sponsored by VFW Post 9934

Veterans can walk in and speak with a VFW Service Officer about filing a claim for service-related medical issues. (To comply with CALOSHA policies, please wear a face covering.)

Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat

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Location:
Dana Point Community Center
34052 Del Obispo St
Dana Point, California 92629

Date: October 22, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fun Halloween-themed event at the community center in Dana Point. The City’s Recreation Division is collaborating with Dana Point Police Services to host two fantastic family events on the same day. From 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, there will be indoor activities, including a detailed Halloween maze, games, crafts, entertainment, and kid-friendly treats. The Dana Point Police Services Trunk or Treat is one of the outdoor events that take place from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be candy for the kids at each display they visit. Meet the dedicated staff that keeps Dana Point safe, including the Mounted Patrol, Bomb Squad, Bloodhounds, K-9 Unit, and more. At 6:00 p.m., there will be a costume parade for children, with prizes! Food trucks will be selling food and refreshments.

Spooky Treat Trolley

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Date: October 29, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Spooky Treat Trolley stops at the following park locations, giving out treats to children up to 12 years old. The trolley has elaborate decorations, Halloween music, and City Recreation staff dressed in costumes. Get in the SPIRIT by wearing your best costume!

Redo Vintage & Maker’s Market

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Location:
Del Prado Avenue
Dana Point, California 92629

Date: October 30, 2022 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Over 100 booths with artisans and vintage merchandise are available. Enjoy live music, regional eateries, and independent shops as you stroll along Dana Point’s Del Prado Avenue and discover the carefully curated collection of vintage dealers and makers. There is no admission fee.

Fall is an exciting time to buy or sell a home in Orange County. We are here to help you find your dream home and make the search easy. Be sure to check out the most recent real estate trends this fall season.


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