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e-foodie has its finger on the pulse of all things wonderful. Whether it’s a food-related event or an under-discovered “happening” in Southern California, you’ll find it here. From Oktoberfest to the Festival of the Whales to local Taste-Offs, we know what you like—and we’ve probably got a deal to match.

Date/Time Event
Sun, Jan 1st - through
Sun, Dec 31st
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Whale Watching
Newport Landing Whale Watching, Balboa CA
  • Take to the high seas on an adventurous whale watching expedition with Newport Landing and be on the lookout for one of the hundreds of Grey Whales during their migration along the Pacific Coast. Witness huge pods of dolphin, seals, killer whales and, yes, even sharks. No two cruises are alike! www.newportlanding.com Location: Newport Beach

  • Fri, May 26th - through
    Sat, Sep 30th
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    Newport Dunes Outdoor Movies
    Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, Newport Beach
  • The drive-ins may all have been demolished, but you can still enjoy a movie outdoors at the Newport Dunes annual movie weekends. Bring the kids, kick back on the dunes, and enjoy such family favorites and new release, such as Moana, to classics like the Sandlot. Be sure to bring some blankets, lawn chairs, a jacket (it gets chilly near the water) and a few bucks to buy some popcorn at the concession stand. www.newportdunes.com Location: Newport Beach

  • Fri, Sep 15th - through
    Mon, Oct 30th
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    Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club
    The Phoenix Club at the Anaheim Event Center, Anaheim CA
  • Get your drink on, along with your bratwurst and stein-holding abilities during Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club. Dance to Oompah-pa bands, feast on giant Bavarian pretzels, and partake in a bit of Deutschland hospitality at this annual event. Fri-Sun Only – Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 1pm-midnight, Sunday 11am-6pm www.thephoenixclub.com. Location: Anaheim

  • Sat, Sep 16th - through
    Sat, Oct 28th
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    Hollywood Forever Cemetery Movie Screenings
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles CA
  • Enjoy a classic film, like Harold and Maude or The Wizard of Oz, as you picnic alongside Mel Blanc, John Huston and a cast of other deceased celebrities at one of the summer’s most anticipated gatherings – Cinespia’s Movie Night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It’s an “only in L.A.” moment as you sit just feet away from John Huston, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and Tyrone Power and view classic films which are projected onto the mausoleum. Arrive early to get a good seat and bring a picnic hamper, low-back lawn chairs, and a bottle of wine. Nights Vary– – Gates Open at 7:30pm, Movie at 9pm www.cinespia.org. Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood.

  • Thu, Sep 21st - through
    Tue, Oct 31st
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    Knott's Scary Farm
    Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park
  • With 13 haunted attractions, sinister shows and more than 1000 creatures lurking in the fog, Knott’s Scary Farm is Where NIGHTMARES Never End. Experience unimaginable scares and innovative thrills on select nights, September 21 – October 31. Tickets available online at www.knotts.com.

  • Sat, Sep 23rd
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Irvine Global Village Festival
    Bill Barber Park, Irvine CA
  • Travel the world without ever leaving The OC at the City of Irvine’s annual Global Village Fest. This multicultural gathering features global cuisine, live entertainment, a village just for kids loaded with crafts and activities, exhibits celebrating an array of cultures and religions, plus an international marketplace where you can shop ‘til you drop. www.cityofirvine.org Location: Bill Barber Park, Irvine

  • Sat, Sep 23rd - through
    Sun, Sep 24th
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Julian Apple Days Festival
    Menghini Winery, Julian
  • You can head to Julian anytime from mid-September to mid-October to do a little apple picking, but why not enjoy a full blown, old school celebration of the red and green fruit at the Julian Apple Days Festival. Enjoy music and dancing, a display of vintage tractors, games and activities for the kids, and even gold mining. And, of course, nothing beats a slice of Julian’s apple pie. www.julianmerchants.org. Location: Menghini Winery, Julian (San Diego County).

  • Sat, Sep 23rd
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Orange County Brew Ha Ha
    Oak Canyon, Irvine
  • Let’s raise a glass to the craft beer frenzy that is now sweeping the nation by attending the 8th Annual OC Brew Ha Ha. Experts and novices can compare notes on hops and barley with more than 175 craft and import beers available from some 70 top breweries, explore home brewing opportunities, attend seminars, and toe-tap to some live entertainment. Food trucks are the perfect pairing at this outdoor event. Free shuttle from Tustin Metrolink Station. www.ocbrewhaha.com. Location: Oak Canyon Park, Irvine

  • Sun, Sep 24th
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Abbot Kinney Festival
    Abbott Kinney, Venice CA
  • It doesn’t get much better than Venice Beach; unless you’re hanging out along Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach where since 1984 the community has come together once a year on the last Sunday in September to celebrate and give back to the community. Meet local artisans, enjoy live music, nosh on good food, and learn about ways to be kind to the environment. More than 100 galleries, restaurants, bookstores, coffeehouses and salons partake in the modern-day Bohemian event. www.abbotkinney.org, Location: Venice Beach

  • Fri, Sep 29th - through
    Sun, Oct 1st
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    Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
  • Join foodies and sommeliers for a two-day culinary extravaganza at the 4th annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival taking place on the grounds of the Newport Beach Civic Center. Tastings, pairings and live music are just the right ingredients for a very appetizing event. www.newportwineandfood.com