November in Orange County has lots to offer! This week we have Surf City Nights, The O.C Mix, California Wine Festival, the Driftwood Music and Festival and much more! We’ve shared some of our favorite happenings this week! Still looking for more? Head to our Event Calendar in the link below.
Surf City Nights
Starts at 5 p.m. at Downtown Huntington Beach
This Tuesday 10/13/18 attend Surf City Nights, the weekly street fair and certified farmers market down in Huntington Beach, proved so popular with Orange Countians that officials had to expand the already-sizable shindig over to the Strand on 5th Street. What that means for us is even more vendors to peruse, ranging from jewelry to clothing to home decor to weird knick-knacks; even more street performers and musicians, and even more tasty food selections to sample. So with that much ground to cover, we think it’s best to get there right for the 5 p.m. start time. Wear your walking shoes. Event ends at 9 p.m.
World Taste of the Packing District
Starts at 6:00 p.m. at 440 S Anaheim Blvd in Anaheim
Starting this Wednesday 11/14/18 Anaheim Packing District, home of Orange County’s Original Food Hall, will be celebrating its diverse cultural culinary artisans with World Taste on Wednesday, November 14, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Guests to the in-house, international tasting event will navigate their way through an expedition of deliciousness and dance through a globally-inspired array of live entertainment, featuring performances by Grammy Nominated Roger Espinoza & Gypsy Fiesta, Phoenix Horse Lion Dancers and Flashsitar with Fontain’s MUSE.
Mouth-watering menu items announced so far include Italian mozzarella-stuffed meatballs from Ecco, Chinese spicy shrimp wontons from 18 Folds, British fish n’ chips from Chippy Fish & Grill, Japanese citrus sushi rolls from Orange Tei, Swiss porchetta grilled cheese from Black Sheep Grilled Cheese Bar, French Raclette over roasted new potatoes from BXCR Wine Bar, truffle sliders from Umami Burger, carnitas tacos from URBANA, sunset strawberry lemonade from Mini Monster, and for dessert, mini gelato milkshakes from Popbar. Event ends at 9 p.m.
Christmas at Knott’s Berry Farm
Starts at 10:00 a.m. at 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
Starting this Friday 11/16/18 Every winter, Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as the park wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm, a Christmas celebration for all ages. Spend the most wonderful time of the year with your family at Knott’s Merry Farm enjoying thrilling attractions, live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, lavish holiday decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town.
Knott’s Merry Farm is Southern California’s ultimate holiday festival full of Christmas activities and attractions that the entire family can enjoy. The Christmas celebration runs select days November – January. Event ends 01/06/19
Anaheim Art Crawl Experience
Starts at 6:00 p.m. at 205 Center St Promenade in Anaheim
This Saturday 11/17/18 . “Art Crawl Experience” or simply “ACE” is a visually invigorating, tastefully titillating, and an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival that takes place from 6pm to 10pm on the second Saturday of February, May, August and November in what has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. ACE was created by artists and community leaders with the intent of bringing arts and culture downtown by showcasing art in public places, street artisans, pop-up galleries, and the brick-and-mortar galleries. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll among outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers. The indie craft fair at ACE is a cascade of canopies containing unique hand-crafted treasures. Gourmet food trucks rally and local entertainers perform throughout the experience.
Participating downtown eateries and shops transform their spaces into one-night pop-up galleries, while the latest art exhibits are revealed at brick-and-mortar galleries, including Center Gallery and MUZEO. The crawl stretches from Anaheim Blvd., to Harbor Blvd. and along Center Street Promenade. Art lovers can walk, crawl or climb aboard the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) for complimentary rides throughout Anaheim’s Art Crawl Experience. Event ends 11/10/18 at 10 p.m.
Patchwork Show Long Beach Makers Festival
Starts at 11:00 a.m. at 5255 E Paoli Way in Long Beach
This Sunday 11/18/18 Shop handmade and independent goods from 150+ local makers + food artisans at Patchwork Show in Long Beach! The event is always FREE to attend and family + dog friendly! Shop locally to find the perfect, unique gift for everyone on the shopping list.The event will have food artisans + trucks, DIY craft workshops and music! Patchwork vendors are strategically selected by a jury and feature: clothing for men, women + kids, handbags + accessories, jewelry, art + home goods, ceramics + garden finds, plush, crochet + knit items, pet gear, craft kits & patterns, bath + body goodies and more! Event ends at 5 p.m.