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Orange County Festivals – 2023

While there’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Orange County, visiting during the area’s Restaurant Week celebration or when a fun food or wine festival is happening can definitely kick your trip up a notch! The event list below may be useful for your trip planning purposes.

Welcome sign at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival in Anaheim, CAFor each entry on the list, you’ll find in which city and on what date(s) it’s scheduled to occur, plus a link to a website that provides additional details. It would be wise to make note of that website and check again to verify the details closer to the event’s date if you plan to attend.

The list includes many dates for 2022 culinary events and a few others with 2023 dates. ***Events for which a 2023 date has been set are marked with a triple-asterisk.***

Many of these are annual events that are held around the same time every year. While we plan to check and update this list from time to time, if you’re in the midst of planning a 2023 trip and a 2022 event looks particularly interesting you may want to click through to see if the organizer’s website has been updated.

If your travel dates are already set, here are some handy jump links that you can use to advance to a specific month’s events quickly:

January *** February *** March *** April ***
May *** June *** July *** August ***
September *** October *** November *** December

January

Asian Lunar New Year Festival
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

January 15, 2023***

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure
January 20 through February 15, 2023***

February

Taste of San Juan Capistrano
February 2, 2023***

International Festival of Chocolate
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

February 5, 2023***

Orange County Tet Festival, Costa Mesa
February 27-29, 2023***

March

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
March 3 – April 25, 2023***

Orange County Restaurant Week
March 5-11, 2023***

Cherry Blossom Festival, Huntington Beach
March 10-12, 2023***

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
March 10 through April 16, 2023***

Taste of Villa Park
March 18, 2023***

OC Wine & Spirit Fest, Silverado
March 26, 2023***

April

California Wine Festival, Dana Point
April 14 & 15, 2023***

Orange County Wine Fest, Costa Mesa
April 22 & 23, 2023***

Taste of Huntington Beach
April 23, 2023***

SoCal Margarita Crawl
April 23-29, 2023***

May

Spring Cocktail Tour at The District, Tustin
May 2023***

Orange Coast Magazine Best Restaurants Celebration
May 4, 2023***

La Habra Citrus Fair
May 5-7, 2023***

Taste of Orange
May 7, 2023***

Orange County Greek Festival, Anaheim
May 19-21, 2023***

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
May 26-29, 2023***

Scottish Festival, Costa Mesa
May 27 & 28, 2023***

June

The Catalina Wine Mixer, Catalina Island
June 2 & 3, 2023***

626 Night Market, Costa Mesa
June 2-4, 2023***

Avalon Restaurant Week, Catalina Island
June 2-8, 2023***

Taste of the Town, Fullerton
June 3, 2023***

Tustin Chili Cookoff
June 4, 2023***

626 Night Market, Costa Mesa
June 9-11, 2023***

Orange County Lebanese Festival, Orange
June 9-11, 2023***

Irvine Greek Festival
June 16-18, 2023***

Lions Club Fish Fry, Costa Mesa
June 23-25, 2023***

July

Two Harbors Summer Wine Festival, Catalina Island
July 8, 2023***

OC Brew Hee Haw, Costa Mesa
July 14 & 15, 2023***

Orange Country Fair, Costa Mesa
July 14 through August 13, 2023***

Taste of Yorba Linda
July 28, 2023***

August

Coffee Fest, Anaheim
August 6-8, 2023***

Taste of Placentia
August 17, 2023***

626 Night Market, Costa Mesa
August 25-27, 2023***

Orange County Food & Wine
Celebration, Costa Mesa

August 26, 2023***

September

Orange International Street Fair
September 1-3, 2023***
(Labor Day weekend)

Original Lobster Festival, Fountain Valley
September 8-10, 2023***

Ocean Institute Maritime Festival, Dana Point
September 8-10, 2023***

Two Harbors Micro Brew Fest, Catalina Island
September 9, 2023***

Max Love Project’s Farm-to-Fork
Dinner, Tanaka Farms, Irvine

September 16, 2023 – DETAILS PENDING

Old World Oktoberfest, Huntington Beach
September 17 thru November 5, 2023*** (Wednesday-Saturday)

Pacific Wine & Food Classic, Newport Beach
September 30, 2023***

Savor Santa Ana
September 8, 2022

OC Brew HaHa, Silverado
September 10, 2022

Phoenix Club Oktoberfest, Anaheim (moving to Brea in 2023?)
September 16 through October 23, 2022 (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Orange Coast Whiskey Classic, Costa Mesa
September 22, 2022

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival
September 24 & 25, 2022

Tustin Tiller Days
September 30 thru October 2, 2022

October

Mission Viejo Restaurant Week
October 9-15, 2023***

Irvine Global Village Festival
October 14, 2023***

Fall Faire at the Environmental
Nature Center, Newport Beach

October 15, 2023***

OC Japan Fair, Costa Mesa
October 27-29, 2023***

Orange County Food & Wine
Chef’s Experience, Seal Beach

October 29, 2023***

Fall Cocktail Tour at The
District at Tustin Legacy

October 1-31, 2022

Catalina Island Chili Cook-off
October 1, 2022

International Noodles Festival
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

October 2, 2022

Sip ‘n’ Shuck, Laguna Beach
October 9, 2022

Taste of Laguna Food & Music Festival
October 13, 2022

Taste of Santa Ana
October 15, 2022

OC Meets Napa, San Juan Capistrano
October 15, 2022

November

Taste of San Clemente
November 3, 2023***

California Wine Festival, Huntington Beach
November 10 & 11, 2023*** – Tickets on sale June 1, 2023

La Habra Lions Corn Festival
November 11-13, 2022

Festival of Holidays, Disney California Adventure
November 11, 2022 until January 8, 2023

Balboa Craft Beer Festival
November 12, 2022

Winter Fest OC, Costa Mesa
November 25, 2022 through January 1, 2023

December

Puttin’ on the Glitz, San Clemente
December 3, 2022

OC Vegan Festival, Santa Ana
December 17, 2022

If you know of any additional culinary-related events or festivals happening in Orange County, please use our Contact form to let us know. (And, thanks in advance!)

Photo of Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival by Anna Fox via flickr (Creative Commons).

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