Ways To Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos in Orange County

Halloween and Día de los Muertos are just around the corner and grand events are in store for the community. This year's spooky season in Orange County features more in-person events that weren't safe enough to carry out last Halloween. This Halloween, families can enjoy haunted mazes or trick-or-treating activities and for older folks, expansive beer tasting at the OC Fair & Event Center to mark the return of a long-awaited spooky season.

ArtsOC's Annual Awards Honor Artists and Those Who Help Them Create

One is a Harlem native and groundbreaking Black actress. Another has spent a good chunk of his life sitting in dark rooms surrounded by strangers. One owns or manages commercial and residential real estate across the globe. Another used to ride his bike by the building that now houses the art gallery he runs.

But whether transplants, natives or returnees to Orange County, or whether they do lots of business here or are entrusted with the obligation of administering it, there is one connection that the six quite different recipients of the 2021 OC Arts Awards share: They have all given something to make Orange County a better home for others.

The arts in Orange County are blossoming both in-person and online, and Arts Orange County is proud to spotlight these events happening here this week. For any in-person events, be sure to check the venue's audience guidelines in advance for the latest health and safety protocols. 


Newport Beach Film Festival 2021

Orange County's flashiest celebration of world cinema showcases hundreds of features, shorts, documentaries and more, with star-studded red carpet events and nightly parties  DETAILS »


Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020

The Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery at Cal State Fullerton hosts this unique exhibit by Kim Abeles, who for over thirty years has been studying and measuring the volume and impact of air pollution by collecting it on surfaces and then transforming them into art  DETAILS »


Pacific Symphony On Demand

Costs start at just $1.00 to enjoy this special streaming collection of classic Symphony performances conducted by Carl St. Clair in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall  DETAILS »


Diwali Fest 2021

Indian food, music, dances, and more make up this annual obseration of the "Festival of Lights" presented by the Ektaa Center at Orange County Great Park  DETAILS »


Resurgam: The Rise of the Mission in the 1920s

Regular admission to the Mission San Juan Capistrano now includes access to this exclusive exhibit of rarely-seen photographs depicting an effort to restore parts of the Mission 100 years ago  DETAILS »

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Arts Orange County builds appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Event information provided by SparkOC, an Arts OC program.