Festivals in Buena Park

Taste of Westminster Charity Food Festival on August 23 (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Taste of Westminster

Westminster

$50 $25

More than 20 restaurants from Chocolate Bar-B-Q to Cinnabon offer bites at charity event with live DJ

Film, Panel, or Workshop at Long Beach Indie International Film Festival on August 28, 29, or 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

$10 $5

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100+ films from across the globe, including shorts, feature-length narratives, and documentaries, along with workshops and political panels

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest on August 30–31 or September 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest

Long Beach

$50 $25

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Shoreline Jam welcomes reggae from The Dirty Heads and Pepper; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic headline the Long Beach Funk Fest

$27 for Bootlegger's Bash Admission and Art Deco Festival Pass for One from Queen Mary Events ($54 Value)

Queen Mary

Long Beach

$54 $27

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The Queen Mary celebrates its art deco interior with period music, cocktails, dancing, and art

$55 for VIP Admission for Two to the Huntington Beach Beer Festival on Saturday, August 23 ($100 Value)

Huntington Beach Beer Festival

Huntington State Beach

$100 $55

Enjoy unlimited samples while tasting beers from more than 25 breweries amid live music, backdropped by Cali’s beautiful Hunting State Beach

Admission for Two or Four on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons (Up to 51% Off)

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons

Huntington Beach State Beach

$57 $30

Three-day festival with live music and watermelon pits 50 barbecue teams against each other for a good cause

HollyShorts Film Festival at TCL Chinese Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel on August 14–23 (Up to 50% Off)

HollyShorts Film Festival

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

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Celebrity jurors dole out awards for short films, commercials, music videos, science-fiction flicks, and animation

Best of 48 FILM Project at The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday, September 2 (Up to 50% Off)

Best of 48 FILM Project

The Directors Guild of America

$30 $15

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Awards ceremony and screenings of the winners of a short film competition that requires pieces to be completed in 48 hours

The LA Feline Film Festival for One or Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children on September 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The LA Feline Film Festival

Exposition Park

$15 $10

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Internet cat videos join appearances by real cats and celebrity cats, with proceeds going to rescue groups

Single-Day Pass to the Tallships Festival LA for Two, Four, or One on August 20–22 (Up to $17 Off)

Tallships Festival LA

San Pedro

$24 $15.50

See famous tall ships from around the world—plus a 40-foot rubber duck—while listening to jazz and sea chanteys, amid other nautical fun

$29 for a Craft Beer Heaven Ticket to California Beer Festival on Saturday, September 6 ($55 Value)

California Beer Festival

San Dimas

$55 $29

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Spend a September afternoon sampling beers from more than 60 breweries, including Stone Brewing Co. and The Dudes’ Brewing Company

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Facilitating the fan-delighting collision of comic-book universes and intergalactic heroes, Wizard World organizes Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions across the continent. At each event, stars from the silver screen set down roots in booths across the convention floor, wielding markers for autographs and their photo-op-ready smiles. Past guests have run the gamut from William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of AMC?s The Walking Dead. Away from the crowds, stars also participate in talks and Q&A panels as part of the event?s programming. Along with beloved actors, Wizard World?s conventions grant guests a chance to interact with writers and artists as well as partake in activities such as gaming tournaments and costume contests.

800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim,
CA
US

Although it takes place at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, the Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival actually exists at the nexus of thousands of years of Anatolian history. That's the way it feels, at least. Upon arrival, guests begin this trek through time at the Gates of Civilizations, whose waypoints honor 14 historic and present-day nations ranging from the mighty Hittite Empire to the modern Turkish Republic. Towering, ornate arches and a staff of highly knowledgeable costumed actors guide them through this journey, sharing the traditional dress and customs of bygone regional residents including the Ottomans, Romans, Phrygians, and Byzantines.

Once inside, guests can extend their explorations within stunning recreations of nine different Anatolian cities, grabbing lifelike views of everything from the Topkapi Palace—once occupied by Ottoman sultans—or the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the ancient seat of the Armenian Orthodox patriarch. Along the way, they can stop for souvenirs at the bustling Grand Bazaar, where more than 100 vendor hawk traditional Near Eastern good. A traditional Turkish coffeehouse also occupies part of the festival grounds, tempting guests with cups of rich Turkish coffee that par well with the kebabs, stews, and baked goods prepared by the festival’s food vendors.

88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Over 13 days, 31 people screamed as a madman stole their lives. The bitter, vengeful whispers of the dead urged him onward—drove him to slaughter—until he could bear it no longer and dug a grave for himself. He used his bare hands, scraping his knuckles raw, until the earth collapsed over him. Only then did the town quiet.

But the grave has been unearthed, and the horrors of that killing spree once again haunt the living. Inside the abandoned family mausoleum, visitors encounter dismembered bodies, a bride whose throat spills blood onto her white gown, and a skeleton with rotting flesh still clinging to its bones. As guests creep through hallways covered with gory handprints and stumble past broken fences, the grave’s fleet of masked monsters leaps out, raising goose bumps with impolite greetings—ranging from growls of “fresh meat!” to “arrrrrrgh!”—that would make Emily Post scream in horror.

321 W Katella Ave, Ste 193
Anaheim,
CA
US

Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo exhales party-starting inertia, kicking off its Night Falls Tour by rolling out a carpet of dance-floor passports. Melding the talents of guitarist, vocalist, and French-literature buff Dave 1 with the dexterous fingers and throwback savvy of synthmaster P-Thugg, Chromeo has earned reverence from funkophiles for its slick grooves and mastery of jam architecture. Fans can expect congenial beats, riffing Moogs, and songcraft that father-and-son yachts can enjoy together in support of the band's latest album, Business Casual. Inflating the soulful evening, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne channels wandering Motown spirits with a retroactive Detroit sound, and mustachioed party maestro DJ Sammy Bananas sets the scene with genre jumping and remixes that rumble like tubas in a Cuisinart.

1530 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim,
CA
US

As the days shorten and the temperature drops, the Anaheim Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season as it has for more than 75 years. You can wander through a pumpkin patch and listen to live music while enjoying carnival games and trick-or-treating, or enter a costume contest or the Miss Anaheim pageant. The Halloween Parade shows off costumed riders, elaborately decorated floats, and one confused carload of out-of-towners trundling behind the marching band. And a haunted house, populated with spooky guests but free of blood and gore, supplies age-appropriate frights for visitors of all ages.

241 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim,
CA
US

Since 1996, Sinister Pointe has been raising goose bumps throughout Southern California with attractions such as the Realm of Darkness, Diner of the Dead, and Queen Mary's Dark Harbor. In addition, the scenario artists have crafted the official haunted-attraction tie-ins for the Silent Hill and Saw films. At Sinister Pointe's own year-round haunted studio, guests warily walk through a 10,000-square-foot labyrinth of gory farmhouse corridors, passing by kitchens where terrifying entrees are prepared and bedrooms where lethargic undergrads try to talk them into playing video games. Throughout the year, Sinister Pointe celebrates various holidays with special events, such as the Not So Merry Holiday attraction during Christmastime and the Halloween attraction beginning in late September.

195 Arovista Cir.
Brea,
CA
US