OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events September 2021

Orange County Events September

Those long hot days of summer may be behind us. But there’s still many equally hot though perhaps not as long days of fall ahead of us here in Orange County. For us here at OCMC, the most exciting Orange County event in September will be Bloom, our 6th annual celebration of motherhood! You can find all the details on that event below, along with other COVID-safe and exciting Orange County events September has to offer!


Bloom: An Event For New And Expecting Moms – Yorba Linda

September 25

We couldn’t be happier that Bloom, a celebration of all things motherhood specifically designed for new moms and moms-to-be, is back IN PERSON for OC Mom Collective’s 6th year in a row! This popular event is a favorite for expectant Orange County area moms or those who are thinking of expanding their families. Bloom is a kid-free event, with the exception of young nurslings. It is rare that we as moms can get out and about on our own, and Bloom is all about taking the morning off and getting away from the routine for a celebration that’s all about YOU.

OC Mom Collective is known for producing high-quality events for OC area moms, families and children! Click here for all the details on tickets, vendors, and panelists. We look forward to seeing your family soon and also encourage you to check out the Facebook Event Page for additional fun updates!


Rosh Hashanah Family Cooking Class – Virtual

September 6

Personal Chef Jill Effron (and OC Mom Collective Guest Contributor) is opening her kitchen (virtually) for a family-friendly class all about Rosh Hashanah treats. She will be sharing her grandma’s famously delicious apple cake recipe, plus her own honey cake recipe and a cheesy apples and honey appetizer. Even if you do not celebrate Rosh Hashanah, these recipes are excellent for brunch or just to have on hand as a snack or dessert and are perfect for the fall.

$35 per person, $50 per family. DM @cuarantinecookingclass on Instagram to sign up or email Jill at [email protected]


Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – Anaheim

September 3 – October 31

It’s never too early to scare up some Halloween Time fun right? Now that the Disneyland Resort has re-opened with COVID-safe modifications, you may feel inspired to put on your face mask (if you’re not already wearing one) and venture through the park gates. As in years past, certain rides will be getting limited-time-only Halloween theming and story changes. Entire lands will be revamped in the spirit of the season! Orange you glad I’m telling you about this?? (Sorry, I just can’t help myself with these bad puns!)

I’m partial to Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween at Carsland. It looks like Mater will be back at it this year with Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and many more festive, family-friendly touches. And don’t even get me started on all the Halloween-themed menu items and sweet treats! Let’s just say that this mummy is very excited for what is going to be a frightfully fun time at the Disneyland Resort!

One day one park tickets for Disneyland or Disney California Adventure start at $104 for adults and kids ages 3-9. Children 2 and under are free. Advance theme park reservations are required. You can also buy tickets now to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, an after-hours celebration on select evenings starting September 9th. Check the Disneyland website for more info!


OC Parks Sunset Cinema – Dana Point

September 3 + 10

Enjoy the last free movies of summer at Salt Creek Park! September 3 is DOLPHIN TALE (rated PG, 2011) and . September 10 is THE LITTLE MERMAID (G, 1989). All OC Parks Sunset Cinema events are entirely outdoors and will be in accordance with the most current COVID guidance from State and local health agencies.

Attendance is free. Parking is also free beginning at 6pm. Showtime is at approximately 8pm. Bring your own blankets and popcorn!


Coastal Clean Up Day – Multiple Locations Throughout Orange County

September 18

Do your part to keep our beaches and parks clean, and have a fun day of outdoor service with your kids at the same time! Hit our local beaches and inland parks with OC Coastkeeper to pick up trash that will otherwise end up in our oceans. A few years ago, 7,000 volunteers collected a record-breaking 70,485 pounds of trash and recyclable materials during the event. Some of the most obscure findings included wigs, a flute, car parts and more. I challenge you to find something during this event that’s even more random than these items LOL. And if you have a scheduling conflict and can’t do this Orange County events September, follow my lead and do your own mini beach clean up project whenever you have time – every little bit helps!

Free and supplies will be provided. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own clean up supplies if possible. Registration is required and you can select from one of the many different locations in our area. 


Moon Festival – Fountain Valley

September 19

From their website: “This free, family-friendly festival will feature food vendors, face painting, ballon animals, live entertainment and a parade of colorful lanterns for children.”

Event and parking are free. Event will take place near Freedom Hall. Please enter Mile Square Regional Park off of Edinger or Ward. 


Muth Interpretive Center’s Crafty Kids Sunday – Newport Beach

September 26

From their website: “Come join us for a fun, themed craft project anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.! Crafty Kids Sunday features FREE craft activities in the Muth Interpretive Center’s Discovery Classroom.”

Free. Recommended for ages 2 to 10 years old but all ages welcome. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be observed.


For more Orange County events September inspiration, check out Orange County’s Ultimate Guide To Fall. We hope you have a fun and festive start to the fall season!

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