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Written By: Sarah Amaral SoCal Foodie Events

SoCal Foodie Events

I’m on the See-Food Diet

Dine LBC

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Date: August 4-12
Where: Throughout Long Beach

Take your tastebuds on a rollercoaster ride with this one-of-a-kind foodie event! In more than twelve neighborhoods throughout Long Beach, the city is featuring the hottest restaurants in town for locals and travelers alike to enjoy! Make sure to come hungry, for each restaurant will showcase their best 2 or 3-course menus, all at affordable prices as low as $15! Don’t forget to share your favorite moments with their hashtag, #forkyeah!

SoCal Foodie Events

Do You Even Brunch?

Brunchcon LA

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Date: August 5
Where: The Reef, LA

Brunchcon is the world’s largest food and drink festival that’s all about everyone’s favorite meal—brunch! Featuring bites from more than 30 restaurants and vendors, there’s a bite for everyone to enjoy. Come out and enjoy fun games, music and the best part of all, bottomless mimosas. Need I say more?

The Reef
1933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007


Beers and Bites

San Diego Brew & Food Festival

Date: August 11
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego

At the San Diego Beer & Wine Festival, attendees will have the glorious opportunity to eat on delish nibbles from food trucks while choosing from craft beers and over 100 wines to sample. Come beat the heat with a cold bev and some good eats. We know we’ll be there!

Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101


Cause I Slay, Olé!

Latin Food Festival

Date: August 17-18
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego

Don’t miss out on this lavish assortment of Latin food and drinks that San Diego has to offer! Guests can experience award-winning cuisines from the most talented chefs in the area.

Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101


Taco ‘Bout It

LA Taco and Beer Festival

Date: August 18
Where: Grand Park in Downtown LA

There really is no better combo than beer and a delicious taco, and the great city of Los Angeles has blessed its habitants with a festival celebrating the dynamic duo! To top it off, some of the proceeds will be going towards a foundation supporting homeless youth. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to dine and give to those in need.

Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Flavor Town

The Taste

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Date: August 31-September 2
Where: Paramount Pictures Studios, LA

Brought to you by the Los Angeles Times, Taste of Los Angeles is an event where locals can come together and celebrate some of the best restaurants and chefs LA. It’s featuring cuisines you won’t get to taste anywhere else and the best news of all is that your ticket gets you unlimited tastings. They will also be having a special tribute to the late Jonathan Gold.

Paramount Pictures Studios
783 N Van Ness Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Lobsters on Lobsters on Lobsters

LB Lobster Fest

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Date: September 7-9
Where: Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach

Returning for its 22nd year in a row, the LB Lobster Fest will be providing fresh live Maine lobster prepared in the world’s largest cooker. Pair this delicious seafood dish with live music, dancing, a live reptile exhibit, and live action sports at the Live Sports Tent. It’s a day appropriate for all ages, and kids under age 12 get in for free.

Rainbow Lagoon Park
400 E Shoreline Dr
Long Beach, CA 90802


Did We Mention There’s Lobster?

Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest

Date: September 8
Where: Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

The Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest is the perfect way to wrap up the end of summer with fabulous food and drinks. The event is put on by the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary, which has chosen to donate proceeds to major charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, Dana Point 5th Marine Support Group and many more.

Doheny State Beach
25300 Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629

SoCal Foodie Events

Eat ‘Til You Can’t Eat No More

San Diego Restaurant Week

Date: September 23-30
Where: Throughout San Diego

San Diego Restaurant Week will be held over the span of eight days and will feature more than 180 restaurants. It will feature San Diego’s cream of the crop eateries and will have enough variety and uniqueness for every guest to enjoy.


Chow Time

The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

Date: October 4-7
Where: Multiple locations in Newport Beach

Returning for its fifth year, the Newport Beach Wine & Food fest is bringing VIP events, interactive chef dinners, wine tasting panels, and the new “Fire It Up!” event and yacht party, plus so much more. Newps will be buzzing with all the great flavors in store!

Food and Wine, Feelin’ Fine

Vintage Food & Wine Fest San Juan Capistrano

Date: October 6
Where: Mission San Juan Capistrano

There aren’t many things out there that are better than the perfect food and wine pairing, but match it with the captivating view of the Mission San Juan Capistrano lit up at night and this event becomes one to remember. Your admission ticket is good for all-you-can-eat and drink, but make sure to get it fast for this event has sold out every year thus far!  

Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


Taste the Flavor Rainbow

Taste of North Park

Date: October 13
Where: North Park, San Diego

Taste of North Park is the perfect midday getaway for foodies who love a good craft beer and fare pairing. Featuring more than 50 of San Diego’s finest restaurants, the event will also treat guests to beverages that are yet to hit the market! Guests are encouraged to take their time touring the beautiful neighborhood with street performers and artists around every corner.  

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
3725 30 Street
San Diego, CA 92104


Bark It Like It’s Hot

Bow Wow Brunch Cruise

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Date: October 21
Where: Hornblower Landing, San Diego

Show your furry friend some love by taking them on a cruise with you where you can both enjoy a bountiful buffet with an added bonus of unlimited champagne and dessert—the latter for the parents, of course! Proceeds from the event will go towards helping the Helen Woodward Animal Center which aims to bring awareness about orphaned pets throughout the area.

Pier 1 Hornblower Landing
1800 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101


Foodies, Rejoice!

Taste of San Clemente

Date: November 2
Where: Casino San Clemente

Come enjoy wine tastings from local vineyards and samplings of microbrews at the 28th annual Taste of San Clemente event. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the beautiful location of the Casino San Clemente and at the end of their stay will receive a one-of-a-kind engraved beer mug or wine glass of their choosing.

Casino San Clemente
140 W Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA 92672


Ay, Bay Bay!

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Date: November 12-18
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North

This week-long event is the largest wine and culinary classic event on the West Coast features celebrity chef dinners, hand-selected wine pairings and intimate luncheons. The event concludes with the star-studded Grand Tasting Event which always leaves attendees eager to celebrate the festival year after year.

Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101


Tahitian State of Mind

Taste of Tahiti

Date: November 23-24
Where: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

Come celebrate the beautiful Polynesian culture at the Taste of Tahiti event. Expect a variety of events to participate in such as food tastings, arts and crafts, workshops, entertainment and so much more! Guests are also entered to win a trip to Tahiti, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to score big this November!

Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa
32-250 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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