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Fun, Local Events This Weekend Around San Clemente

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there are plenty of cool events taking place in and around San Clemente! You can count on Echelberger Group to keep you updated with the most exciting events going on locally. Grab a friend or five — here’s your event lineup for this weekend to stop by and enjoy.

A Market For Good

Co-founded by 2 do-good mommas in San Clemente, Stephanie Lavik and Lauren Allen, stop by the first annual A Market For Good to help raise money to bring underprivileged communities water filters, food, clothing donations, school supplies, sports equipment and playground/construction projects. Start with coffee from High Tide and grab an acai bowl, then move on over to the balloons, treat bag, and chunky knit pumpkin workshops. Indoor shopping opens at 12 pm and additional fun activities will continue to take place. There will be food trucks, handmade arts and crafts, crafts for kids, workshops, and live music. An all-day ball pool will be offered courtesy of Mesh Kids Co. Come for some playful fun and to help a good cause!

When: Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Where: San Clemente Community Center – inside the auditorium + out on the lawn. 100 N Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA 92672

Photo courtesy of

9th Annual Stoke-O-Rama Surf Contest

The Positive Vibes Warrior Foundation is hosting their 9th annual Stoke-O-Rama free surf contest this Saturday. Entering the contests is free, but the foundation is able to donate funds to local charities that are bettering the ocean thanks to sponsors like Vans and kind benefactors. There will be a costume contest, too!

When: Saturday, October 19th at 8:00 am

Where: T-Street Beach, 339 W Paseo De Cristobal, San Clemente, CA 92672

Photo courtesy of Stoke-O-Rama’s Eventbrite Registration page.

Haunted Haole Longboard Classic

Presented by Aloha Ke Akua Surf Club and in support of Foster Youth in Orange County. Bring an unopened costume along with gift receipt to donate. Boys’ or girls’ costumes ages 6-12. Come join and surf, have fun, and enter the contest for a chance to win a brand new longboard courtesy of @southbayboardco.

All ages and skill level are welcome. You must wear a costume to enter and be eligible for prizes. Surfers are graded mainly on their spirit/theme of costume rather than surf skill level. Fun for everyone!

When: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 92629

Registration is FREE! Sign-up via Eventbrite HERE.

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt

Celebrate the festive autumn evening at Doheny this Saturday at the 17th Annual Doheny Halloween Haunt. Wear your Halloween costumes and experience the fun that takes place every year here — stroll along the Spooky Walk, indulge in Halloween snacks, have your face painted, get a temporary tattoo, earn tickets for prizes, or explore the craft and educational booths. The event is put together with help from Rangers, Lifeguards, and other volunteers to make it an extremely fun night for all while helping raise food donations for a local food bank. 

When: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 92629, Picnic Areas A & B

Free admission with one can or box of food for donation per person!

Photo courtesy of Orange County Register.

Woofstock – “People and Paws for our State Parks”

Bring your pup down in his most adorable costume down to Woofstock for an afternoon of fun! Woofstock is presented by The San Onofre Parks Foundation in partnership with California State Parks. Here are some of the things you will be able to have fun doing at Woofstock with your furry friend:

Dog and Owner Costume Contest

Live Music and Entertainment

Beer & Wine Garden: Sponsored by Artifex Brewing Company and 14 Hands Winery

Dog and Animal Rescue Groups

Doggie Demos

Pet Related Vendors

Crafts & Games 

Free Face Painting & Children’s Activities, Raffles, Giveaways and More!

When: Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 92629 at the Grass Area at Doheny Main Beach

“Gunner” sporting his costume back at the 2015 Woofstock in San Clemente. Photo courtesy of Orange County Register.

SoCal VegFest 2019

If you’d like to venture out of San Clemente up to the Orange County Fair & Events Center for the sake of delicious and plentiful vegan bites to eat, SoCal VegFest 2019 is taking place this weekend Saturday and Sunday! SoCal VegFest is an annual vegan festival with tons of things to offer. Try a ton of free vegan food samples or buy full entrees from the food trucks and feast away, shop at the cruelty-free marketplace, watch live cooking demos by celebrity chefs, and be entertained by everything from the DJ’s music to the featured speakers. Bring friends, family and service animals! Children friendly.

Check out their massive list of vendors HERE!

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th, 2019 at 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Where: OC Fair & Events Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tickets are $5 online, $10 at the door, $50 for VIP Weekend, and Free for Kids Under 12 or Adults 65+.

You may purchase tickets online here: