Orange County November Events

This November, get out and enjoy some of the great events happening around town. Whether you’re looking for a fun race to run, a festive lantern festival, or a unique craft market, there’s something for everyone. Check out our list of November events below and start planning your outings!


Irvine/Orange County Turkey Trot 5K – Irvine

Thu, Nov 24, 2022, 2 – 8 PM

Two New Race Choices!  Choose the best race for you and earn a custom finishers medal and a slice of fresh pumpkin pie!
Run fast, jog, trot, walk, or enjoy a nice stroll on this flat scenic course.  A scrumptious SLICE OF PIE awaits you at the finish. Along with So Cal’s best custom cast finisher medal, you get an awesome shirt and CHIP TIMED.  Get your friends and family together and kick off the holidays together!   Guaranteed to be a picture-perfect way to start celebrating THANKSGIVING DAY!

Run up a mini appetite with our family-friendly 1 Mile or kick it up a notch with our 5k.  For those who plan to really indulge, you can double down and enter our Turkey Feast Combo and run the 1 Mile and the 5k back to back!  This flat, friendly course is walker-friendly and stroller ready.  Come out and see why it’s become a holiday tradition for thousands of people!

7:30 AM Turkey Feast Combo 1 Mile and 5k

8:00 AM 5k Turkey Trot Race

9:10 AM Kids Gobble Wobble Races Start


5500 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA

Turkey Trot on The Ranch – Rancho Mission Viejo

Thu, Nov 24, 2022 8:00 – 10:30 AM

Join us for our 6th Annual Turkey Trot on The Ranch this Thanksgiving Day! This run will happen rain or shine!

Gobble up the scenic beauty and pick your own pace! Join in on the 10K, 5K, or the 1K Little Gobbler’s Run. Come dressed in theme or in running attire! Finish the course with a feathered friend “photo op”!

8:00 AM – 10K Race | Starts at The Pavilion, village of Esencia to Sendero Field

8:30 AM – 5K Race | Starts at The Pavilion, village of Esencia to Sendero Field

10:00 AM – 1K Little Gobbler’s Run | Starts and ends at Sendero Field


Rancho MMC and RanchLife

28436 Airoso St, Mission Viejo, CA

Orange County Rescue Mission Turkey Trot – Tustin

Thursday, November 24, 2022, 8 AM

Join the 9th Annual Turkey Trot OC 5K Run/Walk!

Now in its 9th year, we invite you to join us for our annual Turkey Trot OC 5K on Thanksgiving morning at 8 am. Our new goal this year is to raise enough funds to provide 50,000 meals for the hungry and homeless of Orange County! Your participation will continue the work of ending homelessness, one life at a time.

1 Hope Dr
Tustin, CA 92782

Dana Point 45th Annual Turkey Trot – Dana Point

Wed, Nov 23, 11 PM – Thu, Nov 24, 2022 4 AM

California’s Largest Thanksgiving Day Run Event – The Dana Point Turkey Trot – One of America’s Most Scenic Runs… hosted by The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs, and coves of Dana Point. This flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k, and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.

​7:00 AM 10K Race

8:30 AM 5K Race #1

9:15 AM Costume Contest at the Start Line

9:30 AM 5K Race #2

10:15 AM Kids 1-mile Gobble Wobble (ages 2-12)

Dana Marina Plaza
34499 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA


Farmakis Farms Craft Market – San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, November 12, 2022

Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers’ market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!

Crafts, arts, handmade goods, and one-of-a-kind items! FREE to attend.

29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 364-1270

St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade – Huntington Beach
November 12, 2022, 5-7 PM

Enjoy a wonderful evening with your kids, grandkids, and the entire family at one of our signature events: St. Martin Lantern Parade at Old World German Courtyard in Huntington Beach.

Free tickets for General Admission are available. Lanterns will also be available for purchase. Bringing your own lantern is fine too (only battery-operated ones are accepted on the walk).

Old World Village
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach