Thanksgiving is almost here!!! In true Orange County fashion, we have a host of events to enjoy before the big day. These Thanksgiving events in Orange County will put you in the turkey-feasting mood and get you ready for the big holiday season.
If you’re looking for ways to give back during the holiday, check out our list of Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities in Orange County!!!
For ease of use, this list is organized by city in alphabetical order. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite Fall events!
TIP: If you’re looking for more Fall fun, check out our list of 75+ Fall things to do in Orange County.
Family-friendly Thanksgiving Events in Orange County
Thanksgiving Events in Anaheim
Angel Stadium, November 21, 2021, 6:30am-9:00am
Run up your appetite with Turkey Trot in Anaheim at Angel Stadium. RFID Chip timed for the avid runner. Its also a a family friendly event that has something for everybody. Run fast, jog, trot, walk, or enjoy a nice stroll on this flat festive course. Themed it up or come in running attire. This will be a picture perfect way to start celebrating THANKSGIVING DAY!
Thanksgiving Events in Costa Mesa
Sur la Table, November 11, 2021
When it comes to Thanksgiving, we dream of the classic menu of turkey with all the trimmings. In this class, we will cover the ins and outs of brining and roasting poultry to ensure you get the juiciest turkey you’ve ever had. Whip up fluffy mashed potatoes and complement them with our tried & true wild mushroom gravy. To wrap up the meal, we will prepare a pumpkin mousse topped with Bourbon whipped cream – sure to be a group favorite.
Thanksgiving Events in Irvine
Pretend City, November 24, 2021, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, November 24: Thanksgiving Celebration! Let’s give thanks! Today we are reflecting and expressing everything we are thankful for! Waddle on over to join in on the festive holiday activities and learn the meaning of giving thanks!
Irvine Valley College November 25, 2021
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. This year, get a spinning Turkey. Guaranteed to be a picture perfect way to start celebrating THANKSGIVING DAY! Kick off your holiday with friends and family at the OC/ Irvine Turkey Trot! Run up an appetite and savor your slice of pie at the finish! This flat, friendly course is walker friendly and stroller ready!
Thanksgiving Events in Tustin
Tustin November 25, 2021 8am-1pm
Orange County Rescue Mission is hosting its 8th Annual Turkey Trot OC 5k Run/Walk Presented by Naked Zebra on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25, 2021.
The 5K is located at Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope campus, located at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, 92782.Enjoy a flat and fast USA Track & Field Certified 5K that starts and ends at Village of Hope. Run through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department where you can pay your respects to the “Peace Officers’ Memorial”.
Pass along the Tustin Marine Base with up-close views of the hangars. This is a great course for setting a new personal record, supporting a special cause, or simply spending some time outdoors with family and friends on Thanksgiving morning!
– Pets allowed
– Strollers welcome (must start with 5K “walkers”)
– Costumes are encouraged!
Don’t forget to bookmark this page of Thanksgiving events in Orange County as we’ll be updating as more events come in. And check out our Southern California events calendar for events throughout the year!
Originally published on September 25, 2019. Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Pattie Cordova