There's nothing like summer in Surf City USA®, but a myriad of can't miss events, oceanfront resort specials, wedding excitement, and crisp, colorful sunsets make Huntington Beach the best place to be through the upcoming fall season.
Fall Events in Huntington BeachBack to Top of List
From the best Oktoberfest in Orange County (with the best bratwurst in all of California) to the largest airshow in the United States, gear up for an action-packed season with 10 not-to-be-missed events.
- ISA World Surfing Games - September 16-24, 2022
- Oktoberfest - September 18-November 6, 2022
- Urban Forest's Bird-a-Thon - September 22-25, 2022
- Surf City 10 - September 25, 2022
- Pacific Airshow - September 30-October 2, 2022
- Red Bull Straight Rhythm in Huntington Beach - October 15, 2022
- Cars 'N Copters on the Coast - October 15-16, 2022
- Veteran's Day Ceremony & Car Show - November 11, 2022
- California Wine Festival - November 11-12, 2022
- AVP Huntington Beach Open - November 12-13, 2022
ISA World Surfing Games - September 16-24, 2022
From September 17 through 24, the International Surfing Association (ISA)'s World Surfing Games return to Huntington Beach for the first time since 2006. As a significant innovation to the Olympic Surfing Qualification System, the winning men's and women's National Teams at these World Surfing Games will be allocated one Olympic slot each for their respective country or National Olympic Committee (NOC). In iconic Surf City USA® fashion, the premier event will take place just south of the landmark Huntington Beach Pier.
Oktoberfest - September 18-November 6, 2022
The Biergarten at Old World is proud to announce that “Orange County’s biggest party since 1977” returns September 18 all the way through November 6. The Village will be buzzing with chicken dancing, amazing German food (voted "Best Bratwurst" in California), over 60 beers on tap, Oom pah pah bands, DJs, The Biergarten Shotzie Girls, competitions, craft cocktails, and a 10,000 square foot open air Biergarten and ginormous Fest Hall.
Urban Forest's Bird-a-Thon - September 22-25, 2022
At the end of summer and the beginning of fall, the Urban Forest will celebrate the Western Bluebird as their new mascot and "spokesbird" at the Urban Forest's first-ever fall BIRD-A-THON, a four-day major fundraiser for the Urban Forest. Participants will compete as individuals or teams, raising pledge money by counting birds and bird species, and recording data on the eBird app.
Surf City 10 - September 25, 2022
Start and finish from Huntington Beach's Pier Plaza, run along PCH and take in sandy beaches, palm tree-studded hills, wave surfing dolphins and more. The Surf City 10 - California's Perfect 10 - will feature a full menu of running events including a 10 Mile, 10K, and 5K. The event has been designed by and for runners to be one of the fastest courses in the US. It will feature a flat course, cool temperatures, music, and thousands of cheering spectators.
Pacific Airshow - September 30-October 2, 2022
The 6th annual Pacific Airshow line-up will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and others, in what is sure to be a spectacular event. The Huntington Beach Airshow is free to the public with a large event footprint spanning Huntington City Beach from Seapoint to Beach Boulevard. Watch the show from one of the four oceanfront hotels in Huntington Beach. Parking will be available but is limited, see frequent questions for more details.
Red Bull Straight Rhythm in Huntington Beach - October 15, 2022
Watch the top Motocrossers from around the globe race at Huntington State Beach at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm. For the first time ever, Moto Beach Classic and Red Bull Straight Rhythm are joining forces for fans to experience both events live and in person–two iconic events combine for a special event.
Cars 'N Copters on the Coast - October 15-16, 2022
Cars 'N Copters on the Coast returns again to Huntington City Beach (in front of The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel). For many spectators, this is a unique opportunity to see these rare hypercars up close.
Cars N' Copters on the Coast, benefiting the Huntington Beach Police and Community Foundation, will keep the mission of the HBPCF on track as they continue to facilitate community support that fosters and enhances a stronger working relationship between the Huntington Beach Police Department and those who live, work, and play in HB.
Veteran's Day Ceremony & Car Show - November 11, 2022
The annual Veteran's Day Ceremony and Car Show in Huntington Beach remembers and honors the sacrifices of those Americans who gave their time, their fighting spirit, and sometimes their lives in war. The Car Show will feature hundreds of classic, collector cars, customs, motorcycles, and more at the City Beach parking lot across the street from major resort hotels, Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, and The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. Enjoy various vendors with great food, stage entertainment including performances from local bands, and more.
California Wine Festival - November 11-12, 2022
Wine, food, music, sea, and sun. These elements create the quintessential wine tasting experience at the California Wine Festival – Huntington Beach. Paséa Hotel & Spa will host California best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view. The event will run for two days with options of VIP or GA tickets.
AVP Huntington Beach Open - November 12-13, 2022
The 2022 AVP returns to Huntington Beach as one of the last stops of the 2022 season on the sand in Surf City USA for the Huntington Beach Open. Since 2000 Huntington Beach has hosted more AVP events than any other location, with this being the 21st straight year that a pro beach volleyball tournament has been played there. Watch this awesome tournament down by the beach while soaking up some sunshine.
Fall Deals in Huntington BeachBack to Top of List
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Specials
Create family memories at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa when you book a two or three bedroom suite and receive guaranteed connecting rooms. Recharge at Pacific Waters Spa, enjoy a shaded area at the pool in a cabana, or watch the sunset as you indulge in locally-sourced dishes and cocktails at Pete's Sunset Grille or Watertable. Check availability.
See more offers from Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa here.
The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean it's too late for a back-to-school getaway at The Waterfront Beach Resort! During your stay, receive 20% off our best available rate and a $30 daily resort credit to make your vacation even sweeter! Check availability.
See more deals and specials for The Waterfront Beach Resort here.
Paséa Hotel & Spa
Good things come to those that plan in advance. Plan your stay early and save up to 25% off the best available rates for Sunday-Thursday stays, or 15% off Friday-Saturday stays. Check availability.
See more specials for Paséa Hotel & Spa here.
Kimpton Shorebreak Resort
The beach is the only place where it's okay to be salty. Enjoy the sunshine on the best coast, plus complimentary parking and dining credit to Pacific Hideaway. Check availability.
See more specials for Kimpton Shorebreak Resort here.
Fall Weddings in Huntington BeachBack to Top of List
If a summer wedding just isn't your thing, here is a list of reasons Huntington Beach is a perfect fall wedding location:
- There are a variety of venues to choose from.
- From oceanfront resorts to barns to beachfront spots, Huntington Beach has a wedding venue that's perfect for every budget. See the complete list of Huntington Beach Wedding Venues here.
- The perfect ceremony backdrop comes free of charge.
- Many couples end up spending thousands of dollars on a perfect ceremony backdrop, but nothing compares to a gorgeous sunset splashed across the sky as you exchange vows. The best part about HB sunsets? They're completely free.
- The weather's consistently warm.
- Huntington Beach is lucky enough to have pleasant coastal weather year-round with an average temperature of 72°F. Peak season is March to November, with the rainier months being between December and February.
Fall Sunsets in Huntington BeachBack to Top of List
There's nothing like a Huntington Beach sunset, but something about the change of season from summer to fall just takes it to another level. According to weather.com, this has to do with color wavelengths. Blue light has a short wavelength so it gets scattered easiest by air molecules. Reds and oranges are made up of longer wavelengths so they are not scattered as easily by air molecules.
During sunrises and sunsets, the sun's light must pass through much more atmosphere before it even reaches our eyes, meaning the light comes into contact with more and more air molecules. Much of the blue light gets scattered away, making the reds, oranges, and pinks more pronounced. Weather patterns in the fall allow dry, clean Canadian air to sweep across much of the country, allowing more colors of the spectrum to make it to our eyes without getting scattered by air molecules. Thus, brilliant sunsets that paint the Huntington Beach skies all hues of reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks.
All of this doesn't discount the fact that watching a sunset in the fall just feels generally more cozy when you can bundle up and enjoy it with a warm beverage.