“Life starts over again when it gets crisp in the fall. “


  • Scott F. Fitzgerald


Take it from Scott, Fall is a new beginning.  The long days of summer are gone, but the Fall holds plenty of magic and fun for locals in the Irvine area.  Here’s some of the best happenings this Fall in Irvine.

Whale Watching

May through November means warmer waters and a chance to view blue whales, some up to 80 feet!  You might also find finback whales, dolphin pods, seals, killer whales, sharks, and all types of marine creatures.  Weather at the beach is lovely in fall, and it happens to be much less crowded than in

May through November brings warmer waters and the opportunity to view blue whales to 80 feet, finback whales, huge pods of dolphin that number in the thousands, seals, killer whales, sharks, and many other marine creatures. Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises are a great experience for families, churches, and companies with a universal appeal to all ages. Join Newport Landing on one of our open to the general public cruises or privately charter one of our boats for just your group/company.

Fall Fun at Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch

Okay, who doesn’t love a pumpkin patch?  The Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch is the real deal, and it has plenty of fun activities that go hand in hand with pumpkin picking like mini john deer races, kettle corn, a maze, and plenty of photo ops for the gram.

Solar Decathlon to the OC Great Park

There are plenty of great reasons to get excited about the OC Great Park this fall. The Sunday Farmer’s Market, Farm+Food Lab, and Allegria Fresh hydroponic garden are all great year-round destinations within the park.  Plus kids (and hey, adults too!) love the carousel, playground, and rides on the big orange balloon.  Autumn brings Solar Decathalon back to the park; college teams gather to work on designing and building solar powered houses that are green and energy/cost effective.  You can tour the houses, usually it takes around 3-5 hours in total.  Totally worth it, these houses are a one-of-a-kind experience!

Collage Art Display at John Wayne Airport

For one month only this fall you can catch a really neat exhibit by artist Joshua Madrid.  His work will be on display as part of JWA’s Community Focus Space Program.  Madrid’s art features concentric collages filled with color and will surely be a great exhibit for anyone interested in art.