Anaheim is mostly overlooked by tourists visiting California, it is one of the best places to live in on the West Coast. The city features a plethora of attractions and activities ranging from shopping, professional sports, kids’ activities, parks, great restaurants, recreational centers, museums and more. Apart from these, the city also hosts a number of annual events that attract fun-hungry tourist from all over California and beyond. Below is a list of the most celebrated annual events in Anaheim, CA:


Taste of Anaheim

Celebrated for over two decades, this festival is organized by Anaheim city’s chamber of commerce and is one of the premier annual festivals in the city. It brings together dozens of local restaurants and food vendors, bowling alleys, wineries, and bakeries as they seek to present the residents and visitors with a unique combination of authentic cuisines, drinks, and fun. Food tasting, auctions, and live entertainment are some of the other activities that form part of the fun.


Nutcracker Festival

This annual family-style street festival features events like a lighting ceremony, live entertainment, fun rides for kids, tasty food varieties and a special appearance by several guests. The festival takes place in early December at the central business district and is sponsored by several local business associations.


Halloween Parade and Fall Festival

Kids love this October festival which features a wide range of family-friendly activities and entertainment. The highlights of the event include the signature costume contests, a craft fair, live entertainment, a costume parade, amazing food, game booths, and fun rides. The parade dates back to 1924 and is considered one of the oldest traditions of the city. The event takes place in the city’s business district and spans a period of three days.


Orange County Auto Show

Hosted by the Anaheim Convention Center, this automotive extravaganza creates a platform where automobile enthusiast can learn about some of the latest trends and innovations in the automobile industry.  You can expect to see anything from small gas-powered cars to more advanced models that are powered using alternative fuel. There also exhibitions that showcase vintage vehicles, exotics, interactive ride, and pre-production models. The show also seeks to enlighten the guests about the “green” auto movement and the importance of “green living”.

Other annual popular annual events in Anaheim include Anaheim Fest of Ales, Vegan Faire, Anaheim Japan Fair, Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair, Cinco de Mayo, and Greek Festival.


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