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Affordable Family Events in Anaheim / September 2015

As the summer ends, most families dread the return to work and school. However, the fun does not have to stop just because the summer is at an end. To the contrary, there are still plenty of things to do near Anaheim. The fall of 2015 looks better than ever with a full list of things to do for families in the Anaheim area. Better still, many of these attractions are family friendly and affordable, making them perfect for families in or near Anaheim.

To get started, consider this list of things to do

Affordable Family Events in Anaheim1. International Street Fair

Located in downtown Orange, the International Street Fair features a wide range of cultural offerings from around the world. In particular, guests can look at crafts from various cultures or watch folk dancing with traditional music. The best part of all may be the famed international cuisine, which gives guests a chance to experience culture in a whole new way.

2. Tall Ships Festival

Orange County has strong ties to the ocean, which is why the Tall Ships Festival is so much fun. This year's festival takes place on September 11-12-13 at the Dana Point Harbor and the Ocean Institute. While there are many things to do, the Tall Ships Festival is a unique experience. The 2014 event promises to be the largest gathering of tall ships yet, giving guests the chance to experience maritime culture at its best. In addition to the ships themselves, guests can enjoy other affordable activities including live music, fresh seafood and original art shows. There are also historical displays with living history recreations featuring blacksmiths, Port Royal Privateers and scrimshaw artists.

3. Annual Taste of Newport

All families love food. For an affordable way to tantalize the tastebuds in 2015, be sure to try the Annual Taste of Newport. This festival lasts for three days and takes place on Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Each year it attracts over 75,000 guests. The reason why so many people come is because the selection of food is unparalleled. There are 30 restaurants and 15 wineries represented, giving guests the chance to taste every type of food and drink imaginable. In addition to the food, there is live entertainment to enjoy.

Irvine Global Village Festival4. Irvine Global Village Festival

For more international things to do near Anaheim, be sure to put the Irvine Global Village Festival on the calendar. This event takes place in Bill Barber Park in Irvine, which is near Anaheim. The park is set up with three stages, allowing guests to experience a variety of music and dance performances representing cultures from around the world. There are also various educational and interactive displays that features over 50 cultures from almost every continent. There is even a Kids Village, which is specially structured for younger guests. This year's festival takes place on September 26.

5. Orange County Children's Book Festival

Although kids may be reluctant to read when not in school, the Orange County Children's Book Festival can change that attitude. This event is on October 4 at the Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. The festival is tailored to children but has activities for people of all ages. Guests can interact with authors and illustrators, and booths will be set up for book vendors. There will also be family entertainment with storytellers, crafts and train rides. Favorite book characters may also make an appearance!

6. Octoberfest

Not everyone is German, but everyone can enjoy Octoberfest. This cultural romp takes place in September and October at the Old World Village in Huntington Beach. While beer and bratwurst may appeal more to parents, there is also a full selection of German activities to enjoy. This includes music, dancing and other attractions, making Octoberfest both affordable and fun.

This list of affordable events in Southern California is perfect for families trying to keep active in the fall. The 2014 calendar has numerous events near Anaheim and throughout Orange County, giving families lots of options to consider. From multicultural experiences to maritime fun, the fall looks like a great time to be in Orange County this year.

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