OCTOBER

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

Get dressed up and party at special events all over this beautiful beach town in “the O.C.” Special chefs’ dinners at area restaurants, live cooking demonstrations, and other special experiences are presented throughout the festival, plus there’s the signature event: the Grand Tasting Pavilion, with chefs preparing samplings from over 40 restaurants, plus plenty of wine, live music, and a general sense that you might just be the luckiest people in the world. Feel-good information: All proceeds benefit charity partners.