What to do in Orange County? That’s the big question. Luckily, there’s always plenty of options… theme parks, restaurants, museums, shopping, beach, Disneyland & lots of other Orange County attractions. Whether you are looking for free things to do in Orange County, ideas of things to do in So. California or Orange County, we’ve got lots of ideas. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do in OC, CA happening this week.

For ALL the details for each of the following events (& even more fabulous ideas of what to do) check out our calendar.

What to do in Orange County

Almost Daily:
* Orange County Museums
* Bowling
* FREE bowling
* Indoor Bounce Houses
* Irvine Park Railroad
* Orange County Playgrounds & Parks
* Orange County Public Library Story Times
* Whale Watching in Dana Point
* $1-ish Movies
* Butterfly house

Monday, May 16th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Little Naturalists at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am

Tuesday, May 17th:
* Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* LangoKids Tot & Parent Spanish Class at Pretend City
* Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* Surf City Nights, 5-9pm
* FREE Core Power Yoga Class at Whole Food Market in HB, 6pm

Wednesday, May 18th:
* Sea Tales Story Time at Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 9:45am
* Parent Movie Morning at Ultra Star Garden Walk in Anaheim, 10am
* Games, Stories & Puzzles for preschoolers, toddlers & grownups at the Fullerton Museum Center, 10am – 12pm
* Wednesday Art Studio at Fullerton Museum Center, 2-4pm
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine Lanes, 5-9pm
* Downtown HB Art Walk

Thursday, May 19th:
* Stories, Jingles & Mommy Mingles for 3-5 yo at Belly Sprout, 9am
* Farmers Market at the OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm & 7-10pm
* Tideland Tykes at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare Thursday at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am – 2pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, May 20th:
* Tot Walk at Laguna Coast Wilderness park, 9am
* Orange County Transportation Day at Pretend City, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Hip Hop Hooray at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 11am
* Wild Tales at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 11am
* Aliso Viejo Food Truck Fridays, 11am – 2pm
* HB Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, 12pm
* Nature’s Nightlife at Carbon Canyon, 7:30pm

Saturday, May 21st:
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Placentia Farmers Market, 9am -1pm
* Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-1pm
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9:30am – 2pm
* Belmont Shores 30 minute Cleanup
* FREE Kids Build & Grow clinic at Lowe’s, 10am
* Seal Beach Monthly Cleanup
* FREE Women & Teen Car Care Clinic, 10am – 12pm at Star motors
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Train Rides at Fairview Park, 10am – 3:30pm
* Renaissance Faire, 10am – 7pm
* 1st Annual OC Pregnancy & Beyond Event at Granola Babies, 10am – 6pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* FREE pre-show & Family-Friendly Performance in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 1pm

Sunday, May 22nd:
* When I Grow Up at Pretend City, 9am – 3pm
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9am – 2:30pm
* Train Rides at Fairview Park, 10am – 3:30pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 3pm
* Renaissance Faire, 10am – 7pm
* PAL Rescue Puppy Adoption at Whole Foods Market in HB, 11am – 3pm
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* FREE pre-show & Family-Friendly Performance in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 1pm
* Marine Wildlife Cruise at the Ocean Institute, 1-3:30pm

There you have it. A super fabulous list with tons of ideas of fun stuff to do in Orange County.

xoxo, K

p.s. for all the event details & even more ideas of what to do in Orange County check out our calendar.