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 event details (& even more fabulous ideas of what to do) check out our calendar.

What to do in Orange County

Daily:
* Orange County Museums
* 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

Monday, May 2nd:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am

Tuesday, May 3rd:
* FREE Mommy & Me Garden Party at St. John’s Episcopal Preschool in RSM, 8-10am
* Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* Storytime 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 4th:
* Sea Tales Story Time at Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 9:30am
* 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
* Kiddie Book Club at Belly Sprout, 11am
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine LAnes, 5-9pm
* Art & Wine Wednesday at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, 6pm

Thursday, May 5th:
* Cinco de Mayo
* Stories, Jungels & Mommy Mingles for 3-5 yo at Belly Sprout, 9am
* Farmers Market at the OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Little Naturalists at the Environmental Nature Center, 9am
* Toddler Art at the Orange County Zoo, 10am
* 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 6th:
* FREE Mother’s Day Cupcake Decoration Kids Club at the Whole Foods Market in HB, 10am
* Great Park Balloon 10a, – 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
* HB Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, 12pm
* FREE viewing of the movie “Up” at the Muth Interpretive Center,

Saturday, May 7th:
* FREE admission to Discovery Science Center with a Bank of America credit or debit card
* FREE admission to the Museum of Latin American Art with a Bank of America credit or debit card
* Walk to end Alzheimer’s in Dana Point, 7:30am
* Tour the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in HB, 9:30am
* FREE kids workshop at the Home Depot, 9am
* Monthly Beach Cleanup in Long Beach, 9am – 12pm
* Discovery Science Center Rocket Launch at the Boeing Company in HB, 9am – 2pm
* Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-1pm
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9:30am – 2pm
* Fairy Garden Class at Dragon Fly Hollow in Old Town Orange, 10am
* FREE Kids Build & Grow clinic at Lowe’s, 10am
* Target FREE Saturday at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 10am – 2pm
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Butterfly House Opening & Eco Faire at Environmental Nautre Center, 10am – 3pm
* Renaissance Faire, 10am – 7pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* OC Roller Girls First Ever Banked Track Bout at Anaheim Convention  Center, 4-9pm

Sunday, May 8th:
* Mother’s Day
* FREE Second Sundays at the Orange County Museum of Art
* Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9am – 2:30pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 3pm
* Renaissance Faire, 10am – 7pm
* Mother’s Day at Island Hotel, 11am – 3pm
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* 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.