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

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

Monday, May 9th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Butterfly House at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am – 3pm

Tuesday, May 10th:
* Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* LangoKids Tot & Parent Spanish Class at Pretend City
* Butterfly House at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am – 3pm
* 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 11th:
* Wristband Wednesdays at the Santa Ana Zoo, unlimited rides for $3
* Parent Movie Morning at Ultra Star Garden Walk in Anaheim, 10am
* Butterfly House at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am – 3pm
* Bug Business Day at Pretend City, 10am – 3pm
* Games, Stories & Puzzles for preschoolers, toddlers & grownups at the Fullerton Museum Center, 10am – 12pm
* Do-Re-Mommy & Me Music at Belly Sprout, 10:30m
* Wednesday Art Studio at Fullerton Museum Center, 2-4pm
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine LAnes, 5-9pm

Thursday, May 12th:
* Stories, Jingles & Mommy Mingles for 3-5 yo at Belly Sprout, 9am
* Farmers Market at the OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Butterfly House at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm & 7-10pm
* Mommy, Music & Me at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare Thursday at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am – 2pm
* Baby’s Night Out at the movies, Anaheim GardenWalk 7pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, May 13th:
* Way to Play Fridays at Pretend City, 2 for 1 admission Pretend City Coupon
* Riverbed/ Wetlands Monthly Cleanup in Seal Beach, 9-11am
* Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* FREE Developmental Checkup Tutorials at Pretend City, 10am -12pm
* Butterfly House at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am – 3pm
* Hip Hop Hooray at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 11am
* HB Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, 12pm
* Dana Point Coastal Arts Concert Series, 7pm
* Star Gazing at the OC Great Park, 8pm

Saturday, May 14th:
* A Mile For Maddie Walk, 8am
* HB Beach Cleanup, 9am – 12pm
* Don’t Dog it! at Peter’s Canyon Regional Park, 9am
* Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-1pm
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9:30am – 2pm
* Children’s Fairy Garden Class at Dragon Fly Hollow in Old Town Orange, 10am
* FREE Kids Build & Grow clinic at Lowe’s, 10am
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Butterfly House at Environmental Nature Center, 10am – 3pm
* 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
* Living History Day at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 11am – 2pm

Sunday, May 15th:
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9am – 2:30pm
* Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tour, 10am
* Kids Art Museum Project at the Hammer Museum, 10am – 2pm
* Author & Illustrator Day at Pretend City, 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
* Patchwork Indie arts & crafts festival, Long Beach, 11am – 5pm
* 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.