Want to know what to do in Orange County? Of course there are lots of Orange County attractionsDisneyland & Knott’s Berry Farm. Even more places to go shopping, or restaurants for eating in. & You can’t forget the beaches. If you are looking for fun things to do in summer, or ideas of free things to do in 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
* Kids bowl practically FREE & kids bowl completely free
* 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
* Buena Park Summer Parks Program
* Newport Dunes Aquatic Park

Monday, June 13th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Circus Vargas at the Irvine Spectrum, 6pm

Tuesday, June 14th:
* FLAG DAY
* FREE Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* FREE Story Time at the Enchanted Toy Store, Fullerton, 10am
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* Over the Hump Family Mountain Bike Races (Kid, Beginner, Sport & Expert races), 4-8pm
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* FREE Core Power Yoga Class at Whole Food Market in HB, 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 15th:
* Grand Opening of Apricot Lane at Downtown Disney, 9am
* Sea Tales Story Time at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 9:45am
* Parent Movie Morning at Ultra Star Garden Walk in Anaheim, 10am
* Stroller Brigade: FREE Games, Stories & Puzzles for preschoolers, toddlers & grownups at the Fullerton Museum Center, 10am – 12pm
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine Lanes, 5-9pm
* Downtown HB Art Walk, 6pm
* The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, The Crossing Church, 6:30pm

Thursday, June 16th:
* Farmers Market at the OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* FREE 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
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, The Crossing Church, 6:30pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea, San Pedro 8pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, June 17th:
* Tot Walk, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 9am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Toddler Program at the Orange County Zoo, 10am
* Wild Tales at Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 11am
* Aliso Viejo Food Truck Friday, 11am
* HB Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, 12pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes: Kung Fu Panda, starts at sunset
* Sunset Splash Concert Series, HB Hyatt, 7pm
* FREE Movie in the Park, Lake Forest: Despicable Me, 7:30pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea: San Pedro, 8pm
* FREE Movie in the Park, Dana Point: Shrek Forever After, 8pm

Saturday, June 18th:
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Salt Creek Beach Cleanup, 9am – 12pm
* Placentia Farmers Market, 9am -1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9:30am – 2pm
* OC Kids Days FREE Family Carnival, Laguna Hills, 10am
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* FREE Build & Grow Lowe’s Kids Clinic, 10am
* Train Rides at Fairview Park, 10am -3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30am
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, The Crossing Church, 2pm
* FREE Concerts in the Park: Cypress, 6pm
* OC Waves Soccer Game, 6pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes: Horton Hears a Who, starts at sunset
* Live Music Cruises at Dana Wharf, 7:30pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea, San Pedro 8pm

Sunday, June 19h:
* FATHER’S DAY
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Hot Springs Hike, Caspers Wilderness Park, 8am
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9am – 2:30pm
* Bolsa Chica Wetland Tour, 10am
* Train Rides at Fairview Park, Costa Mesa, 10am – 3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* FREE Concert at the Orange County Market Place, 12-1pm & 2-3pm
* 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.