Want to know what to do in Orange County? If you are looking for things to do in Orange County, we have plenty of suggestions. There are literally tons of fun things to do in summer, or  we LOTS of suggestions for free things to do in Orange County. If you’re tired of hitting the beach, 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 20th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am

Tuesday, June 21st:
* FREE Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* Summer Movie Express at select Regal Cinemas, United Artists & Edwards Theatres, 10am
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* FAMILY Night at 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 22nd:
* Summer Movie Express at select Regal Cinemas, United Artists & Edwards Theatres, 10am
* 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
* Kaleido-Kids Variety Show at the Kaleidoscope Center in Mission Viejo, 10:30am
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine Lanes, 5-9pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Tustin, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Buena Park, 7pm

Thursday, June 23rd:
* Farmers Market at the OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Mommy, Music & Me at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 10:30am
* Tideland Tykes at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare Thursday at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am – 2pm
* Bayside Buddies at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 3:30pm
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the park: La Habra, 7pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea: San Pedro, 8pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, June 24th:
* Summer Movie Camp at select AMC Theatres, special pricing on CARS II before noon
* Toddler Program at the Orange County Zoo, 10am
* Sawdust Festival, 10am – 10pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Wild Tales at Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 11am
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Taste of Greece, 5-10pm
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes: Wall-E, starts at sunset
* FREE Movie in the Park, Dana Point: Despicable Me After, 8pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea: San Pedro, 8pm

Saturday, June 25th:
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Weed Warrior Work Day 9am
* Placentia Farmers Market, 9am -1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Weekend Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms, 9:30am – 2pm
* Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Sawdust Festival, 10am – 10pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30am
* 1 Year Anniversary Party & Model Search, Sprouts Photography, 11am – 4pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* Taste of Greece, 12-10pm
* OC Waves Soccer Game, 6pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes: Up!, starts at sunset
* Live Music Cruises at Dana Wharf, 7:30pm
* Astronomy Night at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park, 8pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea: San Pedro, 8pm

Sunday, June 26th:
* Caspers Nature Hike, 9am
* Wieder Work Days, 9am
* Trail Work Days at Caspers Wilderness Park, 9am
* Morning Nature Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Hot Springs Hike, Caspers Wilderness Park, 8am
* 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
* Sawdust Festival, 10am – 10pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Dessert Oasis benefiting Divine Choices, 11am – 4pm
* Taste of Greece, 12 – 9pm
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* FREE Surfin’ Sunday Concert in HB, 1pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Dana Park, 4:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: HB, 5pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Lake Forest, 5:30pm
* Sunsets at the Zoo, 5:30pm

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.