Don’t know what to do in Orange County this week with the kids? If you are looking for things to do in Orange County, we have plenty of suggestions. We have lots & lots & lots of suggestions for fun things to do in summer, not to mention all the 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
* Sawdust Festival

Monday, July 4th:
* Orange County 4th of July Activities & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 5th:
* 10 weeks of newly released Kids movies for just $5 at UltraLuxe Cinemas, 9:30am
* 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
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* FREE Concert in the Park: Costa Mesa, 5:30pm
* FREE Core Power Yoga Class at Whole Food Market in HB, 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 6th:
* 10 weeks of newly released Kids movies for just $5 at UltraLuxe Cinemas, 9:30am
* Sea Tales Story Time, Newport Harbor NAutical Museum, 9:45am
* 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
* Parent Movie Morning at UltraLuxe Cinemas 10am
* Kaleido-Kids Variety Show at the Kaleidoscope Center in Mission Viejo, 10:30am
* OC Din Din A Go Go, Irvine Lanes 5-9pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Tustin, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Seal Beach, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Orange, 7pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Buena Park, 7pm

Thursday, July 7th:
* Farmers Market at the OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Toddler Program at the Orange County Zoo, 10am
* 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
* Buena Park Special Park Happening Day, 12-4pm
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the park: Fountain Valley, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the park: La Habra, 7pm
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, July 8th:
* Summer Movie Camp at select AMC theaters, special pricing before noon
* Way to Play Fridays at Pretend City, 2 for one admission with coupon
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Wonders of Water, Mad Science Class at Pretend City, 2:30pm
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* Movies at the Muth: Babe, 6pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes, starts at sunset
* FREE Movie in the Park: Lake Forest, 7:30pm
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Saturday, July 9th:
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* HB Beach Cleanup, 9am
* Placentia Farmers Market, 9am -1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Morning Nature Hike, Carbon Canyon, 9:30am
* Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Children’s Fairy Garden Class, 10am
* Tanaka Farms Cookout Tours, 10am -3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30am
* Living History Day at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 11am – 2pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* Swimming in the Summer Saturdays at Pretend City, 11:30am & 12:30pm
* FREE Concerts at the OC Market Place, 12pm & 2pm
* OC Waves Soccer Game, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the park: La Palma, 6:30pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes, starts at sunset
* FREE movie in the park: HB, 7pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea: Newport Beach, 7pm
* Caspers Campfire Program, 8pm
* Campfire Program, O’Neill Regional Park, 8pm
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Sunday, July 10th:
* FREE Second Sundays at the OC Museum of Art
* Caspers Nature Hike, 8am
* Morning Nature Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* FREE Concerts at the OC Market Place, 12 & 2pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Dana Park, 4:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: HB, 5pm
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea: Newport Beach, 7pm
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

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.