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 11th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Wild Rivers Monday Night Car Load, 4-8pm
* FREE Movie Mondays at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Beach Blanket Bingo, movie starts at dusk

Tuesday, July 12th:
* 10 weeks of newly released Kids movies for just $5 (for ALL 10 movies) 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 the Enchanted Toy Store in Fullerton, 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 13th:
* Wristband Wednesday at the Santa Ana Zoo: unlimited rides for just $3
* 10 weeks of newly released Kids movies for just $5 (for ALL 10 movies) 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
* FREE Mary Poppins Mini Concert, Carousel Court at South Coast Plaza, 1pm
* 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: Brea, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Fullerton, 6:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Orange, 7pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Buena Park, 7pm

Thursday, July 14th:
* 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
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Fountain Valley, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Westminster, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Garden Grove, 6:30pm
* FREE Concert in the park: La Habra, 7pm
* Baby’s Night Out at the Movies, UltraStar Garden Walk, 7pm
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, July 15th:
* OC FAIR
* Summer Movie Camp at select AMC theaters, special pricing before noon
* Tot Walk at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 9am
* Animals in My Backyard Toddler Program at the OC Zoo, 10am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Delicious Summer Snacks Kids Club at Whole Foods Market in HB, 10:30am
* Aliso Viejo  Food Truck Fridays, 11am – 2pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
*FREE Concert in the Park: Ladera Ranch, 6:30pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes, starts at sunset
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Saturday, July 16th:
* OC FAIR
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Salt Creek Beach Cleanup, 9am
* Placentia Farmers Market, 9am -1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Munchathon 5K
* Morning Nature Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Fairy Garden Class, 10am
* Tanaka Farms Cookout Tours, 10am -3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Train Rides, Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, 10am – 3:30pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30am
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* Swimming in the Summer Saturdays at Pretend City, 11:30am & 12:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Cypress, 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
* Caspers Campfire Program, 8pm
* Campfire Program, O’Neill Regional Park, 8pm
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Sunday, July 17th:
* OC FAIR
* Summer Movie Camp at select AMC theaters, special pricing before noon
* Caspers Nature Hike, 8am
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* FREE Surfin’ Sunday Concert, HB: 9am – 5pm
* Morning Nature Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* Bolsa Chica Wetland Tour, 10am
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Cookout Tours at Tanaka Farms, 10am – 3pm
* Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, 10am – 3:30pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Dana Park, 4:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: HB, 5pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Yorba Linda, 5:30pm
* Sunsets at the Santa Ana Zoo, 5:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Rancho Santa Margarita, 6pm
* 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

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