Scheduling your week, trying to figure out what to do in Orange County? We know the feeling. So we’ve created a huge list of fun things to do in summer, not to mention our list of free things to do in Orange County. But with all of the theme parks, shopping, attractions, beach, restaurants & nightlife in Orange County, we can promise you one thing, you will never be bored.

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
* Farmers’ Markets
* Splash Parks & Waterparks
* Orange County Fair
* 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
* Pageant of the Masters

Monday, July 18th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Wild Rivers Monday Night Car Load, 4-8pm
* FREE Movie Mondays at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Harold & Maude, movie starts at dusk

Tuesday, July 19th:
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* 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
* Ocean Voyage Camp at Pretend City, 10am
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* Tiny Tots Hip Hop at Pretend City, 10am
* Young Music Company at Pretend City, 11:30am
* 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 20th:
* OC Fair
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* 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
* Ocean Voyage Camp at Pretend City, 10am
* Stroller Brigade: FREE Games, Stories & Puzzles for preschoolers, toddlers & grownups at the Fullerton Museum Center, 10am – 12pm
* Parent Movie Morning at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim 10am
* Kaleido-Kids Variety Show at the Kaleidoscope Center in Mission Viejo, 10:30am
* OC Din Din A Go Go, Irvine Lanes 5-9pm
* Downtown HB Art Walk
* FREE Concert in the Park: San Juan Capistrano, 6pm
* 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 21st:
* OC Fair
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 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
* OC Chef Series at OC Fair, 1:30pm
* Bayside Buddies at Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 3:30pm
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* FREE Concert on the Beach: San Clemente, 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
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, July 22nd:
* OC Fair
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Summers, Ships & Snails at Pretend City, 10:30am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Mad Science Under the Sea & Summer Sun Class Session, Pretend City 2:30pm
* 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 23rd:
* OC Fair
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* OC Parks Wilderness Celebration, 8:30am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Morning Nature Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* Animal Art Program at Orange County Zoo
* Sensory Friendly Films at Select AMC Theatres, 10am
* Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Tanaka Farms Cookout Tours, 10am -3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* 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: 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
* Astronomy Night at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center
* Pageant of the Masters, 8:30pm

Sunday, July 24th:
* OC Fair
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* 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
* 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 in the Park: Dana Park, 4:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: HB, 5pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Yorba Linda, 5:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Lake Foest, 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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