Trying to decide what to do in Orange County this week?  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 in Orange County) 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 Beaches
* 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
* Art-a-Faire
* Festival of the Arts

Monday, August 1st:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Wild Rivers Monday Night Car Load, 4-8pm
* FREE Movie Mondays at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts: movie starts at dusk

Tuesday, August 2nd:
* Discovery Science Center FREE day for Santa Ana Residents
* 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
* 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
* Over the Hump Family Mountain Bike Race Series, 4-8p (race starts at 6pm)
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* FREE Concert in the Park: Costa Mesa, 5:30pm
* FREE Movie in the Park: Fountain Valley
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 3rd:
* OC Fair: We Care Wednesdays, receive one FREE entry ticket and a carnival ride by donating the following items on specific Wednesdays
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* 10 weeks of newly released Kids movies for just $5 (for ALL 10 movies) at UltraLuxe Cinemas, 9:30am
* Summer Movie Express at select Regal Cinemas, United Artists & Edwards Theatres, 10am
* Sea Tales Story Tim
* 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
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 1pm
* OC Din Din A Go Go, Irvine Lanes 5-9pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing
* 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: OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Mason Regional Park in Irvine, 6:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Fullerton, 6:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Orange, 7pm
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 7:30pm

Thursday, August 4th:
* OC Fair: Guests 12 and younger get in FREE on Kid’s Day all day, EVERY Thursday.
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 10:30am
* Buena Park Special Park Happening Days, 12pm – 4pm
* OC Chef Series at OC Fair, 1:30pm
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: San Clemente, 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
* FREE Movie in the Park: Tustin, 7pm
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 7:30pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, August 5th:
* OC Fair: Fair food is famous and guests can enjoy samples for only $2 during the Let’s Eat for $2Taste of Fair Foods EVERY Friday from Noon-4 p.m.
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 1pm
* FREE Concert: Chapman University, 5:30-7pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing
* 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
* FREE Movie in the Park: Lake Forest, 7:30pm
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 7:30pm
* Theatre Under the Stars: Buena Park, 8:15pm

Saturday, August 6th:
* OC Fair: Rise & Shine Special, where Fairgoers can get $2 general admission price EVERY Saturday and Sunday from 10-11 a.m.
* FREE admission to Discovery Science Center with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card.
* FREE admission to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card.
* FREE admission to the Muzeo with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card.
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Tour the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, 9am
* Long Beach Cleanup, 9am – 12pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* FREE Kids’ Workshop at Home Depot, 9am
* FREE Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Sensory Friendly Films at select AMC theatres, 10am
* Target FREE Saturday at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 10am – 2pm
* 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
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 11:30am
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 3:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Cypress, 6:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: La Palma, 6:30pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes, starts at sunset
* FREE Shakespeare by the Sea: Laguna Niguel, 7pm
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 7:30pm
* Theatre Under the Stars: Buena Park, 8:15pm

Sunday, July 31st:
* OC Fair: Rise & Shine Special, where Fairgoers can get $2 general admission price EVERY Saturday and Sunday from 10-11 a.m.
* FREE Admission to the Muzeo with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card
* FREE admission to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card.
* Heritage Museum FREE day for Santa Ana Residents
* FREE First Sunday at the Bower’s Museum & Kidseum
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* 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
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 1:30pm
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing
* FREE Concert in the Park: Dana Point 4:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: HB, 5pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Yorba Linda, 5:30pm
* Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Honda Center, 7:30pm

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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