The summer is nearly over, but are you still trying to figure out what to do in Orange County to entertain you’re wee ones? 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 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 15th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Wild Rivers Monday Night Car Load, 4-8pm

Tuesday, August 16th:
* 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
* Family Night at Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series, 4-8p (race starts at 6pm)
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)

Wednesday, August 17th:
* 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 at Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 9:45am
* Summer Movie Express at select Regal Cinemas, United Artists & Edwards Theatres, 10am
* Stroller Brigade: FREE Games, Stories & Puzzles for preschoolers, toddlers & grownups at the Fullerton Museum Center, 10am – 12pm
* Up Up & Away Kids Consignment Sale, 10am – 8pm
* 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
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing
* Downtown HB Art Walk, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: San Juan Capistrano, 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

Thursday, August 18th:
* Morning Hike to the Redwood, Carbon Canyon 8am
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* OC Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Up Up & Away Kids Consignment Sale, 10 – 7pm
* Tideland Tykes at Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am
* Bayside Buddies, Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 3:30pm
* 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 Movie in the Park: Tustin, 7pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, August 19th:
* AMC Summer Movie Camp
* Tot Walk at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 8am
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Toddler Program at the OC Zoo, 10am
* Up Up & Away Kids Consignment Sale, 10am – 7pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Back to School Kids Club at Whole Foods Market HB, 10:30am
* Wild Tales at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 10:30am
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* FREE Concert: Chapman University, 5:30-7pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes, starts at sunset
* Sunset Splash Concert series at Hyatt Regency in HB, 7pm
* FREE Movie in the Park: Fountain Valley, 7:00pm
* FREE Movie in the Park: Placentia, 7:30am
* Theatre Under the Stars: Buena Park, 8:15pm

Saturday, August 20th:
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Salt Creek Beach Cleanup, 9am – 12pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Belmont Shore 30 Minute Beach Cleanup, 10am
* Seal Beach Cleanup, 10am
* FREE Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Tanaka Farms Cookout Tours, 10am -3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Train Rides at Fairview Park, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30am
* Angel’s Rick Thompson at the OC Zoo, 11am -12:30pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* Up Up & Away Kids Consignment, 12 – 3pm
* 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
* Nocturnal Nature Walk at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 7pm
* Caspers Campfire Program, 8pm
* O’Neil Regional Park Campfire Program, 8pm
* Theatre Under the Stars: Buena Park, 8:15pm

Sunday, August 21st:
* Santa Ana Zoo FREE day for Santa Ana Residents
* Caspers Nature Hike, 8am
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* ElvisFest at the OC Marketplace, 9am – 4pm
* Bolsa Chica Wetland Tour, 10am
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Train Rides at Fairview Park, 10am
* 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
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing
* FREE Concert in the Park: Dana Point 4:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: HB, 5pm
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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