Summer is winding down, but my guess is you still trying to figure out what to do in Orange County to entertain the kids. 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 22nd:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Wild Rivers Monday Night Car Load, 4-8pm

Tuesday, August 23rd:
* 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
* FREE Story Time at the Enchanted Toy Store, Fullerton
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* Over the Hump Family Mountain Bike Race Series, 4-8p (race starts at 6pm)
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* Red Light on Traffic event: vendors, live bands, food trucks, 7-11:30 pm at OC Mart Mix

Wednesday, August 24th:
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* 10 weeks of newly released Kids movies for just $5 (for ALL 10 movies) at UltraLuxe Cinemas, 9:30am
* 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
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing
* Sky High Jump Night & Dodge Ball Tournament. Proceeds benefit ReDirections, 5-10pm, Costa Mesa
* FREE Concert in the Park: Seal Beach, 6pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Irvine Regional Park, Orange 6:30pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Orange, 7pm

Thursday, August 25th:
* Morning Hike to the Redwood, Carbon Canyon 8am
* Farmers Market at OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Tideland Tykes at Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am
* 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond at Dana Wharf, 6pm
* FREE Movie in the Park: Tustin, 7pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, August 26th:
* Bird Survey, HB 8-10am
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Sensory Friendly Films at select AMC Theaters, 10am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am, – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Aliso Viejo Food Truck Friday, 11am – 2pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* 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
* FREE Movie in the Park: Lake Forest, 7:30pm
* FREE Movie in the Park: Placentia, 7:30pm
* FREE Flights & Sounds Summer Festival at the Great Park (parking is $10), 8pm
* Theatre Under the Stars: Buena Park, 8:15pm

Saturday, August 27th:
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Aliso Beach Cleanup, 9am – 12pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* FREE Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Tanaka Farms Cookout Tours, 10am -3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* OC Foodie Fest, Angel Stadium, 10am
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30am
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* FREE Concert in the Park: Cypress, 6:30pm
* Movie on the Beach at Newport Dunes, starts at sunset
* FREE Flights & Sounds Summer Festival at the Great Park (parking is $10), 8pm
* Caspers Campfire Program, 8pm
* O’Neil Regional Park Campfire Program, 8pm
* Theatre Under the Stars: Buena Park, 8:15pm

Sunday, August 28th:
* Caspers Nature Hike, 8am
* 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
* FREE Surfin’ Sunday Concerts, HB, 1-4pm
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing, 3-5pm
* 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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