Looking for what to do in Orange County? Or perhaps where to go? With all of the theme parks, shopping, attractions, beach, restaurants & nightlife in Orange County, we can promise you one thing, you will definitely never be bored. But, if you’re still looking for for ideas on what to do in Orange County, or things to do this weekend with kids – we’ve got plenty of ideas. Here are some of our tops picks.

For ALL the details for each of the following events (& even more fabulous ideas of what to do in Orange County) check out our OC calendar.

What to do in Orange County

Almost Daily:
* Orange County Museums
* Bowling
* Indoor Bounce Houses
* Irvine Park Railroad
* Orange County Playgrounds & Parks
* Orange County Beaches
* Farmers’ Markets
* Orange County Public Library Story Times
* Whale Watching in Dana Point
* $1-ish Movies

Halloween in Orange County

* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Halloween Time at Disneyland
* Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland
* Bug Invasion at Discovery Science Center
* Brick-or-Treat Party at Legoland
* SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
* Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
* Snoopy’s Costume Party
* Knott’s Scary Farm
* Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Monday, October 3rd:
* OC Beer Week
* Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Spooky Science Bug Invasion 2 at Discovery Science Center
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Hour of Parenting Power at Pretend City, 10am

Tuesday, October 4th:
* OC Beer Week
* Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Spooky Science Bug Invasion 2 at Discovery Science Center
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* OC Din Din A Go Go, Irvine Lanes 5-9pm
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* 10 Steps to a Healthy Relationship with Food at Whole Food in HB, 6:30pm
* FREE Core Power yoga Class at Whole Foods HB, 6:30pm
* Shrek the Musical, 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 5th:
* OC Beer Week
* Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Spooky Science Bug Invasion 2 at Discovery Science Center
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Sea Tales Story Time at the Newport Harbor Museum, 9:45am
* 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
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing. 5:30pm
* Food Truck Fare After Dark at OC Fairgrounds, 5:30 – 9pm
* Art & Wine Wednesday at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, 6pm
* Knott’s Scary Farm, 7pm
* Shrek the Musical, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 6th:
* OC Beer Week
* Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Spooky Science Bug Invasion 2 at Discovery Science Center
* Farmers Market at OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* OC Mommie & Me: Ready for Preschool at Pretend City, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am
* Simple Seasonal RAW Recipes with Seabirds at Whole Foods HB, 6:30pm
* Knott’s Scary Farm, 7pm
* Shrek the Musical, 7:30pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, Octboer 7th:
* OC BEER Week
* Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Spooky Science Bug Invasion 2 at Discovery Science Center
* FREE “All Hollows Eve Exhibit,” 8am – 9pm
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Bats, Cats & Spiders- Toddler Program at the OC Zoo, 10am
* Orthodontic Screenings at Pretend City, 10am – 12pm
* Bel Bambini Store Opening, 10am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Aliso Viejo Food Truck Fridays, 11am
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Family’s Night Out at Pretend City, 5-8pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30 – 7:30pm
* Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland, 7-12pm
* Knott’s Scary Farm, 7pm
* Universal Studios Halloween Horror Night, 7pm
* Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, 7pm
* Shrek the Musical, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 8th:
* OC Beer Week
* Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Spooky Science Bug Invasion 2 at Discovery Science Center
* FREE “All Hollows Eve” Exhibit, 8am – 9pm
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* HB Beach Cleanup, 9am
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Childrens’ Fairy Garden Class, Dragon Fly Hollow, 10am
* Snoopy’s Costume Party, 10am – 5pm
* FREE Build & Grown Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* Project Playhouse Village Tours, 12-4pm
* OC Fall Concert Series at the OC Marketplace, 1pm – 4pm
* SeaWorld Spooktacular, 1-6pm
* Shrek the Musical, 2pm
* Brick-or-Treat Party at Legoland, 5pm
* OC Parks Mars & Stars Series, 6pm
* OC Roller Girls Double Header, 6pm
* Knott’s Scary Farm, 7pm
* Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, 7pm
* Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, 7pm
* Shrek the Musical, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 9th:
* FREE Second Sundays at the OC Museum of Art
* San Clemente Village Art Fair
* Spooky Science at Discovery Science Center
* Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* FREE “All Hollows Eve” Exhibition, 8am – 6pm
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Snoopy’s Costume Party, 10am – 5pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Project Playhouse Village Tours, 12-4pm
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* Shrek the Musical, 1pm
* SeaWorld Spooktacular, 1-6pm
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing, 3-5pm
* Shrek the Musical, 6:30pm
* Knott’s Scary Farm, 7pm
* Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, 7pm

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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