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What to Do in OC



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If you’re tired of doing the same old things, & wondering “what to do in Orange County,” here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do & places to go in (& sometimes around) Orange County.

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

* BOO at the Santa Ana Zoo
* Halloween at Disneyland
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
* Knott’s Berry Farm Snoopy’s Costume Party
* Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt
* Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland
* Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Monday, October 8th:
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Mommy & Me Play Group at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* Tots & Me Yoga at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 11am

Tuesday, October 9th:
* Kids FREE at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* FREE Story Time at the Enchanted Toy Store in Fullerton, 10am
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine Lanes, 5-9pm
* Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

Wednesday, October 10th:
* Kids FREE at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
* 2 for 1 Admission at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
* Yoga Hike in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, 9am
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Parent Movie Morning at the UltraStar GardenWalk, 10am
* Bounce Boot Camp for Kids (first class is FREE), 5pm & 6pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30pm
* Food Truck Fare after Dark at the OC Fair grounds, 5:30pm
* Stomp at the Segerstrom Art Center, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 11th:
* Kids FREE at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
* Fitness Hike at Little Sycamore, 8:30am
* Farmers Market at the OC Fairgrounds, 9am
* Orange Farmers Market, 9am
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm
* Food Truck Fare at OC Fairgrounds, 11am – 2pm
* Halloween Carols for Kids at the Orange Library, 4pm
* Working Moms Play Group at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 6pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm
* Baby’s Night Out (at the movies) at the UltraStar at the GardenWalk, 7:30pm
* Stomp at the Segerstrom Art Center, 7:30pm

Things to do This Weekend in Orange County

Friday, October 12th:
* Kids FREE at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
* Way to Play Friday at Pretend City, two for one admission with coupon
* Discovery Hike at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, 9am
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Mission Viejo Farmers Market, 9am
* Anaheim Harvest Festival, 10am – 6pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Mommy & Me Yoga at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm
* FREE Energetic Kids Dance Class, 10:30am
* Tots & Me Yoga at Belly Sprout, 11am
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* A Walk on the Wild Side, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 3-5pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30 – 7:30pm
* Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland
* Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt, 7pm – 2am
* San Jose at Angel Stadium, 7pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm
* The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, 7 – 11pm
* Stomp at Segerstrom Art Center, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 13th:
* Kids FREE at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
* Bounce Boot Camp for Kids (first class is free), 8am & 9am
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan Market, 9am -1pm
* Peter’s Landing Farmer’s Market in HB, 9am – 2pm
* California Native Plant & Wildflower Hike, 9am
* Green Saturday at OC Green Market, 9am
* Nature Walk at O’Neill Regional Park, 9am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 9am – 3pm
* 5 Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* Anaheim Harvest Festival, 10am – 6pm
* OCFA Annual Open House, 10am – 3pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Mommy & Me Yoga at Belly Sprout, 10am
* FREE Build & Grow Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Prehistoric OC at Clark Regional Park, 11am – 3pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am
* Weekend at the Nix Nature Center: Amazing Raptors, Hawks, Owls & Falcon
* 5 Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 1pm
* Stomp at the Segerstrom Art Center, 2pm
* The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, 7 – 11pm
* Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt, 7pm -2am
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm
* Caspers Campfire Program, 8pm

Sunday, October 14th:
* Kids FREE at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
* FREE admission to the Orange County Museum of Art
* Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, 8am
* Nature Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park, 8am
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 9am – 3pm
* 5 Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* Anaheim Harvest Festival, 10am – 5pm
* FREE Child Admission to Discovery Science Center when you bring aluminum cans or plastic bottles to ticket booth, 10am – 5pm
* Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch at Environmental Nature Center, 10am – 3pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* 3rd Annual Sports Day at Craig Regional Park, 10am – 2pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* Stomp at the Segerstrom Art Center, 1pm
* Kids fish FREE, 12:45 – 7:45pm
* 5 Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 1pm
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing, 3-5pm
* Dallas at Angel Stadium, 5pm
* Stomp at the Segerstrom Art Center, 6:30pm
* The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, 7 – 11pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm

Monday, October 15th:
* Kids FREE at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
* Recreational Mountain Bike Ride, 8am
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, 10am – 5pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Mommy & Me Play Group at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* Tots & Me Yoga at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 11am

What to Do in Orange County?

There you have it. A super fabulous list with tons of ideas of fun stuff to do in Orange County. As always, please be sure to re-confirm dates, times & places before packing up & heading out. Events are always subject to change.

xoxo, K

p.s. for all the event details & even more ideas of what to do in Orange County, check out our Orange County Events Calendar.

 

About the author

Just Spotted is a family & kid oriented guide to living, visiting and dreaming about Orange County. Written by two real moms (Coleen & Kelly), living real lives, in the real OC. Coleen & Kelly seek adventure in the everyday, and Just Spotted is the place where they highlight those adventures. Just Spotted, the premiere family guide to Orange County, is a free public service and online resource offered to provide Orange County residents and visitors a wealth of knowledge with daily posts on things to do, where to go & places to shop in Orange County. xoxo, C & K

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