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What to Do in Orange County



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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

Monday, November 19th:
* FREE Kids Dance Class, 9am
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology at the Discovery Science Center, 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
* Downtown on Ice, 12pm – 10pm

Tuesday, November 20th:
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* Downtown on Ice, 12pm – 10pm
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine Lanes, 5-9pm

Wednesday, November 21st:
* 2 for 1 Admission at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Sea Tales Story Time, 9:45am
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Parent Movie Morning at the UltraStar GardenWalk, 10am
* Downtown on Ice, 12pm – 10pm
* 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
* Downtown HB Art Walk, 6pm

Thursday, November 22nd:
* Thanksgiving
* 35th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot
* Plymouth Rock n’ Run in Anaheim Hills
* Long Beach Turkey Trot
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm
* Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise, Newport Beach, 3pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm

Things to do This Weekend in Orange County

Friday, November 23rd:
* Bird Survey, 8am
* Wobble Walk, 9am
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Mission Viejo Farmers Market, 9am
* Toddler Program at OC Zoo
* Santa’s Wonderland, 10am – 11pm
* Mommy & Me Yoga at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* Downtown on Ice, 10am – 10pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Drop-In Family Art Lab at the Bowers Kidseum, 10am – 4pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm
* Friday Morning Storytelling, Music & Art at the Bowers Kidseum, 10:30am
* FREE Kids Dance Class, 10:30am
* Tots & Me Yoga at Belly Sprout, 11am
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30 – 7:30pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm

Saturday, November 24th:
* 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
* Nature Walk, 9am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 9am – 3pm
* 5 Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* Santa’s Wonderland, 10am – 11pm
* Downtown on Ice, 10am – 10pm
* Newport Dunes Christmas Tree Lot Kick-Off Party, 10am – 9pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Drop-In Family Art Lab at Bowers Kidseum, 10am – 4pm
* 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
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am
* 5 Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 1pm
* “A Christmas Carol” at South Coast Rep, 8pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm
* Caspers Campfire Program, 8pm

Sunday, November 25th:
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 9am – 3pm
* Nature Hike, 9am
* 5 Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 9:30am
* Santa’s Wonderland, 10am – 11pm
* Downtown on Ice, 10am – 10pm
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Drop-In Family Art Lab at Bowers Kidseum, 10am – 4pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival, 11am
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* 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
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 7 – 10pm
* “A Christmas Carol” at South Coast Rep, 7:30pm

Monday, November 26th:
* FREE Kids Dance Class, 9am
* Santa’s Wonderland, 10am – 11pm
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Bob the Builder – Project Build it at the Discovery Science Center, 10am – 5pm
* Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology 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
* Downtown on Ice, 112pm – 10pm

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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