ORANGE COUNTY EVENTS

Welcome to the Sandy Toes & popsicles Orange County Event Calendar. Here you will find family-friendly events and things for kids to do in the OC. Also visit our Guide to Orange County for detailed lists of how to have fun in Orange County.

Sawdust Art Festival

Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California

The 56th Annual Sawdust Art Festival features the handcrafted art of 162 Laguna Beach artists, with live music and entertainment on three stages, complimentary art classes, glassblowing, art demonstrations, special events and more! Outdoor dining onsite includes 6 food concessions and the Sawdust Saloon.

Fourth of July Field of Valor

Orange County Great Park 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, California

he City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is hosting its inaugural Fourth of July Field of Valor event July 1–10, 8 a.m.–10 p.m., at the Great Park Reflecting Ponds. Members of the community are invited to honor veterans, active duty, and fallen service members by either sponsoring a flag(link is external) or...

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Santa Ana Fourth of July Celebration

Centennial Park 3000 W. Edinger Avenue, Santa Ana, California

The annual celebration returns this summer at Centennial Park! The 10th Annual Fourth of July Celebration will be taking place on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Centennial Regional Park. This free community event will include live music, kid’s activities, food trucks, and exhibitors and a spectacular 20 minute fireworks...

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Yorba Linda July 4th Spectacular

Veterans Park 4756 Valley View Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Yorba Linda! This free event will include live music, food vendors, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show!Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Yorba Linda! This free event will include live music, food vendors, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show!

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Toddlers & Tunes!

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for Toddlers & Tunes! Toddlers and Tunes will take place on the Giant Wheel Lawn, near the ferris wheel from 10am to 12pm. Enjoy some fun in the sun with complimentary Carousel*, games, an interactive DJ, and more. 

Animals In My Backyard Preschool Program

OC Zoo 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, California

Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo creatures up close!  Program is for ages 3-4 years old ONLY.  Cost is $5 per child (one parent included). Parent must accompany child for entire program. Phone registration is required. To register for a class, call 714-973-6846.  Parking fee is $3 per car on weekdays. 

Santa Ana Movies in the Park

Santiago Park 2535 N Main Street, Santa Ana, California

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Mason Regional Park 18712 University Dr., Irvine, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Carbon Canyon Regional Park 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

Critter Construction Program for ages 5-6

OC Zoo 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, California

Learn about the way our world is shaped by the animals around us and why some critters play a larger role in the delicate balance of life, from our oceans to our forests. Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts or activities, and meeting zoo creatures up close!  Program is for ages 5-6 years old ONLY. ...

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Cypress Summer Concerts

Cypress Civic Center Green 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime event on the green! All concerts are FREE, open to the public! Refreshments will be available for purchase from our food trucks at all concerts.  Please note: Alcohol and smoking of any kind is prohibited.  

Bats: Heroes of the Night

Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve 13333 Black Star Canyon Road, Silverado, California

As the day starts to settle into the night, bats awaken, stir and streak into the evening sky. Come learn about these fascinating flying mammals. We will head out toward a popular roosting location to watch bats begin their nightly adventures. Visually observe the bats in flight and use bat detectors to listen to their...

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Reptile Super Show

Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, California

Over 150,000 sq.ft. of reptile, amphibians, turtles, supplies, cages, lights, supplements, educational workshops, and more. This HUGE SALE is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Reptile Super Show is a fun, safe and educational environment for the reptile enthusiast in your family. We promote conservation through education and captive breeding. If you love reptiles and are between...

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Anaheim Town Square Kids Fun Zone

Anaheim Town Square 2180 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California

This month we will be creating clay monsters using model magic clay. Kids will create their very own unique monster. We will be learning clay sculpting techniques like slipping and scoring to create our monsters. This event is free to the public, but you must register to attend. The event will be located in between...

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Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am in our Kids department! Fun activities will vary from book to book! Parents/guardians must attend with their kiddos!

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Summer Fun Saturdays

The Market Place at Tustin 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, California

The Market Place is your destination for a family fun summer. We are hosting some sizzling activations on Saturdays throughout the Summer. There will be games, giveaways, an interactive DJ and more. Come for lunch, stay for fun! July 9th – Regal Edwards Theater Courtyard, 12 noon – 3pmAugust 20th – California Pizza Kitchen Courtyard, 12 noon – 3pm *Events are weather...

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The Art and Science of Solar Ovens

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Whether it's for survival, science, or just plain fun, solar ovens are a great way to put the summer heat to work for us! In this family-friendly outdoor program, guests will learn how to make a solar oven and investigate the science behind harnessing solar energy. All supplies will be provided and each family will...

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Reptile Super Show

Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, California

Over 150,000 sq.ft. of reptile, amphibians, turtles, supplies, cages, lights, supplements, educational workshops, and more. This HUGE SALE is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Reptile Super Show is a fun, safe and educational environment for the reptile enthusiast in your family. We promote conservation through education and captive breeding. If you love reptiles and are between...

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From Dinosaurs to People

Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 W. Harvard St., Santa Ana, California

It’s Dino time! HMOC is bringing back one of our absolute favorite events!! We all know Orange County is amazing, but did you know we can trace it back to prehistoric eras?! Together with vendors from all over Orange County we’ll be demonstrating the variety of histories and cultures that we have right here in...

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Family Fun Under the Sun

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

Let us aid in taking your Sunday blues away! Join us Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 7pm on the Giant Wheel lawn for games and music. Bring the family, groove to some tunes and let the worries of the weekend fade away. 

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Movies on the Lawn at Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

We invite you to join us for family-friendly movies on the Giant Wheel Lawn, Sunday evenings through the end of July*. Gather the family or the squad, bring a blanket or a lowback lawn chair, grab some snacks from your favorite shop, and settle in for an evening of movie magic. 

Anaheim Town Square Drive-In Movie

Anaheim Town Square 2180 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California

Grab the kids, load up the car with blankets and head over to Anaheim Town Square for a drive-in movie. RSVP is required to attend the drive-in showing of Monsters Inc.  The movie will be shown in the parking lot near Wells Fargo. The film begins promptly at 8pm, parking will open at 7pm.  When...

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Summer Play Dates at MainPlace Mall

MainPlace Mall 2800 N Main St., Santa Ana, California

Let summertime fun begin at MainPlace Mall! Children ages 4-12 are invited to join our Summer Play Dates on Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm in Center Court. Each week will be a different theme with activities, snacks, crafts and giveaways. No advance registration is required, but a parent or guardian must be present for children...

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Santa Ana Movies in the Park

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Craig Regional Park 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Yorba Regional Park 7600 E La Palma, Anaheim, California

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

OC Fair

OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California

The 2022 OC Fair is set for July 15-Aug. 14 and we are thrilled to welcome everyone back to “Feel the Sunshine.” Tickets are on sale now! Advance ticket purchase is required as we are limiting the number of admission tickets available for each day. Choose your days and plan your summer – no transaction...

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Kinecta Ice Cream Truck - FREE Ice Cream

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

The Kinecta ice cream truck will be onsite at Bella Terra, giving away free ice cream to all 🍦#WheresTheKinectaTruck For every Kinecta Member who comes to the ice cream truck, Kinecta will donates $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network (CHOC Orange, CA) Location: Loading Zone by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory & Full Psycle

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Cypress Summer Concerts

Cypress Civic Center Green 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime event on the green! All concerts are FREE, open to the public! Refreshments will be available for purchase from our food trucks at all concerts.  Please note: Alcohol and smoking of any kind is prohibited.  

Southern California First Responders Car Show

Anaheim GardenWalk 400 Disney Way, Anaheim, California

Southern California First Responders Auto Show supporting Police, Fire, Paramedic, and Tactical forces, fallen heroes and their families.

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Free Miniature Train Rides at Fairview Park

Orange County Model Engineers 2480 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, California

If you haven't been to the Goathill Junction Railroad to ride the miniature train rides yet, I highly recommend checking them out. I feel that these little trains are one of the hidden gems of Orange County. There is a height requirement and kids must be able to sit by themselves. Bring a picnic! Free. Donations...

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Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am in our Kids department! Fun activities will vary from book to book! Parents/guardians must attend with their kiddos!

Great Park Movies on the Lawn: "Encanto"

Join the Great Park for family-favorite movies on the outdoor big screen. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to get a seat and enjoy items on sale from gourmet food trucks. Movies begin at dusk. On July 16, see Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the Madrigal family with a unique gift – every...

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Yorba Linda Movies in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

Enjoy a Saturday evening in the park while watching a family friendly movie on our 20ft inflatable movie screen. No pre-registration is required and bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. FREE

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Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music with friends and family. Seating is available on the grass so be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE

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Wiener Dog Races

Old World 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

The Wiener Dog Race are back at Old World Village in Huntington Beach for it’s 2022 Season! Join us on Select Sundays from 12 noon to 2pm. Be sure to come early or stay later and check out the Arts & Crafts Marketplace from 10am – 4pm at the Village. Come down to the Village and enjoy a day of Dog Races, Food,...

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Family Fun Under the Sun

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

Let us aid in taking your Sunday blues away! Join us Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 7pm on the Giant Wheel lawn for games and music. Bring the family, groove to some tunes and let the worries of the weekend fade away. 

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Movies on the Lawn at Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

We invite you to join us for family-friendly movies on the Giant Wheel Lawn, Sunday evenings through the end of July*. Gather the family or the squad, bring a blanket or a lowback lawn chair, grab some snacks from your favorite shop, and settle in for an evening of movie magic. 

Santa Ana Movies in the Park

Lillie King Park 500 W Alton Avenue, Santa Ana, California

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Yorba Regional Park 7600 E La Palma, Anaheim, California

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

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Cypress Summer Concerts

Cypress Civic Center Green 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime event on the green! All concerts are FREE, open to the public! Refreshments will be available for purchase from our food trucks at all concerts.  Please note: Alcohol and smoking of any kind is prohibited.  

Movie in the Park - Sing 2

Lake Forest Sports Park 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest, California

Sing 2 premieres. The movie begins at sunset.

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Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am in our Kids department! Fun activities will vary from book to book! Parents/guardians must attend with their kiddos!

Great Park Movies on the Lawn: "Space Jam: A New Legacy"

Orange County Great Park 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, California

Join the Great Park for family-favorite movies on the outdoor big screen. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to get a seat and enjoy items on sale from gourmet food trucks. Movies begin at dusk. On July 16, see Space Jam: A New Legacy. Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic...

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Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music with friends and family. Seating is available on the grass so be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE

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Movies on the Lawn at Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

We invite you to join us for family-friendly movies on the Giant Wheel Lawn, Sunday evenings through the end of July*. Gather the family or the squad, bring a blanket or a lowback lawn chair, grab some snacks from your favorite shop, and settle in for an evening of movie magic. 

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Summer Play Dates at MainPlace Mall

MainPlace Mall 2800 N Main St., Santa Ana, California

Let summertime fun begin at MainPlace Mall! Children ages 4-12 are invited to join our Summer Play Dates on Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm in Center Court. Each week will be a different theme with activities, snacks, crafts and giveaways. No advance registration is required, but a parent or guardian must be present for children...

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Santa Ana Movies in the Park

El Salvador Park 1825 W Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana, California

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Craig Regional Park 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

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Cypress Summer Concerts

Cypress Civic Center Green 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime event on the green! All concerts are FREE, open to the public! Refreshments will be available for purchase from our food trucks at all concerts.  Please note: Alcohol and smoking of any kind is prohibited.  

Original Parts Group Classic Car Show

Original Parts Group 1770 Saturn Way, Seal Beach, California

The OPGI Classic Car Show is back and celebrating 40 years in the business! Come by to check out a large display of GM Classics.

Bristol Warner Village Kids Fun Zone

Bristol Warner Marketplace 2140 South Bristol Street, Santa Ana, ca

This month we will be creating clay monsters using model magic clay. Kids will create their very own unique monster. We will be learning clay sculpting techniques like slipping and scoring to create our monsters. This event is free to the public, but you must register to attend. The event will be located in front...

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Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am in our Kids department! Fun activities will vary from book to book! Parents/guardians must attend with their kiddos!

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Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music with friends and family. Seating is available on the grass so be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE

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Movies on the Lawn at Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

We invite you to join us for family-friendly movies on the Giant Wheel Lawn, Sunday evenings through the end of July*. Gather the family or the squad, bring a blanket or a lowback lawn chair, grab some snacks from your favorite shop, and settle in for an evening of movie magic. 

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Toddlers & Tunes!

Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for Toddlers & Tunes! Toddlers and Tunes will take place on the Giant Wheel Lawn, near the ferris wheel from 10am to 12pm. Enjoy some fun in the sun with complimentary Carousel*, games, an interactive DJ, and more. 

Santa Ana Movies in the Park

El Salvador Park 1825 W Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana, California

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Mile Square Regional Park 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Craig Regional Park 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

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First Fridays Huntington Beach

Goldenwest College 15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach Street Fair ☀️ Night Market • Huntington Beach #FarmersMarket meets street fair - Its FREE and family-friendly with family games like giant Jenga and Connect Four. 😉 Hungry? we've got you covered. Vegan? no problem. lots to do and lots to see. Over 75 vendorsFood TrucksSweet TreatsKids Craft TableMarquee Photo Op Join us...

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Cypress Summer Concerts

Cypress Civic Center Green 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime event on the green! All concerts are FREE, open to the public! Refreshments will be available for purchase from our food trucks at all concerts.  Please note: Alcohol and smoking of any kind is prohibited.  

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Home Depot Kids Workshop

Join Home Depot the first Saturday of the month for their FREE Kids Workshop! This workshop is designed for children ages 5 – 12. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, a Kids Workshop apron, an achievement pin, and a certificate.  *While supplies last. No registration required. Walk-in only. FREE

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Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am in our Kids department! Fun activities will vary from book to book! Parents/guardians must attend with their kiddos!

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FREE Library Craft Day for Kids at Irvine

University Park Library 4512 Sandburg Way, Irvine, California

Assisteens® of Irvine presents Library Craft Day, a FREE event for families! Join us at University Park Library on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM for themed crafts! No need to sign up, stop by anytime during the 3 hour event geared for all ages (we advise that families...

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Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music with friends and family. Seating is available on the grass so be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE

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D. Yoder Family Sundays

Casa Romantica 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, California

Enjoy free admission to the Casa with creative activities and performances based thematically on Casa Romantica’s programming. D. Yoder Family Sundays are underwritten by June Yoder.

Santa Ana Movies in the Park

Rosita Park 706 N Newhope Street, Santa Ana, California

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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8th Annual Taste of Placentia

This event is put on by the Placentia Chamber of Commerce and has quickly become a community favorite. With close to 80 vendors including restaurants, breweries, wine, businesses and more, there's something for everyone! Live music on the grass from 80z All-Stars from 6:30-8:00pm. DJ Slim Dee will be joining us again this year to...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Mile Square Regional Park 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Craig Regional Park 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

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Cypress Summer Concerts

Cypress Civic Center Green 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime event on the green! All concerts are FREE, open to the public! Refreshments will be available for purchase from our food trucks at all concerts.  Please note: Alcohol and smoking of any kind is prohibited.  

Anaheim Town Square Kids Fun Zone

Anaheim Town Square 2180 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California

This month we will be working with pastels to create a zentangle drawing. Zentangle is a fun meditative drawing practice that allows children to create patterns. It’s like a drawing game that gives kids the freedom to create their own masterpiece while relaxing their minds.  This event is free to the public, but you must...

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Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am in our Kids department! Fun activities will vary from book to book! Parents/guardians must attend with their kiddos!

Great Park Movies on the Lawn: "Sing 2"

Orange County Great Park 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, California

Join the Great Park for family-favorite movies on the outdoor big screen. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to get a seat and enjoy items on sale from gourmet food trucks. Movies begin at dusk. On August 13, see Sing 2. Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a dazzling stage extravaganza...

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Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music with friends and family. Seating is available on the grass so be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE

Anaheim Town Square Drive-In Movie

Anaheim Town Square 2180 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California

Grab the kids, load up the car with blankets and head over to Anaheim Town Square for a drive-in movie. RSVP is required to attend the drive-in showing of 10 Things I Hate About You.  The movie will be shown in the parking lot near Wells Fargo. The film begins promptly at 7:45pm, parking will...

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Santa Ana Movies in the Park

Madison Park 1528 S Standard Street, Santa Ana, California

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach 33333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Craig Regional Park 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

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Summer Fun Saturdays

The Market Place at Tustin 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, California

The Market Place is your destination for a family fun summer. We are hosting some sizzling activations on Saturdays throughout the Summer. There will be games, giveaways, an interactive DJ and more. Come for lunch, stay for fun! July 9th – Regal Edwards Theater Courtyard, 12 noon – 3pmAugust 20th – California Pizza Kitchen Courtyard, 12 noon – 3pm *Events are weather...

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Free Miniature Train Rides at Fairview Park

Orange County Model Engineers 2480 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, California

If you haven't been to the Goathill Junction Railroad to ride the miniature train rides yet, I highly recommend checking them out. I feel that these little trains are one of the hidden gems of Orange County. There is a height requirement and kids must be able to sit by themselves. Bring a picnic! Free. Donations...

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Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, California

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am in our Kids department! Fun activities will vary from book to book! Parents/guardians must attend with their kiddos!

Yorba Linda Movie in the Park - Turning Red

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

Seating is available on the grass so be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

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Yorba Linda Movies in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

Enjoy a Saturday evening in the park while watching a family friendly movie on our 20ft inflatable movie screen. No pre-registration is required and bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. FREE

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Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park

Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California

End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music with friends and family. Seating is available on the grass so be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE

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Santa Ana Movies in the Park

Mabury Park 1801 E. Fruit Street, Santa Ana, California

“Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or...

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OC Parks Summer Concerts

Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach 33333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, California

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings, June 23 – August 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The concert series kicks...

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Craig Regional Park 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Twelve free movie screenings will take place Friday nights from June 17 – September 2 around sunset at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek...

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Wild Tales

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, California

Wild tales story time is offered every Friday and includes an outdoor story in our newly renovated amphitheater, an age appropriate hike, and a craft project. Each session will have a new story, hike theme and craft project. Activities are designed for ages 2-4 but all are welcome.

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