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Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

  Catch one of the free movies or concerts in the park this weekend. Check out the Open House at CRK Training Stable in Yorba Linda this Sunday afternoon. If you are 6 to 14 years old and want to explore the world of horses, this is the place you want to be. Enjoy your weekend! Ongoing Summer Activities Aquarium of the Pacific (July) 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA  90802 aquariumofpacific.org Discounted Late Nights – Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours. The entire Aquarium will be open, except Lorikeet Forest. Admission after 5:00 p.m. is just $14.95 for adults and seniors, and children (3-11). Watch the nighttime activities of our animals, touch a shark, and enjoy the beautiful evening lighting of the Aquarium’s architecture. Please note that Café Scuba may not be open on...

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Orange County Weekly Events

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

  Happy Fourth of July! Talk about starting the week with a bang! Enjoy the many fun family celebrations and firework shows. Don’t forget to check out your local beach for junior ranger programs and other special summer activities during the week. Your local libraries have you covered with indoor activities and programs. Check out your city for free movies and concerts in the park during our lovely evenings. Enjoy your week! Ongoing Summer Activities Aquarium of the Pacific (July) 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA  90802 aquariumofpacific.org Discounted Late Nights – Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours. The entire Aquarium will be open, except Lorikeet Forest. Admission after 5:00 p.m. is just $14.95 for adults and seniors, and children (3-11). Watch the nighttime activities of our animals, touch a shark, and enjoy the beautiful...

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Events Happening This Weekend in Orange County: December 18th – 20th

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

  You can catch two Christmas boat parades this weekend in Dana Point and Newport Harbor. The OC Model Engineers are hosting their monthly free public rides in Costa Mesa with a visit with Santa. The free Wilderness Access Day is in Bommer Canyon this Saturday and they are hosting a family hike that day at 9:00am. Family hikes seem to be the theme this weekend with additional hikes offered on Friday at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, on Saturday at the Muth Center, Crystal Cove, and Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve, and on Sunday at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Enjoy your weekend! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (December 16 – 20) Newport Harbor Newport Beach, CA 92663 christmasboatparade.com The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts...

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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: December 14th – 18th

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

  Winter Fest is coning to the OC Fairgrounds on Friday and will run through January 3. I can’t wait to check it out this year. My kids fell in love with ice skating last winter so I’m sure we will be checking out their huge indoor ice rink. Family activities are winding down this week in anticipation of the holidays but the museums have plenty of special things to do this time of year. Pretend City is hosting a Sensitive Santa Visit and Photo this Thursday for children on the autism spectrum. Enjoy your week! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (December 16 – 20) Newport Harbor Newport Beach, CA 92663 christmasboatparade.com The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30 p.m. and...

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Events Happening This Weekend in Orange County: December 11th-13th

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

  Irvine’s Adventure Playground at University Community Park has been completely remodeled and there is a ribbon cutting planned for Saturday at 11:00am. There are lots of reasons to get outdoors this weekend such as the Nocturnal Walk in Black Star Canyon on Friday evening, the Celebrate Cultures in Nature: Chinese Tea Traditions event in Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve on Saturday, and the Sunday Family Fun Hike at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings 41st Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights (December 11 – 12 and 18-19) Dana Point Harbor Dana Point, CA 92629 danapointharbor.com/boat-parade-of-lights/ Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards of Judges Choice, Best Theme, Best Use of Lights, Best Animation, Most Colorful, Most Original, Best Sailboat, Best...

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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: December 7th – 11th

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

  Are you in the holiday spirit yet? One of my favorite events is happening this Friday and Saturday, the Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. The Ocean Institute is the perfect place to watch the parade on Friday night. Holiday events are in full swing at all the museums so take some time to enjoy the season with your kids. Enjoy your week! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings 41st Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights (December 11 – 12 and 18-19) Dana Point Harbor Dana Point, CA 92629 danapointharbor.com/boat-parade-of-lights/ Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards of Judges Choice, Best Theme, Best Use of Lights, Best Animation, Most Colorful, Most Original, Best Sailboat, Best Powerboat and the Perpetual Trophy for the Yacht Club with the Most Entries, along...

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Events Happening This Weekend in Orange County: December 4th – 6th

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

  This weekend is jam-packed with local holiday celebrations. Take some time to enjoy the holiday season with your family. I can get so caught up in holiday preparations that I forget to make time to enjoy the festivities with my family. Time spent together will create lifelong memories for your kids. Enjoy your weekend! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings Aquarium of the Pacific (December 4 – 6) 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA  90802 aquariumofpacific.org Friday, December 4: Shark Lagoon Nights – The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. Event runs 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Coffee,...

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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: November 30th – December 4th

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Events | 2 comments

  The kids are back in school this week so it’s time to start that holiday prep! Holiday cards, wish lists, making holiday plans, the list goes on! Holiday events continue to happen this week as well as the usual storytimes. The monthly Lego mini-build is happening this Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lego Store but you must pre-register. Enjoy your week! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings Aquarium of the Pacific (December 4 – 6) 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA  90802 aquariumofpacific.org Friday, December 4: Shark Lagoon Nights – The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark...

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Weekend Happenings in Orange County: November 27th – 29th

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Holiday events are in full swing this weekend in Orange County. It’s time to get excited about holiday season. Most cities have community celebrations to kick off the season within the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled for your local event! Enjoy your weekend! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings Selfies with Santa (November 27 – December 24) Irvine Spectrum Center (Carousel Court) 670 Spectrum Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618 shopirvinespectrumcenter.com/Events/Details/5067 Santa returns to Irvine Spectrum Center, Orange County style!  Clad in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts, St. Nick will greet visitors in his Crystal Cove beach-inspired house decked out with iconic OC accents including surfboards and orange crates. Shoppers are invited to share holiday wishes and take complimentary Selfies with Santa.  Every visitor can take two complimentary photos with their cell phones or cameras....

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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: November 23rd – 27th

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

  Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have the opportunity this week to relax and spend time with your family. There are lots of holiday events happening this weekend to get you in the spirit. I want to check out the new Disney Magical Holiday Lights at the Irvine Spectrum opening Friday. There are a couple full moon hikes this week as well as some walks on Friday to help you work off those Thanksgiving calories. Enjoy your week! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings Selfies with Santa (November 27 – December 24) Irvine Spectrum Center (Carousel Court) 670 Spectrum Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618 shopirvinespectrumcenter.com/Events/Details/5067 Santa returns to Irvine Spectrum Center, Orange County style!  Clad in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts, St. Nick will greet visitors in his Crystal Cove beach-inspired house decked out with iconic OC accents including...

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Ultimate Orange County Holiday Events Guide

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Christmas, Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

  Top Holiday Events in Orange County What activities do you enjoy with your family during the holiday season? Most of us like to drive around admiring beautiful house light displays or treat the little ones to a Breakfast with Santa. It’s also a wonderful time to teach the kids to give back through service projects such as preparing a shoebox full of goodies for disadvantaged children through Operation Christmas Child. But there are so many other great holiday events available in Orange County. So here it is, the cream of the crop! The best of the best! Here are my top picks (in no particular order) by category of the amazing holiday events in Orange County. In addition, I’ve listed Holiday Celebrations by city by North and South Orange County. Enjoy your holiday season! Top Holiday Experience Events...

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Events Happening This Weekend in Orange County

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

  Check out the Southern California Indian Center 47th Annual Pow Wow this weekend held at the OC Fairgrounds. It is also the weekend when the OC Model Engineers hold their free public train rides. The Sawdust Festival’s Winter Fantasy opens this weekend and runs the following four weekends as well. Irvine Ranch has a Tenth Anniversary Wilderness Access Day in Bommer Canyon on Saturday with extra surprises for the guests. The Just B Kause 1st Annual Fall Festival is being held this Saturday at William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine. Also on Saturday is Irvine Ranch Heritage Day at the Irvine Ranch Historic Park – explore six historic structures that have recently been fully restored. There are also quite a few walks and hikes to get you and your family moving. Enjoy your weekend! Multi-Day Events /...

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Events Happening this Week in Orange County

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Events | 2 comments

  CHILL at the Queen Mary in Long Beach opens for the season this Friday. I took my family last year and we all had a blast ice skating, wearing down parkas to survive the Ice Kingdom, and sliding down ice slides. The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, the OC Zoo in Orange, and the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach all have morning classes for preschoolers this week. There is a Tot Walk this Friday morning at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in Laguna Niguel as well as a Wild Tales class at the Muth Center in Newport Beach. Enjoy this time with your little ones because they will be in school full-time before you know it! Yep, I’m speaking from experience! Enjoy your week! Multi-Day Events / Museum Happenings CHILL (November 20, 2015 – January...

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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: August 24th – August 30th

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Monday is the last day of the current exhibit at Children’s Museum at La Habra, California Full of Life. The museum closes on Monday, August 31 and will reopen on September 29 when the new traveling exhibit, Construction Zone, will be unveiled as well as the newest permanent exhibit, Clubhouse H2O’s Conservation Garden. This is the last week for the Sawdust Festival. The Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting a presentation on wolves this Saturday evening. Be sure to check out the full moon – there are four full moon hikes on Saturday and one on Sunday. Enjoy your week! Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings The OC Great Park Family Activities Sand Canyon and Marine Way Irvine, CA 92618 ocgp.org Friday, August 28: Friday Night Lawn Games – Put some fun into your Fridays! Whether you are...

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Events Happening this week in Orange County: August 17th – August 23rd

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

  The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is happening this Saturday and Sunday – I’ve heard it’s a lot of fun. I am looking forward to checking out the Ocean Institute this weekend. Did you know that it is now open to the public on weekdays 10:00am – 4:00pm? That would have been great when my kids were younger and I was looking for something to do in the morning before lunch and naptime. Enjoy your week! Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings The OC Great Park Family Activities Sand Canyon and Marine Way Irvine, CA 92618 ocgp.org Friday, August 21: Friday Night Lawn Games – Put some fun into your Fridays! Whether you are taking your date on a balloon ride or going for an evening stroll with the family, these trendy lawn games are a perfect addition...

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Events Happening this week in Orange County: August 10th – August 16th

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

  This is the last week of the OC Fair so check it out! There are several astronomy programs happening this week. The Orange County Museum of Art offers free admission every Friday. There is a Wilderness Access Day at Bommer Canyon this Saturday. The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby off the Huntington Beach Pier is this Saturday as well. Enjoy your week! Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings The OC Great Park Family Activities Sand Canyon and Marine Way Irvine, CA 92618 ocgp.org Friday, August 14: Friday Night Lawn Games – Put some fun into your Fridays! Whether you are taking your date on a balloon ride or going for an evening stroll with the family, these trendy lawn games are a perfect addition to your evening at the Great Park. These games include Croquet, Bocce Ball,...

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Events Happening this week in Orange County: August 3rd – August 9th

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Concerts and movies in the park are still going strong this week. There are several festivals going on this weekend. Check out the Children’s Bug Safaris happening at the Fullerton Arboretum on Saturday. I am looking forward to our trip to the Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach this Thursday. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your week! Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings La Habra Corn Festival El Centro/Lions Park 320 E Erna Ave. La Habra, CA 90631 lahabracornfestival.com The Corn Festival is the signature event for the La Habra Host Lions Club. It has been a success for decades and continues to be the highlight of the social calendar in La Habra. Located at El Centro/Lions Park, the festival covers an entire weekend and includes numerous rides and attractions, independent food, game and craft booths, a...

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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: July 27th – August 2nd

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

  August begins this weekend and with it, the countdown to the end of summer. Don’t forget all the special summer activities at your local library, the OC Zoo, the OC Great Park, and the Mission San Juan Capistrano. This Sunday there is free admission to the Children’s Museum of La Habra and The Bowers Museum/Kidseum due to the generosity of Target. There is an Open House at the Marconi Automotive Museum also on Sunday. Enjoy your week! Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings Land of Nod Activities Land of Nod 3333 Bear St. Bridge Level, Space #344 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 landofnod.com/Stores/south-coast-plaza/str158 Monday – Friday, July 27 – July 31: Camp Nod at South Coast Plaza – Join us daily at our South Coast Plaza store for Camp Nod. Each day, we’ll have a FREE activity at...

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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: July 20th – July 26th

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

  We’ve hit the halfway point of summer! I’m refusing to acknowledge the Back to School displays at Target and am enjoying each day as it comes, embracing the busy days as well as the lazy stay-at-home days. There are several special events this week that sound like fun – Fullerton Arboretum’s Wolf Ambassador Program on Tuesday, Shipley Nature Center’s The Raptors of Orange County Presentation on Thursday, The Muzeo’s Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path Blackout Flashlight Event on Saturday, and the Cypress Festival on Saturday. Enjoy your week! Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings Orange County Fair (July 17 – August 16) 100 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ocfair.com It’s Fair Time! The Orange County Fair runs July 17 – August 16 this year. They are celebrating 125 years of the OC Fair. See website...

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Events Happening this Week in Orange County: July 13th – 19th

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

  There are so many fun things to do this week! Concerts and movies at the park are in full swing. Family friendly festivals are happening this weekend. The Orange County Fair begins its 4-1/2 week run this Friday. The State Beaches have terrific kid programs like Junior Rangers during the week and the OC Zoo and Mission at San Juan Capistrano offer kid classes and activities during the week. Don’t forget your local library for their summer reading programs and special events. Enjoy your week! Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings Orange County Fair (July 17 – August 16) 100 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ocfair.com It’s Fair Time! The Orange County Fair runs July 17 – August 16 this year. They are celebrating 125 years of the OC Fair. See website for details and a...

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