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Events for Families in Orange County This Weekend May 18th- May 19th


Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend in Orange County? There are family-friendly events happening for families all across Orange County this weekend. Enjoy taking time to create special memories together with your children.

Saturday, May 18th

Knott’s Soak City Grand Opening
8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620

Today is the grand opening of Knott’s Soak City water park! Bring your family starting today throughout the summer to enjoy exhilarating rides, water play and more. Hours vary and can be found online.

The OC Great Park Runway Dash
Orange County Great Park
Marine Way & Sand Canyon
Irvine, Orange County, 92618

Run or walk around the Orange County Great Park for this 5K and 1 Mile fun run in support of Irvine’s 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and the Kiwanis Club of Irvine. The event will be from 6:30am to 12pm.

Lakewood Family Camp
Monte Verde Park

Come join a family campout in Lakewood at this fun event. Meals and snacks will be provided, but reservations are required. Prices are $17 for two people, and $8 each additional. The campout starts on Saturday at 1pm until Sunday at noon. Reservations available by calling 562-866-9771.

OC Mart Mix Family Fair
3313 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, Orange County, 92626

Come enjoy a free family fair at the OC Mart Mix from 10am to 3pm. There will be face painting, balloon artists and more.

Anaheim Children’s Festival
205 Center Street Promenade
Anaheim, Orange County, 92805

Bring your children to downtown Anaheim for a fun family festival from 10am to 3pm. There will be music, food, crafts, fun and more!

Pirate Coast Paddle Company Locale magazine Photo Shoot
1131 Back Bay
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Locale Magazine is hosting a photo shoot for Pirate Coast Paddle Company at 9am. There are in need of lots of kids to get out on the water for this fun event. Bring all your kids down to have them featured in this popular Orange County Magazine.

California Strawberry Festival
Meadows of College Park in Oxnard

Come enjoy a free family weekend full of fun at the California Strawberry Festival. The two-day event will happen from 10am to 6:30pm. Click on the link above for discount transportation options to the festival.

Huntington Beach Duck-A-Thon
Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach, Orange County, 92648

Come participate in this fun Huntington Beach tradition from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Families can race rubber duckies in support of the AltaMed’s Huntington Beach Community Clinic.

Foodie Fun at Westminster Mall
1025 Westminster Mall
Westminster, Orange County, 92683

Calling all young aspiring chefs to attend this fun family event from 10am to noon at the Westminster Mall. The event is free to the public.

Caspers Wilderness Park Campfire Program
33401 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, 92675

Bring your family to learn about wildlife during this fun evening event from 8pm to 9pm. Reservations available by calling 949-923-2210.


Sunday, May 19th

Greek Food Festival
St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church
405 N. Dale Street
Anaheim, Orange County, 92801

Experience the Greek culture at this family-friendly festival from 12pm to 10pm. There will be carnival rides, games, food, entertainment and more.

Free Kids Fishing Clinic
Dana Wharf
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, Orange County, 92629

The Dana Wharf is offering a free fishing clinic for children from 12pm to 12:30pm in Dana Point.

Natural History Museum Bug Fair
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca

The 27th annual bug festival will be at the Natural History Museum on May 18th and 19th. There will be fun activities, lots of bugs and more. The museum will be open from 9:30am to 5pm, event is included with museum admission prices.

Center of Living Peace 3rd Anniversary Celebration
4139 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Bring your family for a fun weekend at the Center of Living Peace. The event will be on Saturday from 11am to 4pm and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. There will be classes, activities and more for families to enjoy.

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