Things to do in Orange County

This is a major work in progress (meaning I just started) but I wanted to make a page where I could save fun things to do so I don’t forget about them. Fun, cheap, local. Email me if you have any suggestions!


Back Bay Events
Balboa Island-take the ferry, eat some taffy, walk around the island
$1 movies
OCMA (2nd Sunday of the month free)
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Santa Ana Zoo
Discovery Science Center $$?
International Surfing Museum
Magnolia Bird Farm (just a store but still fun to visit the atrium full of birds)
Dana Point Ocean Institute (open to the public on weekends)
Pretend City ($10 each)

Field Trip Factory (not much in our zip code though…)

FREE summer movies


Library Week April 11-17
Sawdust Festival “Creatively Fun Family Day” April 17 11-3
Carlsbad Flower Fields

Laguna Art Museum
Earth Day Celebration at Back Bay April 25th


Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival May 2
OC Marathon (and kid’s run) May 2