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20 Fun Things To Do in Orange County this Weekend

There is truly something for everyone this weekend in OC with 20 events to choose from. Attend a concert in the park, a movie in the park, a car show, an art festival, garden show, film festival, quilt show, chili cook-off, surf competition, super pet adoption event, jazz festival, and more! And don’t forget “movies in the park” start this week and continue all summer long, scroll down to view our list of over 80 outdoor movies this summer in Orange County.

  • Movie in the park: “The Lego Batman Movie” Friday 6/1 at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IPe1fd
  • Sunset Serenades continues at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, Friday nights in May from 6:30pm to sunset. Take a picnic & listen to live music in the Rockpile Amphitheater. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KxNnc9
  • The 31st Annual Brea SummerFest starts Friday 6/1 and runs all weekend. Event takes place on Walnut Ave in Brea. Live music, rides, games, food & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1HVGR7J
  • The 33rd Annual Huntington Beach Concours d’ Elegance Car Show is all weekend at Central Park in Huntington Beach. Admission is $10. http://ocevent.co/1Psozm5
  • Studio Arts Festival is Saturday 6/2 from 9am-5pm at Heritage Park in Irvine. Over 100 artists will have their creations on display, live music & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qFrRaT
  • The OC Spring Home and Garden Show is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Friday 12-7, Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qxenAK
  • The Annual Cosmic Creek Surf Competition and Festival is all weekend at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Surf competition is followed by a concert in Bluff Park on Saturday night and Sunday will feature more surfing and live music on the beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2J2k2cE
  • The 3rd Annual Mission Viejo Film Festival is Saturday 6/2 from 4pm-8pm at the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qFBAOz
  • The HB Elks Annual Chili Cook-Off & Car Show is Saturday 6/2 from 8am-5pm at Elks Lodge in Huntington Beach. FREE to attend.  http://bit.ly/2LNZBO9
  • The Beach Cities Quilters Guild Quilt Show is all weekend at Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Quilts, shopping & more. Admission is $10. http://bit.ly/2JhW5gN
  • Watch some awesome up and coming surfers at the Rip Curl ‘Grom Search’ this weekend on Southside of the Pier in Huntington Beach. Viewing in FREE. http://bit.ly/2kBIR0a
  • The 64th Annual Laguna Beach Men’s Volleyball Open is all weekend on Main Beach in Laguna Beach. Viewing is FREE. Take your blankets and beach chairs. http://bit.ly/2xrHIBI
  • The Newport Beach Jazz Festival is all weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1d5VA5i
  • Attend a beach cleanup in San Clemente on Saturday 6/2 from 9am-11am at San Clemente State Beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2mBfZbz
  • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 6/2 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kEZ7xN
  • The 34th Annual Tustin Chili Cook-Off and Street Fair is this Sunday 6/3 from 10am-5pm. This is the world’s largest one-day chili cook-off. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sgdjQ7
  • The 25th Annual Balboa Island Parade is Sunday 6/3 at 11am in Newport Beach. Parade begins on Marine Ave. This theme this year is “Silver Bells, Sea Shells and Sandy Beaches”. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qL9Mr0
  • The 12th Annual Super Pet Adoption is Sunday 6/3 at the Irvine Animal Care Center from 10am-3pm. Over 600 cats, dogs, rabbits and small animals will be available for adoption. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2IZs2uN
  • The 18th Annual “Celebration Of The Arts” Festival is Sunday 6/3 at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda from 11am-4pm. Live music, artist demonstrations, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1t7dY6n

Movies in the park start this week! Over 80 movies all across OC all summer long: bit.ly/2H5uKck

Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

Free Outdoor Movies in the Park in Orange County for Summer 2018

Here’s our list of all the free summer outdoor movies happening in Orange County in 2018:

June

  • Friday, June 1: “The Lego Batman Movie” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IPe1fd
  • Friday, June 8: “Beauty and the Beast” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2sfGPqd
  • Friday, June 8: “Age of Ultron” at Washington Middle School in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2seNfWz
  • Friday, June 15: “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xc2MfB
  • Friday, June 15: “The Lorax” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2kspFSO
  • Saturday, June 16: “Ferdinand” at East Side Community Park in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IMezCr
  • Saturday, June 16: “The Jungle Book” at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GQF9bH
  • Wednesday, June 20: “Justice League” at Elks Lodge #1952 in Garden Grove. Activities begin at 6pm, movie begins at 8:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qu6AE1
  • Friday, June 22: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, June 22: “The Little Mermaid” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2saBcKw
  • Friday, June 22: “Peter Rabbit” at Brio Park in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2INymRU
  • Friday, June 22: “Stagecoach” at the OC Great Park on the Palm Court in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2KVsg2O
  • Friday, June 22: “Paddington 2” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, June 22: “Finding Nemo” at Ponderosa Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Saturday, June 23: “The Lion King” at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Saturday, June 23: “The Lion King” at Laurel Park in Los Alamitos. Movie begins at dusk with a concert before starting at 6:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1FRrzA5
  • Saturday, June 23: “Back to the Future” at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IMOJ5g
  • Saturday, June 23: “Ferdinand” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2KQZ3WD
  • Friday, June 29: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, June 29: “Brigadoon” at the OC Great Park on the Palm Court in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2s8RzHL
  • Friday, June 29: “The Secret Life Of Pets” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, June 29: “Ratatouille” at Modjeska Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Saturday, June 30: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2sdcPLr
  • Saturday, June 30: “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Craig Park in Fullerton at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB  

July

  • Friday, July 6: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, July 6: “Inside Out” at Willow Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, July 6: “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2J6Q6v2
  • Friday, July 6: “The Sandlot” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, July 6: “Mary Poppins” at San Gorgonio Park in San Clemente at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xeex5c
  • Friday, July 6: “Clambake” at the OC Great Park on the Palm Court in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2xewe4n
  • Saturday, July 7: “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” at Craig Park in Fullerton at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB  
  • Saturday, July 7: “Peter Rabbit” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2seIhJp
  • Monday, July 9: “Back to the Future” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Friday, July 13: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, July 13: “Toy Story” at Stoddard Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, July 13: “The Boss Baby” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, July 13: “Coco” at Brio Park in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
  • Friday, July 13: “Trolls” at Mason Park in Irvine at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB   
  • Saturday, July 14: “Coco” at Orville R. Lewis Park in Los Alamitos. Movie begins at dusk with a concert before starting at 6:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1FRrzA5
  • Saturday, July 14: “The Greatest Showman” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2koTYJX
  • Monday, July 16: “The Princess Bride” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Friday, July 20: “Incredibles” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, July 20: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, July 20: “Monsters, Inc.” at Eucalyptus Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, July 20: “Coco” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2srce9g
  • Friday, July 20: “Cars 3” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2xazQEF
  • Friday, July 20: “Ghostbusters” at Mason Park in Irvine at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB  
  • Friday, July 20: “Coco” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf  
  • Friday, July 20: “Coco” at San Gorgonio Park in San Clemente at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xeex5c
  • Saturday, July 21: “Coco” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IM88DB
  • Monday, July 23: “Moonrise Kingdom” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Friday, July 27: “Zootopia” at Irvine Park in Orange at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB   
  • Friday, July 27: “Big Hero 6” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, July 27: “Wonder” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, July 27: “Up” at Juarez Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Saturday, July 28: “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at Little Cottonwood Park in Los Alamitos. Movie begins at dusk with a concert before starting at 6:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1FRrzA5
  • Monday, July 30: “The Mask of Zorro” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe

August

  • Friday, August 3: “Moana” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2srce9g
  • Friday, August 3: “Cars” at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, August 3: “Despicable Me 3” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 3: “The Karate Kid” at Irvine Park in Orange at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB   
  • Monday, August 6: “Star Trek” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Monday, August 6: “Moana” at Cortesi Park in Villa Park at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xsrqbF
  • Tuesday, August 7: “The Incredibles” at Portola Park in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
  • Tuesday, August 7: “The Incredibles” at the Fountain Valley Recreational Center and Sports Park in Fountain Valley. “National Night Out” (community police awareness event) activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 10: “Coco” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 10: “The Secret Life of Pets” at Yorba Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, August 10: “Despicable 3” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2J1OEKD
  • Friday, August 10: “Coco” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in  Anaheim at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Monday, August 13: “Toy Story” at Cortesi Park in Villa Park at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xsrqbF
  • Friday, August 17: “Secret Life of Pets” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2srce9g
  • Friday, August 17: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at Crossroads Community Church in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
  • Friday, August 17: “Cars 3” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 17: “Zootopia” at Los Alamos Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 17: “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in Anaheim at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Friday, August 17: “A League Of Their Own” at Yorba Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Saturday, August 18: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at Mustang Fields in Yorba Linda at 8pm.http://bit.ly/2xfxhBc
  • Saturday, August 18: “Back to the Future 2” at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2GRR4WP
  • Thursday, August 23: “Despicable Me 3” at Atlantis Play Center in Garden Grove. Activities begin at 5:30pm, movie begins at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qu6AE1
  • Friday, August 24: “Mulan” at Harper Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 24: People’s choice TBA at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 24: “Coco” at Laguna Niguel Park in Laguna Niguel at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, August 24: “The Lion King” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2KWTHJh
  • Friday, August 31: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at Laguna Niguel Park in Laguna Niguel at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, August 31: “Trolls” at Vista View Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG

September

  • Friday, September 7: “Moana” at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, September 14: “Jaws” at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Saturday, September 15: “Despicable Me” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2s8DSZ4
  • Friday, September 21: “The Star” at Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W

October

  • Friday, October 12: “Despicable Me 3” at El Cerrito School in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W

This is THE Weekend for Holiday Events in Orange County!

This is THE weekend for holiday events in Orange County! Choose from 8 tree lighting ceremonies, watch the movie ELF at the beach, take a boat ride with Santa, enjoy a Christmas parade, shop at numerous craft fairs, and more!

  • The Seal Beach Christmas Parade is Friday 12/1 from 7-8:45pm on Main Street from Ocean Ave to PCH. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2iufjUO
  • Laguna Beach Hospitality Night is Friday 12/1 from 5-10pm in downtown Laguna Beach. Live music, tree lighting, Santa, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AIPzvu
  • Merry Movie Night is Saturday 12/2 at Baby Beach in Dana Point. Watch the movie ELF and after the movie enjoy the ceremonial lighting of the Ocean Institutes’ tall ship, the Pilgrim. Activities start at 3pm and the movie starts at 5pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2BoLxVz
  • The 23rd Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Shopping Village is Saturday 12/2 from 10am-7pm in Downtown Anaheim. Snow, kids activities, Santa, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AirPO2
  • The Fountain Valley Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/2 from 4:30pm-8pm at the Recreation Center and Sports Park. Santa, live entertainment, games & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • The Laguna Niguel Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/2 from 5pm-7pm at City Hall. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AhMjX0
  • San Clemente Santa’s Village By The Sea is Saturday 12/2 from 5pm-8pm. Activities are in 3 locations. Santa, sledding, cookie decorating, live entertainment, outdoor movie & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2itj7pl
  • The San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/2 in the Historic Town Center on El Camino Real. Tree lighting starts at 4:15. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2i2qoc6
  • Buena Park Candy Caneland and Craft Faire is Saturday 12/2 from 10am-4pm at the Ehlers Event Center. Snow, Santa, games, shopping, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fPMStm
  • Take a 20 minute harbor cruise with Santa on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm at Dana Wharf in Dana Point. FREE but a donation is suggested. http://bit.ly/2BxyH8e
  • The 21st Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Beach Bazaar is Saturday 12/2 from 10am-5:30pm. Carolers, hot cocoa, Santa, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend but there is a fee to park. http://bit.ly/2zE5aZd
  • Christmas at the Mission is Saturday 12/2 from 5:30pm-8pm in San Juan Capistrano. Snow, carolers, cookie decorating, tree lighting & more. Admission is $6. http://bit.ly/2gIlXEa
  • Balboa Village Christmas at the Beach is Saturday 12/2 from 3pm-6pm. Entertainment, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AiRiqr
  • Downtown Fullerton Winter Market and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/2 at 12pm. Shopping, food, face painting, free pictures with Santa (12pm-4pm) & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fH09cx
  • Dana Point Winter Festival and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/2 from 12-5pm at La Plaza Park. Santa, craft fair, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AmaUrG
  • The 23rd Annual Old Town Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession is Sunday 12/3 at 3:30pm in the Old Towne Plaza. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2jyb2fI
  • Irvine Winter Wonderland is Sunday 12/3 from 3pm-7pm at the Civic Center. Games, crafts, music, food, Santa, & more. Tree lighting at 5pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2nfkUjw
  • The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach is having their Artisans Marketplace Sunday 12/3 from 11am-4pm. Shop eco-friendly, sustainable, arts and crafts. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2Airk6C
  • Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk is Sunday 12/3 from 11am-4pm. Live entertainment, shopping, Santa & more. http://bit.ly/2zET5TL
  • Balboa Bay Resort Tree Lighting is Sunday 12/3 from 6-7pm. Live music, a visit from Santa & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2zSoO7Z FREE to attend.
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/17 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is all weekend in Buena Park at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. Shop for holiday themed craft items from vendors. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2dbo8QT
  • Attend a Full Moon Drum Circle Sunday 12/3 at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach from approximately 7pm-10pm. Dance by firelight or bring a drum and participate. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kUFBPk
  • The Gem Faire is at the OC Fairgrounds all weekend. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. There is a fee for admission and parking. http://bit.ly/2br8EkT
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