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Things to do in Orange County this weekend

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Things to do in Orange County this weekend

There is so much to do this weekend in the Orange County area! Visit our Calendar of Events https://livingmividaloca.com/oc-events-calendar/

This Orange County weekend events list is organized by city and noted where the entrance are FREE. Use it as a jumping off point to celebrate the weekend Orange County and choose a few events to attend.

There are so many things to do in Orange County this weekend with family! Check out our list of events below, and visit their pages to confirm event details. FREE events in Orange County are noted as such.

p.s. If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Orange County this Summer, check out our Orange County Summer movies guide!

BONUS: Our Orange County Halloween events list is updated for the 2021 season!

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN ORANGE COUNTY – September 17, 18, 19, 2021

Orange County weekend events - livingmividaloca.com

WEEKEND EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

ANAHEIM
Weekend events in Anaheim
$24.99+ Beyond VanGogh
Anaheim Convention Center
12:00PM

Immerse yourself in the world of Vincent Van Gogh like you’ve never experienced before. Beyond Van Gogh is a rich and unique multimedia experience, taking the viewer on a journey through over 300 iconic artworks including instantly-recognizable classics “The Starry Night”, “Sunflowers”, and “Cafe Terrace at Night”, now freed from their frames. Set to a symphonic score and using the artist’s own dreams, thoughts, and words to drive the experience as a narrative, Van Gogh’s art comes to life by appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces and heightening the senses with their immense detail.

HUNTINGTON BEACH
Weekend events in Huntington Beach
FREE Kinecta ice cream truck
Bella Terra: Loading Zone by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory & Full Psycle
6:00PM9:00PM
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)

SANTA ANA
Weekend events in Santa Ana
FREE 
Friday Night Munchies
1301 S Bristol St
6PM – 10PM

Street food, drinks, merch, vendors and music! It’s free and open to the public. Kid-friendly and pet-friendly.

WEEKEND EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

ANAHEIM
Weekend events in Anaheim
FREE Art Crawl Experience
Center Street Promenade
6:00PM-10:00PM

We will play 70s music throughout the night and as an added bonus we will be playing “My Girl” at sundown! Make sure to stop by and check out our amazing vendors and watch a movie under the stars!

$24.99+ Beyond VanGogh
Anaheim Convention Center
12:00PM

Immerse yourself in the world of Vincent Van Gogh like you’ve never experienced before. Beyond Van Gogh is a rich and unique multimedia experience, taking the viewer on a journey through over 300 iconic artworks including instantly-recognizable classics “The Starry Night”, “Sunflowers”, and “Cafe Terrace at Night”, now freed from their frames. Set to a symphonic score and using the artist’s own dreams, thoughts, and words to drive the experience as a narrative, Van Gogh’s art comes to life by appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces and heightening the senses with their immense detail.

BUENA PARK
Weekend events in Buena Park
FREE Buena Park Police Department Open House
Buena Park Police Department
11:00AM2:00PM
Come meet our officers and check out our display booths!

COSTA MESA
Weekend events in Costa Mesa
FREE Festival of Children
South Coast Plaza
12:00PM4:00PM
Celebrate the magic of childhood and the charities that work tirelessly to improve the lives of children across Southern California. The event features a host of free, family-fun entertainment and activities

FREE Train rides at Goathill Junction
Fairview Park
10:00AM3:30PM
Public ride days are the highlight for the club. The club has a variety of engines and riding cars. Trains on public ride days are made up of 4 to 6 bench cars that seat 5 to 6 adults and children per car. Rides are free; however, donations are welcome and help keep the trains running. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park. Bridges and terrain variations are just part of the scenery as is the back end of the Costa Mesa Golf Course.

FULLERTON
Weekend events in Fullerton
FREE Aromatic Soap-Making Demo with Nani Ka La Naturals
MUZEO
2:30AM-3:30PM
Meet Khristian Hibler, the face and owner of the artisan body care company Nani Ka La Naturals. This Black, Woman-owned company is a resident of the MUZEO Store and her products are on sale year-round. Khristian strives to make sure that all her products are ethically-sourced and completely natural. Khristian will demonstrate how she creates her amazing seasonal Pumpkin Spice-scented cold-cured soaps. She’ll start by selecting and mixing the ingredients and end by cutting a cold-cured bar. Khristian will answer questions as she goes about the process of making hand-crafted soaps.

GARDEN GROVE
Weekend events in Garden Grove
FREE Summer Culture Series
SteelCraft, 12900 S Euclid St
12:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx culture! Guests can shop the many pop-ups from local makers, take part in kid-friendly crafts, enjoy community performances, live music, and more!

HUNTINGTON BEACH
Weekend events in Huntington Beach
FREE Chamoy Drips celebrates their one year anniversary
19148 Brookhurst St
10:00AM-3:00PM
Free Admission, foods, drinks and giveaways every 30 mins! First 10 Customers will get a Goodie Bag. First 10 kids will get a Glitter Tattoo from Tinselfairyoc.

FREE Boots at the Beach
SeaLegs at the Beach
6:00PM-10:00PM
Country music, line dancing, great food, bon fires, DJ Kevin and drink specials. No cover.

IRVINE
Weekend events in Irvine
$13.95/person. Kids 12 months and under FREE International Day of Peace
Pretend City
10:00AM2:30PM

Peace Day is an internationally celebrated tradition where we come together to strengthen ideals of peace within and among all peoples. Celebrate with us as we share our love for the world and each other with activities that promote harmony and caring.     

MISSION VIEJO
Weekend events in Mission Viejo
FREE
Bands Supporting Bands
Kaleidoscope Center
5:00PM9:00PM

Featuring bands in Orange County.  

PLACENTIA
Weekend events in Placentia
$60 12th Annual Cowabunga Community Cookout
Kraemer Park
5:00AM-9:00PM

Presale: Adult $40; Child: $5. Adult: $60 at the door.

Fill your plate with OC’s best BBQ and all of the fixings your heart desires, while you enjoy live music and sip on local craft brews. All proceeds will benefit local and international causes. 

SAN CLEMENTE
Weekend events in San Clemente
FREE Job Fair
Outlets at San Clemente
10:00AM-1:00PM

Bring copies of your resume and meet with potential employers at Outlets at San Clemente stores.

SANTA ANA
Weekend events in Santa Ana
FREE Nature Inspired Art Walk
MainPlace Mall
2:00PM5:00PM
Guests can enjoy this family-friendly event by interacting with local artists, listening to live music, and participating in hands-on workshops hosted by local artists that are perfect for all ages.

As you stroll though the mall, you can also enjoy prominent murals painted by local artists. And while you’re here, check out our new Art Gallery, Galería of Imagination located on the lower level across from Boudin SF.

FREE Museum Day Live!
Heritage Museum
10:00AM2:00PM
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Heritage Museum of Orange County is proud to participate and provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket on Saturday September 18, 2021 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..

TUSTIN
Weekend events in Tustin
FREE School is Back! Family Fun Celebration
The District at Tustin Legacy
11:00AM2:00PM
Enjoy interactive activities such as robotics demos and legos, science, sports activities (basketball, soccer, plus learn cheer moves with Freckled Frog), finger skateboarding, arts & crafts, teacher appreciation notes, interactive bubbles with BubblePOP, meet & greet with the TPSF’s “Dash the Dino”, Live DJ, giveaways & more! You can also enter to win an Apple Watch!

FREE Creative Babe Market
TAPS Beer
4:00PM8:00PM
We will have 60+ local vendors at this market, a live band and of course great food and brews from Taps!

WESTMINSTER
Weekend events in Westminster
FREE Everything’s Ducky Kidx Party
Westminster Mall – In front of DSW/John’s Incredible Pizza
3:00PM-5:00PM
We’ll have two special guests, a DIY gift for the first 50 kids and each kid will have the chance to win a prize! 

WEEKEND EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

ANAHEIM
Weekend events in Anaheim
$24.99+ Beyond VanGogh
Anaheim Convention Center
12:00PM

Immerse yourself in the world of Vincent Van Gogh like you’ve never experienced before. Beyond Van Gogh is a rich and unique multimedia experience, taking the viewer on a journey through over 300 iconic artworks including instantly-recognizable classics “The Starry Night”, “Sunflowers”, and “Cafe Terrace at Night”, now freed from their frames. Set to a symphonic score and using the artist’s own dreams, thoughts, and words to drive the experience as a narrative, Van Gogh’s art comes to life by appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces and heightening the senses with their immense detail.

FREE Mother Earth Market
Packing District
10:00AM-5:00PM

Packing District has teamed up with @eco.now.ca for a day of ecological awareness and embracing mindful methods to inspire positive changes we can implement to promote a healthy planet!

We’ll be sharing educational talks from OC Master Gardeners, OC Beekeepers, Zero-Waste Experts and Vermi-Composters. Shop from and explore eco-friendly brands, ambassadors and organizations. Plus we’ll have live performances from local Americana and Folk groups! 

We’ll kick off the day with a neighborhood cleanup with our friends @greenbirdanaheim . 

COSTA MESA
Weekend events in Costa Mesa
FREE 
Train rides at Goathill Junction
Fairview Park
10:00AM3:30PM
Public ride days are the highlight for the club. The club has a variety of engines and riding cars. Trains on public ride days are made up of 4 to 6 bench cars that seat 5 to 6 adults and children per car. Rides are free; however, donations are welcome and help keep the trains running. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park. Bridges and terrain variations are just part of the scenery as is the back end of the Costa Mesa Golf Course.

IRVINE
Weekend events in Irvine
$13.95/person. Kids 12 months and under FREE Talk like a Pirate Day
Pretend City
11:00AM1:00PM and 2:00PM-5:00PM
Ahoy Mateys! Hoist up the anchor and sail away with us as we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day! It’ll be a swashbuckling adventure as we play pirate games, tell tales, and create pirate art! Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a Pretend City life for me! *$2 off for those dressed in pirate attire*

SANTA ANA
Weekend events in Santa Ana
FREE Autumn Moon Festival
Bowers Museum (Key Courtyard)
11:00AM3:00PM
Listen and dance to lovely music performed on traditional instruments, be entertained by a Changing Faces and Kung-Fu performance, create art, and taste moon cakes at the first live on-site family festival in over a year. 

And later this month in OC…

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