Calendar Listing The County of Orange and OC Parks just announced the return of their annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series. All events will include free parking with food and drink available for purchase. You’ll want to pack things like your own beach chairs that recline or a picnic blanket to sit on. There are (10) free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 24 – August 26 from 5 – 8 pm, and (13) free movie screenings June 18 – September 10. You can view the schedule below to start saving the dates! Spend summer evenings in a family-friendly environment with free live music and movie screenings at parks across … READ MORE >>
Have you taken the kids fishing? Not sure if they will love it? Well, take the family and try it for FREE at the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Mile Square Regional Park on Saturday, March 14th! Thanks to OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles, kids ages 6 to 15 can learn about the sport of fishing, fish for free, and compete to win multiple prizes for finalists and champions in different age groups. We went a few years ago and had a great time. The North Lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 pounds of trout or catfish for the derby, and there … READ MORE >>
UPDATED Come learn about monarch butterflies in their natural habitat at OC Park’s 10th annual Monarch Butterfly Day onSaturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.! Held at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, this free event invites families (or anyone that wants to learn) get a close-up look inside a netted butterfly enclosure, and you’ll also learn about the plants that attract them. Butterfly experts will be on-site to answer questions and provide educational fun facts about the life and transformation of these beautiful creatures. Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting, a balloon artist, and food available for purchase. This event is recommended for outdoor enthusiasts and children … READ MORE >>
Here’s a fun holiday tradition that you can enjoy with your family and friends – Go see a holiday boat parade in Orange County! We try to do this every year. Since we are within close proximity to the beaches and harbors, we can select from several viewing spots along Dana Point Harbor, Huntington Harbor, or Newport Harbor. The parade can be enjoyed by land or by boat. We have done both, and they’re both great! Parade routes can be downloaded so you can plan your day accordingly. Some include minute-to-minute stops. As you can imagine some of the spots are busier than others. I personally like the quieter spots … READ MORE >>
The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to welcome the inaugural Babychella Family Art & Music Festival at Mason Regional Park in Irvine on Sunday, March 12 from 12 – 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event invites parents and children to enjoy entertainment and activities in the park’s picturesque springtime setting. Babychella Family Art & Music Festival will offer a variety of engaging activities for children including story time, face painting, and an interactive bubble village. Find a spot on the grass near the main stage and enjoy beloved songs and fun-filled sing-alongs fit for the whole family.