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Ongoing Events in Orange County
If you're looking for something to do in Orange County, you'll find there is much to found! Recurring outdoor activities, volunteer events, events for kids and ongoing seminars held by some of our local businesses.

Art Walks & Art Events
Family Events
Helping in your Community
Music
Singles Events Street Fairs
Yoga Weekend Brunch
Especially For Kids
Kids Events - Ongoing
Mommy & Me Activities
Workshops & Classes
Art Workshops
Business Training
Cooking
Classes
Educational / Lectures
 

 

Art

Santa Ana Art Walk
Santa Ana
First Saturday of the Month
6:00pm - 10:00pm.

Downtown Santa Ana comes alive with arts the first Saturday of each month when galleries, theatres, artists and performers in the Artists Village host a monthly Open House for the public. This free event attracts as many as 1500 individuals who come from throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to walk more than 150 participating studios and galleries located in historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Ana.

The monthly event will give you access to buy original art work from some of Southern California's freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting.

Orange County Museum of Art - Lecture Series
Newport Beach

These informal salons bring together artists participating in 15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol and New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2010, who will participate in casual conversations with other artists, OCMA curators, and critics.

LOCATION:
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach

949-759-1122

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Family Events

Neurodivergent Family Night - Irvine
2nd Tuesdays & 4th Thursdays
5-7 pm

Neurodivergent Family Night creates a chance for families with children and their parents, siblings or caretakers to enjoy The City together in an environment that is designed to be sensory-friendly.

Cost: Free (Must RSVP)

Upcoming dates:
April 20, April 25, May 14, & May 23, 2024

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Little Leapers at Skyzone - Santa Ana
Tuesdays & Sundays

Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. You’ll love watching your child bounce, climb and explore in a safe environment while interacting with similar age children and learning about sharing, teamwork, and other important social skills.

LOCATION:
Skyzone
1411 S. Village Way
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

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Community Events - Helping in your community

Beach Cleanups - San Clemente & Huntington Beach
Held once every month

Invite your friends and family out to the CoastKeep monthly cleanup event to keep our beaches clean and learn about coastal conservation and marine debris.

The cleanups are held the 1st Saturday in San Clemente and the 2nd Saturday in Huntington.

LOCATION:
Huntington State Beach, Lifeguard Tower #2

San Clemente State Beach

Beach Cleanups - Seal Beach
Held from 9 am to Noon, third Saturday of every month (check schedule on their website)

Community event where 'all are welcome'. They provide provide gloves, bags and pickers, you're asked to bring a reusable water bottle, if you need one.

LOCATION:
15 1st Street
(beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street, Seal Beach)
Seal Beach

INFORMATION:
(562) 884-6764

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Wetland Restoration Events - Huntington Beach
Second Sunday & Last Saturday of each month
9:00am-12:00pm

Enjoy the Great Outdoors while helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Join us for our twice monthly service day every second Sunday and last Saturday of the month. Service includes restoration of native plant communities through non-native plant removal, and cleanup efforts. Wear close-toed shoes, layered clothing, protection from the sun and bring water. Ages 6 years – Adult (Kids under 14 need to be supervised by an adult). Donations of heavy duty trash bags, work gloves, and bottled water are appreciated!

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach

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Music

Sunset Cruise Newport Beach
Live Latin Music - Two Cruises To Choose From Nightly

Choose from our Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise with live Latin music complimentary chips and salsa, and a unlimited drink special of only $15 (icey legendary Newport Beach margarita is highly recommended)! Or our Newport Beach Sunset Cruise with beautiful sunsets, live Spanish music, complimentary chips and fresh salsa, and of course the unlimited drink special of $15! Both cruises are 1 hours and tour Newport Bay as well as the famous Newport Beach coastline. Upstairs sundeck, indoor salon, and many other comforts will leave you wanting more. Cruise price only $25

LOCATION:
Newport Landing/Newport Bay
309 Palm Street Suite A
Newport Beach

INFORMATION / BOOK ONLINE OR CALL:
949-675-0551

Live Music Cruises
Dana Point Harbor
Saturdays (seasonal)
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Cruise aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride which has upper deck seating as well as inside seating in it's large galley, making it one of the most comfortable rides on the water. The boat also features a full bar including wine, beer (domestic and imported), and mixed drinks. Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music as we cruise through Dana Point Harbor at sunset. *Please note these cruises are for guests 18 and over.

LOCATION:
Dana Wharf Sport fishing & Whale Watching in Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

BOOK ONLINE OR CALL:
949-496-5794

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Singles Events

Spectacular EventZ CCI

Spectacular EventZ CCI in Southern California organizes dances, cruises and other fun events with icebreakers to meet new friends. Give it a try and join in the joy of meeting hundreds of people.

New events should be added soon. Click link above for updates

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Street Fairs

Surf City Nights
Huntington Beach

Tuesdays, 5 pm - 9 pm

A Weekly Street Fair and Certified Farmers Market

Orange County's largest weekly street fair and certified farmers' market. Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 9 pm, 90 vendors presents unique handcrafted wares: furniture, jewelry, art, clothing, live music, street performers, community groups and kids' activities.

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Yoga

Family Yoga on the Farm
San Juan Capistrano

The Ecology Center in San Jan Capistrano offers Family Yoga on the Farm once a month! Please check website for schedule and reservations.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket, as well as water (reusable bottles please). Yoga is open to all age and skill levels. We will be outdoors but mostly shaded. Proper sun protection is encouraged.

LOCATION:
The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA

GLXYOGA
Locations Vary

GLXYOGA offers FUN & FREE outdoor yoga classes in Orange County. Classes are held weekly at beaches and parks. Locations and times are announced through social media and SMS broadcast.

The yoga activities are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. Everyone is welcome. Anyone interested in participating can join the community by visiting the website, opting-in to the SMS updates, or following on social media. Private yoga classes are available for individuals and groups looking for a customized yoga or sound bath experience. Yoga & surf retreats are offered yearly to exotic destinations like Costa Rica, Bali Indonesia, and El Salvador.

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Sunday Brunch

Orange County Mining Co.
Orange
10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday Brunch in Orange County is a wonderful way to enjoy your weekend. At our View Restaurant, Sunday Brunch is always accompanied by champagne, rustic favorites, spectacular views and unique atmosphere. Our elaborate brunch menu includes-but is certainly not limited to-traditional breakfast foods and lunch favorites like barbeque, prime rib, teriyaki chicken and fresh fish selections. You can also choose to view sporting events in the bar or enjoy your Sunday Brunch on the Terrace. With enough variety to satisfy every appetite from the kids to the adults, this is one Sunday Brunch you'll keep coming back to!

LOCATION:
1000 Crawford Canyon Rd.
City of Orange

INFORMATION:
714-997-7411
(Discount $5/each adult seated before 10 am. Additional Sunday Brunch Coupons on Website)

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Children's Outings - Ongoing Events for Kids

Stem Up to the Challenge - Irvine
3rd Saturdays
11:00 AM & 2:30 PM Sessions during regular museum hours

Awe at the capillary action experiment is also commonly referred to as the walking water experiment! At 11AM and 2:30PM we’ll watch water travel to soak color and expands in front of our eyes! Are YOU ready to STEM it Up to the Challenge?

Cost: $19.95 (Regular Museum Admission)

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Kids Fun Zone - Anaheim
Last Saturday of every month
11-3 pm

Seasonal Crafts, Merchant Discounts, Birthday Gifts and More!

Ages 12 & under

LOCATION:
Anaheim Town Square
2180 East Lincoln Avenue
(Southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and State College Blvd)
Anaheim, CA 92806

LangoKids Irvine
Located in Irvine
Best Spanish Immersion classes for kids!

Awarded BEST LANGUAGE SCHOOL in 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Parenting OC Reacher's Choice Awards.

Lango Kids Irvine is a full-immersion foreign language program that teaches kids ages 2-10 through music, games and art. Your child is taught by native or near-native speaking teachers in 1 hour online or in person classes. Our low teacher-student ratio classes are designed to help your child achieve his/her higher potential and love for the language. Our program has been voted Best of OC several times and continues being the preferred language program by many in Irvine and surrounding areas. Refreshments are also provided.

Language Immersion Camps are also available! For classes and Camp Lango pricing and location, contact us or visit our website by clicking the link above.

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Mommy and Me Activities

Baby Steps @ Pretend City - Irvine
Monthly

Once a month, Pretend City hosts a special event exclusively for parents and their infants, 18 months and younger. Baby Steps is a great way to introduce your child to new friends without the hustle and bustle of older children playing in the museum.

This special event also allows parents to ask questions about various topics while socializing with other parents in the community. This is your opportunity to engage in developmentally appropriate activities and exhibits alongside other families with similarly aged children.

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Spanish or French Immersion Parent and Toddler Classes

Accompanied by parents or caregivers, these young "students" (ages 1 to 3 years) start learning Spanish through a variety of activities designed to engage their minds and bodies. Music and movement form the foundation for the classes, as the children sing simple, rhythmic songs and dance, run, spin and jump around the room! Our teachers work with the accompanying adults so that they can reinforce learning at home. We speak in Spanish the entire class but have no fear...it's super easy! These "play-classes" are great for parents and caregivers who want to learn Spanish alongside their children!

Class length: 45 minutes.

LOCATION:
LangoKids Irvine
9090 Irvine Center Drive Suite # 100
Irvine, CA 92618

LePort Schools Mommy & Me Montessori Program - Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine
Sessions begin every quarter. See website for full schedule

Mommy & Me (also known as Parent & Child) Montessori is your chance to experience "Montessori in a nutshell." See your child grow as she joyfully explores the Montessori environment, experiments with the Montessori materials, and discovers the children around her. Classes for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Our Mommy & Me (Parent & Child) Montessori groups meet for 8 weeks for 1.5 hours per week. Enroll today for a class near you and meet other parents with similar age children.

LOCATIONS:
Fountain Valley Campus, 9790 Finch Ave, Fountain Valley
Huntington Harbor Campus, 16081 Waikiki Lane, HB
Irvine Lake Campus, 26 Lake Road, Irvine
Irvine Orchard Hills Campus, 3983 Portola Parkway, Irvine
Irvine San Marino Campus, 1055 San Marino, Irvine
Irvine Spectrum Campus, 1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A, Irvine

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Art Workshops / Lessons

Mission Art Center Painting For Fun Workshop

A painting workshop great for friends, couples, or individuals who are looking to have fun with music and painting! This workshop will teach you how to paint with simple method. At the end of the session, participants will have 1 completed canvas to take home with them. All supplies are provided. No prior art experience is required. In fact, many times some of the best paintings are done by people who have never painted prior to the workshop. It isn't about talent; it's about the process and how much you will enjoy the painting! 2.1/2 hours workshop, Supplies included Refreshment available!

LOCATION:
Mission Art Center
1730 N. Tustin Street
Orange CA 92865

Sawdust Studio Art Classes - Laguna Beach

Create your own keepsake! Classes are taught by professional art instructors. Each class focuses on either a ceramic item or jewelry piece. - in just one session!

Check website for current schedule of classes. Morning and afternoon classes are offered.

LOCATION:
Sawdust Art Festival grounds.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA.

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Business Training

Dale Carnegie of Orange County Workshops - Santa Ana

For over a century, Dale Carnegie has been improving individual and business performance around the world through professional development and leadership training. Their unique approach to training is by enhancing organizational Emotional Intelligence with tailored professional development solutions and leadership training to help teams, departments, and organizations achieve performance goals.

Courses, seminars and fee workshops are available to help you find the best training to suit your needs on your schedule.

LOCATION:
1805 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, California 92705

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Cooking Classes

Lil Chef School
90 Minute Weekly Cooking Classes
Wed 4 pm-5:30 pm, Thur 4:30 pm-6 pm

For ages 5 and up. These classes meet once a week for 90 minutes of hands-on cooking full of learning and fun, just choose your day! Children learn cuisines of the world and enhance their experience with fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices while gaining confidence and experience in the kitchen that will last them a lifetime. Sign up for 12 weeks and receive 3 complimentary friend passes, a value of $120. Valid for first-time customers.

LOCATION:
Lil Chef School
15435 Jeffrey Road
#132 Irvine, CA 92618

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Educational Events & Lectures

Visitor Night at UCI Observatory

UCI Observatory is open to the general public, approximately 5 times per year. Visitor Nights are free of charge, although a donation per family is suggested to defray the costs, and there is a campus parking fee.

Please check their website before attending. Weather conditions may cause the event to be canceled.

LOCATION:
The Observatory
University of California, Irvine

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