7 Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

By Alice Sun
Alice Sun
Alice Sun
July 28, 2022 Updated: July 31, 2022

2022 US Open of Surfing

The U.S. Open of Surfing hosted by Huntington Beach is the world’s largest surf competition. Guests can enjoy world-class surfing, product demos, and samples from their favorite industry brands. 315 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach. July 30 through Aug. 7, 2022. Free. For more information.

Rams Training Camp at UC Irvine

The Los Angeles Rams will begin this training this summer at UC Irvine. Training Camp runs from July 29–Aug. 10 with 11 practices open to the public. Fans can now claim free tickets to the training camp and attend as many days as they would like. Attendees can enjoy a performance by the Rams Cheerleaders & Mariachi Rams. There are also surprise giveaways. Friday through Sunday 12:30 p.m.–3 p.m. Free. Claim your tickets here.

Falun Dafa Meditation

Join a free meditation exercise workshop on the beach. Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an advanced Buddhist self-cultivation practice based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. It consists of five slow-moving exercises to increase energy and promote health for the mind and body. Main Beach Park. Broadway Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Saturday 8 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sunday 9–11 a.m. Free. For more information.

Movie at Sunset

The annual Sunset Cinema film series features 12 free movies in parks across the county. Sunset Cinema is on Friday evenings at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. This week the park will be showing the action movie Jungle Cruise. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. Friday 6 p.m. Free. For more information.

Bolsa Chica Bird Talk & Nature Walk

Amigos de Bolsa Chica is offering a free bird talk and nature walk at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Visitors will be accompanied by Amigos Volunteer Naturalists and will have the opportunity to have a close look at nature. The Bolsa Chica provides a feeding and nesting habitat for thousands of birds and is considered one of the prime birding sites in Southern California. 18000 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free. For more information.

OC Fair

The OC Fair is back with the theme “Feel the Sunshine!” It features over a hundred food vendors and dozens of rides and carnival games. Watch the rare Alaskan racing pigs compete daily. Visitors need to purchase their tickets online in advance. OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. The fair runs until Aug. 14. Times and prices vary. For more information.

Kids Fun Zone

Bristol Warner Village is bringing the Kids Fun Zone back, featuring art projects specifically designed to educate and have fun. Kids will be creating clay monsters using model magic clay this month and learn clay sculpting techniques. 2303-2407 South Bristol Street, Santa Ana. Saturday 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Free. RSVP here.

Alice Sun