Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

By Alice Sun
Alice Sun
Alice Sun
July 14, 2022 Updated: July 14, 2022

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 from July 15 through Aug. 14, 2022. Times and prices vary. For more information.

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 8–10 a.m. Sunday 9–11 a.m. Free. For more information.

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert: Tijuana Dogs

Irvine is bringing back the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert series this summer and providing free, family-friendly music shows to all community members at Mike Ward Community Park. The concert will be held near Woodbridge for first-come, first-served seating. Audiences can buy treats from food trucks on site. 20 Lake Road, Irvine. Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Free. For more information.

Movies on the Lawn: “Encanto”

An outdoor movie night will be held at Great Park screening a family-favorite movie, Encanto. Bring low-back chairs, blankets, and bring food for a picnic, or purchase items from gourmet food trucks on-site. Food trucks available. Great Park Terraced Lawn 8000 Great Park Boulevard, Irvine. Saturday 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information.

Movie in the Park: The Croods–A New Age

Bring family, friends, and neighbors out to Buffalo Hills Park to enjoy some fresh air, free popcorn, free candy, free activities, and a live screening of “The Croods: A New Age.”  Bring a chair, blanket, or towel for comfortable seating during the movie. Buffalo Hills Park. 1900 Port Seabourne Way, Newport Beach. Friday 7–9 p.m. Free. For more information.

Water Smart Gardening Workshop

Anaheim is hosting free sustainable landscaping workshops at various locations. Guests who attend can learn about drought-tolerant, water-saving landscapes that can help conserve water and energy while reducing maintenance costs. The workshops will provide participants with an overview of efficient outdoor water use. Brookhurst Community Center. 2271 Crescent Avenue, Anaheim. Saturday 12–2 p.m. Free. Register here.

Huntington Beach Summer Concert

The Huntington Beach Summer Series Concerts will have the Moonlight Express Big Band features authentic swing music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Concerts are held in the bandstand behind Central Library. Wear dancing shoes and take a free dance lesson preceding the concerts. Huntington Central Park. 7111 Talbert Avenue, Thomas Ridley Huntington Central Park Concert Bandstand, Huntington Beach. Sunday 5 p.m. Free. For more information.

Namaste Yoga in the Park

Namaste Family Yoga is hosting a donation-based yoga class at Farquhar Park. The class is for an all-ages/levels vinyasa flow class. Through a mindful practice that focuses on connecting the breath with movements. A kids’ class is also offered. Farquhar Park 898 12th Street, Huntington Beach. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Donations accepted. For more information.

Alice Sun