Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend

By Alice Sun
Alice Sun
Alice Sun
July 21, 2022 Updated: July 21, 2022

Junior Rangers Program

This summer, California State Parks is hosting a Junior Ranger Program designed for kids to learn about the beach and earn cool prizes! Nearby will be live music and food for the family to enjoy. Bolsa Chica State Beach. 7851 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach. June 3 to Aug. 26. Fridays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For more information.

Film Screening: Charlotte’s Web

The Huntington Beach Art Center is hosting a film screening this summer. This weekend’s screening is the classic movie Charlotte’s Web. Come and learn how a lonely piglet avoided becoming someone’s dinner with the help of a spider. Seats are limited, guests must have reservations for all members. Huntington Beach Art Center. 538 Main Street Huntington Beach. Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Reserve your seat here.

Dog Beach Cleanups

Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach hosts beach clean-up events on select days in the year to help remove plastic pollution from the marine ecosystem and protect local wildlife. Volunteers are welcome to join local community members in this beach clean-up while enjoying some sunshine. Dog Beach. 100 Goldenwest Street Huntington Beach. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Sign-up is required ahead of time, walk-ups will not be accepted. For more information.

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert: Boxcar 7

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. This week Boxcar 7 will bring some blues, soul, old-school R&B, classic rock, swing, and a taste of funk. 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.

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–Aug. 14. 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. Saturdays 8–10 a.m. Sundays 9–11 a.m. Free. For more information.

Laguna Beach Music in the Park

The City of Laguna Beach’s Music in the Park is a free public concert series held Sunday evenings at Bluebird Park. The summer concert series is featuring Stone Soul this week. Stone Soul is a fantastic Classic Soul & Motown tribute band that has played over 1,000 shows. Bluebird Park. 772 Cress Street Laguna Beach. July 10–Aug. 21. Sunday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. For more information.

Alice Sun