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5 free things to do this week in Orange County, July 16-22

July 16, 2017

Why sit home because you don’t want to spend any money? Here are five things you can do this week in Orange County that cost nothing at all.


See “Shakespeare By The Sea” at Saddleback College. “Taming of the Shrew” starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and low-backed chairs. The performance is free and so is parking, but you can upgrade to reserved seats or buy from food trucks.  Location: Upper Campus Quad, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo.


Pirate Party at Toddler Tuesday in the Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum. 10 a.m. to noon,  enjoy live entertainment, crafts, face painting, kids activities and more aimed at the wee ones. Location: 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine. Learn more: 949-753-5180 or


Have fun at the Buster Balloon Show, mixing comedy, magic and balloon twisting, at the Rancho Santa Margarita library. Two shows, at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Location: 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita. Phone 949-459-6094.

Rock out to The Hodads (Beach Boys tribute) 6-7:30 p.m. at the Westminster Civic Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd. 714-895-2860. Bring your chairs and blankets. Concerts include children’s activities, free parking, and various food trucks and carts.


Enjoy a performance by the Anaheim Ballet School at 6:30 pm, their annual Summer Dance Celebration, during Summer Nights Under the Stars at Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St. Learn more:

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