So much fun and free!


Summer is the season of fun and free, that’s for sure!  I have been taking note of some of the stuff to do and here are some of the things you might be interested in.

Shakespeare by the Sea has free shows of Romeo and Juliet and Two Gentleman of Verona.  They are all over Southern California.  But I will just mention that they will be in Orange County on July 7 & 8, 28 & 29, and August 4th.  It is a great event to pack a picnic and enjoy the summer weather!

Summer movies for free and almost free.  The Century cinemas in Huntington Beach (Bella Tera) and Orange offer G and PG movies for $1 (or 50 cents if you buy 10 tickets).  Movies are at 1oam on Tuesdays.  Check out their website here.  The Laguna Hills Mall has free movies on Tuesdays as well, but I can’t find out the info online for you, sorry!  But if you live in southern oc, call the cinema in Laguna Hills Mall and see what’s playing!  Here’s their number 949-768-6611.  Regal, United Artists, and Edwards have $1 movies as well on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10.  Click here for more.

For outdoor movies, Newport Dunes and Granada Beach in Belmont Shore have free movies on the beach throughout the summer.  Newport Dunes shows family-friendly movies, but if you head to Long Beach you will have the chance to watch some classics on the big screen again, like Jaws, The Birds, and King Kong.  They will also being showing films that are fun for the whole family, including a double feature, Cars 1 & 2.  The Segerstrom Center is also doing a few outdoor movies.  Check out the titles and dates here.  The Great Park in Irvine has free movies, too.

Summer Reading Programs are happening all over as well.  Last year, we earned free stuff from 3 different programs and here they are!  First, check out your local library!  Our library even allowed Tatum to do it last year.  Second, my friend signed me up last year for a reading program at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and their prizes were awesome!  Go to the Chapel Store there off of Sunflower and Fairview, or call for more information 714-540-2941 (min. age of 4).  And then there is Barnes and Noble.  They don’t specify and age.  You can pick up a sheet at the store, or you can print one out by clicking here.

Last, but not least, hit up at least one summer concert on the beach, green, in the park, whatever your nearby city offers.  Here is a list of different concerts going on this summer in the OC.

Oh wait!  One more thing!  The OC Fair is here July 13-August 12.  The free days are

July 13th: Opening Day between 12-1.  Free parking too, bonus!

We Care Wednesdays allow you to get in free on Wednesdays (and a free carnival ride) if you bring in the following items:

Wed., July 18th: 5 non-perishable food items

Wed., July 25th: 1 new children’s book or 3 gently used ones

Wed. Aug. 1: 5 gently used items of clothing

Wed. Aug. 8: 1 new school supply item valued at $5 or more

Kids are free every Thursday too!

So it seems there should be no room for complaints of “I’m bored” with this much fun and free stuff going on!  I’m sure I am forgetting some things, so check the Fun and free tab for some updates throughout the summer!


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