The OC Zoo is hosting a special event called Zookeeper Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is a great opportunity for families to learn more about the daily work of zookeepers and to celebrate their dedication to the animals. Kids can participate in fun activities like making thank-you cards and other crafts to show appreciation for the hard work that zookeepers do.
One exciting perk of Zookeeper Day is that the first 100 children ages 12 and under will be able to ride the Irvine Park Railroad train for free. This is sure to be a highlight for the little ones attending the event.
The address for the OC Zoo is 1 Irvine Park Rd. in Orange. Admission for the event is $2, and parking is $5. For more information, you can visit the website at www.ocparks.com.
In addition to Zookeeper Day, there are several other exciting events happening in the Orange County area this weekend.
Laguna Beach is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Pageant of the Masters with a special party and parade. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costumes inspired by their favorite artworks and join in the mesmerizing “living pictures” parade. There will be contests, photo opportunities, music, and fun activities for all ages. The celebration takes place on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The address for the event is 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. Admission is free. More information can be found at www.foapom.com.
The Orange County Fair is also in full swing and will continue until August 13. This annual event offers a variety of exhibits, food vendors, entertainment, thrilling rides, and engaging hands-on activities for attendees to enjoy. The fair is located at 88 Fair Dr. in Costa Mesa. Hours of operation are as follows: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Admission to the fair is $15. For more details, visit the website at ocfair.com.
Sports fans can catch the Los Angeles Angels playing at the Angel Stadium this weekend. The team will be facing off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in three exciting games. The Angel Stadium is located at 2000 E Gene Autry Way in Anaheim. For game times and ticket information, you can visit www.mlb.com/angels.
For those looking for a unique evening experience, Irvine Nights is the place to be. This family-friendly night market at the Orange County Great Park features a wide array of food and beverage vendors, local makers, and captivating performances. The kids’ zone offers inflatables, mini golf, carnival games, and more for the little ones to enjoy. Irvine Nights takes place on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 8000 Great Park Blvd. in Irvine. Admission is free, but there is a $15 fee for the kids’ zone wristband if purchased online or $20 at the door. Additional information can be found at www.irvinenights.com.
Lastly, Anaheim GardenWalk is hosting a Christmas in July event on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is a great opportunity to get a head start on preparing for the end-of-year celebrations. Attendees can enjoy summer shopping for holiday goods from a variety of vendors, as well as giveaways, live music, and other attractions. The Anaheim GardenWalk is located at 400 Disney Way in Anaheim. Admission to the event is free. More details can be found at www.eventbrite.com.
With so many exciting events happening in Orange County this weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to learn more about zookeepers, immerse yourself in the arts, indulge in fair food and entertainment, cheer on the Angels, or explore a night market extravaganza, you’re sure to find an event that piques your interest. Don’t miss out on the fun!