In addition to a great string of events planned for kids including: trick-or-treating*, spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt*, and face painting! (*Kids ages 12 & under) the zoo animals receive treat filled pumpkins throughout the day!
Raccoons get pumpkins filled with berries and mealworms while the black bear will get a peanut butter and honey filled pumpkin. Every 30 minutes, a different animal will get their Halloween treat.
The First 100 children in costume (ages 12 & under) receive a free gift!
When: Saturday October 31, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: OC Zoo, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92689
Cost: $2 per person, ages 2 & under free, Activities are free with paid zoo admission. Reservations are not required.
The Great Park Neighborhood invites everyone to join in the fun for the second of our Sunday Funday series.
Enjoy live music by The Salty Suites on the lawn. Tasty lunch treats from GD Bro Truck and Spudrunners. Don’t forget ice cream sweets! Live silk painting by Olivia Batchelder. Beer and wine garden at the outdoor kitchen. Bring your two-legged and four-legged friends to play in the park with us–all ages welcome.
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Great Park Neighborhood, Beacon Park Patio, 501 Benchmark, Irvine, CA 92618
Bring your family and friends to The Orange County Fire Authority’s Open House. See live fire demonstrations, use a fire hose to put out make-believe fires, try on firefighter turnouts, enjoy free food and discover fire safety information in a fun-filled environment!
The Orange County Fire Authority Open House will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Open House attendees are encouraged to park at the Salvation Army lot at 10200 Pioneer Road. Shuttle service from the lot to OCFA will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For more information, visit www.ocfa.org or call 714-573-6200.
The festival draws thousands of visitors to pick pumpkins from a patch near the Farm Store. The College of Agriculture grows 80,000 pumpkins for the event and EVERY pumpkin is only $5.00 each!!!.
The festival features a corn maze that is specially grown for the occasion, horse rides, pie eating contest and a petting zoo. Visitors can compete and play games run by student clubs or listen to live music. Food and drinks are available to purchase from vendors.
Keeping with the theme “Celebrating California Agriculture”, they’ve added a major new activity area “AG Lane” filled with Free Family-Fun Agriculture related exhibits and displays. Included will be Antique Farm Tractors & Equipment, Animal Displays, Home Gardening Demonstrations and a Kids Farm with squash tunnels and fun interactive play for those 10 and under
Opening Ceremony begin at 11:00 am on Saturday morning October 17th at the gazebo for a special Opening Ceremony to kick-off the ‘Season of Orange’ Celebrating California Agriculture. There will be live music, festival giveaways and an appearance by the official festival mascot.
While your at the Pumpkin Festival make sure to visit the Insect Fair which features nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (open on Saturday & Sunday from 9am-5pm).
When: Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October, 18, 2015 from 8:00 am – 5: 00pm
Where: Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768
Cost: Entrance to the Festival is FREE, Prices vary for individual activities such as the corn maze, horse rides, petting zoo and Insect Fair.
No animals are permitted at the pumpkin Festival, this is a cash only event but ATM machines are available. All proceeds support College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.
Dino Dash, Tustin Public Schools Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year is having its 25th anniversary.
The Dino Dash rallies the community together in support of over 24,000 students within Tustin Unified and helps support local public schools. There is an event for everyone – the timed 10K and 5K, the 2K fun run and the non-timed 15K and 50K bike tours.
Join the Expo before and after the event for food, games, entertainment and plenty of giveaways.
The Seven Gables 50K bike tour goes through picturesque Santiago Canyon. The bike tour is not timed, so you take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery. All participants will receive a dry-fit tech shirt, Dino Dash socks, a finisher medal, and a FREE food court ticket. We will have well-stocked rest stops and SAG support throughout the course.
If your not ready for a 50K ride, try out the 15K shorter course. You will still get the tech shirt, Dino Dash socks, a finisher medal and a FREE food court ticket. Just watch for the signs indicating the shorter course.
Both the 50K and the 15K finish at the Bike Finish on Myford and a secured Bike Valet is available to store your gear and bike while you visit the expo.
You can sport this cool cycling Jersey in support of Dino Dash, just click on the picture to purchase the jersey, socks, lunch tickets or VIP parking.
Below are links for each course map , including start and finish lines.
The Sanctuary will be aglow up with thousands of twinkling lights – making it the perfect setting to discover the wonder of these nocturnal animals. Learn why bats are so important and why we need to protect them.
Admission to the sanctuary on Bat Night will include the following activities: arts and crafts, games, live animal demonstrations and a family friendly interactive Bat program that will begin at 4:30 pm. and again at 6:30 pm.
Other activities available for a fee are: Face painting, pumpkin craving, wagon rides and a BBQ dinner. (see their website for more details).
A Post Event Program will begin at 8:15 pm for adults 18 and over.
When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
Kids can participate in a variety of fun crafts! Purchase a re-usable ENC canvas bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts like Water Bottle Piggy Banks, Egg Carton Helicopters, Newspaper Hats, Water Bottle Watering cans, Native plants and Toilet Paper Roll Monsters! Saddleback fashion department will be on hand with their fun photo booth, too!
The Orange County Bird of Prey Center will be on hand with their live hawks and owls. A presentation by the Youth Singers of Orange County, will have kids meet live reptiles and amphibians with Camp Teacher Bob, and live arthropods with Camp Teacher Tami! Participate in the Going Green Game Show with Sama Wareh! Check out the schedule HERE.
ENC is located at 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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