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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1-2 : The public is invited to experience the battle re-enactment as well as many aspects of life during the 1800s; including, military encampments, vendors, music and dance. Children’s activities will include: corn husk doll making, tortilla making, cattle roping, adobe brick making and gold panning. The event is free.
SEPTEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 27: It's a farmer's market meets street fair. Enjoy family games like giant Jenga and Connect Four, shop from vendors, slime making, axe throwing, Nerf court, live music, beer garden, and more.
OCTOBER 2: Meet and get autographs from some of your favorite superstar authors and illustrators. Enjoy professional storytellers, family-friendly entertainment, food trucks, free admission and parking, and so much more.
OCTOBER 2: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more.
EVERY FIRST THURSDAY: The first Thursday of every month is Free Day. Admission is free of charge with advance reservation.
FIRST FRIDAYS: Experience Kidspace Children's Museum for free! Advanced reservations are required.
OCTOBER 7 - FEBRUARY 3: It's a farmer's market meets street fair. Enjoy family games, over 75 vendors, axe throwing, food trucks, live music, sweet treats, and more. Free.
SECOND SATURDAY, AUG 13 - DEC 10: Drop in for a free drawing lesson for all ages! Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how to draw a Looney Tunes character - a different one every session - taught by skilled teaching artists.
THIRD WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH: The Orange County Model Engineers offer public ride days every third weekend of each month. To ride the trains, children must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park.
SEPTEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 17: It's a farmer's market meets street fair. Enjoy family games like giant Jenga and Connect Four, shop from over 50 vendors, slime station, axe throwing, food trucks, sweet treats, live music, and more.
OCTOBER 16: Join children's author Alicia Lyons as she reads her first book, The Adventure of Super Addy and her Sidekick Wonder Dog Taffy.
Third Sundays: Family ArtMaking Workshops provide free family-oriented art-making activities. Parents and children (5+) participate together to create an art project. Workshops are free and no sign-ups are required. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
OCTOBER 17: Try out Burgess Cotillion at their Halloween-themed "Spooky Spectacular" this month, with a free class for anyone new to the program. Participants enjoy dancing, refreshments, games, prizes and manners. Your kids will have so much fun, they'll want to join for an entire season.
OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 11: Movies are complimentary to the community; self-seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Oct 21: Hotel Transylvania • Oct 28: Disney's Coco (plus pre-show entertainment) • Nov 4: Maleficent • Nov 11: Monsters Inc.
OCTOBER 22: Enjoy a free introductory flight! Meet your pilot, learn how airplanes work, look at aeronautical charts, explore the interior of the airplane and instrument panel, and review safety policies. Flights are 15-20 minutes and follow the basic steps in the flight pattern.
OCTOBER 23: Free introductory flight! Meet your pilot, learn how airplanes work, look at aeronautical charts, explore the interior of the airplane and instrument panel, and review safety policies. Flights are 15-20 minutes and follow the basic steps in the flight pattern. Plus, go on a self-tour of Planes of Fame Air Museum.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30: Festive activities for the whole family will include live music, local artisans, and arts and crafts for kids. Free admission!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6: The public is invited to view ofrendas honoring the dead, and enjoy live performances, Mexican cuisine, and shop from local artisans. The event is free.
NOVEMBER 6: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more.
DECEMBER 4: Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful Key Courtyard.
DECEMBER 8 and 9: Take a tour of the Ranch House decked for a 1920s Christmas party and enjoy music and light refreshments in the barnyard.
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