Orange County Children’s Book Festival

If you are looking for something FREE and absolutely fantastic to do this weekend look no further- Make sure to visit the Orange County Children’s Book Festival.

There really is something for children of all ages to experience at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the author and illustrator presentations and they are mesmerized by the professional storytellers. From the OC Family Main Entertainment stage you can relax and enjoy the family friendly entertainment and hear celebrity authors share “inside scoop” about their latest books. Jamie Lee Curtis will be the featured author with a reading from her latest book, Big Words for Little People, which will be followed by a book signing. There will be absolutely something for everyone!
Want more? Sure!

How about a trackless train ride around the OCC campus for kids and parents?

A favorite year after year is the children craft corner where kids make their own book markers, visors and other “make it take it” keepsake items.

There’s also an abundance of and family fun activities such as face painting, crazy hair styling, and animal petting area, musicians, dancers, balloons, readings, drawings and so much more. The best part is that admission and parking are absolutely free.

For additional info click here.

Orange County Children’s Book Festival

Sunday October 5th, 2008

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Admission and Parking are FREE!!! see you there!!

Kidsfaire- America’s Family Expo

Mark your calendars for next weekend, Oct 4-5th 2008. Kidsfaire-America’s Family Expo will be held at the Orange County Fairgrounds. What is Kidsfaire? It’s the largest event of it’s kind in the nation. Kidsfaire is a family expo featuring family entertainment, interactive pavillions and stage shows. There is so much entertainment I don’t even know where to begin!! First off is Character Central. It’s basically a kids dream come true with characters from their favorite shows. Dora, Care Bears, Curious George, Spongebob and Clifford The Big Red Dog to name a few.

There will also be interactive areas such as the Anaheim Ducks Hockey rink where the amazing Anaheim Ducks bring their first-ever mobile Hockey Rink to Kidsfaire where your kids get the chance to be hockey pros for the day. Professional Hockey instructors will guide your kids though the rink to learn the greatest moves. I could go and on with the many cool shows and activities that you will find at Kidsfaire but why not check it out yourself. For additional information click here.

Kidsfaire- America’s Family Expo
Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 4-5th
10 am to 5pm
$8.00 adults
$5.00 children 2-12
You can find $1.00 discount coupons at your local McDonalds.

Free Admission to Disneyland in 2009

It’s likely that you heard the big announcement from Jay Rasulo this week regarding the big celebration for Disney parks in 2009. Everyone can go free to Disneyland or Walt Disney World on their birthday.

You must first register for this on Then you have to bring the print out with you, along with some ID, to the ticket booth to redeem your free admission.

Visitors with annual or multi-day passes can either get a one-day one-park ticket for use in the next year; a “Fastpass” for four rides for up to six people; or a card with a dollar amount equal to the free ticket, usable toward merchandise and other purchases.

Each adult must register seperately on the website, but you can add your children to the same registration so that they can also redeem the free admission or other perk.

The idea here is that families often choose destination to celebrate events such as birtherdays, so the free admission encourages the whole family to come to the park. This reminds me of the good ole days when the park used to give away a car-a-day! We are annual passholders, so I am excited to get the free gift card and get some Christmas gifts for the kids.