Frugal Events North OC/Long Beach

Here is a list of some FREE and LOW COST, Family Friendly events and activities for the North Orange County/Long Beach, CA area: (last updated 10/5/12)

Long Beach Zombie Walk: Saturday – October 27, 2012 - 3pm to 11pm Location: Shoreline Village/ Marine Green – Long Beach, CA

Gum Grove Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk.  Gum Grove Park is a great place to teach your kids about the wetland wild life in Southern California.   You can find tadpoles, frogs, snakes, lizards, coyotes, and a wide assortment of birds including hawks and owls

Stearns Champions Park is located just off of Lakewood Blvd and 23rd Street in Long Beach, CA. 4520W. 23rd Street Long Beach,CA.

Eat FREE at Ikea! Yes, Ikea in Costa Mesa (and others too) offers a FREE breakfast on Mondays before 11am and KIDS 12 and under EAT FREE on Tuesday from 11am until close and FREE DESSERT on Wednesday with purchase of Entree ($4.99 or more). More info at

Street Food Tuesdays at Home Depot in Cypress-not free but still a great bargain!:

Visit beautiful Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach. They have Free and Low Cost events.

Like to golf? Anaheim's Dad Miller Golf Course has affordable green's fees:

And Heartwell Park Golf Course is even more affordable (scroll down page to find the course)

Buena Park has concerts on the green at Boisseranc Park:

Free Summer Activities at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach:

Free Summer music activities in Downtown Long Beach:

The City of Cypress has free concerts on the green at City Hall:

Military get into theme parks FREE: (all over, not just locally)

Visit Centennial Farm at the OC Fairgrounds for Free: 

Visit one of the many local Farmer's Markets in Orange County: 

Long Beach has free Movies in the Park at several locations:

Visit the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens at Cal State Long Beach for free:

Free Bowling for Kids at AMC lanes:

I'll be updating this page frequently so be sure to check back for new listings.

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