(Credit: Medieval Times Inc)

(Credit: Medieval Times Inc)

It’s the last weekend of January and 2016 is already a month down. Tax season is in full swing and with football on a break until the big game, and there is a void on the weekends that needs to be filled with some get up and go. Lucky for you, we have a whole list of places that are well worth your weekend time. From massive trucks to go-karts, from bulls to armored knights, the OC is jam-packed with cool places to spend your dime and time. Let’s make some plans, read on.

Friday, January 29
(Credit: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com)

(Credit: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com)

Professional Bull Riders
Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2400

Going on the 19th year in Anaheim, the Professional Bull Riders tour makes it’s annual stop at the Honda Center for three nights of 8-second action. Watch as riders from across the globe attempt to stay atop some of the fiercest 2000-pound bulls with nothing more than some rope and cowboy grit. Starting at 6pm, the Honda Center will also host an interactive fan experiences that allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the bulls, enjoy some live music, and take their ride on the mechanical, much safer equivalent.

Saturday, January 30
(Credit: Monster Jam)

(Credit: Monster Jam)

Monster Jam Round 2
Angels Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 940-2000

The second of three Anaheim events will leave Angel Stadium rattling with the raw horsepower of mega trucks like El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Destroyer, and of course, the generational favorite, Grave Digger. Aside from the elimination action and the big air of the freestyle portion of the show, fans will have the ultimate access to the trucks with the pit party pass that even allows eager fans to walk the same course the trucks will demolish later in the evening. There is an audible roar from the neighboring 57 freeway and it’s part engine, part fan pandemonium. See what all the fuss is about.

(credit: K1 speed)

(credit: K1 speed)

Go Kart Racing
17221 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 250-0242

There’s go-kart tracks, and then there is the K-1 speed facility. Skip the dirty, oil-stained seats and worn five-point harnesses, the rides at K-1 are all electric and coast on professionally design and maintain racetracks in a sprawling indoor environment. When you get done on the track, plush couches, flatscreen TVs, and a full Café await to recharge you before getting your helmet back on. The Irvine facility actually has two different courses for high=speed thrills fun for the whole family.

Sunday, January 31
(Credit: Scott Stolarz Photography)

(Credit: Scott Stolarz Photography)

Laguna Niguel 5k Run/Walk
29571 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Renegade Race Series hosts fun runs and triathlons across Southern California and this weekend’s Laguna Nigel trek offers a real challenge for all ages groups and skill levels. While the triathlon portion is competitive enough to be included in the Southern California Triathlon Series, the 5k run/walk is more about finishing the race then winning. Though the occasional hill will make for some physical strain, the lush green landscape of Laguna will make for some especially spectacular scenery along the course. If you are looking to strap on a number and test yourself, this is a great race to start.

(Credit: Medieval Times Inc.)

(Credit: Medieval Times Inc.)

Visit Medieval Times
7662 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(888) 935-6878

Anytime you are discussing swords and eating with your hands, you know things are going to get wild. The castle hosting Medieval Times dinner and tournament has become an OC staple. In fact, it’s almost a right of passage to pay the place a visit at least once. There is a two hour joust tournament between real knights in complete armor. These guys battle with actual swords and battleaxes. Powerful horses run wild on the tournament floor in a show that really is one of a kind. All things considered, the grub isn’t bad either. The seating is divided into sections so that your assigned knight has a built in support zone which means you have got to get loud for your knight. This is dinner and a show you can really get behind.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.