It’s mid-summer! And by now, your pockets might be drained, the summer heat might be getting to you, and back to school never seemed so far away. But never fear! Kidsguide is here to save the day with over 80 FREE events you and your little ones need to hit this July!
Pssst! A majority of these events are 100% free but a few might have minimal costs. Just make sure to double-check by reading the description and checking out their website.
* Events listed in alphabetical order.
7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day
July 11: 7-Eleven Day is back! Beat the summer heat with a free slurpee! Free. 7-Eleven locations.
826LA at the Hammer Museum
July 1: Do you care about what’s happening at your school? In your neighborhood? On your planet? Make your voice heard! Create attention-grabbing solutions to the issues you care about the most, and come up with ways to inspire others to take action with you. Led by Meredith Goldberg-Morse, who works in media, connecting films and television shows with social impact. Recommended for ages 8-14. Sunday, 11 a.m. Free. Getty Museum.
Annual Cypress Community Festival
July 28: The Cypress Run including a 5K & 10K Run and 5K Walk will kick off the day and is followed by the annual family festival featuring a pancake breakfast, chili cook-off, classic car show, arts and craft vendors, business expo, live music and kid-friendly activities, including rides. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; race starts at 7:30 a.m. – registration required, call (714) 229-6780. Festival admission free; minimal fee for rides. Cypress Civic Center.
Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival
July 28-29: Get ready to sizzle at the 25th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, celebrating salsa food, music and dance. The event includes exciting performances, a salsa-tasting tent, a vendor marketplace, international foods, kids’ corner, a salsa recipe contest and cooking demonstrations. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Free; concert seating, $5. Plaza Park
Bilingual Family Concert with Nathalia in Orange
July 10: Join acoustic performer Nathalia in a musical concert engaging families in a multi-cultural educational experience exposing children to a variety of music styles. Audience is encouraged to participate using props and musical instruments. Tuesday, 2-2:50 p.m. Free. Orange Public Library and History Center.
Billy Bonkers Magic Show at Cypress Library
July 21: It’s time for some bonkers magic! Enjoy an interactive magic show with a British twist. Suitable for all ages. Saturday, 2-2:45 p.m. Free.
Bubblemania in Placentia
July 25: You won’t want to miss this educational and entertaining program on the science and fun of soap bubbles! See bubble creations that shimmer and wiggle reflections of light and color in all shapes and sizes. Fun for all ages! Wednesday, 2-3 p.m Free. Placentia Library.
Chalk Festival in La Palma
July 25: Draw chalk art pictures on the library sidewalk during the end of summer annual Chalk Art Festival. Chalk, water and frozen treats will be provided. Participation certificates will also be given. Wednesday, 11 a.m. – noon. Free. La Palma Library.
Christopher T. Magician at the Mary Wilson Library
July 26: Visit the library to have your senses and mind bewildered by magic! A magic show by Christopher T. Magician titled, Reading is the Ticket will entertain and add wonder to your day. Thursday, 4 p.m. Free.
Concert in the Park in Signal Hill
July 11 – August 15: Bring your picnic baskets, food, lawns chairs and blankets and get ready to rock. A variety of popular musical themes are served up at this hot concert series. All ages are invited for some bonding under the evening skies. Food will be available for purchase. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Signal Hill Park.
July 11: Scot Bruce (50s)
July 18: Jason Lohrke (Early Neil Diamond)
July 25: Neon Nation (80s)
August 1: Woodie & The Longboards Hard Day’s Knights (60s)
August 8: Fortunate Son
August 15: Blue Breeze Band (Motown)
Concerts in the Canyon in Anaheim
Thursdays, July 12 – August 9: Set up your lawn chairs and blankets for free family fun in the canyon. Bring your own picnic, or buy dinner from a food truck, and don’t miss the free games and activities! 6:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Park.
July 12: 80z All Stars
July 19: Trinity (Styx tribute)
July 26: Petty Breakers
August 2: Under Cover
Concerts in the Park in Costa Mesa
Tuesdays, July 10-31: Bring blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy some of the area’s best live bands. Come before the show for community booths, kids’ activities, gourmet food trucks and a beer and wine garden. Activities at 5 p.m.; concert at 6 p.m. Free. Fairview Park.
July 10: The Fenians
July 17: Flashback Heart Attack
July 24: Desperado
July 31: Tijuana Dogs
Concerts in the Park in La Habra
July 12 – August 2: Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free concert with friends and family. There is a Kids’ Zone at each concert with arts and crafts, run buy the city’s aquatics staff. Please no pets, with the exception of service dogs. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Free. Portola Park
July 12: Flash Pants (80s)
July 19: Stone Soul (Top 40)
July 26: Timba Tumbao (Salsa, Cha Cha & Mambo)
August 2: Moonlight Express (Swing & Big Band)
Concerts in the Park in Stanton
Wednesdays, July 24 – August 14: Bring the kids, your friends, a picnic and a blanket or chair to sit and enjoy the show! A wide range of musical performers offer something for everyone and delicious treats from non-profit food vendors are sure to be a hit. Performers to be announced. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Stanton Central Park
Concerts in the Park in Yorba Linda
Sundays, July 22 – August 19: End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic basket and come on down to Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater for some great music with family and friends. Bring beach chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Hurless Barton Park.
July 22: The Answer (Classic Rock)
July 29: Stone Soul (Soul and Motown)
August 5: Redneck Rodeo (Country)
August 12: The Reflexx (80s covers)
August 19: Boys of Summer (Eagles Tribute)
Cool Summer Nights at Shipley Nature Center
Thursdays, July 19 – August 9: Shipley Nature Center stays open late, with a line-up of fun evening presentations for the whole family (see schedule below). Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., except August 9, 5 p.m. Free.
July 19: Orange County Bird of Prey
July 26: Inside the Outdoors
August 2: Fun with Photos, Walking Tour, Scavenger Hunt
August 9: Southern California Dulcimer Heritage; Orange County Astronomers (5-8 p.m.)
Dana Point Summer Concert Series
Sundays, July 15 – August 12: The Dana Point Summer Concert Series features two bands an event with BBQ food and beverages available to purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. The Dana Point Trolley will also be running Bring a blanket, or low back lawn chair, and get your groove on! 2:30-6 p.m. Sea Terrace Community Park, Niguel Road and PCH.
Dana Point Symphony, 3-4 p.m.
Saturday Night Fever-The International Bee Gees Tribute, 4:30-6 p.m.
Small World Band, 3-4 p.m.
Bonfire-AC/DC Tribute, 4:30-6 p.m.
The Reflexx, 3-4 p.m.
David Brighton’s Space Oddity-The Ultimate David Bowie Experience, 4:30-6 p.m.
Tricia Freeman Band, 3-4 p.m.
Led ZepAgain, 4:30-6 p.m.
The Curl Riders, 3-4 p.m.
Surf’s Up-Beach Boys Tribute, 4:30-6 p.m.
DanceFest 2018 in Long Beach
July 29: The award-winning Homeland Cultural Center presents DanceFest 2018 showcasing West African drum and dance, Aztec dance, Cambodian dance and martial arts, Micronesian music and dance, pop-locking, hip-hop and Hmong traditional arts. Sunday, 4 p.m. Free, but tickets required. Scottish Rite Event Center.
Digital Storytime at the Huntington Beach Library
Mondays, July 2-30: Visit the Huntington Beach Library for an Around the World Digital Storytime. Kids and parents can explore the world through books, songs, games and apps using the library’s iPads and other technology. Best suited for ages 3 to 6. Mondays, 2-2:45 p.m. Free. Talbert Room.
Dive-In Movies in La Habra
July 27 and August 24: Welcome to Dive-In Theatre, where you and your family can enjoy a family movie while relaxing at the pool. There will also be organized games and activities before the movie starts, and dinner and snacks will be available for purchase. Certified lifeguards will be on duty throughout the event. Gates open at 6 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. La Habra High School Pool.
July 27: Cars 3
August 24: Jumanji
Family Funtime Animal Show in Yorba Linda
July 26: Visit face-to-face with real live exotic animals from all around the globe presented by Wild Wonders. Thursday, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Free. Yorba LInda Library Community Room.
Family Sandcastle Building Day
July 28: Pile some sand, add some water, do a little shaping and presto! Your very own sandcastle. Bring your shovel and a bucket, and come on down for some sandy fun. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Field Day! in Westminster
July 25: Kids (12-17) can get outside and get moving with games, races and an obstacle course. Wednesday, 3 p.m. Free. Westminster Library.
Flights of Fantasy Story Theater in Newport Beach
July 23: Everyone is invited for “From the Page to the Stage” folktales from around the world. Brought to life by characters, props and costumes, this interactive storytelling event with captivate all, so bring the whole family! Monday, 2 and 4 p.m. Free. Mariners Branch Library
Flights of Fantasy Story Theater in Newport Beach
July 24: Watch “From the Page to the Stage,” folktales from around the world come to life with memorable characters, props, and costumes. This unique interactive storytelling experience captivates all ages, so bring the whole family! Free. Tuesday, 10 a.m. and noon. Central Library
Flights of Fantasy Story Theater in Newport Beach
July 26: Watch “From the Page to the Stage,” folktales from around the world come to life with memorable characters, props, and costumes. This unique interactive storytelling experience captivates all ages, so bring the whole family! Free. Thursday, 11 a.m. Balboa Branch Library
Free Concert in the Park in Seal Beach
July 11 – August 29: Grab the family, some chairs and blankets, and enjoy a concert by the pier. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Free.
June 27: Mike Physick Band
July 11: LAVation (U2 cover band)
July 18: Stone Soul (Motown Tribute)
July 25: The Emperors (Classic Rock)
August 1: The Reflexx (80s Band)
August 8: Escape (Journey Tribute)
Free Movie in the Park in Placentia
Fridays, July 20 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfy after-dusk viewing of favorite family films. Food will be available for purchase. Dusk. Free. Placentia Champions Sports Complex.
July 20: Incredibles
July 27: Big Hero 6
August 3: Despicable Me 3
August 10: Coco
August 17: Cars 3
August 24: People’s Choice Movie
Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum
July 23: Meet our nature guides at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden. Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Free, no registration required. Fullerton Arboretum Nature Center.
Free Summer Concert Series in Garden Grove
Thursdays, July 12 – August 16: Gather the family and enjoy live music and fun in the park. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner; no EZ-ups or golf carts, please. Food trucks and dessert vendors will be available on-site. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Eastgate Park.
July 12: DSB (Tribute to Journey)
July 19: The Answer (Classic Rock)
July 26: The Funky Hippeez (70s Retro Revue)
August 2: Arnie Newman’s Country Club (Modern Country)
August 9: Flashback Heart Attack (New Wave 80s)
August 16: LAVation (Tribute to U2)
Harry Potter Birthday Party in Orange County
July 31: Fun for all ages and fans, this party will have crafts, games and more! Represent your Hogwarts house colors and take part in your wizarding dreams! Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Free. Various Orange County Public Libraries.
Henna Tattoos at the La Palma Library
July 10: Enjoy hand drawn henna designs! Temporary and washable designs will decorate and add some summer fun. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Free.
Ina Buckner-Barnette, The Sunshine Storyteller in Westminster
July 2: Join Ina as she takes the audience on a “Full TEAM Ahead” story train with multicultural tales and songs about science and math. Monday, 3 p.m. Free. Westminster Library.
John Abrams Animal Magic in Placentia
July 11: One magic show for it all! Magic, music, comedy and audience participation plus live exotic pets in an astounding and engaging experience. Wednesday, 2-3 p.m. Free. Placentia Library.
Kidzapalooza Concert in Yorba Linda
July 19: See the award-winning music phenomenon Twinkle as they present Twinkle Time, a high energy kids concert! Thursday, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Free. Yorba Linda Library Community Room.
Latin American Carnival in Seal Beach
July 12: Visit the Mary Wilson Library for the Latin American Carnival! Explore another area of the globe following the summer library theme of Reading Takes You Everywhere. Fun for the whole family, come to learn and appreciate a new culture! Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Free. Parking is free in library lot. Mary Wilson Library.
Saturdays: July 14 & 28: Create and play with the library’s LEGOs. Reach for the sky as you build your own spectacular creations. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Yorba Linda Library Community Room.
Let’s Go to Africa Crafts in Newport Beach
July 16: Explore various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so children of all ages will enjoy the crafts. Free. Monday, 2 p.m. Mariners Branch Library
Let’s Go to Africa Crafts in Newport Beach
July 17: Explore various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts. here will be activities for every skill level, so children of all ages will enjoy the crafts. Free. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Central Library
Let’s Go to Africa Crafts in Newport Beach
July 19: Explore various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so children of all ages will enjoy the crafts. Free. Thursday, 11 a.m. Balboa Branch Library
Let’s Go to Asia Crafts in Newport Beach
July 2: Explore the continent of Asia through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so the whole family can enjoy making crafts. Free. Monday, 2 p.m. Mariners Branch Library
Let’s Go to Asia Crafts in Newport Beach
July 3: Explore the continent of Asia through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so the whole family can enjoy making crafts. Free. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Central Library.
Let’s Go to South America Crafts in Newport Beach
July 31: Explore the continent of South America through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level. Free. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Central Library
Let’s Go to South America Crafts in Newport Beach
July 30: Explore the continent of South America through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level. Free. Monday, 2 p.m. Mariners Branch Library
Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
July 28-29: View one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, plus Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances. Come enjoy the fun, food and excitement. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pre-registration and fee required for race participants (12+). Free for spectators. Marine Stadium.
Love Long Beach Festival
July 29-30: Celebrate all the wonderful things Long Beach has to offer, with arts and crafts, music, food, a farmer’s market, Saturday evening luau, sports, a 5K run, beach volleyball and football, sand soccer, yoga, dog events and a Saturday night dance party with a fire show and Burning Man. This event benefits the Long Beach non-profit, Children Today. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free.
Magic Show in La Palma
July 11: Magician Mike della Penna will wow you with his amazing magical performance! A combination of wonder and laughter, his performance will leave astonished. Wednesday, 1-2 p.m. Free. Royal Palm Room at the La Palma Community Center.
Mark A. Gibson, Magician and Mentalist in Seal Beach
July 10: Kids (11-19) will be dazzled by real-life Sherlock Holmes with the powers of Harry Potter, Mark A. Gibson. Audiences will be amazed by mind twisting psychological trickery and slight of hand. Tuesday, 4 p.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.
Michael Rayner’s Found Object Juggling Show in Orange
July 17: Try to juggle the fun at this show, with uproarious stand up and hilarious tricks from Michael Rayner like balancing a wheelbarrow on his own chin and spinning a cheeseburger on a parasol! It’s side-splitting! Tuesday, 2-2:50 p.m. Free. Orange Public Library and History Center.
Mike Della Penna’s Summer Reading Magic Show in Seal Beach
July 11: Kids of all ages can enjoy Magician Mike as he brings laughter, wonder and warmth to his performances and entertainment. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.
Moana at Casa Romantica
July 15: Bring your family for a movie underneath the stars in Casa Romantica’s courtyard. This Disney favorite tells the story of a young girl determined to venture beyond her island on a mission to save her people. Sunday, 8 p.m. Free, preregistration required.
Movie Nights in the Sunken Gardens in Westminster
Thursdays, July 12-26: Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food trucks and carts will have food items for sale. Pre-movie festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. The movie will start at dusk. Free admission and parking.
July 12: Trolls
July 19: Coco
July 26: Secret Life of Pets
Movie Under the Gun at the USS Iowa
July 13: Head to the fantail of the Battleship IOWA and enjoy a movie screening under the guns. Remember to bring your chairs and blankets for this event, and relax as you overlook the L.A. waterfront. Friday, 8-10 p.m. Free; no reservation required. Visit site for film title.
Movies in the Park in Tustin
July 12 – August 9: Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie. Thursdays, family activities begin at 5:30 p.m.; movie, dusk. Free.
July 12: The Wiz – Centennial Park
July 19: The Life of Pi – Peppertree Park
July 26: Ferdinand – Cedar Grove Park
August 2: Beauty and the Beast – Camino Real Park
August 9: Coco – Frontier Park
Noah Calama Outrigger Races in Long Beach
July 14: See more than 800 entrants racing 6-man and one-man outrigger canoes, on a measured 500-meter straightaway at Marine Stadium. Racing classes range from 12/under boys and girls to Golden Master men and women. Breakfast, lunch, event t-shirts and a raffle will be available at the event, which also features Polynesian food and drink. Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free to spectate.
OC Fair 2018 Opening Day Freebie
July 13: The OC Fair offers 23 days and nights of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun! Today, receive free admission and parking from noon – 3 p.m.
Ocean Festival in San Clemente
July 21-22: Celebrating 42 years, come join the fun for waterman and waterwoman competitions, surf and bodysurf contests, fishing derbies, woody car exhibit, ocean art show, a kids’ pavilion, live music and a rubber duck race for the event’s finale! Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m, duck race at 4 p.m. Free to spectate, minimal fees for contests.
Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival at Bowers Kidseum
July 1: Happy birthday USA. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with art, dance, and music. Featuring games and a cake walk the entire family will enjoy, this old-fashioned festival is the perfect start to your summer break. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony in Irvine
July 29: Enjoy an outdoor concert featuring the Pacific Symphony led by Music Director Carl St. Clair. Before the concert, a Musical Playground for Children includes interactive activities such as making an instrument, playing a drum, meeting a musician and taking part in a conductor’s clinic with Maestro St. Clair. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic or order from onsite gourmet food trucks. Sunday, Musical Playground at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Free. Mike Ward Community Park.
Parent Workshop Protecting Your Kids in Santa Ana
July 21: Join Morgan Law Group at Granola Babies where they will share how to make sure kids can be totally protected, if the unthinkable should happen to their parents. Registration is required online or by phone. Saturday, 1 p.m. Free.
Passport to Animal Adventures Summer Reading Finale
July 25: All ages are invited to the deserts and swamps, hunting and hiding to see how the animals from the around the world face adventures in their homes every day. This event is run by Pacific Animal Productions. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.
Percussive Storytelling in Seal Beach
July 18: Kids of all ages can play drums – in a library! This high-energy and educational program features vocal storytelling fused with classical music. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.
Plumeria Day at the LA Arboretum
July 28: Bring your whole family out to Plumeria Day where you can learn about and tour the plumeria collection. Workshops lead by plant experts are happening all day to teach you how to properly care for plumerias! Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free; no registration required. Los Angeles County Arboretum.
Polynesian Paradise Dancers
July 10: Feel the rhythm of Hawai’i and the Polynesian Islands through dance. All ages are welcome to watch the dancers perform in their costumes and then participate in a hula lesson! Tuesday, 10 a.m. and noon. Free. Central Library
Polynesian Paradise Dancers in Newport Beach
July 12: Feel the rhythm of Hawai’i and the Polynesian Islands through dance. All ages are welcome to watch the dancers perform in their costumes and then participate in a hula lesson! Thursday, 11 a.m. Free. Balboa Branch Library.
Reading Takes You Everywhere Summer Movie Series at the Mary Wilson Library
July 16 and 23: Visit the Mary Wilson Library Lawn to enjoy films related to the summer library theme! Bring your own snacks, lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for an afternoon of global film. For kids ages 10 and up. Monday, 2 p.m. Free.
July 16: The Breadwinner (PG-13)
July 23: Whale Rider (PG-13)
Root Beer and Sarsparilla in Big Bear
July 28: Big Bear Valley celebrates the annual “National Day of the Cowboy” with “Spirits of the West” Brewsfest, a family-friendly event. Enjoy live music all day, plus performances by the Temecula Gunfighters, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting and horseshoe painting. Kids can sample a variety of sodas. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Free admission; sample tickets $1-3. Big Bear Convention Center.
Shakespeare by the Sea in Lakewood
July 12: Bring picnic dinners, blankets and beach chairs to enjoy this classic Shakespeare play. Friday, 7-9 p.m. Free. Refreshments will be sold. Monte Verde Park.
Shakespeare in the Park in Rossmoor
July 14-15: Gather the family, a blanket, some chairs and a picnic dinner, then settle in for Shakespeare in the Park, presented by Shakespeare by the Sea. Saturday, “The Winter’s Tale”; Sunday, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” 7 p.m. Free. Rush Park.
Shimmy and Shake Playdate in Mission Viejo
July 24: Toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents are invited to Stratford Schools at their Mission Viejo campus for a morning of movement, music and fun. Prepare to shake those sillies out! Free; pre-registration required. 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.
Sounds Like Science Show in Lakewood
July 11: Learn about science and exciting experiments from Mad Science of Los Angeles. Open to all ages. Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Angelo M. Iacoboni Library.
Star Party at Griffith Observatory
July 21: Look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. Saturday, 2-9:45 p.m. Free.
Storyteller Miss Tracey in Orange
July 10: See captivating storyteller Miss Tracey as she delights with her silly and engaging stories. Tuesday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Taft Branch Library.
Summer Concerts in Fullerton
July 11 – August 8: Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food will be available for purchase, but you’re welcome to bring a picnic, plus lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The Fullerton Museum Center leads a free family arts and crafts booth, with a different craft each week. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Fullerton Sports Complex.
July 12: U2xperience
July 19: Hollywood Stones
July 26: Kid Ramos and Friends
August 2 : Aquarius
August 9: The Answer
Summer Learning Day
July 12: Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country. Visit the site to find out how to celebrate!
Summer Reading Finale in Westminster
July 30: All the kids who participated in our summer reading program are invited to celebrate their reading success with lots of games, snacks, prizes, and drawings! Monday, 3-5 p.m. Free. Westminster Library.
Summertime at the Beach: Storytime and Craft in Orange
July 11: Join this beach-themed storytime including fun songs and stories accompanied by a related craft! Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. Free. El Modena Branch Library.
Taste of Farmers Market in LA
July 24: For one evening only, Farmers Market merchants take you on a strolling gastronomic and shopping adventure throughout the Market, letting you enjoy delicious food, merchandise specials and live music. Tuesday, 5-9 p.m. Free admission; visit site for taste ticket information.
Tuesday Travels at the Huntington Beach Library
Tuesdays, July 3-24: Follow the summer reading program’s theme of Reading Takes You Everywhere and travel without leaving the Talbert Room! Kids will learn about different traditions, customs, habits and scientific discoveries in different places all over the globe. Then do a craft or project based on what was learned that day. Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. Free. Talbert Room.
Tweens Dive Deep in Yorba Linda
July 2: Tweens, grades 4-8 can take a dive into the ocean depths with crafts and games. Fish for treats anddecorate edible underwater scene. Monday, 3-4:15 p.m. Free. Yorba Linda Library Community Room.
Tweens Make Garden Art in Yorba Linda
July 23: Tweens, grades 4-8 can enjoy making a cool cactus in a can and/or a beautiful succulent sand art terrarium. Find your inner garden artist! Monday, 3-4:15 p.m. Free. Yorba Linda Library Community Room.
Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach
July 28 – August 5: Top amateur and professional surfers compete for honors in the largest surf competition in North America. Families can watch the surfers, a volleyball tournament, skate and freestyle motocross demonstrations, fashion shows and live concerts, then wander through a village of skate-and-surf themed vendors. Daily, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Huntington City Beach.
We Care Wednesday for Free OC Fair Admission
July 18 and 25: Donate to the chosen charity and receive FREE admission to the OC Fair. Wednesday, noon-3 p.m. Donations are accepted at the blue, yellow or green gate only.
Wild Wonders in Westminster
July 16: Wild animals in the library, oh my! Adventure with animals from all over the world. Get a chance to meet some amazing live creatures and learn about their very important jobs in nature. Monday, 3 p.m. Free. Westminster Library.
Young Inventors Workshop
July 17: Kids (11-19) will engage in a hands-on workshop with Susan Casey as they see videos of young inventors, take part in invention activities and spark their imaginations. Tuesday, 4 p.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.