August 2018
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A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Tiki Beach Festival in Long Beach

August 18-19: This annual celebration of Island culture features an island marketplace, arts and crafts, authentic island food, a kids’ zone and play areas, canoe rides, tiki carving and live music and dancing.

Natsumatsuri Family Festival in Los Angeles

August 18: This annual summer celebration features Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 11th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,300+ participating bowling centers.

Family Hike at Crystal Cove State Park

August 19 and 26: Join a park naturalist on a family nature walk at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

California Hot Sauce Expo in Long Beach

August 18-19: Dozens of hot sauce purveyors will offer samples at this 4th annual event, which also includes a Guinness Book of Records pepper-eating challenge, chihuahua beauty pageant, spicy food eating contests, food, entertainment and more.

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

June 24 – September 2: A Huntington Beach tradition for 45 years! Bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Gallery Games at the Hammer Museum

August 19: Show your children that museums can be fun with these 45-minute guided sessions!

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