The Buzzz

The Buzzz is about all sorts of neat stuff: Exhibits, festivals, seasonal highlights, current topics, new things, fun things and free things … if it’s fun, family-friendly and happening in our area, it’s in here! With our Clickable Calendar, you can find fun things to do every weekend, and with our weekly features you can get everything from inspiring craft ideas to tips on where to park!

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Yummy In Your Tummy

There’s plenty to eat and cook this week, from Old World’s delectable Plum Festival, Tanaka Farms’ children’s cooking class and the smorgasbord of kids/teens/family cooking programs in Southern California.

Book It!

Get to know your community library, create your own kids/teen book club, and see classic stories come to life in their live stage adaptations. Feeling artistic? Drop by Averyboo Arts in Long Beach to encourage your little one’s creativity.

Family Circus

Run away (at least for a few hours) with the Greatest Show on Earth! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Funundrum” hits Orange County for a limited engagement. When you comeback, consider a staycation getaway at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.

Make A Splash

Cool off at one of three amazing water amusement parks, from La Mirada’s Splash! to Orange County’s Wild Rivers and LEGOLAND’s newest and only water park. After you’ve dried off, you are invited to a month-long birthday party at Pretend City Children’s Museum.


We don’t mean to gross you out, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little muddy, getting mummified or checking out mammal fossils. Get your shivers and thrills at Discovery Cube, where you can learn the good, bad and gassy about the human body.

Get Fired Up!

Happy Independence Day! Take a ride along a scenic ocean route at Long Beach’s Kids’ Bike Parade, or make a day out of celebrating July 4th at Newport Dunes. Discovery Cube also debuts its newest permanent exhibit, the Boeing Rocket Lab; and Pretend City gears up for July by taking guests “camping.”

Get Campy

What are you doing to celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout? Give Mother Nature some extra appreciation this summer with a family campout. Other good stuff: Fullerton’s 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show; and Ron Palmer’s one-of-a-kind basketball camp for athlete-scholars.

Go, Go, Daddy-o!

It’s Dad’s day! Take him on one of three weekend activities to show him your love: Averyboo Arts’ Daddy Day With Me; Surfrider Foundation’s Surf 24; or Ocean Institute’s Catch and Release Father’s Day Fishing Trip.

A Taste of Summer

Spend a juicy weekend at Garden Grove’s 51st Annual Strawberry Festival, or hit Newport Beach’s Newport Dunes for the annual Hula-Hula Luau. Also: catch a great family flick – “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” at Great Park.

Festivus For the Best of Us

Opa! St. John’s hosts the OC Greek Fest, a weekend-long celebration of Greek culture; experience Aztec art first-hand at the Getty Villa’s Family Festival; and briefly visit and live in Old California at Rancho Los Cerrritos’ Spring Festival. Feeling pumped? OC Fun introduces its Shou Ji Martial Arts program.

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