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.
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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.
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.
Hop over to the Muzeo for All Things Frogs; bug out at National History Museum’s Bug Fair 2010; and see what’s quackin’ at the 18th Annual Duck-A-Thon in Huntington Beach.
Show mama your love! Take her on a brunch sail along Dana Point, take her biking in Long Beach, or surprise her with a scenic train ride through Heritage Valley. Also: East West Ice Palace knows how to find and keep your cool.
Launch a rocket at Boeing, dig up some fossils in Buena Park and get a taste of the world at Soka University’s International Festival.
Take a (night) hike in Irvine! Springtime fave Bubblefest XIV will be at Discovery Science Center. Think your kid or teen is a community role model? Visit the California Pageants’ free orientation to see if they’re ready for the crown.
What’s your love? Cuddle some farm critters, catch “The Frog Prince” or “The Man Who Planted Trees,” or have a whale of a good time at the Santa Monica Pier.
Dinosaurs come to live in Southern California! ECO Station hosts the popular DinoFaire; the Natural History Museum resumes its larger-than-life living “Dinosaur Encounters”; and meet Zed, the woolly mammoth serendipitously unearthed during a parking lot renovation near the La Brea Tarpits. Catch “Annie” at the Orange County Performing Arts Center with a special “bottom-dollar” deal!
The gray whales are coming! See them, learn about them and even watch them from the comfort of your living room: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro celebrates the annual migration and its 75th birthday with a free festival; Captain Dave’s virtually takes you along for each scheduled boat ride; and the 30th anniversary national tour for “Annie” stops by Orange County.