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Events on April 21st, 2017

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!

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Imaginology STEAM Festival at OC Fair

April 21-23: Imaginology at the OC Fair & Event Center creates a stimulating world in which youth of all ages can explore the professional fields of science, technology, engineering and more.

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

March 19 – September 4: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has re-designed and re-built its popular outdoor Butterfly Pavilion exhibit.

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

March 11 – April 23: Thousands of exotic butterflies create a flurry of color and beauty as they flutter freely around you inside a huge aviary in the Hidden Jungle.

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Fridays, January 6 – June 9: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators during free Shark Lagoon Nights.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

March 1 – May 14: The nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in bloom for just six to eight weeks each year, bringing the famous fields back to life.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Caterpillar Adoption Days at Kidspace

March 11 – April 23: Painted Lady Caterpillars will be available in the Busy Bee Learning Store (while supplies last on a weekly basis). Witness the magic of metamorphosis by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar.

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Kids Night Out at Los Alamitos Youth Center

Third Fridays: Kids (5-11 and 12-14) enjoy a scavenger hunt, karaoke, dance, arts and crafts, games, sports, contests and more.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 19-23:The City of Santa Clarita is located about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles and is home to one of the worlds best and biggest Cowboy gatherings: the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Kids Night Out In Cypress

April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15: Kids (5-12), get ready for a fun night out with friends. This program will have kids busy the whole night through with games, crafts, a movie, dinner and dessert.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark Season Pass Sale

Through May 31: Season passes are on sale now at the low price of just three payments of $18. Sale ends May 31.

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).

Home School Days at Pretend City

Third Fridays: Pretend City offers home school students a special day on the third Friday of every month.A field trip to Pretend City offers students a learning experience through hands-on educational play.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Cosmic Bounce at Bounce U Orange

Every other Friday: They turn off the lights, crank up the music with special-effects lighting, so families can have their disco bouncing fun.

Spring Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center

April 17-21: Kids (5-8) join the Nature Center for fun and exploration this spring!They’ll experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

Disney on Ice Dream Big and Long Beach

April 20-23: Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with this ice skating spectacular. Enter a world where adventure is waiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

AAA Child Safety in Newport Beach

April 21, May 25 and June 16: During this free carseat education class presented by AAA, learn about occupant-protection laws, how to select the right seat, how to correctly secure your child in a seat and installation tips.

Kids’ Night Out in Buena Park

April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16 and July 7: Kids (4-10) enjoy a delicious dinner, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Splash Week at Lakewood Family YMCA

April 17-21: Spring Break Splash Week is an opportunity for kids and families to learn about safety around water. Experts will cover topics like boating safety, sun safety, pool safety and more.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

The Odd Market at The Autry

Third Fridays: Check out more than 100 arts and crafts vendors at this monthly pop-up event, plus gourmet food trucks, live music, guest DJs and a kids’ area with inflatable attractions and a rock-climbing wall.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Tuesdays and Fridays: Kids (3-5) and their parents join a themed storytime with rhymes and songs (at least three books), and a craft or science experiment.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Very Eric Carle at Discovery Cube Orange County

January 28 – May 14: Early learning can tumble in grass, weave a web, find new friends, and even become a butterfly as Eric Carle’s “Very” series comes to life

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Taj Express in Costa Mesa

April 21-22: Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

California Yarnscape in Los Angeles

March 14-June 25: See one-of-a-kind pieces by fiber artists, knitters, and crocheters that respond to the question, “What is a California landscape to you?”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!