Pirate Invasion in Long Beach

July 1-2: Join the largest gathering of pirates and scallywags ever to come ashore, with sword fights, cannon and musket battles, a treasure hunt, costume contests, an interactive kids’ zone, arts and craft vendors, live and DJ entertainment, food and more.

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.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Mariachi USA Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

July 1: The 28th Annual Mariachi USA Festival, the premier mariachi music festival in the United States, will once again rock the Hollywood Bowl stage.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Free Fishing Day

July 1 and September 2: Throughout California, no fishing license is required at all local lakes.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

First Saturdays: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 1-4: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 10 – August 12: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free community concert.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Kids Fairy Garden Class in Orange

First and Third Saturdays: Bring your child and their friends to The Dragonfly to create an enchanting miniature garden with the help of fairies.

Monthly Wildlife Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

First Saturdays: Join a guide for an easy hour-and-a-half wildlife walk to witness the interactions among plants, insects, birds and wildlife.

Movie on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 – July 1: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Guys and Dolls in Long Beach

July 1 – August 5: Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tours at George Key Ranch in Placentia

First Saturday: Take a guided historic tour of Orange County’s first cemetery that dates back to 1834.

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).

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 10 – July 15, and July 29 – August 5: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

June 3-4, July 1-2, August 5-6 and September 2-3: Bank of America is helping its customers become “cultured” through their program “Museums on Us,” giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

BARK Therapy Dogs at Artesia Library

First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Noon. Free. Artesia Library.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Los Alamitos

First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.

1st Saturday Stewards in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Volunteers are welcome to help in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting benches.

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

First Saturdays: Families can clear the shore of beach debris and help with the maintenance and restoration of the Cabrillo Native Garden, while learning about its plant and animal inhabitants. 8-10 a.m.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

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.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

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

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

June 3, July 1 and August 4: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

The Four Seasons at the Space Center

July 1: Kids (3-5) can explore the cold of winter and the sizzle of summer and figure out why we seem to only experience one season a year here in Southern CA.

Free Concerts at OC Market Place in Costa Mesa

June 11, 18 and 25: Check out some great finds at the OC Marketplace and enjoy free concerts.

Street Food Cinema in Pasadena

Saturdays, June 10 and 17, July 1, 8, 15 and 29, and August 5, 12, and 19: Watch a family flick under the stars, with pre-show music and plenty of food trucks. Bring your own blanket or low-backed chairs – even your dog!

Chinatown Summer Nights in Los Angeles

July 1, August 5 and September 2: Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot.

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.

Free Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tours

First Saturdays and Third Sundays: Guides will point out the common plants, animals and birds and discuss history, endangered species, ecology and restoration.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

Young Explorers Academy at Columbia Memorial Space Center

First Saturdays: Children ages 3-5 years old are invited to join our group of explorers to learn about the world around us.

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.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Fantastic Family Storytime in Yorba Linda

Saturdays, June 24 – August 19: Bring the whole family to enjoy stories and crafts.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

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.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 1, 4, 8, 15 and 22: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Independence Day Celebration in Carson

July 1: Join Ben Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, otherwise known as The Confounding Brothers, for a thought-provoking account of The Declaration of Independence and how our nation came to be.

Woodstock Weekend at OC Market Place in Costa Mesa

July 1-2: Join the OC Marketplace for two days of peace, love and music. Tribute bands include Aquarius (Saturday) and Fortunate Son (Sunday).

Saturdays in July at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Throughout the month of July, head to Golf N’ Stuff Norwalk for an incredible wristband deal, as well as free Saturday evening entertainment that includes face painting, balloon art and live music.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

Dive-in Movie in Bellflower

July 1 and August 12: Don’t miss this splashing good time, with pool games and activities before the movie.

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

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!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

First Saturday: On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators in helping to keep the beach eco-friendly and clean.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Just Books in Long Beach

Saturdays: Join the library and enjoy books read aloud by enthusiastic readers.

OC Rescue Mission Friendly Volunteering

First and Third Saturdays: Join the community and make a difference every other Saturday morning.

Celebrate Independence Day at The Shops at Mission Viejo

July 1: Grab the family and enjoy entertainment by The Young Music Company, Nick the Music Man and Jen the Fairy Dancer, plus enjoy fun arts and crafts, and more.

Pirate Invasion in Long Beach

July 1-2: Join the largest gathering of pirates and scallywags ever to come ashore, with sword fights, cannon and musket battles, a treasure hunt, costume contests, an interactive kids’ zone, arts and craft vendors, live and DJ entertainment, food and more.

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.

4th of July in Huntington Beach

July2-4: This great family event with a hometown feel features a morning parade, a three-day festival at the pier and fireworks over the water.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Sunday Late Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours while taking advantage of special savings.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 1-4: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Summer Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

July 2-August 27: Every Sunday during July and August the Long Beach Museum of Art invites you and your family to free artmaking workshops, with projects inspired by work on display in the museum.

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: A Huntington Beach tradition for 44 years, bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

June 3-4, July 1-2, August 5-6 and September 2-3: Bank of America is helping its customers become “cultured” through their program “Museums on Us,” giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Pentatonix and Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl

July 2-4: Celebrate Independence Day with three-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix — and fireworks!

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Stories in the Afternoon at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

First and last Sundays:The perfect way to introduce young children (4-8) to the museum, this program brings together story-time and art-making in the galleries.

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.

Free Concerts at OC Market Place in Costa Mesa

June 11, 18 and 25: Check out some great finds at the OC Marketplace and enjoy free concerts.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

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

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

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.

Super Heroes! at the Zimmer Museum in LA

July 2: Everyone has a super power, what is yours? Find out today at the Zimmer with a Superhero meet & greet, supersonic arts and crafts, and a Superhero Training Academy!

Big Bear Independence Day Fair

July 2-4: Three days of fun for the entire family under the pines!

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

Free Pet Care Workshop for Kids in Torrance

First Sundays: During this 25-minute workshop kids (4-9) learn basic dog grooming and care, including, basic dog anatomy, brushing, de-shedding, combing, ear cleaning, and nail filing. Plus, information on general house hold animal care, including feeding and poop cleaning.

Woodstock Weekend at OC Market Place in Costa Mesa

July 1-2: Join the OC Marketplace for two days of peace, love and music. Tribute bands include Aquarius (Saturday) and Fortunate Son (Sunday).

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

Public Run Days at Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance

First Sunday and third Saturdays: Join Southern California Live Steamers fo their Public run days at Wilson Park.

Walt Disney’s Barn Public Days in Los Angeles

First and third Sundays: Walt’s Barn is a living showcase of Walt’s passion for railroading. Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt’s Barn is filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated to the Foundation by his animators and friends that shared his hobby.

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.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards Restore Native Habitat

First Sunday and Third Saturday: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks.

Americana 4th of July Festival at Bowers Kidseum

July 2: Celebrate Independence Day with a free family festival at the Bowers.

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Play! at The Autry

June 18 – January 7: Experience the next level of toys and games at this new exhibition opening on Father’s Day. Through more than 100 historic objects from the Autry’s collections, Play! explores the role of toys and games across cultures and over time.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

4th of July in Huntington Beach

July2-4: This great family event with a hometown feel features a morning parade, a three-day festival at the pier and fireworks over the water.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 1-4: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Pentatonix and Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl

July 2-4: Celebrate Independence Day with three-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix — and fireworks!

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.

Celebrate the 4th at Pretend City

July 3: Come celebrate USA’s birthday the child’s way! Before the fireworks light up the sky, visit Pretend City as these Independence Day festivities will celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of fun!

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.

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.

Big Bear Independence Day Fair

July 2-4: Three days of fun for the entire family under the pines!

Tween Art Explosion in Yorba Linda

July 3: Discover your inner Picasso at this fun art-filled afternoon where you can color, paint, create, and more! Make sure to wear old clothes.

Public Skate Mondays with Long Beach Junior Roller Derby

Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Itty Bitty Baby Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.

STEM Day at La Habra Library

June 19 – July 17: Kids (school age and up) join the library for an afternoon of STEM activities.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Read To the Dogs at Placentia Library

First Mondays: Open to children of all ages. Kids read to a trained, furry friend from Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc., then make an animal craft each month to take home.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Slime-apalooza! in Westminster

July 3: Celebrate all things slimy, sticky, and squishy! Learn how to make slime, blow gigantic bubbles, and more!

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Summer Discovery Program

June 12 – August 4: Sign up for the library’s Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.

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.

4th of July in Huntington Beach

July2-4: This great family event with a hometown feel features a morning parade, a three-day festival at the pier and fireworks over the water.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.

Fireworks Spectacular at the Joint Forces Training Base

July 4: Enjoy a fireworks spectacular at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos to honor the men and women of the military with a food court, vendor booths and a Kids’ Fun Zone.

4th of July Extravaganza at Newport Dunes

July 4: Festivities include Live music, expanded aquatic park fun, all-American holiday buffet and spectacular fireworks display.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

4th of July Concert and Fireworks in Irvine

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day with food, music, raffle prizes and a spectacular fireworks show. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, activities for the kids and live music.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Firecracker Train with Fillmore and Western Railway

July 4: Take a train ride through Heritage Valley and enjoy a BBQ tri tip and chicken dinner onboard. The train returns for a fireworks show hosted by the City of Fillmore.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Red, White and Boom! at Legoland

July 4: The summer heats up at Legoland with a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration, “Red, White and Boom!”

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

4th of July Festival in Anaheim Hills

July 4: Celebrate America’s birthday with a firecracker 5K/10K, a patriotic parade, Yankee Doodle dog show, food, entertainment and most importantly fireworks!

The Great American 4th of July Bike Parade and Contest in Long Beach

July 4: Every year, hundreds of local kids decorate their two-wheelers and ride a mile out-and-back on the sunny beach boardwalk for this old-fashioned parade!

Pottery Barn Book Club

Tuesdays: Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barns story time. Become a member and receive a Book Club Passport at the first story time visit and a special gift after atending five story times.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

4th of July in Fullerton

July 4: Enjoy live music, entertainment, food booths, activities for all ages, and a special aerial fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

July 4th Late Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 1-4: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

4th of July Cruise at Ocean Institute

July 4: Board the R/V Sea Explorer to enjoy a sunset cruise and fireworks, with appetizers and desserts. Off-site parking and free shuttle will be available.

Fourth of July Celebration in Tustin

July 4: Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and celebrate the 4th with live bands and fireworks. BBQ dinner, snacks and beverages will be sold.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

The Queen Mary’s 4th of July Celebration

July 4: Celebrate Independence day in style, come early and spend the day touring, dining and shopping on the Queen Mary. Family-friendly entertainment includes the opportunity to be front and center to the giant fireworks extravaganza; carnival games, more.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Pentatonix and Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl

July 2-4: Celebrate Independence Day with three-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix — and fireworks!

Kaleido-Kids 2017 in Mission Viejo

Tuesdays, June 20 – August 8: Local youngsters will enjoy a variety of free summer activities when the Kaleido-Kids Summer Time Fun Series returns to Kaleidoscope.

BARK Therapy Dogs in Bellflower

First Tuesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 6 p.m. Free. Brakenseik Library.

Grand Park 4th of July Block Party in LA

July 4: Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party returns for the fifth year with a beautiful day in the park and on The Music Center Plaza.

July 4th Celebration and Fireworks in Aliso Viejo

July 4: Join the Aliso Viejo Community Association in a fun-filled July 4th Celebration.

Disneyland 4th of July Fireworks

July 4: Salute the stars and stripes like never before while celebrating Independence Day at an inspirational fireworks show.

4th of July Fireworks in Dana Point

July 4: Look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach this 4th of July!

4th of July Celebration in La Habra

July 4: The City of La Habra prides itself on having one of the best 4th of July events in the area, with fireworks, live bands, raffles, a kids’ zone with carnival games, inflatables, balloon art and face painting, plus food and craft vendors.

Street Faire and Fireworks in Mission Viejo

July 4: Celebrate America’s birthday with a patriotic, and fun-filled day of live entertainment, rides, craft vendors, food and game booths.

Fireworks Show at the San Clemente Pier

July 4: The City of San Clemente hosts a fireworks show over the city pier. The fireworks display can also be seen from many beaches and hilltop areas in and around San Clemente.

Pacific Symphony’s July 4 Springsteen Spectacular

July 4: Celebrate the Fourth with this high-energy tribute to “The Boss.”

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

4th of July at the Reagan Library

July 4: Join the Reagan Library for a day full of family-fun activities to celebrate the Nation’s birthday.

Cabrillo Beach Fireworks Spectacular

July 4: The skies over Cabrillo Beach explode with fireworks during the 67th annual John Olguin July 4th Spectacular.

4th of July Parade in Lake Forest

July 4: Lake Forest presents its 25th annual parade, looping from El Toro High School and back.

July 4th Country Fair in Brea

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day with a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, kiddie parade, food, games, exhibits, a teen fun area, and a marketplace craft area.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Stanton

First Tuesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 5 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Big Bear Independence Day Fair

July 2-4: Three days of fun for the entire family under the pines!

4th of July at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach

July 4: Enjoy swimming with the family in the warm-water lagoon, inflatable slides, arts and crafts, party music from a live DJ, a special menu of food and beverages from Ruby’s, and fireworks!

Ride with Etnies Skatepark in the Lake Forest 4th of July Float

July 4: Show your skatepark pride while helping build and ride the skatepark float in the City’s 4th of July parade.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 1, 4, 8, 15 and 22: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Freedom Fireworks Show in Downey

July 4: Join in for a fun, festive 4th of July firework show. Bring your own folding chair and food.

World Rhythms at Descanso Gardens

Tuesdays, June 27 – August 1: This eight-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.

Fireworks Dinner Cruise in Dana Point

July 4: See the fireworks and beautiful harbor lights from the 95 ft Dana Pride!

39th Annual 4th of July Run in the Parks

July 4: This 5K run/walk, 10K run and children’s races benefit is a community tradition that benefits the YMCA’s scholarship program.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

4th of July Spectacular in Yorba Linda

July 4: Celebrate the 4th with family activities, food vendors, DJ entertainment, a Kids’ Fun Zone and after-dark fireworks show.

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

Tuesdays: Join an interactive experience for toddlers with storytelling and singing.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Movie Series at the Krikorian

Tuesdays, June 6 – August 8: Start your summer day off with a laugh, and bring the kiddos downtown to enjoy some of your favorite characters on the big screen!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Tide Pool Tuesdays at Pretend City

Tuesdays: With the help of local community partners, real and pretend mobile touch tanks will be here for children to explore sea life and learn strategies for taking care of ocean creatures.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Join the Main Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

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.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Summer Concerts in Buena Park

Wednesdays, June 7 – July 12: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Free Concert in the Park in Seal Beach

July 5 – August 23: Grab the family, some chairs and blankets, and enjoy a concert by the pier!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Concert in the Park in Tustin

June 21 – August 9: Pack a picnic basket or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Dana Point

First Wednesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 3 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Wacky Wednesdays in Yorba Linda

Wednesdays, June 21 – August 16: Kids (3-6) can enjoy age-appropriate stories, hand-clappin’ songs and hilarious puppet shows.

Pajama-Rama in Yorba Linda

June 7, July 5 and August 2: Wear your jammies for an evening of stories, songs, and puppets.

Concerts in the Park in Brea

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 16: Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs and meet family and friends for summer sounds under the stars.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Sand Crab Surveys at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Wednesday: Discover what lives below your toes at the beach and become a citizen scientist with naturalists at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Family Coloring at La Habra Library

Wednesdays: Explore the fun & relaxing art of coloring with your family. Designs for all ages & interests, supplies provided, but you may bring your own art supplies if you wish.

Cool Critters Reptile Show at Placentia Library

July 5: An interactive program fetures scaly animals.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

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

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

First Saturday: On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators in helping to keep the beach eco-friendly and clean.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime in Lakewood

June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Family Movie Matinee in Lakewood

July 5: Get some relief from the heat and enjoy a movie with the whole family at the library.

Water Play Wednesdays at Pretend City

Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.

Board Game Night for Teens in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Bored of the same old games? Challenge your mind! Learn new, interesting table top and role-playing games every Wednesday in the Teen Cafe.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Join the Michelle Obama Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge.Legos provided, you bring iyour imagination.School Aged Children.

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.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 22 – August 24: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times. Today, Gardens and Villa with Stacy Clark.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

JAM Session in Newhall

July 6: JAM Sessions are free interactive events centered on movement and music that invite participants of all ages and skill levels to dance, play and experience something new.

Harry Potter at the Hollywood Bowl

July 6-8: Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Family Night at Sky High Jump in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Thursdays, July 6 – August 17: This all-ages outdoor dance party features the best salsa bands in Los Angeles, plus dance lessons that are sure to get some feet moving!

Free Concert in the Park in Fountain Valley

Thursdays, July 6-27: Pack up your favorite picnic dinner, or take your pick from the on-site food trucks, and jam out with the fam under the stars!

Under the Stars Music Series at the Muckenthaler

June 29 – September 14: Bring your own picnic to the Muckenthaler’s outdoor amphitheater for summer night concerts in Fullerton.

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

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.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Magic Juggling Show in Yorba Linda

July 6: Enjoy magic, juggling, and non-stop action at this high-energy, laugh-a-minute Magic & Juggling Show!

Bedazzle Mouse Ears in Fullerton

July 6: Decorate your own pair of mouse ears with sparkles and glitter!

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Thursday Spectacular at La Habra Library

June 8, 16, 29 and July 6, 12, 20, and 27: The best 8 weeks of excitement and fun!

Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Eco-Expeditions Overnighter in Dana Point

July 6-7: Tweens (10-12) can explore all the ocean has to offer during this two-day overnight camp! Discover how organisms adapt to their habitats from Dana Point harbor to the extreme environments found in the deep sea.

Itsy Bitsy Storytime in Lakewood

June 8 – August 31: With your baby on your lap, enjoy bonding time through action/bounce rhymes, age-appropriate books, puppets, flannel boards, songs, and more!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

Toddler Playtime in Long Beach

Thursdays: Share book, puzzles, blocks, dolls, and puppets.Chiildren and caregivers can play with other toddlers and build their developmental as well as social skills.

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.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

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!

Lakewood’s Summer Fair

July 7: This free event offers kids (8-13) an exciting summer diversion, featuring carnival games, inflatable attractions and face painting, plus pizza, juice and sno cones, while supplies last.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 16 – August 4: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers!

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

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!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Guys and Dolls in Long Beach

July 1 – August 5: Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Free Movie in the Park in Placentia

Fridays, July 7 – August 18: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfy after-dusk viewing of favorite family films.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Evening Bat Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

July 7-8, July 22, August 11-12, 26, and September 8-9: Come discover first-hand that this freshwater wetland is a magical place at dusk.

Backyard Animals at the OC Zoo

July 7: Kids (3-4) can come learn all about animals you find in your backyard! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting zoo animals up close!

Harry Potter at the Hollywood Bowl

July 6-8: Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

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.

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+).

Movies in the Park in Lake Forest

Fridays: Bring your friends, family and a blanket for free movie fun under the stars! Snacks are available for nominal fee.

Food Trucks and Flicks in Bellflower

Fridays, July 7, and 21, August 4 and 18: Don’t miss out on all the food and fun. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site, and movies will begin after the sun goes down – don’t forget your lawn chair!

First Fridays in Bixby Knolls in Long Beach

First Fridays: A family-friendly monthly event that supports local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Enjoy fun activities, crafts and food with participating Bixby Knolls businesses through extended operating hours. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Atlantic Ave from Bixby Road to San Antonio Drive.

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 16-21: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

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.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Creative Kids and Parents Night Out in Santa Ana

First Friday: Creative Kids/Parents Night out at Kidseum gives parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved night out without the kids.

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.

First Fridays Tech Lab at Digital Revolution in Long Beach

First Fridays: Join a 1.5-hour Tech Lab for kids. Kids enjoy fun, STEM learning with Digital Revolution while parents enjoy the music, art and food of First Fridays in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

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

Orange County Astronomers Beginners Class in Santa Ana

First Fridays: Join the Orange County Astronomers for a beginner guide to the stars, planets and other elements in space.

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 15 – August 3: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

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.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

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

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!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Eco-Expeditions Overnighter in Dana Point

July 6-7: Tweens (10-12) can explore all the ocean has to offer during this two-day overnight camp! Discover how organisms adapt to their habitats from Dana Point harbor to the extreme environments found in the deep sea.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Paint Your Own Bank in Lakewood

July 7: Save some money this summer by painting your own piggy bank. All supplies will be provided.

Fish Fridays at Pretend City

Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!

B.A.R.K. in Long Beach

June 2, July 7 and August 4: Cuddle up and read to friendly certified therapy dogs.

Tiny Tot Play Group in Long Beach

Fridays: A fun hour for babies, toddlers, and their families filled with stories, songs, and playtime.

Computer Classes in Long Beach

Fridays: English and Spanish introduction to computers, using the Internet and MS word.

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.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 10 – August 12: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free community concert.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Music and Movies in the Park in Los Alamitos

June 24, July 8 and 22, and August 4: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join the community for a night under the stars, with live music followed by a screening of a family flick.

Old Fort MacArthur Days in San Pedro

July 8-9: What began as a small gathering of canon enthusiasts has blossomed into a truly spectacular event showcasing the history of military activity from around the world and across time.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Guys and Dolls in Long Beach

July 1 – August 5: Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

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).

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 10 – July 15, and July 29 – August 5: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

Evening Bat Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

July 7-8, July 22, August 11-12, 26, and September 8-9: Come discover first-hand that this freshwater wetland is a magical place at dusk.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Lakewood

Second Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Harry Potter at the Hollywood Bowl

July 6-8: Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

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.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Street Food Cinema in Pasadena

Saturdays, June 10 and 17, July 1, 8, 15 and 29, and August 5, 12, and 19: Watch a family flick under the stars, with pre-show music and plenty of food trucks. Bring your own blanket or low-backed chairs – even your dog!

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.

Rubber Ducky Races at Kidspace

July 8-9: Join Kidspace for its wackiest and quackiest event of the year at the annual Rubber Ducky Races

Free Art Activities in Long Beach

Second Saturdays: A free opportunity for community members of all ages to engage in art making activities, art exhibitions, open artist studios and special events as part of the East Villages Second Saturday Art Walk.

FIGat7th Kids Club in Los Angeles

Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Singin’ in the Rain Pasadena

July 8: The Eat See Hear summer-long celebration of food, movies and music presents an outdoor screening of “Singin’ in the Rain” (G).

Fantastic Family Storytime in Yorba Linda

Saturdays, June 24 – August 19: Bring the whole family to enjoy stories and crafts.

Riverbed Cleanup at Etnies Skatepark

July 8: Donate your time and energy to cleaning up the riverbed and trails adjacent to the skatepark, and receive a free dinner, drink and raffle ticket!

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

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.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 1, 4, 8, 15 and 22: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Saturdays in July at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Throughout the month of July, head to Golf N’ Stuff Norwalk for an incredible wristband deal, as well as free Saturday evening entertainment that includes face painting, balloon art and live music.

Downtown Long Beach Beach Clean-up

Second Saturday: Join a beach clean. They have clean-up supplies, but encourage participating persons to bring their own water bottle and plastic bags to cut down on added trash.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

BARK Therapy Dogs in Long Beach

Second Saturday: Calm and friendly certified therapy dogs are waiting to hear stories read by young volunteers. Drop in!

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

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!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

Chapters Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Second Saturday: This storytime is for chapter book readers (8-12) who would like to be introduced to new stories. Miss Susie the Storylady reads a couple of chapters of at least two books to give you a flavor of what’s out there.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

Come. Sit. Stay. Read! in Lakewood

June 10, July 8, and August 12: Practice reading aloud by sharing a book with a certified therapy dog.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Live at the Arboretum with LeAnn Rimes in Los Angeles

July 8: Don’t miss the best outdoor dinner party in town with spacious circular table seating with fine linens, or lawn seating for those who want to bring a blanket each option carries on the tradition of picnic-dining with your family and friends!

Just Books in Long Beach

Saturdays: Join the library and enjoy books read aloud by enthusiastic readers.

12th Annual Butterfly Count in Long Beach

July 8: Help gather important data about which species are calling the Nature Center home. Beginners welcome. Bring water, sun protection and a sack lunch.

Kids Obstacle Challenge in Los Angeles

July 8: Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of mud.

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.

Mud Mania at Rancho Los Cerritos

July 9: Celebration of Adobe. Squish a little history between your toes at this delightfully muddy festival! Mud-tastic activities include adobe brick-making, mud relay races, plus clay sculpting, archaeology adventures and more!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Sunset at the Santa Ana Zoo

June 11, 25, July 9 and 23: Friends of Santa Ana Zoo host these after hour’s concert series and tasting events that feature live music, art by local artisans, Zoo animals, Train and Carrousel rides.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Sunday Late Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours while taking advantage of special savings.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Free Meals for First 500 People in Honor of German Heritage Day

July 9: Enjoy an afternoon of German food, music and fun. First 500 guests will receive a free meal.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Old Fort MacArthur Days in San Pedro

July 8-9: What began as a small gathering of canon enthusiasts has blossomed into a truly spectacular event showcasing the history of military activity from around the world and across time.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

June 11, July 9 and August 13: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Summer Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

July 2-August 27: Every Sunday during July and August the Long Beach Museum of Art invites you and your family to free artmaking workshops, with projects inspired by work on display in the museum.

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: A Huntington Beach tradition for 44 years, bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

Concerts in the Park in Irvine

July 9 – August 13: Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of music in the park.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Concert on the Green in Newport Beach

Sundays, July 9, August 6 and September 3: Come early with a picnic dinner, blankets and beach chairs for cool evening concerts.

Weiner Dog Races at Old World

April 30 – December 3: Monthly, watch short-legged but swift Dachshunds race, like nothing you’ve seen before!

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

DanceFest 2017 in Long Beach

July 9: Homeland Cultural Center presents multicultural performances and demonstrations.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

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 Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Walk Coyote Hills in Fullerton

June 10, July 9 and August 13: See this year’s incredible blooms as well as crystal-clear views of local mountains as you enjoy a family-friendly nature walk.

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

Sundays, July 9- August 20: Two bands playing for 90 minutes each with food available for purchase. Bring a blanket, or low back lawn chair, and get your groove on!

Old Town Irvine Tour

Second Saturdays: Step back in time to explore the rich history of Irvine and the Irvine family.

Sunday Afternoons at Disney Concert Hall

Sundays, June 25 – August 20: Beat the heat sitting inside the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall, while Cal Phil takes you on a musical journey.

Rubber Ducky Races at Kidspace

July 8-9: Join Kidspace for its wackiest and quackiest event of the year at the annual Rubber Ducky Races

Community Day at Back Bay Science

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

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

Outdoor Art Movies at the Hammer Museum

July 9: Connect with art and nature at the UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden through movement activities.

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.

Chocolate Day at Zimmer Museum in LA

July 9: Do you like chocolate! Come celebrate Chocolate Day with sweet and scrumptious chocolate-y treats and crafts!

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

Barbershop Quartet Day at Battleship Iowa

July 9: A-BarberShop of Long Beach will be cutting hair in the actual ship’s barbershop. ($31 for a men’s haircut and a self-guided tour ticket. Tip not included).

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure in Brentwood

June 4, July 9 and August 6: On this magical adventure you’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, and maybe even Faery Royalty!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Play! at The Autry

June 18 – January 7: Experience the next level of toys and games at this new exhibition opening on Father’s Day. Through more than 100 historic objects from the Autry’s collections, Play! explores the role of toys and games across cultures and over time.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

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.

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.

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.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Buena Park

Second Monday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Public Skate Mondays with Long Beach Junior Roller Derby

Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!

Art and Story Time at Laguna Festival of Arts

Mondays, July 10 – August 28: A new event this summer! Art and Story Time is a weekly series for kids 5 and under, featuring a different book read aloud and a hands-on art project.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Itty Bitty Baby Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.

STEM Day at La Habra Library

June 19 – July 17: Kids (school age and up) join the library for an afternoon of STEM activities.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Teddy Bear Picnic Day at Pretend City

July 10: Americans are celebrating one of the most famous toys in the world on July 10the Teddy Bearwhich is over 100 years old!

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Annie Bannanie in Westminster

July 10: Interactive balloon storytelling at its finest! Kids get to help create a story with Annie Banannie, who uses her balloon-twisting skills to create props and costumes for a lucky few to wear while they act it out on stage!

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Summer Discovery Program

June 12 – August 4: Sign up for the library’s Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.

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.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Pottery Barn Book Club

Tuesdays: Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barns story time. Become a member and receive a Book Club Passport at the first story time visit and a special gift after atending five story times.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Meet the Grunion at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

July 11 and 24: Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn. Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish.

Concerts in the Park in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays, July 11-28: Bring blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy some of our area’s best live bands.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Kaleido-Kids 2017 in Mission Viejo

Tuesdays, June 20 – August 8: Local youngsters will enjoy a variety of free summer activities when the Kaleido-Kids Summer Time Fun Series returns to Kaleidoscope.

Long Beach Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo

July 11 – August 14: Long Beach Symphony volunteers explain how musical instruments work, how they make different sounds, and how they fit into the orchestra.

7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day

July 11: Beat the summer heat with a free slurpee!

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.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Kids to Kids in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 20 – August 15: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

World Rhythms at Descanso Gardens

Tuesdays, June 27 – August 1: This eight-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

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.

Artists in Training at La Habra Library

June 27, July 11, 18 and 25: Elementary school age kids learn about, and experiment with, the styles of Great Artists!

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

Tuesdays: Join an interactive experience for toddlers with storytelling and singing.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Tiny Tots Parent and Me Program at Ocean Institute

Tuesdays, July 11- August 15: Join this six-week parent and child (2-3) adventure exploring shapes, colors, textures, and more with everyone’s favorite tidepool animal, the sea star!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Movie Series at the Krikorian

Tuesdays, June 6 – August 8: Start your summer day off with a laugh, and bring the kiddos downtown to enjoy some of your favorite characters on the big screen!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

June 6- August 29: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.

Beginning Reader Book Club in Lakewood

June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25 and August 8 and 29: Join the club to read and talk about a book together, followed by a fun book-related activity!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Tide Pool Tuesdays at Pretend City

Tuesdays: With the help of local community partners, real and pretend mobile touch tanks will be here for children to explore sea life and learn strategies for taking care of ocean creatures.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Join the Main Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Toddler Playtime in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Share book, puzzles, blocks, dolls, and puppets. Chiildren and caregivers can play with other toddlers and build their developmental as well as social skills.

Family Nightlife Walks in Long Beach

July 11 and August 8: What do the animals do at night? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of the darkened trails of the Nature Center.

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.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Summer Concerts in Buena Park

Wednesdays, June 7 – July 12: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Summer Concerts in Fullerton

Wednesdays, July 12 – August 9: 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.

Free Concert in the Park in Seal Beach

July 5 – August 23: Grab the family, some chairs and blankets, and enjoy a concert by the pier!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Twilight Summer Concerts in Downey

Wednesdays, June 21 July 19: Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy food vendors and a concert in the park, with a different performer each week.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Concert in the Park in Tustin

June 21 – August 9: Pack a picnic basket or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

Concert in the Park in Signal Hill

July 12 – August 16: Bring your picnic baskets, food, lawns chairs and blankets and get ready to rock.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Norwalk

Second Wednesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Wildlife Explorers at the OC Zoo

July 12: Kids (5-10) can connect with nature by exploring Irvine Park with one of the zookeepers.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Wacky Wednesdays in Yorba Linda

Wednesdays, June 21 – August 16: Kids (3-6) can enjoy age-appropriate stories, hand-clappin’ songs and hilarious puppet shows.

Concerts in the Park in Brea

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 16: Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs and meet family and friends for summer sounds under the stars.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Sand Crab Surveys at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Wednesday: Discover what lives below your toes at the beach and become a citizen scientist with naturalists at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Thursday Spectacular at La Habra Library

June 8, 16, 29 and July 6, 12, 20, and 27: The best 8 weeks of excitement and fun!

Family Coloring at La Habra Library

Wednesdays: Explore the fun & relaxing art of coloring with your family. Designs for all ages & interests, supplies provided, but you may bring your own art supplies if you wish.

David Cousin’s Comedic Juggling at Placentia Library

July 12: Watch a fun juggling act that will have you rolling with laughter.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

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

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime in Lakewood

June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Science Show in Lakewood

July 12: Flying toilet paper! Hot air balloons! A Mad Science Hovercraft! Learn about air pressure through these and other exciting experiments.

Water Play Wednesdays at Pretend City

Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.

Board Game Night for Teens in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Bored of the same old games? Challenge your mind! Learn new, interesting table top and role-playing games every Wednesday in the Teen Cafe.

Sewing Instruction in Long Beach

Second Wednesdays: Join the library and learn how to use a sewiing machine.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Join the Michelle Obama Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge.Legos provided, you bring iyour imagination.School Aged Children.

Shoreline Symphonic Winds in Long Beach

June 21 – August 23: The Shoreline Symphonic Winds performs classic wind band literature as well as contemporary film score transcriptions with performances year-round in the parks and concert venues of Long Beach.

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.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Concert in the Park in Placentia

Thursdays, July 13 – August 17: Settle in for an evening outdoors with great live music! Food will be available for purchase.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 22 – August 24: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times. Today, Gardens and Villa with Stacy Clark.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

World Series of Volleyball in Long Beach

July 13-16: The world’s greatest beach volleyball players and their fans come together for a televised tournament, plus music, food and activities.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

Family Night at Sky High Jump in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Thursdays, July 6 – August 17: This all-ages outdoor dance party features the best salsa bands in Los Angeles, plus dance lessons that are sure to get some feet moving!

Free Concert in the Park in Fountain Valley

Thursdays, July 6-27: Pack up your favorite picnic dinner, or take your pick from the on-site food trucks, and jam out with the fam under the stars!

Summer Streetfest Concert in Bellflower

Thursdays, June 29, July 13, 27, and August 10: Come join your neighbors for a rockin’ good time on The Boulevard, with good food, great music and exciting family fun.

Under the Stars Music Series at the Muckenthaler

June 29 – September 14: Bring your own picnic to the Muckenthaler’s outdoor amphitheater for summer night concerts in Fullerton.

Be Brave Workshop in Costa Mesa

June 8 and July 13: This 90-minute, age-appropriate, interactive session for grades K-5 includes verbal and physical skills to defend against sexual abuse, violence, and abduction.

Summer Learning Day

July 13: Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth.

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Animal Magic Show in Yorba Linda

July 13: John Abrams’ Animal Magic Show is sure to amaze and amuse with his wacky blend of magic, comedy, and live exotic animals.

Summer Trail Runs and Kids’ Obstacle Course in Tustin

June 15, July 13 and August 3: The Renegade Summer Trail Run Series includes a Rough Fit Kids Obstacle Course again this year and a great play area!

Concerts in the Park in La Habra

June 22 – August 4: 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.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Golf for Kids’ Sake Tournament in Long Beach

July 13: Kids play golf with their parents or grandparents, while raising money for The Youth Center in Los Alamitos.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Concerts in the Canyon in Anaheim

Thursdays, July 13 – August 3: 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!

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Itsy Bitsy Storytime in Lakewood

June 8 – August 31: With your baby on your lap, enjoy bonding time through action/bounce rhymes, age-appropriate books, puppets, flannel boards, songs, and more!

Creative Kids Corner in Lakewood

June 8 and 9, July 13 and 27, and August 10 and 31: Discover your creative side by joining in an art activity inspired by a children’s book!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

Toddler Playtime in Long Beach

Thursdays: Share book, puzzles, blocks, dolls, and puppets.Chiildren and caregivers can play with other toddlers and build their developmental as well as social skills.

Summer Concerts at El Dorado Nature Center

June 29, July 13 and 27 and August 10 and 24: Enjoy a sunset picnic by the El Dorado Nature Center lake. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner.

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.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

What’s for Lunch? at the OC Zoo

July 14: Kids (3-4) can come find out what the zoo animals eat for lunch and dinner. Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting zoo animals up close.

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.

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!

Shakespeare by the Sea in Lakewood

July 14: Shakespeare by the Sea presents “The Taming of the Shrew.” Bring picnic dinners, blankets and beach chairs to enjoy this classic Shakespeare play.

Concerts and Movies in the Park in Rossmoor

Fridays, June 16, July 14 and August 18: Gather the family, a blanket, some chairs and a picnic dinner for a “twin ticket” — a rousing concert followed by a family movie.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Animal Magic Show in Lakewood

July 14: Join the library for a pawtastic animal magic show!

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 16 – August 4: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers!

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

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!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

July 14-16: Enjoy fresh Maine lobster meals, dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, arts and crafts and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts.

Guys and Dolls in Long Beach

July 1 – August 5: Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Free Movie in the Park in Placentia

Fridays, July 7 – August 18: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfy after-dusk viewing of favorite family films.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X at the OC Fair

July 14: Witness high-flying action as daredevil motorcycle riders defy the laws of gravity while grabbing big air and performing jaw dropping flips and stunts.

D23 Disney Expo 2017

July 14-16: The Ultimate Disney Fan Club Event, D23 Expo, presents three full days of “inside-the-magic” experiences you won’t find anywhere else!

World Series of Volleyball in Long Beach

July 13-16: The world’s greatest beach volleyball players and their fans come together for a televised tournament, plus music, food and activities.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

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.

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+).

South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach

July 14-16: Celebrate Greek culture with live music, games, dancing, food and pastries!

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 16-21: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

America in Words & Music in Long Beach

July 14-29: A special birthday salute to America, featuring short stories, poems, songs and essays by American writers and songwriters.

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.

Movies in the Park in La Habra

Select Fridays: Bring your lawn chairs, grandma’s potato salad, and blankets, and enjoy movies out on the grass.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

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

Kids’ Sewing Class in Long Beach

Second Friday: Want to learn how to use a sewing machine? Make fun projects once a month? Then this is the class for you!

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 15 – August 3: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Outdoor Films That Rock at the Skirball

June 16, June 30 and July 14: Spend a summer night under the stars watching a film that celebrates the power of music.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Movie in the Park in Stanton

July 14: Join your family and friends for a relaxing evening under the stars. Movie will be announced.Remember to bring blankets or chairs and non-profit food vendors will be on hand for popcorn and treats.

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.

Shrek Jr. in Santa Ana

July 14-15: It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

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

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!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Fish Fridays at Pretend City

Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!

FABulous FABricating Fridays in Long Beach

June 23 and 30, and July 14: Constructors of all ages are welcome to build a LEGO model based on the theme for the day and in concert with fellow constructors.

Tiny Tot Play Group in Long Beach

Fridays: A fun hour for babies, toddlers, and their families filled with stories, songs, and playtime.

Computer Classes in Long Beach

Fridays: English and Spanish introduction to computers, using the Internet and MS word.

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.

Overnight Family Campout in Huntington Beach

July 15-16: Enjoy an evening under the stars, crafts, entertainment, s’mores by the campfire, dinner, breakfast and more.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Free Train Rides at Fairview Park

Third weekends: Free model train rides are offered by Orange County Model Engineers.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Ukulele SOUP in Orange

June 24, July 15 and August 19: Bring your ukulele, play, sing, and learn some songs. Beginners welcome! Don’t have a ukulele? Come sing along.

Seal Beach Annual Fish Fry

July 15-16: Grab the family for a day of sun, live music and food, including fish and chips, bratwurst and jumbo hot dogs.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Friday Flights at the Getty Center

June 10, July 15 and 29, and August 23: Experience art, music, dance and film on select Fridays at the Getty.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 10 – August 12: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free community concert.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Ocean Festival in San Clemente

July 16-17: Celebrating 41 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!

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

July 14-16: Enjoy fresh Maine lobster meals, dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, arts and crafts and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts.

New York Film Academy Open House in Burbank

June 17 and July 15: Get a feel for camps offered by the New York Film Academy for kids (10-13) and teens (14-17).

Kids Fairy Garden Class in Orange

First and Third Saturdays: Bring your child and their friends to The Dragonfly to create an enchanting miniature garden with the help of fairies.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Guys and Dolls in Long Beach

July 1 – August 5: Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Speedway Fair Derby in Costa Mesa

July 15: Speedway racing features motorcycles that are modified to make tight turns all without the assistance of brakes on a dirt track.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

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).

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 10 – July 15, and July 29 – August 5: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

D23 Disney Expo 2017

July 14-16: The Ultimate Disney Fan Club Event, D23 Expo, presents three full days of “inside-the-magic” experiences you won’t find anywhere else!

Young Artists Workshop at the Norton Simon

July 15: Children ages 8-12 learn how to describe someone using, line, color and composition with artist Chiaki Kanda.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

The Sandlot at the Autry

July 15: The Eat See Hear summer-long celebration of food, movies and music presents an outdoor screening of “The Sandlot” (PG).

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

30Minute Beach Cleanup in Long Beach

Third Saturdays: Free parking, bags, gloves, door prizes and refreshments provided. Bring hat, sunscreen and comfy shoes. 10-10:30 a.m. End of Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore.

Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach

Third Saturdays: Rain or shine monthly beach clean-up. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and closed-toed shoes; there is free parking, bags, gloves, community service certificates and hand sanitizer. 9 a.m. – noon.

World Series of Volleyball in Long Beach

July 13-16: The world’s greatest beach volleyball players and their fans come together for a televised tournament, plus music, food and activities.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

All Ages Astronomy Club in Downey

Third Saturdays: The Columbia Astronomers welcome aspiring astronomers of all ages to join the monthly astronomy club meetings.

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.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

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

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

LEGO Fun Day in Fullerton

June 17, July 15 and August 19: Build and create with Lego blocks provided by the library!

Force at Columbia Space Center

July 15: A force can cause an object to accelerate, slow down, remain in place, or change shape. Kids (6-8) can join a class to learn all about this mysterious power.

Family Campout at Lake Forest Sports Park

July 15-16: Pack up your family and your tent and camp out in the Sports Park! The evening will be filled with a hearty dinner, as well as a delicious dessert.

Surf Rodeo at Pierpont Beach in Ventura

July 15-16: The 10th annual Surf Rodeo competition includes surf contests, street fair with more than 70 food and craft booths, beach bucking bull rides, a kids’ corral and two music stages.

Street Food Cinema in Pasadena

Saturdays, June 10 and 17, July 1, 8, 15 and 29, and August 5, 12, and 19: Watch a family flick under the stars, with pre-show music and plenty of food trucks. Bring your own blanket or low-backed chairs – even your dog!

South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach

July 14-16: Celebrate Greek culture with live music, games, dancing, food and pastries!

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lewis Family Playhouse

July 15-16 and 22-23: Watch the biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors as it comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Family Camp in Lakewood

July 15-16: Kids (3-11) and parents camp out “under the stars” with a real campfire, plus games, crafts, nature walks, roasting marshmallows and campfire songs.

City Gym Movie Series in Huntington Beach

Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21: Bring dinner, snacks, blankets and chairs to enjoy your favorite movies in the beautiful indoor gymnasium.

Big Bear Chili Cook-Off

July 15: Watch more than 40 chili chefs face off, and enjoy tastings, vendors, entertainment and a children’s game area.

Fantastic Family Storytime in Yorba Linda

Saturdays, June 24 – August 19: Bring the whole family to enjoy stories and crafts.

America in Words & Music in Long Beach

July 14-29: A special birthday salute to America, featuring short stories, poems, songs and essays by American writers and songwriters.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

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.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 1, 4, 8, 15 and 22: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Beach Front Cinema in Huntington Beach

May 20, June 3, July 15, August 5 and 26, September 2, 3 and 30, October 21 : Beach Front Cinema is the perfect summer activity for the whole family. Watch top box office rated movies on the beautiful sandy beaches, under the stars.

Saturdays in July at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Throughout the month of July, head to Golf N’ Stuff Norwalk for an incredible wristband deal, as well as free Saturday evening entertainment that includes face painting, balloon art and live music.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Fountain Valley

Third Saturdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

Junior Explorers at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Third Saturdays: A monthly workshop for children ages 6-8. Different science topics are covered each month, providing participants opportunities to explore and experiment through hands-on activities that will stimulate their natural curiosity.

Orange Farmers Market Kids’ Club

Third Saturdays: Kids can stop by a special activity zone to learn about good health and seasonal fruits and vegetables through fun scavenger hunts, plant art, health snack-making and more.

Public Run Days at Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance

First Sunday and third Saturdays: Join Southern California Live Steamers fo their Public run days at Wilson Park.

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Girls’ Book Arts Workshop in Carson

July 15: During this special workshop, girls (10-18) can rotate through six stations covering every aspect of the book arts, including letterpess printing, papermaking, bookbinding, and illustration design.

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.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Shrek Jr. in Santa Ana

July 14-15: It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

Father and Daughter Dance in Bellflower

July 15: Join Bellflower’s second annual Father Daughter Dance. Girls (grades preschool – 8) are invited with their father, grandfather, uncle, etc. for a night of music, dancing, photobooth, games, raffles, and more!

Food Truck Fun in Westminster

July 15: Food trucks and bounce houses along with entertainment from various performers celebrating different cultures.

Pasadena POPS Summer Concerts at the LA Arboretum

June 17-September 9: Catch the Pasadena POPS at the arboretum. Bring picnic dinner.

Christmas in July with KidX in Westminster

July 15: Christmas in July! Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with this free event at the Westminster Mall.

Sensational Saturdays at Placentia Library

Third Saturdays: Sensational Saturdays are designed to engage all family members at the library.

Pirate and Mermaid Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

July 15 and 29 and August 12 and 26: Kids (5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

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!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards Restore Native Habitat

First Sunday and Third Saturday: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks.

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Lego Mania!

Saturdays: July 15, July 29, August 12: Create and play with the library’s LEGOs. Reach for the sky as you build your own spectacular creations.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Frame-a-byte in Lakewood

July 15: Join the library for a creative art activity with technology stencils and frames.

Just Books in Long Beach

Saturdays: Join the library and enjoy books read aloud by enthusiastic readers.

OC Rescue Mission Friendly Volunteering

First and Third Saturdays: Join the community and make a difference every other Saturday morning.

Pinocchio at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

July 15-30: Desperate for a son, lonely puppeteer Gepetto crafts a wooden boy. Pinocchio, however, is not content with his stilted life, so after making a promise to his father, he heads off to school, believing that’s the key to becoming a real boy.

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.

Overnight Family Campout in Huntington Beach

July 15-16: Enjoy an evening under the stars, crafts, entertainment, s’mores by the campfire, dinner, breakfast and more.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Free Train Rides at Fairview Park

Third weekends: Free model train rides are offered by Orange County Model Engineers.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Sunday Late Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours while taking advantage of special savings.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Jack Johnson at the Hollywood Bowl

July 16: After selling out the Bowl on his last two visits, Hawaii-born singer/songwriter/surfer Jack Johnson returns with his sunny acoustic style and positive, uplifting, and socially conscious lyrics.

Seal Beach Annual Fish Fry

July 15-16: Grab the family for a day of sun, live music and food, including fish and chips, bratwurst and jumbo hot dogs.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Family Flicks at the Hammer

July 16: In this Italian neorealist fairy tale, young orphan Tot turns a group of misfits into an inclusive community with the help of an optimistic outlook and a magic dove.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Ocean Festival in San Clemente

July 16-17: Celebrating 41 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!

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

July 14-16: Enjoy fresh Maine lobster meals, dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, arts and crafts and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Summer Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

July 2-August 27: Every Sunday during July and August the Long Beach Museum of Art invites you and your family to free artmaking workshops, with projects inspired by work on display in the museum.

Salt Marsh Open House in San Pedro

March 18, April 15, May 28, June 17, july 16, August 19 and September 17: Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and volunteers and learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: A Huntington Beach tradition for 44 years, bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

SummerFist 10 at the OC Fair

July 16: The OC Fair’s octagon will welcome the return of mixed martial arts action for a night of skill, finesse and power.

Concerts in the Park in Irvine

July 9 – August 13: Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of music in the park.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Kidical Mass Bike Ride in Long Beach

June 18, July 16 and August 20: Hop on your bikes for this monthly all-ages, three-mile neighborhood ride through Bixby Knolls.

Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

Third Sundays: In these free drop-in workshops families will work together to create artwork inspired by Museum exhibitions.

D23 Disney Expo 2017

July 14-16: The Ultimate Disney Fan Club Event, D23 Expo, presents three full days of “inside-the-magic” experiences you won’t find anywhere else!

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Western Music Showcase at the Autry

June 18, July 16 and August 20: Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy.

Children’s Garden Workshops at OC Great Park

June 18, July 16 and August 20: Explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and music in a fun and stimulating outdoor environment.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

World Series of Volleyball in Long Beach

July 13-16: The world’s greatest beach volleyball players and their fans come together for a televised tournament, plus music, food and activities.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

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.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Pretend City

July 16: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream today at Pretend City! This yummy treat is the first thing that comes to mind on a hot summer day.

Family Campout at Lake Forest Sports Park

July 15-16: Pack up your family and your tent and camp out in the Sports Park! The evening will be filled with a hearty dinner, as well as a delicious dessert.

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

Sundays, July 9- August 20: Two bands playing for 90 minutes each with food available for purchase. Bring a blanket, or low back lawn chair, and get your groove on!

Surf Rodeo at Pierpont Beach in Ventura

July 15-16: The 10th annual Surf Rodeo competition includes surf contests, street fair with more than 70 food and craft booths, beach bucking bull rides, a kids’ corral and two music stages.

South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach

July 14-16: Celebrate Greek culture with live music, games, dancing, food and pastries!

Free Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tours

First Saturdays and Third Sundays: Guides will point out the common plants, animals and birds and discuss history, endangered species, ecology and restoration.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

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

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Kids’ Art Studio in Laguna Beach

Third Sundays: Hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum on a drop-in basis on the third Sunday of every month. Kids and their families create a piece of art, inspired by one of the current exhibits.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lewis Family Playhouse

July 15-16 and 22-23: Watch the biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors as it comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.

National Ice Cream Day at Zimmer Museum in LA

July 16: Celebrate Ice Cream Day by dreaming up your own ice cream flavors in the museum’s art studio as they create silly ice cream art!

Sunday Sessions at Grand Park LA

June 11, July 16, August 13 and September 17:Little kids, teens and grown-ups alike will find Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions a fun way to spend a summer afternoon.

America in Words & Music in Long Beach

July 14-29: A special birthday salute to America, featuring short stories, poems, songs and essays by American writers and songwriters.

From Dinosaurs to People at Heritage Museum OC

July 16: Heritage Museum of Orange County teams up with The Cooper Center to present a day of archaeology and paleontology for the whole family, exploring Orange County from the prehistoric era to present day.

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

Family Art Day in Laguna

July 16: Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts is the most fun-filled, art-filled and enchantment-filled day of the entire summer for families!

Scenic Excursion to Piru and Bennett’s Honey Farm

July 16 and August 20: An antique diesel engine will transport you to Bennett’s Honey Farm, which offers local honey in many flavors as well as other bee-produced items, gifts and more.

Walt Disney’s Barn Public Days in Los Angeles

First and third Sundays: Walt’s Barn is a living showcase of Walt’s passion for railroading. Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt’s Barn is filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated to the Foundation by his animators and friends that shared his hobby.

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.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Concerts in the Park in Yorba LInda

Sundays, July 16 – August 13: 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.

Outer Space Odyssey at Kidspace

July 16: For one day, Kidspace will be the final frontier as they host a day of space-science exploration and play.

Symphony in the Cities in Newport Beach

July 16: It’s the perfect way to end a lazy summer day. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join Pacific Symphony for free music and family fun!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Play! at The Autry

June 18 – January 7: Experience the next level of toys and games at this new exhibition opening on Father’s Day. Through more than 100 historic objects from the Autry’s collections, Play! explores the role of toys and games across cultures and over time.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Miss West Coast Pageant in Downey

June 16: The Miss West Coast Pageant is a preliminary to Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA.

A Faery Hunt’s Amazing Adventure in Tarzana

July 16: Go searching through the forest for faeries on a fun musical adventure!

Pinocchio at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

July 15-30: Desperate for a son, lonely puppeteer Gepetto crafts a wooden boy. Pinocchio, however, is not content with his stilted life, so after making a promise to his father, he heads off to school, believing that’s the key to becoming a real boy.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

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.

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.

Tween Magic-ology in Yorba Linda

July 17: Have you ever wanted to know how magicians create their illusions? Join us for a behind the scenes look at how tricks are performed.

Public Skate Mondays with Long Beach Junior Roller Derby

Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!

Art and Story Time at Laguna Festival of Arts

Mondays, July 10 – August 28: A new event this summer! Art and Story Time is a weekly series for kids 5 and under, featuring a different book read aloud and a hands-on art project.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Itty Bitty Baby Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.

STEM Day at La Habra Library

June 19 – July 17: Kids (school age and up) join the library for an afternoon of STEM activities.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Pacific Animal Productions in Westminster

July 17: See amazing live animals in this year’s show, “Animal Ecosystems: The Building Blocks of Nature.”

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Summer Discovery Program

June 12 – August 4: Sign up for the library’s Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at Huntington Beach Central Library

July 17: Kids (6+) are invited to celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th birthday. Festivities include two performances of a wizard magic show, fun crafts, and games.

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.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Pottery Barn Book Club

Tuesdays: Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barns story time. Become a member and receive a Book Club Passport at the first story time visit and a special gift after atending five story times.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Concerts in the Park in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays, July 11-28: Bring blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy some of our area’s best live bands.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Kaleido-Kids 2017 in Mission Viejo

Tuesdays, June 20 – August 8: Local youngsters will enjoy a variety of free summer activities when the Kaleido-Kids Summer Time Fun Series returns to Kaleidoscope.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

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

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.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Taste of Farmers Market in LA

July 18: For one evening only, Farmers Market merchants take you on a strolling gastronomic and shopping adventure throughout the Market.

Kids to Kids in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 20 – August 15: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.

Talk It Up in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18, and August 15: Read any good books lately? Come share about the books you are reading, enjoy pizza and play games.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

World Rhythms at Descanso Gardens

Tuesdays, June 27 – August 1: This eight-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

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.

Artists in Training at La Habra Library

June 27, July 11, 18 and 25: Elementary school age kids learn about, and experiment with, the styles of Great Artists!

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

Tuesdays: Join an interactive experience for toddlers with storytelling and singing.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Tiny Tots Parent and Me Program at Ocean Institute

Tuesdays, July 11- August 15: Join this six-week parent and child (2-3) adventure exploring shapes, colors, textures, and more with everyone’s favorite tidepool animal, the sea star!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Movie Series at the Krikorian

Tuesdays, June 6 – August 8: Start your summer day off with a laugh, and bring the kiddos downtown to enjoy some of your favorite characters on the big screen!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

June 6- August 29: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Tide Pool Tuesdays at Pretend City

Tuesdays: With the help of local community partners, real and pretend mobile touch tanks will be here for children to explore sea life and learn strategies for taking care of ocean creatures.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Join the Main Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Toddler Playtime in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Share book, puzzles, blocks, dolls, and puppets. Chiildren and caregivers can play with other toddlers and build their developmental as well as social skills.

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.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

We Care Wednesday for Free OC Fair Admission

July 19 and 26, August 2 and 9: Receive one free admission to the fair and one carnival ride ticket with donations to local charities.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Summer Concerts in Fullerton

Wednesdays, July 12 – August 9: 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.

Free Concert in the Park in Seal Beach

July 5 – August 23: Grab the family, some chairs and blankets, and enjoy a concert by the pier!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Twilight Summer Concerts in Downey

Wednesdays, June 21 July 19: Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy food vendors and a concert in the park, with a different performer each week.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Read with the Dogs in Fullerton

June 7, 21 and 28, July 19 and 26, August 2, 16 and 23: Drop by the children’s library and read to two golden retrievers from the Pet Prescription Team.

Knights of Valour at OC Fair

July 19-23: The Knights of Valour bring the thrill and spectacle of full-contact jousting along with exciting displays of horsemanship and medieval pageantry.

Concert in the Park in Tustin

June 21 – August 9: Pack a picnic basket or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

Summer Concerts at Buena Park Downtown

Wednesdays, July 19 – August 30: Have dinner downtown and then head to the Krikorian Courtyard for a free summer concert!

Concert in the Park in Signal Hill

July 12 – August 16: Bring your picnic baskets, food, lawns chairs and blankets and get ready to rock.

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.

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.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Wacky Wednesdays in Yorba Linda

Wednesdays, June 21 – August 16: Kids (3-6) can enjoy age-appropriate stories, hand-clappin’ songs and hilarious puppet shows.

Concerts in the Park in Brea

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 16: Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs and meet family and friends for summer sounds under the stars.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Sand Crab Surveys at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Wednesday: Discover what lives below your toes at the beach and become a citizen scientist with naturalists at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Movie in the Park in Costa Mesa

June 28, July 19, and August 16: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a free showing of three children’s movies.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Family Coloring at La Habra Library

Wednesdays: Explore the fun & relaxing art of coloring with your family. Designs for all ages & interests, supplies provided, but you may bring your own art supplies if you wish.

Build a Story Puppet Show at Placentia Library

July 19: Join a fun afternoon with puppets! Join in storymaking.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

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

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime in Lakewood

June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Dragons by Design in Lakewood

July 19: Master storyteller Rebecca Martin will take you on a journey of imagination into the world of dragons!

Water Play Wednesdays at Pretend City

Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.

Board Game Night for Teens in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Bored of the same old games? Challenge your mind! Learn new, interesting table top and role-playing games every Wednesday in the Teen Cafe.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Join the Michelle Obama Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge.Legos provided, you bring iyour imagination.School Aged Children.

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.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Kids Get In Free at the OC Fair

July 21 and 28, August 4 and 11: For Kids Day at the OC Fair, kids ages 12 and under are admitted free!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Animal Art II at the OC Zoo

July 20: Kids (3-4) can join an hour of creativity and fun with an animal theme! Come ready to get a little messy!

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Family Movie Night in Fullerton

June 15, July 20, August 17 and September 21: Bring your family for a fun-filled evening at the library, featuring age-appropriate movies for you to enjoy.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Movies in the Park in Tustin

July 20 – August 17: Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Knights of Valour at OC Fair

July 19-23: The Knights of Valour bring the thrill and spectacle of full-contact jousting along with exciting displays of horsemanship and medieval pageantry.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Concert in the Park in Placentia

Thursdays, July 13 – August 17: Settle in for an evening outdoors with great live music! Food will be available for purchase.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 22 – August 24: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times. Today, Gardens and Villa with Stacy Clark.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

Family Night at Sky High Jump in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Thursdays, July 6 – August 17: This all-ages outdoor dance party features the best salsa bands in Los Angeles, plus dance lessons that are sure to get some feet moving!

Free Concert in the Park in Fountain Valley

Thursdays, July 6-27: Pack up your favorite picnic dinner, or take your pick from the on-site food trucks, and jam out with the fam under the stars!

Under the Stars Music Series at the Muckenthaler

June 29 – September 14: Bring your own picnic to the Muckenthaler’s outdoor amphitheater for summer night concerts in Fullerton.

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Family Science Nights at the Ocean Institute

June 22, July 20, and August 17: Spend a summer evening in our Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Musical Magic Show in Yorba Linda

July 20: Be part of this fun and interactive musical journey as you enjoy this upbeat Music and Magic Show!

Safety Day in Westminster

July 20: This free educational event gives kids and families an opportunity to become familiar with the City’s safety staff and services, with bicycle licensing and fingerprinting, displays and exciting demonstrations.

Concerts in the Park in La Habra

June 22 – August 4: 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.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Concerts in the Canyon in Anaheim

Thursdays, July 13 – August 3: 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!

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Thursday Spectacular at La Habra Library

June 8, 16, 29 and July 6, 12, 20, and 27: The best 8 weeks of excitement and fun!

Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Family Science Nights at Ocean Institute

June 22, July 20 and August 17: Spend a summer evening in the Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Itsy Bitsy Storytime in Lakewood

June 8 – August 31: With your baby on your lap, enjoy bonding time through action/bounce rhymes, age-appropriate books, puppets, flannel boards, songs, and more!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

Family Fun Night at the Gardens

June 8, July 20 and August 17: Enjoy family fun nights at the Sherman Library and Gardens, with movie night, game night, and a family yoga night.

Toddler Playtime in Long Beach

Thursdays: Share book, puzzles, blocks, dolls, and puppets.Chiildren and caregivers can play with other toddlers and build their developmental as well as social skills.

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.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

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!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 16 – August 4: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers!

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

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!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

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.

Guys and Dolls in Long Beach

July 1 – August 5: Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Knights of Valour at OC Fair

July 19-23: The Knights of Valour bring the thrill and spectacle of full-contact jousting along with exciting displays of horsemanship and medieval pageantry.

Free Movie in the Park in Placentia

Fridays, July 7 – August 18: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfy after-dusk viewing of favorite family films.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

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.

Bioluminescence Night Cruise in Dana Point

June 23-24, July 21-22, August 18-19: Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer at night off the coast of Dana Point to encounter bioluminescent plankton.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

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.

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+).

Twinkle Time Magic Show in Lakewood

July 21: Grab your little twinkles and head over to this very fun magic show at the library!

Movies in the Park in Lake Forest

Fridays: Bring your friends, family and a blanket for free movie fun under the stars! Snacks are available for nominal fee.

Food Trucks and Flicks in Bellflower

Fridays, July 7, and 21, August 4 and 18: Don’t miss out on all the food and fun. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site, and movies will begin after the sun goes down – don’t forget your lawn chair!

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.

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 16-21: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

America in Words & Music in Long Beach

July 14-29: A special birthday salute to America, featuring short stories, poems, songs and essays by American writers and songwriters.

Dive-In Movies in La Habra

June 16 and July 21: Welcome to Dive-In Theatre, where you and your family can enjoy a family movie while relaxing at the pool.

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.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 27 – August 4: Celebrate 107 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

FUN-tastic Family Night in Lakewood

July 21, August 18 and September 15: Every day is a wonderful day to spend with your family! Come to The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood and join your neighbors and friends at FUN-Tastic Family Nights.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

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

Free Movie Under the Gun at the USS Iowa

July 21: Head to the fantail of the Battleship IOWA and enjoy a screening of “The Avengers” under the guns. Remember to bring your chairs and blankets for this event, and relax as you overlook the LA waterfront.

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 15 – August 3: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Family Movies in the Park in Yorba Linda

June 16 – September 15: Bring a low-backed chair and a blanket and snuggle up for a free family flick!

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.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

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

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!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

The Little Mermaid in Placentia

July 21-23 and 28-30: Believe in the wonder of live theatre again with performances of “The Little Mermaid” by Musical Theatre Orange County.

Summer Maker Days

July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in our Gallery.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

Tarzan Highlights Camp Performance in Costa Mesa

July 21: Enjoy the culmination of hard work, passionate students and, of course theater, as the students performan Tarzan Highlights Camp!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Fish Fridays at Pretend City

Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!

Tiny Tot Play Group in Long Beach

Fridays: A fun hour for babies, toddlers, and their families filled with stories, songs, and playtime.

Computer Classes in Long Beach

Fridays: English and Spanish introduction to computers, using the Internet and MS word.

Shoreline Symphonic Winds in Long Beach

June 21 – August 23: The Shoreline Symphonic Winds performs classic wind band literature as well as contemporary film score transcriptions with performances year-round in the parks and concert venues of Long Beach.

Annual Cypress Community Festival

July 22: 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.

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.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals 2017

July 22: During this 22nd annual event, dachshunds will dash 50 yards to qualify to compete for the title of Fastest Wiener Dog in the nation.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Big! World! Fun! Family Series in Hollywood

July 22 – August 12: The Big World Fun family series returns to the newly reopened Ford Theatres with an exciting line up of music and dance performances for kids (4-12) and their families.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Zookeeper Appreciation Day at OC Zoo

July 22: Help thank our zookeepers for all their hard work caring for OC Zoo animals, with thank you card-making, crafts, games, a zookeeper chat at 10:30 a.m., special toys and treats for the animals and a scavenger hunt!

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Family Sandcastle Building Day

July 22: 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.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 10 – August 12: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free community concert.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Music and Movies in the Park in Los Alamitos

June 24, July 8 and 22, and August 4: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join the community for a night under the stars, with live music followed by a screening of a family flick.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Guys and Dolls in Long Beach

July 1 – August 5: Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Shakespeare in the Park in Rossmoor

July 22-23: 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.

Knights of Valour at OC Fair

July 19-23: The Knights of Valour bring the thrill and spectacle of full-contact jousting along with exciting displays of horsemanship and medieval pageantry.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Japanese Cultural Festival in Norwalk

July 22-23: The annual festival will feature cultural arts displays, martial arts demonstrations, entertainment, crafts and lots of great food and games.

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).

Evening Bat Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

July 7-8, July 22, August 11-12, 26, and September 8-9: Come discover first-hand that this freshwater wetland is a magical place at dusk.

Bioluminescence Night Cruise in Dana Point

June 23-24, July 21-22, August 18-19: Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer at night off the coast of Dana Point to encounter bioluminescent plankton.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

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.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

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

Adventure Sail in Dana Point

June 3, July 22 and August 12: Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer.

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

FIGat7th Kids Club in Los Angeles

Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

Marvel Universe Live! in LA, Anaheim and Ontario

July 7-23: This summer, Marvel Universe LIVE! returns to SoCal with a brand new action-packed live superhero show spectacular for the whole family.

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.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lewis Family Playhouse

July 15-16 and 22-23: Watch the biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors as it comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Fantastic Family Storytime in Yorba Linda

Saturdays, June 24 – August 19: Bring the whole family to enjoy stories and crafts.

America in Words & Music in Long Beach

July 14-29: A special birthday salute to America, featuring short stories, poems, songs and essays by American writers and songwriters.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

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.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 1, 4, 8, 15 and 22: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Riding Hood Goes West in Oak Glenn

July 22 and 29, and August 4 and 5: This re-imagining of the brothers Grimm classic fairy tale Red Riding Hood brings wagons-ho to the dusty hills of Texas!

Saturdays in July at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Throughout the month of July, head to Golf N’ Stuff Norwalk for an incredible wristband deal, as well as free Saturday evening entertainment that includes face painting, balloon art and live music.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

WWI and Early Aircraft Exhibition at Planes of Fame Air Museum

July 22: Take a look at aviation 100 years ago as aircraft battled over the skies of Western Europe plus special discussions about the aviation period between the wars.

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

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.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Symphony in the Cities in Mission Viejo

July 22: It’s the perfect way to end a lazy summer day. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join Pacific Symphony for free music and family fun!

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!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

The Little Mermaid in Placentia

July 21-23 and 28-30: Believe in the wonder of live theatre again with performances of “The Little Mermaid” by Musical Theatre Orange County.

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.

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

Gymnastics Sleepovers at Surf City Gymnastics

Monthly: Join a gymnastic-themed sleepover.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Seussical the Musical in Santa Monica

June 24 – July 29: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Children’s Printmaking Workshop in Pasadena

July 22: Inspired by the prints in Gustave Baumann in California, carve an eraser stamp, then use it to create a printed ink design.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Stortyime and Snacks at The Brain Hub in Long Beach

June 24, July 22 and August 26: The Brain Hub is a learning center where they feed and exercise the brain. Kids (grades K-5), join The Brain Hub for their monthly Storytime and Snacks, which encourages reading for fun, boosts listening skills, and fosters imagination and creativity.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Just Books in Long Beach

Saturdays: Join the library and enjoy books read aloud by enthusiastic readers.

Kids Obstacle Course Mud Run in San Diego

July 22: Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of mud.

Pinocchio at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

July 15-30: Desperate for a son, lonely puppeteer Gepetto crafts a wooden boy. Pinocchio, however, is not content with his stilted life, so after making a promise to his father, he heads off to school, believing that’s the key to becoming a real boy.

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.

Orange County Fair 2017

July 14 – August 13: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Sunset at the Santa Ana Zoo

June 11, 25, July 9 and 23: Friends of Santa Ana Zoo host these after hour’s concert series and tasting events that feature live music, art by local artisans, Zoo animals, Train and Carrousel rides.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Sunday Late Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours while taking advantage of special savings.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Summer Concert at Rancho Los Cerritos

June 25, July 23, and August 27: Pack a picnic dinner and head over to the Rancho with friends and family to enjoy live music in the historic gardens.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Summer Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

July 2-August 27: Every Sunday during July and August the Long Beach Museum of Art invites you and your family to free artmaking workshops, with projects inspired by work on display in the museum.

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: A Huntington Beach tradition for 44 years, bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

Shakespeare in the Park in Rossmoor

July 22-23: 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.

Knights of Valour at OC Fair

July 19-23: The Knights of Valour bring the thrill and spectacle of full-contact jousting along with exciting displays of horsemanship and medieval pageantry.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Japanese Cultural Festival in Norwalk

July 22-23: The annual festival will feature cultural arts displays, martial arts demonstrations, entertainment, crafts and lots of great food and games.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Mary Poppins in Long Beach

July 7-23: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that are loved and some new additions.

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