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Events on July 28th, 2017

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

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.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

July 1-31: Take a guided wagon ride around the farm, stop at different areas and try different summer fruits and vegetables, and finally step into the melon patch to sample delicious home grown melon.

Long Beach Crawfish Festival

July 28-30: Now in its 23nd year, the Long Beach Crawfish Festival combines the best Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans music, tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style, a giant food court, children’s stage, bounce houses, karaoke lounge and more.

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.

Magic Show in Lakewood

July 28: Head over to the library, pull up a seat and enjoy this very special magic show with Arthur Trace!

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.

Urban Kids Consignment 3-Day Sale in Huntington Beach

July 27-30: This 4-day event will feature tons of discounted baby, children and maternity clothes, room decor, toys, furnishings, shoes, books, outdoor equipment 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.

Monster X Tour at the OC Fair

July 26-30: Experience the raw power and car-crushing fury of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring monster trucks.

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.

Parents’ Night Out with Lil’ Chef School

July 28: Let your kids (3+) cook up some fun while you get a night on the town! For all of our Cool Cats and Chicks- wear your favorite 50’s threads and join us for our Sock Hop bash.

Band Nights at Etnies Skatepark

Fridays: Etnies Skatepark marks its 10th year of hosting all-ages concerts, featuring some of SoCal’s great skate bands.

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+).

Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum

July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25: Awaken your senses with great music, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks and more.

Parents Night Out with Lil’ Chef School in Irvine

Last Friday: Parents drop kids off for a night of cooking.

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.

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.

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.

AAA Child Safety in Orange

May 19 and July 28: During this free carseat education class presented by AAA, learn about occupant-protection laws, how to select the right seat, how to correctly secure your child in a seat and installation tips.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

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

Oh Sew Teen Club in Long Beach

Fourth Fridays: For teens with their own sewing machines, who are dying to learn new techniques, sew age appropriate projects and make new friends!

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.

$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.

Superhero Training Workshops at Pretend City Children’s Museum

July 25, 26, 27 and 28: Does your child have a favorite Superhero? Party Karacters lead superhero training workshops where each week will be taught by a different superhero and sidekick (sidekick will be added if over 10 children register).

Sunset Cinema Movie Night Series at Carbon Canyon Regional Park

July 14 – August 18: Join us for our summer movie night series in the park. Bring a blanket or low-back chair and sit under the night sky while enjoying a family-friendly movie!

Free Family Concerts in LA County

Through October: Free family-friendly concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheatres, community centers, libraries and museums throughout LA County featuring a variety of artists.

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!

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.

Author Reading and Writing Workshop at Storymakery

June 23, July 28 and August 25: Treat your kids to a fun, interactive, and educational event they will love!

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.

Potty Training Parenting Workshops in Mission Viejo

July 13 and 28: Need ideas or support to make your child’s potty training a success? Learn tips and techniques to ensure a successful, positive experience.

Hairspray The Broadway Musical

July 5-30: Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Hairspray is an uplifting story about integration on a local TV dance show for all ages.

Upstairs Downstairs Tours of the Gamble House

July 27 – August 13: This summer the Gamble House will once again open its servants’ quarters for exclusive “Upstairs Downstairs” tours.

Free Friday Night Lawn Games at Orange County Great Park

Fridays, July 14 – August 25: Put some fun into your Fridays. Whether taking your date on a balloon ride or an evening stroll with the family, these trendy lawn games are a perfect addition to your evening at the Great Park.

Damn Yankees in Westminster

July 14-30: Batter Up! The All-American and Tony Award winning hit “Damn Yankees” is coming to Westminster this month.

The Frog Prince in Laguna Hills

July 28: Come see as this classic fairy tale is brought alive on stage by the Mainstage Players. Watch as a spoiled princess befriends a frog who magically turns into a handsome prince!

Build It Tech Spaces Camp

July 24-28 and August 7-11: Unleash every child’s tech passion through the different creative spaces at Build It Workspace.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 3: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

Impossible Science LIVE at Discovery Cube OC

July 22 – August 6: Come down to the Discovery Cube for a live action stage show will take viewers on a journey through different stages of “the impossible.”