Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

July 19 – August 6: Top amateur and professional surfers compete for honors in the largest surf competition in North America.

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.

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.

National Night Out in Seal Beach

August 1: Come out as the Seal Beach Police Department, Seal Beach Marine Safety, Community Services and Public Works Departments, along with Target Stores, bring you a night of information, entertainment, food, interaction and fun.

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.

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.

Free Family Night at Kidspace

August 1: Celebrate and honor science pioneers with your family on Free Family Night at Kidspace!

Shark Week at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

July 30 and August 1-5: Enjoy activities all week featuring exciting crafts, scavenger hunts, live shark feedings and much more!

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

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

National Night Out in Lake Forest

August 1: National Night Out is a nationwide evening event where communities across the country band together to give crime a “going away party.”

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.

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 Cycling Festival

July 29 – August 6: The Big Bear Cycling Festival offers a full week of rides, concerts a Kids’ Cyclefest and other fun cycling-related activities at 7000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains for the whole family!

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.

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.

National Night Out in Downey

August 1: National Night Out is a unique community event celebrated across the United States.

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.

Applications Due for Free Summer Dance Workshop

May 15, July 24 – August 3: Casa Romantica is pleased to present the second annual Summer Dance Workshop, July 24 – August 3, where kids (7-12) can try multiple genres of dance — free!

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.

The World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim

August 1-5: Visitors can see more than $100 million of numismatic national treasures including eye-opening displays of extraordinary rare coins and colorful paper money, such as a famous $3 million dollar nickel and historic California Gold Rush-era money.

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.

Kabuki Sushi at Benihana Newport Beach

August 1: Kabuki Sushi introduces kids (5-12) to the fun of sushi-making and provide hands-on instructions for assembling some signature Benihana rolls including the California Roll and Shrimp Tempura Hand Roll.

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.

Sponge Out of Water Party in Long Beach

August 1: Join us at Long Beach Towne Center for a Sponge Out of Water Party in front of Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26.

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.

Story Times in the Barnyard at Rancho Los Alamitos

Tuesdays, July 18, 25, and August 1: Summer story-telling series for children (5-8). Kids will learn about barnyards and animals through storytelling and a related craft.

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.”

Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

July 19 – August 6: Top amateur and professional surfers compete for honors in the largest surf competition in North America.

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.

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.

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.

Shark Week at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

July 30 and August 1-5: Enjoy activities all week featuring exciting crafts, scavenger hunts, live shark feedings and much more!

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.

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.

Wildlife Explorers at the OC Zoo

August 2: Kids (5-10) can connect with nature by exploring Irvine Park with one of the zookeepers.

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 Cycling Festival

July 29 – August 6: The Big Bear Cycling Festival offers a full week of rides, concerts a Kids’ Cyclefest and other fun cycling-related activities at 7000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains for the whole family!

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.

Concerts in the Park in Stanton

August 3-23: Bring the kids, your friends, a picnic and a blanket or chair to sit and enjoy a concert in the park!

Applications Due for Free Summer Dance Workshop

May 15, July 24 – August 3: Casa Romantica is pleased to present the second annual Summer Dance Workshop, July 24 – August 3, where kids (7-12) can try multiple genres of dance — free!

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.

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.

Free Concert at Bixby Park

August 2, September 6 and October 4: Join the Friends of Bixby Park for an evening of music and good times.

The World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim

August 1-5: Visitors can see more than $100 million of numismatic national treasures including eye-opening displays of extraordinary rare coins and colorful paper money, such as a famous $3 million dollar nickel and historic California Gold Rush-era money.

Summer Teen Overnight at the Aquarium of the Pacific

August 2: Teens (13-15) are invited to sleep with the fishes. Start the night with a pizza party before becoming an ocean explorer to discover the mysteries of the deep sea.

Luce Puppets Presents Cinderella Builds Her Dream at Placentia Library

August 2: Luce Puppets present the classic tale of Cinderella with handcrafted puppets, comedy and engaging characters.

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.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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

August 2: Experience foggy dry ice storms, Eggbert the Egg, and a Mad Science “burp” potion. Learn about chemical reactions, air pressure, and the three states of matter.

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.

Summer Play Dates at the MainPlace Mall

Wednesdays, July 12 – August 16: MainPlace Mall invites children ages 4-12 to participate in the center’s free Summer Play Dates program.

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.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations at Rancho Los Alamitos

Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.

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.”

Free Summer Concert Series in Garden Grove

Thursdays, July 6 – August 10: Gather the family and enjoy live music and fun in the park.

Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

July 19 – August 6: Top amateur and professional surfers compete for honors in the largest surf competition in North America.

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.

Concerts in the Sunken Gardens in Westminster

Thursdays, August 3-31: Gather the family and enjoy an evening of dancing and live music in Civic Center Sunken Gardens.

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.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

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

Dog Days of Summer in Fullerton

August 3: Tonight is a night just for the dogs! Bring your furry friend to the Fullerton Market for a night of dog contests, demonstrations, dog-related vendor booths and more.

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.

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.

JAM Session in Newhall

August 4: 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.

Shark Week at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

July 30 and August 1-5: Enjoy activities all week featuring exciting crafts, scavenger hunts, live shark feedings and much more!

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.

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 Kids’ Show at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Thursdays, June 13 – August 17: Treat your kids to a family-friendly show under the stars every Thursday all summer long at the historic Levitt Pavilion.

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.

International Surf Festival

August 3-6: Watch beach competitions including volleyball, lifegaurd, bodysurfing, SUP, paddleboard, surfing, sand castle design and swimming.

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.

Big Bear Cycling Festival

July 29 – August 6: The Big Bear Cycling Festival offers a full week of rides, concerts a Kids’ Cyclefest and other fun cycling-related activities at 7000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains for the whole family!

Live Exotic Animal Show in Yorba Linda

August 3: An awe-inspiring Animal Show where you will meet face to face, live exotic animals from all over the world.

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!

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at Mt. SAC Planetarium

August 3: Come watch as two children are on the adventure of a lifetime when they build a rocket out of cardboard.

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.

Applications Due for Free Summer Dance Workshop

May 15, July 24 – August 3: Casa Romantica is pleased to present the second annual Summer Dance Workshop, July 24 – August 3, where kids (7-12) can try multiple genres of dance — free!

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.

Penny Carnival in Bellflower

August 3: Kids (3-13) participate in carnival style games for fun or tasty prizes. Games include the ping pong toss for live goldfish, face painting booth, money ring toss, and the
candy sand booth.

The World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim

August 1-5: Visitors can see more than $100 million of numismatic national treasures including eye-opening displays of extraordinary rare coins and colorful paper money, such as a famous $3 million dollar nickel and historic California Gold Rush-era money.

Telescope Night at Mt. SAC Planetarium

August 3: Gaze through the telescopes and discover the wonders of the universe.

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.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Broncs & Bulls at OC Fair

August 3 and 5: Rodeo fans, throw on your boots and biggest belt buckles for two nights of bronc and bull riding excitement.

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.

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.

Back to the Moon for Good at Mt. SAC Planetarium

August 3: Immerse yourself in a race to return to the moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings.

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.”

Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

July 19 – August 6: Top amateur and professional surfers compete for honors in the largest surf competition in North America.

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.

Under the Sea at the OC Zoo

August 4: Kids (3-4) with their parents learn all about the creatures in the ocean, including fish, dolphins, sharks 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.

End of Summer Celebration in Lakewood

August 4: Take your little bookworms to the library for an end of summer art experience and book giveaway!

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.

La Habra Lions Corn Festival

August 4-6: Families can enjoy music, rides, games and music, plus buttery corn on the cob, great sandwiches, sweet funnel cakes and other tasty treats.

Free Family Movie at the Port of Los Angeles

August 4: Bring your lawn chairs, snacks and blankets to enjoy “Finding Dory” under the stars.

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament in LA

August 4-6: Kids (grades 3+) are invited to play in the annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament. No matter what your skill level, enjoy some fun and friendly competition.

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.

Movie in the Park in Signal Hill

June 19 and August 4: Movies in the Park returns for another summer of free, outdoor family-friendly films.

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.

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.

Shark Week at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

July 30 and August 1-5: Enjoy activities all week featuring exciting crafts, scavenger hunts, live shark feedings 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.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

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

Target Free Day at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

August 4: Bring out your little Olympian for fun kid-style games and competitions outside. Fun kid-style Olympic games and competitions will be featured every 1/2 hour.

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+).

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.

International Surf Festival

August 3-6: Watch beach competitions including volleyball, lifegaurd, bodysurfing, SUP, paddleboard, surfing, sand castle design and swimming.

LA County Arboretum Summer Nights Concert

Fridays, July 21, August 4 and 25: Bring out the kids to enjoy live music on select Friday nights featuring a variety of family-friendly entertainment and popular local bands.

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.

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.

Big Bear Cycling Festival

July 29 – August 6: The Big Bear Cycling Festival offers a full week of rides, concerts a Kids’ Cyclefest and other fun cycling-related activities at 7000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains for the whole family!

Summer Family Films Under the Stars in Redondo Beach

Fridays, August 4-25: Stay after dark for Summer Family Films Under the Stars. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

The World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim

August 1-5: Visitors can see more than $100 million of numismatic national treasures including eye-opening displays of extraordinary rare coins and colorful paper money, such as a famous $3 million dollar nickel and historic California Gold Rush-era money.

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.

Theatre Under the Stars Presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Buena Park

August 4-26: The global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years comes to Buena Park! Join a 1970 rock opera with music by Andre Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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.

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!

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day at Pretend City

August 4: Bring your sweet tooth to Pretend City today for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Broncs & Bulls at OC Fair

August 3 and 5: Rodeo fans, throw on your boots and biggest belt buckles for two nights of bronc and bull riding excitement.

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!

Miss Teen America Pageant in Downey

August 4-5: Young ladies from all over the country will compete for the prestigious title of Miss Teen America along with the chance to win a prize package fit for a queen.

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.

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

Civil War Day Camp in Wilmington

August 4: Kids (8-10) are welcome to come on down to the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum for a Civil War day camp that offers tours, games, and crafts.

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.”

5th Annual Great FV Campout

August 5-6: Gather the family for a night of camping, crafts, singing, flashlight hikes, s’mores 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.

Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

July 19 – August 6: Top amateur and professional surfers compete for honors in the largest surf competition in North America.

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.

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.

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.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

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

64th Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo in Long Beach

August 5: Grab your kids, fishing rods and reels and join Alfredo’s Beach Club for their 64th annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo!

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 Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 1 – August 13: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

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.

Wet and Wild 5K in La Mirada

August 5: Get ready for the annual Wet & Wild 5K, a charitable event to benefit children and families in need.

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.

La Habra Lions Corn Festival

August 4-6: Families can enjoy music, rides, games and music, plus buttery corn on the cob, great sandwiches, sweet funnel cakes and other tasty treats.

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.

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty

August 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20: Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center’s Central Garden, featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation.

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.

Young Artist Project in La Mirada

August 5: For the past 11 years, the Young Artist Project has been the place for discovering new talent.

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.

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.

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament in LA

August 4-6: Kids (grades 3+) are invited to play in the annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament. No matter what your skill level, enjoy some fun and friendly competition.

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.

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.

Chef of Olympians at Pretend City

August 5-26: Do you have a difficult time getting your child to try new foods or eat healthy food? Then this class is perfect for you and your child!

Sea Animals and Osmosis at the Space Center

August 5: Breath in, breath out. You are using your lungs to do your breathing. What about those who don’t have lungs — how do they breathe?

Silent Movie Nights at Heritage Square

July 29 and August 5: Picnic on the lawn surrounded by the historic Victorian homes of Heritage Square, while viewing classic and silent movies.

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.

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.

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.

Shark Week at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

July 30 and August 1-5: Enjoy activities all week featuring exciting crafts, scavenger hunts, live shark feedings and much more!

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.

Family Hike at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

August 5: Families enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain).

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.

Recycling Adventure at South Coast Botanic Garden

August 5: Stop by for some family adventure in this month’s Kids Club program, devoted to recycling!

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.

Free Concerts at Levitt Pavilion LA

Select Saturdays, July 8 – September 9: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, family and friends for a free performance at LA’s historic Levitt Pavilion.

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.

International Surf Festival

August 3-6: Watch beach competitions including volleyball, lifegaurd, bodysurfing, SUP, paddleboard, surfing, sand castle design and swimming.

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.

ScareLA Halloween Convention

August 6-7: Halloween can never come too soon! This weekend long spooktacular gives fans a chance to preview the latest attractions, workshops, industry panels, haunt experiences, film screenings and activities.

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.

Hot Wheels Garage Event in El Segundo

June 3 and August 5: Hot Wheels Garage features displays of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels tracks and cars to race with.

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.

Summer Music and Movie in Downey

August 5: Come on out for a night of fun, family and food trucks as Downey hosts their 3rd annual summer concert and movie viewing in the park.

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

Annie Oakley in Santa Monica

July 15 – September 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.

Big Bear Cycling Festival

July 29 – August 6: The Big Bear Cycling Festival offers a full week of rides, concerts a Kids’ Cyclefest and other fun cycling-related activities at 7000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains for the whole family!

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.

Summer Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.

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!

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.

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.

Airplane! in Pasadena

August 5: The Eat See Hear summer-long celebration of food, movies and music presents an outdoor screening of “Airplane!” (PG).

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.

The World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim

August 1-5: Visitors can see more than $100 million of numismatic national treasures including eye-opening displays of extraordinary rare coins and colorful paper money, such as a famous $3 million dollar nickel and historic California Gold Rush-era money.

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum of Orange County

August 5-6: Join a two-day reenactment of confederate and union soldiers daily lives during the Civil War. See large and small Civil War weapons and artillery, experience cannon firing demos, and activities at the Blacksmith shop.

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.

Theatre Under the Stars Presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Buena Park

August 4-26: The global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years comes to Buena Park! Join a 1970 rock opera with music by Andre Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Broncs & Bulls at OC Fair

August 3 and 5: Rodeo fans, throw on your boots and biggest belt buckles for two nights of bronc and bull riding excitement.

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 Teen America Pageant in Downey

August 4-5: Young ladies from all over the country will compete for the prestigious title of Miss Teen America along with the chance to win a prize package fit for a queen.

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.

Big Air Summer Games in Buena Park

July 15 – August 27: Get ready to experience Big Air in a whole new way with the Summer Games!

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.”

5th Annual Great FV Campout

August 5-6: Gather the family for a night of camping, crafts, singing, flashlight hikes, s’mores 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.

Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

July 19 – August 6: Top amateur and professional surfers compete for honors in the largest surf competition in North America.

Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes

August 6: A true celebration of summer, Maine lobster is flown in fresh and prepared on site with traditional seafood accompaniments, plus kids’ activities and live entertainment.

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.

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.

Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 1 – August 13: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

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.

La Habra Lions Corn Festival

August 4-6: Families can enjoy music, rides, games and music, plus buttery corn on the cob, great sandwiches, sweet funnel cakes and other tasty treats.

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty

August 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20: Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center’s Central Garden, featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation.

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!

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament in LA

August 4-6: Kids (grades 3+) are invited to play in the annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament. No matter what your skill level, enjoy some fun and friendly competition.

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.

Festival of Chariots in Venice

August 6: The Festival of the Chariots includes a free feast for thousands, entertainment, exhibits and booths, all bringing together the finest in Indian culture.

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!

Gallery Games at the Hammer Museum

August 6 and 27: Show your children that museums can be fun with these 45-minute guided sessions!

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.

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.

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!

International Surf Festival

August 3-6: Watch beach competitions including volleyball, lifegaurd, bodysurfing, SUP, paddleboard, surfing, sand castle design and swimming.

Family Fun Day at Del Mar Race Track

August 6: Enjoy Family Days every weekend during the race season but August 6 is the “super-sized” Family Fun Day with more activities than ever before.

ScareLA Halloween Convention

August 6-7: Halloween can never come too soon! This weekend long spooktacular gives fans a chance to preview the latest attractions, workshops, industry panels, haunt experiences, film screenings and activities.

Andell Family Sundays at LACMA

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27: Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

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.

Annie Oakley in Santa Monica

July 15 – September 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.

Big Bear Cycling Festival

July 29 – August 6: The Big Bear Cycling Festival offers a full week of rides, concerts a Kids’ Cyclefest and other fun cycling-related activities at 7000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains for the whole family!

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.

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

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

Trojanfest at South Coast Botanic Garden

August 6: TrojanFest is a USC Trojan Family festival bringing together more than 400 alumni and friends in the South Bay.

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.

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.

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum of Orange County

August 5-6: Join a two-day reenactment of confederate and union soldiers daily lives during the Civil War. See large and small Civil War weapons and artillery, experience cannon firing demos, and activities at the Blacksmith shop.

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.

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.

Celebrate Friendship Day at Pretend City

August 6: The best kinds of SHIPS are FRIENDSHIPS! Bring your friends and make some new ones at Pretend City today!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

Festival of Cuban Music and Dance in Santa Ana

August 6: Enjoy the sights and sounds of Cuba during this family-friendly festival. Family festivals include art-making activities, cultural traditions, and live music and dancing!

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.

Fiesta del Charro at OC Fair

August 6: See the beautiful talents and skill of the charro, a Mexican horseman or cowboy typically dressed in an elaborately decorated outfit.

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.

The OC Fair Fun Run 5K

August 6: The 5K will take place through the OC fair grounds in conjunction with the OC Fair. Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes, and lots of fun!

Story Pirates with The Broad Stage

August 6: Story Pirates has developed a series of Family Engagement Workshops, designed to give parents and children fun learning enrichment activities to do together at school, as well as providing follow-up activities to do at home, which further reinforce academic skills in an engaging way.

Big Air Summer Games in Buena Park

July 15 – August 27: Get ready to experience Big Air in a whole new way with the Summer Games!

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.

Paddle the LA River

August 6: Kayak the Los Angeles River on a water-bound tour of the Sepulveda Recreation Basin, led by river guides fromLos Angeles Conservation Corps.

Storybook Adventures at Kidspace

August 6: Join us for a day of adventure as we explore the magic of storytelling. Use your imagination, and build a cardboard castle and much more.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

Autry Explorers: American Girl® at the Autry

August 6: Celebrate Josefina™ with the Autry! Uncover your artistic skills with a Josefina-inspired activity with costume, textile, and design experts Bobi Garland and Christina Ingalls.

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.”

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.

Free Movie Mondays at Segerstrom

Mondays, July 10 – August 7: Movie-goers can look forward to casual evenings full of fun-filled activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks while watching five fan-favorite films.

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.

Tween Cartooning Class in Yorba Linda

August 7: Learn to draw classic cartoon characters like SpongeBob Square Pants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Snoopy, and many more!

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!

Celebrate Raksha Bandhan at Pretend City

August 7: ‘Raksha Bandhan’ or ‘Rakhi’ is a special Hindu occasion to celebrate the special bond and love between brother and sister.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

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

Art and Music Preschool Playdate in Mission Viejo

August 7: Children create their own artistic masterpieces through various mediums of hands-on art and music.

Swazzle Puppets in Newport Beach

August 7-8: Swazzle Puppets presents “Ricky Raccoon and the Green Rangers” at the Crean Mariners Branch Library.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Swazzle Puppets in Newport Beach

August 7-8: Swazzle Puppets presents “Ricky Raccoon and the Green Rangers” at the Crean Mariners Branch Library.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

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!

Demolition Derby at the OC Fair

August 9-13: Watch motor homes (August 9), cars (August 10 and 13), and minivans (August 12) get crunched at the Demolition Derby at the OC Fair’s Action Sports Arena.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Concerts in the Park in Stanton

August 3-23: Bring the kids, your friends, a picnic and a blanket or chair to sit and enjoy a concert in the park!

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.

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 Scale The Magician at Placentia Library

August 9: Kids are amazed by tricks and fun with interactive activities.

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.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Twinkle Time Concert in Lakewood

August 9: Join the library for dancing and singing to the pop music of Twinkle Time and her friends.

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.

Summer Play Dates at the MainPlace Mall

Wednesdays, July 12 – August 16: MainPlace Mall invites children ages 4-12 to participate in the center’s free Summer Play Dates program.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations at Rancho Los Alamitos

Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.

Free Summer Concert Series in Garden Grove

Thursdays, July 6 – August 10: Gather the family and enjoy live music and fun in the park.

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!

Demolition Derby at the OC Fair

August 9-13: Watch motor homes (August 9), cars (August 10 and 13), and minivans (August 12) get crunched at the Demolition Derby at the OC Fair’s Action Sports Arena.

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.

Concerts in the Sunken Gardens in Westminster

Thursdays, August 3-31: Gather the family and enjoy an evening of dancing and live music in Civic Center Sunken Gardens.

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

August 10: Kids (5-8) can come help us create “toys” and “treats” for our zoo animals to play with!

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.

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.

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.

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.

When I Grow Up Day at Pretend City

August 10: What do you want to be when you grow up? Pretend City invites all Pretenders and their parents to meet and interact with professionals from all over the community at When I Grow Up Day.

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!

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.

Free Kids’ Show at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Thursdays, June 13 – August 17: Treat your kids to a family-friendly show under the stars every Thursday all summer long at the historic Levitt Pavilion.

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.

Buster Balloon Show in Yorba Linda

August 10: Buster’s Balloon Show is a wild mix of side-splitting comedy fused with incredible balloon twisting skills!

Bands in the Sand in San Clemente

July 27 and August 10: Bring your beach chairs or blanket, set your toes in the sand and get ready for an evening of fun and music, suitable for the whole family.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

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!

Demolition Derby at the OC Fair

August 9-13: Watch motor homes (August 9), cars (August 10 and 13), and minivans (August 12) get crunched at the Demolition Derby at the OC Fair’s Action Sports Arena.

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.

Movie in the Park in Fountain Valley

Fridays, August 11, 18,25: Bring the family a free screening, plus games and activities before the show.

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.

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 Under the Stars in Anaheim

August 11 and 18: Snuggle up under the stars, and enjoy some of your favorite family flicks!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Family Films Under the Stars in Redondo Beach

Fridays, August 4-25: Stay after dark for Summer Family Films Under the Stars. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn!

Summer Campout at Etnies Skatepark

August 11-12: Skateboard, camp and watch movies during this supervised campout.

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.

2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

August 11-13: Start watching the night skys in the second week of August, when the Delta Aquarid meteor shower moving at a steady pace, reliably producing meteors each night.

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!

Lil’ Abner in Long Beach

August 11-13 and 18-20: Dogpatch loafer Li’l Abner is loved by Daisy Mae, but the Yokumberry Tonic his Mammy has given him to make him strong has made him uninterested in romance.

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.

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.

The Teen Broadway Camp Performance in Costa Mesa

August 11: Come together to celebrate and enjoy the teens of A&L studios as they put on their summer broadway performance!

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.

Theatre Under the Stars Presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Buena Park

August 4-26: The global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years comes to Buena Park! Join a 1970 rock opera with music by Andre Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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!

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.

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

Tinkertopia at El Segundo Museum of Art

Fridays, August 11, 18 and 25: Join us as we play, tinker, build, rebuild, engineer and tune-up our own inventions using recycled tinkering materials provided by ESMoA.

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.

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.

Huck Finn Fishin’ Derby in Huntington Beach

August 12: At this 54th annual summer event, kids (4-15) can bring their fishing poles to the end of the pier to fish and compete for prizes.

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!

Demolition Derby at the OC Fair

August 9-13: Watch motor homes (August 9), cars (August 10 and 13), and minivans (August 12) get crunched at the Demolition Derby at the OC Fair’s Action Sports Arena.

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.

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.

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.

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 Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 1 – August 13: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

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.

Free Concerts in Anaheim

Saturdays, August 12 and 19: The price is right at these free summer concerts, sure to entertain the whole family!

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.

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty

August 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20: Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center’s Central Garden, featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation.

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.

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.

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).

Chef of Olympians at Pretend City

August 5-26: Do you have a difficult time getting your child to try new foods or eat healthy food? Then this class is perfect for you and your child!

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.

Teen Art Academy at the Norton Simon

August 12-13: Students learn about different flag-making techniques as well as how flags have typically been used as symbols of national or ethnic identity.

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.

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.

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 at Levitt Pavilion LA

Select Saturdays, July 8 – September 9: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, family and friends for a free performance at LA’s historic Levitt Pavilion.

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.

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.

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

Annie Oakley in Santa Monica

July 15 – September 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.

Fantastic Family Storytime in Yorba Linda

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

Summer Campout at Etnies Skatepark

August 11-12: Skateboard, camp and watch movies during this supervised campout.

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.

ArtWalk NTC at Liberty Station in San Diego

August 12-13: See and purchase artwork from hundreds of artists, from oil painting and sculpture, to photography and jewelry, and enjoy live music, interactive art for kids and adults and delicious street food in a beautiful al fresco setting.

Summer Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.

2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

August 11-13: Start watching the night skys in the second week of August, when the Delta Aquarid meteor shower moving at a steady pace, reliably producing meteors each night.

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.

Lil’ Abner in Long Beach

August 11-13 and 18-20: Dogpatch loafer Li’l Abner is loved by Daisy Mae, but the Yokumberry Tonic his Mammy has given him to make him strong has made him uninterested in romance.

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!

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.

Emergency Pursuit Derby at OC Fair

August 12: First responders, including local police departments and fire department chiefs, are pitted against each other for a new twist on demolition derby.

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.

Hawaiian Gardens Friendship Pow Wow

August 12-13: Dancers, drums and spectators are welcome at the City’s 17th annual Robert Canada Friendship Pow Wow.

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.

Theatre Under the Stars Presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Buena Park

August 4-26: The global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years comes to Buena Park! Join a 1970 rock opera with music by Andre Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

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.

Just Books in Long Beach

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

Into the Woods in Costa Mesa

August 12-20: South Coast Repertorys Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

Big Air Summer Games in Buena Park

July 15 – August 27: Get ready to experience Big Air in a whole new way with the Summer Games!

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

A Faery Hunt Magic in Sherwood Forest

August 12: A treasure hunt, circle time with the fairy queen, dancing, games, fairy unicorn card readings, fairy face painting, snacks, frolic and lots of fun.

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.

Gamelatron Performances at the Hammer Museum

August 12: This immersive sonic experience comprises a five-part kinetic sculpture that combines traditional Indonesian instruments with modern robotics.

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!

Demolition Derby at the OC Fair

August 9-13: Watch motor homes (August 9), cars (August 10 and 13), and minivans (August 12) get crunched at the Demolition Derby at the OC Fair’s Action Sports Arena.

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.

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.

Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 1 – August 13: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

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.

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty

August 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20: Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center’s Central Garden, featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation.

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.

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!

Teen Art Academy at the Norton Simon

August 12-13: Students learn about different flag-making techniques as well as how flags have typically been used as symbols of national or ethnic identity.

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.

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.

Andell Family Sundays at LACMA

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27: Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

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.

826LA at the Hammer Museum

August 13: What are the words that make you think of home? What are the names of people and places from your history? In this writing workshop, share and explore language unique to your communities.

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.

Reading in the Redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center

June 25, July 23 and August 13: Join a “TreeHug Hike” out to the Redwood Forest to read a great book under the canopy of the nature center’s tallest trees.

Annie Oakley in Santa Monica

July 15 – September 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.

ArtWalk NTC at Liberty Station in San Diego

August 12-13: See and purchase artwork from hundreds of artists, from oil painting and sculpture, to photography and jewelry, and enjoy live music, interactive art for kids and adults and delicious street food in a beautiful al fresco setting.

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

World Elephant Weekend at Los Angeles Zoo

August 12-12: World Elephant Day is an international effort celebrating Asian and African elephants, and bringing attention to the urgent threat of their extinction. Visit L.A. Zoo’s state-of-the-art Elephants of Asia exhibit and learn about its three elephant residents, go on a tour, enjoy story time, a craft station and much more.

2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

August 11-13: Start watching the night skys in the second week of August, when the Delta Aquarid meteor shower moving at a steady pace, reliably producing meteors each night.

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

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

Lil’ Abner in Long Beach

August 11-13 and 18-20: Dogpatch loafer Li’l Abner is loved by Daisy Mae, but the Yokumberry Tonic his Mammy has given him to make him strong has made him uninterested in romance.

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.

Hawaiian Gardens Friendship Pow Wow

August 12-13: Dancers, drums and spectators are welcome at the City’s 17th annual Robert Canada Friendship Pow Wow.

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.

Open Activity Day at irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

August 13: Come to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center to enjoy a full day of 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.

Reading in the Redwoods at Environmental Nature Center

April 30, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 13 and September 10: Join a “Tree Hug Hike” out to the Redwood Forest. A naturalist reads a great book under the canopy of the tallest trees while your family relaxes together on a blanket or towel.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Into the Woods in Costa Mesa

August 12-20: South Coast Repertorys Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

Big Air Summer Games in Buena Park

July 15 – August 27: Get ready to experience Big Air in a whole new way with the Summer Games!

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tween Library Luau in Yorba Linda

August 14: Escape to the tropics and say aloha to fun as we play island-style games, create beach themed crafts, and make a yummy snack.

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!

World Elephant Weekend at Los Angeles Zoo

August 12-12: World Elephant Day is an international effort celebrating Asian and African elephants, and bringing attention to the urgent threat of their extinction. Visit L.A. Zoo’s state-of-the-art Elephants of Asia exhibit and learn about its three elephant residents, go on a tour, enjoy story time, a craft station and much more.

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

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

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

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.

Annie at Peppertree Park

August 15-19: Broadway in the Park presents Annie, the musical about a little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Backyard Animals at the OC Zoo

August 16: 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Concerts in the Park in Stanton

August 3-23: Bring the kids, your friends, a picnic and a blanket or chair to sit and enjoy a concert in the park!

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.

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.

Ken Frawley at the Plactenia Library

August 16: Join Ken Frawley with music, stories, and puppets.

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.

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.

Stroll and Savor in Belmont Shore

August 16-17: The longest running food event in Long Beach. Taste from over 45 restaurants in the shore who offer the best of their menu.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Comedy Juggling in Lakewood

August 16: David Cousin presents the summer finale with mind-blowing juggling tricks! Open to all ages.

Annie at Peppertree Park

August 15-19: Broadway in the Park presents Annie, the musical about a little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.

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.

Summer Play Dates at the MainPlace Mall

Wednesdays, July 12 – August 16: MainPlace Mall invites children ages 4-12 to participate in the center’s free Summer Play Dates program.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

Big Birds Adventure at Mt. SAC Planetarium

July 27 and August 16: Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.

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.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations at Rancho Los Alamitos

Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.

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.

Concerts in the Sunken Gardens in Westminster

Thursdays, August 3-31: Gather the family and enjoy an evening of dancing and live music in Civic Center Sunken Gardens.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Snack Time at the OC Zoo

August 17: Kids (5-10) can find out what the zoo animals eat and receive for treats, then make some food treats to take home!

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 Kids’ Show at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Thursdays, June 13 – August 17: Treat your kids to a family-friendly show under the stars every Thursday all summer long at the historic Levitt Pavilion.

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.

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.

Comedy Juggling Show in Yorba Linda

August 17: Be astonished at this Comedy Juggling Show presented by world record holder, David Cousin.

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.

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.

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.

Stroll and Savor in Belmont Shore

August 16-17: The longest running food event in Long Beach. Taste from over 45 restaurants in the shore who offer the best of their menu.

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.

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.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Annie at Peppertree Park

August 15-19: Broadway in the Park presents Annie, the musical about a little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

Totality Solar Eclipse at Mt. SAC Planetarium

August 17: Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse happening on August 21. “Totality” is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Movie in the Park in Fountain Valley

Fridays, August 11, 18,25: Bring the family a free screening, plus games and activities before the show.

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.

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.

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 Under the Stars in Anaheim

August 11 and 18: Snuggle up under the stars, and enjoy some of your favorite family flicks!

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.

Long Beach BBQ Festival

August 18-20: This three-day BBQ extravaganza features competitions and tastings, live bands, a giant food court and dance floor, plus a children’s area with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and more.

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+).

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.

Brea Fest

August 18: Brea Fest is a family event that is Brea’s “tastiest” celebration and party of the year. “Kidsville” includes face painting, a caricature artist, make-and-take crafts, and kid-friendly foods.

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.

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.

Summer Family Films Under the Stars in Redondo Beach

Fridays, August 4-25: Stay after dark for Summer Family Films Under the Stars. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn!

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.

Kids’ Night Out in La Habra

Select Fridays: Kids (4-13) can enjoy games, crafts, dinner, popcorn and a movie!

Free Movie Under the Gun at the USS Iowa

August 18: Head to the fantail of the Battleship IOWA and enjoy a screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy” under the guns.

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.

Lil’ Abner in Long Beach

August 11-13 and 18-20: Dogpatch loafer Li’l Abner is loved by Daisy Mae, but the Yokumberry Tonic his Mammy has given him to make him strong has made him uninterested in romance.

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.

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.

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!

Wonder Women Tech 2017 Conference and Expo In Long Beach

August 18-20: Attend one of the largest women and diversity in tech, STEAM, and innovation conferences.

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.

Theatre Under the Stars Presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Buena Park

August 4-26: The global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years comes to Buena Park! Join a 1970 rock opera with music by Andre Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Annie at Peppertree Park

August 15-19: Broadway in the Park presents Annie, the musical about a little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.

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.

Into the Woods in Costa Mesa

August 12-20: South Coast Repertorys Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

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.

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

Tinkertopia at El Segundo Museum of Art

Fridays, August 11, 18 and 25: Join us as we play, tinker, build, rebuild, engineer and tune-up our own inventions using recycled tinkering materials provided by ESMoA.

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.

Tiki Beach Festival in Long Beach

August 19-20: This annual celebration of Island culture features an island marketplace, arts and crafts, authentic island food, a kids’ zone and play areas, canoe rides, tiki carving and live music and dancing.

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.

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.

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 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.

Natsumatsuri Family Festival in Los Angeles

August 19: This annual summer celebration features Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

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.

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 in Anaheim

Saturdays, August 12 and 19: The price is right at these free summer concerts, sure to entertain the whole family!

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.

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty

August 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20: Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center’s Central Garden, featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation.

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.

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

Rocket Fever! in Downey

August 19: LA’s first and only urban rocket festival returns! Come by and fly your own rocket, build your own rocket and learn about rockets.

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).

Chef of Olympians at Pretend City

August 5-26: Do you have a difficult time getting your child to try new foods or eat healthy food? Then this class is perfect for you and your child!

Floating Ocean Lab in San Pedro

August 19: Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium aboard a specially equipped vessel where you’ll have opportunities to study some of the near-shore animals which will be collected during the trip.

Family Day at the Norton Simon

August 19: Grab a passport and travel to Paris, Rome and Kerala. Take in a view of the Pont des Arts, people-watch at St. Peter’s Basilica and check out a colorful panel for a temple or chariot in Kerala. Gather stickers for your passport at each stop, and design your own stickers inspired by your travels.

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.

Long Beach BBQ Festival

August 18-20: This three-day BBQ extravaganza features competitions and tastings, live bands, a giant food court and dance floor, plus a children’s area with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and more.

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.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

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

Jurassic Park with the Pacific Symphony

August 19: A soundtrack 65 million years in the making! Experience the classic film while Pacific Symphony performs John Williams’ thrilling score live.

10th Annual Plane Pull in Long Beach

August 19: Watch local teams test their strength, stamina and endurance to see how far they can pull a 124,000-pound FedEx Boeing 757 the fastest.

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.

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!

Free Concerts at Levitt Pavilion LA

Select Saturdays, July 8 – September 9: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, family and friends for a free performance at LA’s historic Levitt Pavilion.

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.

Art Crawl Experience in Anaheim

May 13, August 19 and November 18: Art Crawl Experience or simply “ACE” is a visually invigorating, tastefully titillating and explosive art walk and arts festival, featuring live artists, crafts, performances and gourmet food trucks.

Family Day at the Hammer Museum

August 19: Art is a powerful tool for social change. Speak up for yourself and others in an afternoon of artist workshops, music, and more!

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.

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

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.

Annie Oakley in Santa Monica

July 15 – September 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.

Nutcracker Auditions in Anaheim

August 19: Sunrise Ballet presents free and open-to the public auditions for its annual season of Nutcracker.

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.

California Hot Sauce Expo in Long Beach

August 19-20: Dozens of hot sauce purveyors will offer samples at this 3rd annual event, which also includes a Guinness Book of Records pepper-eating challenge, contests, food, entertainment and more.

Summer Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.

Surf City Street Skate in Hungtington Beach

August 19: This fun event for the whole family includes open skate areas, novice and intermediate/advanced S.K.A.T.E Tournaments, a bounce house, and more!

Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles

August 19-27: Join various events and activites to celebrate Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Events include festivals at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, a parade at Grand Park and more.

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.

Lil’ Abner in Long Beach

August 11-13 and 18-20: Dogpatch loafer Li’l Abner is loved by Daisy Mae, but the Yokumberry Tonic his Mammy has given him to make him strong has made him uninterested in romance.

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.

Hairspray Audition Workshop in Costa Mesa

August 19: Calling all the nicest kids in town! Get a step up on the audition and find out what the directing team will be looking for!

Pasadena POPS Summer Concerts at the LA Arboretum

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

Wonder Women Tech 2017 Conference and Expo In Long Beach

August 18-20: Attend one of the largest women and diversity in tech, STEAM, and innovation conferences.

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.

Raiders of the Lost Ark at La Cienega Park

August 19: The Eat See Hear summer-long celebration of food, movies and music presents a screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG).

Theatre Under the Stars Presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Buena Park

August 4-26: The global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years comes to Buena Park! Join a 1970 rock opera with music by Andre Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

Sensational Saturdays at Placentia Library

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

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.

Summer Reading Craftstravaganza and Ice Cream Social at Placentia Library

August 19: Celebrate the end of summer reading by designing fun crafts. After putting together cool creations, meet in the PLD Community Meeting Room, at 3 p.m., for some ice cream. Find out who won the the summer reading prizes!

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.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

A Faery Hunt at the Los Angeles Arboretum

August 19: What a lovely way to spend a morning with the family, outdoors in nature while inspiring the imaginations of everyone involved!

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 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.

Annie at Peppertree Park

August 15-19: Broadway in the Park presents Annie, the musical about a little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.

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.

Into the Woods in Costa Mesa

August 12-20: South Coast Repertorys Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

Big Air Summer Games in Buena Park

July 15 – August 27: Get ready to experience Big Air in a whole new way with the Summer Games!

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

A Faery Hunt’s Musical A Mermaid’s Tail at the LA Arboretum

August 19: Auntie Angelica takes the audience on a gentle adventure to help Mermaid LiBan back to the ocean to find her tail!

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.

Tiki Beach Festival in Long Beach

August 19-20: This annual celebration of Island culture features an island marketplace, arts and crafts, authentic island food, a kids’ zone and play areas, canoe rides, tiki carving and live music and dancing.

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.

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 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.

Annual Plum Festival in Huntington Beach

August 20: Bring the family to celebrate everything plum, with live music, carnival games, face painting, plum cakes, plum crepes, a BBQ kitchen, arts and crafts vendors and more.

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.

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty

August 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20: Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center’s Central Garden, featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation.

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.

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.

Weiner Dog Races at Old World

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

Family Flicks at the Hammer Museum

August 20: Enjoy one of the greatest comedies ever made, “The General”!

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.

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!

Long Beach BBQ Festival

August 18-20: This three-day BBQ extravaganza features competitions and tastings, live bands, a giant food court and dance floor, plus a children’s area with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and more.

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.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

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

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.

Summer Whalewatch in San Pedro

August 20: Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff as they search the Catalina Channel for the largest animals in the world. Blue, fin and humpback whales spend part of their summer here to feed on huge amounts of krill.

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!

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.

Andell Family Sundays at LACMA

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27: Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

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.

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.

Annie Oakley in Santa Monica

July 15 – September 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.

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

California Hot Sauce Expo in Long Beach

August 19-20: Dozens of hot sauce purveyors will offer samples at this 3rd annual event, which also includes a Guinness Book of Records pepper-eating challenge, contests, food, entertainment and more.

Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles

August 19-27: Join various events and activites to celebrate Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Events include festivals at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, a parade at Grand Park and more.

Kids Extreme Obstacle Course in Manhattan Beach

August 20: Be ready to swim, run, go over, under, through and between various obstacles!

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

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

Lil’ Abner in Long Beach

August 11-13 and 18-20: Dogpatch loafer Li’l Abner is loved by Daisy Mae, but the Yokumberry Tonic his Mammy has given him to make him strong has made him uninterested in romance.

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.

Wonder Women Tech 2017 Conference and Expo In Long Beach

August 18-20: Attend one of the largest women and diversity in tech, STEAM, and innovation conferences.

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.

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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

Into the Woods in Costa Mesa

August 12-20: South Coast Repertorys Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

Big Air Summer Games in Buena Park

July 15 – August 27: Get ready to experience Big Air in a whole new way with the Summer Games!

The Lion King Sing Along at El Capitan Theatre

August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!

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.

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.

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.

Total Solar Eclipse at the Jet Propulsion Lab

August 21: Sky-gazers in North America and Canada will have a chance to see one of the most stellar celestial events visible from Earth: a total eclipse of the sun!

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.

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!

Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles

August 19-27: Join various events and activites to celebrate Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Events include festivals at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, a parade at Grand Park and more.

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.

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.

Parade of Makers with Makersville in Long Beach

August 21-25: Each Maker will present for one hour, what he/she does, makes or some special project he/she has devised. Schedule subject to change and cancellation.

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.

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!

Senior Citizen Day at Pretend City

August 21: It’s Senior Citizen Day and Pretend City wants everyone’s grandparents to join in the fun!

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.

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.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

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

Solar Eclipse 2017

August 21: Grab your safe solar lenses and look to the sky as the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth.

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.

Hocus Pocus Auditions in Long Beach

August 21-22: The Kids Theatre Company is bringing to the stage the Halloween Spooktacular that is Hocus Pocus! Children of all ages are invited to audition for this epic tale of evil witch sisters.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

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

Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles

August 19-27: Join various events and activites to celebrate Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Events include festivals at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, a parade at Grand Park and more.

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.

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.

Parade of Makers with Makersville in Long Beach

August 21-25: Each Maker will present for one hour, what he/she does, makes or some special project he/she has devised. Schedule subject to change and cancellation.

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.

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!

Tooth Fairy Day at Pretend City

August 22: Pretend City welcomes families to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day! Bring your healthy smiles for our special guest, the Tooth Fairy.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Los Angeles

August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

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.

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.

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.

Hocus Pocus Auditions in Long Beach

August 21-22: The Kids Theatre Company is bringing to the stage the Halloween Spooktacular that is Hocus Pocus! Children of all ages are invited to audition for this epic tale of evil witch sisters.

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.

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