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.
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.
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.
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.
June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”
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.
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.
Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!
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.
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.
Fridays, August 11, 18,25: Bring the family a free screening, plus games and activities before the show.
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.
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.
Third Fridays: Kids (5-11 and 12-14) enjoy a scavenger hunt, karaoke, dance, arts and crafts, games, sports, contests and more.
Fridays, July 7 – August 18: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfy after-dusk viewing of favorite family films.
August 11 and 18: Snuggle up under the stars, and enjoy some of your favorite family flicks!
June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.
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.
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+).
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!
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.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
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.
Fridays, August 4-25: Stay after dark for Summer Family Films Under the Stars. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn!
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.
Select Fridays: Kids (4-13) can enjoy games, crafts, dinner, popcorn and a movie!
August 18: Head to the fantail of the Battleship IOWA and enjoy a screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy” under the guns.
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.
Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.
June 16 – September 15: Bring a low-backed chair and a blanket and snuggle up for a free family flick!
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.
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!
August 18-20: Attend one of the largest women and diversity in tech, STEAM, and innovation conferences.
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.
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.
Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!
June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.
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.
Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!
Fridays: A fun hour for babies, toddlers, and their families filled with stories, songs, and playtime.
Fridays: English and Spanish introduction to computers, using the Internet and MS word.
August 12-20: South Coast Repertorys Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.
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.
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!
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.
Through September 3: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.
August 11-26: Join the Civic Theatre Under the Stars in their latest production, Jesus Christ Superstar.
August 11-20: The Orange County Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s High School Musical live in theatre. Bring out your whole family for this sepctacular musical that is sure to entertain all ages.