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Events on June 15th, 2018

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

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

June 15 – August 31: Pick your team. Unlock the doors. Claim your treasure. Put on your fairy wings and troll suits (both real and imaginary) to enjoy this enchanted summertime activity as you explore the stunning 87-acre nature space

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

June 15: Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn. Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish.

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.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

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

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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

Memories with Dad at American Girl in LA

June 15: Dads and daughters (8+) enjoy a delicious meal, giggle over fun dice games, make-your-own “memory board” craft. You’ll even have a spiral book to record the best moments of your daddy/daughter outing, as well as a picture frame.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

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 15, July 20 and August 3: Gather the family, a blanket, some chairs and a picnic dinner for a rousing concert followed by a family movie.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 11th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,300+ participating bowling centers.

Buster Balloon in Lakewood

June 15: Join the library for an eye-popping afternoon with Buster Balloon!

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 15 – August 3: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers.

Academic Chess Friday Knights

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

Kids Night Out at Los Alamitos Youth Center

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

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.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 1 – September 29: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

San Diego County Fair

June 1 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate another year of fair fun.

Kids Night Out In Cypress

Third Fridays: Kids (5-12), get ready for a fun night out with friends. This program will have you busy throughout the night with games, crafts, a movie, dinner and dessert!

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.

Better Birding Basics: Birding by Ear in Agua Chinon

June 15: For hikers (12+) interested in an intense bird watching experience and the possibility of seeing something rare; learn how to search and identify birds by ear.

Annual Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

June 8-10 and 15-17: Take a day trip to Cherry Valley for the 14th annual Lavender Festival, with live music, horse-drawn wagon tours, lavender delicacies, a petting zoo, horse-back riding, crafts, lavender crown-making and a lavender marketplace.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Friday: LACMA staff reads folk tales and age-appropriate books on art and culture.

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

May 21 – September 3: Now through Labor Day, bowlers of all ages can buy a Summer Games Pass and enjoy up to three games of bowling every single day for the entire summer.

Summer Concerts at Farmers Market LA

April 6 – September 28: Enjoy free evening concert tribute performances spanning all musical genres, including rock, ethnic, pop and more!

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 13-18).

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.

Movies in the Park in Dana Point

June 1-22: Enjoy an evening under the stars with the nostalgic feel of a drive-in movie, except with low-back beach chairs or a blanket and a huge inflatable movie screen!

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Home School Days at Pretend City

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

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

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.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

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.

California Homeschool Convention in Ontario

June 14-16: Join other homeschool families for 3 days of exciting events!

OC Night Market in Costa Mesa

May 18-20, June 15-17 and August 24-26: OC Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages.

Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo

June 14-16: This annual expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors of coins, currency, stamps, sports cards, autographs and memorabilia.

Family Movie Nights on Redondo Beach Pier

Fridays, June 1-29 Stay after dark for Summer Family Films Under the Stars. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn!

The Lion King Jr.

June 15-16: Join the young cast of The Lion King Jr. as they sing and dance to a Disney favorite, live!

Fun Fridays with La Habra Swim Program

Fridays: Aquatics staff will host an hour of “Fun Friday” interactive games and activities for participants, and hot dogs will be added to the snack bar.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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

Kids’ Night Out in Buena Park

Select Fridays: Kids (4-10) enjoy a delicious dinner, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos.

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

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

Movie Under the Guns at the USS Iowa

June 15: Head to the fantail of the Battleship IOWA and enjoy a movie screening under the guns. Remember to bring your chairs and blankets for this event, and relax as you overlook the LA waterfront.

Outdoor Films That Rock at the Skirball

June 15, June 29 and July 13: Spend a summer night under the stars watching a film that celebrates the power of music.

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.

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 21- September 3: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

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!

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

June 1 – September 2: Immerse yourself in the world of the Muppets creator with classic clips, costumes and historic puppets, including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf and Bert and Ernie.

Disney’s Newsies in La Mirada

June 1-24: They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you and your family will never forget.

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition at The Queen Mary

Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.

Wonder of Dinosaurs in Redondo Beach

Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Friday Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay

Fridays: Join in the story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks.

Rainforest Adventure at Discovery Cube OC

Through September 9: Gear up for the ultimate rainforest adventure to explore and learn about these tropical environments.

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition at the Reagan Library

February 16 – August 19: Discover the man behind the legend. Now the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Reagan Library, its only Southern California stop on an international tour.

Candytopia in Santa Monica

March 5 – July 4: Explore the sprawling sanctuary of Candytopia. This four-month event celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights through a series of interactive art installations in over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Annie Get Your Gun in La Mirada

June 7-9 and 14-16: Journey through time and witness the life of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank E. Butler.

Father’s Day Celebration at American Girl in Los Angeles

June 15: (For girls ages 8 and up) Spend Father’s day with your little girl! Enjoy a delicious meal in the American Girl restaurant, play a fun dice game, make-your-own memory board craft and have a wonderful outing.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Starry, Starry Night at Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park

June 15: Kids (6+) Come join for an interactive night under the night sky.

Circus Vargas in Santa Ana and Laguna Hills

May 31 – June 17: Unleash your imagination and discover a world of pure circus magic and wonderment under the Big Top.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Happy Camper Summer Kickoff Party at My Gym

June 15: Start your summer right at My Gym Long Beach! Kids (3-13) will enjoy exciting games, rides, swings, summer refreshments, BBQ, and special happy camper summer deals.