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Events on July 26th, 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!

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 2018

July 13 – August 12: 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 19 and 26, August 2 and 9: For Kids Day at the OC Fair, kids ages 12 and under are admitted free!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: 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 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

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.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: 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.

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Animal Art II at the OC Zoo

June 8 and July 26: Kids (3-4) can join an hour of creativity and fun with an animal theme! Come ready to get a little messy!

Family Films in Costa Mesa

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

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays: 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.

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

Movies in the Park in Tustin

July 12 – August 9: Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie!

Urban Kids Consignment 4-Day Sale in Huntington Beach

July 26-29: This 4-day event will feature tons of discounted baby, children and maternity clothes, room decor, toys, furnishings, shoes, books, outdoor equipment 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.

Cool Summer Nights at Shipley Nature Center

Thursdays, July 19 – August 9: Shipley Nature Center stays open late, with a line-up of fun evening presentations for the whole family.

Monster Truck Destruction Tour at the OC Fair

July 25-29: Experience the raw power and car-crushing fury of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring monster trucks.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: 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.

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

Thursdays, June 21- August 9: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment.

Family Film Festival in Orange

Thursdays, June 21, 28 and July 12, 19 and 26: Bring a blanket and enjoy popular children’s films in an air-conditioned community room.

Concert in the Park in Placentia

Thursdays, July 19 – August 16: Settle in for an evening outdoors with great live music! Food will be available for purchase.

Drop-in Family Fun at the Autry

June 19 – August 3: Uncover stories of people who shaped the West through hands-on objects, dress-up trunks, scavenger hunts, and playful activities inspired by Western history and culture.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 21 – August 23: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times.

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.

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 5 – August 16: 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!

The Emperor’s New Clothes Immersion Camp

July 23-27: (Kids 6-13) Immerse into the Mainstage Players Immersion Camp held by the Creative Kids Playhouse.

Free Concert in the Park in Fountain Valley

Thursdays, July 5-26: Pack up your favorite picnic dinner, or take your pick from the on-site food trucks, and jam out with the fam under the stars!

Summer Streetfest Concert in Bellflower

Thursdays, June 28, July 12, 26, and August 9: Come join your neighbors for a rockin’ good time on The Boulevard, with good food, great music and exciting family fun.

Under the Stars Music Series at the Muckenthaler

June 28 – October 25: Bring your own picnic to the Muckenthaler’s outdoor amphitheater for summer night concerts in Fullerton.

Be Brave Workshop in Costa Mesa

July 26: This 90-minute, age-appropriate, interactive session includes verbal and physical skills to defend against sexual abuse, violence, and abduction.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

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

Free Concerts on the Pier in Redondo Beach

uly 19 – August 30: 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 21, July 26, and August 23: Spend a summer evening in our Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.

Family Funtime Animal Show in Yorba Linda

July 26: Visit face-to-face with real live exotice animals from all around the globe presented by Wild Wonders.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

July 5-August 16: Dance the night away with L.A.’s best salsa and Latin fusion bands at the Autry’s popular summer series.

Bands in the Sand in San Clemente

June 21 – August 30: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.

Concerts in the Park in La Habra

July 12 – August 2: 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 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in San Juan Capistrano

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

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 7 – July 26: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: 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 12 – August 9: 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.

Free Family Concerts in LA County

Through October: 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.

Summer Maker Days

July 4-29: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in the Gallery.

Fullerton Market

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

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.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Thursdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge. Legos provided, you bring your imagination.

Summer Concerts at El Dorado Nature Center

June 14 and 28, July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23: Enjoy a sunset picnic by the El Dorado Nature Center lake. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner.

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.

School of Rock at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

July 24 – August 5: Based on the hit film, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of hard working students in to hard rocking musicians.

Family Film Festival in Orange

July 19 and 26: Bring a blanket and enjoy popular children’s films in the air-conditioned Community Room.

15th Annual La Habra Kids Talent Show

July 26: Come and watch your talented friends and neighbors shine, then enjoy an ice cream sundae sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Hello Dolly! at The Gem Theater

July 19 – August 5: Hello Dolly! takes place in New York City at the turn of the century. Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker and a professional meddler, but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Movie Nights in the Sunken Gardens in Westminster

Thursdays, July 12-26: Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food trucks and carts will have food items for sale.

Sleep Class in Granola Babies

March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, and July 26: Enjoy an open discussion on the fundamentals of putting your child to sleep calmly and peacefully.

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.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

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.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Christopher T. Magician at the Mary Wilson Library

July 26: Visit the library to have your senses and mind bewildered by magic!

Flights of Fantasy Story Theater in Newport Beach

July 26: Watch “From the Page to the Stage,” folktales from around the world come to life with memorable characters, props, and costumes.

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.

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

Beauty and the Beast in Thousand Oaks

July 20-29: Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beasts garden.

Jungle Book in Pasadena

July 17-29: From Mowgli to Baloo the Bear, Kaa the Snake and more, Jungle Book re-imagines the classic book by Rudyard Kipling, and brings to life the characters that we know and love.

Sand Sculptures at Sherman Library and Gardens

Through September 3: Sherman Library & Gardens presents “Sandscapes,” a sand sculpture display on view, made up of 15 tons of sand!