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JULY 2 - SEPTEMBER 5: Shop unique artwork and enjoy live music, roaming entertainment, daily art demonstrations and a variety of food and drink offerings.
SELECT DAYS, JULY 16 - AUGUST 14: For decades, Pearson Park Amphitheatre has been home of affordable summer amusement for the residents of Anaheim and the surrounding communities.
JULY 2-30: Meet zoo staff for a fun time of exploration and discovery at a local park. Every Friday, staff will visit a different park.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS, JUNE11 - SEPTEMBER 4: Enjoy classic and family-friendly movies on the beach! Movies are free; food and drinks available for purchase.
MARCH 11 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2021: Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies in our seasonal Butterfly Pavilion. This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures shimmer.
JULY 16 - SEPTEMBER 6: The DiscOasis is a theatrical walk-through journey of music, art, dancing, live performances, roller skating, and good times. The main attraction will be roller skating in the middle of the Garden's 87 acres.
Join your family and friends for a relaxing evening under the stars at Stanton Central Park. July 9: Lion King, July 16: Trolls World Tour, July 23: Tom and Jerry, and July 30: Raya and the Last Dragon.
SELECT DATES, JUNE 21 - AUGUST 27: Free movies at a variety of parks, June 21 - August 27. Movies begin at dusk. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic-style dinner and their family and friends.
APRIL 1 - JULY 31: Visit South Coast Botanic Garden for this new exhibit featuring an immersive butterfly pavilion, an emergence chamber with caterpillars and pupae, and new garden plantings of tulips, pollinators, and other butterfly-attracting flowers.
WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY, JULY 23 - AUGUST 1: See over 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs, including the 50-foot-long Megalodon! Enjoy your own personal audio tour guide and see realistic and interactive baby dinosaurs too!
FRIDAYS, JULY 16 - AUGUST 20: Enjoy a series of summer movies. Movies are complimentary to the community, self-seating is available on a first come first serve basis
JUNE 13 - SEPTEMBER 6: This summer, bubbles are taking over Kidspace. Bubble Planet is an all-new, all-outdoor experience with bubble-themed activities and soapy, spacey versions of your favorite Kidspace exhibits. The 3.5-acre campus will be filled with bubbles just for you and your family to pop, bounce, and splash.
MAY 14 - AUGUST 1: Stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in an antique tractor-drawn wagon, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, and taste lavender-inspired dishes like lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.
FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, JULY 2 - AUGUST 29: Boat Cinema is LA's first movie experience from your own personal mini boat. Reserve a mini electric boat, a party boat float, or roll up in your own boat after a day on the lake.
JULY 9 - AUGUST 8: In this all-new immersive experience based on the iconic board game. Guests become detectives to solve the mystery of who murdered the elusive Mr. Boddy. Interrogate the infamous suspects and use investigative skills to solve the mystery. Recommended for ages 8+.
FRIDAYS, JULY 9 - AUGUST 6: Bring your family and friends to enjoy a movie under the stars!
Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie.
JULY 16 - AUGUST 15: It’s Time for Fun!! The OC Fair will be held Wednesdays - Sundays with advance purchase of tickets only!
JULY 29 – AUGUST 22: Enjoy fair rides and games, local and national entertainment, a social media stage, adult beverage sampling, vendor booths, and a designated kids area.
FRIDAYS, JUNE 18 - SEPTEMBER 10: OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings family-friendly movies to the big screen at your favorite regional parks. Grab a drink and a snack and get cozy for a screening under the stars.
Weekends, June 5 - September 26: Take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating trolley or behind a locomotive every weekend. Parking, entry to grounds, and entry to open exhibits are free (except during special ticketed events). Select trains and trolleys run every weekend for $8-12.
From a Teddy Bear Picnic and and National Ice Cream Day to Space Week and Harry Potter's Birthday, Pretend City has lots of special July events for littles and their families to enjoy!
WEEKENDS: Join the crew of the Research Vessel Sea Explorer for a Whale Watching experience. See whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more as your explore the Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy an outdoor movie that brings together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food and progressive new music.
SELECT WEEKENDS, JULY 31 - SEPTEMBER 12: Re-Opening Revelry, a new hour long celebration of the Bob Baker Marionettes’ favorite things. From birthday cake and picnics, to holidays and seasons, this show is bursting with a myriad of puppets.
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Is the heat getting you down? Well for the first time in forever, winter is coming indoors for just one day. Enjoy fun frozen activities that'll keep kids cool and entertained.
TUESDAY, THURSDAY & WEEKENDS: Pick yummy summer produce; learn about and sample all sorts of melons! Everyone gets a melon to take home and a visit with the barnyard animals.
SATURDAY THROUGH AUGUST: Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tallship.
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Join Long Beach Youth Chorus for their first mini-golf tournament. Prizes for best (and worst) golfers, and family fun.
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Support and celebrate the critical work MMCCLA does for ocean conservation and to save seals and sea lions. Enjoy food trucks vendor booths, live music, and patient viewing.
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Enjoy gallery tours, hands-on activities, & book readings. Using air-dried clay, participants will have the chance to make their own artwork. When the clay dries you can paint it with acrylic or tempera paint at home!
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Join Scholars Collective for this free community event. Wizards will create magic potions (using science), make their own wizard wand, play trivia games, and more. Coffee, refreshments, and 1 hour of child care available for parents.
THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, JULY 8 - AUGUST 29: Cardboard City is a 10,000 square foot pop-up art center with free exhibitions of cardboard sculptures and architectural models, free family crafting activities, a schedule of classes, and a shop selling tools and materials so families can make cardboard art at home. Free and open to all visitors!
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Live music from three amazing bands, gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and kids' activities.
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JUNE - AUGUST: Enjoy a stroll in the gardens at twilight on selected evenings June through August. The public is invited with pre-purchased tickets to visit the gardens 4:30-8pm, Friday through Sunday. Tickets will be released every other Tuesday at noon.
JULY 17 - AUGUST 14: The City of Irvine Sizzlin' Summer Concerts return to Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge with a series of family-friendly, socially distanced concerts. Bring a picnic basket or purchase treats from on-site gourmet food trucks. Advanced registration required.
JULY 1 - AUGUST 28: Free concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays, July 1 - August 28, 6-8 p.m
SELECT DAYS, JULY 15 - AUGUST 1: South Coast Repertory is excited to partner with Mission San Juan Capistrano to provide you with the opportunity to gather safely outdoors and experience two family-friendly, world-class theatre productions under the stars.
JULY 31 & AUGUST 14: Bring the entire family and enjoy an evening of FREE family fun and movie entertainment under the stars at Lakewood Center Mall. July 31: Cool Runnings, August 14: Raya and The Last Dragon
SUNDAYS, JULY 18 - AUGUST 15: These free concerts feature two bands (3pm and 4:30pm), held at Sea Terrace Park behind Dana Point Library.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1: Join Free Rein Foundation and tour into the pasture to meet, hug, and groom rescued horses. Volunteers will guide you through introductions. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
JULY 11 - NOVEMBER 7: Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in an outdoor amphitheatre within Topanga Canyon's lush and rustic natural surroundings.
SELECT DATES, JUNE 19 - AUGUST 21: Join this musical interactive, immersive performance filled with beautiful fairies, music, laughs and fun. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty!
AUGUST 2-3: Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County presents this Broadway style revue show with a talented cast of 9 to 16 year old students. Enjoy songs sung by broadway's best sidekicks and villains.
JUNE 1-3, JULY 6-8, and AUGUST 3-5: Enjoy some of the most magical songs like never before! Join musicians for an exclusive concert in an intimate open-air venue. With the expert performance of these classical musicians and the stunning atmosphere created by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll enjoy all your favorites as if you were listening to them for the first time.
TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, NOW - SEPTEMBER 8: Summer Movie Express tickets are just $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: Enjoy food, games, and a family-friendly movie, Trolls. Activities start at 6pm. Movie starts at dusk.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: This free event features police vehicles and fire engines, appearances by the Mounted, SWAT, and K9 Units, Drone Team demonstrations, crime prevention tips, face painting and other activities for kids.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: Enjoy an evening of family friendly fun, including games, bounce houses, a display of emergency vehicles and much more!
TUESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Enjoy the best young children’s books from diverse authors read to you in the California Native Garden. They will read stories and sing songs for your family every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Free!