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The Summer Reading Program encourages children to read and parents to read to their young children Readers earn prizes and enjoy fun weekly crafts and entertainment events at the following Newport Beach Library locations.
You’re family is invited to the Space Center, the birthplace of the Apollo, to commemorate the moon landing. Activities include: Apollo Summer Camps in July; rocket launch world record attempt, July 16; NASA Day, July 19, including free admission; Apollo 11 Landing Day celebration, July 20 and more!
Jazz in Bixby Park celebrates the passion and dedication of outstanding young jazz musicians performing classic and modern jazz. Pack a picnic and enjoy the evening with friends and family!
Readers are invited to keep track of their time spent reading, and earn prizes! Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can join the Over the Moon Summer Read-to-Me Club with parents and caregivers sharing library books with their young children.
Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,300+ participating bowling centers.
OC Public Libraries (OCPL) invites readers of all ages to participate in the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge - It’s Showtime At Your Library! Earn points for reading and completing fun activities and collect badges along the way. All ages can participate.
Enjoy some classic and family-friendly movies on the beach! Food and drinks available for purchase.
Family-friendly concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheaters, community centers, libraries and museums throughout LA County featuring a variety of artists performing all genres.
Four outdoor screenings in historic Central Park include special free activities, Paradis Ice Cream (while supplies last), DJ music, and the chance to picnic in the picturesque setting prior to each film.
Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate.
The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum hosts an afternoon of free music featuring different surf bands back-to-back.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing! Space Racers are encouraged to dress in their best spacesuits for this 5k run/walk. All day family fun includes STEM presentations, 3D printing demonstrations, stellar space face painting and more.
Save Our Beach conducts a monthly beach cleanup on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. rain or shine at the beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street, Seal Beach.
Groups and individuals of all ages are invited to participate and support this monthly environmental clean-up effort. The 30-Minute Beach Cleanups are held rain or shine. Organizers provide free giveaways, trash bags, gloves, refreshments, and volunteer service verification forms.
Have you ever dreamed of being a star? Come and pretend as we make crafts for the stage and screen.
Explore nature in the great outdoors. Young attendees (3-9) will connect the natural world with their daily lives, deepening their understanding and appreciation for nature.
Get a feel for camps offered by the New York Film Academy for kids (10-13) and teens (14-17). Camps include filmmaking, acting for film, musical theatre, photography, screenwriting, 3D animation, and music videos.
Build and create with Lego blocks provided by the library!
Bring your ukulele, play, sing, and learn some songs. Beginners welcome! Don’t have a ukulele? Come sing along.
Grab the family for a day of sun, live music, and food, including fish and chips, bratwurst and jumbo hot dogs. It's the longest running event in Seal Beach! Sponsored by the Seal Beach Lions Club.
Kids (ages 3+) make fun crafts
Calling all inspired builders and creators! Enjoy building with our LEGO and DUPLO collections. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.
It’s time for Reptile Roundup Party! Hold a bearded dragon, build a mini habitat & learn about reptile care.
Join the community to rock out and dance. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase.
Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a fun, free community concert!
Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.
Bring a low-backed chair and a blanket and snuggle up for a free family flick.
Parents and children participate together to create an art project at the Long Beach Museum of Art with a free art-making workshop.
Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life. Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.
This beloved nature documentary, narrated by Morgan Freeman, is a story of survival, perseverance, love, and family in the frozen Antarctic.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to our dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts.
The whole family (9+) can enjoy a board game extravaganza, bursting with variety and interests.
The Dana Point Summer Concert Series features two bands an event with BBQ food and beverages available to purchase. Bring a blanket, or low back lawn chair, and get your groove on!
A Huntington Beach tradition for 45 years! Bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell. Wear your dancing shoes!
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of music in the park. Gourmet food trucks will be onsite and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine nonprofit organizations.
Bring blankets and low-level chairs and watch concerts under the stars.
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.
Kids Club is all about fun, exploring, and learning through crafts, story time, and fun performances planned throughout the year.
Teen volunteers present craft and game programs kids (grades 1-6). Kids may win prizes such as toys, posters, or t-shirts!
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 and unexpected. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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.
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 on Segerstrom's outdoor Arts Plaza.
Cory Hills will entertain with his unique blend of percussion instruments and storytelling. The audience will even help Cory construct and compose stories to perform during the show!
Las Marionetas en Desfile presented by Franklin Haynes Marionettes. Set to lively and passionate Mariachi and South American music, "Las Marionetas en Desfile" (Marionettes on Parade) is a multicultural show where the audience will hear about some of the traditions of Latin America while learning Spanish.
A fun-filled afternoon of stories, crafts and activities for children entering first grade and up. Weekly themes, see schedule on their website.
It's Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers' market! Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with unique vendors, and the farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.
Bring blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy some of the area's best live bands. Come before the show for community booths, kids' activities, gourmet food trucks and a beer and wine garden.
Celebrate 110 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars. Bring a blanket, chairs, and food and enjoy the sounds of big band, pop, jazz and more.
Watch family movies while lounging in the sand under the stars. Bring your blanket or low-back beach chairs and a picnic. Dinner, snacks, and popcorn are available for purchase.
Each week from June 19th through July 31st, the shopping center will invite children ages 4 through 12 to attend a themed activity, snack, kids craft and giveaway.