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SUNDAY, JUNE 26: Enjoy interactive color-filled bubble stations, get sudsy with an overflowing foam zone and enjoy live entertainment, games and giveaways.
JUNE 25 - AUGUST 14: Experience the hands-on fun of transforming simple cardboard into cool creations. View inspirational cardboard art from LA artists.
JUNE 26: Come join for an interactive evening under the stars and immerse yourself in a scaled-down version of our solar system!
JUNE 20 - AUGUST 26: Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine has great free and affordable programs for youth and teens planned during the summer at 21 local parks. Kids can come out for games, crafts, sports, field trips and more Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
JUNE 20- AUGUST 26: Free classes, sports, fitness crafts and more will be offered from 5-8 p.m.at 11 city parks.
JUNE 29-30 & AUGUST 24-25: Downtown showcases the culinary culture of Downtown. This free event also features drink vendors, live music and more!
FIRST FRIDAYS: Experience Kidspace Children's Museum for free! Advanced reservations are required.
JULY 4: Offers free art, music, film, performing arts, textile, and culture classes!
JULY 4: Join Justin Rudd's "Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade" with a kids patriotic speech and costume contest!
JULY 5 & AUGUST 2: Toddlers and Tunes takes place on the Giant Wheel Lawn, near the ferris wheel from 1am to 12pm. Enjoy some fun in the sun with complimentary Carousel*, games, interactive DJ, and more.
EVERY FIRST THURSDAY: The first Thursday of every month is Free Day. Admission is free of charge with advance reservation.
JULY 9-10: The Lotus Festival includes a food court, dragon boat races, handcrafted artwork, a children's area, and much more!
JUNE 11 - AUGUST 20: Join OC Parks staff and OC Parks volunteers for a beginning archery course for first-time archers.
JULY 10: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
THIRD WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH: The Orange County Model Engineers offer public ride days every third weekend of each month. To ride the trains, children must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park.
JULY 21: Kick start your summer together as a family at Little Cottonwood Park in Los Alamitos! The event includes live music and entertainment for kids!
JULY 30 - AUGUST 7: The festival will offer a full calendar of engaging creative activities for the entire family to enjoy, including customization workshops, on-site surfboard shaping, public skate and BMX sessions, a community market, giveaways and sustainable installations.
JULY 30-31: View one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, plus Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances. Come enjoy the fun, food and excitement.
JULY 31: Take your family to a free event in Anaheim's Highway 39 Event Center for a day filled with free food, carnival games, and free toys!
AUGUST 7: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more at the Bowers Museum
AUGUST 26: End the summer with a fun free concert and enjoy food trucks and a free Kids Zone. Friday, 5 p.m.
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