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June 2019

Newport Beach Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program

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.

Dates:
Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, August 10
Cost:
Free

Laguna Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival

Celebrate art with over 100 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, which features art demonstrations and workshops for kids, live entertainment and food and drink.

Dates:
Friday, June 28 - Sunday, September 1
Location:
Laguna Art-A-Fair, 7777 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$7 – $9

Nighttime Zoo at San Diego Zoo

As the days get longer, guests can take advantage of extended zoo hours to join in all the fun of Nighttime Zoo’s special activities, evening festivities and live entertainment.

Dates:
Friday, June 28 @ 9:00 am - Monday, September 2 @ 9:00 pm
Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

Guests are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths in a hand-built village of fine art and eclectic craftsmanship.

Dates:
Friday, June 28 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, September 1 @ 10:00 pm
Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$4 – $9

July 2019

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

The magical competition is brewing once again at South Coast Botanic Garden — who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls? This time our magical Garden residents are throwing a Jamboree in honor of the games! You are invited to attend, that is, if you can find the super-secret location.

Dates:
Monday, July 1
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
Included in admission.

Summer Reading Challenge at Orange County Public Libraries

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.

Dates:
Monday, July 1
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Cost:
Free

Nighttime Zoo at San Diego Zoo

As the days get longer, guests can take advantage of extended zoo hours to join in all the fun of Nighttime Zoo’s special activities, evening festivities and live entertainment.

Dates:
Monday, July 1
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Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

Outings Ideas for Today

Looking for places to go with your family today? Find everything from animal encounters and family fun centers to splash pads and water parks. 

Dates:
Monday, July 1
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Knott’s Summer Nights

After the sun goes down, Knott’s Summer Nights livens up the night with a nighttime party that offers numerous ways to celebrate the outdoor festivities as live music, food and family-friendly games take over the Knott’s midway, June 7th – August 11th.

Dates:
Monday, July 1
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Battleship Science on the USS Iowa

Kids (grades 3-6) explore battleship science, building Lego models, playing games, and testing demolition tactics in the morning, and then visiting parts of the ship during the afternoon aboard the USS Iowa.

Dates:
Monday, July 1 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Location:
USS Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., Berth 87
San Pedro,
Cost:
$83

Bella Terra Kids Club

Kids Club is all about fun, exploring, and learning through crafts, story time, and fun performances planned throughout the year.

Dates:
Monday, July 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Cost:
Free

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Dates:
Monday, July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Summer Family Fun at the Autry Museum

Uncover the stories of the people who shaped the West with hands-on objects, dress-up, scavenger hunts, gold panning, native plant exploration and more activities inspired by Western history and culture.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Location:
The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
Included in admission.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, 92648
Cost:
Free

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

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.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

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.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cost:
Free

Parent and Me: Kick and Play in Irvine

Bring your tots onto the field for some hands on experience in soccer! This is a parent-child pre-soccer program specifically designed for toddlers. Knowledgeable instructors and puppet friends Mimi and PePe will take you and your little one through a world of exciting activity.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 3 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$132

San Diego County Fair

There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s YOU, partner. 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.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 3 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014
Cost:
$14 – $20

3rd of July Celebration in Orange

Celebrate Independence Day a day early as Orange salutes, the Red, White, and Blue. Activities include interactive games, entertainment, delicious food from local non-profit groups, a patriotic musical performance by the Orange Community Master Chorale and a glorious firework display.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 3 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
El Modena High School, 3920 Spring St.
Orange, CA 92869
Cost:
$7

Band on the Sand in Seal Beach

Bring your chairs and blankets and head to the beach for this fun event. Dance to live music, enjoy tasty food trucks, family games, Kid Zone, bicycle giveaways and a firework display!

Dates:
Wednesday, July 3 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

4th of July Firecracker Train

July 4th: After a delicious BBQ Tri-tip & Chicken Dinner and train ride through the beautiful Heritage Valley you will enjoy a wonderful display of Fireworks put on by the City of Fillmore!  This 4th of July family fun train trip sells out fast so don't wait. 

Dates:
Thursday, July 4
Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$25 – $75

Concert in the Park in Tustin

Relax and enjoy the sounds of great music! Pack a picnic lunch or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Don’t miss out on this free event!

Dates:
Wednesday, July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Peppertree Park, 230 W. First St.
Tustin, CA 92780
Cost:
Free

Summer Concerts at Boisseranc Park

Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat. Bring a beach chair and blanket, purchase food from local food trucks and treats from the candy bar, and enter prize drawings.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Henry Boisseranc Park, 7520 Dale St.
Buena Park, CA 90620
Cost:
Free

Knott’s Summer Nights

After the sun goes down, Knott’s Summer Nights livens up the night with a nighttime party that offers numerous ways to celebrate the outdoor festivities as live music, food and family-friendly games take over the Knott’s midway, June 7th – August 11th.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Celebrate Independence Day at the Nixon Library

Celebrate the Fourth of July with an All-American day at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library! Witness history with Revolutionary War encampments, meet General George Washington, John Adams, Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine and General Charles Cornwallis. Hear Benjamin Franklin give educational presentations and more!

Dates:
Thursday, July 4
Location:
Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

4th of July Festival in Anaheim Hills

Celebrate America's birthday with a firecracker 5K/10K, a patriotic parade, Yankee Doodle dog show, food, entertainment and most importantly fireworks!

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location:
Peralta Park, 115 N. Pinney Drive
Anaheim, CA 92807
Cost:
Free

July 4th Country Fair in Brea

The all-day festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, followed by the annual fair featuring live entertainment, a kiddie parade, food, games, exhibits, a teen fun area, and a marketplace craft area.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location:
Brea City Hall Park, 401 S Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
Cost:
Free

Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July

Celebrate Independence Day in style, come early and spend the day exploring the ship; listen to live music, enjoy family-friendly entertainment (carnival games, kids party, dancing, strolling performers, more) and get front and center to the giant fireworks extravaganza.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
$29 – $129
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