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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

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

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

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.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4
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Location:
Fullerton Main Library, 353 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Cost:
Free

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:
Thursday, July 4
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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:
Thursday, July 4
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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:
Thursday, July 4
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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:
Thursday, July 4
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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:
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

4th of July in Huntington Beach

A hometown festival in Pier Plaza features food, music, exhibits and family activities. On the 4th, enjoy a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. and fireworks over the ocean at 9 p.m.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Pier Plaza Huntington Beach, 401 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Cost:
Visit website for price.

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:
Thursday, July 4 @ 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.

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:
Thursday, July 4 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014
Cost:
$14 – $20

Street Faire and Fireworks in Mission Viejo

Celebrate America's birthday with a patriotic, and fun-filled day of live entertainment, rides, craft vendors, food and game booths. Please, no pets, skateboards, roller blades, bicycles or BBQ grills. The shuttle operates around Lake Mission Viejo. Olympiad Road between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Junior Cosmic Bowling at Fountain Valley Bowl

Looking for a fun and safe after-school and summer break activity? Every Thursday, kids can enjoy Junior Cosmic Bowling, two hours of glow-in-the dark bowling. Also, register for Kids Bowl Free, which includes two free games a day all summer!

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Fountain Valley Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley,
Cost:
$8

4th of July Concert and Fireworks in Irvine

Celebrate Independence Day with food, music, raffle prizes and a spectacular fireworks show. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, activities for the kids and a live music performance. Stadium seating available or bring low-backed chairs and blankets for seating on the football field.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:
Irvine High School Stadium, 4321 Walnut Ave
Irvine, CA 92604
Cost:
$10 – $50

July 4th Celebration in Santa Ana

Bring family and friends to celebrate the nation's independence with a history walk, sports zone, kids' zone, live entertainment, food, canon exhibit and recognition of our military and armed forces, plus a spectacular fireworks show.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:
Centennial Park – Santa Ana, 3000 W Edinger Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Cost:
Free

4th of July Celebration in La Habra

The City of La Habra prides itself on having one of the best 4th of July events in the area, with fireworks, live bands, raffles, a kids' zone with carnival games, inflatables, balloon art, and face painting, plus food and craft vendors.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
La Bonita Park, 1440 W. Whittier Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
Cost:
$5 – $7

July 4th Late Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Families will be able to enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks display.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$28 – $94

Fourth of July Celebration in Tustin

Pack a picnic and blanket or come early for a seat in the bleachers. THS Boosters snack bar will be selling drinks, snacks and BBQ items. Operation Warm Wishes will be collecting non-perishable food items for disadvantaged and homeless vets.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
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:
Thursday, July 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Pacific Symphony’s July 4 Spectacular

Orange County’s favorite 4th-of-July celebration! The highly acclaimed “Hotel California” band headlines our extravaganza with mega-hits. Plus enjoy patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$12.50 – $99

4th of July Fireworks in Dana Point

Gather the family and friends, tune your radio to KSBR 88.5 FM, look towards the skies over Doheny State Beach, and experience this patriotic extravaganza synchronized to a captivating musical score.

Dates:
Thursday, July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
Dana Point Harbor, 34571 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Cost:
Free
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