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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.
Guests are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths in a hand-built village of fine art and eclectic craftsmanship.
Obsessed with anime? Anime expo brings fans and industry together for an annual celebration of Japanese pop culture. Grab your friends, craft your cosplay, and get ready to experience anime like never before.
Enjoy the award-winning work of exhibited artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and much more.
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.
Join a guided hike where you will use the iNaturalist app that will teach you about the different species you see in nature! A BioBlitz is a citizen science event that focuses on observing and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.
Follow a present-day musical theatre fanatic eager to tell you about his favorite Broadway musical -- “The Drowsy Chaperone.” He's the ultimate Everyfan and “Drowsy” is his guilty pleasure.
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.
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.
Join Makersville for LEGO-builds, entrepreneur-presented events and Smart City fun! Kids can visit with Brickpreneurs and share their Smart City ideas.
Looking for places to go with your family today? Find everything from animal encounters and family fun centers to splash pads and water parks.
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.
Enjoy some classic and family-friendly movies on the beach! Food and drinks available for purchase.
Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.
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.
Supervised playground features a pond with rafts and play structures, including a rope bridge, a mud slide and a fort-building area.
Bring your little Wild One to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors. Join a fun-filled parent and child experience including storytelling, a guided nature walk, hands-on activities, and arts and crafts.
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.
Lights, camera, action! Let’s make crafts inspired by the silver screen. Join in and celebrate the fun and excitement of the movies. Schedule below:
Come watch free family movies at the library. Children can use their earned summer reading program Movie Snack reward at any moving starting July 5.
From June 21 - August 2, Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark invites you to make a splash at Family Friday Nights.
Enjoy a beautiful family-friendly three- or four-hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, TV shows and commercials. Includes two fun stops to explore along the route.
This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders an includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, as well as trophies for the top four players in each age category!
Join the summer movie night series in the park. Bring a blanket or low-back chair and sit under the night sky while enjoying a family-friendly movie! Go early to get a front seat, and enjoy the pre-movie activities.
Don’t miss out on all the food and fun. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site, and movies will begin after the sun goes down - don't forget your lawn chair!
A family-friendly monthly event that supports local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Enjoy fun activities, crafts and food with participating Bixby Knolls businesses through extended operating hours.
Give your kids a night of non-stop bouncing and games! Every other Friday night, parents can drop off the kids (ages 4-17) for a night of activities, music, pizza, juice and snacks.
Do your kids love FortNite, Minecraft, virtual reality or battling robots? Join BrainStorm on Friday or Saturday nights for BrainStorm Game Night!
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.
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.
Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen. Movie munchies and food items are available for a nominal fee.
Come back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer just might be the coolest guy in the room.
Every Friday and Saturday night, epic music, vibrant lighting and high-energy activities are combined to create an out-of-this-world experience.
Bank of America is helping its customers become "cultured" through their program "Museums on Us," giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.
Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer. Just stop by at any time on Saturday and ask about their special Bike Saturdays deals for bicyclists, as part of the largest citywide discount program for cyclists in the nation. Check the website for details, bike workshops, and events.
Throughout the month of July, head to Golf N’ Stuff Norwalk for an incredible wristband deal as well as free Saturday entertainment: CharmandHappy.com offers free face painting and balloon art, 5-7 p.m. and listen to The Hat Factory perform Americana music, 7-9 p.m.
Kidspace is celebrating 40 years with 40 Days of FUN! Parents can relive childhood memories of summer with spontaneous play alongside their children.
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.
Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.
Free skate clinics, open to the public, for beginner to intermediate skaters, ages 6-16. June 29, July 6, July 13 and August 3.
Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames. All Home Depot locations, check the website for details.
Take a guided wagon ride around the farm, stop at different areas and try different summer fruits and vegetables, and finally step into the melon patch to sample delicious homegrown melon, then take one of your own home!
The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a tour of the Upper Newport Bay every Saturday and Sunday morning year-round. Trained naturalists conduct water tours that begin with a quick lesson on how to paddle and then lead participants into the Ecological Reserve.
On the first Saturday of each month, join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris.
Ocean Institute beach cleanups removed over 1,000 pounds of trash in 2018. Help prevent even more trash from entering our ocean in 2019.
Kids (ages 3+) make fun crafts.
Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough or make arrowhead necklaces and adobe brick while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.
Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, 2 years - 200, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation.
Inspired by the Skirball summer exhibitions’ messages of freedom and authenticity, these interactive performances are designed to delight visitors of all ages.