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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for places to go with your family today? Find everything from animal encounters and family fun centers to splash pads and water parks.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
In this fun hand-building workshop, kids (10+) and adults learn how to make their own ceramic fortune cookies, perfect for a unique gift.
Watch a family flick under the stars, with pre-show music and plenty of food trucks. Bring your own blanket or low-backed chairs - even your dog! Locations vary.
Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.
Camp overnight at the zoo! Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and settle in to listen to the nighttime sounds of the zoo. The experience includes guided evening and morning tours of the Zoo, interactive activities, a nighttime snack, and live animal presentations. Continental breakfast is also provided.
Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area's best family entertainers.
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.
During Toddler Time, Big Air provides their youngest guests with the time of their lives jumping around and giving moms and dads a fun outing destination. Big Air opens their doors for little ones to jump at their own speed and comfort level.
On the first Sunday of every month, Chuck E. Cheese opens two hours early, specifically for children with autism and other special needs.
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.
Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to our dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts.
Cruise the beautiful Dana Point Harbor during this family-friendly harbor cruise. On the cruise, Ocean Institute staff will share the history and ecology of the harbor.
Sunday Circle is a monthly event for the children, volunteers and staff of The Friendship Circle to come together for a variety of entertainment, recreation and enrichment activities such as music, art, sports, and dance sessions.
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.