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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

40 Days of Fun at Kidspace

Kidspace is celebrating 40 years with 40 Days of FUN! Parents can relive childhood memories of summer with spontaneous play alongside their children.

Dates:
Saturday, July 6 - Friday, August 16
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost:
Included with admission.

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 11
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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 11
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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 11
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Cost:
Free

The Queen Mary’s Free Movie Night Summer Series

Summer nights are perfect for an evening under the stars and a movie! Thursdays evenings through August 22, The Queen Mary invites all ages to free, outdoor screenings, including: an Indiana Jones Double Feature, Grease, and Double Feature night with Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11
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Location:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, 90802
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 11
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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 11
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West Side Story in Garden Grove

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Shakespeare's timeless classic story of Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American “Jets” and the Puerto Rican “Sharks.”

Dates:
Thursday, July 11
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Location:
GEM Theatre, 12852 Main St.
Garden Grove,
Cost:
$20 – $45

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 11
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Free Family Concerts in LA County

Family-friendly concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheaters, community centers, libraries and museums throughout LA County featuring a variety of artists performing all genres.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11
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Cost:
Free

Animal Art II at the OC Zoo

Kids (3-4) can join an hour of creativity and fun with an animal theme! Come ready to get a little messy! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting zoo animals up close!

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Location:
OC Zoo in Irvine Park, 1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, 92869
Cost:
$8

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 11 @ 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.

Magician David Skale at Newport Beach Libraries

Join us for David Skale’s “Show Me the Bunny!” This fantastic show features silly comedy, lots of audience participation, tons of magic, and…a bunny!

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Cost:
Free

7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day

7-Eleven Day is back! Beat the summer heat with a free Slurpee at participating 7-Eleven locations!

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

The Concerts in the Park series offers popular and diverse musical acts. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, or attendees may bring their own picnic basket.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Str.
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
Free

Wack-O-Lympics in Buena Park

A summer tradition for over two decades. This very popular event keeps kids so busy laughing they can barely finish the race. Activities include crazy relays, silly obstacle courses and more.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Drive
Buena Park, CA 90620
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 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Fountain Valley Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley,
Cost:
$8

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times. Along with yummy food trucks, a beer and wine garden will be available for attendees 21 and over.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Dance the night away with L.A.’s best salsa and Latin fusion bands at the Autry’s popular summer series. The outdoor parties include free lessons with a salsa instructor, access to museum galleries, a separate children’s dance floor, and more.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$6 – $15

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:
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment. Please remember that dogs, alcohol, and barbeques are not allowed at Lakewood parks.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Str.
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
Free

Free Summer Concert Series in Garden Grove

Gather the family and enjoy live music and fun in the park. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner; no EZ-ups or golf carts, please. Food trucks and dessert vendors will be available on-site.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Location:
Eastgate Park, 12001 St Mark St.
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Cost:
Free

Concerts in the Canyon in Anaheim

Set up your lawn chairs and blankets for free family fun in the canyon. Bring your own picnic, or buy dinner from a food truck, and don't miss the free games and activities!

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Location:
Ronald Reagan Park, 945 S. Weir Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92808
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 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Movies in the Park in Tustin

Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie.

Dates:
Thursday, July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cost:
Free

Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Long Beach

The musical adaptation of Disney’s classic film takes you on an adventure from a magical kingdom beneath the sea to a palace in the human world as the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, searches for love. Irresistible songs include "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Dates:
Friday, July 12 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, July 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Location:
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB, 6200 E Atherton St.
Long Beach,

Orange County Fair 2019

The annual OC Fair offers 23 days and nights of fun! Check out barns full of animals, zany and delish food, concerts under the stars, midway games and rides, action-packed sports, acres of shopping and more.

Dates:
Friday, July 12 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday, July 13 @ 12:00 am
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$7 – $14
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