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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.
Kidspace is celebrating 40 years with 40 Days of FUN! Parents can relive childhood memories of summer with spontaneous play alongside their children.
Get ready to be amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures). Watch art come to life right before your eyes in a star-lit amphitheater. There’s nothing else like it.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Kids (3-11) and parents alike can participate in an overnight camp experience with games, crafts, nature walks, roasting marshmallows and singing around the campfire. Camp guides will help parents set up camp and help kids have fun. All meals and snacks are prepared so parents can relax and enjoy nature. $10 per person.
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.
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.”
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 its birthday and you are invited! Create and wear a birthday hat, play classic party games, and join the interactive dance party with DJ Bree and a confetti blast at 1:00pm each day.
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.
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.
Join Santa Monica Playhouse for a heart-warming and unique Snow White story.
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.
Kids can fly around Big Bear for absolutely free and take in the beautiful sights around them while gaining the confidence of being in the air.
Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircrafts at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.
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!
Help gather important data about which species are calling the Nature Center home. Beginners welcome. Bring water, sun protection, and a sack lunch.
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.
Just meet at the check-in table on the grass area, down the Junipero Ave. beachfront parking lot, near the Lifeguard HQ (lot 66) where you’ll sign a waiver form and pick up your cleanup materials.
Meet our nature guides at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.
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!
Supervised playground features a pond with rafts and play structures, including a rope bridge, a mud slide and a fort-building area.
The ultimate babysitter preparation class! Kids (10+) become certified in basic First Aid and CPR/AEAD for adults and children.
The Big World Fun family series returns to the Ford Theatres with an exciting line up of music and dance performances for kids (4-12) and their families.
It's never too early to channel your inner fashionista/o! Families will learn the fundamentals of fashion, embroidery and sewing, with fun take-away pieces to add to the family fashion portfolio.
Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity, imagination & fun.
Practice reading aloud by sharing a book with a certified therapy dog from B.A.R.K. (Beach Animals Reading with Kids).
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.
Watch more than 40 chili chefs face off, and enjoy tastings, vendors, entertainment and a children’s game area.
This workshop is geared to give kids (all ages) a chance to spend time in a garden and be surrounded by nature's beauty. Children will be encouraged to find their unique creative expression. All supplies provided.
Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, 2 years - 200, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation.
Enjoy an evening under the stars, crafts, entertainment, a nature walk, smores by the campfire, dinner, breakfast and more.
Calling all inspired builders and creators! Enjoy building with our LEGO and DUPLO collections. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.
Inspired by the Skirball summer exhibitions’ messages of freedom and authenticity, these interactive performances are designed to delight visitors of all ages.
Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas.
Families camp out under the stars with a real campfire, plus games, crafts, nature walks, roasting marshmallows and campfire songs.
Look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.