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June 2019

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

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.

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, 6200 E Atherton St.
Long Beach,

Family Camp in Lakewood

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.

Dates:
Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14
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Location:
Monte Verde Park, 4626 North Shadeway
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
$20

Birthday Bash at Kidspace Museum

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.

Dates:
Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost:
Included with admission.

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:
Saturday, July 13 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, July 14 @ 12:00 am
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$7 – $14

Family Camp in Lakewood

Families camp out under the stars with a real campfire, plus games, crafts, nature walks, roasting marshmallows and campfire songs.

Dates:
Saturday, July 13 @ 1:00 pm - Sunday, July 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Location:
Monte Verde Park, 4626 North Shadeway
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
$10

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

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. 

Dates:
Sunday, July 14
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

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:
Sunday, July 14
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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:
Sunday, July 14
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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:
Sunday, July 14
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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:
Sunday, July 14
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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:
Sunday, July 14
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Location:
GEM Theatre, 12852 Main St.
Garden Grove,
Cost:
$20 – $45

Columbia Memorial 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Downey

You’re family is invited to the Space Center, the birthplace of the Apollo, to commemorate the moon landing. Activities include: Apollo Summer Camps in July; rocket launch world record attempt, July 16; NASA Day, July 19, including free admission; Apollo 11 Landing Day celebration, July 20 and more!

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 24
Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242

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:
Sunday, July 14
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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:
Sunday, July 14
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Cost:
Free

The Mysterious World of O’Neill Regional Park

Have you ever wondered, “Where are all of the wild animals in the park?” Visit a free show and exhibit and discover mysterious clues animals leave behind. Plus, you'll make a wild animal track mold, complete a scavenger hunt for a prize, and enjoy nature crafts and games.

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Location:
O’Neill Park Nature Center, 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
Cost:
Free

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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!

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$22

Kayaking the Upper Newport Bay

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.

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Family Art Day in Laguna

Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts is the most fun-filled, art-filled and enchantment-filled day of the entire summer for families! When kids arrive, they'll get a booklet full of coupons redeemable for special activities and treats.

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Festival of Arts – Pageant of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
Included with admission.

Mud Mania at Rancho Los Cerritos

Celebration of Adobe. Squish a little history between your toes at this delightfully muddy festival! Mud-tastic activities include adobe brick-making, mud relay races, plus clay sculpting, archaeology adventures and more!

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost:
$5 – $7

Adventure Sail in Dana Point

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.

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point,
Cost:
$40 – $60

Summer Movie Series for Kids at The Wiltern

This summer, legendary concert and event venue The Wiltern will be screening four children classics: Frozen, June 23; Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, July 14; Coco, July 28; Robin Hood, August 4. Come early and take advantage of themed photo opps, face painting, coloring stations and more.

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles,
Cost:
Free – $24

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

The Dana Point Summer Concert Series features two bands an event with BBQ food and beverages available to purchase. Bring a blanket, or low back lawn chair, and get your groove on!

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Location:
Sea Terrace Park, Pacific Coast Hwy & Niguel Road
Dana Point, CA 92629
Cost:
Free

Street Food Cinema in Southern California

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.

Dates:
Sunday, July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cost:
$6 – $22
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