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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.

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

Circus Vargas Comes to Torrance

Celebrate Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza bringing acrobats, daredevils and a flying trapeze for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure. Coming soon to Chino Hills, Woodland Hills, Laguna Hills and Torrance.

Dates:
Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 28
Location:
Cost:
$15 – $72

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:
Sunday, July 21 @ 8:00 am - Tuesday, July 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Location:
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB, 6200 E Atherton St.
Long Beach,

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:
Tuesday, July 23
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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:
Tuesday, July 23
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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:
Tuesday, July 23
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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:
Tuesday, July 23
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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:
Tuesday, July 23
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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:
Tuesday, July 23
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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:
Tuesday, July 23
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Cost:
Free

The Lion King in Hollywood

Journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 23
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Location:
El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost:
$13 – $26

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:
Tuesday, July 23 @ 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.

Las Marionetas en Desfile in Orange

Las Marionetas en Desfile presented by Franklin Haynes Marionettes. Set to lively and passionate Mariachi and South American music, "Las Marionetas en Desfile" (Marionettes on Parade) is a multicultural show where the audience will hear about some of the traditions of Latin America while learning Spanish.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Location:
Orange Library – El Modena Branch, 380 S. Hewes St.
Orange, CA 92869
Cost:
Free

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

It's Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers' market! Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with unique vendors, and the farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, 92648
Cost:
Free

Concerts in the Park in Costa Mesa

Bring blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy some of the area's best live bands. Come before the show for community booths, kids' activities, gourmet food trucks and a beer and wine garden. 

Dates:
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

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:
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

Watch family movies while lounging in the sand under the stars. Bring your blanket or low-back beach chairs and a picnic. Dinner, snacks, and popcorn are available for purchase.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cost:
Free

Parent and Me: Kick and Play in Irvine

Bring your tots onto the field for some hands on experience in soccer! This is a parent-child pre-soccer program specifically designed for toddlers. Knowledgeable instructors and puppet friends Mimi and PePe will take you and your little one through a world of exciting activity.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$132

Community Days at Crystal Cove State Park

Step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family. Learn to sketch, make a one-of-a-kind sea glass creation, try your hand at a traditional craft, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Location:
Crystal Cove Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, 92651
Cost:
$15

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:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 12:00 pm - Thursday, July 25 @ 12:00 am
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$7 – $14

Concert in the Park in Tustin

Relax and enjoy the sounds of great music! Pack a picnic lunch or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Don’t miss out on this free event!

Dates:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Peppertree Park, 230 W. First St.
Tustin, CA 92780
Cost:
Free

Summer Concerts in Fullerton

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food will be available for purchase, but you're welcome to bring a picnic, plus lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cost:
Free
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