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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.

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

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:
Wednesday, July 24
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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:
Wednesday, July 24
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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:
Wednesday, July 24
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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:
Wednesday, July 24
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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:
Wednesday, July 24
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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:
Wednesday, July 24
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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:
Wednesday, July 24
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Location:
El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost:
$13 – $26

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

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:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 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.

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 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:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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

Concerts in the Park in Orange

Pack your picnic baskets, relax, and enjoy free entertainment for all ages under the summer starry sky. Bring blankets or low lawn chairs and get ready for a great time. Reminder: please leave pets at home.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Location:
Hart Park Bandshell, 701 S. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
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:
Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

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 25
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Location:
GEM Theatre, 12852 Main St.
Garden Grove,
Cost:
$20 – $45

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:
Thursday, July 25 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, July 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Location:
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E Atherton St.
Long Beach,

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 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Str.
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
Free

Kids Get In Free at the OC Fair

For Kids Day at the OC Fair, kids ages 12 and under are admitted free! You can also purchase $3 Taste of the Fair food samples from noon - 4 p.m. and $35 unlimited carnival ride wristbands from noon - 5 p.m.

Dates:
Thursday, July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Fountain Valley Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley,
Cost:
$8
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