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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.

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:
Thursday, July 25 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, July 27 @ 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:
Thursday, July 25 @ 12:00 pm - Friday, July 26 @ 12:00 am
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Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$7 – $14

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

Harbor Walking Tour in Dana Point

Join a walking tour around the beautiful and historic Dana Point Harbor. This family-friendly tour explores the history and development of the harbor, from Native Americans to the recreational harbor we have today.

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point,

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:
Friday, July 26 @ 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.

Family Friday Nights at Splash! Buccaneer Bay in La Mirada

From June 21 - August 2, Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark invites you to make a splash at Family Friday Nights.

Dates:

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Friday, July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Splash! Buccaneer Bay, 13806 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$18

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:
Saturday, July 27
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

Long Beach Crawfish Festival

The festival features New Orleans’s most iconic cuisine (crawfish, frog legs, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, bread pudding), plus a children’s stage with a magic and illusion show, inflatable bounces,  and Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music.

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Rainbow Lagoon, 400 E Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost:
$5 – $40

Parent’s Night Out in Buena Park

On select Fridays, kids (ages 4-10) can enjoy a delicious dinner, snacks, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos. For added fun, kids are encouraged to dress up for the evening's theme.

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Location:
Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620
Cost:
$10

Sunset Cinema Movie Night Series at OC Parks

Join the summer movie night series in the park. Bring a blanket or low-back chair and sit under the night sky while enjoying a family-friendly movie! Go early to get a front seat, and enjoy the pre-movie activities.

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Cosmic Bounce at BounceU in Orange

Every other Friday, BounceU is making it darker and cranking up the excitement with special effects lighting. Kids will love the extra thrill and glow-in-the-dark accessories. 

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 6:10 pm - 8:10 pm
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Location:
BounceU – Orange, 428A W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
Cost:
$13

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:
Friday, July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Shoreline Symphonic Winds in Long Beach

The Shoreline Symphonic Winds performs classic wind band literature as well as contemporary film score transcriptions with performances year-round in the parks and concert venues of Long Beach.

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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:
Friday, July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl becomes an enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome princes as the setting for the annual fully staged musical Into the Woods.

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Location:
The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost:
Visit website for price.

Family Films in Brea

Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen. Movie munchies and food items are available for a nominal fee.

Dates:
Friday, July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Arovista Park, 500 W Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
Cost:
Free
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