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

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

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:
Saturday, July 27
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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:
Saturday, July 27
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
Included in admission.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

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.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27
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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:
Saturday, July 27
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Cost:
Free

Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

The world's largest surf competition and lifestyle festival. Watch as the best surfers in the world compete for one of the largest prize purses in the industry at this annual World Surf League qualifier.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, August 4
Location:
Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, 92648
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:
Saturday, July 27
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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:
Saturday, July 27
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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:
Saturday, July 27
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Sleeping Beauty in Long Beach

The King and Queen have a new baby, Princess Briar-Rose! When the bad witch isn’t invited to the christening she sets a terrible curse on the poor young princess. Sixteen years later, it’s up to Prince Alexander to come to Briar-Rose’s rescue.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27
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Location:
CSULB University Theatre, 1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Cost:
Visit website for price.

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:
Saturday, July 27
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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:
Saturday, July 27
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Location:
El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost:
$13 – $26

Annual Cypress Community Festival

The Cypress Run, including a 5K & 10K Run and 5K Walk will kick off the day, It is followed by the annual family festival featuring a pancake breakfast, chili cook-off, classic car show, arts and craft vendors, business expo, live music, and kid-friendly activities, including rides.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Oak Knoll Park, 9600 Graham St.
Cypress, CA 90630
Cost:
Free admission. Minimal fee for rides.

Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival

View one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, plus Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances. Come enjoy the fun, food and excitement.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Location:
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
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:
Saturday, July 27 @ 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:
Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Zookeeper Appreciation Day at OC Zoo

Help thank our zookeepers for all their hard work caring for OC Zoo animals, with thank you card-making, crafts, games, a zookeeper chat at 10:30 a.m., special toys and treats for the animals and a scavenger hunt!

Dates:
Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
OC Zoo in Irvine Park, 1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, 92869
Cost:
$7

Family Sandcastle Building Day

Pile some sand, add some water, do a little shaping and presto! Your very own sandcastle. Bring your shovel and a bucket, and come on down for some sandy fun.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731
Cost:
Free

Love Long Beach Festival

Celebrate all the wonderful things Long Beach has to offer, with arts and crafts, music, food, a farmer's market, Saturday evening luau, sports, a 5K run, beach volleyball and football, sand soccer, yoga, dog events and a Saturday night dance party with a fire show and Burning Man.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, July 28 @ 10:00 pm
Location:
Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$10 – $20

KidzCon in Los Angeles

The whole family is invited to enjoy shopping, arts + crafts, video games, circus acts, face painting, glam stations, slime time, kid facials, treats, soft play, mini manicures, Fun Box installation and lots of photo ops.

Dates:
Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles,
Cost:
$15

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:
Saturday, July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Rainbow Lagoon, 400 E Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost:
$5 – $40

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:
Saturday, July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point,
Cost:
$40 – $60

DanceFest in Long Beach

Homeland Cultural Center presents DanceFest 2019 showcasing West African drum and dance, Aztec dance, Cambodian dance and martial arts, Micronesian music and dance, pop-locking, hip-hop and Hmong traditional arts.

Dates:
Sunday, July 28
Location:
Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Ave.
Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free
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