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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.

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

Beauty and the Beast in Anaheim

What musical will be playing in Pearson Park this summer? It's Beauty and the Beast! For the chance to win free tickets, text “PEARSONPARKLIVE” to 44222. Enjoy a Broadway-style, professional production, and introduce live theater to your family!

Dates:
Tuesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 3
Location:
Pearson Park, 400 North Harbour Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805

August 2019

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, August 2 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday, August 3 @ 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, August 3
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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, August 3
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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, August 3
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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, August 3
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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, August 3
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Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

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:
Saturday, August 3
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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:
Saturday, August 3
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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:
Saturday, August 3
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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, August 3
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Location:
El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost:
$13 – $26

La Habra Lions Corn Festival

Families can enjoy music, rides, games, and music, plus buttery corn on the cob, great sandwiches, sweet funnel cakes, and other tasty treats. Be sure to visit the Corn Festival Marketplace with a variety of vendors.

Dates:
Saturday, August 3
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Location:
El Centro/Lions Park, 320 E Erna Ave
La Habra, CA 90631

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames. All Home Depot locations, check the website for details.

Dates:
Saturday, August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

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, August 3 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Young Artist Project in La Mirada

A cast of performers ages 16-23 selected from hundreds of applicants have just 14 days to create an original performance embodying the intense process of performing and cross-disciplinary elements. Audiences have the opportunity to see an original collection and a glimpse of future stars.

Dates:
Saturday, August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$10 – $55

Summer Music and Movie in Downey

Come on out for a night of fun, family and food trucks as Downey hosts their annual summer concert and movie viewing in the park. Music by TEASE will be followed by a screening of "Sing."

Dates:
Saturday, August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
Golden Park, 8840 Golden St
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
Free

Kids Night at Beauty and the Beast in Anaheim

Closing Night is Kids Night at Beauty and the Beast! Saturday, August 3, enjoy pre-theater dinner, child friendly activities, photo opportunity with the characters, and reserved tickets for the performance.

Dates:
Saturday, August 3 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Pearson Park, 400 North Harbour Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Cost:
$25 – $40

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:
Saturday, August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cost:
$6 – $22

Mom Prom in Bellflower

Join Bellflower for Mom Prom. Boys (grades preschool - 8) are invited with their mother, grandmother, aunt, etc. for a night of music, dancing, photo booth, games, raffles, and more!

Dates:
Saturday, August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Simms Park, 16614 Clark Ave.
Bellflower, CA 90706
Cost:
Visit website for price.
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