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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.
Guests are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths in a hand-built village of fine art and eclectic craftsmanship.
Enjoy the award-winning work of exhibited artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and much more.
Kidspace is celebrating 40 years with 40 Days of FUN! Parents can relive childhood memories of summer with spontaneous play alongside their children.
Get ready to be amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures). Watch art come to life right before your eyes in a star-lit amphitheater. There’s nothing else like it.
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.
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!
The hit Broadway musical adaptation of Mary Poppins lands in Orange County with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination, and a flying nanny who's practically perfect in every way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,300+ participating bowling centers.
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.
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.”
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.
Enjoy some classic and family-friendly movies on the beach! Food and drinks available for purchase.
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.
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.
Watch beach competitions including volleyball, lifeguard, bodysurfing, SUP, paddleboard, surfing, sandcastle design, and swimming.
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.
Put on your dancing shoes and join in on free dance classes.
Sneakers off, party on at Big Bounce America! With every bounce there’s a whole new experience to be shared and down every slide a new adventure for you, your friends and your family to be a part of.
Join Makersville and competitors at the World Robot Olympiad with competitions in open and regular categories.
Join Santa Monica Playhouse for a heart-warming and unique Snow White story.
Grab your kids, fishing rods and reels and join Alfredo's Beach Club's free, 66th annual Kids' Fishing Rodeo! Free bait and instruction will be available to kids ages 16 and under.
Free skate clinics, open to the public, for beginner to intermediate skaters, ages 6-16. June 29, July 6, July 13 and August 3.
Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames. All Home Depot locations, check the website for details.
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.
On the first Saturday of each month, join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris.
Ringleaders of all ages are invited to enjoy creating circus-inspired crafts. Clowning around is encouraged!
Supervised playground features a pond with rafts and play structures, including a rope bridge, a mud slide and a fort-building area.
The ultimate babysitter preparation class! Kids (10+) become certified in basic First Aid and CPR/AEAD for adults and children.
The Big World Fun family series returns to the Ford Theatres with an exciting line up of music and dance performances for kids (4-12) and their families.
Come one, come all! Ringleaders of all ages are invited to a good time creating circus-inspired crafts.
Bring the entire family to the park for a free Family Play Day event at any one of four Lakewood parks.
Free street fair along the Los Rios Historic District in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Los Rios Park and Garden Angels! Enjoy garden walking tours, plant sales, butterfly education, kids crafts, live music, food, a petting zoo and fun from the Los Rios participating merchants.
Kids (ages 3+) make fun crafts.
Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough or make arrowhead necklaces and adobe brick while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.
Celebrate with Long Beach and enjoy delicious vegan fare and amazing live music! Plus, fun activities, creative art installations, and earth-friendly merchants.
A full range of talks and presentations on local ghost lore, the craft of monster making and the design of haunted attractions, immersive and interactive theatre, and previews of upcoming Halloween events and attractions, all from the people who make it happen!
Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, 2 years - 200, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation.
Inspired by the Skirball summer exhibitions’ messages of freedom and authenticity, these interactive performances are designed to delight visitors of all ages.
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.
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.
Gather the family for a night of camping, crafts, singing, flashlight hikes, s'mores and more! Dinner and breakfast are included. Please bring a tent, sleeping bags, flashlights and water bottles.
Families enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain).
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."
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.
Drop by the museum's Sculpture Garden and challenge a friend to a game of chess.