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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.

August 2019

Shrek the Musical in Cerritos

Kidsguide has your chance to win tickets to see everyone's favorite ogre in the hilarious stage spectacle! Based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film, coming to Cerritos, August 9-25, the unlikely hero Shrek fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess, and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t found only in fairy tales.

Dates:
Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 25
Location:
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Cost:
$20 – $85

The Wizard of Oz Presented by South Coast Repertory Summer Players

There’s no place like home! Follow Dorothy, Toto and their friends as they journey down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond in this timeless musical. Join the Summer Players, advanced students in SCR’s Theatre Conservatory, as they bring this wonderful and whimsical adventure to life on stage.

Dates:
Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 11
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Location:
South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

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:
Saturday, August 10 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, August 11 @ 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:
Sunday, August 11
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

Creature Camp Out at the Los Angeles Zoo

Camp overnight at the zoo! Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and settle in to listen to the nighttime sounds of the zoo. The experience includes guided evening and morning tours of the Zoo, interactive activities, a nighttime snack, and live animal presentations. Continental breakfast is also provided.

Dates:
Saturday, August 10 @ 6:30 pm - Sunday, August 11 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$85

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:
Sunday, August 11
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
Included in admission.

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:
Sunday, August 11
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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:
Sunday, August 11
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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:
Sunday, August 11
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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:
Sunday, August 11
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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:
Sunday, August 11
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Location:
El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost:
$13 – $26

The Big Bounce America in Norco

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.

Dates:
Sunday, August 11
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Location:
Silverlakes Sports Complex, 5555 Hamner Ave.
Norco, CA 92860 United States
Cost:
$16 – $30

2019 Perseid Meteor Shower

Start watching the night skies in August, when the Perseid meteor shower starts moving at a steady pace.

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 5:30 am - 10:00 am
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Cost:
Free

The Mysterious World of O’Neill Regional Park

Have you ever wondered, “Where are all of the wild animals in the park?” Visit a free show and exhibit and discover mysterious clues animals leave behind. Plus, you'll make a wild animal track mold, complete a scavenger hunt for a prize, and enjoy nature crafts and games.

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Location:
O’Neill Park Nature Center, 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
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:
Sunday, August 11 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Kayak Harbor Tour

Join a two-hour interactive summer tour around the Dana Point Harbor. Learn about the history of the harbor and its unique ecosystem. All experience levels, ages 12+, are welcome.

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point,

Whale and Marine Life Tour at Ocean Institute

Join the Ocean Institute’s marine educators in exploring the ocean from the top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration program.

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point,

Free Bob Baker Marionette Shows in Bixby Park

Discover the art and mastery of the Bob Baker Marionette Show (founded in 1963, the oldest children's theater company in Los Angeles) during these Sunday morning celebrations. This show is for all ages. Pack a picnic and enjoy family time in the park!

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 11:00 am
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Location:
Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
Free

Family Flicks at the Hammer Museum

Enjoy the classic "The Secrets of NIMH", the adventure of a family of field mice who enlist the aid of fellow farm dwellers to move their cinder block home from the imminent danger of harvest season.

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Lobsterfest at Newport Beach

A true celebration of summer, Maine lobster is flown in fresh and prepared on site with traditional seafood accompaniments, plus kids' activities and live entertainment.

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Dr.
Newport Beach, 92660 United States

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

The Dana Point Summer Concert Series features two bands an event with BBQ food and beverages available to purchase. Bring a blanket, or low back lawn chair, and get your groove on!

Dates:
Sunday, August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Location:
Sea Terrace Park, Pacific Coast Hwy & Niguel Road
Dana Point, CA 92629
Cost:
Free

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