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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.
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.
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.
This three-day BBQ extravaganza features competitions and tastings, live bands, a giant food court, and dance floor, plus a children’s area with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and more.
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Torrance! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this breathtaking spectacle has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, gorgeous sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Running August 16-24, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a…
Youth productions are a wonderful, affordable way to introduce your kids to the theater experience, and Orange County Children's Theatre's current production of Big Fish, is the perfect opportunity to do just that!
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.
JACCC celebrates the Nisei Week Japanese Festival with cultural exhibitions, entertainment, and activities throughout the two weekends.
Unplug and participate in a night filled with family fun activities, including life-sized games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, bonfires, and more!
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.
Every wonder what Zumba is? Do your kids want to try dance like tap, hip hop, ballet or tap, but not ready to make the commitment to a class series? For one week, Kick It Up offers free classes! Kids can try any class, you too! Class times vary.
Bring your PreK-6th grader out for PICK6’s Annual One-Day Flag Football Camp, which helps to prepare lower division and first time players with basic to moderate plays, with finishing techniques of both speed and agility for upper division players. Plus, a great opportunity to “test” flag football.
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.
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.
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.
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 Santa Monica Playhouse for a heart-warming and unique Snow White story.
Be ready to swim, run, go over, under, through and between various obstacles!
Farmer Hello Kitty and her friends need help on the farm!
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.
Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.
Kidspace and The Creative Kitchen are teaming up for this interactive weekend to inspire healthful living and balanced food choices.
Come and join the fairies as they take you on a musical revue in this 2-person fairy show.
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.
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!
August 18: Why did the chicken cross the road? You’ll find the answer in this picture-book workshop.
Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, 2 years - 200, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to our dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts.
Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy.
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.
Hop on your bikes for this monthly all-ages, three-mile neighborhood ride through Bixby Knolls. Families with younger kids can use a trailer, cargo bike or child’s bike seat. Bring a friend, and don't forget your helmets. Riders return to Georgie’s Place where they're treated to complimentary ice cream and have the opportunity to buy lunch.
Beat the heat sitting inside the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall, while Cal Phil takes you on a musical journey.
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!
The Lucky Band create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations, with smart, crafty lyrics and irresistibly fresh pop beats.
A Huntington Beach tradition for 45 years! Bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell. Wear your dancing shoes!
Dances of Peru is a Los Angeles based cultural project led by choreographer Freddy Chiara whose mission is the preservation of the ancestral dances born in the Andean and Coastal regions of Peru.
Bring blankets and low-level chairs and watch concerts under the stars.
End your weekend on a high note! Pack a picnic basket and come on down to Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater for some great music with family and friends.
Join a park ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park.
Kids Club is all about fun, exploring, and learning through crafts, story time, and fun performances planned throughout the year.
JAM Sessions are free interactive events centered on movement and music that invite participants of all ages and skill levels to dance, play and experience something new and unexpected. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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.
Cabrillo Marine Explore the ocean at "see" level. Kids will hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab.
It's Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers' market! Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with unique vendors, and the farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.
What do the animals do at night? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of the darkened trails of the Nature Center.