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The Young Americans return to La Mirada Theatre with their family-friendly Showstoppers, to pay tribute to many famous songwriters and Broadway musicals. The cast will feature Young Americans alumni as well as their resident company.
It's the biggest baking, pastry, and sweets convention on the West Coast! Visit exhibitors, try delicious samples, freebies, classes, and celebrity appearances from Duff Goldman, Masterchef Junior Malia Brauer, plus a fun Kids Zone!
February 29 - March 1: CHOO CHOO! Here comes the train! Celebrate Irvine Park Railroad's 24th Anniversary with fun, food, games and more.
This delightful, wildly theatrical adaptation brings Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed story magically to life. Plus, enjoy photos and autographs after each performance. Great for the entire family (recommended for age 8+; babes in arms and children under 4 are not permitted except at the Relaxed Performance on February 22 at 11 a.m.).
February 23 - March 1, 8, 15, and 22: Based on the classic story by Margery Williams, this version of The Velveteen Rabbit begins with a young boy opening his gifts on Christmas day.
March 1: Spirit Run hosts running and walking events for every age and fitness level.
March 2, 7, 15: Swim tests required to be eligible for the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard.
The free event includes: mochi treats, face painting, art projects, origami demonstration, and Bonsai exhibit and demonstration. Plus Shan, candy sculptor extraordinaire, Japanese Classical Dance, Ikebana flower arranging and L.A. Taiko Drums and more!
March 1: The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic invites you to Music in the Garden, which showcases young musicians of Peninsula and South Bay schools.
February 29 and March 1: See top-notch dancers from South Bay Ballet perform in "Bravo! The Classic & Contemporary Ballet Experience."
March 2: Enjoy a family-friendly day of art, food, and fun, featuring museum tours, backstage tours, an interactive dance party, and two performances by children's musical group Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards at this year's Family Arts Fest!
The first Tuesday of each month: Explore the world of art through free-family night. Learn new techniques and practice your skills during workshops.
March 3: The live theatrical production of "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day" is promised to be filled with music, dancing, and wonderful surprises for children, parents, and grandparents alike.
NPR's From the Top comes to The Wallis to amplify and celebrate the amazing talents and voices of virtuosic young musicians from California and beyond. Recommended for adults and children ages 7+, enjoy this behind-the-scenes look combining serious music and informal interviews in a delightful and entertaining concert experience.
March 6 and 7: We know the wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, but how? And what makes Pokémon go? And what about bugs – are they really the next big source of protein? Discover answers to all those questions, and lots more, at the second annual STEA²M Fair – EXTREME STEAM. EXTREME FUN. at Fairplex.
March 6: SciFest 2020 will showcase STEM in an environment that takes students of all ages out of the classroom with interactive exhibits, activities and exposure to real-world STEM applications.
February 21 - March 7: An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft, the Rose Center Theater's production of Mary Poppins will make you believe "anything can happen if you let it." See online promo code inside to get a $15 ticket to any Friday or Saturday night showing!
The Lakewood Run returns on Saturday, March 7, 2020 when Sheriff's deputies, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriff's Station to run the event's 5K/10K course for time, or do the 1K "Fun Run" or a 5K walk.
March 7-8 and 14-15: SkyPark at Santa’s Village is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the return of Shamrocks and Shenanigans! Shamrock N’ Roll with themed entertainment, live music, specialty drinks and food, and much more!
March 7: Celebrate and plant trees this Arbor Day! Help plant over 300 new trees then enjoy a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities at this free Arbor Day Celebration.
Choo choo! Enjoy a day full of fun and learning for the whole family, where you can peruse models and toy trains, railroad collectibles, art and books. Railroad historians and preservationists will be on hand to tell the story of Southern California's railway history.
March 7: Join the Cube for the world’s leading technology fair for young people! Coolest Projects USA empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs.
Learn about all the wonders of the garden with hands-on interactive events for the whole family.
May the force be with you! Kids will paint their own baby Yoda "child." Each child will receive a canvas, apron, brushes and paint to create their masterpiece and take home.
The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues. Remaining dates include April 4, April 19, May 16 and May 30 (pre-registration required).
March 7: Join the Chinese American Museum for the 19th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Their free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music, and arts & crafts.
Hilarious, Wholesome Fun with Ventriloquist, Singer, Comedian and Celebrity Impressionist Terry Fator
Terry Fator became an overnight sensation when he won the hearts of America on America’s Got Talent in 2007. Get ready for non-stop laughs as he combines ventriloquism with singing celebrity impressions, from Elvis to Maroon 5 and Kermit The Frog; meet some of his puppets, and more!
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show, recommended for kids (age 3+) and their family. Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably lifelike) dinosaurs.
March 8: Join Farhang Foundation for the 12th Annual Celebration of Nowruz at UCLA's Royce Hall and Dickson Courts. The event includes musical performances, children's activities, dancers, a Haft Sîn display and our annual Persian Costume "Spring Walk".
March 8: Join the 46th annual Festival of the Kite, one of the longest-running kite festivals in Southern California. This free all-ages event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best hand-made kite, highest-flying kite, and more.
Kids encouraged to come in costume to Wizard Academy! The bumbling Professor Hackensneeze makes a visit from Hogwarts Academy to teach kids and their Muggles, the Secrets of their Innermost Powers. Magic potion recipes and wand etiquette are all part of this family-friendly show, recommended for ages 4+.
March 8: Compete to win $1,000. This bee is for U.S. students currently enrolled in grades 3-5. Students from public, private and parochial schools, as well as home-schooled students are welcome. You do NOT need your school's permission to compete.
Enjoy the Children's Concert Series at Soka University with performances from The Lucky Band, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards.
Jedi Academy! captivates kids and nostalgic adults alike. Learn the ways of the Jedi with mind tricks, light saber lessons, physical challenges, magical mayhem, and fun ...to defeat the Dark Side. Kids (and kids at heart) are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.
March 8: At this exclusive event for people with disabilities and their families, experience a tranquil evening where guests can explore the exhibits and enjoy the nighttime lighting of the Aquarium.
March 14-15: Join the PUP Gaming Community at Fashion Island Hotel. It's the first screen-free gaming community for kids with social difficulties. Games include mini-golf, blocks, giant rubber darts, corn hole, cup stacking, chess, Dungeon & Dragons and more.
March 14: OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles host the 20th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby at the North Lake at Mile Square Regional Park.
March 14: Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!
March 14 and 15: Celebrate the Santa Ana Zoo's birthday with birthday-themed crafts, games, animal presentations, entertaining shows, and live entertainment.
One day, space travel will be as accessible and easy as driving to another city! Get ready for these futuristic times with the Space Explorer workshop where children (ages 6-9) will learn the basics of space travel - from launch, navigation, living in space, and returning back to Earth, all through hands-on, engaging activities.
March 15: Winter is a magical time to explore the park & learn about our local critters including bobcats, butterflies, and birds. Join park naturalists on a moderate 3-mile family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park.
March 15: Calling all fairies, mermaids, and pirates! Meet Tinker Bell and Ariel. There will be fairy, mermaids, & pirates dress up, craft, story time, singing, dancing, and a whimsical tea party.
March 17: Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with authentic Irish food, green beer and live music!
You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids (age 7-14) want to play and have fun. That's why Code Ninjas offers Parent's Night Out - a win-win evening for families. Your kids will play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, and more.
March 21 - 22: Learn how sheep are freed from their winter woolies at 123 Farm. Participants will also be able to see what happens to the fleece once it leaves the sheep (washing, carding, dyeing, and spinning) and to meet our lambs that have been born recently.
March 21: In honor of International Women’s Month, meet inspiring female creators and discover your own DIY spirit at Rock, Paper, Scissors: ¡DAMAS!
March 21 - 22: Create wearable art that reflects your true self with artist Martha Carrillo at this free two-day event.
Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of their expert naturalists! The hike will take you into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.
Join the Epilepsy Foundation on March 22, 2020 at the Rose Bowl for their walk to end epilepsy.
Bring the entire family to learn how costumes are designed for your favorite films in this fun, introductory workshop. From superheroes to princesses, you’ll superimpose and collage a variety of fabrics, colors, and textures together to create something entirely new!