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September 2021

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

MARCH 11 - SEPTEMBER 12, 2021: Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies in our seasonal Butterfly Pavilion. This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures shimmer.

Dates:
Friday, September 3
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Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost:
$6

Orange International Street Fair

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3-5: Food, music, entertainment, and arts and crafts from cultures and ethnicities throughout the world.

Dates:
Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 5
Location:
Old Town Orange, 300 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866 United States
Cost:
Free

DiscOasis at South Coast Botanic Garden

JULY 16 - SEPTEMBER 6: The DiscOasis is a theatrical walk-through journey of music, art, dancing, live performances, roller skating, and good times. The main attraction will be roller skating in the middle of the Garden's 87 acres.

Dates:
Friday, September 3
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$39 – $59

Bubble Planet at Kidspace in Pasadena

JUNE 13 - SEPTEMBER 6: This summer, bubbles are taking over Kidspace. Bubble Planet is an all-new, all-outdoor experience with bubble-themed activities and soapy, spacey versions of your favorite Kidspace exhibits. The 3.5-acre campus will be filled with bubbles just for you and your family to pop, bounce, and splash.

Dates:
Friday, September 3
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Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Chuck Jones: Season of Creativity – Community Art Events at Orange County Great Park in Irvine

NOW - SEPTEMBER 12: Enjoy free family-friendly community art events. No registration is needed, and all ages are welcome. Drop-in activities are available while supplies last. Visit the Great Park Gallery to see artwork from Chuck Jones and sign up for recreational classes.

Dates:
Friday, September 3
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Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series

FRIDAYS, JUNE 18 - SEPTEMBER 10: OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings family-friendly movies to the big screen at your favorite regional parks. Grab a drink and a snack and get cozy for a screening under the stars.

Dates:
Friday, September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Weekend Train & Trolley Rides at Southern California Railway Museum in Perris

Weekends, June 5 - September 26: Take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating trolley or behind a locomotive every weekend. Parking, entry to grounds, and entry to open exhibits are free (except during special ticketed events). Select trains and trolleys run every weekend for $8-12.

Dates:
Saturday, September 4
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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570
Cost:
$8 – $12

Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 4-26: Celebrate the magic of childhood and the charities that work tirelessly to improve the lives of children across Southern California. The event features a host of free, family-fun entertainment and activities on weekends throughout September.

Dates:
Saturday, September 4
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Location:
South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, 92626
Cost:
Free

Easy Mornings at Grand Park in LA

SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 4-25: Grand Park’s Easy Mornings offers a calm start to the weekend with relaxing and family-friendly activities in Grand Park on Saturday mornings this September. Each week will feature a mixture of different activities, including arts-based workshops, wellness and dance workshops, public art and live DJ entertainment.

Dates:
Saturday, September 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Location:
Grand Park Los Angeles, 200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost:
Free

Family Tour at Sherman Gardens

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with an expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission.

Dates:
Saturday, September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona Del Mar,
Cost:
Free

Ocean Institute Annual Maritime Festival

SEPTEMBER 10-12: Three-day event includes cannon battles, Mermaid Breakfast, ship tours, live music, food trucks, educational demonstrations Mermaid  Stories and Swim Shows, vendor booths and lots more. 

Dates:
Friday, September 10 - Sunday, September 12
Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Touch-A-Truck

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: An outdoor family-friendly event designed to allow children to explore and interact with vehicles of all shapes and sizes. There will be fun for everyone in the family, including meet and greets with the people who build, protect, and serve Orange County, arts and crafts, and food trucks.

Dates:
Saturday, September 11
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$8.75

Remembering September 11, 2001 at Nixon Library

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: The Nixon Library will present 23 tons of wreckage from the World Trade Center as a symbol of national grief and resolve. The ceremony also includes a fleet of fire engines, the firefighter's "Final Alarm," formal presentation of Colors and National Anthem, and musical performances.

Dates:
Saturday, September 11 @ 11:00 am
Location:
Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Cost:
Free

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

SELECT NIGHTS, SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 31: Terror comes to life as the theme park shifts into your worst nightmare, with horrifying monsters and hair-raising scares looming around every turn. Guests will have to confront their greatest fears with 15 haunted attractions, including five sinister scare zones, eight mesmerizing mazes, and two seasonal ride overlays to some of your favorite park attractions.

Dates:
Thursday, September 16
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$50 – $72

Pop-Up Roller Rink Opens at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Pigeon's Roller Rink, a pop-up roller skate venue offers excitement on eight wheels for all ages with a variety of reservation-based public skate sessions, classes, and private parties. Entrance to the rink requires a reservation at all times.

Dates:
Saturday, September 18
Location:
2nd & PCH, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, 90803
Cost:
$25 – $30

California Coastal Cleanup Day in Orange County

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Every year, Coastal Cleanup Day brings the community together to remove trash and plastic pollution at beaches and waterways throughout the state. Here's a list of all participating Orange County sites.

Dates:
Saturday, September 18
Cost:
Free

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 31: Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! There's lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts.

Dates:
Saturday, September 18 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$6 – $16
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