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SEPTEMBER 14-15 & 21-22: This seafaring adventure will take place on the south lawn of the mansion, and audiences are invited to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs for a night of inventive theatre and live music under the moon.
TUESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Enjoy the best young children’s books from diverse authors read to you in the California Native Garden. They will read stories and sing songs for your family every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Free!
The El Dorado Nature Center outdoor concerts will open for picnicking at 6:30 p.m. with live music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring low chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner.
THURSDAYS, JUNE 24 - SEPTEMBER 16: Enjoy live music and support one of the small businesses inside The CAMP.
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.
THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 31: This year’s event brings together terrifying mazes, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Let's get down to business! Mulan, Raya, and Merida will lead you through games and activities that will prepare you to become a real warrior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Rosh Hashana (9/8) • Patriot's Day (9/11) • Baby Steps (9/12) • Grandparents' Day (9/12) • International Day of Peace (9/18) • Talk Like a Pirate Day (9/19) • Fall Festival of Fun (9/22)
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.
SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 31: Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy a not too spooky haunted house, hay maze, hay pyramid, picture stands, and lots of other fun activities.
SELECT DAYS, SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 31: In this hour-long, family friendly boo-sical revue, over one hundred spirited puppets rally to unearth ghastly things on strings.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18-19: Fans of all ages will enjoy an exciting new and expanded lineup of epic monster trucks as they experience the thrill of watching the iconic Hot Wheels monster truck toys comes to life in a full-size, kid-focused, immersive Hot Wheels experience.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18-19: This celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating the indigenous California maritime cultures.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Join Southern California Railway Museum for a day full of pirate festivities. Families can experience family-friendly entertainment including Mermaid/Mermen Pod, games, treasure hunt, and Pirate Academy. Learn how to talk and dress like a pirate and hear about real pirates!
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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Donate school supplies and enjoy interactive activities such as robotics demos and legos, science, sports activities, finger skateboarding, arts and crafts, teacher appreciation notes, interactive bubbles with BubblePOP, meet and greet "Dash the Dino", live DJ, giveaways, and more.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Come along on a New Orleans-style musical adventure with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards. Songs highlight the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, Crescent City–style. Arranged and enhanced for a new generation, Jazzy Ash’s music encourages kids and their grown-ups to celebrate the music of New Orleans as part of the American folk music heritage.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: It's your family's favorite day to bowl, eat, and have fun. Bring the whole family and celebrate with 1 free hour of bowling and shoe rental for kids (under 18), free $5 arcade card, and deals on food and bowling for adults
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: The day will feature live performances by special guest artists, inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles, and the opportunity to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine.
JULY 11 - NOVEMBER 7: Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in an outdoor amphitheatre within Topanga Canyon's lush and rustic natural surroundings.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Powerful rhythms from around the world come together in the hands of this drumming group. This family-focused LA Soundscapes event also features a pre-concert wall art workshop for the entire family.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Listen and dance to lovely music performed on traditional instruments, be entertained by a Changing Faces and Kung-Fu performance, create art, and taste moon cakes at the first live on-site family festival in over a year.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: See kites fly above the water. Enjoy DJ and live music, prizes, contests, and giveaways.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Explore the huge variety of seaweeds on a guided Seaweeds & Sea Creatures Beach Walk and discover the countless species of marine algae; green, red, and brown which are found on the beach.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: The fall equinox marks the end of summer, and beginning of fall, when the days and night are equal length. Join a park naturalist on this moderate up-hill one-hour hike.
JUNE 25, JULY 30, AUGUST 27 & SEPTEMBER 24: Kids make Firecracker Chicken Meatballs, Pizza on a Stick, Funnel Cakes, Strawberry Scones, Cheesy Potato Casserole and lot more in these themed Friday night workshops.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: Christopher “Rusty B” Yates is an international performance artist, comic actor and musician who is definitely going to bring the laughs and adventure for the entire family. This show will be featuring all the circus performers you know and love: jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, acrobats and more.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: The Gold Over America Tour starring Simone Biles is a celebration of powerful female athletes who, together, are a united force proudly representing the sport of women’s gymnastics and inspiring the next generation of athletes.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: Join MUZEO and Jack Knight (Jack the Artist) for a free painting workshop at Ponderosa Park in Anaheim. Participants will learn from Jack and paint their own canvases. Artwork will be donated to a local healthcare clinic.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: Enjoy a Pumpkin Lighting, multiple stages of live music, local food trucks, giveaways and more. Pumpkin Farm attractions include mini John Deere carts, pony rides, train rides, petting farm, gem panning, face painting, carnival games, and tractor garden.
Fall Harvest on the Farm: Gigantic Pumpkin Patch & Pick Your Own at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 31: The farm will transform into a giant Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own & Fall Harvest experience filled with games, rides, photos ops, live entertainment, themed weekends, bands and more! Weekends will include all live entertainment.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 31: Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott”s Spooky Farm, an event full of Halloween activities for kids ages 3-11. Trick-or-treat through Ghost Town, visit the Pumpkin Patch, watch fun shows, and learn about creepy crawlies.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25-26: Fans of all ages will enjoy an exciting new and expanded lineup of epic monster trucks as they experience the thrill of watching the iconic Hot Wheels monster truck toys comes to life in a full-size, kid-focused, immersive Hot Wheels experience.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: See fire trucks and sheriff vehicles, chat with public safety reps, visit booths, watch live demonstrations, enjoy giveaways, fun games and jumpers for kids, and food trucks.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: Create your own nature journal and fill the first page with a hummingbird! You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of this cool creature and use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own portrait.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: The Gold Over America Tour starring Simone Biles is a celebration of powerful female athletes who, together, are a united force proudly representing the sport of women’s gymnastics and inspiring the next generation of athletes.
SEPTEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 5: This one-of-a-kind seasonal pavilion gives you a rare glimpse into the secret life of spiders. Stroll through the open air pavilion to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you. Then enter the spider den to peer into enclosed habitats that house different species.
JUNE 21 - AUGUST 27 - Free supervised hours at 11 select parks from 5-8 p.m., that include a variety of family-friendly summer movies.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the museum's Dinosaur Institute and beyond, take home hands-on activities, celebrate the 10th anniversary of our famous Dinosaur Hall with the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series, and so much more!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: This long-running event attracts thousands of spectators and contest participants ranging from seasoned professionals to first–timers. Get your team together – family, friends, work, church or school group – sign up now or come to the beach to watch.
FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 1-31: Enjoy the inaugural Pumpkin Patch at Hana Field. Pick your own pumpkin, wander through the flower fields, or take a wagon ride. There's also a strawbale maze, strawbale mountain for climbing, and arts and crafts station.
Burn calories while enjoying the pristine ocean-view streets of this village-by-the-sea. Kids can participate in a 1K Dolphin Dash or a Two-Mile Youth Run. Plus, registered participants receive a complimentary feast hosted by restaurant row eateries.
SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 2-30: LEGOLAND is open after dark with rides, trick-or-treating, live entertainment, Halloween décor, and more. See live creatures and underwater pumpkin carving at SEA LIFE Aquarium and join the Costume Contest Parade.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2-3: Experience the battle re-enactment as well as many aspects of life during the 1800s; including, military encampments, vendors, music and dance. Children’s activities will include: corn husk doll making, tortilla making, cattle roping, adobe brick making and gold panning.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2: Learn about MMCCLA and the animals they care for, then participate in an art workshop led by an Angels Gate artist-teacher.
JULY 11, SEPTEMBER 5, OCTOBER 3, and NOVEMBER 7: Enjoy free admission to the Casa with creative activities and performances based thematically on Casa Romantica's programming.
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