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Pan Am Fiesta in Lakewood

MAY 5-8: Enjoy carnival rides, live music with dancing, crafts for sale, children's cultural booth, and food trucks and booths.

Dates:
Thursday, May 5 - Sunday, May 8
Location:
Mayfair Park, 5720 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, 90712

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad

MARCH 1 - MAY 8: Stroll through 50 acres of giant, colorful ranunculus flowers. Activities include workshops, tractor wagon rides, Santa's playground, sweet pea maze, and mine for polished gemstones. 

Dates:
Sunday, May 8
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Location:
The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost:
$10 – $22

Mother’s Day Hilltop Luncheon at Tanaka Farms

SUNDAY, MAY 8: This special Farm-to-Table luncheon includes a wagon ride up to the hilltop, photo booth, lawn games and activities, and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Plus, a special gift for all the moms.

Dates:
Sunday, May 8
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$49 – $69

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

MARCH 20 - SEPTEMBER 5: Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies at NHM's 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:
Sunday, May 8
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Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost:
$8

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

WEEKENDS, NOW - MAY 22: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivities including plays, music, magic, skills of glassblowing and blacksmithing, jousting, and activities like archery and axe throwing.

Dates:
Sunday, May 8
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Location:
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Hwy.
Irwindale, 91706
Cost:
$23 – $38

Circus Vargas Express in Downey

APRIL 22 - MAY 9: Circus Vargas discount code inside! The Circus Vargas Express is coming to town and you're all invited! With world-class performers and death defying acts, Circus Vargas is guaranteed to thrill and enchant you.

Dates:
Sunday, May 8
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Location:
Stonewood Center, 251 Stonewood St.
Downey, CA 90241
Cost:
$19 – $75

LA County Fair in Pomona

MAY 5-30: The LA County Fair features over 60 carnival rides, 30 games, and kid zones. Plus, Esports Gaming World, Haunt Supershow with haunt maze, Flower & Garden Pavilion, America's Great Outdoors with professional tree climbers, Art Center, petting zoo, arcade, and more.

Dates:
Sunday, May 8
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$8 – $25

Weekend Family Crafting at reDiscover Center in Los Angeles

SATURDAY & SUNDAYS, NOW - DECEMBER 31, 2022: Have a blast making art from upcycled materials. Your table is stocked with curated recycled materials and "rediscovered" offcuts and scraps from local manufacturers, along with freshly sanitized crafting tools and kid-friendly fasteners. 

Dates:
Sunday, May 8
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

Mothers Day Sew

SUNDAY, MAY 8: Spend the day embroidery/sewing with your mom and friends.

Dates:
Sunday, May 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Be Sew Bizzy, 12752 Valley View St # B
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Cost:
$35

‘A Forest for Trees’ Immersive Show in LA

MAY 13 - JULY 10: The experience will take visitors on an hour-long journey through a surreal forest of magic, music, and wonder—with animatronic performing trees, illusions of fire, and interactive sound sculptures.

Dates:
Friday, May 13 - Sunday, July 10
Location:
Ace Mission Studios, 516 S. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Cost:
$10 – $50

Circus Vargas Express in Laguna Hills

MAY 13-22: Circus Vargas discount code inside! The Circus Vargas Express is coming to town and you're all invited! With world-class performers and death defying acts, Circus Vargas is guaranteed to thrill and enchant you.

Dates:
Friday, May 13
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Location:
Laguna Hills Mall, 24155 Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Cost:
$19 – $75

Jurassic Trails and Tales in Laguna Niguel

MAY 13-15: Visit the Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and T-Rex in their natural environment and enjoy prehistoric crafts, activities, and entertainment.

Dates:
Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15
Location:
Crown Valley Park, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, 92677
Cost:
$10 – $15

Girls Empowerment Camp – Orange County Fire Authority

MAY 14-15: The free 2-day camp will feature hands-on stations for the campers (ages 14-18) to gain familiarity and experience with fire service functions. The activity stations will include but are not limited to: Ropes and Knots, CPR/First Aid, Ladder Climb, Confidence Course, and Hose Handling.

Dates:
Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15
Location:
Orange County Fire Authority Training Center, 1 Fire Authority Road
Irvine, CA 92602
Cost:
Free

Touch a Tuck in Newport Beach

SATURDAY, MAY 14: Enjoy a hands-on opportunity to get up close to heavy trucks and equipment -- and learn how they are used to keep Newport Beach maintained.

Dates:
Saturday, May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Balboa Pier, 1 Balboa Pier,
Newport Beach, 92661
Cost:
Free

Cypress Police Open House

SATURDAY, MAY 14: SWAT demo, station and jail tours, funny car, Angels Baseball Strike Force, BMX Freestyle Team, Explorer Program (ages 14-20), fire truck, K-9 demo, bomb squad, and photo ops.

Dates:
Saturday, May 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
Cypress Police Station, 5275 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
Cost:
Free

FUN-Tastic Family Nights in Lakewood

FEBRUARY 18, MARCH 18, MAY 20 & JUNE 17: Join FUN-Tastic Family Night at The Center this spring! Each event includes a light dinner followed by family-friendly entertainment.

Dates:
Friday, May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Lakewood Centre, 5000 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90712
Cost:
Free – $8

Free Miniature Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa

THIRD WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH: The Orange County Model Engineers offer public ride days every third weekend of each month. To ride the trains, children must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park.

Dates:
Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22
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Location:
Fairview Park – Costa Mesa, 2501 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

Spring Fling at Tanaka Farms

SATURDAY, MAY 21: Join Tanaka Farms for a Barnyard Bash! Line dance in the barnyard, visit with farm animals, and play barnyard cornhole. Enjoy a farm-to-table BBQ cookout with lemonade. Fundraising activities include "Van Goat" paintings and photo ops. Reservations required.

Dates:
Saturday, May 21
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$30

Bug Fair at Natural History Museum

MAY 21-22: Two-day festival celebrating winged, multi-legged, and squirmy friends. Come out to get crafty, experience up-close encounters with crawly creatures, learn all about the local bugs.

Dates:
Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22
Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Spring Party at MainPlace Mall

SATURDAY, MAY 21: Stop by to create your own flower crown made from beautiful fresh flowers. There will also be a springtime wooden craft for kids and a live musician! 

Dates:
Saturday, May 21
Location:
MainPlace Mall, 2800 N Main St. C
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cost:
Free

Anaheim Children’s Festival

SATURDAY, MAY 21: This event is a unique opportunity to celebrate the arts and to engage children, parents and everyone in the arts. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to “try art”. All art activities are FREE to the participants.

Dates:
Saturday, May 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Pearson Park, 400 North Harbour Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Cost:
Free

Subaru’s Great Big Family Play Day in Los Angeles

SUNDAY, MAY 22: Enjoy live entertainment, musical guests, cool performers, arts and crafts, STEAM attractions, sports zones, bounce houses, slides, interactive exhibits, toddler play areas, demos, meet and greets, specialty food, and more.

Dates:
Sunday, May 22
Location:
The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Family Game Night at Lakewood Parks

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25: Kids versus parents, family versus family, trivia, charades and more, are sure to make this an action-packed evening of fun!

Dates:
Wednesday, May 25
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