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‘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

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:
Wednesday, May 18
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Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost:
$8

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:
Wednesday, May 18
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Location:
Laguna Hills Mall, 24155 Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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:
Thursday, May 19
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$8 – $25

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

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:
Saturday, May 21
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Location:
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Hwy.
Irwindale, 91706
Cost:
$23 – $38

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

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:
Saturday, May 21
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

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

Taste of Brea

THURSDAY, MAY 26: Enjoy a delicious mix of food, drinks, and fun in Brea Downtown. Spend the eventing tasting samples from local restaurants and dancing to live music.

Dates:
Thursday, May 26
Location:
Downtown Brea, W. Birch St.
Brea, CA 92821

LA Fleet Week at the Port of Los Angeles

MAY 27-30: Active duty ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, STEM Expo, culinary cook-off competitions, and concerts.

Dates:
Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30
Location:
Port of Los Angeles, 100 Swinford St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Cost:
Free

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

MAY 27-30: The four-day event features delicious food, over 200 booths, 34 exciting rides, live music and dance, karaoke, contests and more to guarantee great family fun.

Dates:
Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30
Location:
Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street
Garden Grove,
Cost:
Free

Free Summer Kickoff in Long Beach

FRIDAY, MAY 27: Free concert featuring 80z All Stars and Kids Zone. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic dinners.

Dates:
Friday, May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
Cost:
Free

Santa Anita Carnival

MAY 28-30: Bring the family out to enjoy thrilling rides, delicious carnival snacks, challenging carnival games and more!

Dates:
Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30
Location:
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, 91007

Lit to Life at Laguna Art Museum

FOURTH SATURDAYS: Taking place on the 4th Saturday of each month, Lit to Life includes a participatory story time supplemented with mindfulness exercises, art-making projects, or in-gallery activities.

Dates:
Saturday, May 28
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Location:
Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach,
Cost:
$14

Long Beach Seafood Festival

SATURDAY, MAY 28: Celebrate Long Beach's delicious seafood and unique recipes from local chefs and restaurants. Ticket includes access to all vendors, live music and DJ, cooking demos, giant bubbles, and life-size games.

Dates:
Saturday, May 28
Location:
Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$8 – $53

Scottish Fest at OC Fair & Event Center

MAY 28-29: Experience two days of world class Celtic music, piping and drumming competitions, Highland dancing contests, Scottish heavy athletics, Scottish gifts and foods, Scottish clans and genealogy, a fantastic children’s glen and so much more!

Dates:
Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$5 – $40

June 2022

OC Public Libraries – Summer Reading Program

JUNE 13 - JULY 30: Join OC Public Libraries this summer for its annual summer reading program which includes grab-and-go craft kits, virtual author visits, reading challenge, and more.

Dates:
Monday, June 13 - Saturday, July 30

K-PLAY! FEST in Los Angeles

JUNE 17-18: Enjoy this fan-hosted K-pop festival at KTOWN Night Market. Enjoy photocard decoration and trading areas, dance play sessions, meet K-pop creators, streetfood vendors, and live performances.

Dates:
Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18
Location:
KTOWN Night Market, 701 S. Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Cypress Summerfest

SATURDAY, JUNE 18: Kick off the summer with this free event featuring magic show, crafts, activities, games, booths, food trucks, and a movie screening of Encanto.

Dates:
Saturday, June 18
Location:
Cypress Civic Center, 5275 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA
Cost:
Free

Kids Play Day in Downtown Anaheim

SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Enjoy free outdoor activities for kids, meet and greet with Dora and Diego and Snow White, shop for new toys, grab a bite to eat, and discover a variety of kid-friendly vendors.

Dates:
Saturday, June 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Center Street Promenade, 131-211 W. Center St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Cost:
Free

July 2022

Scandinavian Festival in Thousand Oaks

JUNE 4-5: Celebrate Nordic cultures with music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, specialty Nordic craft vendors, and activities for all ages. Visit an authentic Viking village, see Norwegian Elkhounds, decorate head wreaths, puppet shows, and more.

Dates:
Monday, July 4 - Tuesday, July 5
Location:
California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Cost:
$15
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