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MAY 6 - JULY 31: Wander the 20 acres of organic lavender fields and view sample garden which is the home of more than 90 varieties of lavender.
Enjoy summer movies in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Bellflower, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Laguna Niguel, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, OC Parks, Placentia, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rossmoor, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster, Whittier, Yorba Linda, and more!
World Oceans Week (June 8-12) • Flag Day (June 14) • Juneteenth (June 17) • Father's Day Celebration (June 18) • Ecology Week (June 22-26)
JUNE 10-12: The biggest fair in the South Ba is back. Don't miss shopping, entertainment, carnival rides, food, and more.
JUNE 10 - SEPTEMBER 11: Focusing on the five core emotions featured in the film – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear – hands-on and digital experiences in the exhibit offer opportunities to explore some of the ways we express our emotions.
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.
JUNE 11-12: Enjoy watermelon specialty dishes, carnival rides, live art, contests, plus a free Kid's Zone with a melon-dramatic children's theater, exotic birds and reptiles, petting zoo, crafts, face painting, and more.
JUNE 4 - JULY 30: This summer, the Academy Museum is offering $5 matinee tickets. Every Saturday, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages.
NOW - SEPTEMBER 5: Learn how paleontologists unearth dinosaur bones, dig in the dinosaur pit, and get a chance to collect several dinosaur trading cards.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11: Enjoy a rainbow-themed scavenger hunt, dino dance party, drag queen storytime, up-close encounters with behind-the-scenes museum collections, and more!
JUNE 11-12: Enjoy live traditional Irish music, Irish dancing, bag pipers, parade, and shop from vendors.
APRIL 1 - JULY 31: Step into the Host and Nectar Garden for an up close view of the butterfly habitat and the emergence of new species.
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.
JUNE 11 - AUGUST 20: Join OC Parks staff and OC Parks volunteers for a beginning archery course for first-time archers.
MAY 27 - JUNE 19: Bring the family and watch as Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel get ready to perform in their very first show.
SATURDAYS: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11: Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how to draw a Looney Tunes character - a different one every session - taught by skilled teaching artists. Or doodle or draw to express your own creativity.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11: Join this community gaming event for ages 5-17. Enjoy free play time with the latest consoles, PCs, and VR. Make your own video game, compete in tournaments for prizes, learn to draw and paint your favorite characters, and watch and play with college Esports teams.
JUNE 11-SEPTEMBER 2: Enjoy a stroll in the gardens at twilight. Meet your friends, enjoy dinner or a light snack and a cocktail at 1919 Cafe, stroll the breathtaking gardens at sunset, and take home a memento of your visit from the Huntington Store.
SELECT SUNDAYS, NOW - JUNE 12: Free monthly outdoor Sunday Funday family events with a variety of engaging programming and dance instruction offered by Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen! Open to all levels and ages.
JUNE 12: Bowers Museum is proud to host an open house for Santa Ana parents and children where they can enjoy creating art projects, watch live performances, and more!
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.
JUNE 16-19: Carnival rides, live performances, food booths, vendors, and fireworks at dark.
JUNE 16-18: MTAOC is thrilled to be presenting Alice in Wonderland, original musical version of the play, with music and lyrics by the Rose Center Theater’s own Managing and Artistic Director Tim Nelson.
SELECT DATES: Each grunion event includes entry to the aquarium, timed tickets to a grunion short film, hatching experience, and staff-lead observation of grunion.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16:During grunion runs, observe this spawning behavior from shore and even attempt to catch some grunion in the process! Closed season runs from April 1 through June 30 of this year (2022), observe and conserve only during this time. RSVP required.
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.
JUNE 17-18: Enjoy various Japanese culinary creations, experience Japanese pop culture, anime, cosplay, entertainment, activities, shopping and family fun!
JUNE 17: Grab your favorite stuffed animal and join the Los Angeles Arboretum's celebration of the beginning of summer while enjoying music, crafts, storytelling, and a fun photo op!
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.
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.
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind tea party. Experience includes meet and greet with Princess Cinderella, plus story time, father-daughter dance, photo opportunity, and an intimate Daddy & Me tea party.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18: Join the Children's Museum at La Habra for tie-dying, relay racing, s'mores making, crafting, and more.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022 See a display of military vehicles and aircraft on display. Look inside their M4 Sherman Tank and watch its turret turn. Learn about the role of infantry and the importance of their vehicles. Plus food trucks, fun stuff, and more.
JUNE 18: 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators from Southern California counties will be practicing and demonstrating their sports skills in a non-competition setting.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18: Experience a high-energy interactive, family-friendly environment during this free outdoor event. Enjoy live entertainment, exhibitors, activities for kids, and more.
JUNE 18: Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) is excited to announce their annual Seal Day Event and 30th Anniversary Celebration. This event will include animal viewings, an auction, live music, food trucks and fun activities!
JUNE 18: Join the Friends of the Children's Library for games, crafts, snacks, and more as they get excited for this year's theme, "Read Beyond the Beaten Path".
JUNE 18: Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team is hosting a Southern California National Anthem Sing-off. Winner will get $1,000 contract!
June 18-19: Enjoy Father's Day Weekend with live music, art galleries, a children's art area, 200 murals, 500 artists, and more!
JUNE 18: Join the City of Cypress with a summer festival filled with arts and crafts, food trucks, magic shows, games, a movie, and more!
JUNE 18: Enjoy carnival style games, bounce house, obstacle course, crafts, animal show, petting zoo, storytime and more!
SUNDAY, JUNE 19: Dads (and moms) and kids can enjoy the music of Bob Marley to celebrate Father's Day and Juneteenth.
JUNE 19: Enjoy nature with friends and family in Round Canyon, hike along a fairly flat trail while watching red-tailed hawks and mule deer!
SUNDAY, JUNE 19: This family-friendly outdoor event will inspire creativity and curiosity with coloring, costumes and DIY activities, plus a special chance for picture time with Blue.
JUNE 19: Bowers Museum brings Summer Solstice Festival which includes art projects, face painting, food tasting, and more!
JUNE 19: Treat your Dad to a memorable Father’s Day at the Aquarium. The celebration includes admission, a delicious meal, and crafts for the kids.
JUNE 20 & 27: Everyone's academic needs are different. While many students missed in-person schooling during the pandemic, some students thrived learning from the comforts of home. Downey Unified Virtual Academy offers a way for those students to continue learning in a way that better suits them. This program is tuition-free and open to children who live outside Downey Unified boundaries.
Outdoor summer concerts in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Bellflower, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Dana Point, Downey, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, OC Parks, Placentia, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rossmoor, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Signal Hill, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
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