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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 - 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.
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.
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.
June 18-19: Enjoy Father's Day Weekend with live music, art galleries, a children's art area, 200 murals, 500 artists, and more!
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.
NOW - SEPTEMBER 5: Learn how paleontologists unearth dinosaur bones, dig in the dinosaur pit, and get a chance to collect several dinosaur trading cards.
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19: Dads (and moms) and kids can enjoy the music of Bob Marley to celebrate Father's Day and Juneteenth.
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.
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 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.
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.
JUNE 20 - AUGUST 26: Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine has great free and affordable programs for youth and teens planned during the summer at 21 local parks. Kids can come out for games, crafts, sports, field trips and more Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
JUNE 20- AUGUST 26: Free classes, sports, fitness crafts and more will be offered from 5-8 p.m.at 11 city parks.
4th of July events in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, Yorba Linda, and more!
THURSDAYS, JUNE 23 - SEPTEMBER 29: Join a guided after-hours walk to see all the nocturnal creatures that call the Nature Center home. Pre-registration required and fills up fast!
JUNE 24-26: Opa! Bring the family for Greek food, live Greek band, folk dancing, marketplace, church tours, and kids' play zone.
JUNE 24: Listen to a story, play a game, and take a leisurely stroll on Mary’s Trail.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Enjoy the Health Expo and fun activities for the entire family. Children ages 5 and below can participate with their parents and/or join the Kids Fun Run.
EVERY LAST SATURDAY: Join Bowers Museum's monthly storytime followed by engaging art projects that kids will love!
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Splash along with Baby Shark and Pinkfong as they journey into the sea to sing and dance through some of your favorite songs.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Kick off your summer with free inclusive activities - featuring a water balloon toss, ocean sensory station, rock painting, and summer-themed goodies -- along with an all-inclusive playground, temporary tattoos, yummy treats, 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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Bring your friends and family and soak up the fun among millions of bubbles. Enjoy interactive bubble stations, a foam zone, live entertainment, photo opportunities with your favorite princesses, and more!
JUNE 25 - AUGUST 14: Experience the hands-on fun of transforming simple cardboard into cool creations. View inspirational cardboard art from LA artists.
JUNE 11 - AUGUST 20: Join OC Parks staff and OC Parks volunteers for a beginning archery course for first-time archers.
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 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.
JUNE 25: With three stages of live entertainment, hands-on art demonstrations, vendors and food!
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Celebrate the arts with hands-on activities with Long Beach artist Cody Lusby, Long Beach Symphony's instrument petting zoo, food vendors, performances, and more!
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Enjoy a family-friendly celebration in the park with live music, kids activities, face painting, Skyline photos, food trucks and vendors, and more!
JUNE 25: Wet-plate photography, the telegraph, iron-clad ships and railroads, these are just some of the innovations you can explore at the Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26: Enjoy interactive color-filled bubble stations, get sudsy with an overflowing foam zone and enjoy live entertainment, games and giveaways.
JUNE 26: Features FREE craft activities in the Muth Interpretive Center’s Discovery Classroom. All ages are welcome.
JUNE 26: Come join for an interactive evening under the stars and immerse yourself in a scaled-down version of our solar system!
JUNE 29-30 & AUGUST 24-25: Downtown showcases the culinary culture of Downtown. This free event also features drink vendors, live music and more!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29: Put on your favorite Star Wars attire or costume, meet your favorite characters, and watch the two sides of the force battle it out in a spectacular lightsaber performance by the Saber Guild.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30: Swim along and flip your fins with Ariel and The Neverland Mermaids. Enjoy a singalong, mermaid tail transformations, and mermaid craft-ivity.
FIRST FRIDAYS: Experience Kidspace Children's Museum for free! Advanced reservations are required.
Movie Night in the City (July 1) • Celebrate Independence Day (July 3) • Teddy Bear Picnic (July 6) • Celebrate Haji (July 7) • Way to Play Day (July 8) • Baby Steps (July 10) • Shark Week (July 12-16) • Night in the Museum (July 14) • Islamic New Year (July 29) • Harry Potter's Birthday (July 31)
JULY 1-4: A four day event filled with everything anime! With live concerts, industry panels, signature events, cosplay, gaming, programming, and much more.
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