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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!
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.
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.
JULY 15 - AUGUST 14: The OC Fair is excited to welcome you back to “Feel the Sunshine”! Get up close with animals in the petting zoo, check out exhibits, go shopping, and enjoy local groups performing on community stages.
JULY 16 - AUGUST 27: Bring your family to enjoy Shakespeare themed activities throughout the summer! Activities will include workshops, themed nights, a summer faire, and more!
JULY 30 - AUGUST 7: The festival will offer a full calendar of engaging creative activities for the entire family to enjoy, including customization workshops, on-site surfboard shaping, public skate and BMX sessions, a community market, giveaways and sustainable installations.
AUGUST 1-5: Free STEM program designed for middle and high school girls interested in hands-on tech, engineering, and computing-related activities.
Movie Night in the City (Aug 5) • Raksha Bandhan (Aug 11) • Night in the Museum (Aug 11) • Elephant's Day (Aug 17) • Tooth Fairy Day (Aug 23) • Pretend City's Birthday Bonanza (Aug 27-28)
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 24 - AUGUST 28: Shop unique artwork and enjoy live music, roaming entertainment, daily art demonstrations and a variety of food and drink offerings.
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 - AUGUST 31: Step into the Host and Nectar Garden for an up close view of the butterfly habitat and the emergence of new species.
WEDNESDAYS, JULY 6 - AUGUST 31: Enjoy a FREE 30 minute harbor cruise with purchase of lunch “to go” from participating restaurants every Wednesday through the end of August.
JUNE 25 - AUGUST 14: Experience the hands-on fun of transforming simple cardboard into cool creations. View inspirational cardboard art from LA artists.
WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 3-31: Bring your little ones to 2nd & PCH for a FREE weekly exploring! Each week offers a different theme with fun activities, games & prizes, crafts, and more!
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.
AUGUST 3: Mark your calendars for National Night Out with Yorba Linda Police Services! This exciting event will provide fun family activities, safety tips, and more!
JULY 30-AUGUST 21: Bring your family back in time to enjoy a Broadway Musical inspired by a true story.
JULY 21 - AUGUST 20: Enjoy fair rides and games, live entertainment, pig races, dog shows, stunt shows, fair food, and more.
AUGUST 4: This special one-day sale on 8/4 highlights their 84º water park and features $84 rooms per night on Monday - Thursday stays.
EVERY FIRST THURSDAY: The first Thursday of every month is Free Day. Admission is free of charge with advance reservation.
JULY 26 - AUGUST 5: Campers help care for a selection of 100+ exotic animals, play fun games and activities, and interact with unique animals.
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!
AUGUST 4: This event features live music, craft and business vendors, inflatable slides and obstacle courses, and games with Bellflower Recreation in Motion (B.R.I.M.).
AUGUST 4: The City of La Mirada encourages residents to spend the evening outside to get to know their neighbors. The event will be held alongside the Concerts Under the Stars and is sponsored by National Night Out.
AUGUST 4: Join the City of Cerritos' National Night Out with classic car displays, kid fingerprinting, food vendors, live performances, and much more!
FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, JULY 8 - AUGUST 21: Kids will enjoy art classes taught by professional artists in mixed-media, ceramics, sculpture and more. Meanwhile, parents will have free time to view the artwork on display throughout the Festival grounds.
EVERY FRIDAY: A new Cinderella play featuring new songs, special FX, dazzling costumes, and a silent movie segment!
AUGUST 5 - SEPTEMBER 7: Visit the mythical world of Westeros, the Targaryen Dynasty, and the dragons that ruled beside them. Attendees will be the first to see new costumes and props from the series and have the chance to sit on a replica of the new Iron Throne.
FIRST FRIDAYS: Experience Kidspace Children's Museum for free! Advanced reservations are required.
AUGUST 5-6: Come to the Japanese Friendship Garden to experience a magical night with your loved ones. The Toro Nagashi Festival includes food and merchant vendors, live performances, and much more!
FRIDAYS, AUGUST 5 & 19: Explore Crystal Cove State Park at your own pace. Head out on the Environmental Study Loop Trail or into Moro Canyon with self-guided activities on this Family Fun Morning. Look for animal evidence, smell local plants, and listen for bird songs while learning about the natural resources in the park.
July 29, August 5, 12 and 19: : Join them as they share favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers.
AUGUST 5: Bring your little ones for a preschool playdate! Don't forget to bring your socks!
AUGUST 5: Join Pretend City for a featured movie The Land Before Time in Orange Plaza. Bring your own snacks, blanket and chairs to enjoy a movie celebrating their resident dino friends.
AUGUST 5: Bring your friends and family for yummy food, live music, games, and DIY slime fun!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5: Relax, listen to live music and bring a blanket to picnic at the park. Explore the museum for free and celebrate the mighty predators of the Ice Age, Saber-Tooth Cats, and talk with scientists.
AUGUST 5: Join Stanton’s celebration of National Night Out followed by a movie under the stars! Participants will have the opportunity to explore police cruisers, fire trucks and more!
AUGUST 5: Parents, do you need a date night out? The highly qualified Youth Center staff will supervise your children while parents get a much needed night out! Kids will enjoy a pizza dinner, snacks, games and more! $5 per child. Ages 3+ (must be potty trained.)
AUGUST 5: Take your kids for a Friday glow-in-the-dark bounce night! Don't forget to bring your socks!
FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 26: Enjoy an evening splash with the family at Mayfair Pool, 6:30-8 p.m.
EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Santa Monica Playhouse is featuring Snow White and is taking their audience on a magical adventure as everyone’s most beloved young heroine journeys to find herself, her mother, and her true destiny.
EVERY WEEKEND: For the August weekends, take your little ones to a fun outdoor concert at the Getty Center! Each weekend presents different bands such as Jazzy Ash & Red Yarn and The Lucky Band.
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.
AUGUST 6-14: The genius of Roald Dahl comes to life in an inspiring musical about an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. An exhilarating tale of empowerment filled with high-energy music and dancing from the talented young actors of SCR’s Summer Players.
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.
AUGUST 6: Glendora's National Night Out is offering free hot dogs, booths, and station tours!
AUGUST 6: This free event will offer youngsters an exciting diversion featuring inflatable attractions and face painting. There will also be a food truck on site.
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