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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!
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)
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.
JULY 21 - AUGUST 20: Enjoy fair rides and games, live entertainment, pig races, dog shows, stunt shows, fair food, 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.
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.
JUNE 25 - AUGUST 14: Experience the hands-on fun of transforming simple cardboard into cool creations. View inspirational cardboard art from LA artists.
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.
AUGUST 11: Spend time after hours exploring the seven dinosaurs in their newest exhibit and collect Dino Trading Cards. Bring a flashlight, binoculars, and dress up to go on a hunt for dinos at night.
JUNE 20- AUGUST 26: Free classes, sports, fitness crafts and more will be offered from 5-8 p.m.at 11 city parks.
AUGUST 11: Join award-winning Circus Nonsense as they create a new realm where they can find the magic in everyday objects and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
JULY 30-AUGUST 21: Bring your family back in time to enjoy a Broadway Musical inspired by a true story.
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!
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 12: Enjoy free food (while supplies last), fun games, contests, and other attractions. Vendors and giveaways on site as well. Fun for the whole family!
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.
AUGUST 13-21: Come and experience Japanese culture at Nisei Week in Little Tokyo! The festival presents all sorts of entertainment from a Deko-Car Show, a Grand Parade to cultural exhibits that includes displays on bonsai trees, calligraphy, and Ikebana (Japanese art of arranging flowers).
AUGUST 13: Take your family to USS Midway for a Grease Movie viewing. The event includes live DJ & dancing, a social media costume content, movie snacks & bar services, and much more!
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.
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 13: Work together with your little one to create a watercolor picture of a Peacock Orchid at the Sherman Library & Gardens right before they open!
AUGUST 13: Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to create a picture of a Peacock Orchid! Working together, you will use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own illustration of a vase and model magic clay to create the flowers. This fun, relaxed class takes place in our outdoor classroom before the garden is open.
AUGUST 13: Rocket Fever will be open to the public and will offer hands-on STEM activities, on-site exhibitions, free model rockets, rocket launches, and more!
AUGUST 6-28: Ideal for all ages, Free Shakespeare in the Park for Families is a high-energy theatrical performance designed for children to experience reimagined Shakespeare classics by weaving modern, cultural, iconic references into classic texts.
AUGUST 13: Bring your family to scout for pieces of Thomas' world around the museum in a scavenger hunt, enjoy arts & crafts, and watch Thomas trains make their way around our model railroad exhibits!
AUGUST 13: Take your family to the Natsumatsuri Festival for story time, arts & crafts, cultural performances, photo booths, and more!
AUGUST 13: Take your family to Downey's Pride Family Picnic with lots of children's activities, live entetainment, photo booths, raffles, and free tacos!
AUGUST 13: Enjoy the beginning of the weekend by joining this family-friendly event with over 40+ curated local vendors, food trucks, face painting, and more!
AUGUST 13 & 27: The Echo Theater Company's Theater Truck will be at Elysian Park with a family-friendly performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Bring a basket and a blanket and enjoy the 40-minute version of Shakespeare's delightful rom-com
AUGUST 13: State Parks, Campgrounds and S’mores are a summertime tradition. Come down to the Berns Amphitheater at Crystal Cove State Park to Chat and Snack with a Ranger and learn about some of the nocturnal animals that live in the park. Bring your S’more fixings and we’ll have the fire pit lit.
AUGUST 14: This family fun festival features live entertainment on three stages, contests for all ages, arts and craft exhibit, Kids' Zone with jumpers and face painters, and more.
SUNDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4: Art making with the entire family! Join them every Sunday during the summer months for an exhibition-themed, drop-in workshop.
AUGUST 14: Join BraveOnes Foundation at the historic Heritage Museum of Orange County for a fun-filled day of good vibes, live music, food trucks, adult beverages, cornhole tournament, family fun, kids activities, and more!
AUGUST 14: Come join Nova Vita's festivities as they usher in a new season of bounty, prosperity, and health in traditional Japanese custom. This event includes delicious food options and ample entertainment.
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.
TUESDAYS, AUGUST 2 & 16: Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the animals and plants of Crystal Cove State Park in our weekly Junior Ranger programs. This children’s nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows kids to earn a badge, stamps, a poster, or a patch.
TUESDAYS: Enjoy your summer night and join for a relaxing stroll through the plant collections in the Fullerton Arboretum with live music and complimentary refreshments.
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.
WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 10 & 17: Summer is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join a park naturalist on a one-mile Family Nature Hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park.
AUGUST 17: Come meet some of your local deputies who serve the City of Mission Viejo. Ask them questions, check out their vehicles and equipment, and say thank you for keeping us safe. Win FREE pizza, and visit The Village Center for desserts!
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