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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 25 - AUGUST 14: Experience the hands-on fun of transforming simple cardboard into cool creations. View inspirational cardboard art from LA artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JULY 30-AUGUST 21: Bring your family back in time to enjoy a Broadway Musical inspired by a true story.
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.
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!
WEDNESDAYS: Drop-in for a craft project and story time connecting to water, nature, and sustainability!
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 19-21: BBQ Music Fest in Fountain Valley is having another celebration filled with live music, carnival rides and games, a children's stage, a bbq competition, and much more!
EVERY FRIDAY: A new Cinderella play featuring new songs, special FX, dazzling costumes, and a silent movie segment!
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 19: A fun night out event kids! Includes games, crafts, pizza dinner, desserts, and a movie!
FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 26: Enjoy an evening splash with the family at Mayfair Pool, 6:30-8 p.m.
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 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 20: Take your little one to experience the artistic effects of Sun Printing!
AUGUST 20: Bring your family to a fun weekend market with face paintings, a free mermaid meet & greet, over 60+ local small business, yummy food, much more!
AUGUST 20: Come celebrate the “Father of the Los Angeles Harbor” with live music by local band, JB and The Big Circle Riders, line dance lessons and delicious barbecue provided by Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue!
AUGUST 20: Bring your family to a sensory-sensation night hike to explore the strangest, bumpiest, fuzziest, and smelliest plants in the Arboretum's collection, find out how these fancy adornments help them survive!
AUGUST 20: The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. Come and see how the story collects itself in this classic narrative's ensemble.
AUGUST 21: Join LA’s coolest families at the beautiful Lombardi House in Hollywood for back-to-back DJ sets, a marketplace filled with brands you know and love, food carts galore, ice cold drinks, activities for kids big and small, and much more.
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