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June 2022

Outdoor Summer Movies Across LA & Orange County

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!

Dates:
Wednesday, June 8 - Wednesday, August 31

2022 Outdoor Summer Concerts

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.

Dates:
Monday, June 20 - Saturday, August 27

July 2022

August 2022

Nisei Week Japanese Festival at Little Tokyo in Los Angeles

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). 

Dates:
Saturday, August 13 - Sunday, August 21
Location:
Japanese Village Plaza, 335 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Free Miniature Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa

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.

Dates:
Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21
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Location:
Fairview Park – Costa Mesa, 2501 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

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.

Dates:
Sunday, August 21
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Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost:
$8

Snow White in Santa Monica Playhouse

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.

Dates:
Sunday, August 21
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Location:
Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$12.50 – $15

Weekend Family Crafting at reDiscover Center in Los Angeles

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. 

Dates:
Sunday, August 21
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

Cool Fam Fest at The Lombardi House in Hollywood

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.

Dates:
Sunday, August 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
The Lombardi House, 1717 N Bronson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
Cost:
Free – $20

Andell Family Sundays—Art Meets Science in LACMA

AUGUST 21: Join Andell Family Sundays on LACMA's campus and be creative, discover new art, make memories, and have fun!  Make art inspired by artworks in LACMA's collection that explore the intersection between art and science. This event is designed for all ages. 

Dates:
Sunday, August 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:
Smidt Welcome Plaza, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Cost:
Free

Summer Evening Strolls at The Huntington Library

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. 

Dates:
Sunday, August 21 @ 4:30 pm
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Location:
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, 91108
Cost:
$5 – $20

Free Summer Fun Days at Long Beach Parks

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.

Dates:
Monday, August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tooth Fairy Day at Pretend City

AUGUST 23: The tooth fairy will be handing out toothbrushes, posing for photos, and interacting with children. Get free dental screenings, enjoy story time and puppet show, play with different types of toothpaste, and visit with pre-dental undergraduate students from UCI.

Dates:
Tuesday, August 23
Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Long Beach Taste of Downtown 2022

JUNE 29-30 & AUGUST 24-25: Downtown showcases the culinary culture of Downtown. This free event also features drink vendors, live music and more!

Dates:
Wednesday, August 24 - Thursday, August 25
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Cost:
Free

Sea Country Festival in Laguna Niguel

AUGUST 26-28: Bring your friends and family to experience this end-of-summer event with music, rides, games, food, and more. The festival is a free entry event, with nominal fees for attractions and games.

Dates:
Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28
Location:
Dorine & El Lazo, Laguna Niguel, CA
Cost:
Free

Bioluminescence Night Cruise at Ocean Institute

AUG 26-27, SEP 23-24, OCT 21-22: Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer and join the Ocean Institute at night off the coast of Dana Point to explore the nocturnal world of marine birds, sea lions, and bioluminescent plankton.

Dates:
Friday, August 26 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, August 27 @ 10:00 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Thai New Year Songkran Festival in Los Angeles

AUGUST 28: Bring your friends and family to learn about Thai culture at Thai New Year Songkran Festival in LA! This event includes a parade, beauty pageant, cultural dances, live performances, thai food vendors, and more!

Dates:
Sunday, August 28 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Kidz Bop Live at the Hollywood Bowl

AUGUST 31: Make your kids' night by singing and dancing along with the KIDZ BOP crew as they perform today’s biggest hits, live on stage, including “Good 4 U” and “Dance Monkey.”

Dates:
Wednesday, August 31 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

September 2022

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live & Glow Party in Ontario

SEPTEMBER 3-4: Don’t miss the only opportunity to watch your favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks light up the floor in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles. Event performances will also feature a dazzling dance party, spectacular laser light shows, and Hot Wheels toy giveaways.

Dates:
Saturday, September 3 - Sunday, September 4
Location:
Toyota Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy.
Ontario, 91764

Maritime Festival at Ocean Institute in Dana Point

SEPTEMBER 9-11: Maritime Festival at the Ocean Institute is celebrating our connection to the ocean! This event is fun for all ages and includes a variety of activities from live music, food trucks, mermaid swim shows, cannon battles, to sea monster scavenger hunts and much more!

Dates:
Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11
Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Father & Son Campout at Neff Park in La Mirada

SEPTEMBER 16-17: This summer invites dads, uncles, grandfathers, sons, and nephews to a fun night of bonding and camp activities.  The event includes a campfire, S’mores, crafts, games, and an outdoor movie. 

Dates:
Friday, September 16 - Saturday, September 17
Location:
Neff Park – La Mirada, 14300 San Cristobal Dr
La Mirada, CA 90638 United States
Cost:
Free
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