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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.
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.
CLOSING SEPTEMBER 5: Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia is an international touring exhibition featuring over 120 ancient artifacts, half of which are on tour for the first time.
STARTS SEPTEMBER 6: Sign up for Homeschool Electives & Support at YMCA of Orange County by September 6 to get a free lunch or social hour with your first session.
NOW OPEN: Roger’s Gardens is a unique shopping destination for creatively curated Halloween décor and one-of-a-kind Halloween artisan pieces. Every inch of the boutique features curated items highlighting this year's theme of 'Nightmare.'
SEPTEMBER 2-4: Food, music, entertainment, and arts and crafts from cultures and ethnicities throughout the world.
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.
SEPTEMBER 3-5: Enjoy authentic Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, shopping, and more.
SEPTEMBER 3-4: It's Southern California's largest living history event! Enjoy live performances, battle reenactments, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, a conversation with Generals Lee & Grant, and more.
SEPTEMBER 3-4: Build, play, and laugh at America's largest LEGO event. Brick Fest Live is filled with hands-on attractions and activities. View incredible LEGO sculptures, shop exclusive merch, participate in building activities, photo ops, and more.
SEPTEMBER 3-4: Long Beach Comic Con features exhibitors, entertainment, educational programs, guest signings and meet and greets, plus Space Expo. Celebrate pop culture with comic books, cosplay, action figures, anime and manga, and gaming.
SEPTEMBER 3-4: K-PLAY! FEST is a fan-hosted k-pop festival featuring three areas including Asian American Expo, Anime Impulse, and Sneaker Expo. Programming includes dance workshops, vendors, live performances, special guests, 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.
SEPTEMBER 3-25: The 21st annual Festival of Children will take place every weekend in September at South Coast Plaza, featuring complimentary activities, live performances and celebrity appearances in both Carousel and Jewel courts.
NOW - SEPTEMBER 5: Learn how paleontologists unearth dinosaur bones, dig in the dinosaur pit, and get a chance to collect several dinosaur trading cards.
AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 31: Experience what life was like for the pioneers of the American Frontier. The Farm Fair features haybale pulling, candle dipping, toy making, and corn maze.
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.
SEPTEMBER 4: Celebrate the shared cultural heritage of the Netherlands and Indonesia (former Dutch East-Indies). This outdoor festival features live music and dance, authentic Dutch and Indonesian food, arts and crafts, vendors, and fun children's games.
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.
SEPTEMBER 5: Enjoy a vintage tractor display, music, a petting zoo, kids crafts & carnival games, a plant giveaway, food trucks, and admission to the Agriculture Museum exhibits and garden!
SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 31: Summon your scream squad to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights with 8 haunted houses, the Terror Tram, scare zones, a live show and exhilarating attractions.
SEPTEMBER 8 & 23: Join planetarium experts and OCC Astronomy faculty for a night of stargazing! Put your eye to an array of powerful telescopes pointed towards the heavens so you can experience the universe for yourself.
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!
SEPTEMBER 9-12: See the Mariachi Divas and Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles live on stage, plus the Fiesta of Lights show before the movie. Snap a picture at a special photo op featuring a replica of Ernesto de la Cruz's guitar.
SEPTEMBER 9-11: Live entertainment and activities for all ages including live music, dance floor and lessons, live sports tent, magic show, karaoke lounge with live band, arts and crafts booths, face painting, carnival rides and games, and more.
SEPTEMBER 9: This family-friendly festival includes education, entertainment, crafts, poetry reading, food trucks, and artistic demonstrations.
SEPTEMBER 10-11: Kick off the spooky season! Shop for local vendors, enjoy celebrity visits, live music from local horror rock bands, food, and more.
SEPTEMBER 3-29: Regular showings are offered on weekends so everyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of full-dome experiences that transport you to faraway worlds.
SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 31: SeaWorld Spooktacular features a trick-or-treat candy trail, Halloween dance party, meet a mermaid, hay maze, pumpkin hunt, and Día de los Muertos celebration.
SEPTEMBER 10-11: Campout at Knott's Berry Farm! The Coaster Campout package includes parking, two-day admission for each camper to enjoy both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, a camp spot for your tent, and a continental breakfast.
SEPTEMBER 10-11: Build, play, and laugh at America's largest LEGO event. Brick Fest Live is filled with hands-on attractions and activities. View incredible LEGO sculptures, shop exclusive merch, participate in building activities, photo ops, and more.
SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 31: Get ready for family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest of frights by night! Explore haunted houses, scare zones, rides in the dark, live entertainment, and spooky sweets and eats.
SEPTEMBER 10: Create your own one-of-a-kind monotype prints with artist Rosanne Kleinerman. This class will take place outdoors on LACMA's campus.
SEPTEMBER 10: Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (an Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
SEPTEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 27: It's a farmer's market meets street fair. Enjoy family games like giant Jenga and Connect Four, shop from vendors, slime making, axe throwing, Nerf court, live music, beer garden, and more.
SEPTEMBER 10: The OC Moon Festival will have a variety of food vendors, family entertainment, performers, and children’s activities. Free moon cakes and lanterns for kids. Free admission and parking.
SEPTEMBER 10: Join the Museum of Riverside at Heritage House to celebrate the Moon Festival with lion dancing, storytelling, crafts, moon gazing and more!
SEPTEMBER 11: One of the largest single-day classic car shows on the West Coast is back! This year’s car show will showcase approximately 700 cars with a wide variety of classic cars, custom cars, and hot rods.
SECOND SATURDAY, AUG 13 - DEC 10: Drop in for a free drawing lesson for all ages! Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how to draw a Looney Tunes character - a different one every session - taught by skilled teaching artists.
SEPTEMBER 11: Kids can play Escape the Detention Hall, an escape room-style adventure, score Big Nate customized backpacks and whoopee cushions (while supplies last), rock out to some Big Nate tunes, practice their doodling and watch some of Nickelodeon’s Big Nate videos.
SEPTEMBER 11: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more.
SEPTEMBER 12: Visit the Cerritos Sheriff Station for the LA County Sheriff Department Car & Motorcycle Show with food, music, vendors, and kids zone.
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!
SEPTEMBER 16-22: Before the movie, see Mirabel live on stage!
SEPTEMBER 16-18: Celebrate Solvang's Danish heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, and live entertainment.
SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 31: Howl-O-Scream has arrived to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park into something sinister featuring haunted houses, scare zones, roaming haunts, live entertainment, thrilling rides, and more. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
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.
SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 31: Visit the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Southern California! Enjoy rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, and food. Attractions include a corn maze, sunflower fields, cow coaster, mini ATVs, carousel, corn box, and lots more.
SEPTEMBER 16: Join in the fun on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., when Mad Science of L.A. features their “Fire and Ice” show! This interactive program includes fascinating science demonstrations with air pressure, fire, bubbling potions, and more.
SEPTEMBER 16: Enjoy a night of mariachi singers, piñatas, dancing, horses, face painting, balloon artist, folklorico dancers, and craft vendors.
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