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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 3-25: 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.
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.
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 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.
SEPTEMBER 16: Mad Science of LA presents their "Fire and Ice" show, an interactive program that includes fascinating science demonstrations with air pressure, fire, bubbling potions, and more!
SEPTEMBER 16: The new production of Swan Lake is choreographed by Nadezhda Kalinina, who lovingly retouched the oldest Marius Petipa’s version of the ballet considered the foundation of the classic version of this iconic ballet.
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.
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! There's lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts.
SEPTEMBER 17: Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 30: Enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, the Sesame Street Halloween Parade, Dance Party, Spot-the-Ghost Scavenger Hunt, Sesame Street-themed dry and wet rides, games, and photo ops with everyone's favorite furry friends dressed up in costume.
SEPTEMBER 17-18: This two-day family festival features interactive workshops, dance, live music, spectacular processions, and art experiences selected from diverse and unique communities.
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 29 & 30: Brick-or-Treat features an all-new Monster Party with limited-time attractions, character meet and greets, costume contest, and trick-or-treating. Plus, don't miss the all-new 4D Movie: The Great Monster Chase.
WEEKENDS, SEPTEMBER 17 - 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 17-18: This celebration features traditional cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, music, and dance celebrating indigenous California maritime cultures.
SEPTEMBER 17-18: Vista Viking Festival is Southern California's premier Viking era celebration. Re-enactors in Viking Villages provide historic context, battles, and a glimpse at Viking life.
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: Enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral, and pony rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins and visit the nut farm store.
SEPTEMBER 17: Join the von Trapps and fellow music fans for this Bowl tradition, and don a clever costume for the pre-show contest. It's a fun-filled night for the whole family!
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is back for the entire family! Enjoy many activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy a not-too-spooky haunted house, hay maze, hay pyramid, picture stands, and lots of other fun activities.
SEPTEMBER 17: Bring your family and make a life-sized scarecrow!
SEPTEMBER 17: Visit camels at the Oasis Camel Dairy during this Open Farm Day which includes a 1-hour tour, plus an hour to enjoy farm attractions.
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