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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!
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.
AUGUST 21: Huntington Beach's Plum Fest features live performances and everything PLUM! Take your family and friends to experience a fruit-filled Sunday!
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.
AUGUST 26-28: Take your family to Fiesta La Ballona, a Festival of the People! This event includes food vendors, rides, live performances, karaoke, and other sorts of entertainment!
AUGUST 27: This Children's Festival offers fun activities for all ages, community sports sign ups, learning experiences, and much more.
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!
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.
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 3-5: Enjoy authentic Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, shopping, and more.
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.
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 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 9-11: 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 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: 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: 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: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more.
SEPTEMBER 16-18: Celebrate Solvang's Danish heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, and live entertainment.
SEPTEMBER 16: Enjoy a night of mariachi singers, piñatas, dancing, horses, face painting, balloon artist, folklorico dancers, and craft vendors.
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 17-18: This celebration features traditional cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, music, and dance celebrating indigenous California maritime cultures.
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.
SEPTEMBER 17: Enjoy traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations, local bands, mooncake demo and sampling, and see the full moon through telescopes.
SEPTEMBER 18: Meet world-renowned paleontologists, participate in hands-on activities, see rare specimens, explore the Dinosaur Hall, and shop for dinosaur inspired merchandise.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: Revisit the life in the Old West during the 1800s. Enjoy live entertainment including gunfighting shows, musical performances, and fast draw demos. Participate in exciting contests, witness hands-on demonstrations, historical lectures, shopping, food, and more.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: The Drum Festival features Aztec traditional dancing and drums, Middle Eastern percussion, taiko drums, Afro-Puerto Rican drums and dance, and West African dance performance. The Jazz Festival includes Italian jazz, West Coast soul, Tai Chi Chuan demonstration, and more.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: Celebrate cultures from México, Central and South America, and beyond with traditional dance, live music, educational programming in English and Spanish, and booths
SEPTEMBER 24: Explore different cultures around the world through amazing performances, delicious food, community booths and a variety of family-friendly activities including crafts, storytime, tours of historical homes, and classic games.
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 30 - OCTOBER 2: Taking place over three days, the Airshow delivers an action-packed lineup of events, from live music festivals on the beach and VIP offerings, to over-the-water aerobatic demonstrations from the world’s best display teams.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1: Enjoy live music, entertainment, vendor booths, car show, and a kids area featuring obstacle courses, rides, carnival games, stilt walkers, performers, magician, fire dancers, and more.
OCTOBER 1: Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia with music, dance, and crafts.
OCTOBER 1: Activities include live music, dance and Shakespeare performances, crafts, historical demonstrations, interpretive programs, commemorative giveaways and more!
OCTOBER 1: Tickets include entrance to the Yanks Air Museum to tour historical aircrafts, rides for kids, special guest visits, and information for parents and children.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2: This annual event is free to the public. Unlimited ride wristbands, individual ride tickets, food, beer, and wine are sold separately.
OCTOBER 2: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more.
OCTOBER 8-9: A fun-filled weekend for the entire family featuring live music and entertainment, a free Kids' Fun Zone, food booths, local vendors, and beer and wine garden.
OCTOBER 8: The annual festival features a variety of food items and global cuisine, music and dance performances, homemade goods and art, art exhibitions, cultural displays, and the expanded Kids Village with petting zoo, crafts, and interactive activities.
OCTOBER 8: Community festival featuring multicultural food court, two entertainment stages, family fun zone with inflatable attractions, craft village, children's cultural booth, and art and poetry showcase.
OCTOBER 9: An all day-tribute with fun entertainment for the whole family. See bands on the stage, along with solo performances, the King of Cadillacs Car Show, Elvis fan clubs, strolling Elvi, specialty vendors, and food trucks.
OCTOBER 9: The festival pairs streetwear and culinary worlds with real-life entertainment. Family Style features a delicious food lineup, top-tier restaurants, cooking competition, Kid's Area, and a music lineup.
OCTOBER 13-16: Enjoy rides, food, games, music, and more!
OCTOBER 21-23: Celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California. Enjoy shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture.
OCTOBER 22-23: Celebrate the best of letterpress, book arts, and the paper arts. Exhibitors include many of the greatest letterpress and printmaking artists, offering custom posters, printings, hand-printed cards, memorabilia, hand-made paper, and antiquarian books for sale.
OCTOBER 29: Explore aircrafts and enjoy live music, food trucks, activities for kids, and helicopter rides for purchase.
NOVEMBER 6: Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more.
NOVEMBER 11-13: Enjoy a corn festival parade, corn eating contest, live performances, vendors and more.
NOVEMBER 19: Celebrate the science and culture of bread in L.A. at NHM’s Kneaded Bread Fest! Enjoy performances and presentations, hands-on activities, a pop-up bread-themed exhibition, storytime, an up close look at Museum collections, wheat planting lessons, and so much more!
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