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JULY 2-30: Meet zoo staff for a fun time of exploration and discovery at a local park. Every Friday, staff will visit a different park.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS, JUNE11 - SEPTEMBER 4: Enjoy classic and family-friendly movies on the beach! Movies are free; food and drinks available for purchase.
Join your family and friends for a relaxing evening under the stars at Stanton Central Park. July 9: Lion King, July 16: Trolls World Tour, July 23: Tom and Jerry, and July 30: Raya and the Last Dragon.
SELECT DATES, JUNE 21 - AUGUST 27: Free movies at a variety of parks, June 21 - August 27. Movies begin at dusk. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic-style dinner and their family and friends.
FRIDAYS, JULY 16 - AUGUST 20: Enjoy a series of summer movies. Movies are complimentary to the community, self-seating is available on a first come first serve basis
Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie.
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Support and celebrate the critical work MMCCLA does for ocean conservation and to save seals and sea lions. Enjoy food trucks vendor booths, live music, and patient viewing.
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Join Scholars Collective for this free community event. Wizards will create magic potions (using science), make their own wizard wand, play trivia games, and more. Coffee, refreshments, and 1 hour of child care available for parents.
THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, JULY 8 - AUGUST 29: Cardboard City is a 10,000 square foot pop-up art center with free exhibitions of cardboard sculptures and architectural models, free family crafting activities, a schedule of classes, and a shop selling tools and materials so families can make cardboard art at home. Free and open to all visitors!
SATURDAY, JULY 31: Live music from three amazing bands, gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and kids' activities.
JULY 17 - AUGUST 14: The City of Irvine Sizzlin' Summer Concerts return to Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge with a series of family-friendly, socially distanced concerts. Bring a picnic basket or purchase treats from on-site gourmet food trucks. Advanced registration required.
JULY 1 - AUGUST 28: Free concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays, July 1 - August 28, 6-8 p.m
JULY 31 & AUGUST 14: Bring the entire family and enjoy an evening of FREE family fun and movie entertainment under the stars at Lakewood Center Mall. July 31: Cool Runnings, August 14: Raya and The Last Dragon
SUNDAYS, JULY 18 - AUGUST 15: These free concerts feature two bands (3pm and 4:30pm), held at Sea Terrace Park behind Dana Point Library.
TUESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Enjoy the best young children’s books from diverse authors read to you in the California Native Garden. They will read stories and sing songs for your family every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Free!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: The Garden Grove Police Department invites the community to National Night Out, a free community-building event featuring giveaways, live demonstrations, and more!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: Celebrate America's night out against crime and strengthen police-community partnerships. Meet your Lake Forest deputies, K9 Unit, Mounted Equestrian Unit, Sheriff's helicopter, and more. Free food, fun and entertainment for the whole family!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: National Night Out is a unique community event celebrated across the United States. This event will promote community awareness, wellness, and educating the community and its neighbors about crime prevention and community resources.
WEDNESDAYS, JULY 21 - AUGUST 25: An interactive weekly kids club at 2nd & PCH. Enjoy hands-on, educational crafts, activities, and photo opportunities.
WEDNESDAYS, JULY 14 - AUGUST 18: Enjoy Twilight Swim, Kids Zone, and vendors before every concert starting at 5pm. Concerts start at 7pm.
WEDNESDAYS, JULY 7 - AUGUST 11: Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, and chairs and meet family and friends for free concerts at City Hall Park on Wednesday nights
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 - AUGUST 11: Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets, and get ready to enjoy free entertainment for all ages under the summer sky.
JULY 7, 14, 21 and 28. AUGUST 4, 7 and 11: Join the City of Downey for family fun, music, food and entertainment!
THURSDAYS, JUNE 24 - SEPTEMBER 16: Enjoy live music and support one of the small businesses inside The CAMP.
JUNE 21 - AUGUST 27 - Free supervised hours at 11 select parks from 5-8 p.m., that include a variety of family-friendly summer movies.
JULY 22, 29, and AUGUST 5: Enjoy free movies and concerts at the Westminster Civic Center.
THURSDAYS, JUNE 24 - AUGUST 26: OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free concerts across OC Parks each Thursday from June 24-August 26. Enjoy live music, delicious bites, and fun for all ages under the summer sky.
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12: For six Thursday nights in a row starting July 8, Del Valle Park will come alive with popular and diverse musical acts.
JULY 29, AUGUST 6 & AUGUST 12: Join the library for some early-evening fun: Comic Strip Workshop, Pajama Rama – Silly Stories and Science Demo - Water Works. Free.
Celebrate National Night Out with a movie under the stars and connect with first responders! Detective Pakachu will be shown.
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10: Join Sherman Gardens every Friday as they share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers.
FRIDAYS, JUNE 25 - AUGUST 13: Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime. All concerts are free, open to public and held on Fridays at 6pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. No registration required.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6: Participants will have the opportunity to explore police cruisers, fire trucks, and more! Meet local law enforcement during the Touch-a-Truck event. Stay after for a feature presentation of the movie, Detective Pika
FRIDAYS, JUNE 18 - SEPTEMBER 10: OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings family-friendly movies to the big screen at your favorite regional parks. Grab a drink and a snack and get cozy for a screening under the stars.
Free and In-person at the Rancho! Join Rancho Los Alamitos for a free family program, a reading of Waa'aka': The Bird Who Fell in Love with the Sun by author Cindi Alvitre. Waa'aka' is a beautiful children's book telling the Tongva creation story of Waa'aka', a gorgeous bird who falls in love with Tamet, the sun. The reading will be followed by an artist presentation by illustrator Carly Lake. Families will experience Tongva storytelling and hands-on art activities outdoors. This…
JULY 22 & AUGUST 12: Bring your chairs and blankets on Thursday at 6 p.m. for live music, delicious food, and time with friends out in the fresh air! This event is free!
SELECT SATURDAYS, JUNE 16 - AUGUST 21: Irvine residents can enjoy a series of family-favorite movies outdoors at Orange County Great Park. Bring a blanket or low-back chair to enjoy the movie with your friends and family from individual, socially-distanced picnic circle.
AUGUST 14: Children (up to 15) can catch, weigh, and release the fish of the Pacific. Bring your own rod or borrow one provided on site. Trophies and prizes to be awarded for largest fish caught. Bait provided.
AUGUST 14: Kids can color a FREE Back to School Pencil Pouch, receive a collector’s pin, and a special lanyard to hold their Kids Zone pin. School supplies; red marker, yellow marker, pencil pouch included.
JUNE 19, JULY 17, AUGUST 14, SEPTEMBER 11: Enjoy live music, food trucks, kids carnival area, creative craft vendors, live bands, and more. Free admission!
AUGUST 15: This annual event will feature a chili cookoff, vendors, entertainment, and more.
JULY 23, AUGUST 20 & SEPTEMBER 10: Enjoy Toy Story 4, Frozen II and Raya and the Last Dragon.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26: Celebrate National Night Out with an evening filled with free food, activities, and raffles.
AUGUST 27-29: Over 200 arts and crafts booths, International Food Court, carnival rides, a DJ and more.
FRIDAY-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3-6: Past events have included active duty ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, STEM Expo for kids of all ages, the annual Conquer the Bridge Walk/Run, sports tournaments, and the Galley Wars culinary cook-off competition between Sailor, Marine & Coastguard teams.
JULY 11, SEPTEMBER 5, OCTOBER 3, and NOVEMBER 7: Enjoy free admission to the Casa with creative activities and performances based thematically on Casa Romantica's programming.
SEPTEMBER 10: Bring pillows, blankets, and other fort-making equipment for a fun evening!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: Christopher “Rusty B” Yates is an international performance artist, comic actor and musician who is definitely going to bring the laughs and adventure for the entire family. This show will be featuring all the circus performers you know and love: jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, acrobats and more.