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SATURDAY, AUGUST 7: Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with our expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission.
AUGUST 7: The Lucky Band is bringing their upbeat, family-friendly music to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! s The New York Times stated, this husband-and-wife duo are “purveyors of indie pop-rock for families” and are sure to bring their clever lyrics and catchy beats to the Center’s audience.
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.
SUNDAYS, JULY 18 - AUGUST 15: These free concerts feature two bands (3pm and 4:30pm), held at Sea Terrace Park behind Dana Point Library.
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…
AUGUST 8 & AUGUST 18-29: Olympics Closing Ceremony, Kidstock Music & Arts Festival, the Pretend City’s 12th Birthday Bonanza and more. Check out the fun here.
JULY 11 - NOVEMBER 7: Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in an outdoor amphitheatre within Topanga Canyon's lush and rustic natural surroundings.
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!
TUESDAYS, AUGUST 3-31: Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park at their weekly Junior Ranger program. This children’s nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows visitors ages 7-12 to earn a badge.
WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 4-25: Join a park naturalist on a one mile Family Nature Hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park.
WEDNESDAYS, JULY 21 - AUGUST 25: An interactive weekly kids club at 2nd & PCH. Enjoy hands-on, educational crafts, activities, and photo opportunities.
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!
THURSDAYS, AUGUST 12 & 26: Join park naturalist Alex for a fun, kid-friendly Beach Scavenger Hunt. Search for natural treasures left behind by the ocean and learn about the coastal marine wildlife.
AUGUST 13, SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 8: Experience the magic of the movies at The Huntington with three outdoor movie nights! Each family-friendly event includes live musical entertainment and a hands-on children’s activity.
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.
Enjoy an outdoor movie that brings together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food and progressive new music.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14: Join a Crystal Cove State Park bird expert on a guided Summer Bird Walk on both the inland and coastal areas of the park. Look for local species and summer migrants on this lovely early morning meander.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14: Learn all about monarch butterflies and get an up-close look at these magnificent creatures. Kids can plant their own butterfly garden and enjoy crafts, face painting, and a balloon artist.
SELECT DATES, JUNE 19 - AUGUST 21: Join this musical interactive, immersive performance filled with beautiful fairies, music, laughs and fun. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty!
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.
AUGUST 14: This is a baking and savory workshop for those (ages 5 and up) who love Sweet Hawaiian Sliders, Three Cheese Mac N Cheese & Snicker Doodle Pizookies!
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!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14: Enjoy a fun and relaxing swim-in movie screening of Trolls World Tour at Splash!
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
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15: Hike along a flat trail and cross a creek and watch for red-tailed hawks and mule deer. The hike will average 3-4 miles round trip at an easy pace with a medium level of interpretation.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15: Crystal Cove State Park is hosting a Coastal Geology Tour where a geologist will crack the mystery about those hamburger bun shaped rocks dotting the shoreline and explain how the sea level used to be as high as the cliffs.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15: Enjoy the park while browsing unique locally made wares and viewing live art demonstrations.
AUGUST 15: This annual event will feature a chili cookoff, vendors, entertainment, and more.
AUGUST 18-29: Get ready to rock, roll, sway, sing, and bop! Enjoy live musical performances throughout the week and explore different musical stylings, instruments, and sounds.
JULY 23, AUGUST 20 & SEPTEMBER 10: Enjoy Toy Story 4, Frozen II and Raya and the Last Dragon.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20: Enjoy a showing of Frozen II at Bonita Canyon Park in Newport Beach
AUGUST 21-22: Grab the family for a day of sun, live music, and food. It's the longest running event in Seal Beach! Sponsored by the Seal Beach Lions Club.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21: Explore the huge variety of seaweeds on a guided Seaweeds & Sea Creatures Beach Walk and discover the countless species of marine algae; green, red, and brown which are found on the beach.
AUGUST 21: Live music is back in Orange County! Pacific Symphony returns to Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa for the West Coast premiere of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” in Concert—Live with Orchestra.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22: Hike along the Borrego Canyon trail and the Red Rock Canyon trail to the destination for approximately 2 miles (4 miles in total). Total climbing elevation is around 500 feet.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24: Grab your swimsuit, floatie, family, and come on down to the pool for a movie. Swim and float while Incredibles 2 plays on the big screen. Lifeguards will be on duty.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26: Celebrate National Night Out with an evening filled with free food, activities, and raffles.
AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 12: Run away with the circus for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action, thrills, excitement and adventure... only at Circus Vargas, where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime!
AUGUST 27-29: Over 200 arts and crafts booths, International Food Court, carnival rides, a DJ and more.
JUNE 25, JULY 30, AUGUST 27 & SEPTEMBER 24: Kids make Firecracker Chicken Meatballs, Pizza on a Stick, Funnel Cakes, Strawberry Scones, Cheesy Potato Casserole and lot more in these themed Friday night workshops.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28: Look for resident dolphins, migrating gray whales, and birds passing by the coastline. Join a park naturalist and learn fun facts while walking along the bluff trail and scanning the ocean at each overlook.
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 9-12: Three-day event includes cannon battles, Mermaid Breakfast, ship tours, live music, food trucks, educational demonstrations Mermaid Stories and Swim Shows, vendor booths and lots more.
SEPTEMBER 10: Bring pillows, blankets, and other fort-making equipment for a fun evening!
SEPTEMBER 11: Learn how to reimagine your garden space, plant the seed of an edible garden and take home a planter to get you started.
SEPTEMBER 11: The festival features local Long Beach Breweries, Food & Artists! This is a family-friendly event! Feel free to bring the kids, Rancho Los Cerritos will provide family-friendly activities.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18-19: This celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating the indigenous California maritime cultures.
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.