Anaheim 5 de Mayo Fiesta

MAY 2-5: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, dance performances, carnival rides, games, and lots of delicious foods.

Dates:
Location:
La Palma Park - Anaheim 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy, Anaheim, CA
Cost:
Free

Spring Citrus Fair in La Habra

MAY 3-5: A 3-day fair that includes carnival rides, kiddie rides, food, entertainment a car show and vender booths. 

Dates:
Location:
La Habra Citrus Fair La Habra Blvd. (between Euclid & Harbor), La Habra
Cost:
Free

Cinco de Mayo in Tustin

MAY 5: Enjoy free entertainment, games, prizes, train ride, food trucks, and more.

Dates:
Location:
Frontier Park - Tustin 1400 Mitchell Ave., Tustin, CA
Cost:
Free

Cinco De Mayo Mercado in San Gabriel

MAY 3: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music and entertainment, foods, crafts and kid's activities! There will be a free photo booth and other fun activities and giveaways. 

Dates:
Location:
Mission District 320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA
Cost:
Free

Great Big Family Play Day in Los Angeles

MAY 4-5: Featured activities include character meet and greets, interactive play spaces, foam party, bike course, sports zone, face painting, family lounge, and carnival rides and inflatables. 

Dates:
Location:
Autry Museum of the American West 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA
Cost:
$5 – $15

Cinco de Mayo at the Rose Bowl

MAY 4: The free family friendly event will be an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy Pasadena’s rich Latino culture and traditions through music, sports, art, and film. Enjoy a fun marketplace, movie screening of Coco and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Dates:
Location:
Rose Bowl Stadium 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA
Cost:
Free

Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festival in Venice

MAY 4: A culturally rich, festive event featuring a parade followed by a street festival. Watch Aztec dancers, Charro, and more live entertainment. See classic cars, lowriders and enjoy authentic Mexican food, Mariachi, face painting, raffles, piñatas, games, and much more.

Dates:
Location:
Oakwood Park 767 California Ave., Venice, CA
Cost:
Free

Free Saturday Family Theatre in Long Beach

FEBRUARY 17 - NOVEMBER 2: A free opportunity for kid of all ages to experience the magic of theatre. These free shows are open to all. Reservations are required.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Beverly O'Neill Theater 330 E Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA
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Cost:
Free

Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park

MAY 4: Explore the rich history of Orange County’s rancho era through hands-on activities, crafts, music, dance and more at the annual Heritage Hill Historical Park Rancho Days Fiesta!

Dates:
Location:
Heritage Hill Historical Park 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest
Cost:
Free

Bridge the Gap Tennis: Star Wars Edition at El Dorado Park Long Beach

MAY 4: Celebrate May 4th - Star Wars Day - for a fun-filled day with tennis, music, fun, and food. Kids will have fun playing tennis, hitting for prizes, enjoying games, face painting, balloon art, and free food.

Dates:
Location:
El Dorado Park Tennis Center 2800 N Studebaker Rd, Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Cinco de Mayo at Citadel Outlets

MAY 4-5: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with folklorico performances and delicious foods available for purchase.

Dates:
Location:
Citadel Outlets 100 Citadel Drive, Los Angeles
Cost:
Free

Soka Peace Festival in Aliso Viejo

MAY 4: Enjoy eclectic programming of musical performances from contemporary artists, delicious food, and a variety of exciting activities for the whole family.

Dates:
Location:
Soka University 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo
Cost:
Free

Cinco De Mayo Festival in Downtown Downey

MAY 4: Join Downtown Downey for a night with delicious food, live DJ, mariachi, craft vendors, festive floral photo booth, and live cultural festivities.

Dates:
Location:
Downtown Downey 11002 Downey Ave., Downey, CA
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Cost:
Free

Children’s Day at Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego

MAY 5: Make special koinobori, play games, and eat kashiwamochi. Performances will run throughout the day. Guests can also enjoy wearing yukatas.

Dates:
Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden 2215 Pan American Road E., San Diego, CA

Cinco de Mayo at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

MAY 5: Watch live performances by Los Cuates, Relampago Del Cielo Ballet Folklorico, and Mariachi Anacatlan. Enjoy free face painting, art projects including mini piñatas and clay animalitos, and sample pan dulce.

Dates:
Location:
Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA
Cost:
Free

Cinco de Mayo at Steelcraft in Garden Grove

MAY 5: Join Steelcraft for a festive Cinco de Mayo with food, local vendors, live music, folklorico performance, and more. Bring your friends and family and take your photos on a festive Cinco de Mayo backdrop. 

Dates:
Location:
SteelCraft - Garden Grove 12900 Euclid St., Garden Grove, CA
Cost:
Free

Mi LB Cinco

MAY 5: A one-day celebration for the community, uniting Long Beach to celebrate a Mexican American cultural tradition: Cinco de Mayo through love of music, food and art.

Dates:
Location:
Mosaic LB 290 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA

Lakewood Sheriff’s Station Tour

APRIL 17, MAY 8, JUNE 12, & JULY 10: Join public safety personnel for a free tour of the Lakewood Sheriff's Station.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Lakewood Sheriff's Station 5130 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA
Cost:
Free

Cool Crafts Roundup at Rancho Los Alamitos

SECOND THURSDAYS, APRIL 11 - AUGUST 8: Families are invited to get creative at Rancho Los Alamitos! Drop-in for a craft project and story time.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Rancho Los Alamitos 6400 East Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Culture Fest: Block Party at The Ontario Museum of History & Art

MAY 11: Enjoy art installations, live music, a classic car show, hands-on art-making activities, food and beverages, live performances that express what it means to be Chicanx in the Inland Empire, and more.

Dates:
Location:
Ontario Museum of History & Art 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA

Mother’s Day Brunch at LA County Fair

MAY 12: Surprise the mothers in your family with a fantastic day at the Fair and a brunch buffet!

Dates:
Location:
Pomona Fairplex 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, California
Cost:
$49.99

Mother’s Day at The Flower Fields

MAY 12: Enjoy performances and colorful ballet folklorico dancing. Pop-up picnic experience also available.

Dates:
Location:
The Flower Fields 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA

Crawfish Festival in Fountain Valley

MAY 17-19: Enjoy Louisiana-style crawfish along with an international food court featuring New Orleans' most iconic dishes plus rides, games, children's stage and more.

Dates:
Location:
Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sports Park  16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley
Cost:
$5 – $15

Bug Fair at Natural History Museum

MAY 18-19: Two-day festival celebrating winged, multi-legged, and squirmy friends. Come out to get crafty, experience up-close encounters with crawly creatures, learn all about the local bugs.

Dates:
Location:
Natural History Museum 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Free Miniature Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa

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.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Fairview Park - Costa Mesa 2501 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA
Cost:
Free

Anaheim Children’s Festival

MAY 18: This event is a unique opportunity to celebrate the arts and to engage children, parents and everyone in the arts. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to “try art”. All art activities are FREE to the participants.

Dates:
Location:
Pearson Park 400 North Harbour Blvd., Anaheim, CA
Cost:
Free

Family ArtMaking Workshop at Long Beach Museum of Art

THIRD SUNDAYS: Family ArtMaking Workshops provide free family-oriented art-making activities. Parents and children (5+) participate together to create an art project. Workshops are free and no sign-ups are required. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Long Beach Museum of Art 2300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Tunes at the Dunes at the Newport Dunes

MAY 24-26: Enjoy live entertainment and food trucks in the evening on the Back Bay. Activities like Inflatable Water Park, pedal boats, and SUPs along Newport Dunes are available during the day for a full day of fun!

Dates:
Location:
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Family Movie Night: Moana at Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa

MAY 24: Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with a family movie night featuring Disney's Moana, preceded by a festive evening of music, food, and free activities. Enjoy fun photo ops, local food trucks, and art making activities designed for young movie fans.

Dates:
Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

American Indian Arts Festival at the Autry in LA

JUNE 8-9: Celebrate traditional and contemporary Native art, experience live music, pow-wow dancing, one-of-a-kind art and live theatrical performances from Native Voices, the Autry’s resident theatre company.

Dates:
Location:
Autry Museum of the American West 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA

Free Entrance Day to National Parks

January 15: MLK Birthday • April 20: National Park Week • June 19: Juneteenth • August 4: Great American Outdoors Act • September 28: National Public Lands Day • November 11: Veterans Day

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
CA
Cost:
Free

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