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100 Days of Summer Fun In LA With Kids

Updated for 2022

Summer is the best time to be in LA. There are so many things to do in Los Angeles with kids including festivals, shows, concerts and free events that you could do something different every day. We want to help you have the best summer ever so we’ve compiled a list with 100 Days of Things to do with Kids in LA this Summer starting on Friday, May 27th, 2022.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, you’ll find something for the whole family on this amazing list updated every year! Plus be sure to check out our Guide to all the Summer Fun in Los Angeles. It’s also updated every year!


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May

Friday, May 27

LA Fleet Week 
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA

LA Fleet Week is “an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services.” The event is being held over the extended Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th. The free event includes tours of active duty ships, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, military displays and equipment demonstrations, and much more. Check the website for details.

Saturday, May 28

Fiesta Hermosa
Downtown Hermosa Beach

Fiesta Hermosa is back and happening Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th. The fun includes live musical performances, big rides, food, games, an art festival, more than 250 street vendors, and much more. Check the website for details. 

Sunday, May 29

Rooftop Cinema Club: Encanto
1310 E. Franklin Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245

Rooftop Cinema’s El Segundo location is screening Disney’s Encanto at 2:00 pm. This is a dog-friendly, “wooftop” screening. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Cinema snacks are available for purchase on-site. Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG.)

Monday, May 30

62nd Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Village Green – between Euclid & Main St., Garden Grove, CA

The 62nd Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is happening all weekend long, from May 27th through May 30th. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Essential Workers.” The fun includes a Parade (on Saturday, May 28th), rides, vendor booths, live musical performances, strawberries, and lots more! A Festival schedule is available on the website. 

Tuesday, May 31

Kids Club
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Each Tuesday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, The Americana invites children and families to participate in its Kids Club. These free weekly presentations feature music, storytelling, puppet shows, and of course, lots of fun! RSVP Online. 

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Wednesday, June 1

Grunion Fish-tival
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites families to its Grunion Fish-tival on Wednesday, June 1st from 8:00 pm to 11:55 pm. At this special event, families will “participate in grunion arts and crafts, watch a classic grunion video, touch tide pool animals and see the many fish and other marine animals in the Aquarium.” There will also be an opportunity to head down to the beach to observe the grunion. Be sure to wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Tickets can be purchased online ($7 for adults; $3 for seniors, students, and children). 

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Thursday, June 2

Flamboyance: A Topiary Menagerie
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Now through July 31st, South Coast Botanic Garden invites families to explore Flamboyance: A Topiary Menagerie. “70 pink flamingos are taking over our Amphitheater Lawn this spring, and they’re joined by a pack of dogs, fluffle of rabbits, troop of monkeys, swarm of butterflies and a pod of dolphins.” More than 100 topiary animals make this special exhibit something to be seen! Flamboyance is included in general admission. Tickets are available online. 

Friday, June 3

Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl is happening on Friday, June 3rd. This celebration of the Hollywood Bowl’s first 100 years features Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic joining up with Gwen Stefani. In addition, families will enjoy musicians from YOLA, jazz by Branford Marsalis, a rare, joint performance by members of the UCLA Bruin and USC Trojan marching bands, and a sky full of fireworks. The concert begins at 8:00 pm, and gates open at 6:30 pm. 

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Saturday, June 4

Cinderella – Opera for Kids
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Segerstrom invites families to a special performance, Cinderella – Opera for Kids. Two performances are planned – one at 10:00 am and one at 11:30 am. Each performance is 45-minutes long and is especially adapted for young audiences (children ages 5-11). “From start to finish, you’ll be swept away by show-stopping vocal fireworks, toe-tapping tunes, high-spirited comedy and colorful costumes — all leading up to a happily-ever-after grand finale!” Tickets are available online. 

Sunday, June 5

Pacific Islander Festival
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Aquarium of the Pacific invites families to its annual Pacific Islander Festival happening on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. “This festival features traditional music and dance, cultural displays, and craft demonstrations, and celebrates Pacific Islander cultures, including Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, Chamorro, Marshallese, and Maori.” The Festival is included in general Aquarium admission. Tickets are available online. 

Monday, June 6

Butterfly Pavilion
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007

The annual Butterfly Pavilion is at the Natural History Museum until September 5th, and you don’t want to miss it! Wander around the Pavilion and see up to 30 different species of free-flying butterflies. Look carefully and you’ll also see all stages of the butterfly life cycle including eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalises. Timed tickets are required and are available online. 

Click here to read our Guide to the Skirball Cultural Center.

Tuesday, June 7

Rhythm and Roots with Louie Cruz Beltran
Vermont Square Branch Library
1201 W. 48th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037

The Vermont Square Branch Library is hosting Rhythm and Roots with Louie Cruz Beltran on Tuesday, June 7th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. “Master percussionist and entertainer Louie Cruz Beltran uses humor and congas to tell the story of how rhythms evolved from Africa through the Americas and into today’s music and culture.” Families will play small percussion instruments, dance, and have lots of fun. This is an outside event. 

Wednesday, June 8

World Oceans Week
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City Children’s Museum is celebrating World Oceans Week from June 8th through June 12th. “Learn about the impact of our human actions on the ocean, support the global movement of citizens for the sustainable care of our oceans — near and far.” A variety of special activities are planned including story times, art projects, and more. All activities are included in general museum admission. Ticket information is available online.  

Thursday, June 9

Beach Eats
Parking Lot 11
14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, CA

Each Thursday (through October 27th) from 5 pm to 9 pm, families are invited to enjoy Beach Eats. This weekly food truck event is a great way to get a night off from cooking dinner while you enjoy the “scenic Marina del Rey harbor.” Food trucks and menus change weekly.  

Friday, June 10

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival
501 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

The Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival is happening on Friday, June 10th (4 pm to 10 pm), Saturday, June 11th (10 am to 10 pm), and Sunday, June 12th (10 am to 9 pm). The festivities include live entertainment, carnival rides, artisans, food, and lots of fun. Parking and admission are free. 

Saturday, June 11

101 Festival
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

The 101 Festival is a two-day musical celebration happening at two venues. On Saturday, June 11th at 5:00 pm the fun will be at the Hollywood Bowl. Many different performances are planned including a “rare joint appearance by the UCLA Bruin and USC Trojan marching bands.” And on Sunday, June 12th at  5:30 pm, the fun will be at The Ford. Registration for this free event opens on May 10th. 

Sunday, June 12

Sunday Funday 
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 
9390 N. Santa Monica, CA 90210

Sunday Funday is a free, monthly, outdoor event held at The Wallis. Performances and activities are open to all levels and all ages. On Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 am, Parker Bent will perform live music for families and kids of all ages. At 12:00 pm, enjoy African Dance with Titus Fotso and a live drummer. 

Monday, June 13

Children’s Storytime
{Pages}: A Bookstore
904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

This independent book store is a favorite of families living in or near Manhattan Beach. They offer a children’s story time each Monday at 10:30 am. And moms will love knowing that this charming book store is owned and operated by four moms! 

Tuesday, June 14

CA State Parks Week
Multiple locations

CA State Parks Week is happening June 14th through June 18th. A variety of different activities are planned each day of the week, in different state parks. Additionally, each day has a different theme, with the 14th being Land Acknowledgement Day, an effort to “honor and celebrate the Indigenous voices and stories that are rooted in our ancestral lands now stewarded by California State Parks.” Check the website for details.  

Wednesday, June 15

Cool Crafts Roundup
Rancho Los Alamitos
6400 E. Bixby Hills Rd., Long Beach, CA 90815

From 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, families are invited to drop in at Rancho Los Alamitos for a “craft project and story time connecting to water, nature, and sustainability.” All ages are welcome. This is a free activity. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 

Thursday, June 16

Monthly Kids Club
The Point 
850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo, CA

The Point is hosting its monthly Kids Club on Thursday, June 16th (and each third Thursday of the month) from 10 am until 12:00 noon. “Enjoy live entertainment, face painting, balloon twisting, strolling characters and more.” 

Friday, June 17

Odd Nights at The Autry
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Families are invited to Odd Nights at The Autry on Friday, June 17th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This fun event features “18 food trucks, 2 emerging bands, massive sized inflatables, a full bar, 80 crafters and exclusive gallery access for our guests at the museum’s discretion.” Admission is $5; kids 12 and under are free. 

Saturday, June 18

Street Food Cinema: Black Panther
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Street Food Cinema invites families to an outdoor screening of Black Panther. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the band starts at 6:45 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. Food trucks will be on-site as well. Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG-13.)

Sunday, June 19

Pasadena Chalk Festival 
The Paseo
300 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is happening on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th. This free, fun-filled event features live music and entertainment, a special kids area, and amazing chalk masterpieces. 

Monday, June 20

Harkins Summer Movie Fun: The Addams Family 2
Harkins Theatres Cerritos 16
600 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA 90703

For eight weeks during the summer, Harkins Theatres offers its Summer Movie Fun program for families. One movie is offered each week, which children can see for just $1. During the week of June 20th – 24th, The Addams Family 2 will be shown. Check the website for a full schedule and ticket information. (The movie is rated PG.) 

Tuesday, June 21

Make Music Day
Multiple locations

Make Music Day is a “free celebration of music around the world.” More than 1,000 cities in 120 countries participate in this annual event. Many cities in Southern California participate including Beverly Hills, Anaheim, and Long Beach to name a few. Check the website to find out how to get involved. And, if by some chance your city isn’t already listed, there is information about how you can start an event. 

Wednesday, June 22

Ecology Week
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA

It’s Ecology Week at Pretend City Children’s Museum from June 22nd through June 26th. During this special week children will discover that “all living things – humans, animals, plants, insects – affect one another and so do our surroundings and environment.” A variety of special activities are planned including art projects, story times, music and movement activities, and more. All activities are included in general admission. Ticket information is available online. 

Thursday, June 23

Emotions At Play  
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342

Discovery Cube Los Angeles invites families to check out its newest exhibit – Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out. This interactive exhibit “helps visitors – young and old – understand the important role emotions, memory and imagination play in our everyday lives.” Kids will get a chance to operate the Control Panel in Headquarters, explore at the Emotions Mirrors, use their imaginations to perform a skit at Dream Productions, and more. Emotions at Play will be at Discovery Cube until September 11th. Tickets are available online. (Discovery Cube Los Angeles is open Thursdays through Sundays.)

Friday, June 24

Free Movies on the Boardwalk: Soul 
The Boardwalk at The Pier
500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

The Redondo Beach Pier presents a free screening of the Pixar film Soul. The film begins at dusk (about 7:30 pm). “Bring a blanket or low-backed beach chair,” and take advantage of the variety of food available for take-out to enjoy during the movie. (Soul is rated PG.)

Saturday, June 25

Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

On Saturday, June 25th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (and the last Saturday of each month) Bowers Museum hosts a “story book reading in the galleries followed by a simple, fun art project that kids will love.” Storytime is included in general admission; free for children under 12. 

Sunday, June 26

Getty 25 Celebrates Pacoima
Pacoima City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331

The Getty Center is celebrating 25 years with a series of ten free, outdoor community art festivals this summer. On Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th the festival will be in Pacoima. “Discover the rich art in Pacoima along Mural Mile and join us at Pacoima City Hall in this showcase of local arts, cuisine, culture, and environmental justice.” The festivities include live music and performances, hands-on art workshops, food vendors, and more.

Monday, June 27

The Lavender Festival
10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley, CA 92223

“Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. Stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in horse-drawn hay wagons, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, taste lavender-inspired dishes and enjoy live music.” Tickets are available online. This special event runs through July 31st and is closed on Tuesdays.  

Tuesday, June 28

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

You won’t want to miss a chance to see Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia at the California Science Center – the world premiere of the international touring exhibition which features over 120 ancient artifacts, many of which are on tour for the first time. “Journey back 900 years to discover engineering and cultural marvels and daily life in the Khmer empire.” Advanced timed tickets are required and are available online. 

Wednesday, June 29

Summer Games Season Pass
Bowlero Mar Vista
12125 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Bowlero makes it easy for your family to enjoy some bowling this summer. Purchase a Summer Games Season Pass which allows you to bowl three games every day at your selected center for one price. Additionally, special offers are available for pass holders. Passes are valid through September 5th. All details can be found online.

Thursday, June 30

Concerts in the Park 
Del Valle Park
5939 Henrilee St., Lakewood, CA 90713

The City of Lakewood hosts Thursday night concerts through July 14th. From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, sit back and relax, and enjoy a fun musical night. On June 30th, Hard Days Night, a Beatles Tribute band, will be performing. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, and/or families may bring their own picnics. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. 

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Friday, July 1

Outdoor Movie: Ratatouille
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Skirball invites families to enjoy an outdoor showing of the Pixar film Ratatouille. “This screening features a kid-friendly viewing lounge, an art-making activity, and food-related fun!” Museum galleries will be open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets are available online; children under 12 are free. (The movie is rated G.)

Saturday, July 2

Street Food Cinema: Independence Day
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Street Food Cinema invites you to enjoy an outdoor screening of Independence Day on Saturday, July 2nd. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the band starts performing at 6:45 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. There will also be food trucks on site as well. Tickets are available online. (The film is rated PG-13.)

Sunday, July 3

Concert in the Park
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The City of Manhattan Beach will be hosting Concerts in the Park on Sundays, starting with July 3rd and continuing until September 4th. Concerts are held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On the 3rd, The Satin Dolls are scheduled to perform. Pack a picnic and get ready for an evening of good music and good times. Seating is first come, first served.

Monday, July 4

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Martin Short
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Hollywood Bowl! July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Martin Short is scheduled for Monday, July 4th at 7:30 pm as well as Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd. “Thomas Wilkins and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a program of favorites — along with two of the funniest, most influential, and most acclaimed talents of the past century: Steve Martin and Martin Short.” Ticket information is available online. (Half-off for kids 12 and under; ticket limits apply.

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Tuesday, July 5

Sawdust Art Festival Summer 2022
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach 92651

The Sawdust Art Festival runs from Friday, June 24th through Sunday, August 28th. “Shop unique artwork and enjoy live music on three stages, festival classes, daily art demonstrations and a variety of food and drink offerings.” Details are available online. 

Wednesday, July 6

Kids Club at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

On the first Wednesday of each month (through December 7th) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, families are invited to Kids Club at Santa Monica Place. The fun is described as a “family-friendly musical morning hosted by Twinkle Time, a bilingual, Billboard pop-artist for kids, and featuring special guests each month.” Snacks will also be provided by Gogo Squeez while supplies last. 

Thursday, July 7

Summer Music 2022
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, families can enjoy live musical performances at The Original Farmers Market. These free events are fun for the whole family, and while you’re there you can sample one of the many eateries at The Market. Performances span a variety of musical genres including swing, Brazilian, Latin jazz, and more. These Thursday Night Concerts continue until August 25th.

Friday, July 8

Friday Fun
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center
3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503

Madrona Marsh invites families to attend Friday Fun each Friday from 10 am to 12 pm. Friday Fun is a special hands-on program for families with children ages 3-6. This free event incorporates storytime, art, science, and a tour all while emphasizing a specific topic. Each topic is related to respect for all living things. Participation is limited; be sure to call to pre-register. (310-782-3989)

Saturday, July 9

41st Annual Lotus Festival
Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026

The 41st Annual Lotus Festival is happening on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This free event features a special children’s area, dragon boat races, food court, gift bazaar, and much more. This year’s festival celebrates the “the People and Culture of India – Celebrating 75 Years of Independence.” 

Sunday, July 10

Summer Concert in the Park
Library Park
600 Block of Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245

The City of El Segundo is hosting a free Summer Concert on Sunday, July 10th. Food trucks begin lining up at 4:00 pm, and the concert starts at 4:30 pm. There will also be kids crafts, games, and giveaways. Come hungry, don’t forget your picnic blanket, and sit back and enjoy the sounds of Selena Tribute, a Tejano Band.

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Stay tuned for August events coming soon!

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Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).

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