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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). 

Related: 10 Things you can do at the Los Angeles Public Library System

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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. 

Related: Read our list of all the Outdoor Summer Movies!

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.

Monday, July 11

El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Olvera Street
845 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

When was the last time your family enjoyed a leisurely stroll along Olvera Street? Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes here at “the birthplace of Los Angeles.” Come hungry – you’ll find many cafes and restaurants to choose from. 

Tuesday, July 12

California Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

The California Botanic Garden is “the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants.” Stroll through the Garden’s 86 acres and discover a variety of plants and flowers including those in the Indian Hill Mesa, Fan Palm Oasis, and the Alluvial Gardens. The Garden (formerly known as the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden) is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Visitors are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online. 

Wednesday, July 13

Summer Concerts in the Park
Verdugo Park
1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208

The City of Glendale invites families to enjoy Summer Concerts in the Park happening each Wednesday through August 10th. “Bring a picnic dinner, and folding chairs or blankets for seating … and don’t forget your dancing shoes!” Performances are scheduled from 7 pm to 9 pm. On July 13th, Urgent LA, a Foreigner Tribute Band, will be performing. 

Thursday, July 14

Living Treasures From Around the World With the Reptile Family
Canoga Park Branch Library
20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303

The Canoga Park Branch Library is hosting Living Treasures From Around the World With the Reptile Family on Thursday, July 14th at 2:00 pm. “Join us for an educational, entertaining, fun and safe hands-on program with reptiles, amphibians and arthropods.” Children will also have the chance to hold some of the animals!

Friday, July 15 

Orange County Fair
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Orange County Fair is a yearly tradition for many families. The Fair begins Friday, July 15th and continues through Sunday, August 14th. This year’s theme is “Feel the Sunshine.” Families will enjoy live musical entertainment, animals, rides, food, and much more. Check the website for ticket information. (The Fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.)

Saturday, July 16

Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup

July’s Beach Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, July 16th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Supplies are provided. Cleanups do have limited capacity, so be sure to register online to reserve your spot. After you register, you’ll receive more information emailed to you regarding location details. 

Sunday, July 17

San Clemente Ocean Festival
San Clemente Pier

“The Greatest Show on Surf,” the San Clemente Ocean Festival is happening Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th. A large number of Youth and Family Events are planned including a fishing derby, body surfing clinics, musical performances, art show, and much more. Check the website for all the details.

Monday, July 18

MLB All-Star Week
Multiple Locations

MLB All-Star Week festivities are scheduled for Friday, July 15th through Tuesday, July 19th. On Monday, July 18th the fun includes Play Ball Bark happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center, (“Step into the clubhouse to hear stories from Legends of the game and shop for exclusive All-Star collectibles”), as well as All-Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby both at Dodger Stadium. Details and ticket information can be found online. 

Tuesday, July 19

2022 Regal Summer Movie Express
Multiple Locations including
Regal LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summer, Regal Theatres offers family-friendly movie screenings for the extremely affordable prics of $2 per ticket! On July 19th and July 20th, Despicable Me 3 and Tom & Jerry will be playing. Check the website for a schedule of movies and to find a participating location near you.

Wednesday, July 20

Toddler Storytime
West Los Angeles Regional Library
11360 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

The West Los Angeles Regional Library hosts a Toddler Storytime on Wednesdays throughout July from 10 am to 11 am. “Enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays for children aged 18 months to 3 years old.”

Thursday, July 21

Kids Club at The Grove
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Each Thursday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, The Grove invites children and families to participate in its Kids Club. These free weekly presentations feature lots of fun, music, storytelling, interactive activities, and more. You can reserve your spot for this event online.

Friday, July 22

Marina del Rey WaterBus
Multiple locations 

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September 5th, families can take a ride on the Marina del Rey WaterBus. The WaterBus operates from 8 different stops in the Marina. Tickets are $1 for passage one way (cash only). Check the website for operating hours and details.

Saturday, July 23

Concerts in the Park
Central Park
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91350

The City of Santa Clarita invites families to enjoy Concerts in the Park on Saturdays through August 27th. Concerts begin at 7:00 pm, but come early because food trucks will be on-site beginning at 5:00 pm. On the 23rd, Redneck Rodeo OC, performing Country music, is scheduled. 

Sunday, July 24

Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing – The Exhibition
Comic-Con Museum
2131 Pan American Plaza – Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Take a drive down to San Diego to check out Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing, the special exhibition at the Comic-Con Museum. This “world-premiere exhibition” “brings to life the web-slinger’s entire storied history.” The exhibit includes interactive installations, original comic art, animation materials, and much more. The exhibit opened July 1st and will be at the Museum until the end of 2022. The Museum is open 5 days a week (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Ticket information is available online. 

Monday, July 25

Movie Mondays: Frozen
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is hosting Movie Mondays during the summer. On July 25th, the Disney film Frozen will be shown. “Catch a hit movie, try a cool activity, and grab a bite to eat at George’s Café as well as select food trucks.” Families may also bring their own picnic dinner, and don’t forget beach chairs and blankets. Set-up begins at 5:30 pm, and the movie starts at dusk (about 8:15 pm). While the movie is free, a reserved ticket is required. (The movie is rated PG.)

Tuesday, July 26

Dress Codes
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Make plans to visit the Autry Museum to check out their newest exhibition Dress Codes. “Dress Codes is about what we wear, how we wear it, and why. The exhibition is organized around six enduring icons of western style: blue jeans, plaid shirt, fringed jackets, aloha shirt, China Poblana dress, and the cowboy boot.” Over 150 objects are on display including clothing and textiles, photography, and historical artifacts. Ticket information is available online. (The Autry is open six days a week; closed on Mondays.)

Wednesday, July 27

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2022

The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2022 returns this summer for 10 weeks of free performances! The Festival starts July 2nd and continues through September 4th, Wednesdays through Sundays. Check the website for details on locations and seating for performances of Knight of the Burning Pestle and Macbeth as they become available.

Thursday, July 28

Sunset Concerts: Rocky Dawuni
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball “brings together an eclectic lineup of path-makers and bridge-builders from around the world to Los Angeles,” On the 28th, Rocky Dawuni will be performing. Rocky Dawuni “has become a local favorite for his infectious, feel-good reggae tunes and globe-spanning ‘Afro roots’ sound.” The free concert starts at 8:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm, but plan to arrive early to give yourself time to explore the museum, shop, and eat. Reservations are required and may be made online. 

Friday, July 29

Dance DTLA 2022: Argentine Tango 
Jerry Moss Plaza – The Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 

On Friday, July 29th, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, you’re invited to dance under the stars and city lights of downtown LA! All ages are invited to enjoy free dance lessons on most Friday nights throughout the summer as part of Dance DTLA. On the 29th, the series features the Argentine tango with instructor Ilona Glinarsky. You can reserve your spot online.

Saturday, July 30

Movies in the Park: Encanto
De Portola Park
25615 Lazy Meadow Dr., Torrance, CA

The City of Torrance invites families to enjoy an outdoor screening of Disney’s Encanto as part of their Movies in the Park program. The movie starts at dusk (about 8:00 pm). “Relax, sit back and watch a free movie under the glow of the stars! Bring your warm clothes, lawn chairs and popcorn.” (The movie is rated PG.)

Sunday, July 31

Oxnard Salsa Festival
Plaza Park
Fifth and B Streets, Oxnard, CA

The Oxnard Salsa Festival is happening on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st. The festivities include food; musical performances; dancing; a Kids Zone with rides, games, and crafts; and much more! Check the website for information about the shuttle service that will make it even easier for you to get to the Festival.

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Things To Do in Los Angeles Every Day in August, 2022

Monday, August 1

GRAMMY Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

The GRAMMY Museum is the place for music lovers. Current exhibitions include 100 Years of Peggy Lee (through September 5th), Marley: A Family Legacy (through October 16th), and The Power of Women in Country Music (through October 2nd) to name a few. Ticket information is available online. (The Museum is open six days a week, closed on Tuesdays.)

Tuesday, August 2

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Car enthusiasts must plan a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Stroll along the three levels of the museum, observing cars of the past and cars of the future. Featured exhibitions include Bond in Motion: Official Collection of Original James Bond Vehicles (through October 23rd) and Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme (through September 11th) to name just a couple. Children will especially enjoy spending time in the Cars Mechanical Institute where they have the opportunity to play while learning about the science and design of cars. Ticket information is available online. 

Wednesday, August 3

International Surf Festival
Multiple Locations

Manhattan Beach is the host city for the 59th International Surf Festival which begins August 3rd and continues through Sunday, August 7th. “Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80’s.” A variety of competitions are planned including volleyball tournaments, a youth sailing event, paddle board race, two-mile beach run, surfing championships, and more. Check the website for a schedule of events.

Thursday, August 4 

Concerts on Canon 
Beverly Canon Gardens
241 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The City of Beverly Hills hosts “Concerts on Canon” each Thursday evening (through August 25th) from 6 pm to 8 pm. Pack a picnic or enjoy a meal from one of the nearby restaurants and get ready to enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians in a variety of genres. On the 4th, Katalyst — “a nine-piece ensemble hailing from Inglewood, CA showcases an eclectic mix of experimental contemporary jazz” — will be performing. 

Friday, August 5

Free First Fridays
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Families are invited to visit Kidspace Children’s Museum for free on Friday, August 5th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The first Friday of each month, Kidspace opens it doors and gives families the chance to explore the museum with no admission fees. Advance reservations are required and are available online. 

Saturday, August 6

Lifestyles of the Slimy and Squishy
Granada Hills Branch Library
10640 Petit Ave., Granada Gills, CA 91344

Granada Hills Branch Library invites families to Lifestyles of the Slimy and Squishy on Saturday, August 6th from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. “Elisa Zomora of the Blue Submarine will bring marine life up-close and personal with live tidepool animals, specimens and colorful puppets.” Kids will get the chance to see sea stars, preserved sharks, hermit crabs, and more. 

Sunday, August 7

Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

The iconic Griffith Observatory is open three days a week — Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. “Whether you experience the universe in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, observe the sky through a telescope, explore the exhibits, listen to a talk about the Tesla Coil, or pose with the Hollywood Sign, each day there’s something to engage and inspire you.” Admission is free; however, there are fees for the Planetarium and parking. Check the website for the most current visitor information. 

Monday, August 8

Cardboard City – Pop-up Art Center
Santa Monica Place 1st Floor
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 

Make plans to visit Cardboard City – Pop-up Art Center in Santa Monica Place. Cardboard City is free and open to all. You’ll find “12’ sculptures, massive collaborative art installations, cardboard costuming, skills building classes, and community connections.” Visitors will have the chance to construct your own creations in the free Activity Zone. Details are available online. This special pop-up will be in Santa Monica until August 14th. (Closed Tuesdays.)

Tuesday, August 9

Free Admission Day
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

LACMA offers free general admission to all visitors on the second Tuesday of each month. Current exhibitions include The Portable Universe/El Universe en Tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia and Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads to name just a few. 

Wednesday, August 10

Ventura County Fair
Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001

The Ventura County Fair, “a country fair with ocean air” is happening August 3rd through August 14th. The fun includes concerts, food, carnival rides, special exhibits, and more. Check the website for details and tickets information. 

Thursday, August 11

Free Concerts on the Pier 
Redondo Beach Pier
Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

The Redondo Beach Pier hosts free concerts each Thursday and Saturday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. These free community events will feature a variety of musical genres each week including blues, country, jazz, salsa, and more. On the 11th, The Dark Desert Highway, an Eagles Tribute band, is scheduled to perform. (Concerts are held through August 27th.)

Friday, August 12

Seaside Storytime with Santa Monica Public Library
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Head to the Annenberg Community Beach House on Friday, August 12th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am for Seaside Storytime with Santa Monica Public Library. Librarians will be sharing “ocean themed stories, songs and action rhymes.” Storytime is recommended for ages 2 and up.

Saturday, August 13

KCRW Summer Nights
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Descanso Gardens is hosting KCRW Summer Nights on Saturday, August 13th at 6 pm. The evening features “KCRW DJs spinning on the Main Lawn along with food, drink and special guests.” Tickets are available online. 

Sunday, August 14

LA Soundscapes: Nonosina
The Ford
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

“Nonosina celebrates and honors Polynesian arts through music and movement as both a dance company and school.” On Saturday, August 14th, families are invited to a special performance at The Ford. While the performance starts at 10:30 am, gates open at 9 am to give families the chance to enjoy some pre-concert art activities. Tickets are available online. (Get up to 2 free kids tickets with every full-priced ticket purchased.)

Monday, August 15

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

How long has it been since your family explored the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum? Explore the Ice Age and marvel at the fossils that have been found in our own backyard! Watch scientists in action, smell the “tar” bubbling up outside, and much more. Ticket information is available online. (The Museum is closed on Tuesdays.)

Tuesday, August 16

Sounds of Summer
2nd & PCH
6400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

Take the family to 2nd & PCH in Long Beach, and enjoy Sounds of Summer. This weekly live music series, on Tuesdays (from July 12th through August 30th) from 6 pm to 8 pm, features a variety of musical genres. 

Wednesday, August 17

Cool Crafts Roundup
Rancho Los Alamitos
6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90815

Drop in for Cool Crafts Roundup at The Rancho from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The craft project and story time all connect to nature, water, and sustainability. All ages are welcome to participate, while supplies last. Free admission, but reservations are encouraged. (562) 431-3541

Thursday, August 18

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

The Point is hosting its monthly Kids Club on Thursday, August 18th (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, August 19

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
northwest corner of Macarthur Park,
W. 6th Street and S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles hosts free summer concerts between June 18th and September 4th. On Friday, August 19th the performance is scheduled from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Bring a chair or blanket, pack a picnic, and sit back and enjoy an evening of music! “Get ready to dance dance dance to the rhythm of Levitt LA’s wide-ranging music genres and diverse lineup of local, national, and international musicians.” A full schedule is available online. 

Saturday, August 20

41st Annual Wings Over Camarillo
Camarillo Airport
555 Airport Way, Camarillo, CA 

Wings Over Camarillo, “the premier air show on the central coast of California,” is happening on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st. The festivities include a classic car show, a WWII reenactment camp, an air show, and much more. Gates open at 9 am each day. A schedule of events as well as ticket information are available online. 

Sunday, August 21

Music in the Park Summer Series
Memorial Park
1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA

The City of La Cañada Flintridge invites families to enjoy a concert on Sunday, August 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm as part of its Music in the Park Summer Series. (Concerts will be held each Sunday through September 4th). Pack a picnic, bring some lawn chairs, and sit back and relax while you enjoy a concert under the stars! On the 21st, Wheelhouse will be performing current pop tunes. 

Monday, August 22 

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Santa Ana Zoo features over 120 different species and 350 animals. Additional fun activities include a ride on the Zoofari Express Train, the Conservation Carousel, and the ferris wheel. (These activities do require an additional fee.) The Santa Ana Zoo is open daily (10 am to 5 pm).

Tuesday, August 23

IMAX 
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037 

Take the family to see an IMAX movie at the California Science Center. The theater includes 12-channel surround sound as well as a seven-story screen “which brings to life worlds as small as an atom and as vast as the universe.” Through September 5th, movie offerings include Angkor 3D: The Lost Empire, Asteroid Hunters 3D, and Under the Sea 3D. Ticket information is available online. 

Wednesday, August 24

Craft Contemporary 
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Craft Contemporary’s exhibitions reveal “the potential of craft to educate, captivate, provoke, and empower.” Current exhibitions include Many (featuring twelve Los Angeles-based artists) as well as The Sum of the Parts: Dimensions in Quilting. (General adult admission is $9; students and teachers are $7; seniors 65+ and children under 10 are $7; and children under 10 are free.)

Thursday, August 25

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote “greater understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the richness and range of the Japanese American experience.” Current exhibitions include BeHere/1942: A New Lens on the Japanese American Incarceration — eighty years after the streets of Little Tokyo were emptied. Timed, advance tickets are recommended and are available online. (The Museum is open six days a week, closed on Mondays.)

Friday, August 26

Fiesta La Ballona
Veterans Park
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

Culver City hosts its annual Fiesta La Ballona beginning Friday, August 26th and continuing all weekend through Sunday, August 28th. This free event features live entertainment, food trucks, carnival rides and games, artisan vendors, and much more. Admission is free, though certain attractions do require tickets. Check the website for details.

Saturday, August 27

Street Food Cinema: High School Musical
Verdugo Park
1621 Canada Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208

Street Food Cinema invites families to an outdoor showing of High School Musical on Saturday, August 27th. 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 G.)

Sunday, August 28

15th Annual Thai New Year Songkran Festival
Hollywood Blvd. between Western Ave. and Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA

The 15th Annual Thai New Year Songkran Festival is happening on Sunday, August 28th from 8 am to 8 pm. This year’s theme is “Thai Health and Wellness.” The festivities include Thai food, a parade, cooking demonstrations, the chance to learn about Thai culture, and much more. 

Monday, August 29

Battleship USS Iowa Museum
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731

As you explore the Battleship Iowa, you may feel as if you and your family are stepping back into time, exploring history in a very up-close-and-personal way. “Battleship USS Iowa served our country proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War.” Explore and learn why the ship is regarded as the “Battleship of Presidents.” Ticket information is available online.  

Tuesday, August 30

California African American Museum
Exposition Park
600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

The California African American Museum welcomes families to its galleries Tuesdays through Sundays. The Museum was founded in 1977 and its “permanent collection houses 5,000 objects that span landscape painting and portraiture, modern and contemporary art, historical objects and print materials, and mixed-media works.” The Museum offers free admission. 

Wednesday, August 31

Underwood Family Farms
Moorpark Farm Center
3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 

Take the kids out to a farm for a change of pace. A visit to Underwood Family Farms also includes the chance to take a wagon ride as you wander around and pick out some yummies to bring home. Be sure to check the website before visiting, for information on their “pick your own” offerings. And be sure to mark your calendar — Underwood hosts several special events throughout the year. 

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Thursday, September 1

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

A visit to The Huntington is really a feast for your senses, offering so much to explore, including rare manuscripts, enchanting gardens, and stunning artwork. The Library is “one of the world’s great independent research libraries in the fields of British and American history, literature, art, and the history of science” and its collection includes several first editions. The Gardens encompass about 130 acres and feature sixteen themed gardens. The Art Collections “focus on European art from the 15th to the early 20th century and American art from the late 17th to the late 20th century.” The collection includes 650 paintings and 440 works of sculpture.” Highlights of the collection include Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy looking across the room at Thomas Lawrence’s Sarah Goodin Barrett Moulton: “Pinkie.” (Capacity is limited each day; advance tickets are recommended and are required for weekend visits.)

Friday, September 2  

Los Angles Dodgers v. San Diego Padres
1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 

What better way to kick-off Labor Day weekend than by enjoying an all-time favorite pastime, going to a baseball game. The game begins at 7:10 pm when the Dodgers will be playing against the Padres. Families will also be treated to a fireworks show after the game. Tickets are available online.

Saturday, September 3

Fiesta Hermosa
Downtown Hermosa Beach

Fiesta Hermosa is planned for Labor Day weekend – Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th. The fun includes live musical performances, rides, food, games, street vendors, and much more. Check the website for more details as they become available. 

Sunday, September 4

Maestro of the Movies: Celebrating John Williams at 90
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl for three special nights (September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) of movie music. “On three nights at the Bowl, the LA Phil will perform some of his biggest movie hits, including selections performed with film clips.” Tickets are available online.

Monday, September 5

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon, Topanga, CA 

Experience Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an entirely new way at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. This annual event infuses “Shakespeare’s beautiful language with music and song to heighten the pleasure. The most magical outdoor setting in Los Angeles is once again transformed into an enchanted forest inhabited by both fairy and human.” The performance is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday, September 5th. Ticket information, as well as other performance dates, are available online.

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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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