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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™


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Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Price

July 1-Aug. 19, Tuesday and Wednesdays only

Free Family Film Festival: see the website for specific shows on specific days

10 am

Various Regal Cinemas locations including:

4767 Commons Way, Calabasas

Free

Aug. 1-2

Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Cajun chefs, a giant food court, magicians and storytellers, jumpers, a dance floor, and live music.

Sat: 12 pm-12 am, Sun.: 12 pm-11 pm

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Drive

Long Beach

Adults: $15, Children under 13: Free

Aug. 1-9

Orange County Fair:

Animals, live music, carnival rides, lots of food

Wed.-Fri.: 12 pm-12 am; Sat.-Sun. 10 am-12 am


Orange County Fair & Exposition Center

88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa

Adults: $10, Children (ages 6-12): $5, Children (under 6): free; Parking $5

Aug. 1

Kung Fu Panda:

Bring chairs and blankets

Sunset

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr.,

Newport Beach

Free

Aug. 1-Dec 31

Madame Tussauds

Come see your favorite stars as wax figures.

Daily 10 am-8 pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: 10 am-10 pm


6933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

$18-25 Click here for a Tussaud’s Hollywood coupon to save $5 per ticket.

Aug. 1

Summer movies in the Park: Kung Fu Panda

Sunset

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Free

Aug. 1

Movies in the Park: Madagascar II

Pre-show activities start at 7 pm, Movie starts at sunset

Warner Park, Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Califa,

Woodland Hills

Free; parking in the lot is $8

Aug. 1

Family Adventures:

Each adventure consists of exploring a new park of the garden’s grounds with a guide

10 am- 12 pm

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 310 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Free with paid admission

Aug. 2

Free Family Concert: Klezmer Juice

3-4:30 pm

Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood

Free

Aug. 2

Free concert: Swing, Inc.

6-8 pm

La Canada Memorial Park, Foothill Blvd. & La Cañada Blvd.,

La Canada Flintridge

Free

Aug. 4

Free Family Night

The California Art Club in Pasadena joins with Kidspace to present an evening exhibition of works from professional artists and Kidspace guests. The plein air (meaning "in open air") paintings reflect natural surroundings and landscapes and will be featured starting at 5:30pm.

4-8 pm

Kidspace Children’s Musuem

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Free

Aug. 8

Free Concert at Paraiso Ampitheatre

Playback performs hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

6-9 pm

Paraiso Town Center 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park

Free

Aug. 8

Big!World!Fun! Dream Dance:

A journey to the Chinese Landscape

Crafts: 9 am; Show: $10 am

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd.,  East Los Angeles

Adults: $5, Children: Free, Parking: $1

Aug. 5-16

Ventura County Fair

Concerts, nightly fireaorks, parade, rides, agricultural exhibits

Varies

Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura

Adults: $9, Children (ages 6-12): $6, Children (5 and under): Free

Aug. 9

Ina Buckner-Barnette:

Folktales and games

12 pm and 2 pm

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles

Free with paid admission

Aug. 9

24th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts

Art workshops, music and dance performances, face painting and costumed characters

12 pm-4:30 pm

Paramount Pictures Studio, 5555 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood.

Free

Aug. 9

Soap-Making Workshop

Kids choose either goat's milk or olive oil soap and use special colors and scents to personalize a handcrafted bar of soap. Decorate a gift bag as well. Fee is $6 per child; three sessions available. Pre-registration is recommended.

11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm

Kidspace Children’s Musuem

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Admission plus $6. Admission is $10/person.

Aug. 12-Sept. 6

Legally Blonde The Musical

Touring production of a Broadway musical following the life of Elle Woods. Must be at least 5 years old to see the show.

Tues., Wed. Thurs. And Fri.: 8 pm; Sat.:2 pm and 8 pm; Sun.: 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

$23-95

Save $20 per ticket (Tues.-Thurs. shows only) with this Legally Blonde in Los Angeles Special Offer

Aug. 15

Summer Courtyard Kids Festival: Kaeru's Carnival. Whimsical arts and crafts, workshops, origami, music, and magic.

11 am

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St.,

Los Angeles

Free

Aug. 15

Malibu Music Festival

Eco-friendly live music featuring performances by musicians dedicated to restoring music education in American public schools.

11 am-9 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Free

Aug. 15

Garden Concerts for Kids: Recess Monkey

4 and 5 pm

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles

Free, $15 for parking

Aug. 16

Summer Twilight Thursdays

The Mitchell Long Group features Afro-Brazilian arrangements with Mitchell singing in Portuguese at the Under The Oaks Theater.

5:30-7 pm

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.,

La Canada Flintridge

Free

Aug. 16

Concerts in the Park

Walk Like a Man plays for families in the park.


6-10:30 pm

Chumash Park

5550 Medea Valley Dr., Agoura Hills

Free

Aug. 22

Chalk Art Festival

Families can come and create fun drawings with prizes awarded at the end of the competition. The festival also includes a rock concert.

12-8 pm

Redondo Beach Pier

Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach

Free

Aug. 22

Be-boppin’ in the Park

Vintage car show and 4-block street festival. Live music and food.

3-9 pm

Magnolia Park

2500-4500 Magnolia Blvd., Burbank

Free

Aug. 22

Movies in the Park: Mary Poppins

Pre-show activities start at 7 pm, Movie starts at sunset

Warner Park, Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Califa,

Woodland Hills

Free; parking in the lot is $8

Aug. 23

Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang

Come to hear this local, popular group for families.

11 am

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N.Topanga Canyon Blvd.,

Topanga

$8

Aug. 23

Bali and Beyond

Free Balinese shadow play and music concert for families.

1:30-3:30 pm

McGroarty Arts Center

7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga

Free

Aug. 29

Big!World!Fun! Hawaiian Breezes

Hula Halau Ka Lehua Uluwehi I Ka Lani will demonstrate the graceful, expressive elements of hula.

Crafts: 9 am; Show: $10 am

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd.,  East Los Angeles

Adults: $5, Children: Free, Parking: $1

Aug. 30

Moondance

Jazz and swing music in the park.

12 pm

Veterans Memorial Park

4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City

Free

August 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles