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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




June 6-7

Pacific Islander Festival

Music, dance, children's craft activities, and a sampling of island cuisines

9 am-5 pm

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Included with aquarium admission

June 6

Fun in the Sun Puppet Show

Stories, songs and a summer puppet show

2-3 pm

Richard Riordan Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles


June 13

Battle of the Mariachis

Live musical entertainment, food, cultural merchandise, children’s art workshops, mariachi vocals and folkloric dance workshops.

10 am-2:30 pm

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 31414 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano

Free with paid admission

June 13

Library Pirates

The library summer reading program, Treasured islands, kicks off the season with stories, songs, pirate jokes and a puppet show.

2-3 pm

Richard Riordan Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles


June 13

Tidepool Walk

Take a tour of the Point Fermin Marine Life Refuge and see sea anemones, mussels, sea stars, crabs, and tidepool fish.  

7-8:30 am

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen White Dr.,

San Pedro


June 14

Parker Bent

Family rock concert with an artist who is also a preschool music teacher.

11 am

McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,

$8, Children under 2 are free

June 14

Serpents in the Gardens

Families are invited to wander the Gardens in search of classic Cobra roadsters. The Reptile Family presents a snake-related show at 1 pm.

9 am-5 pm

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge

Free with paid admission

June 14

A Faery Hunt

Faery Trail Theater presents its new show, The Lial Fail and the King of the Faeries. The audience is led through the park searching for faeries and the queen.

10:15 am

Corriganville Park

Smith Rd.,

Simi Valley

$10; Please make a reservation. Rain cancels the event.

June 20

Concerts in the Park: Latin Jazz

Melena and Latin jazz fill the night air and the public is invited to bring along a picnic dinner.

7-9 pm

Farnsworth Park

568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena


June 20

Royal Dance Party

The children have a ball with dress up, face-paiting, snacks, balloons and dancing.

1-4 pm

Stardancers Horizon

320 W Wilson Ave., Glendale

$15/person in advance online; $20 at the door

June 20

Painted Fish and Fish Painting

Kids visit the ponds near the Zen Deck to feed and learn about the Koi fish, then paint a fish shirt from a t-shirt brought from home.

10 am-12 pm

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

310 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Families: Members $15, Non-members $20; Individuals: Members $5, Non-members $6

Note: Pre-registration is required by 5 pm the day prior to class.


June 20

School’s Out

A new annual family event includes entertainment, art-making activities, creative workshops, fitness activities, fashion shows, aquarium activities, and more.

11 am-5 pm

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

June 21


Family friendly music and arts festival featuring local Malibu musicians and artists.The kids area includes obstacle courses, robo-surfing, and a bounce house.

12-8 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu


June 24

Kindergarten Kickoff:

Special workstations will be set up in the museum with storytime, a mini-chefs workshop, and more

4-6 pm

Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra

Participating children get in free. Adults and additional children: $5

June 27-28

Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Musicians, food, storytelling, magicians, inflatables, and a dance floor

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

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Dr.,

Long Beach

Adults: $15, Children under 13: free

June 28


Kid-friendly concert

11 am

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N.Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga


June 28

Alice in Wonderland

7th annual production by the Agoura Hills Youth Ballet Theatre

2 pm and 7 pm

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks


June 28

Ultimate Healthy Parenting Party

Learn about everyday green living from host Jennifer Taggart, The Smart Mama

12-4 pm

The Pump Station, 2415 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica


June 28

Santa Monica Bay Audobon Society’s Bird Walk Watch for Kids

10 am

Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum , 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Free, parking in the lot is $10

June 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles