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Event Description




July 13-Aug. 12; Wed.-Sun. only

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: $11, Children (ages 6-12): $6, Children (under 6): free; Parking $7

July 27-Aug. 5

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey’s “Dragons”

Enjoy Kung Fu Warriors, Cossack riders, Asian elephants and much more.


Honda Center, Anaheim


Save $4/ticket or get a family four-pack for $48: Use MOM on Ticketmaster and SAVE!

Aug. 1-15, 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


Aug. 1-12

Ventura County Fair

Concerts, nightly fireworks, parade, rides, livestock and agricultural exhibits.

Sat.-Sun.: 10 am-11 pm; Mon.-Fri.: 11 am-11 pm

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

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

Aug. 2-23, Thurs. only

Summer Concert Series This series will feature top local talent performing on the new earthen stage on Descanso’s Main Lawn. Bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic and settle back to savor music from some of the finest jazz artists.

6 pm

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge

Regular admission prices. Adults: $8, Children (ages 5-12): $3, Children under 5: Free

Aug. 2-Aug. 16; Tues.- Thurs. only

Free Family Movies at Muvico Theaters at The Oaks Mall

A different movie is shown each week so check the website for titles.

10 am

166 West Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks


Aug. 3-5

Pixar in Concert

Your family will delight in watching clips and listening to the scores from Toy Story trilogy, Cars, Finding Nemo, Up, Brave and more.

8 pm

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave., Hollywood


Aug. 3-31, Friday and Saturday nights only

Movies on the Beach

Bring chairs and blankets


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr.,

Newport Beach


Aug. 4-25, Saturday nights only

Movies in the Park

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. 4-25, Saturdays only


Take part in eight Saturday morning hour-long music, dance, and theatre performances for children ages 4 to 10 and families.

Crafts: 9 am; Show: 10 am

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

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

Aug. 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19

Garden Concerts for Kids

These concerts feature some of the best children's musical artists from across the nation.

4-5:30 pm

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles

Free, $15 for parking

Aug. 4, 5, 12, 19, 26

Family Fundays

Concerts and performances for young children and their families to enjoy together!

11 am

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N.Topanga Canyon Blvd.,



Aug. 5 and 19

Summer Sounds Concert Series

The performances are an eclectic mix of contemporary, jazz and world music.

4 pm

Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood


Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Summer Music in the Park

Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs to enjoy this free family series of concerts!

6-8 pm

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

La Canada Flintridge


Aug. 5

Concerts in the Park

King of Pop Band, a Michael Jackson tribute band, performs for families in the park.

6-10:30 pm

Chumash Park

5550 Medea Valley Dr., Agoura Hills


Aug. 5 and 19

Summer Family Fun

Crafts, music, comedy shows, face painting and more.

12-3 pm

Farmers Market

3rd and Fairfax, Los Angeles


Aug. 7

Free Family Night

This is the first Free Family Night that will give guests unrestricted access to The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest. Admission is free from 4 pm-8 pm.

4-8 pm

Kidspace Children’s Musuem

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


Aug. 11-19

Nisei Week

Highlights include: a Plaza Faire, a car show, sumo demos, film festival, competition day, taiko drumming, a street dance and a grand parade on Aug. 12 at 5:30 pm.


Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Free admission; some events have fees.

Aug. 11

Summer Courtyard Kids Festival

Games, arts and crafts and competitions around the theme of the Japanese American Olympics.

11 am-5 pm

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St.,

Los Angeles


Aug. 12

Faery Hunt Theater: The Missing Faery Light

Bring a picnic and blanket or beach chairs and enjoy the live children’s interactive adventure on the upper meadow.

4:30-6:30 pm

South Coast Botanical Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula


Aug. 12

Latino Arts and Culture Family Day

Learn more about a few notable Latina artists and  their Mexican stylistic influences through a family craft activity.

1 pm

Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Included with admission. Adults: $10, Students: $6, Children (3-12): $4

Aug. 12

Children’s Festival of the Arts

Art workshops, music and dance performances, marionette puppets and costumed characters.

12 pm-4:30 pm

Paramount Pictures Studio, 5555 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood.


Aug. 18

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.

12-4 pm

Redondo Beach Pier

Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach


Aug. 25


Live entertainment, children’s activities, 1950s car show, cheerleading performance, young actors group show and a screening of the movie Grease.

4-10 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu


Aug. 25

Marcus Miller Drums

This lively, interactive program will introduce you to the history and importance of drums and you will get to do some drumming of our own!

1-3 pm

Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles


Aug. 25-26

Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando

Traditional music of Mexico will be played by a youth mariachi ensemble. Listen to sones, huapangos, boleros and more.

12 pm and 2 pm

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles

Free with paid admission

August 2012 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles