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Event Date

Event Description




July 11-Aug. 10; 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: $12, Children (ages 6-12): $7, Children (under 6): free; Parking $10

Free parking available offsite with a free shuttle

July 30-Aug. 10

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. 5-21, Tues. And 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. 5-Aug. 21; 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. 1-30, Friday and Saturday nights only

Movies on the Beach

Bring chairs and blankets


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr.,

Newport Beach


Aug. 2-23, Saturday nights only

Movies in the Park

Bring your chairs, a picnic and prepare for a fun night enjoying a movie with your family.

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 $10

Aug. 2-Sept. 6, 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. 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17

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. 3, 10, 17, 24

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.,


Ticket prices vary. Call (310) 455-3723 for reservations.

Aug. 3

Family Music Festival

Bring a picnic and blanket or beach chairs and enjoy the live music from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Heidi Swedberg and more. There will also be a robot building workshop, art workshops, a petting zoo and more.

10 am-5 pm

South Coast Botanical Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula

Adults: $9, Children: $4

Aug. 3

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. 3, 10, 17, 24

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, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge


Aug. 3 and 17

Concerts in the Park

A warm, family atmosphere welcomes ll to the park. On the 3rd it’s Ambrosia and on the 17th it’s Fan Halen.

6-10:30 pm

Chumash Park

5550 Medea Valley Dr., Agoura Hills


Aug. 5

Free Family Night

A performance by a clown and an art workshop making clown masks in the commedia dell' arte style highlight this month’s free night. All exhibits will be open.

4-8 pm

Kidspace Children’s Musuem

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


Aug. 9-17

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. 11 from 4-9 pm.


Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Free admission; some events have fees.

Aug. 10

Natsumatsuri Family Festival

Games, arts and crafts and traditional Japanese folk dancing highlight this annual event.

11 am-5 pm

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St.,

Los Angeles


Aug. 10 and 24

Summer Family Fun

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

12-3 pm

Farmers Market

3rd and Fairfax, Los Angeles


Aug. 16

Hyperbole: Bard

Live theater designed for the whole family. This is an original performance created by Rogue Artists Ensemble that showcases William Shakespeare’s most famous scenes through clowning, masked movement, puppets, and original music.

2 pm

Kings Road Park

1000 N Kings Rd., West Hollywood


Aug. 17

Robotics by the Sea

Demonstrations by local high school robotics clubs. Get a chance to operate underwater robots through an obstacle course.

11 am-3 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro


Aug. 18

Silk Road II

Enjoy a dance show incorporating Korean Mongolian dance and culture. There will be children’s activities before the show.

5 pm: Children’s activities

6:30 pm: Performance

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles


Aug. 20-24

Tall Ships Festival LA

This event affords visitors with the opportunity to view more than a dozen international and domestic grand Tall Ships which will sail into California waters from all over the Pacific Ocean. There will also be many hands on activities including cannon demonstrations, authentic privateer encampment, real sword fighting with live steel, knot tying, sail training with real tall ship rigging and treasure-making projects. It is also possible to purchase tickets for a two-hour sail on a tall ship for $85.

Wed.-Fri.: 12-8 pm

Sat.-Sun.: 10 am-6 pm

The Port of LA

Admission to dockside viewing and festival grounds: $7; ship tour ticket: $19

Aug. 23


A K-9 stunt show, dog treats giveaway, and a screening of the movie Milo and Otis.

7-9 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu


Aug. 23

Movies at Grand Park

Bring a blanket, a picnic dinner and chairs to enjoy a nighttime presentation of Flash Gordon with Barbarella. There will be food trucks, live performances and special guests. The movie starts at 8:30 pm.

5:30-10 pm

200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles


Aug. 24


Family-friendly salsa dance performance! This bold and multilingual Los Angeles–based dance company infuses salsa with an Afro-Cuban and hip-hop vibe.

12 pm and 2 pm

Skirball Cultural Center

3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

Adults: $10, Children: $5

Aug. 24

Andell Family Sunday

The theme this month is Art + Technology. This is a terrific opportunity for families to visit the new Art + Technology Lab where they will be encouraged to make new discoveries by experimenting and collaborating to design tech-inspired art.

12:30-3:30 pm


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free admission with Nex Gen membership

Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cool Off

Charity benefit with live music, carnival rides, chili samples and more.

Fri.: 6-10 pm,

Sat.-Sun.: 11 am-10 pm

Mon.: 11 am-8 pm

23789 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu


Aug. 29-31

Pharoahs Festival

Enjoy a day in Egypt with Live music, folkloric stick dance, Egyptian cuisine, art and jewelry vendors, children’s activities, hena and threading, painted pillows.

Fri.: 4-10 pm

Sat.-Sun.: 10 am-10 pm

Third St. Promenade between Arizona Ave. And Wilshire Blvd.,

Santa Monica


Aug. 30

Native American Dance Performance

A fun performance and demonstration of Native American dance, including northern traditional and shawl dancing.

6:30-8 pm

Satwiwa Cultural Center

4126 W Potrero Rd., Newbury Park


Aug. 30

Birthday Celebration

Mark the anniversary of the founding of LA with Los Pobladores (townspeople) historic re-enactments, a civic ceremony, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and plenty of birthday cake!

6 am-1 pm

Olvera Street

845 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles


Aug. 31

Camarillo Hospice Country Music Festival and Chili Cook-Off

Competition with cash prizes and trophies for the best chili. There will also be live country music, a poker tournament and a fun and games zone for kids.

11 am-4 pm

Camarillo Ranch House

201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo

Adults: $10, Children under 10: Free

August 2014 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles