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Event Date

Event Description




July 17th-Aug. 16th; Wed.-Sun. only

Orange County Fair:

Farm and agriculture exhibits, 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

Aug. 1st-30th, Sat.-Sun. only

Family Amphitheater Performances

Various musical and theatrical groups perform twice each weekend day for families outdoors.

12 pm and 2 pm

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Performance is included with admission. Adults $10, Students $7 and children $5.

Aug. 1st

Friends & Helpers Back to School Event

This event provides thousands of backpacks and snack packs to victims of domestic violence in group shelters in Southern California. Donate items and help to stuff backpacks and snack packs.

9 am-12 pm

11455 Magnolia Ave., North Hollywood


Aug. 1st, 15th and 29th

Evening Cultural Performances

Fun performances and demonstrations of Native American storytelling, dance and music.

6 pm-8 pm

Satwiwa Cultural Center

4126 W Potrero Rd., Newbury Park


Aug. 1st-22nd, 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. 1st-2nd, 8th-9th, and 15th-16th

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. 2nd, 15th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Family Fundays

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

Show starts at 10:30 am

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N.Topanga Canyon Blvd.,


Tickets are $10.

Aug. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

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. 2nd and 9th

Concerts in the Park

A warm, family atmosphere welcomes ll to the park. On the 2nd it’s Fortunate Son and on the 9th it’s Alley Cats.

6-10:30 pm

Chumash Park

5550 Medea Valley Dr., Agoura Hills


Aug. 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Andell Family Sunday

The theme this month is About Face. This is a terrific opportunity for families to visit the new exhibition Faces of America: LACMAExplore and discover the variety of paintings, sculpture, and photographs. Then families can make their own portraits in artist-led workshops.

12:30-3:30 pm


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free admission with Nex Gen membership

Aug. 4th-Aug. 20th;

Tues.-Thurs. only

Kids Summer Movie Series 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

 $4 includes small popcorn and drink

Aug. 5th-16th

Ventura County Fair

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

11 am-11 pm

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

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

On-site parking: $10. There are also free parking lots and free parking shuttles to the fair available from 10:30 am-11 pm.

Aug. 7th-28th, Friday and Saturday nights only

Movies on the Beach

Bring chairs and blankets.


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr.,

Newport Beach


Aug. 8th

Family Saturdays: Children's Theater Experience Shakespeare with the Los Angeles Drama Club. Kids of all ages can participate in theater and improv games that will end with performances alongside members of the company.

10 am-12 pm

Tongva Park

1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica


Aug. 9th

Children's Festival of the Arts

This event is a celebration of the arts and culture. There will be many dance an d music performances and an assortment of workshops including wind chime sculptures, wizard wands, improv, calligraphy and puppets. Kids can also try out double dutch with USA Jump Stars.

12-4:30 pm

Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles


Aug. 15th-23rd

Nisei Week

Highlights include: a Plaza Faire, children's activities, a baby show, a gyoza eating competition,cultural exhibits, competition day, taiko drumming, a street dance and a grand parade on Aug. 16th at 5:30 pm.


Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Free admission; some events have fees.

Aug. 15th

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. 15th

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. 16th

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. 16th

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

Macarthur Park 2230 W 6th St., Los Angeles


Aug. 22nd and 23rd

Tiki Beach Festival

Hula dancing, arts and crafts, kids zone, tiki carving, canoe rides, fire knife dance, aloha food court, torch lighting, fire walk, and traditional island music.

Sat.: 6:30 am-9:30 pm and Sun. 6:30 am-5:30 pm

5101 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach


Aug. 22nd

Children’s Workshop: Collect, Connect, Create

Explore the art of Corita Kent and then assemble a collage to see connections between the things she saw and collected.

2-3:30 pm

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 East Union St.,


Free with admission. Adults: $7, Children 12 and younger: Free

Aug. 23rd

Free Kite Fest on the Arts Plaza

Kite design and building stations, an imagination playground, kite flying demos, martial arts demos, live performances and more.

2-6 pm

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa


Aug. 29th


Enjoy a photo booth and a screening of the movie Toy Story. Toy donations benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles will be accepted.

7-9 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu


Aug. 29th

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. 30th

Grandes Maestros Closing Celebration.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County celebrates the closing of their exhibition that features 1200 works of Latin American Art.  There will be art activities, dance, and storytelling throughout the day.  

10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

The art, dance and storytelling activities are included with admission: $12 for adults and $5  for children. There is an additional fee of $8 for adults and $5 for children to view the special exhibit.

August 2015 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles