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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




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


July 2

Summer Concert Series: Children’s entertainer Tim Griffin performs music about history, math and science and childhood goofiness. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket.

5:30-7 pm

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge

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

July 2-4

July 4 Fireworks Spectacular

Live music and fireworks are a tradition at the Bowl and shows usually sell out. This year’s concerts star John Fogerty, the guitar and voice of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

7:30 pm

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles

$8-145; half-price tickets for children under age 12 are available when purchased by calling the box office directly

July 4

2009 Summer of Music on the Redondo Beach Pier: A Rock ‘n Blues concert featuring Michael Paul, Morgan & The Rouges

5-8 pm

Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach


July 9-30, Thurs. And Sunday only

2009 Summer of Music on the Redondo Beach Pier: Enjoy a variety of music genres while watching summer sunsets. Visitors are encouraged to being a beach chair and blanket.

6-8 pm

Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach


July 11

July Jump Into Summer: Enjoy the museum for free today as well as special water-related hands-on activties

10 am-5 pm

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


July 11

The Ford Amphitheatre's Big!World!Fun! series presents On Ensemble, playing fusion sounds on Japanese taiko drums. Arrive early to create science-based crafts.

Crafts at 9 am, Concert at 10


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

Adults $5, Children free, Parking $1

July 11

Birds, Boxes, and the World of Joseph Cornell

Make special shadowboxes utilizing images of birds and other items. Reservations are required. Call (323) 937-4230 ext. 50

1:30-3:30 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Landmark Building A,

Los Angeles

$6 per child

July 12

Summer Family Fun at Farmer’s Market: improv for kids, caricature artists and crazy hat making project

12-3 pm

Farmer’s Market, 6333 West Third St., Los Angeles


July 12

Riders of the Purple Sage

Los Angeles County Arts sponsors this free country and western concert in the park by country group Riders of the Purple Sage.

5-7 pm

Garfield Park

Mission St. and Park Ave., South Pasadena


July 12

Scott Gates Band & This Just In

Summer concert co-sponsored by the Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest and the National Park Service.

3-5 pm

Peter Strauss Ranch

30000 Mulholland Hwy., Agoura Hills


July 12

The Jack Lantz Big Band

This summer music concert series encourages families to bring a picnic dinner.

6-8 pm

La Canada Memorial Park, Foothill Blvd. and La Cañada Blvd., La Canada Flintridge


July 17

Youth Baseball Event

Special baseball-related activities include: knock-em-down, ring toss, archery, dunk tank, a batting cage, an obstacle course, a climb and slide, face painting, pennant decorating, baseball tattoos, and musical entertainment.

2-6 pm

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Baseball activities are free with regular admission: Adults: $12, Students (ages 11-17): $3, Children 10 and under: free

July 18

Kung Fu Panda:

Movies in the Park

Movies start at dusk

Warner Park, Topanga Canyon and Califa, Woodland Hills

Free, parking in the designated lot is $8

July 18

Farmer’s Market 75th Anniv. Week: Live performance by Radio Disney street team, marrionettes, face painting and craft projects

11 am-3 pm

Farmer’s Market, 6333 West Third St., Los Angeles


July 19

Farmer’s Market 75th Anniv. Week:

Magic show, marimba ensemble, rain stick making workshop

12-5:30 pm

Farmer’s Market, 6333 West Third St., Los Angeles


July 26

Kids in the Courtyard: Leap Down Under and   

Summer Sunset Concert: Dave’s Aussie Bush Band

Make a kangaroo mask, compete in a leap contest and then enjoy a live performance of Australian folk and pop songs

1-5 pm

Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles

Free, Use parking Lot 4

July 26

Summer Family Fun at Farmer’s Market:

Jumbo Shrimp Circus

and face painting

12-3 pm

Farmer’s Market, 6333 West Third St., Los Angeles


July 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles