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July 2013 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles

Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Price

June 11-Aug. 15

(Tues., Wed. And Thurs. ONLY)

Free Family Movie Matinees

A great way to cool off in the summer heat and catch up on family favorites! Check the website for the movie lienup.

10 am

Muvico Theaters

166 West Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks

(at the Oaks Mall)

Free

July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30

Family Summer Concert Series

For five Tuesday evenings, enjoy family-friendly music, theater and fun. Bring a picnic (normally not allowed in the Gardens) and get ready for fun.

6 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

Your family will love

the inspiring patriotic music, special guest Josh Groban, and the Bowl’s famous pyrotechnic display.

7:30 pm

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles

Adults: $12-$156; Children: $6-$78

July 4

AmericaFest 2013

Fireworks at the Rose Bowl with an outside Barbecue Festival Food Court. Entertainment, crafts, exhibits and inflatable rides will be outside the stadium starting at 2 pm.

2 pm-9: 30 pm

Pasadena Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Drive

$13; Children under 7 and active military: Free. Parking $20 per car

July 4

Main Street 4th of July Parade

Parade starts at City Hall with decorated floats, a Grand Marshall, marching bands and more.

9:30 am

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

1855 Main St., Santa Monica

Free

July 4

Newport Harbor Independence Day Boat Parade

Come marvel at California's largest patriotic boat parade. Over 100 decorated vessels will participate.

1-5 pm

Balboa Island, Newport Beach

Free

July 4

Sierra Madre 4th of July Celebration

Patriotic parade, followed by kids' games, free swimming, food and live music.

Parade 10 am; Games and music 11 am-4 pm

Memorial Park

222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre

Free

July 6

Jack and the Beanstalk

Designed to introduce live theatre to your children in a casual setting at the right price – free!

11:30 am

Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr., Westlake Village

Free

July 6-Aug. 31

The Ford Amphitheatre's Big!World!Fun! Series Take part in eight Saturday morning hour-long music, dance, and theatre performances for children ages 4 to 10 and families.

Crafts at 9 am, Concert at 10

am

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

Adults $5, Children free, Parking $1

July 6-Aug. 31 Every Thursday and Saturday

Summer Music at the Pier

Come and enjoy the summer music concerts for all ages. Beach chairs are recommended.

6-8 pm

Redondo Beach Pier, Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach

Free

July 7

Target Free Saturday: Americana Fest!

Enjoy toe tapping music and storytelling traditions of the past. Banjo players, washboard musicians, rope tricks and more.

10 am-4 pm

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

Free

July 6-7, July 13-14, July 20-21 and July 27-28

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.

July 10-July 16

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey’s “Built to Amaze"

Enjoy fearless acrobats, brave aerialists, tigers, Asian elephants and much more.

Varies

STAPLES Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

$32-$120


July 13

Target Free Family Day: Share Your Story

Make a fun family collage, a memory book to keep your stories safe and craft your own salad and salad dressing. There will be a performance by We Tell Stories and several authors will be reading their childrens books. Families can also enjoy a screening of documentary Searchlight Serenade

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East First St., Los Angeles

Free

July 13-Aug. 24

Movies on the Green

Outdoor, family-friendly movies have become a tradition at Warner Park. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic!

Movies begin one half-hour after sunset.

Warner Park

Topanga Canyon and Califa, Woodland Hills

Free; parking is $10 in designated lots

July 13

Rockin’ Truck Grub

Variety of gourmet food trucks and performances by a juggler a steel drummer and a DJ.

11:30 am-4 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Free admission and free parking

July 14

Bastille Day L.A. Festival

L.A. Street performers, Parisian Waiters Race, a Provencal Petanque Tournament and French food.

12-8 pm

Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area

3485 S. La Cienaga, Los Angeles

$5; Children ages 12 and younger: Free

July 7, 14, 27, 28

Family Fundays

Various childrens musical and theatrical groups perform in this beautiful outdoor setting.

11 am

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga

Varies

July 14

Summer Family Fun

Enjoy a performance by Adaawe and kids can decorate their own rain stick.

12-3 pm

Farmer’s Market, 3rd and Fairfax, Los Angeles

Free

July 14

Family Flicks Film Series: Yankee Doodle Dandy

Recommended for ages 6 and older. Musical spectacular featuring James Cagney.

11 am

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd.,

Los Angeles

Free; Parking is available for $3 for three hours.

July 20

Family Fun: Nathalia Palis

Columbian dance with rock, cumbia, and reggaeton beats will entertain your whole group at this family-friendly festival.

1 pm

Figat7th

735 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

Free; Parking is $5

July 20

Movies on the Green: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away

Relax and enjoy the movie while sitting outside.

7 pm

Warner Center Park

5800 Topanga Cyn Blvd., Woodland Hills

Free

July 21

Joe Craven at Levitt Pavilion

This creative musician is wildly entertaining and can make music from anything, even a cookie tin!

4 pm

MacArthur Park

6th Street and S. Park View St., Los Angeles

Free

July 21

Kids in the Courtyard: Mandela Day Celebration

Honor the life of Nelson Mandela. Listen to a storyteler, make a banner for the heroes in your life and make drawings and write letters that will be sent to kids in South Africa.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Free; use parking lot 4

July 23

Broccoli Day

Make your own broccoli art, enjoy healthy treats and spin the Reading Wheel for prizes.

4-5 pm

Agoura Hills Library

29901 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills

Free

July 27-28

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival

Flotilla of floating balloons, rides are offered on tethered balloons, car and motorcycle show, blimp air show and youth rodeo roping demo.

6:30 am-11:30 pm

18249 E. Telegraph Rd., Santa Paula

Adults: $9, Children: $5. Family four-pack: $25.

July 27

CineMalibu

Madagascar 3

Bring a blanket, picnic and a jacket to this free summer family activity.

7:00 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Free admission, free parking.

July 27-28

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.

4 pm

West Hollywood Park

647 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

Free

July 27-28

Oxnard Salsa Festival

Tasting tent, recipe contest, live Salsa and Latin jazz bands, kids corner activities and food vendors.

11 am-7 pm

Plaza Park

545 South A St., Oxnard

Free admission

July 27-28

Malibu Arts Festival

See award-winning painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, and other unique artisans. Children will have the opportunity to design their own works of art with artists.

10 am-6 pm

Malibu Civic Center

23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu

Free admission. There is limited free parking as well as a $10 paid lot.