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July 2014 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles

Event Date

Event Description




July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5

Family Summer Concert Series

For six Tuesday evenings, enjoy family-friendly music and dance performances. 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: $9, Students: $6, Children (ages 5-12): $4, Children under 5: Free

July 2-4

July 4 Fireworks Spectacular

Your family will love

Steve Martin’s bluegrass band featuring special guest Edie Brickell, as well as 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 2014

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

2 pm-9:30 pm

Pasadena Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Drive

$13; Children under 5 and active military: Free. Parking is $25 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


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


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


July 5

The Gingerbread Man

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


July 5-Sept. 6: Saturdays only

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


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


July 6

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


July 6, 13, 20, 27

Children’s Concerts at Levitt Pavilion

Various groups perform for a family audience. Complete schedule available at their website.

6:30 pm

MacArthur Park

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


July 5-6, July 12-13, July 19-20 and July 26-27

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 9-July 15

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey’s “Legends"

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


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


July 12

Target Free Family Day: Print-astic

Etch fun designs into plastic foam, use special paper to create temporary press-on tattoos and make your own ukiyo-e heroes with coloring pages. There will be a live demonstration of Shinkendo, the Japanese art of swordsmanship.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East First St., Los Angeles


July 12-Aug. 23

Saturdays only

Movies on the Green

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

7-10 pm

Warner Park

Topanga Canyon and Califa, Woodland Hills

Free; parking is $10 in designated lots

July 13, 26, 27

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


July 13

Summer Family Fun

Enjoy a performance by Einstein Brown's Musical Calypso Kid Show and kids can decorate their own music shaker.

12-3 pm

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


July 19

Reptile Family

Hands-on science fun for kids! The children will have an opportunity to hold reptiles, amphibians and arthropods as they learn about them.

2 pm

Porter Ranch Library

11371 Tampa Ave., Northridge


July 19

Model Trains on Display

As part of the exhibit "No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station," Orange County “N”Gineers will have model trains running in the Getty Gallery.

10 am

Central Library

630 W. 5th St.,

Los Angeles


July 19

Kids Sports Day

Mini-sports demonstrations, crafts, food, music and more.

12-3 pm

The Grove

189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles


Jul 19-20

Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival

Watermelon eating contests, watermelon carving demos, seed spitting contests and more.

12-10 pm

Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena

Adults: $10, Children: $5

July 20

Family Flicks Film Series: Curly Top

Recommended for ages 6 and older. Musical spectacular featuring Shirley Temple.

11 am

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd.,

Los Angeles

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

July 20

Summer Concerts on the Green: Bola da Vez and Samba ‘N Motion

Bring a picnic and be dazzled by the colorful and dynamic sounds and dances of Brazil with a spectacular showcase of malandros, capoeira moves, and Carnaval culture.

3:30 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Free. Parking is $12: use parking lot 4

July 26

Day of the Cowboy and Day of the Cowgirl

There will be a variety of Western-themed activities, including a world-record attempt for the most trick ropers, leatherwork crafts, square-dance workshops, drop-in roping and sketching with live horses at the corral. The event also includes scavenger hunts, hands-on stations with cowboy tools, screenings of The Gene Autry Show, storytelling, and more!

10 am- 5 pm

Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Children: $6

July 26


Malibu goes comic with a showing of the Spiderman movie from 2002. There will also a Spiderman vs. Venom stunt show at 7:20 with autograph signing and photo opportunities.

Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain and receive a free give-a-way.

Other features of the event include the Son of a Bun food truck, comic books, a photo booth and Spiderman memorabilia .

7:30 am-10 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Free admission and free parking

July 26

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival

Flotilla of floating balloons, rides are offered on tethered balloons, carnival games and rides, pony rides, vintage trailer village, evening balloon glow, live entertainment and more.

Sat.: 6:30 am-11:30 pm

18249 E. Telegraph Rd., Santa Paula

Adults: $12, Children: $4. Family four-pack: $32. Parking is $7.

July 26

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 26

Family Sandcastle Building Day

Create lasting memories as you work as a team! All castle styles are welcome: moats, draw bridges, spires, windows, turrets, etc.

10 am-3 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro


July 26-27

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.