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Event Date

Event Description




June 1

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event and Magic Show

Stories, activities, refreshments and a magic show by Dan Frischman.

6:30 pm

Barnes & Noble, Burbank Town Center, 731 N San Fernando Blvd., Burbank


June 1-13

A Chorus Line

Musical about chasing your dreams. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance.


Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

$21-$40; Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theater. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Save up to $20/ticket by entering GRM20 in the promotional code field on Ticketmaster.

June 4

Family Festival

Experience the beauty and wonder of Cambodia in this daylong celebration complementing the exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia. Featuring traditional music and dance performances, hands-on workshops and gallery activities.

10 am-6 pm

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

Free admission but there is a $15 parking fee

June 5

Baldwin Hills Fest

Hike, live music, giant puppet parade and dance performances.

10 am-3 pm

6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City


June 5, 12, 19 and 26

Toy Story 3 Activities

Play bingo, make a craft, go on a scavenger hunt and more. Get fun prizes!

11 am-2 pm

Disney Stores throughout Los Angeles


June 5

Fairytales in the Park:

Clash of the Giants

Live theatrical performance designed to introduce children to live theater at the right price. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended.

11:30 am

Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr., Westlake Village (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero Cyn. Rd.)


June 5-6

Pacific Islander Festival

Music, dance, children's craft activities, and a sampling of island cuisines

9 am-5 pm

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Included with aquarium admission

June 5, 12 and 26

Bureau of Sanitation Open House

Truck demonstrations and tours, free food and refreshments, games, prizes and tree adoptions

9 am-3 pm

Three locations; check the website for addresses.


June 6

Balboa Island Parade: Family, Friends and Fun

An island tradition filled with children on bikes, island dogs,

decorated golf carts and floats, drill teams,

marching bands and more. The bridge closes at 10 am so get there early.

11 am-2 pm

Balboa Island, at the end of Jamboree Blvd., Newport Beach


June 12-13

Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival

This event features 200 exhibitors that include arts and crafts booths, a petting zoo, a carnival, and live entertainment on two stages.

Sat.: 10 am-10 pm; Sun.: 10 am-9 pm

Promenade on the Peninsula

550 Deep Valley Dr.,

Palos Verdes

Free admission; there is a fee for the rides and games

June 12

Optricks Day

Learn why stars twinkle, what a rainbow is, and more. Kids and families will take part in hands-on demonstrations and workshops throughout the day.

10 am-5 pm

Discovery Science Center

2500 N. Main St.,

Santa Ana

Free with admission: Adults: $12.95, Children: $9.95

June 12

Toy Story 3 Release Party

Games, stories, giveaways and more.

11 am

All Borders stores across Los Angeles


June 12

Brentwood Village Summer Festival

Magician, clown, face painting, art show, live music, delicious food and pet adoptions

11 am-3 pm

Brentwood Village

Corner of Sunset Blvd. and Barrington Ave., Los Angeles


June 11-13

St Francis Xavier Old Tyme Country Faire

Food, games, live entertainment and carnival rides

Fri: 6 pm-12 am;

Sat: 3 pm-12 am; Sun: 11:30 am-8 pm

St. Francis Xavier Church

3801 Scott Rd., Burbank


June 14

Flag Day Celebration

Patriotic music, flag ceremony and more.

3 pm

McCambridge Park

1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank


June 19

Pioneer Jamboree

Experience life as it was for the pioneers in the Conjeo Valley. Gold panning, fossil digging, Chumash games, yours of the museum, music, school lessons and butter churning.

10 am-4 pm

Stagecoach Inn and Museum

51 S. Ventu Park Rd., Newbury Park

Adults: $6, Seniors: $5, Children: $4, Children (under 3): Free, Family pack: $20

June 19

Star Party

This is a chance for the whole family to look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

2 pm-9:45 pm

Griffith Observatory

2800 East Observatory Rd.,

Los Angeles


June 19-20

Irish Fair and Music Festival

The event features 16 entertainment areas including Leprechaun Kingdom. Enjoy costumed storytellers, pony rides, face painting, and "Freckled Face Kid" contests each day, sheep herding, Irish food, Irish dancing, Gaelic poetry, bagpipers, and educational booths. Discounted tickets are available in advance from the fair's website.

10 am-7 pm

Irvine Meadows

8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine

Adults $18; Seniors and Students $15; Children (ages 13 and younger): Free

June 19

Malipalooza: I Love the 80s!

Family friendly music and arts festival featuring local Malibu musicians and artists.Live music, food,vendors, games, costume contest, and fun interactive activities for all age

5 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu


June 20

Father’s Day Concert and Barbecue

Enjoy barbecue catering from Patina and a free concert by Lisa Haley and the Zydekats. No outside picnics are allowed.

11 am-3 pm

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada

Admission to gardens: Adults: $8, Seniors/Students: $6, Children (5-12) $3, Children (under 5): Free; Barbecue is extra.

June 22-July 25

In the Heights

Tony-award winning Broadway musical makes its West Coast debut. Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.


Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

$25-$85, Children under age 5 will not be admitted. Save 25% on ticket prices! Mention HOME25 when ordering through Ticketmaster.

June 26-27

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Kids Stage, crafts for kids, music, dancing and food.

Sat.: 11 am-9 pm; Sun.: 11 am-8 pm

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Dr., Long Beach

Adults: $35, Children: $10

June 27

Kids in the Courtyard: Art in Resist

Kids will create works of art based on the current exhibit

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood Blvd. And Sunset Plaza, Los Angeles


June 2010 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles