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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




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 4

Fairytales in the Park:

Sleeping Beauty

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 4-5

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; Adult: $24.95

Child (3-11): $12.95

Senior (62+): $21.95

Save $5 on each adult admission with a flyer found here.

June 4, 11 and 25

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 5

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 9-10

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House

Exhibits and demonstrations that showcase the Laboratory's ongoing research and space exploration.

9 am-5 pm

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena


June 10-12

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 11-12

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 11

Kids Rock! Concert and Festival

Sponsored by the Children’s Nature Institute. Live music, storytelling, found object sculpture building, community mural, live insects and reptiles, interactive envirofun booths, healthy yummy organic food.

11 am-5 pm

Hancock Park between La Brea Tar Pits and LACMA


June 11

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 11

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 15-19, 22-26, 29-30 and July 1-3

PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical

The award winning Pop Ups have returned for three fantastic weeks! Be prepared for an exciting and educational musical adventure through their magical land of Brooklyn. Fun for the whole family, you can help Jason and Jacob find local ingredients to make a robust organic pasta sauce.


Electric Lodge

1416 Electric Ave., Venice

$15; Following the Friday, Saturday & Sunday shows, the Pop Ups will be hosting an all eco-friendly pasta dinner!

June 18

SlangFest: a Festival of Arts, Spoken Word and Music

Live music, spoken word performances, and art and breakdancing workshops.

2-6 pm

Chantilly Clad

Corner of Lime Ave. and Ocean Blvd., Long Beach


June 18-19

Pasadena Chalk Festival

Watch hundreds of artists spend two days on their hands and knees creating spectacular chalk murals on concrete areas in every style imaginable. Families share the day with each other as children create complimentary Father’s Day cards in KID’S CHALKLAND, and have their faces painted.

10 am-7 pm

Paseo Colorado, Pasadena


June 18-19

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 18

Baldwin Hills Fest

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

10 am-3 pm

6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City


June 19

Father’s Day Concert and Barbecue

Enjoy barbecue catering from Patina and a free concert by Jet Set Quartet. 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 24-26

The New World F.E.S.T.

This family-oriented, eco-friendly event will offer live performances, natural cooking workshops, spiritual and health demonstrations, futuristic technology, seminars and other activities that can help the world around us.  

Fri.: 12-8 pm, Sat.: 10 am-8 pm, Sun.: 10 am-5 pm

Santa Monica Beach (Parking Lot #2600), 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica.

$12 adults, $8 children 14 and younger

June 25

Songfest with Dan Crow and Friends

This local musician will sing songs from his new CD, Sing-A-Ling With Friends.

10:30 am

Children's Book World

10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles


June 25

Stories from Around the World Puppet Show

Mad Science of Los Angeles presents puppeteer Len Levitt's fun flight of fancy show "Up, Up, and Away."

2 pm

Mark Taper Auditorium

Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles


June 25-26

Riviera Village Summer Festival

Over 200 arts and crafts vendors plus live music, amusement park rides and games, food and more.

Sat.: 10 am-7 pm, Sun.: 10 am-6 pm

Riviera Village, Catalina and Ave. 1, Redondo Beach


June 25-26

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Kids Stage, crafts for kids, music, children’s activities, dancing and food.

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

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Dr., Long Beach

Adults: $30, Children: $10

June 26

Kids in the Courtyard: Story Jam

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 2011 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles