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Event Description




June 2

Fairytales in the Park:

Cinderella 2: Bibbity, Boppity, Oops! 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 2-3

Pacific Islander Festival

Hula performances, Tahitian drumming, ancient Hawaiian games, 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): $13.95

Senior (62+): $21.95

Save $6 on each adult admission by buying your tickets at Ralph’s grocery stores.

June 2, 9, 23 and 30

Bureau of Sanitation Open House

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

9 am-2:30 pm

Four locations; check the website for addresses.


June 3

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 3

Kids in the Courtyard: Games of Afghanistan

Members of the UCLA Afghan Club will teach families kite making, card games, and egg fighting.

1-4 pm

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


June 8-10

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 9

Family Festival

Activities for the whole family that celebrate the Herb Ritts exhibit. Photography, dance and drawing, art projects and storytelling will entertain everyone!

10 am-6 pm

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

Free admission but there is a $15 parking fee.

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 9-10

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 9

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 10

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, Los Angeles


June 12-Aug. 16

(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)


June 16-17

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 16-17

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 17

Father’s Day Concert and Barbecue

Enjoy barbecue catering from Patina and a free concert. 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 23

Musical Puppet Show

Enjoy a show presented by Dream Carver

Swazzle. Families will watch a bilingual, musical puppet show based on the children’s book by Diana Cohn, where a boy dreams of the colorful, exotic animals he will one day carve in wood.

2 pm

Mark Taper Auditorium

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


June 23

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 23-24

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 23-24

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

Advance purchase price for adults: $25.

June 24

Midsummer Festival

Celebrate the Swedish culture with the raising of the maypole, dancing, singing, children’s games, giant waterslide and swimming in the pool.

8 am- 6 pm

Vasa Park

2854 Triunfo Cyn., Agoura


June 30

The Reptile Family

Families can enjoy a live animal show with lizards, snakes, frogs, bugs and turtles presented by The Reptile Family.

2-3 pm

Artesia Library   

18722 S. Clarkdale Ave., Artesia


June 2012 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles