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Event Date

Event Description




June 1

Santa Monica Festival

The annual arts and environmental fair includes traditional and contemporary music and dance, crafts, workshops, food and more.

11 am-6 pm

Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica


June 1

Fairytales in the Park:

Hansel and Gretel

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: $25.95

Child (3-11): $14.95

Senior (62+): $22.95

Save $6 on each adult admission and $3 on each child admission by buying your tickets at Ralph’s grocery stores.

June 1, 8, 22 and 29

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 2

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 2

Family Jam: Twirl and Swirl, Southeastern European Folk Dancing

Explore the beautiful textile traditions in Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe. Then watch a dance performance by the Occidental Folk and Historical Dance Troupe, make a dance accessory and learn the dance steps.

2-4 pm

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


June 8-9

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 8

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival

With proceeds benefiting Heal the Bay, enjoy watching the races, live music and hula dancers. Children ages 8 and older may register for competitions such as an ocean swim, a surfboard race, sprint and distance runs and more. There are also non-competitive activities including limbo and water games.

7:30 am-4:30 pm

Santa Monica Beach next to the Pier

Varies. Some activities for the family are free!

June 8

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 9

Grand Centennial Celebration

Explore three new parts of the museum: Nature Gardens, the Nature Lab and the Otis Booth Pavilion which houses the NHM’s famous 63-foot long fin whale. Live musical performances, workshops and demonstrations.

9:30 am-5 pm

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Adults: $12.

Ages 12-17: $9

Ages 3-12: $5

June 9

Threads of Meaning

Drop-in workshop for the whole family. Design artwork inspired by the exhibit featuring artist Sonya Clark.

1:30-3:30 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum

5814 Wilshire Blvd.,

Los Angeles

Included with admission.

Adults: $7

Students and Seniors: $5

Children under age 10: Free

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)


June 14-15

Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Celtic Music Festival

Traditional Irish music, dance, music, food, an Irish pride parade featuring the 42nd Highland Pipers, sheep herding, carnival rides, games and storytellers.

10 am- 6pm

El Dorado Regional Park

7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Adult $16, Seniors and Students $14, Children ages 6-10: $5, Children ages 5 and younger: Free; Parking is $10

June 15

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 15-16

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 15-16

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

Oak Canyon Park

5305 Santiago Canyon Road,


Adults: $22 for a two-day pass and $15 for a one-day pass; Children (ages 12 and younger): Free

June 16

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 18

Juggling Show

David Cousins, a world renowned juggler, will perform his tricks.

3:30 pm

Agoura Hills Library

29901 Ladyface Ct.,

Agoura Hills


June 22-23

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 23

Midsummer Festival

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

8:30 am- 6 pm

Vasa Park

2854 Triunfo Cyn., Agoura


June 29-30

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 29

Animal Crackers

Sing, laugh and enjoy the interactive storytelling of actress and professional storyteller, Ina Buckner-Barnette, The Sunshine Storyteller.

2-3 pm

Pico Rivera Express Library  

9528 Beverly Blvd.

Pico Rivera


June 30

The Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

A day to celebrate the rich traditions of Africa. Participate in art workshops, music, and spoken word performances inspired by annual rites practiced in villages throughout Nigeria.

10 am-7 pm

4343 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles


June 30

Summer Family Fun

Create a whirly pop puppet with Dylan’s Candy Bar and enjoy the Chipper Lowell Show’s twisted comedy and magic.

12-3 pm

The Original Farmer’s Market

6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles


June 2013 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles

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