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Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Price

June 4th

Snow White

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.)

Free

June 4th

Discover Recycling Open House

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

9 am-2:30 pm

South LA District Yard

786 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles

Free

June 4th-5th

LA Bread Festival

Celebrate Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance with special menu items and bread-centric workshops and demos. Learn how to make sourdough bread, pita bread and biscuits. Have fun with Feel the Churn butter aerobics, create your own bowl of Museli, braid challah and make tortillas from scratch. Check the schedule for a full list of activities and times.

9 am-6 pm

Grand Central Market

317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles


Free

June 5th

Santa Monica Coast Festival

Celebrate the opening of the Expo line with a festival on streets closed to auto traffic. Family activities include music, Samba dancers, cardio dance blast, zumba and interactive Coast Zones celebrating culture, sustainability and mobility.

11 am-6 pm

- Colorado Blvd. from the Expo station to the pier

 - Main St. from Colorado to Marine

 - Ocean Ave. from Colorado to Wilshire

Free

June 5th

Balboa Island Parade: 100 Years of Sun and Fun

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

decorated golf carts and floats, drill teams,

marching bands and more. There will be activities for kids after the parade. The bridge closes at 10 am so get there early.


11 am-2 pm

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

Free

June 5th

Family Day of Performance

Get Your Style On

Study the fashions worn by pachucos and pachucas in José Montoya’s drawings. Then, design your own flashy accessories as you learn to make paper hats and flowers. At 3 pm, enjoy a lively performance with Pachuco José.

1-4 pm

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

Free. There is a fee for parking.

June 11th

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 11th-12th

Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival

This event features 200 exhibitors that include arts and crafts booths, a dog show, food competitions, a free petting zoo, a carnival, free pony rides 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 11th

Pioneer Jamboree

Experience life as it was for the pioneers in the Conjeo Valley. Gold panning, fossil digging, Chumash games, tours of the museum, music, games, handcrafted wooden toys 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 11th

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


Free

June 12th

Balboa Strawberry Festival

Create a strawberry smoothie while you ride a bike powered by a blender, sample strawberry themed treats, art easels, strawberry planting activities, make your own kites, sand art, rides and more.

10 am-6 pm

Ventura Blvd., from Balboa Blvd. to Amestoy Ave. in Encino

Free admission. Cost for the kids activities.

June 18th-19th

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-7 pm

El Dorado Regional Park

7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Adult $20, Seniors and Students $15, Children ages 12 and younger: Free; Parking is $7.50

June 18th-19th

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

Free

June 18th

Evening Cultural Program

Start the summer solstice with Chumash songs and stories with Ted Garcia, Hereditary Chief of the Southern Clan of the Chumash. Bring a flashlight. All ages welcome.

7-8:30 pm

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

4121 Potrero Rd., Newbury Park

Free

June 18th

Family Day: Stone Motifs

Explore the detailed designs of leaves and animals carved centuries ago in the stone sculptures in the Asian art collection. Discuss the patterns that you find and then etch your own motif using a sandstone rock board and a wooden stylus.

1-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum

4111 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Included with admission. Adults: $12, Children: Free.

June 18th-19th

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Kids Stage, crafts for kids, music, crawfish eating contest, clowns, balloons, face painting, reptile show, dance lessons, dancing and food.

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

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Dr., Long Beach

Adults: $28, Children: Free

June 19th

Mad Science Mayhem

Where science meets fun! Make slimy, fizzy and explosive creations, interact with robots in a robot petting zoo, learn about how real scientists work and study and watch resident Kidspace Mad Scientists perform mind blowing chemistry and physics demonstrations.

10 am-5 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Adults and Children: $11

June 25th-26th

Riviera Village Summer Festival

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

10 am-7 pm

Riviera Village, Catalina and Ave. 1, Redondo Beach

Free

June 25th-26th

Pirate Invasion of Belmont Pier

Enjoy hundreds of costumed pirates and three pirate ships. Sword fights, cannon and musket battles, a treasure hunt, adult and children's costume contest, an interactive kid's zone, live and dj entertainment, a pirate encampment and more.

Sat.: 10 am-9 pm

Sun.: 10 am-6 pm

Belmont Pier

15 39th Place, Long Beach

Free admission; Parking can be found in the parking lot between the pier and the Belmont Plaza Pool

and the parking lot east of the pool.

June 26th

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

Adults: $5, Children: $2

June 26th

The Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

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

10 am-8 pm

4343 S. Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles

Free

June 2016 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles

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