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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




June 3rd

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 3,4,10

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.

6/3 Westlake Village

11:30 am

6/3 Simi Valley


6/4 Channel Islands


6/10 Camarillo


6/10 Ventura



Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr.,


​Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave


Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St.,


Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston.


Harbor View Park. NEAR 3600 Harbor Blvd


June 3rd

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


June 3rd-4th

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


June 4th

24th Annual Balboa Island Parade: Bridge to Summer 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


June 4th

Kids in the Courtyard

Learn about the Moche peoples of ancient Peru (100-800 C.E) portrayed in scenes on painted vessels. Be an archaeologist for a day and create your own coded picture language and see if others can decode your secret messages.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum

308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles

Free. There is a fee for parking.

June 10th

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 10th-11th

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 10th

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 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 17th

A Midsummer Night's Museum

Immerse yourself in the world of storytelling at A Midsummer Night’s Museum.  Hear tales of the Arabian Nights, join Alice’s Mad Tea Party, and meet mythical creatures and classic characters in the Midsummer Night’s Garden. Dressing up is encouraged for an evening of storytelling adventure!


Kidspace Children's MuseumAll Rights Reserved|480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

8 dollar special after hours admission price

June 17th-18th

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 18th

Tide Pool Paint Out

Rangers will take you through the fascinating world of tide pools and some of the creatures that live in the low tides. After the walk you will have an opportunity to create your very own art work.

10:30am -12pm

Leo Carrillo State Park

35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265


June 24th-24th

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: $26, Children: Free

June 24th-25th

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


June 25th

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 25th

San Fernando Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival One of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the City of Los Angeles.  The 94th Obon Festival. Attendees can participate in the tradition of Japanese Obon Odori dancing and enjoy other cultural and ethnic experiences such as taiko drum performances, Japanese calligraphy and doll exhibits, and a variety of ethnic foods.

4:30pm -9pm

Japanese American Community Center, 12953 Brandford Street



June 2017 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles