PICK OF THE MONTH
May 31 to June 2
More than 2,500 tiny rubber ducks will be battling for prizes in this unique competition. The first 60 ducks to reach shore after being dropped from the pier will win a prize for their owners. The first place winner wins $1,000. However, the real winners of this three-day event are the recipients of this fundraising effort—those in the AltaMed Medical and Dental Group’s program for the uninsured and medically underserved patients. Ducks are dropped from the side of the pier into a controlled area monitored by volunteers on surfboards. Volunteers and spotters are stationed in the area to retrieve the rubber ducks in case they drift off. The ducks are numbered individually so that their return can be tracked.
Huntington Beach Pier
Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street, Huntington Beach
323-720-5643 | altamedfoundation.org
Ghost Town Alive!
Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, August 11
Ghost Town Alive! returns to life at Knott’s for the summer. Families visiting Calico are invited to participate in an Old West adventure in the all-new Tales of the West. This interactive experience even lets folks influence the day’s events. Guests can also try the new Calico River Rapids white water raft ride, and enjoy Beach Blanket Beagle’s amusing musical dance party.
Knott’s Berry Farm | 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
714-220-5200 | www.knotts.com
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Weekend
Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2
The long-awaited “Star Wars” attraction is opening in Disneyland—although there’ll undoubtedly be long waits in the lines. Galaxy’s Edge certainly contains a lot of cool cutting-edge technology. Interactive components help to bring Star Wars stories to life in fascinating ways. Who won’t want to fly in the Millennium Falcon or join the battle between the First Order and the Resistance?
Disneyland | 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim
Bugs and Butterflies
Sunday, June 2
Enjoy a day of earth-y activities (10 am-3 pm). Tour Riley Wilderness Park’s incredible butterfly garden and experience a butterfly release at 3 pm. Get gardening tips from insect experts and check out the OC Bird of Prey raptors. The day’s attractions also holds a rock-climbing wall, insect-inspired storytelling, games, arts and crafts, and giveaways.
Riley Wilderness Park | 30952 Oso Pkwy., Coto De Caza
949-923-2265 | www.ocparks.com
13th Annual Super Pet Adoption
Sunday, June 2
Those looking to adopt a pet should look at this Irvine Animal Care Center event (10 am-3 pm). Nearly 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will present about 500 adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals. Veterinarians will be on-hand, there’ll also be numerous pet-related vendors, food trucks, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing.
Irvine Animal Care Center | 6443 Oak Canyon Rd., Irvine
949-724-7740 | www.irvineanimals.org