Family Friendly Shows, Festivals and Events Around Orange County
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Theatre Performances 1990's 4th of July 5k A Cappella A Christmas Carol Abbey Road AcaLove Acrobatic Arts acrobats Active Lifestyles Activities activities at the oc zoo Addams Family Adoption Adventures African American Heritage Afternoon Tea & Children's Story Time Ages 3-4 Airport Tour alamitos beach events alamitos beach summer alamitos beach volleyball Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Aliso Viejo Library All Around the World Alzheimers America's Got Talent American Ballet Theatre American Flag Amusement Park Attractions anaheim coin fair anaheim fairs Animal Encounters animals Aquarium Aquarium of the Pacific Arbor Day Argyros Plaza Art Art & Sports art collection Art Fair art festival Art projects Arts Arts & crafts arts and crafs Arts and Crafts Arts Festival ArtsandCrafts Astronomers autism autism day autism day at pretend city autism events Autumn awareness Babies 'R Us baby activities Baby Steps Balboa Branch Library Balboa Island ballet ballet at segerstrom concert hall ballet festival Ballet Performance Balloon Lawn Balloon Park Barbecue Bath Time Batman bbq dinner Beach beach community beach festival beach volleyball beatles at the pacific amphitheater Beatles Tribute beatles tribute band Bed Time Bees Beethoven Lives Upstairs Best Friends Betty Buckley Bicycle Safety Bicycle Techniques Bird Watchers Birds Birds of Prey Black History Black History Month Blue Breeze Band Board Games boat races boats Boisseranc Park Bommer Canyon Park Book Club books Botanic Garden bowers festival bowers kids Bowers Kidseum Bowers Museum bowers workshop Boys in the Boat brea fest brea festival bread events brick fest bring a friend Broadway Broadway Musical Bubbles Buena Park Buena Park Downtown Buffet build a puppet bull riding Butterfly Garden Butterfly Habitat Butterfly House buttons cabrillo aquarium. cabrillo aquarium activities Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Cal State Long Beach California california tortoise club Camp James Campfire Camping Canyon Carbon Canyon Park Carbon Canyon Regional park carnival Carpenter Performing Arts Center Castle celebrate culture celebration Celtic Party Centennial Farm Ceramics Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Chapman Univeristy charity Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Chess Chicken Dance Day child development Children Children's Day Children's Museum Children's Museum at La Habra Chili Chinese troupe Choir Christmas Cinco de Mayo Cinema circus Circus Vargas Cirque du Soleil Cirque Electrique City of Fullerton City of Irvine City of Orange City of Orange Library civic center events Classic Rock Clowns Coastkeeper Garden Coding Collectables Collegiate Challenge comedy community community concert Competition Computers Concert concert in the park concert series concert series at the parks Concerts concerts in stanton park Concerts in the Park Cook Off cooking class in irvine Cookoff corn festival costa mesa Country Crafting crafts Craig Regional Park Crown Valley Park cultural events cymbeline by shakespeare Cypress Community Center Damien Sneed dana pint events Dana Point dana point bbq dana point family night Dana Point Summer Film Series dana pont time capsule dance dance company Dance Interpretations Dance Performance Dancing Daniel Tiger date night Day of Music derby drive in Derby Race Dia de los Muertos Dickens Dinosaur dinosaurs Disabilities and Talents Discovery Discovery Cube Discovery Cube OC Disney Disney California Adventure Disney Characters on Ice disney on ice Disney Princesses Disneyland Disneyland Resort Diwali Dixieland Dogs Doheny State Beach Doheny Surf Festival Dorrance Dance Dove of Peace downtown long beach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum circle Drumming Dry Ice Bubbles Earth Earth Day East Lake Village Easter Eastside Park eat lobster Eat Your Vegetables Day Eating Contests eating for a cause eco-friendly education education for kids educational educational activities Egypt Eid Al-Fitr El Modena Branch Electric Ocean Embroidery Endangered Environments Endangered Species Entertainment Environment Environment awareness Environmental Nature Center era exhibits Fair fair money Fall Fallen Heroes families Family Family Attractions Family Camping Activities Family Dance family event Family Fitness Family Fridays family friendly Family Fun Family Funtime family movie night family night family night out family outing Family Pets family science family science day Family Shows Fantasy Farm Farm + Food Lab Fashion Island Father-And-Child Relay Race Father's Day Gift Father's Day Hike Father's Day Weekend Fathers Day Feast of Weeks festival Festival of the Arts Festival of Whales festivals in orange county Festive Street Party Fiddler On the Roof Field Games field trip FIM World Championship Fine Arts fireworks Fish Fry fishing fitness Flag Day folkloric concert food food festival Food Trucks for a cause events fountain free movies Fountain Valley fountain valley movie night fountain valley movies fountain valley summer free admission festivals free check ups free concert free concert in the park free concerts free concerts at heritage park free concerts sea terrace free drama free family events free festivals free fountain valley event free friday films free movie night free movies free movies and music free movies at lake forest free movies at mason park free music and art festival free music festivals free newport beach event free plays Free Public Party free santa ana festivals free theatre friendship day friendship day at pretend city froyo Froyo 5K Frozen Fun frozen yogurt FroZones Fullerton Airport Fullerton Museum Center Fun Fun Run fundraiser fundraising Games Garden Garden Grove Gardening geology at pretend city Ghost Town Gingerbread gingerbread house Girls Night Global Big Day Bird Walk Goat Yoga Gold Golf Golf Tournament Google Engineer Workshop Grand Park grand prix grand prix assosiation grand prix of long beach Great Park Greek Greek Festival grow up day for kids Grunions Gymnastic Competition Gymnastics Habitat Restoration Halloween Hana Highway General Store Handmade Gifts Hanukkah Harbor Sport Ride Harlequinade Hart Park Harvest Hawaiian Compposer Hawaiian Music Hello Dolly! Hello Kitty Heritage Community Park Heritage Museum of Orange County heritage park Hermosa Beach Highlands hiking hindu holiday Hip-Hop history Holiday Holiday Celebration Holiday Celebrations Holiday Custom Holiday Lights Holiday Model Train Holiday Movie Holiday Music Holidays Homemade Market Honda Center Hotel Transylvania 3 Hour-long Class House of Blues Human Abilities Huntington Beach huntington beach contest Huntington Beach festivals huntington beach fishing Huntington Beach Library Huntington Beach Pier Ice Cream Ice Rink Ice Show ice skating India Indoor Amusements Insects Interactive Workshop interesting coins International Children's Day Internet Junior Irish Fair Irvine Irvine Animal Care Center irvine ballet festival Irvine Barclay Theatre irvine dance company if vine dance shows irvine meadows plays irvine meadows shows Irvine Park Irvine Ranch Irvine Ranch Open Space Irvine Ranch Open Space Preserve irvine valley college Jedi Jewish Holiday Julianne Argyros Stage Kaleido Kaleido Kids Events Kaleidoscope Kid Crafts Kid Pop-Up Market Kid's Coding Kid's Night Out kids kids activities Kids Carnival Kids Club Kids Imagine Nation kids museum Kidseum Kidz Bop Kidzbop Kindness Knott's Berry Farm Knotts's Berry Farm Kuana Torres Kahele KUSC Kwanzaa La Habra La Habra Citrus Fair la habra community center la habra community center events la habra corn festival la habra festival la habra free films la habra free movies La Habra Marketplace Shopping Center la habra movie night la habra museum activities la habra olympic week la habra park films la habra turtle show La Palma ladera library dancers ladera library event ladera library luau ladera library summer Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Laguna Niguel Lake Forest lake forest free movies lake forests free concerts lake forests movies lake forests summer events Las Posadas Latin Holiday Lawn Games lay learn learning about nature LEGO lego fest Lego Fun Legoland Library Librbay Activities Lightwire Theater live concert live entertainment Live Music Live Performances Live Puppets lobster lobster fest lobster fest for a cause lobster for a cause Long Beach long beach art festival los alamitos free movies los Alamitos movies in the park los ángeles sports arena Louisiana luau event Luce Puppets Luna the Owl Lunar New Year MacArthur Genius Award Magic Performance Magic show Magic ShowMagic show magician Make a Puppet Make a wish foundation Mammoth marathon March for Dimes Margery Williams Marine Mammals Mariners Branch Library Marjary Williams Mark Easterday Band Market Martin Luther King Jr. Mary Poppins Returns mason park activities mason park movie night mason park movies mason park under the stars Max Berg Plaza Park May the Fourth Be With You Medieval Castle Memorial Day Merlin's Magic Wand Metta Quintet Mexian Culture Mexican Culture Mexico Michelangelo Mickey Mouse Migratory Birds Miles Davis Military Vehicles Minecraft Minions Minnie Mouse Mission Viejo Mission Viejo Carnival mission viejo rodeo Model Train Modern Jazz Mommy & Me Cancer Foundation mommy and me monday movie night money Monster AMA Monster Jam Monster Trucks Mothers Day motorcycle Motown Mountain Movie movie and swimming Movie Night Movie Screenings Movie Time Movies movies at the park movies in the park movies under the stars Mozart ms Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession Multiple Sclerosis Mummies Museum Exhibit Mushroom Walk Mushrooms music music and art festival music festival music in the park Music Performance Musical Musical Instruments Musical theater Musicals Musicans and Dancers Muth Interpretive Center My Fair Lady Mycologist National Pet Day National Puzzle Day National Recreation Native American History nature Nautical History new year's eve Newport newport bay Newport Beach Newport Beach Central Library Newport Beach Central Library Children's Room newport beach community concert Newport Beach Library Newport Beach Public Library Newport Harbor Nicholas Van young non-profit Nonprofit Nutcracker OC Fair OC Fair & Event Center OC fairgrounds OC Great Park OC March for Babies oc mini maker faire OC Parks OC Rangers OC Zoo oc zoo activities oc zoo august activities oc zoo classes oc zoo event oc zoo events oc zoo for toddlers oc zoo preschool program oc zoo summer Ocean Ocean Activities Ocean Fun Ocean Institute Ocean Quest Oeste Park Of Knowing Where Old West Adventure olympic games olympics olympics at pretend city olympics closing ceremony olympics week One Book One City Open House orange county Orange County Ballet orange county coastkeeper Orange County Fire Authority Orange County Great Park Orange Public Library Orca Viewing othello by shakespeare outdoor family day Outdoor Fun outdoor movies Outdoor Storytime outdoors P.J.'s pacific amphitheater performances Pacific Grey Whale pacific symphonies Pacific Symphony Pacifier Paddle Sports Paint the Night Painting Pajama Party Pajamas Palos Verde Library Parachute Play Parade Parades Parent's Night Out Park fun Patriot Patriotic Patriotic Parade PBS Kids Peanuts Characters pearson park pearson park concert pearson park events Pelican Hill performaces performance Performing Arts persons park summer persons park summer events pet Pet Activities Pet Adoption Pet Theatre Pets Philharmonic Society Photography Photos Piggy Banks Plants and Seeding play Playdate plum festival Point Vicente Interpretive Center Popovich preschool summer President Nixon Pretend City pretend city activities pretend city activity pretend city anniversary pretend city birthday pretend city celebration Pretend City Children's Museum pretend city education pretend city event pretend city events pretend city family event pretend city grandparents pretend city olympics pretend city scitivities for kids Pupet Making Puppet Show Puzzles Queen Mary Queen of Katwe racing Radio Control & Hobby Expo Rain Rainbow Fish Rainforest Ramadan Ramadan—Celebrate the World Rancho-Era Reading Reading Game Recycling Reptiles Rides Riley Wilderness Park Ritz-Carlton Rock Climbing rock' n jobs Rocket Launch Rockets rodeo for a cause romeo and juliet Rubber Ducks Rudolph running Safety Sailing san clemente music festival San Diego County Fair san gorgonio movies in the park San Juan Capistrano san juan capistrano charity San Juan Capistrano Library Santa santa ana festivals Santa Ana Zoo Santa Claus Sawdust Sawdust Festival Sawdust Village scar's disney musical scavenger hunt Science Science Experiments Science Fair Science of baking Scientist Scottish Sea Base sea terrace concerts sea terrace free concerts sea terrace summer Seafood Seafood Festival Seaport Village SeaWorld Segerstrom segerstrom center for the arts Segerstrom Concert Hall segerstrom concert hall event Segerstrom Hall segertrom concert hall senior citizen senior day at pretend city Service Sesame Street Sesame Street Characters Sgt. Pepper shakespeare by the sea shakespeare free event shark fans shark week shark week at cabrillo marine aquarium sharks Shavuot Shopping sing-a-long Singalong Sistine Chapel Skate Park Skaters Skiing Sleep Sleepover Smallfoot Smores snakes Snow Play Soka University Songs & Stories Soo Soul Music South Coast Plaza south coast repertory performances Space Spanish Village by the Sea Special Exhibit special needs Special Olympics Special Performaces Sports St. Patrick's Day Stage Production Star Gazing Star Wars Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Stars on Ice story time Storytime Storytime in the Park Stravinsky Strawberry Festival Strawberry Shortcake strawberry story time Street Fair street painting Stroller Strides Sugarplum Summer summer activities summer camp Summer Concert summer concerts summer concerts sea terrace Summer Fest Summer Festival summer fun Summer Games summer music festivals Summer Nights Summer Program Summer Reading Summer Solstice Summerfest Summertime Sun Safety Sunset Cinema Series Super Trucks Supercross Superheroes Superman Surf Festival Swim Lesson Swimming swimming activities symphonies symphony Tailoring Tanaka Farms taste f Brea tea party Technology Thanksgiving The Aquarium of the Pacific The Barclay The Beatles The Fenians The Gruffalo's Child The Huntington Beach Concert Band The Lion King The Little Red Hen The Lorax The Music Man The Nutcracker The Recreation Center and Sports Park The Resort at Pelican Hill The Ritz Carlton The Sawdust Summer Festival The Side Deal The Tooth Fairy The Veterans Initiative The Wooden Floor The Yorba Linda Library The Young Dubliners theater Theatre Performance theme park themed festival Therapy Reads things to do in the summer Thomas the Tank Engine Tibor Rubin Library tiki festival Tinkerbell toddler activities toddler classes toddler summer toddlers Tombs Total Lunar Eclipse Toy Models Trains Tree Planting Activities Trees Tu B’Shevat turkey turtle and tortoise show tustin tustin movies tustin movies in the park U.S. Army Birthday UCI university california irvine Upper New Port Bay Nature Preserve upper newport bay nature perserve Valentine's Day Vegetable Planting Velveteen Rabbit vendors Veterans Videogames Wacky Wednesdays walk Walk for Wishes walk ms water works Waterfront Waymakers We Shall Overcome Music Performace Weaving westminster concerts westminster free concerts Wetlands & Wildlife Center Whale Migration Whale Watching When Sue Found Sue Wild West Wilderness Wilderness Park Wildlife william woollett activity Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh Day Winter Fun Winter Games Wizard of OZ Wonder Woman Workshops workshops for kids World Ocean Day worlds of fantasy Yappy Hour Yoga Yorba Linda Yorba Linda Arts Alliance yorba linda concerts yorba linda family movie night yorba linda free concert yorba linda free movies Yorba Linda Library yorba linda movies yorba linda park events yorba linds concerts in the park Zomo The Trickster Rabbit zoo zoo animals Zootopis screening
You’ll need to take the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to reach this year’s SD County Fair, because the Wizard of Oz serves as inspiration for this “Ozsome” event. The 27-day Fair features all types of rides, games, food, exhibitions, concerts, and contests. The SDCF’s hours vary, and it is closed on Mondays and Tuesday.
The summertime fun continues at Knott’s after the sun sets. The park will stay open until at least 10 pm during its Summer Nights. There will be oversized classic games to play, live music performed on several stages, and some yummy treats (be ready for build-your-own S’mores stations, nacho boats, and grilled peach cobbler) to chow down on.
The Great Park will turn a festive shade of green for the 46th edition of this big Celtic party. The weekend-long celebration will include all types of Irish-inspired activities and entertainment. Headlining the spirited musical lineup will be The Young Dubliners and The Fenians. Fair hours are 11 am-7 pm (June 15) and 10 am-7 pm (June 16).
This four-day seasonal extravaganza serves up something for everyone: a big collection of carnival rides, a loud lineup of live music, a broad selection of food and drink options, and other fun attractions (like a car show and fireworks). June 20th’s Preview Night features $1 rides and karaoke with a live rock band.
June 21st isn’t just the Summer Solstice; it’s also World Music Day. Fullerton joins the global music celebration (known as Fête de la Musique) with a day filled with free performances. From 12 pm-10 pm, 40+ Fullerton venues will present over 150 shows, featuring all types of styles and all levels of musicianship. The point to having people come together as a community by making (or listening to) music.
Surf’s up again – for free! – at this annual festival that celebrates Southern California beach culture. The maritime-related attractions include surf contests (including one for kids), a classic long board exhibit, a surf tricks demonstration, and surfers art & collectibles. On-land activities include Polynesian dancing, live music, food vendors, and good vibes. Hours are 9 am-6 pm both days.
The Sawdust in summer showcases the art of over 200 artists who work in a wide range of mediums. The festival, open daily 10 am-10 pm, also presents music and other live entertainment on three stages. There will be numerous art classes and daily demonstrations, such as glassblowing and a hands-on pottery wheel.