Here is a list of our favorite events for this weekend! Get out, take your children, leave the ipads and iphones behind and enjoy your time with your family!
Portwood Pier Plaza
July 14 - 15, 2017
Don't miss this fantastic Beach Sun & Sea Festival featuring pirate parades, food fare, competitions, Mermaid dance, kid zone, entertainment, and more.
Parking lot: Mar Vista High School parking lot –Both entrances Location: 505 Elm Ave. and 505 Imperial Beach Blvd. Fee to park: $10
Morgan Wixon Theatre
2627 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
July 15 & 16, 2017
This exciting new adaptation of the classic Italian story incorporates the audience’s imagination to reinforce the universal importance of telling the truth. Desperate for a son, lonely puppeteer Gepetto crafts a wooden boy. Pinocchio, however, is not content with his stilted life, so after making a promise to his father, he heads off to school, believing that’s the key to becoming a real boy. Along the way, Pinocchio is easily sidetracked by diversions that he hopes will result in more money, friends and fun. Though he gets tricked out of his only possessions, Pinocchio eventually overcomes his scheming foes with the help of a clever cricket and a helpful fairy. This colorful and creative show is presented by Morgan-Wixson's award-winning Youth Education Series. Y.E.S. is part of the theatre’s commitment to engaging young audiences, training young talent, and supporting literacy.
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, California 92626
July 14 through August 13, 2017
The 2017 OC Fair is July 14-August 13 and will feature 23 days and nights of free community entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits, animals and headline performances in the Pacific Amphitheatre, nightly music in The Hangar and adrenaline-inducing events in the Action Sports Arena. Single-Day Admission General (13-59) $12 Weekday | $14 Weekend Senior (60+) $7 Child (6-12) $7 Military Free Children 5 & under are free daily.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90007
July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25, 2017 - 5-9pm
Unwind under the stars at Summer Nights in the Garden with great music, garden-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks, and more. Free admission with advance reservation!
Cal State University - Northridge, Oviatt Lawn
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330
July 13, 2017 and every Thursday at 5-8pm
Summer Movie Fest is an outdoor movie screening event hosted every Thursday at California State University Northridge. Each week an amazing movie is screened plus fun activities and delicious food trucks. So grab your blankets and chairs, bring the family, and enjoy an evening with CSUN.
Camarillo Fiesta Old Town
Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, California 9301
July 13 through July 16
Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair is an annual summertime celebration to honor Don Adolfo Camarillo’s birthday and the city's founding. Over 30,000 people descend on Camarillo Old Town for the festival including many visitors from outside the area. This years Fiesta & Street fair will feature a variety of musical entertainment acts, a classic car show, kids fun zone, petting zoo, carnival, local food vendors and a beer & wine garden.
Carnival: Thursday, July 13:, 6pm - 10pm; Friday, July 14, 6pm - 10pm
Carnival & Street Fair: Saturday, July 15: 10am - 10pm; Sunday, July 16: noon - 6pm
722 Knob Hill Ave, Redondo Beach, California 90277
July 14 through 16, 2017
Join for the best Greek festival in the South Bay. Where else can you eat food hand made with love, watch live dancing, and walk to the beach?
One day tickets only $2/pp.
Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, California 91103
July 16, 2017 10am-5pm
Look to the skies during a day devoted to space exploration. Prototype a design for a future Martian Habitat and make a mini rocket in the Imagination Workshop. Planetarium star gazing programs will be held in the Kidspace Discovery Dome every 45 minutes (first-come, first-served basis). Activities are included with museum admission $13/person.
Musical Theatre West
4350 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804-5546
July 13 through July 21
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the practically perfect nanny to life on stage. Based on the Disney movie, with the Sherman Brothers songs that you love and some new additions by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Mary Poppins is nothing short of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.