Summer is finally here! No more homework, no more school lunches, but now there are plenty of hours to fill with activities. Luckily there are so many fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles this month.
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The Best Things to Do With Kids in June
From Father’s Day to the first official day of summer, June brings so many exciting events. Here are some of our favorite things to do with kids that the whole family will enjoy.
The grunions are back! Whether it’s a family tradition or you’ve never experienced the legendary running of the grunions, you won’t want to miss this special event. This ticketed festival includes entry into the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, staff-guided observations of the grunion, arts and crafts, and more grunion-themed activities.
June 3 – Sep. 2
Welcome to a free, family-friendly dance party! On select Fridays throughout the summer, head to the Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center to check out some of LA’s top bands and DJs and get your boogie on. You’ll also be treated to free dance lessons covering styles from salsa to disco and even Bollywood.
June 4-5, 11-12, 25-26
The Getty is celebrating its 25th anniversary with multiple pop-up festivals across the city. Each event highlights the local host community, which includes Long Beach, Koreatown, and Pacoima. Live music and performances, food trucks, interactive workshops, and more are all part of the fun.
June 10 – Sep. 11
Get ready to explore your feelings with a playdate at the Discovery Cube LA. The new exhibit inspired by Pixar’s Inside Out gives kids –big and small, the chance to learn about their emotions. The interactive experience focuses on the five core emotions highlighted in the hit film –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear.
June 10 – 12
Are you looking for some awesome family entertainment? Check out the 34th Annual Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival, the South Bay’s largest carnival. With artisans, crafters, shops, organizations, and food vendors, this popular event has something for everyone.
June 18 – 19
With 200 chalk murals and over 500 artists, this annual free event is one of the largest street painting festivals you’ll experience. In addition to exploring the artwork, visitors can enjoy a children’s art area, live music performances, a silent auction, food, and shopping.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Marine Mammal Care Center is once again hosting its annual Seal Day event. Seal Day is a celebration for the community and a fundraiser to support the critical work MMCC does for marine animals and ocean conservation. The event includes animal viewings, an auction, live music, food trucks, and fun activities.
If you have kids obsessed with all things cars and vehicles at home, then the Touch-A-Truck event is a must-do. Touch-a-Truck is a day for kids to get up close and check out their favorite trucks and emergency vehicles in person. Food trucks will be on site for the event.
What better way to spend the longest day of the year than by making music? Over 700 cities around the globe will be taking part in this unique event that invites musicians of all kinds to share their music with the community. Free concerts will pop up at various public locations across Los Angeles. Sign up for more info on locations and schedules.
For the sixth year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Walk and Play L.A. returns for this very special family-friendly community event that celebrates and supports the health of children in Los Angeles. The event includes a 3K walk, a family festival for all ages, and exclusive sports clinics for baseball, soccer, football, and hockey hosted by professional athletes for youth participants ages 4-12. Register here to walk and raise funds for CHLA.