June GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

School lets out early these days, which means all the weekends of June count as summer—and LA has the festivals to fill them. Summer movie series are already lighting up the Southland night; the beaches are hopping, and the water parks and splash pads are open. If you're ready to start your summer with the dozen biggest, most once-a-year-ish events happening in June, then read on. We'll continue to send our weekly picks, of course, and we'll keep adding to our Event Calendar daily; but consider yourself on notice for these June favorites—most of which are free!

Weekend Fun: Strawberries, Monster Trucks, Daniel Tiger, Free Museums

Memorial Day has ushered in the unofficial start of summer, and there's no shortage of things to do! The first weekend of June brings plenty of strawberry festivals (plus one lemon festival) and other family-friendly fairs.

You can listen to Daniel Tiger and George Washington read a story, take a ride on a monster truck, or watch classic Bugs Bunny cartoons accompanied by a live orchestra. If rain cancels your outdoor plans, take advantage of Bank of America Free Museum Days. And if you’re headed down the shore this weekend, be sure to take a peek at our NJ Amusement and Water Park Guide or Jersey Shore Family Guide.

As always, you can find even more weekend fun in our Event Calendar

Best Festivals and Street Fairs for Families This June in NYC

New York City's festival season kicks into high gear in June. The first month of summer and the debut of warmer weather prompts a head-spinning number of fantastic fairs, parades, carnivals and other fetes—more than two dozen.

And we're not talking about random street fairs with overpriced tchotchkes. These are favorites we look forward to every year, including Museum Mile, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas, Figment on Governors Island and Coney Island's iconic Mermaid Parade—all of which made our list of the top annual festivals for NYC families.

So get your calendar; you're going to want to write these dates down. Here are more than two dozen great family festivals for June 2018, most of which are completely FREE.

Check our NYC Summer Fun Guide for more freebies and great kid and family events and outings.

Best Festivals for Long Island Families This June

The month of June on Long Island is the unofficial kickoff to summer street fairs, festivals, and fun for the entire family. From food-focused events to arts and crafts and pirate-themed festivals, there is plenty of fun to be found on the streets and in the parks of Nassau and Suffolk counties in June. And, the best part: Admission to many of these events is FREE.

So check out our picks for the top June street fairs and festivals and be sure to mark them on your calendar. Click through the listings for locations, times, specific costs, potential weather postponements, and other information. As always, you’ll find more family-friendly things to do this summer in our June GoList and our Long Island Events Calendar.

June GoList: Best Things To Do with CT Kids This Month

We've rounded up 27 of our favorite things to do in June so that you won't miss out on all that's happening this first month of summer. It's CT Trails Day June 3rd - 4th and CT Open House Day on June 10th so we've included just a few of the fun events occurring on those days. Highlights this month include lots of festivals, horse shoe crabs, food trucks, and a butterfly party. Of course our Summer Fun Guide is a terrific resource for family fun, too! And make sure to follow us on our new Instagram page

Here's the list of 27 of our favorite things to do in June with CT kids. Have fun!

Rock and Roll Summer Camps for Little Rockstars

School is (almost) out for summer! But the school of rock is in session. This summer, if your child wants to forego the usual camp experience in favor of a chance to see what it is like to feel the limelight, then consider signing them up for a week (or an entire summer) packed with opportunities to perform some old fashioned rock and roll. Rock and roll camps give kids an opportunity to learn music, try their hand at different instruments, and even perform on stage for friends and family! Who needs swim lessons and hiking when you can learn how to shred?!

And be sure to browse our Camp Directory, for even more ideas- like art camp for the artists in your family!

11 Fun Father's Day Ideas Houston Dads Will Actually Love

He ties shoes, fixes every broken toy, plays ball in the backyard and always knows how to make mom smile, and he is the hardest person to shop for. Dad is a superhero in his own right, and with Father's Day right around the corner, it's time to start brainstorming ideas to let dad know just how much we appreciate him. Give dad the gift of a fun experience. It doesn't matter if the dad in your life is active or into the arts, is someone who appreciates fine dining and a superb wine or wants to spend the afternoon outdoors with a cold beer and crawfish, we've got you covered with fun Father's Day events spanning all of Houston - from Kemah to The Woodlands and back.  

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