26 Summer Fairs and Festivals Near Los Angeles: Must-Do Fun in the Sun

Make plans to head downtown for the 4th of July Block Party. Photo courtesy of the Grand Park Facebook page
Make plans to head downtown for the 4th of July Block Party. Photo courtesy of the Grand Park Facebook page

What's summer without a good festival? Luckily, we'll never need to find out, because there are dozens of festivals near Los Angeles every summer! We've culled over 25 of the best summer festivals in Los Angeles and Orange County that take place from June through September. Whether it's celebrating community or something more specific—surfing, chalk, or pirates —fairs and festivals are an essential part of a SoCal summer. Here's our guide to help your family make summer plans to bond over fried food, carnival rides, mermaids, crawfish, and lots of outdoor music. 

For more summer fun, check out our Summer Activities Guide for Los Angeles Kids, which includes the best beaches in LA, favorite water parks in SoCal, and everywhere you can jump in a lake in Los Angeles.

Places featured in this article:


Crossroads Riverview Park

Orange County Fair & Event Center

Various Beach locations
Annual Lighting of the Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 4:00 PM Pick
LA County Tree Lighting
Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center - 5:00 PM Pick
Let's Learn Circuits Online Camp
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Online MIT App Making Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Artificial Intelligence with Scratch Online Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides