Dolphin Dash. Photo by Steve Taylor courtesy of the San Clemente Ocean Festival
Dolphin Dash. Photo by Steve Taylor courtesy of the San Clemente Ocean Festival

Free in July: 30+ Free Things To Do with Kids in Los Angeles this Month

Summer break has a funny way of reminding you how many hours there really are in the day. Without school, kids can turn into restless little monsters, desperate for a little entertainment. If only you could keep the whole family busy for free! Well, it's actually not hard in Los Angeles, a city with a never ending supply of frugal fun. July isn't just for fireworks. We've got music! We've got movies! We've even got slime! Here is a healthy sample of the events happening this July that won’t cost you a thing.

Places featured in this article:


Altadena Libraries including: Main Library

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo

The Original Farmers Market

Various DTLA locations, including Grand Park

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

San Clemente Pier
upcoming events
(Sun Jul 17, 2022 - Mon Jul 18, 2022) San Clemente Ocean Festival
Friday Night Flicks Drive-In at the Roadium
The Roadium Open Air Market - 6:30 PM Pick
Open: Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens
Natural History Museum - various times Pick
Free New Mother Kits
Nickerson Gardens - 8:00 AM
Way To Play Day
Pretend City - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides