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.

Santa Monica Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Waterside, Marina del Rey
4700 Admiralty Way by the Fountain
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Silver Lake Branch Library
2411 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Altadena Libraries including: Main Library
600 E. Mariposa Street
Altadena, CA 91001

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Redondo Pier
100 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park
Northwest Corner of MacArthur Park, near intersection of West 6th St. and South Park View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Various DTLA locations, including Grand Park
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Station Square Amphitheater
1601 South Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East
Hollywood, CA 90068

Beverly Hills Public Library
444 N. Rexford Drive 2nd floor meeting rooms
Beverly Hills, CA

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park
3300 State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Culver City City Hall
9770 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Paseo Colorado
280 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Lake
Los Angeles, CA

Carlson Park
10400 Braddock Drive
Culver City, CA 90232

Chinatown Central Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles , CA 90012

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Camarillo Old Town, Ventura Blvd.
2400 E. Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Sunset Triangle Plaza
1523 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

San Clemente Pier
615 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Marine Stadium
5225 East Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90803

Plaza Park
500 S. C St.
Oxnard, CA 93032
Picnic at the Mission
Mission San Juan Capistrano - 9:00 AM Pick
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
Sawdust Art Festival - 10:00 AM Pick
Taste of Calico
Knott's Berry Farm - 12:00 PM Pick
Marina del Rey WaterBus
various boarding locations, including Burton Chace Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks - 6:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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