Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. Photo courtesy of Leimert Park Artwalk
Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. Photo courtesy of Leimert Park Artwalk

Free in June: 27 Things To Do that Don't Cost a Thing

For kids, nothing beats summer break. For us parents, of course, it can be a lot of pressure. How do you keep the calendar full without paying for camp every day? Start with our list of free stuff to do in June; there's a litany of fun ideas on a budget; from pirate festivals and surfing to kite festivals and fireworks, there's no excuse for June Gloom!


Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

Bay Street Beach
near Bay Street and Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Pasadena City Hall
100 Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Heisler Park Amphitheater
off of Cliff Drive and Jasmine Street
Laguna Beach, CA

Balboa Yacht Club
1600 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Point Fermin Lighthouse
807 W Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA 90731

El Molino Ave. and Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

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

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Paseo Colorado
280 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Thousand Oaks Community Center
2525 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA

Santa Monica Beach
200 Santa Monica Pier A (just north of the Pier)
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Via Rodeo
200 Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Pershing Square
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

Fullerton Municipal Airport
4011 W. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, 92833

James R. Armstrong Theatre
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503

Main Street Santa Monica - multiple locations
( e.g. Edgemar Courtyard, 2427 Main)
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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

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

San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Cente
12953 Branford Street
Pacoima, CA 91331

Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard Corsair Field
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Leimert Park
4343 Leimert Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008