The Love Long Beach Festival spreads the magic of Long Beach. Photo courtesy of the festival
The Love Long Beach Festival spreads the magic of Long Beach. Photo courtesy of the festival

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Sandcastles, Dragon Boats, Crawfish, and Salsa

It's that time of year again. We're just happily going about our middle of summer business, doing sandy things and beachy things (long beachy things). We're going into the water (but don't go into the water!) And have you checked the temps? It's kinda warm—that's a sure sign of summer. And yet...

And yet. Another quick check of the calendar tells us that we are at the end of July. The end. Which may have been midsummer once upon a time ago, but is a mere few weeks before the start of—what now?—the 19/20 school year. Back to school, you say?

And yet. If summer is coming to a close, why is there so much of it still going on? Why is there so much of it yet to begin? Why are we having the summertime time of our lives??? Perhaps there's still some summer in us yet!

Keep reading for our most summery picks yet!


Marine Stadium
5225 East Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90803

Shoreline Aquatic Park
200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Plaza Park
500 S. C St.
Oxnard, CA 93032

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Rainbow Lagoon
400 - 403 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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

Old Town Music Hall
140 Richmond Street
El Segundo, CA

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

Paley Center for Media
465 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA

Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068

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

Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630

Eagle Rock Public Library
5027 Caspar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Reed Park, just north of Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Rotating Locations: Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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

Rancho Simi Community Park
1765 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

North Hollywood Park
11430 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

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

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Various Parks in Torrance, including McMaster Park
3624 Artesia Boulevard
Torrance, CA

Old Pasadena - Multiple Locations, including One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

East L.A. Family Resource Center
4801 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

Miracle Mile Toy Hall
5464 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Angel Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA

Participating Theaters, such as Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Downtown Santa Ana Historic District
N. Spurgeon and 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr.
Irvine, CA

Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Mike Ward Community Park - Woodbridge
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604

Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA

La Cañada Memorial Park
1301 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main St
Santa Ana , CA 92706

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274