Children's and Family Festival Series Around Los Angeles 2017

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Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl

Summer Sounds is a music festival for children ages 3-11 at the historic Hollywood Bowl featuring daily concerts designed for kids and an outdoor fine arts studio. Concerts feature music from different parts of the world depending on the week. Shows often sell out in advance so book early.
When: Daily early July through mid-August, 10 am and 11:15 am
Where: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N.

Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost: Performance and workshop $16 ages 2 and up; Discount for multiple workshops.

Family Fundays and Kids Koncerts at Theatricum Botanicum

Top children's musicians, entertainers and interactive theater in the outdoor terraced amphitheatre at Theatricum Botanicum in the Topanga Woods in Topanga Canyon. It's bench seating, so you might want to bring cushions.
When: Sundays in July and August
Where: The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga CA 90290
Cost: varies
Info: (310) 455-3723,

Saturday Mornings at the Ford

The Ford Amphitheatre presents Big! World! Fun! family shows in an outdoor amphitheatre. Food and beverages available for purchase.
When: Sunday mornings, mid-July through August
Where: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood
Cost: $5 for Adults, FREE for kids; reservations required.

Parking: $1
Info: 323-461-3673,
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Children's Performance Series at Madrid theatre

An intimate educational setting for children ages 6-9, consisting of a performance, a brief history lesson on the musical and cultural style being presented, followed by a question-and-answer session with the performers.

Tickets are free, but advance reservations required.
When: Monday mornings, June - August 10:00 am – 11:00 am 
Where: Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way., Canoga Park
Cost: FREE
Info: 818-347-9938,

Family Concerts at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

The Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena hosts Children's Music artists and other family entertainers on Thursday evenings in July and August. Most of their other summer concerts are also family-friendly.
When: Thursday in July and August, 7 pm
Where: Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St. Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost: Free admission
Parking: The closest parking garage is located on Raymond Ave., across the street from the band shell. Also, there are 300 metered spaces on Raymond Ave.
Metro: Gold Line to Memorial Park

Family Concerts at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park

The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles hosts children's music artists a on Sunday evenings from late June through August. 
When: Sundays, late June through  August, 6:30 pm
Where: Levitt Pavilion, northwest corner of MacArthur Park, near the intersection of W. 6th Street and S. Park View Street, 90057
Cost: Free
Parking: Street parking.

There is a pay lot 611 S. Carondelet Street, located between W. 6th Street & Wilshire Blvd.
Metro: Red or Purple Line to Westlake/MacArthur Park Station

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty Center

The Getty Center in Brentwood brings top children's performers from around the country to their garden on some weekends in August. They also have periodic family festivals in the courtyard.
When: Some Saturdays and Sundays in August
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, CA
Cost: Free admission
Parking: $15

Annual Long Beach Sea Festival

Dozens of activities are scheduled in July and August at beach areas throughout Long Beach, including the Chinese Dragon Boat Race and the Great Sand Sculpture event. There are aquatics-oriented events for the entire family!

When: Mid-July through mid-September, various times (2017 TBD)
Where: Beaches and pools in the Long Beach area
Cost: FREE
Sponsor: City of Long Beach Department of Parks Recreation and Marine
Info: 562-570-8920,, Shedule

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