Orange County

List of free summer concerts, movies and plays. All are kid friendly, bring bubbles, frisbies, picnic fare and enjoy.

The Environmental Nature Center where you’ll be able to explore a redwood forest and the Butterfly House. Closed on Sundays. Environmental Nature Center 1601 16th St. Newport Beach, CA 92663 949-645-8489

Nationwide list of restaurants where kids eat free.

Tears of Joy Kids Drawing Contest is a way to display your kids’ artwork for the whole world to see! Scan the artwork and enter it into their “Kid’s Drawing Contest” July 12th through August 15th. Follow the link to see more contests on their website. CONTESTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

San Diego County

La Jolla Concerts By the Sea

Point Loma Free Summer Concert Series

Encinitas Sunday Concerts by the Sea from Sunday, July 10 through Sunday, August 21 2011 from 3pm to 5pm at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. Bring your beach blankets. For more info: (760) 633-2740.

Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green

San Diego Balboa Park Free Concerts

Sand Castle Competition at Imperial Beach.

Urban Trees Sculpture – Stroll along the San Diego waterfront to admire the 30 trees in the Urban Trees sculpture exhibit. See the Maritime museum. Finish off with a ride on the merry-go-round.

Balboa Park Free Museum Tuesday for Residents and Military – Some Balboa Park museums are free on the 1st and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Free admission is on a rotating basis. Check out the Free Tuesday Balboa Park museum schedule.

San Diego Botanical Garden – Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month. Explore the rain forest, bamboo garden, children’s garden and tree house.

Nationwide list of restaurants where kids eat free.

Tears of Joy Kids Drawing Contest is a way to display your kids’ artwork for the whole world to see! Scan the artwork and enter it into their “Kid’s Drawing Contest” July 12th through August 15th. Follow the link to see more contests on their website. CONTESTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

LA County

Nationwide list of restaurants where kids eat free.

Free Summer Concerts

Free Admission Days at Museum in Los Angeles County

Tears of Joy Kids Drawing Contest is a way to display your kids’ artwork for the whole world to see! Scan the artwork and enter it into their “Kid’s Drawing Contest” July 12th through August 15th. Follow the link to see more contests on their website. CONTESTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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If you have an activity for children that takes place in Orange County California or San Diego County California please leave the info in the Comments below and we’ll add it to this post or our San Diego County California Summer Activities post.