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Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles and Orange County this May

May has arrived!

The Jacaranda tress are blooming, the beaches and parks are full of life and the countdown to summer has officially begun!

May brings family friendly events celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage month, Mother’s day, and the return of movies in the park!  With the warmer and longer days, this month is a wondrous time for families to get out and have some fun!

Check out the list below to find our favorite things to do with kids in Los Angeles and Orange County happening this May.

20 Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles May 2022

  1. 5/1-7/31 Immerse yourself in a world of tropical butterflies at the South Coast Botanical Gardens
  2. 5/1-5/22 Step back in time and be wildly entertained at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire
  3. 5/4 The Santa Monica Kids Club host Twinkletime a magical musical hour for kids
  4. 5/6 Spend a day exploring the Kidspace Children’s Museum at their Free First Fridays
  5. 5/7 Kids and get hands on with vehicles of all sizes at Long Beach’s Touch a Truck
  6. 5/7 The Brentwood Country Mart is hosting Pick a Posy for Mom scavenger hunt
  7. 5/7 Celebrate Kibō Nobori, Japanese Children’s Festival with family fun activities
  8. 5/7 Learn more about AAPI heritage and causes at the Block the Hate Community Rally
  9. 5/8 Celebrate a special Mother’s Day Brunch at the Aquarium of the Pacific
  10. 5/14 Clap, dance and move along to TaikoProject an interactive family friendly concert
  11. 5/15 Tune into the Griffith Park Observatory to watch their Total Lunar Eclipse Broadcast
  12. 5/18 Get creative at Rancho Los Alamitos Cool Crafts Roundup
  13. 5/21 Join the 2nd Annual Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival
  14. 5/21 Enjoy an afternoon of New Orleans style Jazz music and swing dancing at Ivy Station
  15. 5/21 The National Park Service hosts: Asian American& Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Day
  16. 5/21 Enjoy a fun night of inclusivity as The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts Pride Night
  17. 5/22 Come out for a day of fun at Subaru’s 7th Annual Great Big Family Play Day
  18. 5/22 Celebrate AAPI Heritage at the Pan-Asian Pacific Arts and Cultural Festival
  19. 5/27-5/30 Explore all the family friendly activities at Los Angeles Fleet Week
  20. 5/28 Get up close and personal with Friendly Frogs and Cheerful Bugs

20 Things to Do with Kids in Orange County May 2022

  1. 5/5 The city of Tustin celebrates Cinco De Mayo with games and activities in the park
  2. 5/6 Spend an evening out as the 626 Night Market comes to the OC Fair Grounds
  3. 5/7 The Orange May Parade returns to the Historic Olde Town area of Orange
  4. 5/7 Join the Tustin Library for Comic Orange 2022 to promote literacy and OC libraries
  5. 5/8 Join the Bower’s Museum for a family day at the International Mother’s Day Festival 
  6. 5/13 Celebrate Asian American Pacific Island Heritage Month with Pretend City
  7. 5/13 Have a picnic and watch Raya and the Last Dragon outside in the park
  8. 5/13-5/14 The OC Zoo will celebrate the opening of their new Large Animal Exhibit
  9. 5/13-5/22 Spend an afternoon enchanted by acrobats as Circus Vargas returns to OC
  10. 5/14 The Great Park is transformed for a Mad Hatter Tea Party and viewing of Alice in Wonderland
  11. 5/14-5/15 Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Cenicienta, a retelling of Cinderella
  12. 5/20 Enjoy a movie under the stars as the Bower’s presents Disney’s The Princess Diaries
  13. 5/20-5/22 Enjoy a taste of New Orleans at Fountain Valley’s Crawfish Festival
  14. 5/21 Get creative with arts and crafts at the 30th Annual Anaheim Children’s Festival
  15. 5/21 Be dazzled by Olympic Gold Medalists at Stars on Ice at the Honda Center
  16. 5/21 Sing along to Encanto at the city of Yorba Linda’s movie in the park night
  17. 5/26-29 May the force be with you at Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center
  18. 5/27 Get Prehistoric at Pretend City when Dinos in the City opens for the summer
  19. 5/27 Spend an evening under the stars at Family Astronomy Night in Laguna Niguel
  20. 5/27 Spend a fun filled afternoon at the 62nd Strawberry Festival in Garden Grove


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