Events

  • Star Wars Awakens at the Disneyland Resort

    Exciting Star Wars experiences in Disneyland Park celebrate the Star Wars film saga. Among the elements in this galaxy are Star Wars Launch Bay, an interactive space where guests may encounter Star Wars characters and discover authentic replicas of film props; “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi,” a cinematic overview of the Star Wars saga; a new adventure in Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, and the reimagined attraction, Hyperspace Mountain. Don’t miss “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” with Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.

  • The LEGO® Movie™ 4D - A New Adventure

    Emmet and Wyldstyle from The LEGO® Movie™ are on a journey at LEGOLAND® California Resort in the new “The LEGO Movie™ 4D A New Adventure”. Written exclusively for LEGOLAND Parks, some of the original voices from “The LEGO Movie,” Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny must band together to face an evil plot created by Risky Business, a new villain. Using 4D elements, guests are invited to use their Master Builder skills to help save the heroes. 4D film is included with regular Park admission: Kids 3-12 $87; Adults $93. www.LEGOLAND.com.

  • January 28 – May 14

    Very Eric Carle
    Step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books at Discovery Cube Orange County. Tumble in the grass. Weave a web. Find a friend. Become a butterfly. Eric Carle’s classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament to the author’s love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of friendship creativity, and the power of imagination. www.discoverycubeoc.org

  • January 28 – April 23

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    At Discovery Cube LA experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training – Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes and obstacles. Now you can join the pizza-eating, crime-fighting “Heroes in a Half Shell” to hone your own ninja skills and problem solving intellect while learning the secrets of the sewer! www.discoverycubela.org

  • April 1 – 23

    Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
    Join Knott’s as it celebrates the flavorful berry that started it all, the boysenberry, during the much anticipated Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. The food festival features over 70 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, including boysenberry pizza made with arugula and goat cheese, freshly-baked boysenberry fry bread, lip-smacking corn on the cob with boysenberry butter and mayo, and much more. There’s also foot-stompin’ entertainment, Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, featuring boysenberry and wine, and family fun everyone will love. Enjoy live music throughout the park, a nighttime dance party, and the brand new Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree at the Calico Mine Stage. Calico Park in Ghost Town is home to a good ol’ fashion hootenanny with pie eating contests, line dancing and country fair festivities with the local Ghost Town townsfolk. The limited-time festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm. www.knotts.com

  • April

    Shen Yun 2017
    4/5-9, Costa Mesa, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
    4/14-16, Hollywood, Dolby Theater
    4/21-23, Long Beach, Terrace Theater
    4/28-29, Downtown LA, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    Experience the arts connecting heaven and earth! A land of heroes and sages, dragons and phoenixes, emperors and immortals, full of magic and splendor, all existing in harmony with Heaven. Known today as China, this place was once called “the Land of the Divine.” Travel back and visit this lost paradise as Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this missing civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Banned in communist China today, the non-profit Shen Yun is dedicated to reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired civilization. See for yourself why Shen Yun is leaving millions around the world in awe. www.shenyun.com/LA

  • April 7 – 9

    Long Beach Grand Prix
    The 43rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach runs Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9. The Official Grand Prix race starts at 1:30pm on Sunday. Qualifying races will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit the Indy Car All Driver Autograph Session on Friday afternoon at 4 pm. Don’t miss the Saturday night Rock-N-Roar Concert: Kings of Chaos, starring Billy Idol, Billy Gibbons & Chester Bennington at 6:00pm on the Concert Stage. Complete schedule and information at www.gplb.com.

  • April 3

    In Conversation - Yanni and his Piano
    Celebrated composer and innovative artist, Yanni, is breaking barriers with an unscripted forum at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Yanni is welcomed back for a special appearance during An Evening In Conversation With Yanni and his Piano. One of the most celebrated composers and multi-gold and platinum-selling artists of our time, he will provide fans with the unprecedented opportunity to talk with him directly. For decades, Yanni has thrilled audiences worldwide with his dynamic live performances. Now, for the first time, he steps off the concert stage to give his fans the chance to interact with him on a more intimate and personal level. www.scfta.org

  • April 21 & 22

    Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
    For two nights only at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Taj Express will explode with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have entertained billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music. www.scfta.org

  • April 22 & 23

    Earth Day Celebration
    Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s seventeenth annual Earth Day Celebration. A weekend of family fun awaits to celebrate Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations, and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. The Aquarium will also debut new climate change programming and exhibits during Earth Day weekend. Bring an item of eWaste for recycling and receive a $10 off adult discount coupon to the festival. www.aquariumofpacific.org

  • April 29 & 30

    Mission Federal ArtWalk
    San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event returns to Little Italy to celebrate its 33rd year. The 17-block wide event, themed “Vivid Expression,” features over 350 local, national and international artists coming together for a free festival filled with art, live entertainment, food, drinks, and more. New this year is the live mural work of famous New York muralists Mario Torero and Maxx Moses. Enjoy live musical performances on multiple stages, interactive art activities for kids and those kids at heart, street food and other special attractions. www.artwalksandiego.org

  • April 29 & 30

    Urban Ocean Festival
    Explore and celebrate SoCal’s coast at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Urban Ocean Festival. See art exhibitions, a fashion show and contest for designs using recycled materials, film contest, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities. Urban Ocean boat cruises exploring the local coast and port complex will be available during the weekend at an additional cost. www.aquariumofpacific.org

  • May 6

    Little Explorers at Descanso Gardens
    Discover Descanso Gardens in LaCanada-Flintridge (15 minutes north of Los Angeles) from the ground up with your youngsters, ages two to five. Join your Little Explorers from 10:30-11:30am as they use their senses to learn about the natural world through hands-on activities and crafts. Free with admission, no registration required. www.descansogardens.org

  • May 11 – 14

    Gator by the San Diego Bay
    If you’re looking for a fun travel/destination event, you won’t want to miss the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. Gator by the Bay features four days of live music, with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, and non-stop dancing and family fun at San Diego’s Spanish Landing Park. This all-in-one event brings Louisiana’s rich and diverse culture right to the beautiful San Diego Bay, showcasing its eclectic melting pot of history, food, music, dance and more. www.gatorbythebay.com

  • May 14

    Mother’s Day Brunch at Descanso Gardens
    Make your mom feel extra special at a family friendly brunch the whole family can enjoy! Surrounded by the beautiful, in full bloom Descanso Gardens, celebrate Mother’s Day with a buffet brunch at 9am, 11:30am, or 2:00pm. Tickets are $75 for adults, $30 for kids. Under three free. www.descansoorders.com

  • Summer 2017

    Located next to the TCL Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds Hollywood is where you can take center stage with your favorite stars! Visit www.madametussauds.com/Hollywood.

  • Opening May 26

    FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing
    Discover the dazzling diversity of frogs and their amphibian relatives at the Aquarium of the Pacific starting on May 26 through March 31, 2018. More than two dozen animals in thematic displays, educational graphics, and interactive exhibits will highlight the beauty of and threats to these remarkable animals. The exhibit will trace the history of amphibians, their life cycles, the different environments they live in from deserts to rainforests, the diversity of species, and their surprisingly uncertain future. www.aquariumofpacific.org
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  • June 14

    San Diego’s Taste of Little Italy
    Get ready for the foodie event of the summer when neighborhood restaurants open their doors for the 9th Annual Taste of Little Italy, from 5:00-9:00pm. Stroll the sidewalks of Little Italy, enjoy live music on street corners, and taste bites from dozens of popular local restaurants. One of San Diego’s top culinary hubs, this event sells out every year. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure the opportunity to taste the over 20 participating restaurants, including Bencotto, Ironside Fish and Oyster, Herb & Eatery, Prepkitchen, Ballast Point and more. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. www.tasteoflittleitalysd.com

  • June 18

    Father’s Day BBQ
    Celebrate Father's Day with the entire family at the Aquarium of the Pacific's annual picnic. Enjoy lunch from Premier, and delight in the underwater sea life of the Aquarium. Pet sharks and rays with dad, and discover cool ocean dads like seahorses and sea dragons.
    www.aquariumofpacific.org

  • Opening this Summer at SeaWorld

    SeaWorld San Diego is excited to announce the opening of three brand new attractions this summer. Additional information as it becomes available can be found at www.seaworldsandiego.com.

  • Opening this Summer

    Ocean Explorer at SeaWorld San Diego
    The launch of Ocean Explorer™ will create an expedition of wonder across the seven seas as this extraordinary new attraction combines multiple aquariums, exciting rides and digital technologies. On the attraction’s signature ride, Submarine Quest, guests will be adventurers on a global expedition of scientific exploration, travelling aboard submarines to see Ocean Explorer’s remarkable undersea animals. The heart and destination of Ocean Explorer will be a series of undersea research bases housing specially-designed aquariums and interactive displays that showcase unique and elusive ocean animals like giant octopuses and dozens of moray eels, as well as Japanese spider crabs and spiny king crabs. The Ocean Explorer realm will feature five new family-friendly rides in total, including an exhilarating wave swing ride where guests will fly through thousands of real bubbles in chairs suspended from the tentacles of a giant jelly.

  • Coming this Summer

    Orca Encounter
    Also debuting this summer is the inspiring Orca Encounter™. Based on killer whale behavior in the wild—how they move, hunt and navigate, what they eat, and even how they communicate—this new encounter will be a live documentary-style presentation helping park guests gain a deeper appreciation and respect for the orcas, and empowering them to preserve the future of these majestic animals. Each presentation or encounter will underscore the vital connection we all share as protectors of the planet and how we each play a key role in the future health and vitality of the wildlife and wild places.

  • Coming this Summer

    Electric Ocean
    As the sun sets each day this summer, Electric Ocean™ will light up SeaWorld with an ocean of brilliance and vibrant energy that will transform the park into an underwater world of colorful luminescence. This new, nighttime summer spectacular will immerse guests in a glowing sea of wonder with bioluminescent-like lighting, a dance club and pathway entertainment, beginning June 17 and running on select dates through September 4. Updates and more information on these three new attractions can be found at www.seaworldsandiego.com