Free in Your City: Weekend events roundup

While the first official weekend of the summer calls for hours spent lounging on the beach, don't forget to check out these fun, free events in your area!

Los Angeles
  • Riviera Villa Summer Festival - This event features an international food court, over 200 booths and carnival rides the whole family will love; Redondo Beach; June 28 & 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • 1st Annual Lake Balboa Movie Madness - Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and have a memorable summer night with a movie in the park; Lake Balboa, June 27, 8 p.m.
  • Kids Club: The Science of Flavor – Explore the world of flavor with Chef Ernie Miller! Don't be fooled, this class will be as delicious as it is educational; Pasadena, June 27, 11 a.m.
  • 9th Annual PrideFest – Enjoy a fun afternoon at one of the largest pride festivals in the nation; Seattle Center, June 28
  • "Soul Sandhya" Performance - Join the Soul Sandhya, a group of performers who bring divine music to their local communities, for an evening of peaceful meditation; Bellevue, July 27, 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.
  • 30th Annual EQC Taste of Tacoma – This outdoor, family-friendly event will feature food from over 30 restaurants, entertainment and fun carnival games and rides for youngsters; Tacoma, July 26, 27 & 28

San Francisco
New York City
  • Central Park Family Picnic - Enjoy live music, lawn games, fishing, and park exploration activities for the whole family; Central Park, June 27, 12 p.m.- 3 p.m.
  • 22nd Annual PrideFest - The annual street fair combines vendors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality; Locations vary, June 28, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • 4th Annual Summerfest - This incredible family-friendly event includes music, games and prizes your kids will be sure to love; Bronx, June 27, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

  • "Lost & Found" – A thought provoking play that examines the pros and cons of hyperconnectivity in the modern world; Wicker Park, June 27, 7:30 p.m
  • Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest – This celebration is for meat-lovers everywhere! With live music and kid-friendly activities, this is definitely an event you won't want to miss; Downtown Chicago, June 27 & 28, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pride Parade - Make sure to claim your spot along the parade route early! Bar and restaurant celebrations follow the parade and continue throughout the night; Downtown, July 28, 12 p.m.

  • Pride In London Parade – This colorful, lively celebration is the only annual event to close London's iconic Oxford Street; Oxford Street, June 27, 1 p.m.
  • Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre – Bring your friends and family for a fun afternoon filled with dancing, storytelling and of course, delicious food; Charterhouse Square, June 27, 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios – Hackney Wick artists are coming to celebrate the artist and creative community in the area. This open studio might be the last one for a while, so don't miss out; Hackney Wick, June 27 & 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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