There’s plenty of ‘family-friendly fun’ in Lakewood

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Lakewood’s long-standing commitment to family fun continues through July. “Finally It’s Friday,” “FUN-Tastic Family Night” and “Family Night Swim” events offer free or affordably priced evenings from July 7 through July 28.

Registration is required for most events. Sign up at www.lakewoodcity.org/ecatalog or call 562-866-9771, extension 2408.

  • July 7 – Itty Bitty Beach Party at Mayfair and McCormick Pools, for ages 6 months to 6 years, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $3 per person, adult ID and proof of Lakewood residency required. Parents must accompany children.
  • July 7 – Lakewood’s Summer Fair at San Martin Park from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This free event is recommended for children ages 8-13. No registration required.
  • July 14 – Teen Scene at Mayfair and McCormick Pools from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $3 per person, adult ID and proof of Lakewood residency required. Teens ages 12-17, come enjoy the pool with your friends. Pool staff will play an assortment of popular music.
  • July 14 – Shakespeare by the Sea featuring “The Taming of the Shrew” from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Monte Verde Park. Free. No registration required.
  • July 15 – Save a Life Event at Mayfair Pool from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This free two-hour event is designed to emphasize safety around water for children and parents. All ages are encouraged to attend. Free 30-minute swim lessons are scheduled for 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. Visit www.lakewoodcity.org/ecatalog to register for these lessons.
  • July 21 – FUN-Tastic Family Night featuring Wild Wonders animal show at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $8 per person includes dinner and show ($5 for children 3-1, children under 1 are free). Advance registration is required.
  • July 21 – Sundae Fun Day at Mayfair and McCormick Pools from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $3 per person, adult ID and proof of Lakewood residency required. Free sundaes to the first 100 swimmers.
  • July 28 – Family Game Night at the Lakewood Youth Center from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free. Pre-registration is required.
  • July 28 – Float with Friends at Mayfair and McCormick Pools from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $3 per person, adult ID and proof of Lakewood residency required.