Summer is officially over with Labor Day weekend, but there's no need to cry. The nice LA weather isn't going anywhere just yet. Catch some of the city's best outdoor activities this last weekend of summer with your family with these fun festivals, street fairs, and events.
1101 W. McKinley Avenue Pomona, CA 91768
September 1 through 24, 2017
Eat, shop, rock out, laugh, learn, ride, win, smile, and make memories with your kids at the Los Angeles County Fair this Labor's Day weekend. More than 70 thrilling rides and 40 fun-filled games, including a new Ferris wheel are featured this year. Step inside the Dragon's Castle and experience the world of fantasy and imagination. Lace up those skates and take a whirl around the rink at The Igloo. Get an up-close look at the cutest goats, chickens, pigs and cows, and miniature animals. And we dare you to learn a thing or two about agriculture in the urban organic farm, which features 150 California specialty crops. Don’t miss the monkey business going on with Mojo, the Fair’s resident Capuchin monkey, and her animal friends. Not only, you get a close-up look at exotic animals but you will also learn about their native habitats. Other popular attractions include Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus, Jurassic Planet, Horse Racing, Garden Railroad, America's kids, and much more. For more information about attractions or to download an attraction Catalog, click here. Buy your tickets in advance and save big at the fair. Check the Fair's Website for hours. Labor Day Weekend hours are extended, and the fair will be open on Labor's Day Monday.
Hermosa Avenue & Pier Avenue,
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
September 2 through 4, 2017
Fiesta Hermosa takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Labor's Day weekend. Families have plenty of activities to keep the kids happy at Fiesta Hermosa. The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides and games for kids from 3 years old and up. Pony rides, a Petting Zoo, and face-painters are sure to delight the little ones. Parents can find solace in their very own tranquil zone at the Fiesta Siesta. Fiesta Siesta is a staffed, secure kids zone, where diapers can be changed, babies can be nursed, water can be found, and parents can freshen up and just relax. You can choose from a wide selection of cuisine in the food court, which also boasts a new clean uniform look to vendors and general seating area. Free shuttle bus service runs from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily from the Northrop Grumman parking lot located at the southwest corner of Aviation Boulevard and 33rd Street (one block north of Marine Avenue) in Manhattan Beach.
Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center
100 Swinford Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
September 1 through 4, 2017
Free public ship tours are one of the most popular attractions at the annual four-day Labor Day weekend event on the LA Waterfront. LA Fleet Week features guided ship tours (reservations are highly suggested), ship-viewing tours, military exhibits, aerial demonstrations, live music, entertainment, educational programs, food, and fireworks. Los Lobos, Quiet Riot, and Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil Take the Stage; Beefed Up Monday Schedule Includes Bridge Race & Breakfast,'Galley Wars' BBQ Competition, and Evening Concert Line-up.
5380 University Drive Irvine, CA 92612
September 2 & 3, 2017
10:00 am 3:00 pm
All the best foods and fun from the summer rolled into one happy Fair at Tanaka Farm. There are lots of fun things for the kids this weekend at Tanaka Farm such as face painting, crafts, games, ATV rides, and big diggers. Enjoy a mini Petting Zoo on Saturday 9/2 from 11:00 to 1:00. Admission is free on both days. The BBQ Shack is serving up Tri-tip sliders, bacon-wrapped hot links, farm salad creations, strawberry lemonades, and lots more.
23789 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265
September 1st - September 4th 2017
The 36th Annual Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-off & Carnival will be another great idea to have a great deal of fun with your family. Ride the Ferris wheel, listen to local musicians, and eat lots of chili. There is also a chili contest on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm. General admission is $10 per day and toddlers and younger get in for free. Parking is available across the street on Civic Center Way at the La Paz Property. Hours: Friday: 6pm -10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am -10pm; Monday: 11am - 6pm.
Old Town Orange Plaza
Chapman Avenue & Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
September 1 through 3, 2017
Inspired by the Street Fair of 1910, Orange International Street Festival, has become an annual tradition during Labor Day weekend, and with 15 ethnic streets, there's something to please every taste. There is a Children's Street with crafts and games, which is located on North Orange St. at East Chapman Ave. Live entertainment is featured on nine stages, including a Children's stage, and Handmade Arts and Crafts section features local artists and their crafts. Be prepared to walk several blocks to get into the event. There are several free public parking lots in the surrounding area. This event is free and open to all ages.
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
September 1 through 24, 2017
This labor's day weekend, and throughout the month of September, South Coast Plaza hosts Festival of Children, which features over 100 events, including stage performances and hands-on activities for kids. On Saturday, the Opening Ceremonies features Kodi Lee and The Hi-Tops. Some of the highlights are Arts & Learning Conservatory, Arts Musical Theater, Back-to-School Fashion Show, and Lego Activity. See the full schedule here. This event is free and open to all ages.
480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
September 2 & 4, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kidspace Museum welcomes autumn and the harvest season during their annual Farmer Days this Saturday and Monday! Create harmonicas with your kids, get down with the barnyard boogie, and explore worms to see how they help our food grow. You will also have the chance to meet some cute farmyard friends.
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