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FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEKEND, SEPT 15-17, 2017


Halloween Time Begins at the Disneyland ResortSept 15 through Oct 31

Cant' wait for Halloween to start already? Well, you don't have to. This year, Halloween begins early at Disneyland Resort. You will find spooky touches at every turn. Make a pit stop at the popular Cars Land hot-spot and get revved with Piston Cup star. Celebrate Luigi and Guido’s favorite holiday at the honkin’est dance party in Radiator Screams. Snap pics with Jack, Sally and other boo-tifully costumed Disney Characters, and much much more!


Mexican Independence Day

Sept 16 through Sept 17

10am-10pm

Celebrate Mexican Independence from Spain with popular and traditional entertainment, children's workshop, culture activities, historic displays, artisan exhibits, and more! This event is free and open to all ages.


L.A. County Fair

Sept 1 through Sept 24

More than 70 thrilling rides and 40 fun-filled games, including a new Ferris wheel are featured this year at L.A. County Fair. 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. You can get discounted tickets via Goldstar.

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Festival of Children

Now through Sept 24

Now through September 24th, South Coast Plaza hosts Festival of Children, which features over 100 events, including stage performances and hands-on activities for kids. Some of the highlights are Arts & Learning Conservatory, Arts Musical Theater, Fashion Show, and Lego Activity. This event is free and open to all ages.

The Princess and the Frog
Sept 14 through Sept 20
See the Princes and the Frog on the big screen at El Capitan, and take a photo with TIANA after each screening of the movie! With a modern twist on a classic tale, this animated comedy is set in the great city of New Orleans. Featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.


Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday Sept 16

Thousands of people will amass beaches, rivers, parks, schools and watersheds throughout the state of California this Saturday for Coastal Cleanup Day, the world’s largest volunteer day to protect the ocean. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach your kids to be good members of society! Go to Heal the Bay's website for more information, map of locations, and to register. You'll need to print out the waiver in advance. This event is free and open to ages 4 and over. Cleaning supplies are provided.


Discounted Nights at Aquarium of the Pacific

Now through December 31

This Friday, meet and learn about 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific, one the nation's most popular aquariums. Come face-to-face with and touch the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds and watch Magellanic penguins play. You'll get closer to animals than ever before at the bonnethead shark and cownose ray touchpool, the horseshoe crab touch lab, and tidepool touch lab. Explore the new frog exhibit, Dazzling and Disappearing, featuring two dozen frogs from a range of environments, from lush rainforests to arid deserts. You can choose any weekday during afternoon hours (3:00pm-6:00pm) to visit this world-class aquarium featuring a wide array of hands-on activities, live and video presentations and much more. (Via Goldstar)

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Shark Sunday at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Every Sunday

Feast on a little knowledge while the swell and horn sharks chow down. You can watch and listen to an informative presentation about these often misunderstood animals while the horn and swell sharks cruise around the tank, noses out of the water, mouths open, anticipating the meal to come. Expect a splash of seawater if you’re close enough to the exhibit. Everyone is invited to make a fun shark craft to take home.


Kidical Mass - Talk Like a Pirate Massive ride

Clover Park in Santa Monica

Sept 15 from 9am-12pm

Take your bikes out and ride with other families this weekend. The Kidical Mass rides are to help families feel develop comfort riding in the city. This ride is on International Talk Like a Pirate Day and is also part of the 3rd annual Worldwide Family Bike Ride, an attempt at biggest global family bike ride ever. This event is free and open to ages 3 and over. RSVP here to ride with other families and meet in the Park at 25th and Oak.



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