FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEKEND, OCT 20-22, 2017


There are so many amazing experiences that you wouldn't want to miss this weekend. From fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and halloween events, to breathtaking cinematic shadow play at Wallis Annenberg Center of Art, and an ArtShow in Beverly Hills, there is something to do for everyone in this beautiful city.


Shawn's Pumpkin Patch

6815 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Oct 20th - 31st

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Hunting for that perfect, long stem, “chubby face” pumpkin? At Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch, you can find lots of straw bales, corn stalks, mountains of pumpkins, gourds, and more. You are sure to feel the “country” feeling. Activities for kids include bounce houses, ponies, petting zoo, a ball house, train rides, obstacle courses, a straw maze, giant slides, kiddie rides, and face painting. Shawn's Pumpkin Patch is also located at 3443 S Sepulveda Blvd,Los Angeles, CA 90034. Admission is free at both locations. You only pay for activities.


Boo at the LA Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Oct 20th-Oct 31st

10:00am - 4:00pm

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment, including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more on the weekends. Costumes are encouraged.

Cost: Adult $21.00, Senior $18.00, Child $16.00 (No ticket required for children under 2).


Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Art

9390 N Santa Monica Blvd,

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Oct 20th-Oct 29th

2pm & 7:30pm

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. Inspired by the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), the action-packed tale follows star-crossed lovers Zaul and Rudabeh who triumph at the end against all odds. Hamid Rahmanian’s graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” on a cinema-size screen. Use promo code FEATHERS for 20% savings on your tickets.


Fairburn's Annual Fall Festival

1403 Fairburn Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Oct 21st

12pm-4:30pm

Fairburn Elementary School is celebrating its Annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival on October 21st, and everyone is invited to join for this wonderful event. Activities include inflatables, velcro wall, zorb balls course, bouncy houses, boot camp obstacle course, video game truck, face painting, and fall crafts. There will be lots of delicious food to purchase. This event is open to public. Tickets are available at the gate for $5 per person, and $1 per activity. Children under 3 get in for free.

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The Great Pumpkin Hunt at South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Oct 20th-Nov 1st

9:00am - 5:00pm

After a sneaky squirrel and ravenous rabbit ate last year’s prized pumpkin, the birds of South Coast Botanic Garden (ravens, owls, hummingbirds and hawks) have teamed up to save this year’s patch. They’ve secreted the pumpkins away to a clandestine location. Can you help find the missing pumpkin patch? Armed with your birdwatcher’s map, travel through the grounds of South Coast Botanic Garden in search of the hidden abodes of our feathered friends and collect the clues left in their bird houses. The clues will lead you to the South Coast Botanic Garden Pumpkin Patch. The hunt will be family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails. Put on your tennis shoes and dust off the strollers for an afternoon of fresh air and energy burning excursion!


Au Fudge x Mr. Bones

8850 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232,

Oct 21st-22nd 10:00am - 6:00pm

Au Fudge is throwing a weekend party at Platform's Mr. Bone's Boo-tique pumpkin patch! Activities include face painters, petting zoo, crafts, and more... and did we mention waffles, and a wine bar for the parents? Gather your family and get ready for a spooktacular time at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch this weekend. The admission is $10 per person.


Absolutely Halloween at Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Oct 21st-Oct 22nd

12:30 & 2:00 pm

This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy,” a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar, from a delightful array of colorful characters who take her on a magical All Hallows’ Eve adventure, enlists the audience’s aid to help save Halloween for one more year.


Creepy Crawly Hallow's Eve at Star Eco Station

Star Eco Station

10101 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Oct 22nd

10am-3pm

Dawn your creepiest costume for a creepy bug-filled adventure. Venture into Star Eco Station's Trick-Or-Treat Village filled with unique Halloween fun. It's a fairytale gone green with an environmental and entomology twist! Kids can meet some cartoon characters, enter costume contests, and try the fear factor edible insect challenge - if they dare!


The Los Angeles Italian Festival

10901 Victory Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91606

Oct 22nd

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If you are looking for something different to do this weekend, you got to stop by the Los Angeles Italian Festival this Sunday. Enjoy wonderful Italian food, music, comedy, games, bocce ball and entertainment all day long on two stages, hosted by the one and only Celebrity Chef Eva and special guest Master of Ceremonies Mark DeCarlo! Visit the Kid's Corner for face painting, balloon animals and lots of activities. Visit the Crooners Lounge for the sounds of Frank and Dino, and get to the main stage for the best show in town. And get into the great gravy/sauce cooking competition, a head-to-head cook-off that decides if that magical concoction that you pour over your pasta on Sunday is called “Gravy” or “Sauce”! It’s going to be a day filled with Family Fun... Italian Style!


Beverly Hills ArtShow

Beverly Gardens Park

9439 Santa Monica Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Oct 21st-22nd

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Sunday, the Beverly Hills Art Show brings a wide spectrum of art from over 250 artists to Beverly Gardens Park. And it happens that we know one of the very talented artists, Mr. Lavi, at Lavi Wood Sculpting. This two-day outdoor event spans four blocks along Santa Monica Boulevard and provides a fun, cultural experience for everyone to enjoy. Activities, food, beer and wine gardens, and a lot of art for purchase make this a must go-to event. Make sure to stop by booth 263 on the 200 block between Beverly Blvd., and Cannon Dr. and check out Mr. Lavi's amazing art sculptures, and say we said hello!

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