There is always so many things to do with kids in and around Los Angeles. Activities to do with kids this weekend vary from Lunar New Year Celebrations to Scots Festival, Ooey Gooey time, free concerts, president's day celebrations, and more. Keep reading and find out what else is happening this weekend in Los Angeles!!

The Vortex

2341 East Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Feb 17th at 2pm

The Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles returns to The Vortex in DTLA with chocolate fondue. Indulge yourself in some of LA's finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for everybody including live body painting, vendors, live music, face painting, and free chocolate!

2018 Lunar New Year Celebration

Hsi Lai Temple

3456 Glenmark Dr.

Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Feb 16th 5am-8pm

Celebrate the Year of The Dog during a Lunar New Year Celebration at Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. The temple will host Chinese traditional cultural performances and the grounds will be decorated with dog decorations.

The Museum of Failure

A+D Museum

6032 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, California 90036

Feb 16th 2pm-8pm

For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there's a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them -- and the pop-up exhibition known as The Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. [DISCOUNTED via Goldstar]

The 119th Golden Dragon Parade

Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Feb 17th

12 pm - 8 pm  

The 119th Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival returns to Los Angeles’ Chinatown with floats, marching bands, entertainers, a culinary stage, artisans & much more. [FREE]

Lunar New Year Celebration

Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica, 90401

February 17

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy Asian-themed stilt walkers, traditional Korean fan dancers, a Chinese music duo, a Chinese dough artist, balloon twister, Chinese dragon dance and The Voice's Katherine Ho as emcee. Don't miss out on our gong and Wishing Trees on February 17 from 2pm-6pm.

Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival

Queen Mary Events Park

1126 Queens Hwy

Long Beach, CA 90802

Feb 17th-Feb 18th

Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXV returns February 17-18 to celebrate 25 years of the annual event with an array of authentic Scottish activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, drinks and cuisine. [DISCOUNTED via Goldstar]


Ooey Gooey Weekend Kidspace Children’s Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Feb 17th - 19th

10:30am-4:30 pm

Explore the ooey, gooey side of Kidspace in a weekend devoted to sensory play!

Create craft dough poop sculptures and learn how scat helps identify what animals eat. Get messy at the oobleck station. Learn about notable finger painting artists and make a slimy masterpiece of your own.  Admission is $14 (free for children under 1).

Getty Center's 20th Anniversary

The Getty Museum

1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Feb 17th at 7 pm

Feb 18th at 4 pm

The J. Paul Getty Museum will host a handful of free events to celebrate the Getty Center’s 20th anniversary. This Saturday and Sunday will host Afro-Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella with two performances featuring Latin jazz standards and Aguabella’s original compositions.  [FREE]

Long Beach Mardi Gras

401-435 Shoreline Village Drive

Long Beach, California 90802

Feb 17th  


Long Beach Mardi Gras takes over Shoreline Village with a full day of music, dance, parades, and more. The party is free to attend and guests are encouraged to dress up. [FREE]

Celebrate President’s Day Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble.

Irvine, CA 92618

Feb 19th

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate America’s past presidents at Pretend City for President’s Day! Enjoy a little patriotic adventure through the city while learning all about the role of the President!  Activities include story times, a patriotic parade, art activities, and more. Admission $12.50

Annual Presidents’ Day Celebration

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

40 Presidential Dr.

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Feb 19th 10am-3pm

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum invites you to celebrate Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This celebration includes fun for the whole family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady look-alikes. Hot dogs, pie, and other all-American food will be available for purchase.

Presidents’ Day activities are free to the public. Regular Museum admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion, and the special exhibition.

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