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!!
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!
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.
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]
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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]
Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, 90401
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 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
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).
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]
401-435 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, California 90802
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
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
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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