There is always so many things to do with kids in and around Los Angeles. Activities to do with kids this weekend include African American Festivals, Sesame Street Pop-Up Tour, The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Irvine Park Railroad Birthday, and more. Keep reading and find out what is happening this weekend in Los Angeles!

18th Annual African American Art Festival

STAR Eco Station

10101 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Feb 24 11am - 4pm

Celebrate 18th Annual African American Art Festival at Star Eco Station on Feb 24th. The activities include African American Dancing, Children’s Art Exhibits, Games, Live Entertainment, Interactive Art Projects, and more. Enjoy BBQ with the whole family and local vendors at the location.

Battleship IOWA's 7th Birthday Celebration

250 S. Harbor Blvd.,

San Pedro, CA 90731

Feb 24th at 11am

Join Battleship Iowa to celebrate it’s 75th Birthday. Enjoy live jazz/swing music, dancing, BBQ, beverages, and birthday cake for all. Mention the birthday party at the window to receive a discount.

Sesame Street Pop-Up Tour

Northridge Fashion Center

9301 Tampa Ave.

Northridge, CA

Feb 24th 11am - 4pm

Play and learn with Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Cookie Monster on February 24th at Northridge Fashion Center!  During the Pop Up F is for Friends Tour, preschoolers will learn about everything they can do to be a good friend, while having fun with Sesame Street! You and your kids will have the opportunity to experience a live Sesame Street performance, Abby Cadabby & Elmo meet and greets, a library reading corner, the Cookie Monster Foodie Truck as well as an interactive digital station. All with a focus on Friends! [FREE]


The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 West First Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Feb 24th 10am-6pm

You are cordially invited to the 4th Annual Celebration of Bob Baker’s ongoing legacy!  Let the puppets and the people of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater entertain you with the sights and sounds of a celebration you’ll never forget. Enjoy your favorites among an all-day outdoor stage with live music and entertainment, puppet-making workshops with the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry, Carnival midway games, educational and exhibition booths from the local art community, food trucks, walk around entertainment and more! [FREE]

Irvine Park Railroad

1 Irvine Park Road

Orange, CA 92869

Feb 24th - Feb 25th

To celebrate their 22nd Birthday, and to show their appreciation to all the loyal customers, Irvine Park Railroad is rolling back to their original 1996 prices! For only $2, you and your kids can enjoy the 12-minute ride on the one-third scale train through scenic and beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Other attractions include panning for gold and face painting as well as carnival games and a bounce house. Hot dogs, ice cream, and other treats also go for $2 each during this special annual event.

3D Concrete Poetry Menagerie

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Feb 25th at 11am

This Sunday, combine concrete poetry with 3D paper models to create unique animals and a zoo like no other. Led by Mary Peterson, award-winning author and illustrator of the children’s books Snail Has Lunch, Dig In!, Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch, and the forthcoming Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car.  Reservations are encouraged: visit or call 310-915-0200. Drop-ins are welcome, if space allows.


16th Annual African-American Festival

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way,

Long Beach, CA 90802

Feb 25th 9am-5pm

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its sixteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures. The weekend will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers.


943 N. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Feb 25th 7am-11am

Greet the Year of the Dog by participating in Chinatown's annual Firecracker 5K/10K Run and Walk. Kids 12 and under who participate in the Kiddie Run get a goodie bag. On-Site registration will be available on Saturday, February 24, 2018.