There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Activities to do with kids this weekend include a pirate show, Happy Place, Sheep Sheering Event, Puppet Show, Disney on ice, and more.
For more events to do with your kids on the weekends, or any day of the week, see our Event Calendar.
200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
April 27 - April 29
Spring Arts Festival is a weekend-long arts gathering that focuses exclusively on the diverse and powerful artistic talent in Los Angeles County. Envisioned as an annual “best of L.A. arts festival,” this free, three-day performing and visual arts showcase will bring dance, music and theatre performances as well as visual artwork by L.A. artists to Grand Park this weekend. Join the event this Friday from 6pm to 10pm, Saturday from 1pm to 10pm, and on Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. [Free]
Galpin Ford Lot
777 N. Front Street
Dreaming of Pirates is a Fantastic Voyage of nonstop action and adventure guaranteed to thrill and enchant Children of all Ages! Get entertained by Flying Trapeze Artists, Clowns, Daredevils, Death-Defying Acrobats, Jugglers, Contortionists, Comedians, Motorcycles and much, much, more! [Cost: $15+]
1005 Chick Hearn Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Apr 26 - May 27
HAPPY PLACE is a massive pop-up experience that will reside at the Event Deck at the iconic L.A. LIVE from April 26th through May 27th. HAPPY PLACE is filled with larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy.
Some highlights include: taking photos in a golden wonderland in the super bloom room, standing in the middle of the world's largest indoor confetti dome surrounded by half a million pieces of confetti, jumping from a rainbow into a pot with over 25,000 smiley face coins inside, and posing inside HAPPY PLACE's signature rubber ducky cubby of fun.
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sat Apr 28th
11:00am - 2:00pm
Each year, the flock of Shetland sheep at the L.A. Zoo must have their wool sheared to prevent overheating. See these animals receive their annual haircut from Trevor Hollenback from Hollenback Shearing at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. Young visitors can learn how to care for and groom goats and sheep at educational activity stations.
The Southern California Handweavers Guild will also be present to demonstrate weaving methods for different types of fabrics and fibers, including wool from the sheep at the Zoo. [Cost: free with paid Zoo admission]
Downtown Los Angeles
100 N. Central Ave.
Downtown Los Angeles
April 29th 11am-6pm
This Sunday, join the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the country featuring both renowned and local Latino entertainment. Fiesta Broadway highlights the food, flavor, and music of Mexico.
4000 Ontario Center
Ontario, CA 91764
Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. [Cost: $30+]
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
10:00am - 4:00pm
Celebrate the art of puppetry and the power of imagination at the Skirball’s annual Puppet Festival! This campus-wide, daylong festival features new and classic tales told with a variety of puppets, live music, and art making. Don’t miss appearances by Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Animal Cracker Conspiracy, Leslie K. Gray, and other esteemed puppeteers from around the country.
Then design your very own puppet and join fellow festival goers and puppeteers for the festival finale!