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Fun Things To Do With Kids In Los Angeles This Weekend, May 4-6


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 Cinco de Mayo Festivals, School of Rock, Paw Patrol Live, Butterfly Celebration, Family Fossil Day, and more.

For more events to do with your kids on the weekends, or any day of the week, see our Event Calendar.


School of Rock

Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90028

May 4 - May 27

Various times

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Age: 8 and up. [Cost: $35 - $145]


Cinco de Mayo Celebration

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90012

May 5-May 6

11:00am to 9:00pm

On Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th, El Pueblo will be hosting live entertainment in the historic Los Angeles Plaza. There will be Mariachis, folklorico, and children's arts and crafts. In addition, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, will be hosting Taco Madness food festival on May 5th and a Family Day on May 6th. [FREE]

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Paw Patrol Live! Race To The Rescue

Microsoft Theater

777 Chick Hearn Court

Los Angeles, CA 90015

May 5 - May 6

10:00am

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Age: 2 and up. [Cost: $19 - $85]


Venice Cinco de Mayo Parade

Oakwood Recreation and Park

767 California Avenue

Venice, CA 90291

May 5

10:00am to 6:00pm

Join this culturally rich and colorful family event blending traditional Mexican cultural performances with Mexican American innovations including classic cars, traditional folklorico dancers, Aztec dancers, charro, floats, and a mariachi band. After the parade, enjoy a festival featuring food vendors, piñatas, face painting, informational booths, live performances and entertainment. There will also be a parade queen and grand marshal. [FREE]


Grand Butterfly Celebration

Kidspace Children's Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91103

May 5 - May 6

10:00am - 2:30pm

Join Kidspace in learning about butterflies and participate in ways you can support their life cycle. Mold a butterfly puddler out of clay, paint butterfly scenes en plein air, and be sure to stop at Imagination Workshop to design and assemble your butterfly stick kite to wave at the 2:00pm show with a live DJ! [Cost: Included with admission]

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Broad Museum Family Weekend Workshops

The Broad

221 S. Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA

May 5 - May 6

11:00am

The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free activities and workshops to engage with the art of The Broad museum as well as with acclaimed chef Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium, the restaurant adjacent to the museum. Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own creative souvenirs to take home, inspired by the Broad collection. Family Weekend Workshops are free but have limited availability. Entrance is not guaranteed without a reservation. [FREE]


Dreaming of Pirates at Circus Vargas

Galpin Ford Lot

777 N. Front Street

Burbank, CA

May 5 - May 6

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+]


Wild for the Planet

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

May 3 - May 18

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join LA Zoo for the celebration of our precious planet and its rich biodiversity. This year’s event promises to soar to greater heights than ever as they mark the Year of the Bird, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. [ Free with paid admission]

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Family Fossil Day

Clark Regional Park

8800 Rosecrans Ave.

Buena Park, CA 90621

May 5

9:30 am - 12:30pm

Family Fossil Days provide a hands-on experience for all ages with real fossils. The three-hour program, led by park staff, will bring you face to face with a casting of a real Megalodon jaw and a 9 million year-old baleen whale fossil. Participants older than 6 years old will also be able to visit Clark Regional Park’s marine fossil site. Meet at the interpretive center, rain or shine. Pack a picnic lunch and stay for the day at the park following the program. [FREE]


Home Depot Kids Workshops

All Locations

May 5

9:00am -12:00pm

Discuss the benefits of non-polluting sustainable energy in this hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model windmill that holds a beautiful seasonal flower or low maintenance herb just in time for Mother’s Day. Once your windmill planter is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Your kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Ages: 5-12 [FREE]


Eat|See|Hear

Various Locations

May 5 - Sept 15

5:30pm - 10:30pm

There are so many family friendly movies that you can enjoy with your kids at this summer-long celebration. Eat|See|Hear is the LA’s original traveling outdoor movie series which rotates around the city, featuring a wide mix of outdoor movies, live music and yummy food trucks. This weekend's movie is Despicable Me at North Hollywood Recreation Center. [Cost: $8-$14, Kids under 5 are free]