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Weekend Fun For LA Kids: Strawberry Festival, Bug Fair, Robotics by the Sea & More!

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 Bug Fair at NHMLA, Strawberry Festival, Marina Festival, Pick Pico Street Festival, Robotics by the Sea, and many more.

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

Natural History Museum Los Angeles

900 W Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Sat May 19th - Sun 20th

9:30am - 5:30pm

The biggest Bug Fair of the year is back! Bug Fair is a two-day festival celebrating our winged, multi-legged, squirmy, and sometimes bug-eyed friends. Visit a variety of exhibitors – and see everything from exotic insect collections to pet tarantulas, from millipedes to centipedes, from bug-related products, like honey and silk, to bug-inspired artwork and jewelry.

Visit the main stage to watch Bug Chefs whip up protein-filled snacks and explore the Nature Gardens for the chance to go on bug hunts, get crafty, experience up-close encounters with crawly creatures, and more! [FREE with regular admission]

8840 Vanalden Ave.

Northridge, CA 91324

Sat May 19th

9:00am - 2:30pm

Here's your chance to see the city's trash trucks up close! Honk the horns, take a ride, see the maintenance facilities, and enjoy a free lunch. The West Valley Yard serves the areas of Los Angeles north of the Santa Monica Mountains and west of the 405. It also has a garbage can warehouse.

35th Annual California Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Meadows of College Park

3250 S Rose Ave

Oxnard, CA 93033

Sat May 19th - Sun 20th

10:00am - 6:30pm

The 2018 California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard is the perfect summer kickoff. The Festival features 50 food booths, contests, rides, attractions, over 200 Arts & Crafts vendors, concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, and family fun! General $12, Children (5-12) $5, Kids (4 and under) [FREE]


Burton Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Sat May 19th - Sun May 20th

11:00am - 6:00pm

This amazing two-day boat show features an in-water boat show, tall ships, sail and power boats, harbor tours, food, music, historic water tours, booths, exhibitors, and kids' activities.

Admission to the festival is FREE including land-side events and historic boat tours. A $10 dock entry ticket offers close up views of the boats.

Orange Empire Railway Museum

2201 South 'A' Street

Perris, CA

Sat May 19th - Sun May 20th

9:00am - 5:00pm

Step back in time and see what life was like during the War Between the States. Visit the encampments of the Union and Confederate Armies. See what life was like in the civilian camp. Watch one of several battles throughout the day. Ride the vintage train and trolleys. Train and trolleys will be available from 11:00 until 4:00. Admission is $7 per person for ages 12 & up and $5 for ages 4 – 11.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen White Drive

San Pedro, CA 90731

Sat May 19th

11:00am - 3:00pm

This free action-packed day is great for technology enthusiasts, science fiction fans, and ocean explorers of all ages. Watch as the robots maneuver on land and in the water, and take time to ask questions about their inventions, technology and plans for future innovations. This is also your chance to learn more about underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and how scientists use ROVs to explore the ocean. There will also be robot-related arts and crafts to help jump start your imagination and ingenuity. [FREE]

Overland Ave & W Pico Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA

Sun May 20th

11:00am - 3:00pm

With over 100 booths featuring food & drink, local businesses, non-profits, local government, and a huge "kid zone", this street fair is fun for all ages. You can eat great local food, buy local products, learn about your local government and non-profit organizations, and have lots fun.

Dress up in real fireman gear and get your photo taken with Station 92 LAFD fire fighters! Show off your skills at the hula hoop corral. Win a prize in the timed hula hoop competition! Take Pick Pico selfies in front of the step and repeat banner from the Printing Depot.

Entertainment includes Star Rock Band, County Dance Academy, Zumba with LA Dance, The Mavens, Eliza Spear, and Arabesque Ballet. The kid zone features a big bouncy house. [FREE]


Japanese American National Museum

100 N Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sat May 19th


Metro is celebrating a construction milestone and is inviting you to join for the celebration. Take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and enjoy an afternoon filled with entertainment for the family, workshops with Metro artists, and more. This event is free and open to the public. [FREE]

17th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Month

Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA

May 20th

11:00am - 7:00pm

The 17th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival is a day of family-friendly events celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the more than 500k members of the Los Angeles region’s Russian-speaking community. The Festival features entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors. The Big Stage on the lawn will feature the Annual Children’s Concert from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there will be an Annual Gala Concert from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. [FREE]

Six museums in Pasadena and Los Angeles

Sun May 20th

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Join for Museums of the Arroyo Day on Sunday, May 20, 2018, when six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors, free of charge, from noon to 5 p.m. The participating Museums are the Gamble House, Heritage Square, L.A. Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum.

It is strongly encouraged to only plan to tour three maybe four museums on MOTA Day. Spend time and enjoy. Don’t rush. Don’t miss your shuttle back to your car. [FREE]

Windward Plaza

1 Windward Avenue

Venice, CA 90291

Sat May 19, 2018

10:30am - 5:00pm

This weekend enjoy a free outdoor festival featuring music, art, and dance at world famous Venice Beach boardwalk. A full day of world-class musical and dance entertainment, a large art show, fun attractions, food, book signings, hula hoops, and more! [FREE]

Reed Park

1130 Lincoln Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Sat Apr 21- Sat Sep 15

3:30pm - 7:30pm

Spend a day relaxing and playing in the beautifully re-landscaped park. You are encouraged to take picnic blankets, lawn chairs, food and (non-alcoholic) beverages and enjoy the free entertainment and activities. This Saturday brings the first-ever Santa Monica International Taiko Festival: Taiko Heroes featuring the outstanding Los Angeles-based On Ensemble as well as visiting artists from San Diego and abroad.

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