Fun Things To Do With Kids In And Around LA This Weekend, June 29 - July 1


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 pre 4th of July weekend include Mary Poppins, The Muppet Movie, The Little Mermaid, Garden Party, STEAMing at Kidspace, Firework Salt Art at Zimmer, Taste of Greece Festival, and many more.


Mary Poppins

Morgan-Wixson Theatre

2627 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

June 29 - Aug 4 at 8:00 pm

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”! (Cost: $28 for adults, $23 for students and seniors)


The Muppet Movie

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

June 29 at 8:30 pm

Calling all puppeteers (and their puppets!) to this cinematic celebration starring Jim Henson’s most beloved characters. Make a “rainbow connection” while Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and Rowlf hit the road to find success in Hollywood. Arrive early to view the exhibition and more! Before the screening, check out The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. (Cost: $12 General, $7 Children 2-12)


The Little Mermaid

The Pico

10508 W Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

June 29 - July 1

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The beloved story of The Little Mermaid comes to life onstage in an interactive mini-musical adventure from Creating Arts Company. Specially designed for young audiences, this one-hour show will get everyone cheering the heroes and booing the villains as they follow the journey of Ariel, a mermaid who dreams of being human. When she makes a deal with the evil sea witch for a pair of legs, Ariel has three days to win the heart of the handsome prince, or become the witch's prisoner. After the show, stick around L.A.'s Pico Playhouse to meet the cast and snap some selfies! (Cost: $15)


Le Ballet Dembaya

Ford Amphitheatre

2580 Cahuenga Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90068

June 30 at 10:00 am

Le Ballet Dembaya will take you on journey to the country of Guinea on the western coast of Africa through their uplifting and energetic percussion and dance. The Big World Fun family series takes place on Saturday mornings, June 30 - August 4, at 10:00 AM. These hour-long music and dance performances are for children ages 4 to 12 and their families.

Pre-show activities start at 9:00 am. Kids will make bows and bowties from traditional African wax fabric, inspired by filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu's concept of "AfroBubbleGum". (Cost: Adults: $5, Children 12 & under are Free)

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STEAMing through Summer

Kidspace

480 N Arroyo Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91103

June 29 - Aug 4

STEAMing through Summer is an 8-week series that creates learning opportunities in a fun and interactive way. Weekly programming will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. In addition to STEAM programming there will also be an emphasis on Imagination, Nature, and Green initiatives. Each week will conclude with the Kidspace Book Club where participants can creatively share about the books they have read.

On Saturday, June 30 discover your inner architect by helping to build a Kidspace Metropolis. Build, play and pretend to your imagination's delight by turning ordinary cardboard into an intricate Cardboard City.


Garden Party

Norton Simon Museum

411 West Colorado Boulevard

Pasadena, California 91105

June 30

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the start of summer with the Museum’s annual Garden Party. Spend an evening exploring the sights and sounds of the Sculpture Garden, inspired by Monet’s beloved garden at Giverny. Pick up drawing supplies and sketch en plein air or collaborate on creative projects with fellow art enthusiasts, such as sculpting and printing works inspired by flora in the garden, creating a botanical bookmark or working on a collage inspired by the objects on view in Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly. Throughout the evening, enjoy live jazz in the Garden Café. (Free with admission)

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Coco-Cola July 4th Fest

Six Flags Magic Mountain

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy

Valencia, CA 91355

June 30 - July 4

10:30 am to 9:30 pm

From June 30 - July 4, Six Flags is the premiere destination to celebrate our country, enjoy the summer and share great times with friends. Coca-Cola July 4th Fest has everything you need for a star-spangled visit: exclusive ride times, fireworks all five nights, festive foods, and more! Save up to $25 when you purchase tickets online, courtesy of Coca-Cola.


Fireworks Salt Art

Zimmer Children’s Museum

6505 Wilshire Blvd #100

Los Angeles, California 90048

July, 1, 2018

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate Independence day the artistic way! Join Zimmer Children’s Museum for a Fireworks themed art project where we’ll make our own bright sparkles out of salt and water colors!


Old Fashion 4th of July Family Festival

Bowers Museum

2002 N. Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92706

11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Bowers Museum for a patriotic and 40’s sing-a-long led by singer extraordinaire, April Walsh. You'll have a ton of fun playing with water balloons, cake walks and more! Continue the hands-on fun with a visit to Kidseum!


Independence Day Celebration

The International Printing Museum

315 W. Torrance Blvd.

Carson, CA 90745

June 30

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate our Country's Birthday on June 30th at the Printing Museum's annual Independence Day Celebration event with our Founding Fathers Ben Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, otherwise known as The Confounding Brothers! They'll present a thought-provoking account of The Declaration of Independence and how our nation came to be.

Festivities include special working tours of the Printing Museum collections, including the opportunity to print your own Declaration of Independence on Franklin's colonial press and other revolutionary items on our collection of antique printing equipment. (Cost: $15 per person or a family group rate of $50 for up to 4 people)

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40th annual “A Taste of Greece” Festival

4949 Alton Parkway

Irvine, CA 92604

June 29 - July 1

Enjoy Live music, folk dance troupe performances, Church tours, and Greek cooking demonstrations at the 40th Annual Greek Festival. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Saturday, Noon – 10:00 pm; Sunday , Noon – 9:00 pm. (Cost: $3.00 per person, Children under 10 are free)

To find more events this weekend and every other the week, check out our Event Calendar. For 4th of July Events and Celebrations, check our 4th of July Blog here.