Fun Things To Do With Kids This Weekend, July 13-15


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 Summer Nights in the Garden, Lotus Festival, National Ice Cream Day, World Chimpanzee Day, and more.


Summer Nights in the Garden

NHMLA

900 W Exposition Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Jul 13th

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail (adults only), stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the Museum's backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens – all while the beats from live music performances set the mood. RSVP is required. (Free Admission)


38th Annual Lotus Festival

Echo Park Lake

751 Echo Park Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

July 14 & 15

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Lotus flower is significant to the Asian cultures as a symbol of rebirth, purity and life. The festival includes food, live music, ethnic dances, and a variety of performers representing the people and culture of Asian and the Pacific Islands. (Free)


World Chimpanzee Day

LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 14th

10 am - 3 pm

This year, members of the chimpanzee care and conservation communities from around the globe are celebrating the first ever World Chimpanzee Day on July 14. Activities include Chimp Chats, Enrichment Demo, Chimpanzee Observation Station, and more. (Free with Admission)

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National Ice Cream Day

Zimmer Children’s Museum

6505 Wilshire Blvd. #100

Los Angeles, CA 90048

July 15th

2 pm - 4 pm

Join Zimmer Children's Museum for an Ice Cream “flavored” art activity where you’ll design your own dream ice cream cones using construction paper and your wildest imaginations!


Orange County Fair

88 Fair Dr.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

July 13 - August 12

This weekend, enjoy this yearly Fair in Orange County. There will be Barns full of animals, Zany and delish food, Concerts under the stars, Midway games and rides, Blue ribbon winners, Acres of shopping, and something called Brew Hee Haw. Check the website for hours and to purchase tickets.


Mutt House

Kirk Douglas Theatre

9820 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Jul 13th - Aug 5th

Featuring 18 original songs and a cast of 10, Mutt House is the story of quirky outsider Eddie Corbin. Bullied all his life, Eddie has finally found a place to call home — a neglected downtown animal shelter. When the city threatens to close the shelter, Eddie must do something he’s never done before: stand up for himself and fight for what’s right. With the help of six zany mutts, he faces his fears and makes an unexpected human connection in the process. (Cost: $37+)


Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 13th - Sept 1st

7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Independent Shakespeare Company presents free Shakespeare performances for free: A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performance site is at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. Ample free parking is available. Look for the hot pink signs directing you to the parking lots near the Merry-Go-Round. Parking lot 2 is the closest to the performance site, but be prepared for a bit of a walk up a hill. (Free)

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Free Crafts for Kids

Lakeshore Learning

All Locations

July 14th

11:00am - 3:00pm

Join your nearest Lakeshore Learning Store every Saturday for free and fun crafts for kids. The West LA, Newton, New Hyde Park & East Brunswick locations also have crafts available every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm. (Free)

For more fun things to do with kids this weekend and any other day of the week, check out our Event Calendar.



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