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Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, July 27-29

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 Chinatown Summer Nights, Shark Week, Watermelon Festival, Family Sandcastle Building Day, and more.

Central Plaza and Mandarin Plaza

Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

July 28th

5pm - 12pm

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

Paley Center for Media

465 N. Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills, CA

Jul 14th - July 29th

12 pm - 5 pm

The Paley Center for Media celebrates the 13th anniversary of one of television’s longest-running and most-anticipated summer franchises with an all-new, interactive, multimedia exhibit that gives visitors a chance to dive in to three decades of jaw-dropping shark stories and groundbreaking scientific discoveries. (Free)


Hansen Dam Soccer Complex

11480 Foothill Blvd.,

Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

July 28th - July 29th

10:00 am to 10:00 pm

The Annual California Watermelon Festival features All You-Can-Eat Watermelon, Watermelon Carving, Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings, Crazy Watermelon Arena Games: Melon Skiing, Melon Bungee Pull, Watermelon Skiing, Watermelon King & Queen Coronation and Comedy Sketch, BMX Pro Stunt Bike Show, Great Bands, Feeding Butterflies, and more. This event is kid friendly and also features Petting Zoo, Pony Rides,Children’s Theater, Magic Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats, Games, and Crafts for children, which are all included in the admission. Tickets are available online ($13.50 for adults and $9 for children ages 3-11). Tickets are more expensive at the gate.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr.

San Pedro, CA 90731

July 28th

10 am - 3 pm

Relive your favorite memories and create new ones during Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's Family Sandcastle Day! This event is free and open to everyone. All you need to take is your best sandcastle building tools, a little shovel and bucket, and your castle creativity to this fun beach event. The sand on Cabrillo Beach will be thoroughly wet down to prepare for sand construction; the rest is up to you! (Free)

Hollywood Bowl

2301 North Highland Avenue

Hollywood, CA 90068

Jul 27th - Jul 29th


The Bowl celebrates one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history – Annie! This classic story of a young girl overcoming adversity features a beloved score of hits (including “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life”) and is a delightful experience for the entire family! This show is not recommended for ages 6 and under. (Cost: $14 - $195)

Marine Stadium

5225 East Paoli Way

Long Beach, CA 90803

July 28th - July 29th

9 am - 3:30 pm

In addition to hosting one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, there will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances at Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival. (Free)

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

July 27th - July 29th

Various times

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Before the movie, see a multi-media character show with in-theatre special effects featuring Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone. (For Ages 6+, Cost: General $13-$18; VIP $26)



Before schools start, help your kids to learn to stand up for themselves at the Upstander Anti Bullying Camp. Upstander Anti Bullying Camp is an immersive program with empowering daily exercises that include formal training with Alonzo Martial Arts. You can register weekly or daily. Get 15% off your registration with the code: #RISEUP.


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