Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Aug 3-5


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 Hot Wheels Garage, Much Ado About Avengers, Free Crafts, Garden Concerts, Shark Week, Food Festival, and more.


Hot Wheels Garage

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport St.,

El Segundo, CA 90245

Aug 4th

10 am - 1 pm

Join Hot Wheels Garage for another Amazing Event. There will be life size Hot Wheels cars, race tracks, art projects, face painting, balloon artist, train rides, prizes and raffles! Also enjoy $2 ice cream sundaes in the 1950's themed ice cram parlor. (Event is free for kids 10 and under)


Much Ado About Avengers

Media Park

9070 Venice Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Aug 4th - Aug 26th

11:00am

Much Ado About Avengers is the 12th free adaptation of Shakespeare, playing every weekend in August for families, in Media Park, in front of The Actors’ Gang Theater, at The Ivy Substation. Take blankets or lawn chairs and coolers of snacks. Each performance is followed by a treat celebration where you can meet and take selfies with the characters! (Free)


Free Crafts for Kids

Lakeshore Learning

All Locations

Aug 4th

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 to 3 pm. For Ages 3 and up (Free)


Sunny Days Family Amphitheater Performances

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Aug 4th - Aug 5th

12:00 pm & 2:00 pm

These interactive performances are designed to delight families of all ages. This week’s lineup features Delta Nove Featuring Lonnie Marshall (Saturday), and Mudbug Brass Band (Sunday). Shows start at 12:00 noon and 2:00pm. All shows are included in museum admission.


Garden Concerts for Kids: Jazzy Ash

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Aug 4th - Aug 5th

4:00 pm

Jazzy Ash invites the whole family to come along on a Crescent City inspired, jazzy music adventure with her band the Leaping Lizards. Her songs celebrate the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans–style. Her latest album, Swing Set features gypsy jazz, zydeco, swing, blues, and Dixieland to encourage kids and families to celebrate the music of New Orleans as part of the American folk music heritage. (Free)


Mutt House

Kirk Douglas Theater

9820 Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232

Aug 4th - Aug 5th

Various Times

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. ($29+)


20th Annual Taste of Ecuador Food Festival & Parade

Placita Olvera

425 N. Los Angeles St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Aug 5th

10 am - 6 pm

The 20th Annual Taste of Ecuador Food Festival and Parade is a family event for all ages. The festival will have car clubs, dance groups, drill teams, convertibles, motorcycles, and 24 beauty queens. You can also enjoy Ecuadorian crafts, Ecuadorian musical groups, folklore customs, carnival games, and information provided by all type of exhibitor companies. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Broadway and 7th St. (Free)


Beverly Hills Farmer's Market

9300 Civic Center Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Aug 5th

9 am - 1 pm

The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market is a weekly outdoor certified market which provides the finest California-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, breads, specialty items and more in a festive outdoor setting. The market features a small petting zoo and pony rides on Sundays. (Minimal Fee for Pony rides)


Shark Week 2018

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr.

San Pedro, CA 90731

Aug 5th - Aug 11th

12 pm - 4 pm

Shark Week returns to CMA and features special shark crafts and activities each day! Check-out amazing Shark specimens like real shark skin, shark teeth and shark egg cases. Plus, you can create your very own Shark Egg Case! Visit the library to read-up on all things sharks with the special Shark Week book display, and more. (Adults: $5, Kids: $1)

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Kid's classics Summer Movie

The Wiltern

3790 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Aug 5th at 3:00 pm

This Sunday, The Wiltern will be screening Toy Story. Screening starts at 3pm, and doors open at 2:30 pm. Go early and take advantage of the themed photo ops, face painting, and coloring stations. Food, as well as soft and adult drinks are available for purchase. (Free for Kids under 3).


Shakespeare by the Sea

Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark St.

Encino, CA 91436

Aug 4th at 7 pm

Presenting The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two very mischievous married women at the same time. Take a blanket or lawn chairs. Not recommended for kids under 7. (Free)


Downtown Burbank Car Classic

Downtown Burbank

San Fernando Blvd.

Burbank, CA

Aug 4th

3 pm - 9 pm

Top celebrity vehicles, more than 150 classic cars, automotive-related vendors, and deejays spinning music from the decades will be in the spotlight at the 7th Annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic on Saturday, August 4 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Magnolia Boulevard will be closed to traffic, extending the event into Burbank Town Center on San Fernando Boulevard. (Free)


Educational exhibits for children and families

Children's Garden

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd.

San Marino, CA 91108

Aug 5th

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Encouraging observation and exploration, mobile Discovery Carts at Children's Garden, offer visitors the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in the gardens using live plants, artifacts, and other objects. Each cart features 3-5 activities throughout the day. Activities may take between 2-5 minutes each, and though designed for children, are also engaging for adults. Cart activities vary by theme. ($13-$29)

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