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Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Aug 10-12

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 Pop-Up Library on the Beach, Free Concerts, Free Late Night at the Tar Pits, Dance DTLA, World Elephant Day, and more.

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Santa Monica, CA 90402

Aug 10th

10 am - 3 pm

This Friday, the Santa Monica Public Library comes to the beach with family friendly activities, a curated collection of beach reads, beach games and a Surfside Lounge. (Free)

5801 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Aug 10th

5 pm - 8 pm

Join after-hours at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and enjoy Free General Admission, special 3D movies, such as Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Behind-the-Scenes tours, live excavations, and more for a minimal fee. (Free Admission)

Downtown LA

South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

Aug 10th

7 pm - 11 pm

Dance DTLA is back for its 14th season of dancing under the stars. Head downtown on Friday night and move to the sounds of summer. Featuring Dance Downtown (7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.), open-air dancing in the park with beginner dance lessons alongside a live band or DJ, and alternating DJ Nights (9:00 p.m. – midnight), curated by influential artists who give voice to a dynamic, vibrant, socially conscious L.A. culture. (Free)


6333 W 3rd St

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Aug 10th 7 pm

The Original Farmers Market is celebrating the balmy nights of summer with its annual free Friday Night Music Series. If you’ve had a long week (yes!), make the weekend start easy by grabbing dinner (that everyone likes, as they can each pick their favorite kind of food) and a drink and listen to some music!

Fairies v. Trolls: A Magical Competition at South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd.

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Aug 10th 9 am

This Friday, you are invited to use your wit, courage, and imagination in this inspired treasure hunt throughout the 87-acre nature space. With enchanted map in hand, questers will explore rustic nature trails and manicured formal gardens in a search for hidden doors that will lead to a priceless prize — a Merry Fairy Trollstone! Along the way, visitors will experience 2,500 different species of plants from around the globe and an array of active wildlife. (Cost: $9 adults; $4 children $6 students, toddlers Free)

Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga, CA 90290

Aug 10th - Sep 3rd

The natural beauty of our Topanga wilderness transforms once again into an enchanted forest, peopled by lovers and fairies. Comic misadventures, mistaken identities and unrequited love come together to create the Bard’s most magical romp. The perfect experience to introduce your family to the world of Shakespeare. For a truly memorable evening, tickets may be purchased for a garden buffet dinner held prior to select performances of Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Age: 5+, Cost: $10-$38.50)

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Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Aug 11th - Aug 12th

10 am - 4 pm

“Join the herd” at a fun-filled weekend in celebration of World Elephant Day, where you’ll learn amazing facts about these magnificent animals and explore various ways that the Zoo and others are working to safeguard elephants in the wild. (Free with paid admission)

Malibu Country Mart

3835 Cross Creek Rd

Malibu, CA 90265

Aug 11th

12 pm - 3 pm

You're invited to the annual Summer Block Party on Saturday, August 11th for a fun, sun-soaked day full of complimentary carnival treats and entertainment! There will be a Steel Drum Band, Henna Tattoos, Sno-Cones, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Ice Cream Trucks, Tarot Card Readings, Photo booth, Hair Braiding, Spin Art Station, in store activities, and more! (Free)

Memorial Park Bandshell

222 W Sierra Madre Blvd.

Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Aug 12th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

The City of Sierra Madre hosts another amazing summer concert in the Park this Sunday. The concert is free to the public and open to all ages. Concert is held in the Memorial Park Bandshell, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. next to City Hall. Seating is on the green and participants are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. (Free)

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

Griffith Park, the Old Zoo

4730 Crystal Springs Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Aug 10th - Aug 11th

7 pm - 10 pm

The Independent Shakespeare Company presents TITUS ANDRONICUS for free. 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. (Ages 6+, Free)

Street Food Cinema

Verdugo Park

1621 Canada Blvd.

Glendale, CA 91208

Aug 11th

5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This Saturday, enjoy outdoor family evenings with food trucks, music, and a movie (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World under the stars). Take your our own blankets or low chairs. This movie is rated PG-13. Movie starts at 8:30 pm. (Cost: Advance: Reserved: $19, General Seating: $14; Child Reserved: $11, Child General: $6, Children Under 5: Free. Adult tickets cost more at the door.)



Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater

2800 E Observatory Rd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Aug 9th -Aug 11th

10 am - 10 pm

With its spectacular Zeiss star projector, laser digital projection system, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, comfy seats, sound system, and theatrical lighting, the Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater is the finest planetarium in the world. Every show is presented by a live, engaging storyteller. There are 3 rotating shows with the first show at 10:45 a.m. and the last show at 8:45 p.m. Children under 5 are admitted ONLY to the first show each day (10:45 a.m. on weekends). (Cost: $3-$7)

BOLD: Dance the Afternoon Away

241 N Canon Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Aug 11th - Aug 12th

5 pm - 8 pm

Kids Dance Society transforms Beverly Cañon Gardens into a family-friendly late afternoon dance party where children and adults can listen and dance to EDM music, current club mixes, and music provided by known and respected DJs. This late afternoon event is part of Beverly Hills’ second annual BOLD Summer, which livens up the streets of Beverly Hills this Friday, and Saturday Night. (Free)

2230 W 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

Aug 10th - Aug 12th

7 pm

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles presents free family-friendly concerts in MacArthur Park. Performers this weekend are Quetzal, and Aggrolites, and Mando Maya Celebrations. Be sure to check out the Kidzone during the Family Series on Sunday. (Free)


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