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Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Sept 7-9

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 Tall Ship Festival, Lobster Festival, Family Fossil Day, LA County Fair, Movie under stars, and more.

Tall Ship Festival

Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive

Dana Point, CA 92629

Sept 7th - Sept 9th

9:00am to 4:00pm

Join Ocean Institute for an exciting three day experience including cannon battles, mermaid breakfasts, beer garden (for adults only), food trucks, interactive vendors, and the Sails ‘n Ales Festival kick off party! (Cost: Adults $10; Children $8; Family four-pack $30)

The Get Animated Invasion


800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Sept 7th - Sept 9th


The GRAMMY Museum and Warner Brothers have teamed up to present "The Get Animated Invasion," an interactive exhibit "Smallfoot," that celebrates the music that generations have come to know and love from Warner Bros. iconic animation shorts and films. The exhibits starts by celebrating Looney Tunes’ unique way of blending comedy with a modern twist on classical music, featuring three unforgettable scenes where Bugs Bunny showcases his musical skills. Next, you can rock out in Judy Jetson’s futuristic bedroom, which moonlights as the ultimate Jet Screamer fandom shrine. Other features include Scooby-Doo’s psychedelic stage, equipped with spooky vintage instruments and villains to play hype man as well as the 2-D-meets-3-D phenomena that is Space Jam, and so much more. Limited tickets to the Museum will be released during this exhibit, and reservations are required.

Rainbow Lagoon Park

400 Shoreline Village Dr.

Long Beach, CA 90802

Sep 7th - Sept 9th

Friday 5-10 pm | Sat./Sun. 12-10 pm

Held at picturesque Rainbow Lagoon, the Original Long Beach Lobster Festival returns for its 22nd year! It's a jam-packed day of live entertainment, fun activities and delicious lobster. All the lobster is flown in nightly from Maine, and will be available, once inside the festival, for additional purchase. In addition to lobster steamed in the world's largest cooker, lobster rolls, sliders and even lobster-on-a-stick, there'll be a food court serving up all kinds of tasty eats, plus arts-and-crafts booths, a live sports tent, a karaoke lounge on Friday and Saturday night, dancing and live DJ, Stone Soul (Soul + Motown hits), Decades Dance Band ('70s + '80s hits) and REMJ (Michael Jackson Tribute Tour Show) on Saturday, and cover rock band The TRIP on Sunday. And there's plenty for kids to do, too: a comedy magic show with balloon twisting, live reptile exhibit, face painting, games, inflatable bounces and more. A complimentary souvenir e-photo is available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Cost: $5-$40)

Clark Regional Park

8800 Rosecrans Ave.

Buena Park, CA 90621

Sept 8th

9:30am to 12:30pm

Explore Ralph B. Clark Regional Park’s rich fossil history, with hands-on fossil fun. Kids 6+ can also hike to the marine fossil site. (Free)

Disneyland Resort

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Sep 7th - Oct 31st

The Spell Is Cast… Halloween starts early this year at Disneyland. Happy Hauntings Return to both parks on September 7th. Visit “Radiator Screams” to see some of your fave characters decked out in hilarious Haul-O-Ween costumes. Or join Rocket in his race to rescue a fellow Guardian during this daring Halloween adventure. (Cost: $97-$135)

Downtown LA

South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

Sept 7th

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Head downtown on Friday night and move to the sounds of summer. Featuring Dance Downtown, open-air dancing in the park with beginner dance lessons alongside a live band or DJ, and alternating DJ Nights, curated by influential artists who give voice to a dynamic, vibrant, socially conscious L.A. culture. (Free)


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Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater

2800 E Observatory Rd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sept 7 - Sept 9th

10:00 am - 10:00 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)

Crystal Springs Park, Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sept 8th

5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This Saturday, enjoy an outdoor family evening with food trucks, music, and a movie (La La Land). Take your our own blankets or low chairs. This movie is rated PG-13. Doors open at 5:30 pm and movie starts at 8:00 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.)

1101 W McKinley Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768

Sept 7th - Sep 23rd

The Annual L.A. County Fair features so many attractions, rides, animals, performances, food, and much much more. Check the website for schedule of all performances and attractions.

Pacific Park

Santa Monica Pier

380 Santa Monica Pier,

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sept 7th – Sept 9th

Get unlimited rides and fun at the famous Pacific Park, right on the Santa Monica Pier over the Pacific Ocean. Take a spin on the solar-powered Ferris wheel, take a ride on the West Coaster, step onto one exciting ride after another, play a game, and grab a treat then look around…it’s the beach with sun, surf and more!

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Sept 7th – Sept 9th

Experience entertainment for kids and kids at heart at Universal Studios Hollywood. Laugh out loud with some mischievous characters. Climb, jump and slide through a play zone where silly fun is required. Spiral and dive on a family-friendly coaster. Join Master Po and more from DreamWorks’ blockbuster franchise on a thrilling journey of awesomeness destined to stimulate your senses, exercise your wit and unlock the hero within through the power of kung fu. There’s lots to explore for all ages throughout the Park.


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