Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA this Weekend, March 8-10


There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend includes Kite Festival, James and the Giant Peach, Festival of Whales, Teen night at La Brea Tar Pits, and more.


45th Annual Festival of the Kite

Redondo Pier

100 Fishermans Wharf

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Sun Mar 10, 2019

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Southern California's longest-running kite festival is back this weekend at Redondo Beach. There will be a kite contest and prizes for the highest flying kite, and the youngest kite flyer, live music, dance demo, hot dog on stick contest and more. (Free)

James and the Giant Peach

Nine O'Clock Players

1367 North Saint Andrews Place

Los Angeles, CA 90028

March 10, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul and a delightfully quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "master peach! A magical production for the whole family to enjoy.

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Dana Point Festival of Whales Dana Wharf 34675 Golden Lantern

Dana Point, CA 92629

March 9 & 10, 2019

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Festival of Whales, a yearly event in Dana Point, is a celebration of the annual migration of the California Gray Whales. Festival highlights include an opening day parade, street fair, art and craft shows and sales, classic car exhibits, stand-up paddling and sailing opportunities, sand sculpting and chowder cook-off competitions, concerts on land and water, environmental activities, educational opportunities, interpretive crafts, kids activities, culinary delights, spirits/beer gardens, and whale watching excursions aboard a variety of vessels. (Free)

Teen Night at La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits Museum

5801 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

March 8, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Teen Night is a free event for teens between the ages of 12-17 years old, created with our Tar Pits Teen Group. This group has been collaborating with our scientists, and now they're bringing the Ice Age to the teens of L.A.! The evening includes free access to all museum exhibits, music by DJs, refreshments, creative activities, and a Q&A with a Tar Pits scientist moderated by the 2018-19 Tar Pits Teen Group.

Thumbelina a Magical Mini-Musical

The Pico, 10508 Pico Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Mar 9 & 10, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale comes alive in this magical musical adaptation. After growing from a seed into a miniature person, Thumbelina is worried that she’s too different to ever fit in. But when a fairy prince flying on a bee suddenly appears on her window ledge one day, Thumbelina’s entire world opens up. Now she’s on an adventure through an oversized world meeting all kinds of fantastical creatures — like mother Toad and her son, a helpful swallow, Mr. Mole, Ms. Mouse and more. Filled with pop songs that kids are bound to love, this one-hour, immersive-interactive musical is perfect for the entire family. This is a Creating Arts Company signature original mini-musical and is a one-hour, immersive and interactive show that is perfect for ages 3 and up. ($15-$30)

Story Pirates Live

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 N Santa Monica Blvd

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Mar 9th 2:00pm

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold - they’re searching for kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. The Pirates then adapt these tales into a musical sketch comedy show, performed by the best actors from the Groundlings, Second City and elsewhere. Recommended for ages 5+.


Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Drive,

Los Angeles, CA 90027

March 9 & 10, 2019

Meet the PJ Masks characters and Peppa Pig at LA Zoo this weekend. Take a photo with Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko from PJ Masks. The weekend includes special activities and giveaways while supplies last. This event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors. Meet and greets are free with a Zoo membership or General Zoo Admission, but require a reservation. For a limited time, enjoy $3 off Daytime General Admission tickets when you use code RAIN2019A at checkout.

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

March 9 - March 10

Various times

Matthew Bourne transforms the classic fairy tale into a wartime romance with a twist of Hollywood glamour. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the Blitz. Performed to Prokofiev’s magnificent score, this new production comes alive with heart-stopping choreography, vivid theatrical storytelling, and sumptuous award-winning scenic and costume designs that will transport audiences to the heart of war-torn London for a timeless story of the power of love. Tickets are $25 - $130.

Obvious Plants' Museum of Toys

2272 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90006

March 8 - March 17

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Travel into a bizarro world of your favorite toys. In this alternate reality, real toys are recontextualized and placed alongside Obvious Plant's original toys to create a darker, more bizarre version of the past. The museum features 100+ toys and games, each one unique and altered in a humorous way. Multiple interactive exhibits can also be found throughout the exhibit. (Tickets $10)

Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Mar 8, 2019

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Aquarium of Pacific on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m. You are invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. You will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sand tigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.

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