Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA this Weekend, March 15-17


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 Cherry Blossom Festival, LA Nature Fest at NHMLA, St. Patrick Day Celebrations, Odd Nights at the Autry, Fortnite event, and much more!


Cherry Blossom Festival

Huntington Central Park

18000 Goldenwest St

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

March 15 - March 17

The Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual spring celebration of Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California. Each year the festival brings together a broad spectrum of performers and activities that span the traditional to the contemporary. Taiko drumming, minyo, classical dance, gagaku music, origami, ikebana are presented alongside cosplay contests, anime characters, electronic music, jazz, video game tournaments and beyond.

Festival hours are Friday March 15th from 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday March 16th from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday March 17th from 10 am to 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

L.A. Nature Fest

The Natural History Museum L.A.

900 Exposition Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90007

March 16 - March 17

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Get blown away this weekend at The Natural History Museum by the plants, animals, and the people devoted to protecting and studying them. Over 35 exhibitor booths with local organizations will be there to amaze you. Meet live animals such as falcons, owls, oppossums, and reptiles. Build your own bird houses. Talk face to face with real scientists and nature experts who are excited to answer your questions. Also enjoy hands on nature crafts​ and activities for kids.

The event is free with paid admission, or for museum members (plus 9 a.m. early admission). Museum admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, youth and students, and $7 for children 12 and under.


St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The Original Farmer's Market

6333 W 3rd Statement.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

March 17th

2:00pm - 9:00pm

Get into the Celtic spirit this St. Patrick’s Day by celebrating at the Farmers Market. Enjoy authentic Irish food, such as the famous corned beef from Magee’s, green beer from EB’s and Bar 326, live music and more!

James and the Giant Peach

Nine O'Clock Players

1367 North Saint Andrews Place

Los Angeles, CA 90028

March 17, 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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Odd Nights at the Autry

The Autry

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

March 15, 2019

6 pm – 11 pm

Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of vendors, gourmet food trucks, children activities, guest DJ’s, and access to The Autry Gallery until 9 p.m. Happening every third Friday of the month until October 2019.

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade

1 Pier Ave

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

March 16th

11:00 am

The parade gathers 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands along a seven-block parade down Pier Avenue. Entertainment includes bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, horses and four-legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California. This event is free and open to the public.

Public Star Party

Griffith Observatory

2800 East Observatory Road

Los Angeles, CA 90027

March 16, 2019

2:00 pm - 9:45 pm

The Griffith Observatory hosts a public star party from 2:00 pm - 9:45 pm where you can get a look at the sun, moon, plants and other objects in the sky through a variety of telescopes.


St. Patricks Fortnite Event

Computerwisekids Tech Center

22136 Clarendon St.

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Mar 14th

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join Computerwisekids as they host a St. Patrick Day Themed FORTNITE Event! Participants will have the option play in the Creative Playground Scavenger Hunt to find equipment items to build massive structures or team up with other players to partake in Squad based Battle Royal Battleground! The event is run by veteran Computerwisekids teachers who will help you refine & learn strategies. Discover game secrets to become an advanced FORTNITE player. Make sure to wear green! (Cost: $10)

Obvious Plants' Museum of Toys

2272 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90006

March 15 - 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)


The Old Man and The Old Moon

The Wallis

9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

March 15 - March 17th

Various Times

Who keeps the moon shining bright? The Old Man charged with that task embarks on an epic adventure of land, sea, and sky in search of his missing wife in this swirling tale of love, accompanied by a live, indie-folk band. The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. is performing this weekend at The Wallis in Beverly Hills with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art at Wallis Annenberg.

Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

March 15, 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.

14th annual International Children’s Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

March 16th – March 17th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fourteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids. Celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures, this festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance performances. Enjoy performances by a children’s choir and martial arts demonstrations. Kids of all ages can partake in an international percussion circle and Native American and Pacific Islander traditional children’s crafts and games.

MasterChef Junior Open Audition

Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City

555 Universal Hollywood Drive

Universal City CA 91608

March 16, 2019

9am-5pm

Think your child has what it takes to compete on MasterChef Junior? There’s going to be an open casting call for the newest season this Saturday at the Hilton Los Angeles – Universal City starting at 9 a.m. You must pre-register for your child.

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