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Fun Things to Do with Kids in LA This Weekend, July 12 - July 14

Weekend Guide: Best Things to Do in Los Angeles for the Entire Family!


fun things to do with kids this weekend in Los Angeles

Looking for the lowdown on "fun things to do with kids this weekend"? Well, you've stumbled upon the ultimate guide to a weekend packed with family-fun goodness! Prepare to immerse yourself in a realm of thrilling activities, where the joy is as immense as the adventures. Round up your kids for a weekend filled with chuckles, laughter, and lasting memories. Whether you prefer indoor activities or outdoor excursions, this weekend offers a plethora of opportunities for pure, delightful fun. Don't keep those kiddos waiting! Start planning your weekend adventure, and let the good times roll!

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FUN WITH KIDS IN LA® has made every effort to confirm the information in this article; however, things can often change. We strongly urge you to confirm event details, like date, time, location, and admission with the event producers before making any plans.

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles this Weekend!


Jerry Moss Plaza

The Music Center 

135 N. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 900012

July 12

7 pm - 11 pm

FREE


The Music Center's Dance DTLA series is back with a bang, marking two decades of dance fever! Join the festivities for eight electrifying Friday nights, where the spirit of celebration fills the air. Delve into free beginner dance lessons led by esteemed L.A. dance artists and instructors, catering to all skill levels.



Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

July 12

6 pm - 10 pm

FREE


Rev up your Corvette and zoom over to the Petersen Automotive Museum for an enchanting evening dedicated to Barbie! Dive into the world of toy design with top Mattel designers at a special panel, then stick around for a pink-themed screening of the Barbie movie—free for all, so dress to impress in your best pink!


Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista Del Mar

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

July 12

8 pm


Pack your blankets and catch "Space Jam" with Michael Jordan at Dockweiler Youth Center's sandy cinema under the stars! Dive into this family-friendly flick by the waves on July 12th at 8:00 PM; seats are first-come, first-served, and don't forget to RSVP for updates.


Civic and Cultural Center Plaza

1 Civic Center Circle

Brea, CA

July 12

8 pm


The City of Brea is rolling out the red carpet for families on July 12th with their Summer Family Films series, featuring a special screening of "Moana." Pack your blankets, chairs, and favorite snacks, and join in for a cozy movie night under the stars starting at dusk (around 8:00 PM) — it's a PG-rated adventure not to be missed!


Canyon Country Community Center

18410 Sierra Hwy.

Santa Clarita, CA 91351

July 12

6 pm - 9 pm


Mark your calendars! Every second Friday of the month through September, from 6 pm to 9 pm, the Canyon Country Community Center offers a cultural extravaganza. On July 12th, dive into Cuban culture with food trucks, music, dance, arts and crafts, providing a perfect evening for families to explore and enjoy.


Neptunian Woman’s Club 

920 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

July 12 - July 13

3 pm

FREE


Celebrate Hammitt's 16th anniversary in style at their Warehouse Sale in Downtown Manhattan Beach. Discover exclusive discounts on their premium leather handbags and accessories, including styles retiring from the collection. Held at the historic Neptunian Woman’s Club, this event promises a unique shopping experience with complimentary drinks and local treats for all attendees.


The Autry Museum

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 13

10 am – 11:30 pm

$16


Step into the ultimate outdoor movie extravaganza with SFC, SoCal's mega-sized film fiesta! Picture this: a blend of blockbuster flicks, tantalizing street eats, interactive games, live tunes, and heaps more all rolled into one epic experience.


Shirley Temple Education Studio

6067 Wilshire Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA 90036

July 13

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

$0 - $25


Join Academy Museum educators for fun drop-in workshop activities for the whole family! Families meet the first three Saturdays of every month to create, learn, and be inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and film screenings. Workshops include activities such as art making, experimenting with moviemaking equipment, and learning the elements of filmmaking!


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

6067 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

July 13

11 am

$5


Amidst a whirlwind divorce, Beverly Hills socialite Phyllis Nefler (played by Shelley Long) takes a spirited dive into motherhood by leading her daughter's Wilderness Girls Troop. Their quirky methods not only ruffle feathers among traditionalist rival troops but also spark a delightful transformation, turning "Troop Beverly Hills" from a critical flop into a cherished cult classic.


Main St.

Santa Monica, CA

July 13

12 pm – 7 pm

FREE


Get ready to celebrate summer in style at the 20th Annual Summer Soulstice Festival, brought to you by LA County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath. This beloved event returns to Main Street, Santa Monica on July 13, 2024, promising a fantastic day of live music, stunning art, and family-friendly activities.


Will Rogers State Historic Park

1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

July 13

10 am – 11:30 pm

$16


Step into the ultimate outdoor movie extravaganza with SFC, SoCal's mega-sized film fiesta! Picture this: a blend of blockbuster flicks, tantalizing street eats, interactive games, live tunes, and heaps more all rolled into one epic experience.


Point Fermin Lighthouse

807 W Paseo Del Mar

San Pedro, CA 90731

July 13

10 am – 5 pm

FREE


Get ready for a beacon of fun! The Los Angeles Lighthouse Challenge beckons families to explore five captivating sites on the Palos Verdes peninsula, including three mesmerizing lighthouses. Collect stamps at each stop to snag a cool souvenir patch or sticker, with free entry sweetening the deal!


Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center

2751 West Broadway

Eagle Rock, CA 90041

July 13

4 pm

$0-$12


Get ready to jam with the String Family at July's delightful concert where kids and teddy bears are the stars! Dive into a musical adventure learning about melodies, rhythms, and instruments, and don't forget your sack lunch for a Teddy Bear picnic, topped off with a sweet Milk and Cookies Reception.


Begins at South El Monte Community Center

1530 Central Ave.

South El Monte, CA 91733

July 13

9 am


Get ready to pedal through South El Monte on Saturday, July 13th! Join the city council and other biking enthusiasts for an exhilarating eight-mile community ride, starting with a meetup at 8:30 am before wheels roll at 9 am—helmets required, fun guaranteed, recommended for ages 10 and up.


The Yards

4701 N Marion St

Denver, CO 80216

July 13 - July 14

10 am – 5 pm

$20


Experience the pulse of innovation at Electrify Expo, where the future of transportation comes alive! From May through July, Electrify Expo is making waves in Phoenix, Long Beach, and Denver, offering an electrifying adventure for all.


Bob Baker Marionette Theater

4949 York Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90042

July 14

5 pm – 6:30 pm

$0 - $20


Quack up with delight this summer! On July 14th, The Gatz Benny Show rolls into town, featuring the whimsical Whitham family and their quirky ensemble of Bob Baker Marionettes and legendary musician Hap Palmer. Imagine a sprinkle of "I Love Lucy" mixed into "Pee-Wee's Playhouse," where comedy, music, magic, and puppetry collide in a family extravaganza that's all about the fun of growing up—and growing up to be funny! Doors open at 4:30 pm, show starts at 5 pm.


Pretend City Children’s Museum

29 Hubble

Irvine, CA 92618 

July 14

8 am – 9:30 am

$3 - $19.95


Embark on an exciting journey tailored exclusively for infants and young toddlers (0-18 months) at Baby Steps through Pretend City! From 8 am to 9:30 am on select dates, parents and their little ones are invited to join a community of caregivers and engage in developmentally appropriate activities and learning spaces.


Pretend City Children’s Museum

29 Hubble

Irvine, CA 92618

July 14

9 am - 10 am

$3 - $19.95


Experience the vibrant atmosphere of our community as non-members are welcomed to join in. It's a fantastic opportunity to connect, socialize, and enjoy a range of exciting activities. From stimulating conversations to refreshing beverages, there's something for everyone to relish. Don't miss out on this chance to start your day with a smile!


Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga, CA 90290

July 14

3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

$15 - $60


Nestled amidst the serene hills of Topanga, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum beckons theater enthusiasts to embark on a journey into the captivating world of Shakespearean drama. As the curtain rises on the 2024 summer repertory season, audiences are invited to immerse themselves in two timeless tales by the Bard.


Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90802

July 14

1 pm – 3 pm

FREE


Hey little artists, get ready to splash into summer with MOLAA's free children's workshop! Dive into the world of tempura paint, explore sunny themes, and enjoy drop-in style fun—all materials included.


Greystone Demonstration Garden 905

Loma Vista Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

July 14

10 am – 11:30 am

$12 - $15


Hey there, garden enthusiasts! 🌼 Looking to add some green to your routine? Join the vibrant community at the Greystone Demonstration Garden for an engaging Gardening Workshop Series this summer. Our expert-led sessions are designed for all levels, whether you're a budding novice or a seasoned green thumb.


The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

July 12 - July 14

7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$45 – $136


The Music Center’s 2023–2024 dance season concludes with a bang as Ballet Hispánico presents the L.A. premiere of Doña Perón. This modern ballet, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, offers an explosive portrait of Argentina’s most infamous First Lady, Evita Perón.


St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church

722 Knob Hill Ave.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

July 12 - July 14

Various times


Get ready to shout "Opa!" at the South Bay Greek Festival this weekend from July 12th to 14th, celebrating a vibrant 60 years of culture and community! Indulge in scrumptious Greek cuisine, marvel at folk dance performances, join in the dance lessons, and bring the kids along for their own fun-filled activities. Don't forget to grab your admission coupon and parking info from their website before you go!


Venice Electric Light Parade

Windward Plaza

Venice, CA 90291

Now - Aug 25

5 pm

FREE


Every Sunday at dusk, Windward Plaza transforms into a radiant rendezvous for cyclists. Decked out in glowing, sometimes neon, lights, these bikers form a dazzling parade through the neighborhood, inviting families to join in with extra twinkly bits on hand for those needing a bit more sparkle. Just be sure to check their Facebook for rain updates before you head out!


Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 1419 N.

Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga, CA 90290

Now – Oct 4

$15-$60


Calling all young-at-heart adventurers! Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum has transformed its stunning outdoor amphitheater into the whimsical world of Neverland for a captivating production of Wendy’s Peter Pan. Directed by the talented Ellen Geer, this enchanting retelling of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale features grown-up Wendy (Willow Geer) sharing her magical childhood memories with her own kids.


La Habra Community Center

101 W. La Habra Blvd.

La Habra, CA 90631

Now - Nov 22

6 pm - 10:30 pm

$25


Calling all young adventurers! On select evenings from June to November, children aged 4-13 can escape for a night of themed fun including games, crafts, and movies at La Habra Community Center. Whether it's a Luau, Dino-Nite, or Heroes & Villains, secure your spot by registering early in person, by phone, or online!


OC Fair and Event Center

88 Fair Dr.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Now - Sep 8

4 pm - 11 pm

$0-$10


Friends, get ready for a sizzling summer shindig that'll tantalize your taste buds and dazzle your senses! The OC Night Market is back, serving up a kaleidoscope of delectable eats, quirky crafts, and electrifying entertainment that'll keep you grooving until the wee hours.


LEGOLAND California Resort

Legoland Dr.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Now – Aug 18

12 pm - 12 pm

$29-$89


Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and color at LEGOLAND California Resort's groundbreaking LEGO World Parade! From May 24th to August 18th, visitors of all ages can witness the magic of North America's inaugural LEGO World Parade, a spectacular showcase of iconic LEGO themes and characters.


Pretend City Children’s Museum

29 Hubble

Irvine, CA

Now - Sep 2

Various times


This summer, Pretend City Children’s Museum is turning up the heat with "Summer Games in The City – Playing for the Gold"! Starting Friday, May 24th through Monday, September 2nd, kids can engage in Olympic-style events and unique city-themed challenges that not only promise tons of fun but also promote developmental skills.


Universal Studios Hollywood 

100 Universal City Plaza 

Universal City, CA 91608

Now - Aug 11

12 pm


Step into the enchanting world of Universal Studios Hollywood as they commemorate 60 years of behind-the-scenes wonder with their iconic Studio Tour. Till August 11, 2024, guests are invited to immerse themselves in a journey through cinematic history.


Disneyland

1313 Disneyland Dr

Anaheim, CA 92802

Now - Aug 4


Step into a world where your cherished Pixar stories and characters spring to life! Till Aug 4, 2024, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will host the unforgettable Pixar Fest. Pixar Fest promises to be a heartwarming journey filled with wonder and excitement. Explore a series of uniquely themed experiences, attractions, and entertainment that are sure to delight both the young and the young at heart.



900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Now – Aug 25

9 am - 5 pm

$18


Get ready to hang out with some of the coolest, most gigantic pals from way, way back! From over 300 dinosaur fossils to strikingly lifelike wildlife dioramas and a dazzling collection of gems and minerals, this museum offers an unforgettable journey through nature's wonders and the mesmerizing allure of Earth's treasures.


Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Now - Sep 6

7 pm


Mark your calendars for a sky-high spectacle at Dodger Stadium! With fireworks lighting up the night on three special dates and drones taking center stage on nine occasions, you won't want to miss out. Plus, get the best of both worlds on September 6th!



Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Now - Sep 1

Various times


Jump into the vibrant world of Asian American pop culture with the Giant Robot Biennale at JANM! Since 2007, this art extravaganza, birthed from a partnership with Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot, showcases the talents of artists like Sean Chao and Mike Shinoda, all while paying homage to the eclectic mix of pop art, skateboarding, and vinyl toys that define Giant Robot's unique legacy.



Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Now - Oct 20

6 pm - 9 pm

$0 - $12


Embark on an oceanic adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific, where families touched by autism can explore serene exhibits and mingle with 12,000 marine buddies in an exclusive, peaceful setting! Remember to snag your $12 tickets in advance, as space is limited and walk-ups are a no-go—little ones under three join for free!



Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

July 13 - July 14

10 am – 4:15 pm

FREE


Picture yourself as an adventurous archaeologist on a thrilling Archaeology Dig! Get ready to dive into the sandy treasure trove, where you'll sift and sort through the grains to uncover replicas of ancient artifacts hidden beneath. But that's not all! Feel the excitement as you weigh and closely examine your discoveries, piecing together the puzzle of the past. As you uncover clues, you'll embark on a fascinating journey to uncover what we share in common with the people who walked this Earth three thousand years ago. Get your explorer's hat on and unearth some ancient secrets!


Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

July 12

12 pm – 1:30 pm

$7-$12


During these special hours, the Skirball welcomes all visitors to enjoy a Noah’s Ark experience specially designed for guests with autism spectrum disorders, sensory-processing differences, and other developmental disabilities. Expect a reduced number of visitors, quieter galleries, and relaxed music and story times. Noise-dampening headphones, sensory bags, and lanterns for low-light sensitivity are available to borrow.


Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

July 12

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

FREE


Let your imagination run wild as you become part of the story! Stories include “The Tree of Life,” inspired by South American folklore of the Chorote people; “Yu the Great,” inspired by Chinese folklore; “Muskrat and the Mud,” inspired by Native American folklore of the Lenape tribe; and “The Girl and the Water Pot,” inspired by Central African folklore of the Kwaya people.



The Crow

2525 Michigan Ave. Suite F4

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Now - Aug 23

8 pm - 9:30 pm

$10-$15


Hey Teens, ready to LOL IRL? "IRL (A Comedy Show for Teens!)" is the place to be every Friday night! Get your dose of giggles and chuckles with comics who've shone on Comedy Central, HBO, and late-night TV, all doing their best PG-13 jokes.


The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum

610 Airport St.

El Segundo, CA 90245

Every Sunday

10 am - 3:30 pm

$10 per person

Rev up your engines and get ready for an exciting Sunday at The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum! Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, visitors can take a ride in one of the Museum's iconic cars during the Sunday Car Rides event. You don't even need a reservation - rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that children must be at least 55” tall to ride, so make sure they meet the height requirement before hopping in one of these classic cars.


 
 


2640 Main Street

Santa Monica, 90405

Every Sunday

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

FREE


The Sunday Main Street Farmers Market features some of California’s freshest produce plus prepared foods from local Main Street restaurants as well as artisanal foods prepared with ingredients sourced from California farmers – you can’t get more local than that! Also, enjoy musical entertainment from a variety of weekly featured bands, face painting, balloon designs, and bi-weekly cooking demonstrations featuring local produce.


City of Beverly Hills

9300 block of Civic Center Drive

between Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard

Beverly Hills, CA

Every Sunday

9 am - 1 pm

FREE


The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market is a weekly outdoor certified market that provides the finest California-grown, fresh, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, bread, specialty items, and more in a festive outdoor setting. The event also features a petting zoo, and pony rides for a minimal fee.


Do you want to find more fun things to do with your kids?


We invite you to our 📅 events calendar with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. Also, see our 🎢 huge list of places in and near LA. You can filter the places by category, age, and location.


 

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Disclaimer: FUN WITH KIDS IN LA® has made every effort to confirm the information in this article; however, things can often change. Therefore, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy of the information published here. We strongly urge you to confirm event details with the event producers, like date, time, location, and admission. You assume the sole risk of relying on any of the information in our list. Some events may contain an affiliate link.


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