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. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this 4th of July weekend includes 4th of July Fireworks, Abbot Kinney First Fridays, Late Nights at Tar Pits, Beach Movie Nights, Dance DTLA, and more!
For the list of 4th of July Events and Fireworks, head on to 4th of July Events!
Abbot Kinney First Fridays Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
July 5, 2019
5 pm - 11 pm
Families can join on the Blvd for a fun and festive night out in Venice. Whatever food you're craving, chances are you'll find it, along with special merchant events and late hours. Select restaurants will have promotions. Also lookout for special pop-up events.
Find Waldo Scavenger Hunt DIESEL, A Bookstore Brentwood Country Mart 225 26th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
July 1 - July 31
The Find Waldo Scavenger Hunt will be at the Brentwood Country Mart during the month of July! Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden in participating businesses at the Brentwood Country Mart. If you wish to participate, pick up a Find Waldo passport at DIESEL, A Bookstore and collect a store stamp or signature at each participating store for each Waldo you spot. Completed Waldo passports can be dropped off at the bookstore so you can then be entered into the grand prize drawing to win Waldo books and posters.
Late Night Fridays at the Tar Pits La Brea Tar Pits and Museum 5801 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
July 5, 2019 - August 30, 2019
5 pm - 8 pm
Explore the Tar Pits every Friday through August 30th, and take advantage of free museum admission, as well as the chance to observe scientists at work in the Fossil Lab. Don’t forget to experience the free limited time architectural experience, Serpentine Pavilion on site. The 866-square-foot pavilion is in the park adjacent to the Tar Pits, and is open till 9pm on Fridays.
Beach Movie Nights: The LEGO Batman Movie Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista Del Mar
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
July 5, 2019
Enjoy an outdoor screening of The LEGO Batman Movie (Rated PG) on the beach. Food trucks will be on-site beginning at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a fun family-friendly movie “on the sand, by the waves, and under the stars.” Take blankets to keep warm.
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
July 5, 2019
7:00pm to 11:00pm
It is Line Dance and Two-Step night this Friday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Families can join for free for an open dance with beginner dance lessons by top LA dance instructors alongside a live band or DJ. From beginners to experienced hoofers, everyone is welcome.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Jul 4, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019
Anime Expo is the largest anime con around, with over 100,000 fans in attendance. Grab your family, craft your cosplay, and get ready to experience anime like never before. Popular events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Battle of the Bands, and the AX Fashion Show. On Sunday, July 7 Kid Day features a selection of programming specifically targeted toward young children and their families.
Gallery Games Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
July 7, 2019
11 am - 12 pm
This Sunday, head onto Hammer Museum for Museum’s “Gallery Games.” Gallery Games is a 45-minute guided session combining family-friendly tours with easy-to-play games.
Festival of Arts – Pageant of the Masters 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
July 7, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Pageant of the Masters is one of the most unique productions in the world, where audiences witness living pictures – real people posing to look exactly like the original art pieces. This year’s theme is “The Time Machine” – “audiences will be transported around the globe and into the past, present, and future in search of great art and amazing stories.” Schedules and ticket information are available online.
2927 South Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
Now - August 29, 2019
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Take a journey through the enchanted world of Zentopia, a one-of-a-kind visual festival. A magical 3D experience that offers a spectacular interactive immersive art experience with many enchanting Instagram worthy moments. A unique immersive art experience, Zentopia is an inclusive space for the young and young at heart to escape into wonderment. Use code Zen5off to get $5 off your admission. Children 5 and under are free.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Jul 6, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
12 pm – 3 pm
The Skirball summer amphitheater series runs throughout the summer, with family friendly entertainment every Saturday and Sunday. This year’s series finds inspiration in the Skirball summer exhibitions’ messages of freedom and authenticity, and is themed "Free to Be." This weekend enjoy Bodytraffic on Saturday, and Contra-Tiempo on Sunday. All shows are included in museum admission; no reservations are required.
Big World Fun: El Santo Golpe Ford Theatres 2580 Cahuenga Blvd.
East, Hollywood, CA 90068
July 6, 2019
Visit the Ford Theatres for a performance of El Santo Golpe. Experience the joy of music and dance inspired by the many regions of Latin America at this special performance. Performances are one-hour long and are designed for children ages 4 to 12 and their families. Pre-show craft activities begin at 9:00 am. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Advanced reservations recommended.