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 weekend includes Friday Night Music at The Original Farmers Market, Dodger's Storytime, Beach Movie Nights, World Elephant Day Celebrations at Los Angeles Zoo, and many more!
The Original Farmer's Market
Fri Aug 9th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Make the most of LA’s warm summer nights by enjoying live music every week at the Farmers Market. Open and free to the public, the West Patio will come alive every Friday night to feature a range of musical genres from jazz to salsa, rock & roll to reggae and much more. (Free)
Dodgers Storytime Aug 9th 11am 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Eagle Rock Branch Library hosts Dodgers Storytime this Friday. Enjoy a special story time with a special guest from Los Angeles Dodgers!
Fri Aug 9th 6pm-8pm Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
The family-friendly Shark Tale will be shown “on the sand, by the waves, and under the stars.” Don’t forget to bring blankets for when the temperature cools. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food trucks will be on site. The movie starts at 8:00 pm. Register online. (Free)
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Sat Aug 10th - Sun 11th
5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Join the herd” at a fun-filled weekend in celebration of World Elephant Day, where you’ll learn amazing facts about these magnificent animals and explore various ways that the Zoo and others are working to safeguard elephants in the wild.
The weekend will feature a toy elephant “Check-Up Station,” where volunteers will “examine” stuffed animals and issue certificates of health. So, before your visit, encourage your kids to pick a favorite cuddly elephant friend (or any other animal) to bring to the Zoo. Adorable plushes will also be available for purchase at the Zoo.
Malibu Country Mart’s Annual Summer Block Party Malibu Country Mart
Sat August 10th 12pm – 3pm 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA 90265
Have fun at Malibu Country Mart’s Annual Summer Block Party this Saturday. This event features lots of fun activities for kids of all ages including face painting, a petting zoo, hair-braiding station, a caricature artist, sweet treats, a steel drum trio, and much more. (Free)
Skirball Cultural Center
Sat Aug 10th 12:00pm - 3:00pm
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Big Band meets Dixieland in the California Feetwarmers, a boisterous eight-piece ensemble who pay homage to New Orleans music of the ’20s. Known for their lively stage shows, the California Feetwarmers released their first, self-titled album in 2013.
With guest appearances by Phil Alvin of the Blasters and Andy Bean of the Two Man Gentlemen Band, the album features a joyous blend of trad jazz, blues, and rags. The California Feetwarmers also accompanied Keb Mo’ on the 2014 Grammy Award–nominated single “The Old Me Better.
Plaza for All Celebration Art-Marking Workshop Self Help Graphics & Art
Sat Aug 10th 1pm-3pm 1300 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033
You are invited to participate in Plaza for All Celebration Art-Marking Workshop this Saturday. You can make and design “bird-shaped puppets and signs, paper umbrellas and sound makers.” After the workshop, you get to participate in the Plaza for All Celebration, a celebration of the newly renovated Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Register online. (Free)
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace
Sat Aug 10th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
12005 Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094
Celebrate DOGust, the universal birthday of shelter dogs, this Saturday at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. Bring your family and pups to a birthday bash, where every dog is the guest of honor! This event will feature fun activities and complimentary delicious treats for the whole family, including your canine companions.
Bruno, from the Emmy-nominated Netflix show "It's Bruno!" will be leading the party pups to celebrate birthdays and putting guests to the test in the #ItsBrunoChallenge for fun prizes. To help make this day extra special, Annenberg PetSpace is asking guests to donate supplies to dogs in the care of the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC). Like any fun birthday party, be sure to RSVP in advance to attend!
Natsumatsuri Family Festival Japanese American National Museum
Sat Aug 10th 11am-5pm 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
This annual celebration features Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, games, and many hands-on activities. Enjoy face painting, food, demonstrations, and lots more at this fun event. (Free)
Aug 10th 5pm-12am 951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is part food event, part summer party. Enjoy good food, watch cooking demonstrations, take part in hands-on Chinese cultural activities, dance to music with KCRW’s DJ’s, and more. (Free)