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 Family Sand Castle Family Day, Samskara, Kids Week Activities, Orange County Fair, Outdoor Movie: Home Alone, Dragon Boat Festival, and much more!
2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
July 26th – July 28th
Based on Kate DiCamillo’s book series, Mercy Watson To The Rescue is a rollicking romp of a play by Victoria Stewart. The story follows a beloved young pig named Mercy who lives with Mr. and Mrs. Watson in a comfortable family home. Mercy finds adventure and excitement at every turn in her simple suburban neighborhood when all she wants is some hot buttered toast!
The Morgan-Wixson Theatre's Youth Education Series (Y.E.S.) brings children's books and stories to life onstage, introducing kids to the wonder of live theater and encouraging literacy. Read the book, see the show! Recommended for preschool ages and up.
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
July 26th – July 28th
Enjoy a performance of Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. You get to be a part of an enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome princes. Tickets are available online.
Think Floyd “Beyond the Wall
Wisdome Immersive Art Park 1147 Palmetto St
Los Angeles, CA 90013 July 26th - July 27th
11am - 12am
The highly anticipated Think Floyd “Beyond the Wall” experience is this weekend which includes mind blowing visuals, customized 360 projections, and a futuristic exploration of the music of Pink Floyd!
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Vroman’s Bookstore is hosting special Kids Activities this Friday. All activities are free, but RSVP in advance to make sure there are enough supplies and materials available for everyone. Check the website for a schedule of events.
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,
Pasadena, CA 91103
Enjoy Final Fridays Food Truck Festival at the Rose Bowl on Friday, July 26th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In addition to the food trucks, enjoy outdoor games, photo opportunities, tours of the Rose Bowl, and more. Admission and parking are free. Register online.
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
July 12, 2019 – August 11, 2019
The Orange County Fair start this Friday and continues through Sunday, August 11th. You can enjoy live musical entertainment, shopping, exhibits, animals, rides, food, and more. Check the website for ticket information. (The Fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum 5801 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Now - 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.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr.
San Pedro, CA 90731
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on Saturday for Family Sandcastle Building Day. Bring your favorite sandcastle building tools and your creativity to this free event. The sand on the beach will already be thoroughly wet down and ready for creative builders!
Eat See Hear
Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall
The popular family film “Home Alone” will be on big screen this Saturday as part of the Eat See Hear Outdoor Movie series. Doors open at 5:30 pm, music begins at 7:00 pm, and the film starts at 8:30 pm. Food trucks will be on site as well. Be sure to bring pillows, cushions, blankets, and low chairs. Tickets are available online. The film is rated PG.
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Bergamot Station is hosting its Summer Open House this Saturday. Enjoy gallery exhibitions, live music, food trucks, and more at this free family-friendly event.
5255 E. Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90803
July 27th – July 28th
The Annual Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival is this weekend. Enjoy watching one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California. There will be traditional art demonstrations, music, martial arts demonstrations, traditional dance, food, and more.
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Let curiosity be your guide and discover life from a dog’s point of view in Dogs! A Science Tail. Experience the extraordinary way a dog sees, hears, and smells the world through fun and unique hands-on exhibits in this 9,000 sq. ft. exhibition for humans. You will never look at dogs the same way again!
Magic Box@The Reef
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007
July 27th – July 28t
Kidz Con features children’s fashion brands, sweet delights, and captivating activities. There will be games, arts and crafts, circus acts, lots of photo opportunities, face painting, and much more. This year’s theme is “Circus” so kids are encouraged to come dressed in their craziest outfits. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Tickets are available online.
JAC Studio 1
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participate in Barnsdall Arts this Sundays for family-friendly art workshop focusing on a global culture. Different media are explored each week. This week, families will create Turtle Raft Paintings, celebrating the country of Tonga. All materials are provided.
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Northwest Corner of Macarthur Park
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Ethiopia Day is a free festival featuring musical performances, arts and crafts, food vendors, fun, and more. Admission is free, but you should RSVP online.
10899 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90024
11:00 – 12:00 pm
The Hammer Museum is hosting two special events on Sunday. Children 5 and older can participate in Outdoor Art Moves, Summer 2019 led by choreographer/movement director Zoe Rappaport. Families will discover relationships between nature, art, and the creative process during these special movement activities. Free popsicles will be available after the program. Children ages 8-14 will help inspect the galleries, collect clues, and crack the case of a legendary mystery heist. The workshop is designed for up to 20 students, so reservations are encouraged.