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 Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour, Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium Of Pacific, Los Angeles Street Festival, Pasadena Greek Festival, Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day and more!
Chinatown’s LA Plaza Village
555 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sept 20 - Oct 20
This fully immersive, multi-sensory, walk-through experience will take you around the globe with Hello Kitty and her friends. Explore the 10,000 square foot pop-up as you transport into Hello Kitty’s super cute world and embark on a journey to London, Paris, New York, Honolulu and Tokyo!
Aquarium of The Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
You are invited this Friday 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 sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.
Douglas Street at Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA
Sept 20 - 21
12 pm - 9 pm
Los Angeles Street Festival is a FREE two day fest featuring street-style basketball and sports for an end-of-summer international celebration of sports and culture! This event will give you an exclusive up-close experience with the fast-paced, street-style basketball showdown. The festival is held on Douglas Street at Imperial Highway in El Segundo.
Queen Mary Events Park
1126 Queens Hwy Long Beach, CA 90802
6 pm - 10 pm
Join Queen Mary to celebrate SoCal’s food and art scene. The event features dozens of food trucks, vendors, local makers selling jewelry, fashion, and art, and much more.
778 South Rosemead Blvd. Pasadena, California 91107
Sept 20 - 22
At the Pasadena Greek Fest, you’ll taste world famous dishes like gyros and baklava in a perfect setting that’s sure to tickle your taste buds. The festival features a kid's Fun Zone with rides, activities and experiences that is sure to put a smile on your kids' faces!
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
6 pm - 10 pm
Enjoy an evening al fresco at the Odd Market, an “indie” bazaar with food trucks, live music, and the coolest SoCal vendors for crafts, vintage items, home goods, and oddities. Select museum galleries will be open from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
This Saturday, over 10 LA County Museums will be FREE for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. Participants include Autry Museum of the American West , the Japanese American National Museum, the GRAMMY Museum, Los Angeles Maritime Museum, and more. Register online to get your free ticket.
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Sept 21 - 22
Head out to LA County Fair to watch chickens hatch, cheer pig races, ride ponies, pet kangaroos and ostriches, bungee jump, ride elephants, listen to live music, and mingle with hogs, heifers, and hares. More than 70 rides and attractions make the LA Fair the largest carnival collection in North America. Be sure to check the fair's website for special deals on tickets and/or parking before heading out, and for the day's hours.
Natural History Museum LA
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Sept 21 - Sept 22
Dinosaurs are taking over Los Angeles this weekend for the 4th annual Dino Fest at NHM!
Join for a two-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life. Meet world-renowned paleontologists as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world. Visit exhibitors, dig into hands-on activities, explore the famous Dino Hall with the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series, and so much more!
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Sept 20 - Nov 3
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights starts early this year, and features the best special effects to bring pop cultures most famous movies and shows to life. Mazes include Stranger Things, Walking Dead and the new Ghostbusters experience. (Not recommended for kids under 13)
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Enjoy the family-friendly Sing-A-Long Sound of Music event at the Hollywood Bowl this Saturday. The pre-show fun starts at 6:00 pm. Don a clever costume and get ready to sing to your heart’s content with thousands of fellow fans.
7018 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
This Sunday is National Batman Day and Golden Apple Comics is passing out free Batman comix and other giveaways while supplies last plus 25% off any comic issues with Batman in it.
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA
Sept 19 - Oct 27 & 31
Starting this weekend, you can enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration geared for kids ages 3-11. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat through Ghost Town to collect sweet Halloween treats. Camp Snoopy Theater plays host to the “Monsters are Coming” show where children are encouraged to participate in the daily costume contest and much more.
The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round will be hosting a Roaring Twenties Speakeasy Party with a Vintage Cirque Sideshow. There will be a talented cast of eccentric performers along with other DJ entertainment and live music by Holy Crow Jazz Band. Other highlights include merry-go-round rides, strolling performers, cirque games, dance exhibitions, and more.