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Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Sept 6-8

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 LA County Fair, Tall Ship Festival, Original Long Beach Lobster Festival and more!

Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive

Dana Point, CA 92629

Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019

9:00am to 4:00pm

The Ocean Institute on Dana Point hosts the Tall Ships Festival for the 34th year. You get to tour real, working tall ships, and experience interactive living history encampments, sea chanteys concerts, cannon battles at sea, an arts and crafts show, a boat parade, and more. Friday evening, before the start of the festival proper, the ships sail as a parade at sunset.


1101 W. McKinley Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768

Sept 5, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019

Various times

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.

Rainbow Lagoon Park

400 Shoreline Village Drive

Long Beach, CA 90802

Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019

Various times

A master chef steams up live Maine lobsters at this fun festival while you get entertained with live music on two stages, a dance floor, and arts and crafts booths. A giant food court offers numerous dining alternatives, and beach bars serve refreshments for the over 21 crowd. The Children's Stage showcases magicians, live reptiles, and inflatable bounces for the kids! Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Autism Family Morning Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Sept 7, 2019

7 am – 9 am

The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its Autism Family Morning this Saturday. This special morning is exclusive for families with children or adults with autism. Enjoy the Aquarium before it opens to the general public at 9:00 am. The entire Aquarium (except for Lorikeet Forest) will be open at 7:00 am. You may continue to enjoy the Aquarium after it opens to the general public.

Kids Workshop: Scarecrow Planter Home Depot Multiple Locations

Sept 7, 2019

9am – 12pm

Children will construct their own scarecrow planter by sanding, glueing, and painting pieces of wood to make this cute autumn planter. In addition to their craft, children receive a certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative PIN. Register online to reserve your spot. This event is free and open to public.

International Vulture Awareness Day Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sept 7, 2019

10 am – 3 pm

Join L.A. Zoo this Saturday for International Vulture Awareness Day. Learn about these charismatic and often misunderstood birds through a variety of special activities. Observe a vulture up-close, create a vulture-inspired necklace, learn about how vultures keep themselves healthy, visit one of the many education stations, and much more. All activities are included in general Zoo admission.

Touch-A-Truck Truck Month Southern California Children’s Museum 459 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91101

Sept 7, 2014

9am – 1 pm

Southern California Children’s Museum is hosting Touch-A-Truck Truck Month. This special event provides a hands-on learning experience for children to explore a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, recreation vehicles, emergency vehicles, and more. A special no-horn hour will be offered from 9:00 am to 10:00 am for those with noise sensitivities.

Family Day: Art Beyond Borders Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Sept 7, 2019

11am - 3pm

Enjoy stories, dance, and musical performances, art-making activities, special treats, and much more at this free event at Hammer Museum. Many activities are recommended for children ages 5 and up, but all ages are welcome.

Grandparent’s Day at Pretend City Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble

Irvine, CA 92618

Sept 8, 2019

11 am – 5 pm

Celebrate Grandparent’s Day at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Sunday. Enjoy special story times, art activities, and more. Free admission will be offered for all grandparents (over age 62) that visit with a grandchild.



Fun Things To Do with Kids in Los Angeles This weekend


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