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 with kids in Los Angeles this weekend includes Health and Wellness Festival, Book Drive for Children in Need, 18th Annual African-American Festival, The Velveteen Rabbit at Nine O'clock players and more!
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91342
Feb 21st - May 3rd
Let your imagination run wild as you embark on an epic adventure! Step into the shoes of a National Geographic explorer as you take a journey to the wildest places on earth. In this highly interactive exhibition, you can discover the amazing animals and plants thriving in the most extreme environments.
Dodger Stadium 1000 Vin Scully Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join thousands of LAUSD students, families, employees, and community members in the LAUSD 5K "Move It!" Health & Wellness Festival. You can expect 5K Run/Walk Course, Nutrition Workshops and Booths, Free Dental Screenings at the L.A. Trust Tooth Fairy Event, Interactive Kids Zone filled with Games, Face Painting, Kids Obstacle Course, Sports Clinics, and More!
Saturday Children’s Festival
3650 W. Martin Luther King Junior Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Saturday Children’s Festival proves to be great fun for the entire family! Over 500 children, ages 4-12, and their parents enjoy FREE kid-friendly film screenings, storytelling and activities all rooted in artistry of the cultures of Africa and its diaspora, making it the go-to event for family fun!
Assistance League Theatre 1367 N. St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Help collect, sort and label 4,000 books for Preschool Learning Center, Foster Children’s Resource Center and Operation School Bell program. Volunteers can also help make fun bookmarks to encourage the joy of reading. This event is free and open to all.
African American Heritage Month Program Central Library 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
11 am - 12 pm
In honor of African American Heritage Month, the Central Library is hosting a special event this Saturday. Celebrate with stories and more at this special program designed for children ages 3-8.
18th Annual African-American Festival Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Feb 22nd - Feb 23rd
Meet, learn about, and even touch animals from Africa with special guest Conservation Ambassadors, including serval cat, chameleon, African bull frog, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, savannah monitor, Dumeril’s boa, lemur, crocodile, African porcupine, eagle owl, and African emperor scorpion.
This festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers.
31st Annual Mardi Gras Celebration The Original Farmers Market 6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Feb 22nd - Feb 23rd
It's 31st Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at the Original Farmers Market this weekend. Enjoy bead throwing, great food, Cajun and Zydeco bands, the Mutti Gras Pet Parade, and more at this free event.
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
11 am - 5 pm
A free family-friendly festival to commemorate the end of the Lunar New Year celebration with music, dance, art making, riddles and food. You’ll have the opportunity to decorate your very own lantern, take in live music, try your hand at solving a riddle, take a Chinese folk dance lesson and more!
Nine O'clock Players Theater for Children
1367 North St. Andrews Place Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Velveteen Rabbit is a story of a young boy and his beloved toy bunny who wants to be real. When all the lights go out in the nursery, travel into a world where the toys magically come to life. A heart-warming musical production for all ages about the power of love, and a little bit of magic. ($15 per person)
CicLAvia – South LA 6 mile route – South Central
9 am - 3 pm
CicLAvia is opening up the streets in South LA for a 6 mile route connecting South Central, Florence-Firestone and Watts. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however you want. All ages and abilities are welcome! This CicLAvia is presented by Metro.
777 S Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America attracting more than 20,000 people each weekend to eat from a hundred local vendors. There is plenty of free (for two hours) parking in the nearby parking garage.