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5 Things To Do in Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

It’s a weekend full of festivals, art, and trains.

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Japanese Garden Festival
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada-Flintridge, CA

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at Descanso Gardens on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Families will enjoy Taiko drummers, Japanese cuisine, tours of the Japanese Garden, and Ikebana displays. All activities are free with admission ($9 for adults, children 5-12 are $4, and children under 5 are free).

American Indian Arts Marketplace
Autry National Center
4700 Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA

Bring the family to southern California’s largest Native American arts fair on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Here you’ll find more than 200 Native American artists representing more than 40 tribes showcasing a variety of art work (beadwork, pottery, sculptures, photography, painting, carvings, and more) as well as live performances, discussions, and children’s activities. Tickets are available online. ($12 for adults and children 3-12 are $4).

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Autumn Festival
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

This two-day festival (Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) celebrates the season of autumn as well as honoring several Asian nations. Through traditional music, arts and crafts, dance, and food families can learn about and celebrate the cultural heritage of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. The Festival is free with Aquarium admission ($28.95 for adults and children 3-11 are $14.95)

Fairplex Garden Railroad
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

On Sunday, November 8th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, families are invited to the Fairplex Garden Railroad. Built in 1924, you’ll find 9800 feet of track showcasing several different scenes and train styles. The Fairplex Garden Railroad is considered one of the oldest and largest miniature railroads of its kind. This free, open-house event is a must for any train-loving family!

208 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245

Sunday, November 8th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, is Family Day at ESMoA, an art laboratory in El Segundo. Families will have the chance to explore “Experience 19: TOUCH.” Artists of all ages can participate in a special scavenger hunt and create their own art inspired by what they observe at this free event.



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Wendy is a freelance writer who finds inspiration in her ten-year-old son and from her experiences from her twelve-year teaching career. Her writing has appeared in several publications and anthologies, both in print and online. She prefers sunflowers to roses and thinks chocolate is okay at any meal. You can find her at

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