6 Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend
This weekend there are so many fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids. You can celebrate Lunar New Year, Carnival, Cherry Blossoms, and more!
Plus Save the Date for our upcoming Summer Fun Camp Fair happening on Sunday, March 12th! You’ll be able to meet the Best Summer Camps in Los Angeles, plus it’ll be a fun day for the whole family! Get more information and sign up to receive email updates on the Summer Camp Fair website.
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16th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival 2017
Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Chinese American Museum invites families to the 16th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival on Saturday, March 4th from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This free event, marking the closing of Lunar New Year festivities, will feature community booths, museum tours, food trucks, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and more.
Family Arts Fest
Smothers Theatre and Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
The Family Arts Fest is happening on the Pepperdine Campus on Saturday, March 4th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This special event will include food, museum tours, art, fun (face-painting, an interactive dance party), and more. In addition, at noon, families will enjoy a free public performance by Versa-Style Dance Company — a group that strives to “break down barriers of race and socio-economic backgrounds using dance to promote the freedom of expression, freedom of individuality, hard work, and self-discipline.” You can reserve your free tickets online.
STEAM Day with NASCAR
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA
The Automobile Driving Museum invites kids to participate in “NASCAR 3 D’s of Speed by Scholastic” on Saturday, March 4th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This special event will allow kids to learn a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) concepts. Interactive lessons will examine auto racing and the aerodynamic principals of Drag, Downforce, and Drafting. ($10 for adults, $5 for children 11-17, and children 10 and younger are free).
PETA Kids Morning Moovies
PETA Empathy Center
2624 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
PETA Kids invites families to a special movie screening on Saturday, March 4th. Children will enjoy a viewing of the Secret Life of Pets at 9:30 am. After the film, there will be a discussion about compassion and empathy for all. There will also be a cereal bar (featuring gluten-free and peanut-free options) as well as coloring sheets and stickers.
Family Picnic Day — Cherry Blossom Festival
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
The Cherry Blossom Festival is happening at the South Coast Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. The Garden is celebrating the blooms of the picturesque cherry trees. In Japanese culture, cherry blossoms are representations of “the fragility and beauty of life.” Stroll, enjoy, and don’t forget to bring a picnic! Families are allowed to bring in their own food to enjoy in this scenic setting. (Tickets are $9 for those 13 and older, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger).
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Celebrate Carnival at the Bowers Museum on Sunday, March 5th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. This special family-friendly festival will feature live musical and dance performances as well as Carnival-inspired art projects. The Festival is free, though regular admission does apply for admission to the Bowers Museum and Kidseum.