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8 Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

This Father’s Day weekend, you have many options for things to do in Los Angeles with your kids. Attend a festival, clean-up at the beach, visit a museum, and lots more!

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Camp Rock the Musical by Puttin’ On Productions
Hermosa Beach Playhouse
710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Families can attend a live performance of Camp Rock the Musical based on the Disney Channel Original Movie. Performers are all children ages 7-11 who participate in the Mini POPs Division. The performance will have two acts with an intermission and is about two hours long. Performances are scheduled for Friday, June 16th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, June 17th at 1:00 pm. POP’s (Puttin’ On Productions) is a non-profit youth theatre company “dedicated to creating a magical place where children can learn valuable life skills through the musical theatre production process.” Tickets are available online or at the door.

4th Annual Garden Party: A Night in Focus
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

The Norton Simon is ready for summer with its annual Garden Party happening on Saturday, June 17th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Enjoy the Sculpture Garden, live music, do some sketching, create your own potpourri satchel, have fun with a scavenger hunt, and much more. This special event is included in general Museum admission ($12 for adults, and children 17 and younger are free).

Disney Pixar Cars 3 – Road to the Races
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Cars 3 opens in theaters on Friday, June 16th. In celebration of the return of our favorite race car, there is a nationwide tour of life-size, character look-alikes of Lightning McQueen as well as Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm (characters from the new movie). The cars will be at the Autry Museum from Wednesday, June 14th through Sunday, June 18th (different times on each day so check the website for the schedule). In addition, children can participate in a giant coloring mural, enjoy an interactive play area, and much more.

8th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival
Leimert Park Village
Degnan and 43rd St., Los Angeles, CA

The Juneteenth Heritage Festival is happening on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th. The free festivities include live performances, shopping, food, games, and much more.

A Midsummer Night’s Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

A Midsummer Night’s Museum is happening at Kidspace Children’s Museum on Saturday, June 17th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It’s a night full of storytelling. Families will “hear tales of the Arabian Nights, join Alice’s Mad Tea Party, and meet mythical creatures and classical characters in the Midsummer Night’s Garden.” For extra fun, families are encouraged to dress up! Admission is $8 for this special event which takes place after regular Museum hours.

Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup
Venice Beach Pier
3100 Ocean Front Walk, Tower Buccaneer, South of Pier, Venice, CA 90292

On Saturday, June 17th, families can participate in “Nothin’ But Sand” Beach Cleanup. Cleanups begin at 10:00 am and generally finish up at 11:30 am. Come prepared with water. Bags, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided while supplies last. You can sign up online.

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sunday, June 18th is the opening day of Play!, a new exhibit at The Autry. On view will be more than 200 historic objects which all look at “the role of toys and games across cultures and over time.” Take a look at dolls, board games, outdoor games, and more and see how the games children played (and still play) speak of different social values. In addition, there are lots of hands-on opportunities for Museum visitors including games of the past and present. The exhibit will be at The Autry until January 7th, 2018. (The Museum is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is $14 for adults, $6 for children 3-12, and children under 3 are free).

25th Anniversary Pasadena Chalk Festival
Paseo Colorado
300 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

More than 600 artists will be creating chalk masterpieces on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th (from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm each day) at the Pasadena Chalk Festival. Festivities include live entertainment, Children’s Chalkland (where kids can create Father’s Day cards), and much more. The event is free.



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1 comment

  1. Zema Khan 21 June, 2017 at 02:41 Reply

    My mother lives in los angeles. Sometimes i visit her with my 3 years old. My princes is still baby but i will save this for next time visit. Thanks Wendy! 🙂

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