9 Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend
This weekend, you have many options for things to do in Los Angeles with your kids. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, participate in Free Comic Book Day, attend a May Day Festival, and much more.
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4th Annual SoCal Moms Great Big Family Play Day
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The 4th Annual Great Big Family Play Day is happening on Sunday, May 7th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Described as the “ultimate family festival and expo,” this special event features live entertainment, food, samples, carnival rides, hands-on activities, and much more. Passes are available online.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all weekend long at the city’s free annual celebration. The festivities begin Friday, May 5th and continue through Sunday, May 7th. Enjoy musical and dance performances and food.
Bird LA Day
many Southern California locations
Saturday, May 6th is Bird Day LA. It’s a chance for families to get out and take a look at the diverse winged creatures in our city. There are several family-friendly ways to celebrate including guided walks, picnics, yoga, and more. Click here for a schedule of events.
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6th is Free Comic Book Day. The annual event was “founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love.” Local comic shops welcome comic book readers to stop by and enjoy a free comic. Fans are encouraged to come dressed up in a costume as well. Click here to find a participating comic shop.
May Day Festival
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Families are invited to the May Day Festival at the Bowers Museum on Sunday, May 7th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Children will enjoy live musical performances, have the chance to make spring art projects, and more. The Festival is free, but regular admission applies to the Museum.
Celebrate Israel Festival
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA
The Celebrate Israel Festival is happening at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center on Sunday, May 7th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. This community event will celebrate the State of Israel with guests learning about the history, landmarks, and culture of Israel. There will be food, art, entertainment, face painting, a petting zoo, rides, and much more. Tickets are available online.
Month of Big Sundays (MoBS)
It’s a “Month of Big Sundays” from Monday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 31st. This means families have many more opportunities to become involved in a variety of community service projects. Whether you’re looking to volunteer for an hour or on a weekly basis, click here to view projects that need your help.
Fiesta Matsuri: Multi-Ethnic Celebration of Children
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Families are invited to celebrate Fiesta Matsuri on Sunday, May 7th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This special festival commemorates “the Children’s Day celebrations of two communities – Kodomo no Hi in Japan and Dia de los Ninos in Mexico.” The day’s events includes musical and dance performances, hands-on workshops, arts and crafts, food trucks, games, and more.
Marathon Kids Rookie Run
Dodger Stadium 1000 Vin Scully Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Families are invited to a free, fun, family-oriented run around Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 6th. Whether your family runs regularly or are new to running, all levels of experience can participate. Doors open at 8:00 am and there will be a warm-up before beginning. After the run, enjoy some refreshments and fun post-run activities. Register online.