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

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You won’t run out of things to do this weekend, because there are so many fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids. Enjoy an outdoor movie, visit the Watermelon Festival, participate in National Dance Day, and more!

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Family Movie Night: Moana
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

The South Coast Botanic Garden invites families to an outdoor showing of the Disney film Moana on Friday, July 28th. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 5:00 pm and includes live dance performances, a scavenger hunt, and other family-friendly activities. The movie begins at about 8:00 pm (depending on the time of the sunset). Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and settle in for a fun family movie. Tickets can be purchased online ($9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and $4 for children ages 5-12). A food truck will also be on site for purchases.

Campfire Program
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Get ready to learn some history while sitting around a campfire. On Friday, July 28th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (as well as August 11th and August 18th), a National Park Ranger will guide the event and help families learn about “the Los Angeles area through activities and storytelling around a campfire.” Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water, a flashlight, and bug spray. The event is free.

55th Annual California Watermelon Festival
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
11480 Foothill Blvd., Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342

The 55th Annual California Watermelon Festival is happening on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm each day. The fun includes all-you-can-eat watermelon, cooking demonstrations, games, live musical entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts, magic shows, watermelon skiing, and much more. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-12, and free for children younger than 3. Check the website for a schedule of events.

Public Star Party
Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

On Saturday, July 29th from 2:00 pm to 9:45pm the Griffith Observatory is hosting its monthly public star party. Families will have the chance to use telescopes to view the Sun, Moon, planets, and more. Astronomers will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information.

National Dance Day
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, July 29th at Kidspace Children’s Museum. The fun is happening from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (the Museum is closing early at 2:00 pm due to a Rose Bowl event). This annual celebration was founded by the Dizzy Feet Foundation as a way to showcase dance as a fun and positive way to stay healthy. Families can learn the official dance routine at 10:30 and 11:30, and then at 12:30 get ready for an all-museum dance party! (Admission is $13 each).

Peter & The Wolf – The Classical
Grand Park
300 & 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Families are invited to enjoy a special performance of Peter and The Wolf on Sunday, July 30th. (Two performances are scheduled — one at 3:00 pm and another at 4:30 pm). Thirty minutes before each performance, children will enjoy special activities. Enjoy the famous tale of Peter and his animal friends as told through musical instruments and narrated by Nobuko Miyamoto.



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