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Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

There are so many fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this weekend! Celebrate California’s statehood, learn to make a piñata, attend a theatrical production, and more. And don’t forget, Sunday is Grandparent’s Day so be sure to include grandma and grandpa in some of these fun activities!

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Dancing in Old California
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd., Long Beach, CA 90807

Families will feel as if they’ve stepped back in time, back to September 9th, 1850 when California became the 31st state to join the Union. Rancho Los Cerritos is hosting the special celebration on Saturday, September 9th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Families will enjoy period entertainment, dance lessons (including waltzes and polkas), light refreshments, and more. Tickets are available online and are $25 each.

Free Saturday Family Theatre: Proud To Be Me
International City Theatre
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Families are invited to a free production of Proud To Be Me on Saturday, September 9th at 11:00 am. The production is a “multicultural collection of stories revolving around the themes of self-esteem, self-acceptance and respect for others.” Performances last about an hour. Parking is available in an adjacent structure (for a $15 fee). Reservations are required and may be made online.

Street Food Cinema: The Mighty Ducks
Park Center, Griffith Park
4670 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Mighty Ducks with a special outdoor showing as part of Street Food Cinema on Saturday, September 9th. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the band begins at 6:30 pm, and the movie begins at 8:00 pm. Food trucks will also be on hand. The movie is rated PG, stars Emilio Estevez as a reluctant hockey coach to a youth team, and runs for about 1 hour 40 minutes. Ticket information is available online.

East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival
E. Cesar Chavez and Mednick Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a special parade and festival on Sunday, September, 10th. The East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade is considered to be “the oldest and largest Hispanic parade in the country.” The parade begins at 10:00 am, with the festival following at 11:00 am and continuing until 5:00 pm. Festivities include live entertainment, raffles, arts and crafts, face painting, food, and more. Check the website for more information about the parade route and parking.

Autry Explorers: LEGO Derby
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Autry is hosting a LEGO Derby on Sunday, September 10th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This fun event “invites brick builders of all ages to build creative LEGO vehicles to race on a pinewood derby-style track.” This activity is recommended for children 3-12. (Children under 3 will be provided DUPLO blocks to use). And while you’re at the Autry, don’t forget to explore their special exhibit, Play! This event is included in general Museum Admission ($14 for adults, $10 for students with current ID, $6 for children 3-12,  and free for children younger than 3).

Piñata Making Party – A CraftLab Family Workshop
Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Craft and Folk Art Museum invites you to stop by for a special drop-in activity on Sunday, September 10th. Between 2:30 and 4:30 pm, families can “learn basic and traditional techniques of piñata making to creating your own piñata.” Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children.

Kids Corner at Paseo Colorado {sponsored listing}
300 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Every Tuesday from 10am-12pm from September 12 – October 3, Kids can enjoy FREE music, entertainment, and fun with a different music or educational performance each week.  The fun begins on September 12th with a performance from Kinderwise!



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