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The Best Things to Do This Weekend With Kids In Los Angeles – July 30 – August 1, 2021

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Every Weekend there are amazing Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids! We’ve curated a list of what we think are the most fun, most interesting family events in Los Angeles this weekend – so you can have the best time together!

We’ll update this page every week so be sure to come back and see what great kids events we have coming up for the weekend in Los Angeles and Southern California. We are your source for the Best Things to do in LA with Kids!

Whether you have Toddlers or Teens (or any kids in between), this list will give you great ideas for family fun this weekend! We work hard to add things to do we think you’ll enjoy.

This Weekend (and Every Weekend) in Los Angeles, you’ll find so many options on our list:

  • Things to do all over SoCal – not just in one part of LA
  • Things to do that are free, low-cost, and some that are pricey
  • Things to do for babies, toddlers, and families with Tweens and Teens
  • Things to do for the Whole Family!

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Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids July 30 – August 1, 2021

Families will find so many fun things to do with your kids this last weekend of July, July 30th – August 1st. Experience Beyond Van Gogh in Anaheim, attend the International Surf Festival in Hermosa Beach, celebrate Seal Day at the Marine Mammal Care Center, and more!

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Anaheim Convention Center (ACC North – 200 Level)
800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a way to see, experience, and be a part of Van Gogh’s art like you never have before. Families will marvel as projection transforms the walls and they’re “wrapped in light, color, and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes, and landscapes. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive…” This is a limited engagement at the Anaheim Convention Center through September 5th. Tickets are available online. 

Torrance Art Museum and Around Torrance
3320 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503

From now until August 28th, families are invited to explore Ultra! This special art installation features “more than 20 artworks from some of the region’s most exciting contemporary artists in accessible locations throughout Torrance.” The Main Gallery of the Torrance Art Museum serves as the “hub station.” Check the website for details and a map so your family can plan a day (or more) exploring and viewing the art which includes sculpture, installation, interactive experiences, and video projection. 

International Surf Festival
Hermosa Beach

The City of Hermosa Beach is the official host city for the 58th International Surf Festival happening Wednesday, July 28th through Sunday, August 1st. A variety of competitions and activities are planned throughout the weekend including a volleyball tournament, bodysurfing championships, a 2-mile beach run, and much more. Check the website for a schedule of events.

State Fair Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007

State Fair Santa Anita Park is a “new state fair for Los Angeles” and begins Thursday, July 29th and continues through August 22nd, Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 10 pm. The fun includes something for the whole family including “fair rides and games, local and national entertainment, a social media stage, adult beverage sampling, vendor booths, and a designated kids area.” Tickets and details are available online.

Movie Nights at the Mart
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Brentwood Country Mart is the site of Friday night Movie Nights at 6:00 pm. On Friday, July 30th first enjoy the Pixar short film Lou, and then a screening of the popular family film Despicable Me. “Grab dinner, nibbles and sips to go for the show from your Mart favorites.” 

Rooftop Cinema Club: Santa Monica Airport
3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Families can enjoy outdoor movies at the Santa Monica Airport on Friday, July 30th.  There is an 8:30 pm screening of Pixar’s Ratatouille (rated G) and an 11:15 pm screening of Guardians of the Galaxy (rated PG-13). Food, refreshments, and concessions are available on-site. Tickets are available online. 

Roadium Drive-In Presents: The Mask
The Roadium Open Air Market
2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504

The Roadium is screening The Mask starring Jim Carreyon Friday, July 30th. Gates open at 7:00 pm, and the movie starts after sunset, about 8:30 pm. There is an on-site snack bar as well. Tickets are available online and are $25 per car. (The movie is rated PG-13.)

PCH Movies & Moonlight
2nd & PCH
E. 2nd St. & Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

PCH Movies & Moonlight, a free outdoor screening of family-friendly movies, is happening Friday, July 30th (and each Friday through August 20th). On the 30th, enjoy a screening of Disney’s Pocahontas. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Seating is first-come, first-served. (Subtitles will be displayed on screen.)

Live Weekend Entertainment
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Grove invites families to enjoy live musical performances each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the rest of the year. Performances are scheduled for 4 pm to 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 3 pm to 6 pm on Sundays. 

Marina Drive-In
Lot 2 – 13477 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 

Enjoy a drive-in movie in Marina del Rey this weekend. On Friday, July 30th there is a 5:00 pm screening of Moana (rated PG) and an 8:00 pm screening of Grease. On Saturday, July 31st there is a 5:00 pm showing of Coco (rated PG) and an 8:00 pm screening of La La Land (rated PG-13). Gourmet food trucks will be on-site and/or you can bring your own favorite snacks. Tickets are available online. 

Rooftop Cinema Club: El Segundo
1310 E. Franklin Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245

Enjoy an outdoor movie in El Segundo this weekend. On Friday, July 30th there is a 5:00 pm screening of The Mighty Ducks (1992) (rated PG)and a 8:00 pm showing of La La Land (rated PG-13). On Saturday, July 31st, it’s Christmas in July with a 5:00 pm showing of Elf (rated PG) and an 8:00 pm showing of Home Alone (rated PG). And on Sunday, August 1st there’s a 5:00 pm screening of The Goonies (rated PG) and an 8:00 pm screening of The Great Gatsby (rated PG-13). Food, refreshments, and concessions are available on-site. Tickets are available online. 

Re-Opening Revelry
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
4949 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Live shows return to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Beginning on Saturday, July 31st and continuing through September 12th, families can watch Re-Opening Revelry, a “new hour long celebration of the Book Baker Marionettes’ favorite things. From birthday cake and picnics, to holidays and seasons, this show is bursting with a parade of puppets.” Tickets are available online. 

Seal Day
Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 S. Gaffey St. #8, San Pedro, CA 90731

The Marine Mammal Care Center is hosting Seal Day on Saturday, July 31st from 10 am to 4 pm. “Seal Day is a celebration for our community and fundraiser to support the work we do for ocean conservation and to save seals and sea lions.” The festivities include live music, food, and patient (seal) viewing. Reservations are required and may be made online. 

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday “with owls, broom races, potions, and more” at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Saturday, July 31st. Special activities are planned throughout the day including a scavenger hunt, art projects, and more. All activities are included in general museum admission. “Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character for $1.00 off general admission ticket.” 

Plantopia: A Plant and Pottery Marketplace
Union Station
800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 

Plantopia is happening at Union Station on Saturday, July 31st. “Plantopia will immerse guests in the art of indoor gardening and feature an eclectic mix of plants from a variety of vendors.” And if you need some refreshments, Polar Bear Kitchen will be offering all-natural, organic smoothies throughout the day. Check the website for a list of participating vendors. Free advance tickets are available online and are offered for one of two gatherings – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. 

Baby Shark Watch: Instagram Live

“Baby Shark Watch is a series that follows one egg at Heal the Bay Aquarium over the course of a year to show how sharks develop month by month.” Families can watch on the last Saturday of each month (July 31st from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm) on Instagram live (@healthebayaquarium) to “watch a swell shark develop from egg to pup.” 

Street Food Cinema: The Princess and The Frog
Park Center, Griffith Park
4670 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Street Food Cinema invites families to enjoy an outdoor screening of the Disney film The Princess and The Frog on Saturday, July 31st. With Street Food Cinema, it’s more than a movie. It’s a complete show including live musical performances as well as a variety of food trucks on-site. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets are available online and must be purchased in advance. (The film is rated G.)

Drive-In Movies in the Park: Sonic the Hedgehog
Edward Vincent Park
700 Warren Lane, Inglewood, CA 90302 

The City of Inglewood invites families to enjoy Drive-In Movies in the Park on Saturday, July 31st for a screening of Sonic the Hedgehog. Gates open at 6:30 pm and the movie begins at dusk. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $15 per vehicle. (The movie is rated PG.)

Drive-In At the Park: The Lion King
Kenneth Hahn Disc Golf Course
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056

Drive-In At the Park is screening Disney’s The Lion King on Saturday, July 31st at 8:15 pm. Food trucks will be on-site. Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated G.)

Electric Dusk Drive-In
236 N. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91203

Electric Dusk Drive-In is showing The Wedding Singer (rated PG-13) featuring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler on Saturday, July 31st at 8:15 pm. And on Sunday, August 1st at 8:15 pm enjoy Disney’s Aladdin (rated G) with Robin Williams doing the memorable voice of the Genie. Don’t forget to bring your favorite movie-watching snacks, though “concession goodies” are available for purchase. Tickets are available online.

Concerts in the Park
Library Park, Rotary Club Bandshell
321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016

The city of Monrovia invites families to enjoy Concerts in the Park on Sunday, August 1st from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair and blanket, a picnic, and sit back and enjoy the free concert. On Sunday, Boxcar 7, a Blues Band, will perform. 

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Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).