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 – and hopefully will result in LA parents and kids having the best time together as a family!
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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 long Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th-27th. Attend Memorial Day events at Kidspace Children’s Museum, the Queen Mary, and Battleship IOWA. Spend some time at one of the many festivals happening this weekend including Topanga Days, the Valley Greek Festival, and Fiesta Hermosa, and much more!
Opening of Pacific Visions
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The long-awaited opening of Pacific Visions at the Aquarium of the Pacific is happening on Friday, May 24th. Described as the “aquarium of the future” families can “journey inside the new stunning glass building to experience a state-of-the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging media displays, and live animal exhibitions.” The aquarium is open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day (except Christmas). Tickets are available online.
The Getty Villa hosts two family-friendly events on Saturday, May 25th. The “Family Floralia Workshop,” from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, is happening in the Herb Garden. This drop-in program gives families the chance to explore the “sights, textures, and fragrances of history” as they explore the Villa gardens and make their own seed balls. Then at 2:00 pm, families can participate in another program, “In TOUCH with Antiquity: Greek Vases.” This multi sensory activity allows families to explore how Greek vases were made and to “handle tools and materials similar to those used by ancient potters and painters.” Both of these activities are drop-in programs. Admission to the Getty Villa is free, though an advance entry ticket is required and can be requested online.
46th Annual Topanga Days
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290?
Topanga Days is happening this weekend on Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm each day. Enjoy food, music, artisans, a fun zone (including inflatables, face painting, games, and more), and a parade on Memorial Day. This not-for-profit fundraiser is sponsored by the Topanga Community Club. Ticket information is available online.
Memorial Day Weekend
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103?
Kidspace Children’s Museum invites families to its Memorial Day Weekend celebration happening Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th. “Honor our country’s military service” with special themed story times, contribute to a community memorial pavilion, and enjoy performances by Razzle Bam Boom “as they perform American history through music.” (Performances are scheduled for 1:00 pm).
Memorial Day Salute to Service
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Celebrate Memorial Day all weekend long at the Queen Mary from Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th. Families will enjoy special “re-enactments and demonstrations, appearances by beloved historical figures, and lectures.” Salute to Service is “the perfect opportunity to explore the Queen Mary and learn the incredible true story of how her involvement played a pivotal role in guiding the Allied Forces to victory in WWII.” Check the website for a schedule of events. Free admission will be offered to current and retired military personnel as well as first responders.
Pier Plaza, Hermosa Ave., and Lower Pier Ave., Downtown Hermosa Beach, CA?
Fiesta Hermosa is happening this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (May 25-May 27), from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. It is considered the “largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California.” Families can see the works of over 300 artists and crafters, enjoy live musical entertainment, partake of the Food Court, and spend some time at the Kiddie Carnival (featuring rides, a rock climbing wall, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painters, and more).
46th Annual Valley Greek Festival
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325
The 46th Annual Valley Greek Festival is happening this weekend, Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm each day. Enjoy live musical and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, a special kids and games section (with bouncers, giant slides, arts and crafts, games, and more), food, vendors, and more.
Memorial Day Remembrance Event
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731
Battleship IOWA hosts a Memorial Day Remembrance Event on Monday, May 27th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free community event honors our service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. The festivities include a remembrance ceremony, live dance performance, music, display of military vehicles, face painting, food trucks, and more. Festivities are held on the pier. Tickets are required to tour Battleship IOWA, though all active, reserved, and retired military members may tour for free.
Ice Cream Social
The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories
395 Santa Monica Place #323, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Enjoy a free ice cream social at The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories on Monday, May 27th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Meet Shiho Yoshikawa of Sweet Rose Creamery who will show families how to make delicious ice cream in your own kitchens. A variety of samplings from Sweet Rose Creamery will be offered as you learn how to make “all the sweet fixings, from butterscotch sauce to homemade sprinkles and chocolate-dipped cones.” All ages are welcome.