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Best Things to Do This Weekend With Kids In Los Angeles July 1-4

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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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There are so many fun things to do in LA with kids every weekend!

Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids July 1-4, 2022

Families will find so many fun things to do with your kids this first weekend of July, July 1st – July 4th. Spend some time with special horses in Huntington Beach, enjoy an outdoor movie in El Segundo, be entertained at an outdoor musical performance in West Hollywood, celebrate the 4th of July at the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, and much more.

Not sure where to go or what to do to celebrate Independence Day? We can help! Check out our post 4th of July Celebrations in Los Angeles 2022 for lots of fun ideas!

Saving Wildlife International: Animal Presentation and 
Free First Fridays

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

Kidspace Children’s Museum invites families to two special events happening on Friday, July 1st. Saving Wildlife International: Animal Presentation is scheduled for 11:45 am. Children will have the chance to “learn more about what it means when an animal is endangered, threatened, or extinct.” Then, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm families have the opportunity to explore the museum with no admission fees as part of the Museum’s Free First Fridays program. Advance reservations are required and are available online.

2022 Cars & Stripes Forever
Harbor Blvd. and The Vincent Thomas Bridge, San Pedro, CA

Head to San Pedro on Friday, July 1st from 5 pm to 10 pm for 2022 Cars & Stripes Forever. “More than 100 pre-1975 classic cars and motorcycles will be on display, surrounded by live bands performing on stage.” Food trucks will also be on-site, and a “dazzling fireworks presentation” begins at 9:20 pm. Check the website for information regarding parking. 

Roadium Presents: Angels in the Outfield
The Roadium Drive-In
2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA

On Friday, July 1st enjoy an outdoor screening of the family-friendly film Angels in the Outfield starring Danny Glover. Gates open at 7:00 pm, and the movie starts after sunset (around 8:15 pm). An on-site snack bar offers a variety of concession items. Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG.)

Outdoor Movie: Ratatouille
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

On Friday, July 1st, the Skirball invites families to enjoy an outdoor showing of the Pixar film Ratatouille. “This screening features a kid-friendly viewing lounge, an art-making activity, and food-related fun!” Museum galleries will be open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets are available online; children under 12 are free. (The movie is rated G.)

Hug & Groom 2022: Come and Meet Our Horses!
Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center
6956 Ellis Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648

On Sunday, July 3rd (and the first Sunday of each month) from 11 am to 1 pm families are invited to meet, groom, and hug the horses at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. Eight horses participate in this event, and all the horses are rescue and therapy horses. Proceeds go to the care and feeding of the horses. Register online for this special event. 

Family Matinee: The Princess Bride
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Families are invited to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for a Family Matinee showing of The Princess Bride on Saturday, July 2nd at 11:00 am. Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG.)

Summer Kids Club: Laura Doherty
Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Head to the Sherman Oaks Galleria for its Summer Kids Club happening on Saturday, July 2nd at 11:00 am. Laura Doherty is on tour from Chicago and “acoustically rocks your kid’s world with breezy folk-pop tunes from her multi-award-winning albums which feature her adorable puppet friends.” 

Electric Dusk Drive-In: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
236 N. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91203

On Saturday, July 2nd, enjoy an outdoor movie screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be sold on site. Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG-13.)

Family Matinee: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Enjoy a special family matinee showing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00 pm each day. The 1989 film features “the man with the hat” (Harrison Ford) and his dad (Sean Connery) and is rated PG-13. Tickets are available online. 

Street Food Cinema: A League of Their Own
Veterans Memorial Park
4117 Overland Ave.,Culver City, CA 90230

Street Food Cinema invites you to enjoy an outdoor screening of A League of Their Own on Saturday, July 2nd. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the band starts performing at 6:45 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. There will also be food trucks on site as well. Tickets are available online. (The film is rated PG.)

Street Food Cinema: The Avengers
Will Rogers State Historic Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90230

Street Food Cinema also invites you to enjoy an outdoor screening of The Avengers on Saturday, July 2nd. Doors open at 5:30 pm, music starts at 6:45 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. There will also be food trucks on site as well. Tickets are available online. (The film is rated PG-13.)

Cinespia: Outdoor Movies and Fireworks
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 

Cinespia is hosting a special 4th of July weekend movie event! On Saturday, July 2nd there is an outdoor screening of The Fast and the Furious, followed by a fireworks show. Gates open at 7:15 pm, and the movie starts at 9:00 pm. Details and tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG-13.)

Eat See Hear: Jaws
Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA

Are you feeling brave? Eat See Hear is showing Jaws on Saturday, July 2nd.  Doors open at 6 pm, musical performances start at 7:30 pm, and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. Note – this a large, concrete venue with limited grassy areas on the perimeter. Be sure to bring pillows, blankets, and low chairs. Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG.)

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

Rooftop Cinema Club is screening a couple of family-friendly films this weekend. On Saturday, July 2nd there is a 1:30 pm showing of Up (rated PG), and on Sunday, July 3rd there is a 1:30 pm showing of Sing 2 (rated PG). “Cinema snacks” are available on-site. Tickets are available online.

Concert in the Park
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The City of Manhattan Beach will be hosting Concerts in the Park on Sundays, starting with July 3rd and continuing until September 4th. Concerts are held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On the 3rd, The Satin Dollz are scheduled to perform. Pack a picnic and get ready for an evening of good music and good times. Seating is first come, first served. 

Summer Sounds: Las Chikas
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

The City of West Hollywood presents Summer Sounds on Sunday, July 3rd (and select Sundays throughout the summer) from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Las Chikas, an all-female band, will be performing. “Salsa never looked so good in the City of Angels, a melting pot of cultures and ethnicity come together to give birth to a multicultural female band that sets the stage on fire!” Register online for this free event. 

Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is hosting its Annual Fourth of July Celebration on Monday, July 4th from 10 am to 3 pm. The fun includes games and races (sack racing, water balloon toss, and more), crafts, patriotic concerts, a sports bounce jumper, and more. All outdoor activities are free; admission rates do apply to view the Museum. 

July 4th BBQ & Late Night
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

“Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific.” Families are invited to take advantage of extended hours and enjoy the Aquarium until 10:00 pm. Different admission options are available including a “BBQ-in-a-Box” meal. Details and ticket information are available online. 

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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 WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).