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Best Things to Do This Weekend With Kids In Los Angeles May 26-29

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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 May 26-29, 2023

Families will find so many fun things to do with your kids this Memorial Day weekend, May 26th – May 29th. Enjoy a free outdoor performance of UCLA Mariachi Ensemble, share some laughs at the Annual Family Fun Day in Pasadena, celebrate Memorial Day at the annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade, and much more!

For even more things to do this weekend, be sure to check out our post Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend In and Around Los Angeles.

As always these days, be sure to check each website for any weather cancellations or postponements. Just in case!

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Bubble World Immersive Experience
1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello 90640

Wander through multiple rooms filled with Bubbles and bubble-themed photo-worthy experiences. Adults and kids are loving it, with reviews calling it relaxing, fun, and delightful. Play in a giant ball pit, feel yourself floating through the pastel lighting, and enjoy. Opens in June and you’ll need to get tickets now before it sells out. Use our affiliate link.

A Year with Frog and Toad
Morgan-Wixson Theatre
2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Frog and Toad have gone from the pages of books to a stage in Santa Monica! On Saturdays and Sundays (at 11 am) from May 20th through June 4th, families can see a production of A Year with Frog and Toad at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony awards! You don’t want to miss it. Tickets are available online. 

UCLA Mariachi Ensemble: Free Outdoor Concert
Van Nuys Branch Library
6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401

The UCLA Mariachi Ensemble, made up of student musicians, will be performing a free, outdoor concert at the Van Nuys Branch Library on Friday, May 26th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The musicians are “dressed in the colorful and characteristic traje de charro,” and “play instruments specific to mariachi,” while also including Western instruments, such as the violin and guitar.

Camping in the City
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 

Camping in the City is a special program at Pretend City Children’s Museum happening all summer long, beginning Friday, May 26th through Monday, September 4th. “Get ready to explore our trails, trace the footprints of critters who call our City home, and gather around the campfire for stories and s’more-making lessons.” Ticket information is available online. 

Crazy Rich Asians – Outdoor Screening
Ivy Station
8840 National Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month with a free outdoor screening of Crazy Rich Asians on Friday, May 26th. Bring a blanket and/or low lawn chair, and grab a spot on the lawn beginning at 7:45 pm. The movie starts at 8:15 pm, and there will be free popcorn for moviegoers. Reserve your spot online. (The movie is rated PG-13.)

Calm Morning: Muppets Most Wanted Puppet-Making Workshop
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is hosting Calm Morning: Muppets Most Wanted Puppet-Making Workshop on Saturday, May 27th. The morning starts at 9:00 am with a sensory-friendly gallery exploration. Then, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, families are invited to participate in a special Puppet-Making Workshop. And, at 11:00 am there will be an accommodative, open-caption screening of Muppets Most Wanted. Details, including ticket information, are available online. 

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Los Angeles Dodgers Tickets

Do you bleed Dodger blue??!! The Dodgers Home Opener happens this week, which means it’s time for Baseball! This year we’re working with our Hometown Team to sell some early season tickets and support both them and us! Use our special link to get your tickets and we’ll hopefully all get to watch the Dodgers have an awesome season.

The Dodgers are an affiliate partner for 2023.

North Central LASAN Open House
LA Sanitation and Environment North Central District Yard
452 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031

LA Sanitation and Environment invites families to its Open House event happening on Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This free event features trash trucks and equipment demonstrations, information booths, recycling games, facility tours, and free giveaways (while supplies last). Reserve your spot online. 

Thor’s Reptile Family for Teens
Silver Lake Branch Library
2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Visit the Silver Lake Branch Library on Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 am for Thor’s Reptile Family for Teens. This one-hour, hands-on show features “arthropods, amphibians, and reptiles of all sizes.” Learn about the feeding habits of these animals. “Herbivores, carnivores, insectivores, and omnivores are all included.”

27th Annual Family Fun Day
La Pintoresca Park
45 Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 

The 27th Annual Family Fun Day is happening on Saturday, May 27th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The fun includes “free fitness and wellness games, arts and crafts, face painting, food, and live entertainment.” 

Family Movie Day: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
La Mirada Library
13800 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638

On Saturday, May 27th at 1:00 pm, the La Mirada Library is hosting Family Movie Day with a screening of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required as attendance is limited. (The movie is rated PG.)

2023 Korean Spirits
Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Families are invited to the Central Library on Saturday, May 27th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for 2023 Korean Spirits. “2023 Korean Spirits is a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean-US alliance and the 120th anniversary of Korean immigration to the United States.” Families will enjoy traditional Korean music and dance performances, arts and crafts, and more.  

Salt Marsh Open House
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731

On Saturday, May 27th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, families are invited to Salt Marsh Open House. Aquarium educators will be on hand, giving families the opportunity to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach. Use microscopes and binoculars to observe live animals and learn about the birds of the marsh, native plants, and the changes in the tides. This is a free event, open to all ages.

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World of Barbie Immersive Experience
395 Santa Monica Place Mall, Santa Monica 90401

Enter the bright pink world of Barbie as this immersive experience opens in LA this Spring. Barbie’s iconic Dreamhouse is brought to life, and you can hang out in her larger-than-life pink camper van – side note: it was built by the world-famous West Coast Customs. There’s a bubble ball pit, a music studio, and hundreds of Barbie dolls on display, and much more. Get tickets with our affiliate link.

The Tale of the Lucky Cat
Rowland Heights Library
1850 Nogales St., Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Rowland Heights Library, part of the LA County Library System, is celebrating author Sunny Seki and his book The Tale of the Lucky Cat on Saturday, May 27th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Families will learn about Mr. Seki’s journey to becoming an author, and children will “have the chance to play with Sunny’s collection of traditional Japanese wooden and bamboo toys.” This program is for children ages 5-12. 

Family Matinee: Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!)
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

As part of its Family Matinee programming, New Beverly Cinema is screening Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!) on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th at 2:00 pm. “Pack your bags and travel with the Peanuts on their first overseas adventure!” Tickets are available online. 

The Miracle Project Takes the Cake
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Miracle Project presents a family-friendly 18th Birthday Celebration, The Miracle Project Takes the Cake, at The Wallis on Sunday, May 28th. The production showcases “neurodivergent artists of all ages in a festive program of musical performances, sketch comedy, improv, and more.” This interactive and improvised mystery is told in two parts featuring performers with and without disabilities asking the audience for help in solving the mystery of a cake heist. There are two shows — one at 2:00 pm and one at 4:30 pm. Stay for both shows to solve the complete mystery! Details and ticket information are available online.

Memorial Day Remembrance Event
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is hosting a Memorial Day Remembrance Event on Monday, May 29th. Live music begins at 9:00 am, and the day’s program begins at 10:00 am. The event also includes a flyover by the Tiger Squadron (weather premitting), keynote remarks, and more. This free event is held outdoors. (Admission rates do apply for those wishing to visit the Museum.) In addition, For The Troops will have donation bins on-site. Families are encouraged to donate items such as packets of trail mix, personal care items, magazines and books, and batteries. Register online for this free event. 

31st Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade
Sherman Way Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 

The 31st Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade is happening on Monday, May 29th. The opening ceremony is at 10:00 am, and the parade starts at 11:00 am. This year’s theme is “Saluting the Price of Freedom.” Enjoy floats, classic cars, bands and choral groups, a flyover, and more. Details are available online.

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The Watts Towers is an amazing thing to do in Los Angeles with kids on any weekend!

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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).

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