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All the Best Things to Do This Weekend With Kids In Los Angeles – September 18-20, 2020

As more things open up, there are more things to do. Scroll down to see all the Family Fun in LA this weekend.

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 as a family!

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!

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Things To Do in Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend, September 18-20, 2020

Families will find fun things to do with your kids this weekend September 18th – September 20th. Make some art, go for a hike, enjoy a drive-in movie, and more!

Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

The Bowers Museum is now open and ready to safely welcome your family. Current exhibitions include Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic, a 10,000-square-foot traveling exhibit that features more than 400 objects. Timed tickets will be required. Make your reservation online. 

The Virtual Orange County Children’s Book Festival

The Virtual Orange County Children’s Book Festival begins on Monday, September 14th and continues until Saturday, September 26th. A variety of activities are planned including story times, illustrating demonstrations, interactive activities, discussion panels, and much more. Check the website for a complete schedule of events. 

Sawdust Art Festival: An Outdoor Marketplace
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Sawdust Art Festival: An Outdoor Marketplace opens this weekend on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Outdoor Marketplace will be open on weekends only, and advance tickets are required. Families will have the opportunity to safely shop, watch live art demonstrations, and enjoy outdoor dining and live music. Tickets are available online. (Admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 12 and under.)

Theatricum Unmasked!

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum invites families to a a special virtual performance on Friday, September 18th at 8:00 pm. Theatricum Unmasked will highlight “some of Theatricum’s most beloved artists as they share stories from the nearly fifty years of repertory seasons.” Families will enjoy laughs, a behind-the-scenes look, and an opportunity to ask questions of performers. RSVP online to receive your free Zoom information. 

Moompetam: Native American Virtual Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its annual Moompetam Festival virtually this year on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. This annual festival celebrates local Native American cultures. The program will feature “traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance.“ Check the website for details and a schedule of the day’s events.

Family Mixed Media Play

The Elysian Valley Arts Collective is hosting a virtual family art workshop on Saturday, September 19th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. This special workshop, Family Mixed Media Play, is designed for children ages 3 and up. “Through a series of guided exercises artist/author/illustrator/teacher Kait Walsh will help engage the whole family in imaginative play and collaboration that will leave everyone feeling excited and inspired.” RSVP online for your Zoom information. 

Virtual Family Art Workshop

Angels Gate Cultural Center hosts a free virtual family art workshop on Saturday, September 19th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Activities are designed for “kids and adults, ages 1 to 101!” This week, families will be making “Thaumatropes – a playful piece of art that creates an optical illusion using something called persistence of vision.” Register online to receive your Zoom link and supplies information. 

Drive-In Movies at the Mall: The Princess Bride
Lakewood Center Mall
500 Lakewood Mall, Lakewood, CA

Enjoy a drive-in screening of The Princess Bride at the Lakewood Center Mall on Saturday, September 19th. Cars may begin arriving at 7:00 pm, and the movie starts at 8:00 pm. A free goody bag will be provided to each car. Tickets are available online. 

Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Hicks Haul Rd., Irvine, CA

Families are invited to an Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road happening on Sunday, September 20th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Families will travel a distance of about 2.5 miles during the hike. Hike through “stunning rock formations and fragrant native plants as you listen to the sounds of nature.” Advance registration is required. 

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