All the Best Things to Do This Weekend With Kids In Los Angeles

Updated for the week of January 20th – 26th, 2020

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!

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Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

There is no shortage of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this weekend, January 24th – January 26th. Visit a museum on Saturday, join in the fun at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Whale Fiesta, attend a free performance at LMU, and much more! 

Don’t forget, the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, begins on Saturday, January 25th. Check out our post Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Los Angeles for a list of events happening all around the city.


Things To Do on Monday, January 20th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade
M. L. King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 

The 35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade is happening on Monday, January 20th at 10:00 am. This yearly event features marching bands, performances, drill teams, floats, special guests, and much more. This parade is recognized as “America’s Biggest and Longest-Running Celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday.” This year’s theme is “Equality for All Humanity, Our Next Step.” Check the website for a map of the parade route.

2020 MLK Day Celebration
California African American Museum
Exposition Park
600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

“Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in art, culture, and community, and commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965” at the California African American Museum on Monday, January 20th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The celebration includes art workshops, the chance to listen to recordings of Dr. King’s speeches, time to explore the museum’s exhibitions, and much more. Admission is free.

8th Annual MLK Day Clothing Collection & Community Breakfast
Big Sunday
6111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Big Sunday is hosting its 8th Annual MLK Day Clothing Collection & Community Breakfast on Monday, January 20th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Big Sunday will be collecting clothes (new and gently used) for adults and children of all ages. They’re looking for work clothes, casual clothes, athletic wear, and coats to name just a few. Volunteers will help sort, count, fold, and pack the donated clothing. There will also be fun arts and crafts projects throughout the morning, live entertainment, and a community breakfast. This event is for all ages. RSVP online.

Things to do Friday, January 24th

Balloonacy!
Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library
14245 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

The Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library invites families to “Balloonacy!” On Friday, January 24th from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. “Join Dennis Forel as he twists and turns his balloons into delightful animal characters with interactive and comedic stories.” 

Things To Do on Saturday, January 25th

Museums Annual Free-For-All Day
Multiple Locations

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 25th because many museums will be participating in the annual Free-For-All Day. This is a great opportunity to check out a museum you’ve always meant to visit or spend some time re-visiting an old family favorite. Some of the participating museums include the Autry Museum of the American West, the Cayton Children’s Museum, Descanso Gardens, Kidspace Children’s Museum, and the Skirball Cultural Center to name just a few. Check the website for a complete list of participating museums.

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Photo courtesy of the Autry Museum

Dodgers FanFest
Dodger Stadium – Parking Lots P and N
1000 Vin Scully Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dodgers FanFest is happening on Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This special day includes a lot of fun activities for Dodger fans including interactive games, autograph sessions, player interviews, music, food, Dodger merchandise sale, and much more. This is a free event, but tickets are required and can be obtained online. Check the website for details and parking information. 

Hands on History
Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Santa Monica History Museum hosts “Hands on History,” a free children’s workshop, on Saturday, January 25th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The workshop includes a “brief, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a craft or activity.” This month’s theme is the Santa Monica Pier, and children will be crafting a Ferris Wheel. Workshops are designed for children ages 5-11. RSVP online or by calling 310-395-2290. 

17th Annual Festival of Human Abilities
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

The 17th Annual Festival of Human Abilities is happening at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th (from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day). This special event highlights the “creative spirit of people with disabilities” and features wheelchair dance, live music, sign language choirs, art demonstrations, and much more. This event is included in general aquarium admission.

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Festival of Human Abilities – photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific

Things to do Sunday, January 26th

Whale Fiesta
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites families to its annual Whale Fiesta on Sunday, January 26th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This special event celebrates the annual migration of the gray whale and the beginning of southern California’s whale-watching season. This free event features many activities including music, guest lectures, games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, and more.

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Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Hammer Museum invites families with children ages 8-14 for a very special workshop on Sunday, January 26th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. “What does the video game Fortnite have in common with Shakespeare? Both can teach us about how words and phrases are created and popularized. Use language to invent fabulous treasures, describe fortifications, and plan daring heists.” The workshop will be led by game designer and documentary film editor, Mike Jorgensen. Reservations are encouraged, as the workshop is designed for up to 20 students. Reserve your space online or by calling 310-915-0200. 

Fowler Families: Ready, Set, Sculpt!
Fowler Museum at UCLA 
308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Families are invited to a hands-on workshop at the Fowler Museum on Sunday, January 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. “Discover the dynamic colors, surprising materials, and personal memories shared by artist Rina Banerjee” in the museum’s special exhibition, Make Me a Summary of the World. Then, children will create a sculpture that expresses their own unique story.

Annual Children’s Concert
Loyola Marymount University – Murphy Recital Hall
1955 Ignatian Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Loyola Marymount University is hosting its Annual Children’s Concert on Sunday, January 26th, with two concerts – one at 1:00 pm and another at 3:00 pm. This free event features music by “Beethoven, Poulenc, Duarte, and LMU faculty composer Ryan Dorin performed by the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company in collaboration with LMU Music students.” There will also be a full staging of the popular children’s tale, Babar the Elephant. The performances are designed for children ages 3-12. Seating is first-come, first-served. 


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