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Free Things to do with L.A. Kids in August

As summer kicks on, there are lots of awesome family friendly events to do in LA, including: Fleet Week, a Japanese festival, carnivals, car shows, free Shakespeare and a 3on3 basketball tournament. Check out our top picks for the best free events in August.

    Fiesta La Ballona

    08/23 - 08/25

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Pop on in to Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona. This spectacular summer festival features live...

    Create Wizard of Oz Puppets

    08/24

    South Bay

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Head to EMSoA for a hands-on workshop where kids can design and create original puppets inspired by ...

    Gassers 6 & Blown Street Rods

    08/24

    South Bay

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Join the 6th annual Gassers event, which will be bigger and better than ever. Help celebrate vintage...


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    Cardboard Yacht Regatta

    08/24

    West LA

    $15 to participate (free to spectate)

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Annenberg Community Beach House presents the super-fun annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta. Teams of ...

    LA’s Got Talent

    08/25

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    LA’s Got Talent returns to the Levitt Pavilion for its youth-focused showcase spotlighting rhythmi...

    20th Annual Elvis Festival

    08/25

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    The 20th Annual Elvis Festival returns to Historic Main Street in Garden Grove to celebrate its Plat...

    Shakespeare Family Night

    08/25

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Free Shakespeare Family Night at Griffith Park is a fun-filled night open to all ages! There’l...

    Orange International Street Fair

    08/30 - 09/01

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    For decades every Labor Day weekend, the Orange International Street Fair (OISF) in downtown Orange ...

    LA Fleet Week

    08/30 - 09/02

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Southern California’s end-of-summer tradition, LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebrati...

    Fiesta Hermosa

    08/31 - 09/02

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Fiesta Hermosa is the largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California, featuring approximately...

    Vibras Meditation for Kids

    08/31

    West LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Vibras is a meditation program made specifically for children. A multi-stage class brings awareness ...


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    JAM Session: Chicago Style Stepping

    08/19

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Set to the toe-tapping sounds of jazz, soul and R&B, Chicago Style Stepping returns to the Ford ...

    Nisei Week Japanese Festival

    08/10 - 08/18

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    On the weekends of Aug 10 & 11, Aug 17 & 18, the Japanese American Cultural & Community ...

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    Dance DTLA – Motown / Funk Night

    08/16

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Get on up at Dance DTLA with the extremely popular Motown / Funk night. The legendary sounds of Moto...

    JAM Session: Ukulele & Hula Dance

    08/12

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Whether you want to learn the graceful gestures of the hula, or play some island songs on your ukule...

    2nd Annual Mundo Maya Celebration

    08/11

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The 2nd Annual Mundo Maya Celebration is a celebration of Maya culture in Los Angeles, complete with...

    Tanabata Festival

    08/10 - 08/11

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Head to the 11th Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival for a “Romance in the Stars” experience. T...

    Public Star Party

    08/10

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Public Star Parties are held with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Soc...

    Dance DTLA – Salsa Night

    08/09

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Head to Dance DTLA with the extremely popular Salsa night. Learn to spin and step your way across th...

    Sunset Walk & Talk

    08/07

    Central LA

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    Each month the Observatory offers a sunset hike led by a park ranger and a museum guide. The hike st...

    National Night Out

    08/06

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    Join the Burbank Police Department for this year’s National Night Out. Come by for vehicle dis...

    Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament

    08/03 - 08/04

    Central LA

    Free (to spectate)

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament returns for its 11th year as the biggest street basketball tourn...

    La Habra Corn Festival

    08/02 - 08/04

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Bite into La Habra Host Lions Club’s signature event: the La Habra Corn Festival. A success fo...

    Heritage Day at CAAM

    08/03

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Celebrate your family’s rich history by learning how to capture and preserve great memories during...

    International Surf Festival

    07/31 - 08/04

    South Bay

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    City of Hermosa Beach presents the 57th International Surf Festival. An event that promotes the four...


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Free Things to do with L.A. Kids in July

As summer kicks on, there are lots of awesome family friendly events to do in LA, including: 4th of July, festivals, a street fair, art day, car shows and Apple Camp. Check out our picks for best free events in July.

    Apple Camp

    07/07 - 08/03

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Kids ages 8-12 will explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects across four tracks rangi...

    Garden Summer Nights – National History Museum

    07/12 - 07/26

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Join the fun for the sixth annual Summer Nights in the Garden series. Get outside this summer and en...

    Dance DTLA – Disco Night

    07/26

    Central LA

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    Get your groove on at Dance DTLA for Disco night, held at the Grand Park Event Lawn. Bring your wide...


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    Bergamot Station Open House

    07/27

    West LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Join the arts community at Bergamot Station for their annual Summer Open House. This is an unparalle...

    Family Sandcastle Day

    07/27

    South Bay

    Free

    0-2, 3-5

    It’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Family Sandcastle Building Day. So bring your best sandc...

    Oxnard Salsa Festival

    07/27 - 07/28

    Ventura County

    Free

    All Ages

    Join the excitement at the Oxnard Salsa Festival. Enjoy salsa bands, salsa dancing, spicy foods and ...

    Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival

    07/27 - 07/28

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Head to the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival for one of the largest dragon boat competitions in Calif...

    Summer Reading Kickoff with Andrew & Polly

    07/30

    Central LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5

    The Summer Reading Program at the Beverly Hills Public Library kicks off with Andrew & Polly ...

    International Surf Festival

    07/31 - 08/04

    South Bay

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    City of Hermosa Beach presents the 57th International Surf Festival. An event that promotes the four...


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    Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn 20th Anniversary

    07/21

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Join the free public celebration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney’s Carol...

    San Clemente Ocean Festival

    07/20 - 07/21

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Come down to San Clemente’s historical pier for the Ocean Festival and enjoy the playground in...

    Glendale Cruise Night

    07/20

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    One of Glendale’s longest running and coolest events comes to the Jewel City, bringing togethe...

    Venice Beach Music Fest

    07/20 - 07/21

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    A free celebration of the Venice’s creative community with music, art, dance and literature. C...

    Apollo 11 Celebration

    07/20

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Look back and leap forward at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 mission and the hist...

    Community Picnic at Annenberg Beach House

    07/18

    West LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    An annual tradition; all are invited to pack a dinner, grab friends and family for some good old fas...

    Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair

    07/18 - 07/21

    Ventura County

    Free

    All Ages

    The Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair is a buzzing community celebration in Old Town Camarillo on V...

    Shakespeare Family Night

    07/14

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Free Shakespeare Family Night at Griffith Park is a fun-filled night open to all ages! There’l...

    Lotus Festival

    07/13 - 07/14

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Head to Echo Park Lake on July 13-14 for the 39th Lotus Festival and celebrate the people and cultur...

    Public Star Party

    07/13

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Public Star Parties are held with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Soc...

    Lucas Museum’s Family Art Day

    07/13

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Join The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art for their very first public event – a special family ar...

    Art of the Classic Ride

    07/13

    South Bay

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Automobile Driving Museum presents the 3rd annual Art of the Classic Ride – a block-long celeb...

    Dance DTLA – Hip-Hop Night

    07/12

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Head to Dance DTLA with the extremely popular Hip-Hop night, held at the Grand Park Performance Lawn...

    Porsche Palooza

    07/07

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Come and enjoy the 3rd Annual Porsche Celebration at Gladstone’s & Pine Street Pier in Long Be...

    Home Depot Workshop – Tow Truck

    07/06

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Learn how to build a tow truck at this hands-on Home Depot Workshop! Together you and your child can...

    4th of July Festival & Fireworks

    07/04

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Join tens of thousands of friends and neighbors to celebrate the nation’s birthday with a pyro...

    4th of July Block Party

    07/04

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    A lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam. Shake it over to Grand Park and watch Downtown L.A. light up fo...

    Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair

    07/04

    Ventura County

    Free

    All Ages

    Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair continues its proud 44-year-old tradition. “We have li...

    July 4th Fireworks in Marina del Rey

    07/04

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Come to L.A.’s Marina for the best fireworks show on the Westside! Every year in Marina del Rey, s...


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Free Things to do with L.A. Kids in June

As summer kicks into gear, there are lots of great family friendly events to do across Los Angeles, including: Stranger Things Carnival, festivals, workshops, car shows and a pirate invasion. Check out our selection of the best free events to do in June.

    Thor – Sunset Cinema Film Series

    06/28

    Orange County

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    It’s hammer-time! The annual Sunset Cinema Film Series returns with a free outdoor screening o...

    Drag Queen Story Hour

    06/28

    West LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Celebrating Pride Month, the Santa Monica Public Library presents Drag Queen Story Hour at the Anne...

    Dance DTLA – Bachata Night

    06/28

    Central LA

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    Kick-off Dance DTLA with the Bachata night, held at the Grand Park Event Lawn. Hailing from the Domi...

    LA Sanitation Open House – West Yard

    06/29

    West LA

    Free (but ticketed)

    3-5, 6-8

    The Open House features trash trucks and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours and ...


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    Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

    06/28 - 09/01

    Orange County

    $4-$9

    All Ages

    Head to the 53rd Sawdust Art & Craft Festival in Laguna Beach for the 9 week-long festivities. 2...

    Pirate Invasion & Mermaid Festival

    06/29 - 06/30

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Join the 50,000 expected guests at the Pirate Invasion of Long Beach and Mermaid Festival, where 100...

    Surfin’ Sunday with The Volcanics

    06/30

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Catch the vintage instrumental surf music of The Volcanics at Huntington Beach Pier. Presented by Hu...

    CicLAvia – Mid City Meets Pico Union

    06/30

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Join CicLAvia on June 30 as Venice Blvd, 7th Ave, and Washington Blvd will be transformed into publ...


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    Summer Soulstice

    06/23

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Join the 15,000 attendees at Summer SOULstice – the 19th annual free open street festival on M...

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    Summer Splash

    06/21

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Jump into the water fun at Pershing Square for a free Summer Splash day! Bring towels, swim gear, fl...

    Valley Pride Festival

    06/22

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    The 5th Annual Valley Pride Festival at Van Nuys Civic Center celebrates family love and acceptance ...

    Airport Day

    06/22

    Orange County

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    It’s Airport Day at Fullerton Municipal Airport! The airport opens its doors to the public, al...

    LA Sanitation Open House – Harbor Yard

    06/22

    South Bay

    Free (but ticketed)

    3-5, 6-8

    The Open House features trash trucks and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours and ...

    Rock-a-Hula Foster Adoption Picnic

    06/22

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Pack a basket, blankets, beach chairs and join the picnic fun at the Rock-a-Hula 1st Annual Picnic a...

    Dance DTLA – Bollywood Night

    06/21

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Kick-off Dance DTLA with the extremely popular Bollywood night, held at the Grand Park Performance L...

    Grease – Sunset Cinema Film Series

    06/21

    Orange County

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Grease is the word! The annual Sunset Cinema Film Series returns with a free outdoor screening of Gr...

    Seal Day

    06/22

    South Bay

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    If you haven’t been to Los Angeles County’s year-round sea lion hospital, Seal Day is the day yo...

    Day in the Park

    06/22

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Children Striving Together presents year 6 of the Day in the Park event. This year they’re bri...

    Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance

    06/16

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Celebrate Father’s Day at Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance. For the past 26 years, the Rodeo ...

    Pasadena Chalk Festival

    06/15 - 06/16

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    The Pasadena Chalk Festival is one of the world’s largest street painting festival, welcoming ...

    Free Father’s Day Jiu Jitsu

    06/15

    West LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Have some marital arts and jiu jitsu fun at Level Up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Culver City, for this fr...

    Pride on the Promenade Festival

    06/15

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Head down to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Live theat...

    Touch-A-Truck

    06/15

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    0-2, 3-5

    This free popular event allows kids to have fun kicking the tires, honking the horns, and climbing u...

    Juneteenth – Pixar Land Fun Zone

    06/15

    South Bay

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    The City of Carson presents the Juneteenth Fun Zone: Pixar Land. Participate in relay races on Radia...

    Dew Tour Skate

    06/13 - 06/16

    South Bay

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    Dew Tour’s summer skate competition and festival returns for its 4th year to the Long Beach Conven...

    Get Out & Play Date – Father’s Day

    06/09

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Come to the Get Out & Play Date – Superhero and Sports – Father’s Day themed c...

    BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play

    06/08

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    BoldPas Pasadena is a day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena, staged in Old Pasadena’s historic 19t...

    Beach Fun-a-Palooza

    06/08

    West LA

    Free (registration recommended for faster check-in)

    All Ages

    Beach Fun-a-Palooza is a fun day for the whole family to enjoy a petting zoo, bounce houses, rides, ...

    British Car Show

    06/08

    South Bay

    $20 - $25

    9-12, 12+

    It’s British Invasion at the Automobile Driving Museum! Marvel at British classic and vintage ...

    LA Sanitation Open House – South Yard

    06/08

    Central LA

    Free (but ticketed)

    3-5, 6-8

    The Open House will feature trash trucks and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours ...

    KUSC Kids Discovery Day

    06/02

    Orange County

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Join the Orange County debut of the wildly popular KUSC Kids Discovery Day at the Bowers Museum. Thi...

    Groom the Horses

    06/02

    Orange County

    Free - $5

    All Ages

    Free Rein Foundation’s monthly “Hug & Groom” events are a great way for anyone interested ...

    Model Railroad Spring Open House

    06/01 - 06/02

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Bring the family to walk among the trains and get up close and personal. Passenger trains, sound equ...

    Home Depot Workshop

    06/01

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Putting Green Making Exercise mental strength with a game of tabletop golf. In this hands-on worksho...

    Toyota Fest

    06/01

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    The 24th Annual All Toyotafest, the biggest and oldest Toyota and Lexus brand’s family reunion is ...


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Free Things to do with L.A. Kids for May

    Valley Greek Festival

    05/25 - 05/27

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    The Valley Greek Festival is a three-day celebration of all things Greek. It includes live music, da...

    Fiesta Hermosa

    05/25 - 05/27

    South Bay

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, All Ages

    Fiesta Hermosa, the festival taking place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday...

    La Pintoresca Family Fun Day

    05/25

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Enjoy a community celebration at La Pintoresca Park with loved ones, friends, and neighbors at the A...

    Florence Firestone Festival

    05/24 - 05/26

    Central LA

    Free (except rides)

    All Ages

    The annual family-celebration Florence Firestone Festival is a tribute to the Hispanic and African A...

    Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

    05/24 - 05/27

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    The festivities of the 61st annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival include a parade, carnival rides...

    Carnival at Alondra Park

    05/24 - 05/27

    South Bay

    ticketed rides

    All Ages

    On the Manhattan Beach Blvd. side of Alondra Community Regional Park, this Carnival is an event for ...

    Final Fridays at Rose Bowl

    05/31

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    Final Fridays will be making its way to the shaded oaks and immaculate grounds surrounding the Rose ...

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    LA Sanitation Open House – West Valley

    05/18

    San Fernando Valley

    Free (but ticketed)

    3-5, 6-8

    The Open House will feature trash trucks and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours ...

    Public Star Party

    05/18

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Public Star Parties are held with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Soc...

    Hot Wheels Legends Tour

    05/18

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Hot Wheels is hitting the road with the nationwide traveling car show in search of a custom car wort...

    Balboa Island Artwalk

    05/19

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of...

    Bob Baker Marionette Yard Sale

    05/19

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Have you already walked through Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s puppet storage and seen thousan...

    Wearable and Sustainable Art Workshop

    05/19

    West LA

    Free

    6-8

    Artwork that are both, wearable and sustainable? Explore this question in a workshop for kids 5 year...

    Museums of the Arroyo Day

    05/19

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Experience art, architecture, family fun, music, entertainment and historical discoveries in the cel...

    Daddy Daughter Tea

    05/18

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Join dads across the US by taking your daughter on a 1-on-1 daddy / daughter date. The mission of th...

    Golden Streets Pasadena

    05/19

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    During Golden Streets Pasadena, a free, family-friendly event, streets are opened to all forms of no...

    Fishing Derby

    05/19

    South Bay

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Families are invited to participate in the 36th Annual Fishing Derby. Bring the whole family to enjo...

    Stanton Car Show and Kids Fair

    05/11

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    18th Annual Stanton Spring Car Show & Kids Fair presented by the Stanton Community Foundation. B...

    Discovery Cube’s Rocket Launch

    05/11

    Orange County

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Design, build and launch your own water bottle rocket and participate in our longest “hang time”...

    USC Games Expo

    05/08

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The USC Games Expo is a public showcase and celebration of projects created by the students and alum...

    Bob’s Big Boy Classic Car Show

    05/10

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    Long-running weekly classic car show that takes place every Friday. In the early afternoon, car enth...

    LA Fire Department Day

    05/11

    Central LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    During LA’s annual Fire Department Service Day, all fire stations in the City of Los Angeles w...

    Photoville LA

    05/02 - 05/05

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    For the first time in its 7 year long history, Photoville comes to Los Angeles! Photoville LA featur...

    Free Comic Book Day

    05/04

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the twentieth century. T...

    LA Sanitation Open House – East Valley

    05/04

    San Fernando Valley

    Free (but ticketed)

    3-5, 6-8

    The Open House will feature trash trucks and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours ...

    Itsy Bitsy Shorts

    05/04

    Central LA

    Free (but ticketed)

    0-2, 3-5, All Ages

    Discover this hand-picked selection of delightful animated movies for the youngest (and those young ...

    Historical Venice Cinco de Mayo

    05/04

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Come out and join the Historical Venice Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival! A culturally rich and col...

    Festival of Masks Workshop

    05/04

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Join this free community art workshops to prepare masks and costumes for the Leimert Park Day of the...

    Ten Thousand Birds

    05/04

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, All Ages

    In affiliation with Bird LA Day, Synchromy will stage the Los Angeles Premiere of “Ten Thousan...

    Walk & Roll Festival

    05/05

    West LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    The Walk & Roll Festival is a free event for the entire family. Have fun learning to bike in the

    Cars N Copters on the Coast Show

    05/05

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Cars N’ Copters on the Coast benefits the Huntington Beach Police and Community Foundation. The ev...

    Kids Shorts (Not the Kind You Wear)

    05/05

    Central LA

    Free (but ticketed)

    6-8, 9-12, All Ages

    Organized by the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival, these short movies have plenty of positive mess...

    Fiesta Matsuri

    05/05

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Fiesta Matsuri combines the Children’s Day celebrations of  Japan and Mexico. Both holidays ...

Free Things to do with L.A. Kids for April

    Carnaval Primavera Downtown Festival

    04/05 - 04/07

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    One of Southern California’s largest Three-Day Spring Festivals, “Carnaval Primavera Dow...

    Wasteland World Car Show

    04/06

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    See Mad Max-style cars, trucks, and motorcycles from all over the country! Car show begins at 10am i...

    Caspers Adventure Day

    04/06

    Orange County

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Spend a fun-filled day under the sycamores at Caspers with a full schedule of guided hikes, games, s...

    Brewery Artwalk

    04/06 - 04/07

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Explore the creative works and living spaces of local Los Angeles artists as they open up their home...

    Children’s Earth Day

    04/07

    West LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    19th Annual Children’s Earth Day Festival with eco-friendly games and rides, toddler town, exo...

    Earth Day L.A.

    04/11

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Grand Park joins The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Departm...

    OC Fair Imaginology

    04/12 - 04/14

    Orange County

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Invention + play + experimentation = learning Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook … ...

    LACSD Earth Day

    04/13

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    Join the Sanitation Districts for our annual Earth Day event, which features fun and educational act...

    Bunny Bonanza

    04/13

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Free Event Including: • Crafts • Games • Face Painting • Entertainment • Instructor Showca...

    Whale of a Day Celebration

    04/14

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    “Whale of a Day” is a festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from ...

    46th Annual Bunkai-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival

    04/13 - 04/14

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Enjoy children’s games and activities, tasty plate lunches, baked goodies, craft items, and cultur...

    21st Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering

    04/13 - 04/14

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    All are welcome at the 21st Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering on April 13-14, 2019...

    Spring Fling 33

    04/13 - 04/14

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    The Spring Fling Mopar event is entering its 33rd year as the largest Mopar car show and swap west o...

    LA Times Festival of Books

    04/13 - 04/14

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+, All Ages

    Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering...

    Fabulous Fords Forever!

    04/14

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Presented by the Ford Car Club Council and the Ford Motor Company, the show celebrates ALL Ford, L...

    Spring Fun Fest

    04/20

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Join us for our Spring Fun Festival! We will celebrate all things spring with a FREE family friendly...

    Easter Celebration at Outlets at San Clemente

    04/20

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Free Family Fun Bring the whole family to meet the Easter Bunny and his “wild” friends! FREE Pho...


    2019 Ohlone Big Time Gathering and Powwow

    04/26 - 04/28

    San Bernardino County

    Free

    All Ages

    All are welcome at the 27th Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering and Powwow on April 26-28, 2019 at the ...

    Upland Lemon Festival

    04/26 - 04/28

    San Bernardino County

    Free

    All Ages

    When life gives you lemons, pucker up and head out to the Upland Lemon Festival, where everything le...

    Earth Day LA Tree Planting

    04/27

    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree! Come on down to Sun Valley Recreation Center and join Counci...

    Fiesta Broadway

    04/27

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Entering it’s 30th year, Fiesta Broadway is L.A.’s signature Cinco de Mayo event. Fiesta...

    Beach Streets Pacific Ave.

    04/27

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    From Downtown to Wrigley, Beach Streets Pacific Ave. features a 2.5-mile route that invites locals t...

    32nd Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show

    04/27

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    550 classic cars, motorcycle show, and a plethora of Main Street pubs, restaurants, and shops to enj...

    Cherry Blossom Festival

    04/27 - 04/28

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a ...

    14th Annual Thai New Year

    04/28

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The 14th Annual Songkran Festival / Thai New Year will be held in Thai Town. Six big city blocks (1

    The Great LA River Cleanup

    04/13

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    During Earth Month 2019 take action and help preserve the present and future health of the LA River....

    Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

    04/13 - 04/14

    Santa Clarita Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    Explore Santa Clarita’s rich Western heritage at the 26th Cowboy Festival which is guaranteed to d...

Free Things to do with L.A. Kids for March

    2019 Torrance Cherry Blossom Festival

    03/31

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    The free festival includes a variety of multicultural performances and demonstrations, plus lively a...

    Art Without Walls: Togetherness Cafe

    03/31

    West LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    What meals bring your family together? Re-create your favorite dish out of clay and other materials,...

Just missed it!

    First Fridays Mardi Gras & Women’s History Month

    03/01

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    This event will feature local female artists and musicians in the Expo Arts Center and along the cor...

    5th Annual Venice Brazilian Carnival Parade

    03/02

    Free

    All Ages

    The 5th Venice Bloco Carnavalesco (Brazilian Parade celebrating Carnaval) will meet at the public pa...

    Home Depot Workshop

    03/02

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    What’s Happening: Spark a conversation about one of the oldest inventions—hands down—in ou...

    Mardis Gras Celebration

    03/02 - 03/03

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    What’s Happening: L.A.’s favorite Mardi Gras celebration returns for its 30th year strai...

    First District Night at the Aquarium

    03/07

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Join the office of Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for a First District Night at the Aquarium. This free ...

    Kite Party 17

    03/09 - 03/10

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    A kiting event that is open to the general public to watch and fly in areas outside of the main fly...

    OC Cherry Blossom Festival

    03/15 - 03/17

    Orange County

    Free

    All Ages

    Orange County’s only Cherry Blossom Festival returns for a celebration of Japanese and Japanese-Am...

    Public Star Party

    03/16

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    What’s Happening: Public Star Parties are held with the assistance of volunteers from the Los ...

    2019 Cherry Blossom Festival

    03/16

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center and Plaza West Covina are proud to present the...

    Hermosa Beach St Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/16

    South Bay

    FREE

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands will take part in the seven...

    Irish Festival

    03/16

    San Bernardino County

    Free

    All Ages

    The Historic Downtown Upland Irish Festival will celebrate the best in Irish and Celtic cuisine alon...

    Arroyo Seco Kids Hike

    03/17

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Kid-friendly hike hosted by local meet-up group. If you have kids and like hiking, then meet up with...

    Kids Imagine Nation

    03/20

    Orange County

    Free

    3-5

    Kids Imagine Nation is a musical group with original songs and stories that entertain and inspire ki...

    Claremont Pie Festival 2019

    03/21

    San Bernardino County

    All Ages

    Festival-goers can enjoy a fun-filled day featuring Bakers and Makers Demonstrations, a Pie Baking C...

    FIRST Robotics Regional

    03/21 - 03/23

    Central LA

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    The FIRST Robotics Competition provides an educational and engineering environment for students to l...

    All-Women’s Car Show & Vintage Fashion Exchange

    03/23

    South Bay

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Join the Automobile Driving Museum for the annual All-Women’s Car Show and Vintage Fashion Exc...

    Playa Vista Community PlayDate

    03/23

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    PlayDates are a free series of community gatherings meant to encourage bonding. Guests can expect f...

    Long Beach Touch-a-Truck

    03/24

    South Bay

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    This 5th annual event is free, and it’s hosted by Justin Rudd, his nonprofit Community Action ...

Best Free Kid Events in February

February is packed with great free events for families. Celebrate Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day with these experiences happening all over Los Angeles.

Across LA

    Home Depot Workshop

    03/02

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    What’s Happening: Spark a conversation about one of the oldest inventions—hands down—in ou...

Central LA

    Public Star Party

    03/16

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    What’s Happening: Public Star Parties are held with the assistance of volunteers from the Los ...

    Elysian Park Hike

    02/16

    Price: Free Ideal Age: 2-8 Schedule: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM What’s Happening: Kid-friendly hike h...

San Gabriel Valley

    Pasadena Black History Parade & Festival

    02/16

    Price: Free Ideal Age: All Ages Schedule: 10am – 4pm What’s Happening: Celebrate black h...

    Camellia Festival

    02/22 - 02/24

    FREE

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    What’s Happening: It all started in 1944 with a contest held by the Women’s Club of Temple C...

    Whittier Area Classic Car Show

    02/23

    FREE

    All Ages

    What’s Happening: The Whittier Area Classic Car Show started on February 25, 2012. This Annual...

San Fernando Valley

    Jack and the Beanstalk Puppet Show

    02/22

    FREE

    3-5

    What’s Happening: Original songs and beautiful handmade puppets tell the classic story of Jack...

    Bullet Train Morning Planting Event

    02/23

    FREE

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    What’s Happening: Roll up your sleeves, and grab a shovel, Angelenos! The “I Heart Trees...

South Bay

    Muscle Car Show

    02/23

    FREE

    All Ages

    What’s Happening: Muscle car show at the Automobile Driving Museum

    Afro-Latinx Festival

    02/24

    FREE

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    What’s Happening: Celebrate the cultural diversity of the Americas and the afroAfrican influen...

Best Free Kid Events in February

Celebrate Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day with these experiences happening all over Los Angeles.

    Elysian Park Hike

    02/16

    Price: Free Ideal Age: 2-8 Schedule: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM What’s Happening: Kid-friendly hike h...

    Pasadena Black History Parade & Festival

    02/16

    Price: Free Ideal Age: All Ages Schedule: 10am – 4pm What’s Happening: Celebrate black h...

    Camellia Festival

    02/22 - 02/24

    FREE

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    What’s Happening: It all started in 1944 with a contest held by the Women’s Club of Temple C...

    Jack and the Beanstalk Puppet Show

    02/22

    FREE

    3-5

    What’s Happening: Original songs and beautiful handmade puppets tell the classic story of Jack...

    Whittier Area Classic Car Show

    02/23

    FREE

    All Ages

    What’s Happening: The Whittier Area Classic Car Show started on February 25, 2012. This Annual...

    Bullet Train Morning Planting Event

    02/23

    FREE

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    What’s Happening: Roll up your sleeves, and grab a shovel, Angelenos! The “I Heart Trees...

    Muscle Car Show

    02/23

    FREE

    All Ages

    What’s Happening: Muscle car show at the Automobile Driving Museum

    Afro-Latinx Festival

    02/24

    FREE

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    What’s Happening: Celebrate the cultural diversity of the Americas and the afroAfrican influen...