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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 ...