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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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