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Event Date

Event Description




Aug. 12-Sept. 6

Legally Blonde The Musical

Touring production of a Broadway musical following the life of Elle Woods. Must be at least 5 years old to see the show.

Tues., Wed. Thurs. And Fri.: 8 pm; Sat.:2 pm and 8 pm; Sun.: 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood


Save $20 per ticket (Tues.-Thurs. shows only) with this Legally Blonde in Los Angeles Special Offer

Aug. 1-Dec 31

Madame Tussauds

Come see your favorite stars as wax figures.

Daily 10 am-8 pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: 10 am-10 pm

6933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

$18-25 Click here for a Tussaud’s Hollywood coupon to save $5 per ticket.

Sept. 1-30

Festival of Children

Over 100 children’s activities including live performances and workshops. Face-painting, arts and crafts, juggling performances, ballet shows and much, much more. The events will also showcase more than 60 children's charities for support, services, and volunteer opportunities.


check the website

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa


Sept. 4

Dance Series at the Ford

Hip-hop dance performance.

8:30 pm

Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood

Adults: $35; Children: $5

Sept. 4

Flights and Sounds of Summer

Steve Lucky and Rhumba Bums

7:30 pm

Orange County Great Park, 1-5 Freeway and Sand Canyon, Irvine


Sept. 5

Active Arts: Drum Downtown

Public drumming display.

10-11:30 am

Music Center Plaza,

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free, fee for parking

Sept. 5

Silk Road Storytelling

Stories from China

10:30 am

Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Admission to

the museum is $9 for adults,

$7 for

students, Free for children under 12  

Sept. 5-Sept. 7, then Sept. 9-Oct. 4 (Wed.-Sun. only)

L.A. County Fair

Kids activities, rides, farm  animal presentations, live entertainment, food and more


Pomona Fairgrounds,

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

$1 special for Sept. 5-7

before 1 pm, then the price varies from $6-$17, Children under 6 are

Free; Parking $10

Sept. 6

Indian Family Festival of Lights

Music, dance, yoga and more in celebration of Diwali

12-3:30 pm

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


Sept. 6

Target Children’s Night

A Peruvian ensemble performs music from the Andes

6:30 pm

Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park, W. Sixth and S. Park View St., Los Angeles


Sept. 6 and 13

Introduction to Kayaking

Ages 8-17 will learn the fundamentals of kayaking. Pre-registartion is required.

9:30 am-1:30 pm

Mother’s Beach, Palawan Ave. and Admiralty Way, Marina del Ray


Sept. 6

Story Time

A reading of Shota and the Star Quilt and Dream Wolf followed by a craft project.

1:30-2 pm

Southwest Museum of the American Indian, 234 Museum Dr., Los Angeles


Sept. 6

East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival

Floats and festival for family fun.

10 am- 6 pm

Cesar Chavez Blvd., East LA


Sept. 9

Centennial Day

Celebrate the pier’s 100th birthday with special activities, cake and fireworks

3-10 pm

Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica


Sept. 10 and 12

Spiders and Webs

Storytime, art project and garden tour

10 am-12 pm

Discovery Garden, South Coast Botanical Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula

Adults $7; Students $5; Children ages 5-12: $2.50

Sept. 12

Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary

Free outdoor screening of the movie with an introduction by one of the original cast members, munchkin Jerry Maren

7:30 pm

City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City


Sept. 12

Latin American Parade and Festival

Parade followed by food court, dance classes, kids’ activity area, art lectures and more.

3 pm

Pine to 1st St., Long Beach


Sept. 12-13

Fiestas Patrias California

Festival featuring entertainment, cultural activities, carnival games an rides, food and more.

10 am-8 pm

El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles


Sept. 12-13

Festival of Phillippine Arts and Culture

Children’s activities, food, art and entertainment.

10 am-6 pm

Point Fermin Park, 807 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro


Sept. 12

Made in Culver City:

The Wizard of Oz

Celebrate the movie’s 70th birthday.

7:30 pm

Culver City City Hall,

9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City


Sept. 19

Family Festivals: Baked Confections and Cut Compositions

Visual artist Suzanne Oshinsky will guide participants in decorated a cake sculpture, followed by a kids’ tour of the “Sweets and Treats” exhibit.

1-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Adults: $8; Children 17 and younger: Free

Sept. 20

Kids in the Courtyard: A Perfect Blend

Kids learn how to blend teas using herbs and then make a tea bag to take home.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus, Sunset Blvd. And Westwood Plaza, Westwood


Sept. 20

Disney Live! Rockin Road Show

Singing and dancing with your favorite Disney characters including Mickey, Buzz, Woody and Cinderella.

12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm

Terrace Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach


Sept. 22

Tree Hugging Day

Appreciation for trees will be celebrated.

12 pm

Santa Monica Palisades Park,

Ocean Ave. and Santa Monica Ave., Santa Monica


Sept. 25

Disney Live! Rockin Road Show

Singing and dancing with your favorite Disney characters including Mickey, Buzz, Woody and Cinderella.  

3 pm and 6 pm

Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks

Civic Arts Plaza,

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.,

Thousand Oaks


Sept. 26

Harvest Festival

Carnival games, bouncy houses, cakewalks, funnel cake, popcorn and live entertainment

12-5 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church

30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills


Sept. 26-27

Disney Live! Rockin Road Show

Singing and dancing with your favorite Disney characters including Mickey, Buzz, Woody and Cinderella.  

Sat.: 12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm; Sun.: 12 pm and 3 pm

Nokia Theatre, LA Live,


Sept. 26-Oct. 17 (Sat.-Sun. only)

And Awaaaaay We Go to Wonderland

Magical theater trip trough 10 fairytales.

12:30 pm and 3 pm

Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica

Adults: $12.50; Children (12

and younger): $10.50

Sept. 25-27

Feast of San Gennaro

Italian festival featuring food, carnival rides, an games benefiting


11 am-11 pm

1651 N. Highland, Hollywood


September 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles

        DisneyLive! Rockin’ Road Show

           Long Beach, Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles  

Performances: Sept 20, 25-27 Tickets Available Now