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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




July 14th-Aug. 13th; Wed.-Sun. only

Orange County Fair:

Farm and agriculture exhibits, live music, carnival rides, lots of food.

Wed.-Fri.: 12 pm-12 am; Sat.-Sun. 10 am-12 am

Orange County Fair & Exposition Center

88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa

Adults: $12, Children (ages 6-12): $7, Children (under 6): free; Parking $10

Aug. 2nd-13th

Ventura County Fair

Concerts, nightly fireworks, parade, rides, livestock and agricultural exhibits.

11 am-11 pm

Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura

Adults: $12, Children (ages 6-12): $9, Children (5 and under): Free

On-site parking: $10. There are also free parking lots and free parking shuttles to the fair available from 10:30 am-11 pm.

Aug.5th-6th, 12th-13th

Family Amphitheater Performances

Various musical and theatrical groups perform twice each weekend day for families outdoors.

12 pm and 2 pm

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Performance is included with admission. Adults $10, Students $7 and children $5.

Aug. 5th-6th

Garden Concerts for Kids: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Garden concert with music the family will enjoy. This artist combines a classic hip-hop sound with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues and the occasional pirate shanty.

4-5:30 pm

Getty Museum

1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angele

Free. Parking is $15 but changes to $10 after 3 pm.

Aug. 5th

Chinatown Summer Nights

Watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations, experience large-scale, outdoor video projections and take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums.

5 pm-12 am

943 – 951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles


Aug. 6th, 13th, 20th

Summer Music in the Park

Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs to enjoy this free family series of concerts!

6-8 pm

La Canada Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge


Aug. 6th and 20th

Concerts in the Park

A warm, family atmosphere welcomes all to the park. On the 6th it's a tribute to The Who and on the 20th it's a tribute to The Police

6-10:30 pm

Chumash Park

5550 Medea Valley Dr., Agoura Hills


Aug. 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Andell Family Sunday

The theme this month is Three Faces of a Vase. This is a terrific opportunity for families to visit the new exhibition The Stowe Vase: From Ancient Art To Additive Manufacturing, and notice how the vase looks different on paper or recreated in silver,. Then families can make their own vases through printmaking or clay.

12:30-3:30 pm


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free admission with Nex Gen membership

Aug. 12th

Shark Week

Check-out amazing Hands-on exploration includes: shark specimens like real shark skin, shark teeth and shark egg cases. Create your very own shark egg case and complete a cool shark scavenger hunt. Attend a shark feeding demonstration and more.

12-4 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro


Aug. 12th

Movies in the Park

Bring your chairs, a picnic and prepare for a fun night enjoying a movie with your family. The movie tonight is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Pre-show activities start at 7 pm, Movie starts at sunset

Warner Park, Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Califa,

Woodland Hills

Free; parking in the lot is $15

Aug. 12th


The Little Mermaid

Free admission, open seating. Before the movie there will be a character appearance and a photo booth. The movie begins at dusk.

7-10 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Free admission and free parking.

Aug. 13th

A Day in Oaxaca

Explore the eight regions of Oaxaca, Mexico through music, dance, poetry, clothing, food and art. Free art workshops and demonstrations, live performances, tastings and a storytime.

12-4:30 pm

Museum of Latin America

628 Alamitos Ave.,

Long Beach


Aug. 19th

Natsumatsuri Family Festival

Games, arts and crafts, free samples of saataa andaagii (Okinawan deep-fried pastries) and taiko drum lessons highlight this annual event.

11 am-5 pm

Japanese American National Museum 369 East First St.,

Los Angeles


Aug. 19th-20th

Tiki Beach Festival

Hula dancing, arts and crafts, kids zone, tiki carving, canoe rides, fire knife dance, aloha food court, torch lighting, fire walk, and traditional island music.

Sat.: 9 am-9 pm and Sun. 9 am-6 pm

5101 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach


Aug. 19th

Movie in the Park

Pack your picnic baskets and bring the family out to the park enjoy a great movie, The Jungle Book, under the stars.

8 pm

Burton Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina del Rey


Aug. 19th

Family Day: Art for Good

Art, music, improv and performances highlight this day for families. Transform into an empathy superhero, repurpose your food waste into a living sculpture, make a fish, join an improv group and much more.

11 am-3 pm

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free; parking is $6 (cash only)

Aug. 20th

Summer Sounds Concert Series

The performances are an eclectic mix of contemporary, jazz and world music.

4 pm

Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood


Aug. 26th-27th

Nisei Week Japanese Festival and Car Show

Highlights include: a Plaza Faire, children's activities, a baby show, a gyoza eating competition,cultural exhibits, competition day, taiko drumming and more.

11 am-7 pm

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Free admission; some events have fees.

Aug. 26th

The Poetry Circus

This event features merry-go-round rides, poetry readings by over 40 well known poets, tables housing several Los Angeles publishers and literary organizations, interactive poetry performances, haiku balloons, face painting, crafts, and more.

5:30 pm-9:30 pm

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

4730 Crystal Springs Rd., Los Angeles


Aug. 26th

Campfire Program: “Awesome Animals” Meet several animals up close with The Nature of WildWorks. This event is presented in the Campground Amphitheater by the Malibu Creek Docents.

7 pm

Malibu Creek State Park

1925 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas


Hourly parking is $3 per hour.

Aug. 27th

Stories in the Afternoon

In this picture book, a bear cannot find his hat, and he wants it back. Follow the bear as he asks the animals if they have seen his hat. After the story, take a look at a hat worn by a young man painted by Jan Lievens, and decorate your own paper hat.

2 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

$12/adults; Children ages 18 and younger: Free

August 2017 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles