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March 2011 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




March 4-6

LA Kids Consignment Sale

Check out great finds from over 550 families. Toys, clothes, play kitchens and more.

9 am-5 pm

157 W. Providencia Ave., Burbank

Free admission

March 4-6, March 8

Mardi Gras

Live entertainment, pet parade, bead-throwing, face painting, crazy hat decorating and shaker making workshops.

Fri.: 8-9 pm, Sat.: 1-9 pm, Sun.: 11 am-8 pm, Tues.: 6:30-9:30 pm

Farmers Market at the Grove

3rd and Fairfax, Los Angeles


March 5

Lantern Festival

Live music, acrobatics, dance, educational workshops, kite making, calligraphy, face painting, lantern making and acclaimed Chinese authors signing and reading from their latest books.

12-7 pm

Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles


March 5-6

Spring Art

& Crafts Festival

See a variety of original art and handmade treasures.

The event includes hands-on children's activities, refreshments, and more.

10 am-4 pm

Borchard Community Center

190 Reino Road, Newbury Park


March 5-6, 12-13

Dana Point Festival of Whales

Whale watching,  a carnival, a parade, fishing and sailing lessons,  a campfire program, crafts, fish-feeding, and a rubber ducky race.

9 am-9 pm



Dana Wharf, 34675 Golden Lantern,

Dana Point

Free admission, fee for some activities

March 6, 13 and 27

Andell Family Sundays: Tour of Europe

Imagine yourself traveling to Italy or France as you tour the newly installed European art galleries. Be inspired by Mediterranean landscapes, the Venice canals, or decorative objects to make your own Europe-inspired art in workshops.

12:30-3:30 pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with admission.

Children can obtain free membership

with an application found here and each child can bring one adult for free as well.

March 9-10

A Visit with Michaelangelo and Leonardo

Part of the History Comes Alive series. Actors will portray these historical figures in an interactive educational experience.

9:30 am and 11 am

Forest Lawn, 1712 South Glendale Ave.,



March 11-13

The Acting Camp

All children ages 7-11 are welcome to apply for this 3 day camp staffed by professionals in the entertainment industry. learn about the tools needed to succeed and gain exposure to top casting directors in the business.

Fri. At 1 pm-Sun. at 6 pm

El Capitan Canyon Resort

11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

$1485/actor and $585/parent

Includes all lodging and meals.

March 12

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Live music and dancing, face painting, rock climbing, moon bounce, sports n more for kids, rafffle and prizes.

11 am-3 pm

Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

27040 Malibu Hills Rd., Calabasas


March 12-13

Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Celtic Music Festival

Traditional Irish music, dance, music, food, an Irish pride parade featuring the 42nd Highland Pipers, sheep herding, carnival rides, games and storytellers.

10 am- 6pm

Pomona Fairplex

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona,

Adult $18, Seniors $16, Children under 12 Free

March 12

Art+Science:Gems and Minerals

Find out what it takes to make some of the most beautiful things on Earth. Check out some Scanning Electron Microscope photographs, talk to our Mineral Sciences Curatorial Staff, and discover the science of gems with hands on activities.

10 am-4 pm

Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with paid admission; Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $6.50, Students 18 and over with ID: $6.50; Children 13-17: $6.50, Children 5-12: $2, Children under 5: FREE

March 12

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair

Exhibits and displays from organizations that teach and promote environmental education. Hands-on activities, live entertainment, storytime,   ecological treasure hunt, hikes, and a tree giveaway.

9 am-4 pm

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

310 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Free with paid admission

Adults: $8, Students and Seniors: $6, Children ages 5-12: $3, Children 5 and younger: Free

March 12

Target Free Family Day: Construction Zone! Create a map collage of your neighborhood. Construct a wacky building out of a variety of materials. The crazier the better!

Make and decorate an origami skyscraper.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles


March 12

Summer Camp Fair

Learn what dozens of camps have to offer families at this community-wide event. The camps are offering special discounts at the fair.

10 am-2 pm

Woodland Hills Elementary School, 22201 San Miguel St., Woodland Hills


March 17

Leprechaun’s Lucky Gold Hunt

Help your child search for gold coins hidden around the park, then turn your pot 'o' gold in for fun prizes!  Register in advance.

4-5:30 pm

Thousand Oaks Community Park

2525 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks


March 19

World City:  A Gaelic Gathering and The Tinkers

Celebrate the exuberance of Irish culture and the Tribal Celtic movement with these two musical performances.

11 am and 12:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free. Tickets are distributed beginning at 10 am on Grand Ave. at 2nd Street. Lineups are not permitted until 9 am.

March 19

LA KidFest

Exhibits from local community businesses including gymnastic centers, summer camps, and karate studios. Activities include bounce houses, live DJ, arts and crafts, trucks, a rock wall and train rides.

11 am-4 pm

Conejo Creek Park North, Hwy 23 and Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

Free admission and all activities are free of charge

March 19

Hands on History

Butter churning, tortilla making, blacksmith, laundry, clothes making, roping, quilting and more.

1-4 pm

Leonis Adobe Museum

23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas

Adults: $3, Children: $2

March 20

Los Encinos Living History Day

An afternoon of traditional children’s games, music, a blacksmith, docents in 1870s attire and tours of the historic buildings.

1-3 pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino


March 26-27, April 2-3 and April 9-10

Spring Spectacular

Celebrate animals and learning at this annual event. Different animals are featured every hour in the Eye to Eye Theater, and children can also enjoy arts and crafts, live animals, puppet shows, and more.

10 am-5 pm

Moorpark Zoo

7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark

Adults: $8, Children/Seniors: $5

March 26

Wizard of Oz

Lively musical from the American Family Theater.

1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

Haugh Performing Arts Center

1000 West Foothill Blvd., Glendora


March 27

Passover Family Adventure

Make Holiday crafts for your Seder table. Ride the zip line. Bake matzah over an open fire. Live music. Pet reptiles, bounce in a jumper and climb the climbing wall. Pioneer living, arts and crafts and nature hikes.

1-4 pm

Shalom Institute

34342 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu

Free admission and all activities are free.