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March 2013 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




March 2

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

A fun-filled afternoon with the zany Nicole Tibbetts as “Cat in the Hat” telling her favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Try green eggs and ham along with other Seussy refreshments and activities as the library celebrates Read Across America.

2 pm

Agoura Hills Library

29901 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills


March 2

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 2-3

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 2-3, 9-10

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 2

Target Free Saturday

Professional artists lead classes that teach dance, art and music.

11 am-4 pm

The Children’s Museum at La Habra

301 S. Euclid St., La Habra


March 2, 9, 16 and 23

The Really Awesome Improv Show

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, this Second City show, directed by Frank Caeti, features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. Great for the you're going to Second City they will discount your rate to $5.

3:30 pm

6560 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

$5; $5 parking behind the theater

March 9-10

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 $16, Seniors and Students $14, Children ages 6-10: $5, Children ages 5 and younger: Free; Parking is $10

March 9

Target Free Family Day: Make Some Noise!

Make your own cardboard guitar, build a wooden harmonica, enjoy a drumming performance and also create Mediterranean hummus wraps. All galleries also open, free of charge.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East First Street, Los Angeles


March 9

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair

The theme is Going Green Together. Exhibits and displays from organizations that teach and promote environmental education. Hands-on activities, workshops for families, live entertainment, storytime, music, hikes, and more.

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 13-14

A Visit with Michelangelo 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 16

Lego Madness

Join in a fun Lego workshop presented by Richard Woloski. Spend an imaginative afternoon making your own Lego creations.

2-3 pm

Agoura Hills Library

29901 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills


March 16

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 16-17

LA Kids Consignment Sale

Check out great finds from over 600 families. Toys, clothes, play kitchens and more.

9 am-5 pm

157 W. Providencia Ave., Burbank

Free admission

March 17

Free Family Festival

Free admission to all the museum’s galleries, plus hands-on activities, crafts, performances and more.

12-4 pm

Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles, Pasadena


March 17

Leprechan’s Lucky Gold Hunt

Search for gold coins hidden around the park, then turn your pot o' gold in for fun prizes.  Activities start at 12 noon, hunt begins at 1 pm.

Registration is required.

12-2 pm

Thousand Oaks Community Center

2525 North Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks


March 23

Conejo Spring Fest

Egg hunts, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, crafts and live entertainment

12-3 pm

Conejo Creek Park

Hwy 23 and Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

$5/child and this includes all activities

March 23

Beauty and the Beast

Lively musical from the American Family Theater.

1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

Haugh Performing Arts Center

1000 West Foothill Blvd., Glendora


March 23-24 and 30-31 and April 6-7

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: $10, Children/Seniors: $7

March 23

Cottontail Day

Easter Bunny photos, bounce houses, a petting zoo, a scavenger hunt and egg hunts.

10 am-3 pm

Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura


March 24

Kids in the Courtyard: Kid, You’ve Got Style!

Fun art project inspired by the exhibit of festive fashion in Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe. Children will make their own stylish scarf or sash using buttons, baubles, and bows.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA

North Campus, Sunset Blvd. And Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

Free, parking is $11

March 24

Easter Festival

Treasure hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, free gifts and an Easter puppet show.

10 am-2:30 pm

Orange County Fair and Exposition Center

88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa

Adults: $2, Children: Free

March 30-31

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling

Gardening, crafts, face painting, puppet shows, music and petting real bunnies.

10 am-4 pm

LA Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles

Free with Zoo admission.

Adults: $17, Seniors: $14, Children: $12, Children under 2: Free

March 30

Los Encinos Easter Egg Hunt

Egg hunts organized by age group along with 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 30

Community Easter Party

Egg hunts, prizes, inflatables, petting zoo, family games, egg coloring and crafts.

11 am

Conejo Creek Park North

1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks

Free admission, free parking, free activities and free food.

March 30

Egg-ceptional Celebration!

Make and take activities, egg scramble, refreshments and prizes.  

10 am-2 pm

Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Garden

310 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

$3 suggested donation.  Regular Arboretum admission fees apply: Adults: $8, Students and Seniors: $6, Children ages 5-12: $3 and Children under 5: Free

March 30

Easter Hoppening

Bring your own basket and search for eggs. Kids egg hunt and a hunt for adults! Easter Bunny, bounce house (for $1) and arts and crafts.

11:30 am-1 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu


March 30

World City: Cimarron

Enjoy performances by a seven piece band from  Los Llanos Orientales, the vast plains that stretch from Colombia into Venezuela.

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 30


Egg hunt, petting zoo, bunny hop games, prizes, candy and crafts.

10 am-12 pm

Grape Arbor Park Canwood St. And Parkville, Calabasas

Free; Pictures with Bunny: $5

March 31

Kidspace Egg Hunt

Egg hunt, egg decorating, and bunny craft. Advance registration is required.

10 am-2 pm

Kidspace Children's Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

$4 plus paid admission. (Adults and Children: $10)

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