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March 2015 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Cost

March 1

Target Free Sunday

Be the playing piece on a huge checker board, enjoy hula hoop time, build giant outdoor structures and run through a crazy obstacle course. Free admission to the museum and all activities are also free.

1-5 pm

The Children’s Museum at La Habra

301 S. Euclid St., La Habra

Free

March 7

Lantern Festival

Live music, acrobatics, lion dances, educational workshops, magicians, kite making, an abacus craft project, calligraphy, face painting, lantern making and more. Held rain or shine.

12-7 pm

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

Free

March 7

What Up for Kids Expo

Live music and hands-on activities. Kid-focused business will be at booths including camps, enrichment classes and schools.

10 am-3 pm

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance

Free parking and free admission

March 7-8, 14-15

Dana Point Festival of Whales

Whale watching,  a carnival, a parade, live music and dancing shows, fishing and sailing lessons, crafts, a treasure beach hunt, a fun run and more.

9 am-9 pm

 



 



Dana Wharf, 34675 Golden Lantern,

Dana Point

Free admission, fee for some activities

March 8

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

Free

March 8

Fantastic Tales on Topanga Trails

Have a good time on a naturalist-led,

moderate 1-mile hike. There will be stories told about the plants, animals, history and mystery

of the park. You can also enjoy songs, hands-on activities,

games, “natural edibles” and

surprises.

10 am-12 pm

Topanga State Park

4121 Potrero Rd., Newbury Park

Free

March 8, 15, 22, 28-29

The Tortoise and the Hare

This is a fun musical for the whole family. Who will win the race?  Will it be Hip Hop Harry Hare or Teddy Tortoise who just keeps jogging along?  

2 pm

Nine O'Clock Players Theatre

1367 N. St. Andrews Pl., Los Angeles

$ 13

March 10

A Visit with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci

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

11 am-12 pm

Forest Lawn, 1712 South Glendale Ave.,

Glendale

Free

March 14

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair

Exhibits and displays from organizations that teach and promote environmental education. Hands-on activities, workshops for families, live entertainment, live animals, hikes and more.

9 am-3 pm

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

310 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Free with paid admission

Adults: $9, Students and Seniors: $6, Children ages 5-12: $4, Children 5 and younger: Free

March 14

Kite Party

Try your hand at flying in areas outside of the main flying field, which is reserved for experienced, registered kite party participants. Visitors can also enjoy professional demonstrations performed at random times throughout the day as well as sport kite lessons.

11 am-dusk

North and South of the Huntington Beach Pier, 200 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach

Free

March 14

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade

Enjoy the small town feel of this fun event. The parade includes school marching bands, bagpipers, floats, vintage autos, step dancers and Irish setters.


11 am

1315 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach

Free

Sunday March 15 2015

Weekend Tidepool Walk

The first part of the day will be an informative slide show to help visitors to become more familiar with the local marine life. Then next part is a naturalist-led walk among the Point Fermin tidepools to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers are recommended.

11:30 am-1 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

Free

Sunday March 15 2015

Living History Day

Learn all about living without technology or the conveniences of modern life! The interactive demonstrations include a working blacksmith shop, 19th Century children's games, traditional music and volunteers in authentic historical costume.

1-3 pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark St., Encino


Free

March 15

Vivan Las Mujeres! Women’s Day Festival 2015

Join the community to celebrate the contributions of women to art, movement, and music. Art displays, live performances, tours of the museum and art workshops.

11 am-5 pm

Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach

Free

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.

4-5:30 pm

Thousand Oaks Community Center

2525 North Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks

$ 5

March 21

Arbor Day

Tree planting and a compost workshop highlight a community event that helps kids appreciate Earth’s natural resources.

9:30 am-12 pm

Gates Canyon Park

25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas

Free

March 21-22 and 28-29 and April 4-5

Spring Spectacular

Celebrate animals and learning at this annual event. Different animals are featured in the live shows at 10:15, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00. Children can also enjoy arts and crafts, live animals, games and more.

10 am-5 pm

Moorpark Zoo

7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark

Adults: $10, Children/Seniors: $7

March 21-22

Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate Japanese culture and admire the flowering blooms throughout the garden. A hands-on origami workshop, walking tours and two live music concerts.

9 am-5 pm

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge

Included with admission. Adults: $9, Students/Seniors: $6, Children: $4.

March 21-22

Bug Fair

Calling all nature lovers! This annual event includes a presentation with a bug specialist, hunting for bugs, a live ladybug release, caterpillar adoptions and many more activities.

10 am-5 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

$ 11

Sunday March 22, 2015

Nowruz Celebration

Celebrate the arrival of spring with live music and dance performances, children's activities, and a traditional Iranian costume parade.

11:30 am

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free

March 22

Stories in the Afternoon: Journey

A great way to create art with your whole family! Listen to a story about a girl who makes her own adventure with the help of a single red crayon, and then draw your own special journey.

2-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Included with admission: Adults: $10, Children ages 18 and younger: Free

March 27

Calabasas Spring Eggstreme

Enjoy the holiday with flashlight egg hunts, a DJ dance party, contests, games, a petting zoo, crafts and a kids glow party.

6-9 pm

De Anza Park

3701 Lost Hills Rd., Calabasas

Free; cost for crafts and bunny pictures

March 27

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. There will also be an adult egg hunt and prizes include gift cards, movie certificates, hair/nail salon certificates and more.

3-6 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Free

March 28

Downtown Bookfest

See, hear and read from a huge collection of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers. Add a line to the World’s Longest Story, draw in characters in a monster massive comic book, receive a poem-on-demand, discover books at a pop-up shop and more.

12-5 pm

Grand Park

200 North Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free

March 28

Conejo Spring Fest

Egg hunts, bounce houses, crafts and live entertainment

12-3 pm

Conejo Playfield South

1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks

$5/child and this includes all activities

March 28

Family Festival

Celebrate the act of pay with hula hoops, dance workshops, chess masters, checkers, storytelling and music. There will also be circus acts, board games, pick-up sticks, and the Getty's first ping-pong party.

10 am-6 pm

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles

Free admission; parking is $15

March 28

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

Free

March 28

Springtime at the Adobe

Feed the ranch animals, crafts, live music, egg hunts and more.

1-4 pm

Leonis Adobe

23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas

$4

March 29

Family Walk

Join a Topanga Canyon Docent Naturalist on a moderate, two hour hike to learn about the beautiful surroundings.

10 am

Topanga State Park

20825 Entrada Rd., Topanga

Free