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March 2016 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




March 5th

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


March 5th-6th, 12th-13th

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.

10 am-9 pm



Dana Wharf, 34675 Golden Lantern,

Dana Point

Free admission, fee for some activities

March 5th-6th

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 6th

Journey of Discovery Get to know more about Chumash and Tongva Native American culture,

wildlife, and wildflowers with a docent naturalist. Meet by the ramada

in the parking lot.

10 am

Topanga State Park

20828 Entrada Rd., Topanga


March 6th

Target Free Sunday

Hula hoop until you drop, build giant outdoor structures, and make a giant fort! There will also be performances throughout the afternoon. The museum is free today but admission is timed. Check the website for details.

1-5 pm

The Children’s Museum at La Habra

301 S. Euclid St., La Habra


March 6th, 13th, 19th-20th


The whole family will enjoy seeing the magical transformation of a puppet into a real boy. This theater company has been entertaining and educating children since 1929.

2 pm

Nine O'Clock Players Theatre

1367 N. St. Andrews Pl., Los Angeles

$ 12

March 12th

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair

Exhibits and displays from organizations that teach and promote environmental education. Hands-on activities, science scavenger hunts, 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 12th-13th

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


March 12th-13th

Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate Japanese culture and admire the flowering blooms throughout the garden. A hands-on origami workshop, Japanese food, discovery stations 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 12th

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


March 13th

Nowruz Celebration

Celebrate the arrival of spring with live music and dance performances, storytelling, calligraphy workshops, crafts for families and a traditional Iranian costume parade.

11:30 am


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


March 13th

Stories in the Afternoon: Brown Rabbit in the City

A great way to create art with your whole family! Listen to a story about Brown Rabbit’s visit to see his best friend, Little Rabbit, who plans a busy day exploring his town. Make a drawing for a special friend in front of Édouard Vuillard’s First Fruits.

2-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

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

March 17th

Leprechan’s Lucky Gold Hunt

Search for gold coins hidden around the park, then turn your pot o' gold in for fun prizes. There will also be crafts, a magician, Irish soda-bread tasting, games and a leprechaun trap demonstration.

4-5:30 pm

Thousand Oaks Community Center

2525 North Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks

$ 5

March 18th

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


March 19th

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.

1-2:30 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro


March 19th-20th and 26th-27th and April 2nd-3rd

Spring Spectacular

Celebrate animals and learning at this annual event. Different animals are featured in the live shows. Enjoy special guest animals, games and more.

10 am-5 pm

Moorpark Zoo

7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark

Adults: $10, Children/Seniors: $7

March 19th

Conejo Spring Fest

Egg hunts, bounce houses, crafts, game booths and live entertainment.

12-3 pm

Conejo Playfield South

1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks

$5/child and this includes all activities

March 19th

Cottontail Day

Easter Bunny photos, bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts and egg hunts.

10 am-3 pm

Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura

Free admission. Egg hunts are for child ages 7 and under: $2/child.

March 19th

Springtime at the Adobe

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

1-4 pm

Leonis Adobe

23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas


March 26th

Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt for eggs, play traditional games, meet a blacksmith, tour the historic adobe, enjoy old-time music and meet performers in period costume. Please bring your own baskets.

Egg Hunts by age/time:

1:30: 2 years and under

2:00: 3 and 4 years old

2:30: 5 and 6 years old

3:00: 7-10 years old

1-3 pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark St.,



March 26th

Calabasas Spring Eggstreme

Enjoy the holiday with free egg hunts, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, crafts, games and more. Please bring your own basket.

10 am-12 pm

Egg Hunt Schedule

10:15 am: Ages 2 and under

10:45 am: Ages 3 to 5

11:15 am: Ages 6 to 8

11:45 am: Ages 9 and older

Grape Arbor Park

5100 Parkville Rd., Calabasas

Free; cost for crafts and bunny pictures

March 26th

Blessing of the Animals

This event goes back many centuries and it is a time to focus on the many benefits they provide mankind. There will be a procession on Olvera Street led by the Archbishop of Los Angeles. All pets welcome!

12-5 pm

El Pueblo Historical Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles


March 26th

Stories Under the Oaks

Experience live theater in a beautiful setting with your whole family. The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater presents the spirited and humorous tale, “The Autobiography of Big Bad Wolf.”

11 am

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge

Free with admission. Adults: $9. Seniors 65 and over/Students: $6. Children (5 to 12 years): $4.

March 26th

Egg-ceptional Celebration!

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

9 am-12 pm

Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Garden

310 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

$3 plus regular Arboretum admission fees: Adults: $9, Students and Seniors: $6, Children ages 5-12: $4 and Children under 5: Free

March 27th

Family Tour with Tree People

Fun activities on the tour include: visiting the Dirt Doctor’s laboratory to learn about the magic of mulch, watching a live demonstration of how rainwater flows in our city and planting a native tree seed to take home.

10-11:30 am

12601 Mulholland Dr., Beverly Hills