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Event Date

Event Description




Sept. 4-Oct. 3; Wed.-Sun. only

L.A. County Fair

Kids activities, rides, farm animal presentations, live entertainment, food and more


Pomona Fairgrounds,

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

$1 special for Sept. 4-6

before 1 pm, then the price varies from $6-$17, Children under 6 are

Free; Parking $10

Sept. 4-26

Festival of Children

Over 100 children’s activities including live performances and workshops. Face-painting, arts and crafts, juggling performances, ballet shows and much, much more. The events will also showcase more than 60 children's charities for support, services, and volunteer opportunities.


check the website

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa


Sept. 4

Active Arts: Drum Downtown

Public drumming display.

10-11:30 am

Music Center Plaza,

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free, fee for parking

Sept. 4

Peter Pan 2: Hook's Revenge

Designed to introduce live theatre to your children in a casual setting at the right price – free!

11:30 am

Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr., Westlake Village


Sept. 4

Hot Dog Hike at Wildwood Park

Family program includes an easy one mile hike into Wildwood Park, with songs, stories, hotdogs roasted over a fire, and a one mile hike out. Pre-registration required.

5:30-8 pm

End of Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks


Sept. 5

Camarillo Hospice Country Music Festival and Chili Cook-Off

Competition with cash prizes and trophies for the best chili. There will also be live country music, including performances by Caught Red Handed and Somis Highway, a fun and games zone for kids plus line dancing.

12-5 pm

Camarillo Ranch House

201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo

Adults: $10, Children: Free

Sept. 6

Mexican Independence Family Festival

12 pm

Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana


Sept. 11-12

TriArt Festival

Lively dance and music festival, including Middle Eastern dance, circus aerial performers, modern dance and ballet shows.

12 pm

Outdoors stage on Mesa and 7th,

San Pedro


Sept. 11-12

Thousand Oaks Arts Festival

More than 60 visual art exhibitors, continuous live performances, children's hands-on artistic and interactive art exhibits.

10 am-5 pm

2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks

Free admission and free parking

Sept. 11

Day of the Horse

Drill Teams performing in full dress; cart driving exhibitions; a saddle-less/bridleless riding demonstration, cowboys showing off roping skills and free carriage rides. Children will get to groom the mini horses and ponies. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.

10 am

Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks


Sept. 12

East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival

Floats and festival for family fun.

10 am- 6 pm

Cesar Chavez Blvd., East LA


Sept. 11-12

Fiestas Patrias California

Festival featuring entertainment, cultural activities, carnival games an rides, food and more.

10 am-8 pm

El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles


Sept. 11-12

Festival of Phillippine Arts and Culture

Children’s activities, food, art and entertainment.

10 am-6 pm

Point Fermin Park, 807 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro


Sept. 18

National Gymnastics Day Celebration

Open House with open gym time, games a free lunch and a raffle.

2-4 pm

Golden State Gymnastics

1828 N. Keystone St., Burbank


Sept. 17-19

Lobster Festival

Feast on world famous discount Maine lobster meals, and enjoy dancing, parades, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances.

Fri.: 5-11 pm, Sat.: 11 am-11 pm, Sun.: 11 am-7 pm

Ports O’ Call Village, 6th St. And Harbor Dr., San Pedro

Free parking, Kids under 12 are admitted for free, $9 at the door or come with a coupon and get $2 off.

Sept. 18

Aloha Beach Festival

C-Street Long Board Classic, frisbee freestyle disc and K9 demos, paddle board race, live music and Polynesian entertainment,  arts and crafts vendors and food.

Sat.: 9 am-8 pm, Sun.: 9 am-6 pm

Promenade Park, just west of the pier, Ventura


Sept. 19

Los Encinos Living History Day

Enjoy a journey through history with music, a working blacksmith’s shop and children’s activities.

1-3 pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark St., Encino


Sept. 19

Day of Peace

Eco-friendly family festival with music and entertainment performances, arts and crafts and special activities for children.

11 am-4 pm

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica


Sept. 19

Scandanavian Autumnfest and Marknad Celebration

Swedish food, meatball cookoff, games, waterslide, pool, zip lines, bouncer, pie eating, folk dancing, music and more.

9 am-6 pm

Vasa Park, Triunfo Cyn. Rd. And Kanan Rd., Agoura Hills

Free admission parking is $8;

Sept. 24

Disney Live: Mickey’s Magic Show

Live show featuring Jasmine, Cinderella, Donald, Goofy and more lovable characters.

3 pm and 6 pm

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,

Thousand Oaks


Sept. 25

Latin American Parade and Festival

Parade followed by food court, dance classes, kids’ activity area, art lectures and more.

1 pm

Pine to 1st St., Long Beach


Sept. 25-26

Disney Live: Mickey’s Magic Show

Live show featuring Jasmine, Cinderella, Donald, Goofy and more lovable characters.

Sat.: 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm

Sun.: 12:30 pm

Long Beach Convention Center Terrace Theatre

300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach


Sept. 24-26

Feast of San Gennaro

Italian festival featuring food, carnival rides, an games benefiting


11 am-11 pm

1651 N. Highland, Hollywood

$5; Kids under 12: Free

Sept. 26

Family Sukkot Celebration

Create sukkah decorations while learning about the holiday.

4:30 pm

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Free: reservations required (877) 722-4849  

Sept. 26

Sid the Science Kid Day

Little Scientists will learn about different science concepts and discover the rules of ecology, helping them understand more about some of the Earth's most fascinating ecosystems and become better stewards of the environment while journaling about the day in their Sid the Science Kid Journal.

11 am-3 pm

California Science Center

39th St. and Figueroa St., Los Angeles

Free; parking is $8/car

Sept. 30

The SqueeGees

Free concert for the whole family. The group is a bubbly acoustic trio that provide an irresistibly playful musical adventure.

11 am-1 pm

The Grove

189 The Grove Dr.,

Los Angeles


September 2010 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles