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Event Date

Event Description




Aug. 30-Sept. 29; Wed.-Sun. only

L.A. County Fair

Kids activities, rides, special exhibits, carnival games, farm animal presentations, live entertainment, food and more.


Pomona Fairgrounds,

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

$1 admission special for Aug. 30-Sept. 2 (hours vary), then the price varies from $6-$17, Children under 6 are

Free; Parking $12-15

Sept. 1

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, a poker tournament and a fun and games zone for kids.

11 am-4 pm

Camarillo Ranch House

201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo

Adults: $10, Children under 10: Free

Sept. 1

Caribbean Family Festival

Held in conjunction with Target Free Family Days. Enjoy free admission to the museum form 10 am-4 pm, live performances, art projects, food and dance.

12-3:30 pm

Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana



Chalk Art Festival and Dolphin Dash

Families can come and create fun drawings with prizes awarded at the end of the competition. The festival also includes a rock concert.

12-4 pm

Redondo Beach Pier

Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach


Sept. 6-8

LA Greek Fest

Live music, dancing, cooking demos, cathedral tours and Greek food.

Fri.: 5-10 pm, Sat. And Sun.: 12-10 pm

St. Sophia’s Cathedral

1324 South Normandie Ave., Los Angeles


Sept. 7

Active Arts: Drum Downtown

Interactive drum lesson and performance with various themes. This month’s theme is West African Rhythm Expedition.

10-11:30 am

Grand Park,

200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free, fee for parking

Sept. 7

The BRAVE Princess: Merida's Adventures

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. 7

Latin American Parade and Festival

Parade followed by food court, dance classes, kids’ activity area, live music and dance performances.

5-10 pm

Pine to 3rd St., Long Beach


Sept. 7-8

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Children’s activities, food, art exhibits, literary readings, performances and film screenings.

10 am-6 pm

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


Sept. 13-15

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, $10 at the door or come with a coupon and get $2 off.

Sept. 14-15

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. 14

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. 15

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. 20-22

Pasadena Greek Fest

Kids crafts, cooking demos, dance presentation, tasty food, live music, carnival rides and more.

Fri.: 5 pm-1 am; Sat.: 12 pm-1 am; Sun.: 12-10 pm

Santa Anita Park

285 Huntington Dr., Arcadia

Adults: $5; Children ages 12 and younger: Free. Parking is $4.

Sept. 21-22

TriArt Festival

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

11 am-8 pm

Ports O’ Call Village,

1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro


Sept. 21-22

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. 21-22

Moompetam: Native American Festival

Traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating the California Native cultures.

9 am-5 pm

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Adults: $25.95, Children: $14.95

Sept. 22

Recycled Percussion and Family Art Day

This group impresses audiences with street-style percussion with repurposed objects. Also, enjoy special art projects and a tour of the Weisman museum.

10 am-2 pm

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Recycled Percussion: $20 Family Art Day: Free

Sept. 22

Feria de Salud

Celebrate family, health, and culture with activities focused on incorporating health, nutrition, and fitness into our everyday lifestyle. There will be culinary workshops, health screenings, health education programs and more.

12-4 pm

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main St., Los Angeles


Sept. 27-29

Feast of San Gennaro

Italian festival featuring food, live music, carnival rides, and games benefiting


11 am-11 pm

1651 N. Highland, Hollywood

$5; Kids under 12: Free

Sept. 28

Museum Day

Enjoy many LA area museums free of charge, courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine.


Autry National Center, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Peterson Automotive Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art and more.

Download two free tickets per household at the website before going.

Sept. 29

Scandanavian Autumnfest and Marknad Celebration

Swedish food, meatball cook-off, games, waterslide, pool, tube slide, pool, zip line, bouncer, pie eating contest, folk dancing, games for kids, music and more.

9 am-6 pm

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

Free admission. Parking is $8.

Sept. 29

West Hollywood Book Fair

Meet authors, watch culinary presentation by cookbook authors, writing workshops and a kids/tweens stage.

10 am-6 pm

West Hollywood Park

625 N. San Vicente Ave., West Hollywood


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