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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




Aug. 29-Sept. 28; 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

The price varies from $8-$19, Children under 6 are

Free; Parking $15 Check the website for special offers.

Sept. 1

Farmer Days

Spin wool, press apples, make butter, create seed pots, tend to crops in the garden and hunt for potatoes. There will also be special presentations, music and a petting zoo!

10 am-5 pm Petting zoo is 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


All activities are included with admission.

Sept. 4th-7th

Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cool Off

Charity benefit with live music, carnival rides, chili samples and more.

Fri.: 6-10 pm,

Sat.-Sun.: 11 am-10 pm

Mon.: 11 am-8 pm

23789 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu


Sept. 4th-7th

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. 6

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. 6th

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


Chalk Art Festival

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

Snow White and One Bat

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

Caribbean Family Festival

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

12-4 pm

Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana


Sept. 12-14

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 $1 off.

Sept. 13-14

Viva Mexico Festival

This event showcases the rich cultural and artistic works unique to Mexico. Live performances, culinary workshops and garden activities.

3-8 pm

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main St., Los Angeles


Sept. 13-14

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. 14

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. 18th-20th

Pharoahs Festival

Enjoy a day in Egypt with Live music, folkloric stick dance, Egyptian cuisine, art and jewelry vendors, children’s activities, hena and threading, painted pillows.

Fri.: 4-10 pm

Sat.-Sun.: 10 am-10 pm

Third St. Promenade between Arizona Ave. And Wilshire Blvd.,

Santa Monica


Sept. 18th-20th

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. 20-21

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. 20

Family Festival

Interactive entertainment is the theme of this event. Celebrate knights in armor, ladies of the court and all things noble, inspired by the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Storytelling, a blacksmith demonstration hands-on art projects, live music, jousting, fencing and much more.

10 am-6 pm

Getty Center

Free admission. Parking is $15.

Sept. 21

Scandanavian Autumnfest and Marknad Celebration

Swedish food, meatball cook-off, games, waterslide, pool, tube slide, gem mining, 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 $10.

Sept. 26-28

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. 27-28

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. 27

Museum Day

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


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

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

Sept. 27

A Day of Noir: A Literary Community Event

Celebrate reading with book signings, theater, readings, music, surprises and movie screenings.

1 pm-7 pm

West Hollywood Park

625 N. San Vicente Ave., West Hollywood


Sept. 28

Family Art Day

School House Rock performs fun hits like Conjunction Junction and Interplanet Janet. 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

Schoolhouse Rock: $17-35. Family Art Day: Free

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