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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




Sept. 1st-24th; 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-$20, Children under 6 are

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

Sept. 1st-4th

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-6 pm

23789 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu


Sept. 3rd

Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli

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. 3th

International Mask 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.

11 am-3:30 pm

Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana


Sept. 9th

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. 10th

Pinata Making Party

Celebrate the new exhibition The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility," by joining a fun piñata making party led by the Piñata Design Studio. Learn basic and traditional techniques of piñata making to create your own piñata.

2:30-4:30 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum

$7/adult, $5/child

Sept. 9th-10th

Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

Enjoy a day of competition with the feel of a old-fashioned hometown fair. Activities for families include pony rides, a petting zoo, moon bounce, games, crafts and spin ar, On Saturday there will be a marionettes show and a  puppet show. On Sunday there will be a wildlife safari show with live animals.

10 am-4 pm

Ernie Howlett Park 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates

$5/adults, Free for kids 12 & under

Sept. 16th-17th

Fiestas Patrias

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with live music, dancing, carnival games, rides, cultural activities and historical displays.

10 am-10 pm

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

10 Olvera St.,

Los Angeles


Sept. 17th

Pacific Standard Time LA/LA

Join the free celebration and exploration of Latin American art at the dozens of locations through LA, Santa Barbara and San Diego. A full list is available at the link. Locations include LACMA and Skirball Cultural Center.


Various locations

Free admission at every museum listed on the website.

Sept. 17th

TriArt Festival

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

11 am-7 pm

Crafted at the Port of LA

112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro


Sept. 22nd-24th

Pasadena Greek Fest

Kids crafts, cooking demos, folk dancing, tasty food, inflatables, live music, carnival rides and more.

Fri.: 5-10 pm

Sat. and Sun.:12-10 pm

Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church

778 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena


Sept. 23rd

Bowtie Field Day

This event is an afternoon of outdoor activities along the Los Angeles River and it is open to all ages, with activities and walks led by CA State Parks interpretive specialists. Scultp with clay, learn how to tie knots, make a nature collage, join a plant pressing workshop and enjoy a  campfire program . There will be 'mores and tacos to purchase.

3-7 pm

LA River

2780 W. Casitas Ave., Los Angeles


Sept. 23rd

Museum Day

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


Autry Museum of the American West, Pasadena Museum of History, Zimmer Children's Museum and more.

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

Sept. 30th-Oct. 1st

Hart of the West

Explore Native American life with a powwow featuring dancers, drummers and numerous displays of arts and crafts.

Sat. 10 am-7 pm

Sun. 10 am-6 pm

William S. Hart Museum

24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall


Sept. 30th

National Public Lands Day

Volunteers will assist in native plant restoration and the beautification of the garden at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area visitor center. Duties will include weed removal, mulching, irrigation, watering, display cleaning/repair, and other general maintenance.

9 am-1 pm

King Gilette Ranch

26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas


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