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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. 23rd-25th

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-25th

Feast of San Gennaro

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


Fri.: 5 pm-12 am, Sat.: 11 am-12 am

Sun.: 11 am-10 pm

1651 N. Highland, Hollywood

$5; Kids under 12: Free

Sept. 24th

Family Day

Live performances, artist workshops! Design houses for a world with an ever-expanding waterfront, create a wind catcher, add to a collaborative mural, create a sculpture and enjoy Cuban carnaval dance.

11 am-3 pm

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free, parking is $3

Sept. 24th

Museum Day

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


Autry National Center, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Zimmer Children's Museum and more.

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

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