Fun & Free Things to Do This Weekend with LA Kids: BFFs, Camellias, and California Cool: Feb 4–5

Superbowl Sunday means different things to different people. For some, it means hours glued in front of the TV, hanging with friends and chowing on hot wings and pizza.  For others (the rest of us), it means smooth sailing on the 405 and smaller crowds at our favorite hotspots. What better time to start checking off items on our “100 Things to Do with LA Kids” list?

If the clear skies this week have got you thinking about the summer, you’ll want to check out our list of outdoor summer camps. (If you’re not planning quite so far ahead, perhaps a local hike is in order.)

Read on for our favorite picks for this weekend.


Chinese New Year Festival - San Marino
Enjoy dragon dancers, martial arts demonstrations, mask-changing performances, folk music, and more, all with the backdrop of the Huntington Library’s lush gardens.

Lady and the Tramp (G) - Hollywood
Head on over to the El Capitan for a rare opportunity to catch this “tail” of love on the big screen.

Romeo and Juliet - Santa Monica
The Morgan-Wixson Theater puts a new spin on a timeless classic.

ImaginOcean - Costa Mesa
Venture under the sea for this black light puppet show, a magical undersea musical adventure.


Camellia Festival - La Canada Flintridge
Forest faeries guide kids through Descanso Gardens, home to the largest Camellia collection in North America. (Bonus: you get to knock #62 off your to do list).

San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Parade and Festival - Alhambra
The annual Chinese New Year parade and festival promises crafts, food, a fashion show, a cultural pavilion, entertainment, and red envelopes for children.

Rhythm Child Concert - Canoga Park
The Grammy Museum sponsors two free concerts with Rhythm Child at the Westfield Topanaga Mall - come prepared for plenty of dancing, drumming, and singing along.


Asian Lunar New Year Family Festival - Santa Ana
Bowers Museum celebrates Chinese New Year with music, food, and other festivities.

Cirque Sundays at the Aquarium - Santa Monica
Cirque du Soleil sponsors free admission at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium on Sundays in February.

BFF Week - Mid-Wilshire
The Zimmer Children's Museum celebrates friendships with crafts, activities, and BOGO kid admission this week.

Andell Family Sundays - California Cool - Mid-Wilshire
Sure, you’ve got style, but do you have California style? Families can create their own California look in this month’s program at LACMA.

American Indian Culture Day for Families - Griffith Park
The whole family can learn more about American Indian cultures at The Autry.

As always, there are many more activities listed on our daily events calendar. Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a spectacular time. Go team!

Goodr Pop Up Grocery Store
Porsche Experience Center - various times Pick
Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark - 9:00 AM
Virtual Fairytale Story-Book Art Class for Kids
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:30 PM
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm - 4:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides