Fun & Free Things To Do this Weekend with LA Kids: Sing-A-Long, Spiders, and a Happy New Year September 24-25

Best Weekend Activities for Families and Children around Los Angeles and Orange County September 24-25

How do you know it’s Fall in Los Angeles? Certainly not by the weather; another scorcher is due this weekend. Nope, it’s the harbingers of Halloween that warn us of Autumn’s approach, from the costumes lining the drugstore aisles to the TV ads trumpeting horror fests at our amusement parks.

Soon enough we’ll be sharing the most spooktacular events of the season. But for this weekend we're serving up the events without a side of scary. Among the highlights are festivals celebrating Italian and Hispanic culture, the Jewish New Year, two fundraising doggy walks, and an exhibit filled with hundreds of spiders.  (Okay, maybe we get a little bit scary). Also, if your family doesn't celebrate the Jewish New Year, you might want some ideas for camps that are in session for next week's school holiday.

Keep reading for some of our favorite choices for the weekend. And some exciting news - Mommy Poppins has been nominated by Parents Magazine in the Best Local Blog category. Please vote for us if you agree!

All Weekend

Feast of San Gennaro Los AngelesHollywood
LA takes on NY with our own version of the annual Festival.

Redondo Beach Lobster Festival -   Redondo Beach
This weekend’s festival promises to be one of the best yet,  with a giant slide and obstacle course for the kids.  (And we hear word there's lobster.)

Baja Splash Cultural Festival - Long Beach
The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with dance, music, and food.

Saturday September 24

Carnival of the Animals - Santa Monica
The Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents a delightful interactive production of the children’s classic.

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music - Hollywood
The Sound of Music. Sing-a-long. At the Hollywood Bowl. Can you think of a better night under the stars?

Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang
- Pasadena
The times are good and they are free at a kiddie rock concert at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Strut Your Mutt - Los Angeles
Walk with your pup and help raise funds for homeless animals.

Sunday September 25

Abbot Kinney Festival - Venice
The vibe is eclectic at the annual, artsy mile-long street fair.

Randy Kaplan - Topanga
The Id Kid visits the Theatricum Botanicum to perform some of his award-winning kids' tunes that parents love, too.

Rosh Hashanah Festival - Mid-Wilshire
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with a free day at the Zimmer Museum.

Wiggle Waggle Walk and Fair - Pasadena
Another fundraiser for our animal friends, this one to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society.

Spider Pavilion Opening Day
- Los Angeles
Hundreds of spiders weave intricate webs on the lawn of the Natural History Museum.

As always, there are many more activities listed on our daily events calendar.  Have a fabulous weekend!

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