It's the return of the Cardboard Yacht Regatta! Photo courtesy of the Annenberg Community Beach House
It's the return of the Cardboard Yacht Regatta! Photo courtesy of the Annenberg Community Beach House

Best Things To Do in Los Angeles in August 2021 with Kids

August is that crazy time of year when the height of heat and summer fun collides with back-to-school—so parents need to turn the dial up on the end-of-summer fun. Luckily, the events and outings in Los Angeles this month do not disappoint, and there are loads of amazing activities to do before the school bell rings—many of them free. Kids can visit the newly reopened Cayton Museum or score free comic books. Kids can hit the streets at CicLAvia (it's back!) or take to the water at the Cardboard Yacht Regatta. With Shakespeare at Griffith Park, Bob Baker's marionettes in the theater, and family-friendly shows at the Hollywood Bowl there's almost too much entertainment in August!

And that's just a taste to whet your appetite; we're adding activities to our calendar of events every day. Plus, just because school starts, summer isn't over. Our Summer Fun Guide is packed with activities that LA kids can enjoy as long as the sun is shining (which is always!).

Keep reading for the best can't miss events for LA families this August ...



Places featured in this article:

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Cayton Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Wed Aug 4, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Open: Cayton Children's Museum

National Parks - Multiple Locations
upcoming events
(Mon Jan 18, 2021 - Thu Nov 11, 2021) Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center

Pantages Theatre
upcoming events
(Tue Aug 17, 2021 - Sun Jan 2, 2022) Hamilton (Pantages)

Pretend City Children's Museum

Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Kids Club Concerts at the Grove
The Grove - 10:00 AM Pick
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Disney California Adventure Park - 6:00 PM Pick
Secrets of the Universe 3D (Opening Week)
California Science Center - various times Pick
Eat, Play & Park Free
LA LIVE: West Garage Gate B - 11:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides