Meet the pirates and walk the decks (but not the plank!) at the Maritime Festival in Dana Point.
Meet the pirates and walk the decks (but not the plank!) at the Maritime Festival in Dana Point.

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

September starts off with Labor Day weekend, marking the end of summer, last summer visits to the beach ... aaaand now it's Halloween. Okay, it's not quite that fast, but LA's favorite venues are kicking off the spooky, harvesty fall activities in Los Angeles this month, and we can't wait to visit favorites like Underwood Farms, Irvine Park Railroad, and Disneyland. There is also a wagon load of incredible Fall Festivals coming to Los Angeles this September, including a host of Mid Autumn Moon celebrations and the Maritime Festival in Dana Point.

In huge hometown news, the curtain finally rises on the long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures—the largest institution in the US devoted to the art of movie making. Movie lovers can see the ruby slippers at their forever home, and the first-ever Hayao Miyazaki exhibit. Plus, the theater building looks like the Death Star!

Keep reading for the very best things to do in Los Angeles this September, and remember that we're adding more events to the Los Angeles Family Activity Calendar every day, so be sure to check it frequently.

 

Places featured in this article:


Skirball Cultural Center
upcoming events
(Thu Sep 9, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Noah's Ark at the Skirball

Disney California Adventure Park
upcoming events
(Thu Sep 9, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party

multiple locations throughout California & the US

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Irvine Park Railroad
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Gandara Park
upcoming events
(Sun Sep 19, 2021 - Sun Oct 10, 2021) Americana in the Park Concert Series

Central & West Plaza
upcoming events

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival

Natural History Museum
upcoming events
(Sun Sep 26, 2021 - Sun Dec 5, 2021) Spider Pavilion

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
upcoming events
(Thu Sep 30, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Opening: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Secrets of the Universe 3D (Opening Week)
California Science Center - various times Pick
Goodr Pop Up Grocery Store
Porsche Experience Center - various times Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
Bite-Sized Fair
Pomona Fairplex - 3:00 PM
Virtual Fairytale Story-Book Art Class for Kids
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides