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

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.

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:

multiple locations throughout California & the US

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Natsumatsuri Family Festival 2022
Japanese American National Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Getty 25 Community Art Festivals
Multiple Locations throughout LA - 11:00 AM Pick
As Boo Like It
Media Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Flannel Nation Festival
Port of Los Angeles - 11:00 AM Pick
Norton Simon Family Festival: Flower Art
Norton Simon Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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