Free in August: Movies, Concerts, Festivals, and More Free Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids

Fiesta La Ballona closes out August with one of our favorite festivals. Photo courtesy of the festival
Fiesta La Ballona closes out August with one of our favorite festivals. Photo courtesy of the festival

Celebrate the dog days of summer with this giant list of free things to do in Los Angeles with kids this August!

I've been spending too much money lately on back-to-school supplies and Halloween decorations. (Too early, you say? I think not!) If you, like me, are feeling a bit of financial pressure this month, this list is for you. Here are events that let you end the summer with a bang without spending a buck. Whether you want to enjoy a little Shakespeare, dance the night away, or chill out to some live jazz, there's nothing to stop you—short of heatstroke. We've also got free festivals for surfers, Japanese culture enthusiasts, and kids that just love a good carnival ride

So gather up the fam and squeeze those last drops out of your summer fun. Keep in mind that we are always adding free events to our Los Angeles event calendar as they pop up, and we keep all our roundups of free outings for families in our Guide to Free Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids.

To get more free fun at home and in your town delivered to your inbox, sign up for our newsletters.

 

Places featured in this article:


The Bungalow Santa Monica

Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center

LBCC Campuses, including LAC

Rancho Madera Community Park

Various Parks, including Hurless Barton Park

Various Parks, including De Portola

Various Parks in Santa Ana

Various Beach locations

Griffith Park - Dell Performance Area

Multiple Locations throughout LA

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

South El Monte City Hall
Kids Club Concerts at the Grove
The Grove - 10:00 AM Pick
Monthly Kids Club at The Point
The Point - 10:00 AM Pick
Skirball Sunset Concerts
Skirball Cultural Center - 8:00 PM Pick
RAZ Summer Camp with Art for Kids
Robertson Art Zone, Beverly Hills - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides