Free in August: 28 Free Things To Do with Kids in Los Angeles

International Surf Festival July 31 - August 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of the festival
International Surf Festival July 31 - August 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of the festival

End of summer is a time when the pocket book starts feeling light, so it is also a time to feel thankful we have lots of free things to do in Los Angeles. Whether you want to hit the beachdance the day away, or catch a show, there's nothing to stop you, short of heatstroke. So why not gather up the fam and squeeze those last drops out of your summer fun, because if you do what we tell you to, you won't need to spend a dime. 

Places featured in this article:


Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

The Bungalow Santa Monica

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

Various Beach locations

CRAFTED/Brouwer​ij West Courtyard

Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center

Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center
Reptile Super Show
Los Angeles County Fairgrounds/ Pomona Fairplex - 10:00 AM
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Appearance
Del Amo Fashion Center - 10:00 AM
Knott’s Peanuts Celebration
Knott's Berry Farm - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides