Free in September: Moon Festival, KidFest, and More Free Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids

It's time for the Annual Chinatown Moon Festival! Photo courtesy of
It's time for the Annual Chinatown Moon Festival! Photo courtesy of

Just because school is in session doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of fun (and free) things to do in Los Angeles with kids this month. Save your money for those Halloween costumes, bags of Halloween candy, and a giant inflatable skeleton for your yard, because we have all sorts of ways to enjoy the city in September without dipping into your rainy day fund. Celebrate the harvest moon at a local festival, watch the Malibu 2XU triathlon, dance around at a free outdoor kids club, check out a museum you've never been to on a free admission day, or catch an outdoor movie or concert before the weather turns cold. With our guide, it's easy to make this a free and easy September to remember. 

Plus, 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.

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Places featured in this article:

The Vineyards at Porter Ranch

Griffith Park - Dell Performance Area

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

Various Locations in La Habra, including Portola Park

Kidspace Children's Museum

multiple locations throughout California & the US

National Parks - Multiple Locations
Musical Story Time by Books and Cookies
Ivy Station - 10:00 AM Pick
Knott’s Peanuts Celebration
Knott's Berry Farm - various times
Lunar New Year at Disneyland
Disney California Adventure Park - various times
Exhibition: Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898 - 1971
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides