Come on in for an oval office sit down. Photo courtesy of Nixon Library
Come on in for an oval office sit down. Photo courtesy of Nixon Library

Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do in LA with Kids: Mardi Gras, Whales, and Black History

This weekend is about more than just the long weekend (though it is a long weekend). This weekend asks us to examine the power of the individual: to do goodto achieve, to entertain and inform.

Whether your skill is trick shottingkrill eating, or sheep herding, whether you aim to be a ninja master, a seal rescuer, or a prima ballerina, this weekend reminds us that we can all rise up and achieve great things.

On Monday in particular, we look at the American presidency and the power of one individual to impact the lives of so many. LA is lucky to have two presidential libraries in the region, both of which offer up observances of the holiday. Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you are going to do with your kids on this long weekend. 

Read on for our most statesmanlike picks for this weekend …

Places featured in this article:


Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Dodger Stadium - Parking Lot 1

The Soraya - Valley Performing Arts Center

Jackie Robinson Center and Park

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

AMC Theatres - Participating Locations

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
International Surf Festival
Various Beach locations - 9:00 AM Pick
Friday Night Flicks Drive-in at the Roadium
The Roadium Open Air Market - 6:30 PM Pick
Newport Dunes Movies on the Beach
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 8:30 PM Pick
Laguna Art-a-Fair
Festival of Arts - 10:00 AM
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
Sawdust Art Festival - 11:00 AM
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