First fireworks of the season: The Chino Fireworks Spectacular. Photo courtesy of the City of Chino
First fireworks of the season: The Chino Fireworks Spectacular. Photo courtesy of the City of Chino

25 Cool Things To Do in LA this Weekend with Kids: First Fireworks, Railway's Last Run

Y'all might not have noticed, but it is now officially and truly summer in these parts, and the events this weekend reflect it. There's a rooftop block party, camping and fishing in local parks, and a music and art fest featuring Las Cafeteras. And those are just a few of our favorite things to do in LA this weekend! We are minutes away from the 4th of July weekend, which—spoiler alert—is going to have fireworks aplenty this year. In fact, some are even taking place early, like this weekend.

And while favorites, like the Hollywood Bowl and the Cabrillo Aquarium, are back, we're also saying goodbye to a beloved local railway. There's still time for one last ride into the sunset, so grab your tickets and climb aboard.

It's time for beaches, summer camps, hot summer blockbusters, blooming lilac fields, and all manner of fun in the sun—just check out our Summer Fun Guide for all the best summer activities in LA. Meanwhile, keep reading for our hottest picks for this weekend in LA...

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Various locations in Thousand Oaks, including:Thousand Oaks Community Park

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

Santa Monica Airport Interim Open Space
upcoming events
(Thu Aug 26, 2021 - Sat Oct 2, 2021) Rooftop Cinema Drive-Up in Santa Monica

Various Locations, including: Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Station
upcoming events
(Fri Jun 25, 2021 - Sat Oct 2, 2021) My Valley Pass: Movies on Location

Marina del Rey Parking Lot 2

The Roadium Open Air Market
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 10, 2021 - Fri Sep 24, 2021) Friday Night Flicks Drive-in at the Roadium

Various Locations, including Sears Parking Lot
upcoming events
(Fri Jul 16, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Electric Dusk Drive-in 2021

Online

Shutters Hotel on the Beach

Minibop Music
upcoming events
(Fri May 21, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021) Private Music and Voice Lessons for Kids
(Fri May 21, 2021 - Sat Nov 13, 2021) Minibop Family Music Class
(Fri May 21, 2021 - Sat Nov 13, 2021) Minibop Family Music Class

Virtual
upcoming events
(Mon Sep 13, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021) Online Piano Lessons for Kids
Brentwood Country Mart Movie Night
Brentwood Country Mart - 6:00 PM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
Bite-Sized Fair
Pomona Fairplex - 3:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides