See surfers of all ages at the International Surf Festival. Photo courtesy of the festival
See surfers of all ages at the International Surf Festival. Photo courtesy of the festival

Top Things To Do in Los Angeles this Weekend: Surf Festival, Bob Baker, State Fair

Welcome to this weekend in LA, when everything old is new again. Does the water move you? We've got an old favorite—the International Surf Festival and a brand new movie—Jungle Cruise (based on an old ride at Disneyland!). Looking for a classic outing this weekend in LA? Nothing beats the nostalgia of a State Fair ... but wait it's a new one! There's Mr. Van Gogh, the old-school painter, with a new immersive show (in the old Amoeba Records space). And a favorite old-timer—the Bob Baker Marionette Theater—returns with a brand new show in its new(ish) location.

This is that crazy crossover time of year, when we're simultaneously looking for last-minute summer camps before school starts up again (we've got a variety of online camps with availability that you can book right here) while also labeling up our school supplies for the start of school (old schools or new!).

Nothing beats the activities and events on our calendar for a grand old time! Keep reading for our picks of things to do in LA this weekend, both vintage and freshly hatched, and find even more to do in our Summer Fun Guide.

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Places featured in this article:

Various Beach locations

The Former Location of Amoeba Hollywood

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Rancho Simi Community Park Pool

Shutters Hotel on the Beach


Rasselbock Kitchen and Beer Garden

North Hollywood Recreation Center

Frank G Bonelli Regional Park - San Dimas

Sandy Cove at Hume Lake
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
Neighborhood Guides
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