26 Top Memorial Day Weekend Things To Do in Los Angeles With Kids: Festivals, Fairs, and Star Wars

The USS Comstock is in town for Fleet Week, where kids can tour the ships. Photo courtesy of Fleet Week Los Angeles
The USS Comstock is in town for Fleet Week, where kids can tour the ships. Photo courtesy of Fleet Week Los Angeles

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend? Here are some events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Traditionally, Memorial Day Weekend is the start of the summer season, complete with days-long, large-scale festivals. Now, for the first time in three long years, this is true. This weekend you can take to the streets in Topanga, La Cañada, Garden Grove, and Hermosa Beach. There's a carnival at Santa Anita, an old world faire in Corona, and a con of galactic proportions in a galaxy far, far away (Anaheim). Summer 2022 is off to an epic start, and SoCal, our ship has come in. (To San Pedro, for LA Fleet Week.)

And, of course, Memorial Day weekend closes with tributes to our fallen heroes. Ceremonies are being held at the Reagan and Nixon libraries, and in several local cities. You can find all of them listed below.

Looking to get out of town on this long weekend? We've got epic California road trip ideas, the best family-friendly spa resorts near Los Angeles, the best spots to go camping near Los Angeles, and more—all in our Guide to Weekend Getaways and Day Trips from Los Angeles.

Places featured in this article:


Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University

Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

Pretend City Children's Museum

Crossroads Riverview Park

Orange County Fair & Event Center

John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center

Rotating Locations: Santa Monica High School

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

McCambridge Park War Memorial

The Kershaw Garden at City Hall

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza

Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
Kids Club Palisades Village
Palisades Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Mart Littles Music
Brentwood Country Mart - 11:15 AM Pick
Camp Poppy
Poppy at the Brentwood Country Mart - 3:00 PM Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
RAZ Summer Camp with Art for Kids
Robertson Art Zone, Beverly Hills - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides