Broad Fest returns! Photo courtesy of The Broad Stage
Broad Fest returns! Photo courtesy of The Broad Stage

Labor Day Weekend Things To Do with LA Kids: Fleet Week, Fiesta Hermosa, & Fair

It had to happen sooner or later. After many fits and false starts, folks trying to bring our season of fun to a ridiculously early close (props to Hermosa for doing it right), and a whole lotta bellyaching about how it’s not fair (um, that would be me), the time has come to acknowledge: summer break is over. It’s Labor Day weekend, and, while it may mark the end of summer, it’s also known in some circles as the biggest weekend of them all. We’re going to fill every moment with fairs and festivals (hello, Sailor!), cook-offs and concerts.

This weekend sees the last hurrah of some favorite summer series. But never fear: while your white-wearing days may be over, the fun is just beginning. Why, this weekend alone sees the return of a much loved festival in Santa Monica, a historical do-over (no spoilers here!), and a struggle between Greeks and geeks for dominance in Long Beach. (Someone is going to be saying aloha!)

Now get out there and enjoy summer's last gasp, because the best is yet to come. And we're going to have every last bit of it on our calendar.

Keep reading for our most Laborious picks for the weekend...


Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center
100 Swinford Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90068

Old Town Orange Plaza
Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866

Underwood Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Downtown Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Huntington Beach Central Park
Gothard between Slater and Talbert 7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5761 Colorado St.
Long Beach, CA 90814

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park
Northwest Corner of MacArthur Park, near intersection of West 6th St. and South Park View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

23575 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265

Pageant of the Masters
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Children's Book World
10580 1/2 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

The Music Center Plaza
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rotating Locations, including Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA

Palisades Recreation Center
851 Alma Real Drive
Pacific Palisades , CA

Various Parks in Torrance, including McMaster Park
3624 Artesia Boulevard
Torrance, CA

The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main St
Santa Ana , CA 92706

Angel Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Music Center Plaza
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Huntington Beach Central Park
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

La Cañada Memorial Park
1301 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

American Girl Store at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Conejo Community Center
1175 Hendrix Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Participating LA County Pools, including: Victoria Regional Community Park
419 Martin Luther King, Jr. St
Carson, CA