Time to go back to the Big Top with Mr. V’s Big Top Dream. Photo courtesy of Circus Vargas
Time to go back to the Big Top with Mr. V’s Big Top Dream. Photo courtesy of Circus Vargas

Labor Day 2021 Weekend: Fun Things To Do with Kids in Los Angeles

When is Labor Day Weekend 2021? This very weekend! Here are some events and activities to add to your list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this Labor Day Weekend.

Usually, Labor Day marks the end of a jam-packed summer, but this year we’re still working our way back to normal. (Whatever that is!) So, yes, we are saying goodbye to some summer favorites, such as  Pageant of the Masters, Griffith Park Free Shakespeare, and great outdoor concert and movie series. And true, we do have Labor Day Weekend festivals galore, including the Annual Malibu Chili Cook-off, Long Beach Greek Festival by the Sea, and Fiesta Hermosa Locale. But this weekend feels as much like a beginning as an end, as we look forward to all that’s yet to come. Our September highlights post offers a sampling of events to keep on your radar.

And speaking of just beginning … Mommy Poppins LA launched ten years ago this week, and that year's Labor Day Weekend Highlights roundup was our very first post. We’ve loved growing up with you (dare we say maturing?) and look forward to many more years ahead!

Don’t miss our review of The DiscOasis (it's the last weekend to attend), all the best spots for early apple picking near Los Angeles, these 25 great road trips from Los Angeles, and more.

Places featured in this article:


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rotating Locations, including Los Angeles State Historic Park

Riley's at Los Rio Rancho

Stone Soup Farm and Heritage Orchard

Julian Mining Company

Rasselbock Kitchen and Beer Garden

Frank G Bonelli Regional Park - San Dimas

Sandy Cove at Hume Lake
Kids Club at the Lakes
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks - 10:00 AM Pick
Kids Club Palisades Village
Palisades Village - 10:00 AM Pick
International Sloth Day at the Cayton Museum
Cayton Children's Museum - 2:30 PM Pick
Annual Pumpkin Festival Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes - 8:00 AM
Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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