Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles: Family Festivals, ModelLand, and More Things To Do with Kids

Check out the  Johnny Strange Legacy Skate Contest at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off. Photo courtesy of the  festival.
Check out the Johnny Strange Legacy Skate Contest at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off. Photo courtesy of the festival.

When is Labor Day Weekend 2022? 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 with kids.

Labor Day 2022 marks the end of a jam-packed summer that was filled with things to do in Los Angeles. This weekend brings to a close some summer favorites that you might want to squeeze in, such as the Butterfly Pavilion, a number of great outdoor concert series, and more, which we've listed below. We also crank up the volume with Labor Day Weekend festivals galore, including the Annual Malibu Chili Cook-off, the Long Beach Greek Festival, and Fiesta Hermosa. There are several new traditions as well, such as the opening weekend of ModelLand and the nationwide National Cinema Day, and that's just a taste of all that’s yet to come: Our September highlights post offers a sampling of new and returning events to keep on your radar.

It's so hot! With the biggest heat wave of summer hitting us just in time for the long weekend, we thought you might like to take a look at 75 Places To Beat the Heat in Los Angeles, and all the ways to keep cool by taking a trip to find some sea breezes in our Beach Guide for Los Angeles and Orange County.

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More Things To Do in Los Angeles This Week with Kids:

Be sure to check with the venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event. Some places in LA require guests to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test; masking guidelines differ from venue to venue.

Places featured in this article:


Multiple Theatre Locations

Bank of America Performing Arts Center

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Long Beach Convention Center

FivePoint Amphitheatre

Griffith Park - Dell Performance Area

Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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
Grand Opening of Aidan's Place Reimagined
Westwood Recreation Center - 10:30 AM Pick
Annual Lighting of the Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 4:00 PM Pick
Let's Learn Circuits Online Camp
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Online MIT App Making Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Artificial Intelligence with Scratch Online Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
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