Photo courtesy of Tanaka Farms
Photo courtesy of Tanaka Farms

Things To Do in LA this Weekend with Kids: Knott's Fall-o-Ween, Haunted Hayride, American Girl, & Fireworks

Check your calendars, folks, because apparently it's Halloween season in these here parts. As of now, Angelenos can pick their pumpkins, eat sweet 'n' spooky treats, and have the bejeebies scared out of them.

Little by little our favorite venues are finding ways to come back to us (hello LA Zoo and Sea Life Aquarium!). New favorites are popping up, taking advantage of our twin loves of cars and movies. In the coming days you can see GoosebumpsMen in Black, The Incredibles, and Grease just to name a few.

Of course, many of our favorite events are too social to accomplish much distancing, but this week we can wiggle waggle walk our way through virtual editions of the Marine Mammal Care Center's Sealpalooza, LA Library's annual Los Angeles Libros Festival, the Aquarium of the Pacific's Baja Splash Cultural Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl's Fireworks Finale. (Not to mention the Monterey Jazz Festival, Farm Aid and Bonnaroo!)

And our Back-to-School Fair is still going; catch the last few free demo classes this week, including Atlantic Acting and Coucou French.

Keep on reading to find some of our top picks for September.

Places featured in this article:

American Girl Store at the Grove

Your local neighborhood

National Parks - Multiple Locations
upcoming events
(Mon Jan 18, 2021 - Thu Nov 11, 2021) Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Natural History Museum
upcoming events
(Thu Mar 18, 2021 - Sun Sep 5, 2021) Open: Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens

Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland

Cayton Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Wed Mar 17, 2021 - Sat May 1, 2021) Cayton Creators Community Program

Various LA Parks, including Magic Johnson Park

Castaic Lake Park
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 2, 2021 - Sat Aug 28, 2021) Drive-In At The Park (Castaic Lake Park)

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
upcoming events


Skylight Row DTLA
upcoming events
(Wed Oct 28, 2020 - Sat Apr 24, 2021) Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience
Friday Night Flicks Drive-In at the Roadium
The Roadium Open Air Market - 6:30 PM Pick
Open: Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens
Natural History Museum - various times Pick
Sugar Rush
- 12:00 PM
A Touch of Disney
Disney California Adventure Park - 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides