Kiss a pig at America's Family Pet Expo. Photo by Keren Lynn Photography
Kiss a pig at America's Family Pet Expo. Photo by Keren Lynn Photography

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Puppet Festival, Poppy Festival, Fiesta Broadway

This weekend is about celebrating something; I'm just not sure what it is. Is your STEAM throwback or cutting edge? Are you hanging by a string or got no strings on you? That mother you keep talking about—is it Mother Earth or a mother-to-be?

As you take to the streets, are you exploring your hometown? Are you donning a cape to save the day? Or are you just running in circles diamonds?

Look at you all in orange! Are you done up for the Dutch King's birthday, or are you a field of poppies? Is it Cinco de Mayo, or New Year's, or have I just lost count? Despite the confusion, it's actually easy as pie: it's all of that and more!

Keep reading for our completely not confusing selection of picks for this weekend....


Lancaster City Park
43011 N. 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Century Park
2000 Avenue of Stars #1000 adjacent to Annenberg Space for Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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

Fillmore & Western Railway
364 Main Street
Fillmore, CA 93015

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Barnes Park
350 S. McPherrin Avenue
Monterey Park, CA

LA Waterfront
600 Sampson Way
San Pedro, CA 90731

Citizens Business Bank Arena
4000 Ontario Center Parkway
Ontario, CA 91764

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian Road
City of Industry, CA 91745

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Lovelace Studio Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Participating YMCA locations eg Hollywood YMCA
1553 Schrader Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Long Beach
Pacific & Willow
Long Beach, CA

Streets of Lawndale
Prairie Ave & Manhattan Beach Blvd Alondra Park
Lawndale , CA 90260

Crescenta Valley Park
3901 Dunsmore Ave
La Crescenta, CA

Virginia Avenue Park
2201 Pico
Santa Monica, CA

Rancho Simi Community Park
1765 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Participating Bookstores Throughout California
Vroman's Bookstore: 695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

Chinese American Museum
425 N Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

AMC Theatres - Participating Locations
Burbank 16: 125 East Palm Ave
Burbank, CA 91502

Expo Art Center
4321 Atlantic avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

Orange County Great Park
6950 Marine Way
Irvine, 92618

Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Downtown South Pasadena
Mission Street
South Pasadena, 91030

Thomas R. Potocki Conference Center
27301 La Paz Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center
18381 Goldenwest Street Parking at N side of Ellis, west of Goldenwest
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Woodley Park
6350 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91436

POA Gemmrig Park Long Beach
7390 Carson Blv
Long Beach, CA 90808

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Fiesta Broadway
1st Street & Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ascot Hills Park
4371 Multnomah Street
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Multiple Hubs in San Pedro and Wilmington
San Pedro, CA

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Pan Pacific Park
7600 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

El Cariso Community Regional Park
13100 Hubbard Street
Sylmar, CA 91342

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402
UP: Summer Weekend Drive-In at the Roadium
The Roadium Open Air Market - 6:30 PM Pick
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
Civil War Event
Pennypacker Mills - various times Pick
Lincoln Center #ConcertsforKids
Facebook, YouTube and LC Website - various times Pick
Save with Stories
Facebook & Instagram - various times Pick
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