Best of May: 24 Things To Do in Los Angeles With Kids for Mother's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, and More

The LA County Fair is back...in May? Yes! Photo courtesy of the LA County Fair, Facebook
The LA County Fair is back...in May? Yes! Photo courtesy of the LA County Fair, Facebook

From Mother's Day to Memorial Day, we'll be finding fun things to do in Los Angeles all month long—and May the 4th be with you!

You've won the blue ribbon, your ship has come in, and mammas, it's your day: May we introduce you to the jam-packed listing of our favorite things to do in Los Angeles this May! Fresh out the gate we celebrate the return of the LA County Fair, complete with prize-winning critters, A-list concert headliners, and mouth-watering fair food. LA Fleet Week makes a splash as the Port of Los Angeles hosts active military ships. Plus, we set aside a day to celebrate the superheroes in our midst. No, not Free Comic Book Day—the happy occasion we speak of is Mother's Day, our chance to enjoy flowers, the best brunches in Los Angeles, and delightfully quirky handmade crafts. And free comics are pretty cool, too.

Still need more fun things to do this May? How about Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th, or these Free Events and Activities in May in Los Angeles that provide fun that's easy on your wallet. You'll find all this and more in our Ultimate Guide to Spring Fun in Los Angeles for Kids.

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Places featured in this article:


Heritage Hill Historical Park

Police and Fire Headquarters

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Library Park Memorial Fountain

Multiple Locations throughout LA

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Multiple Museums, including The Gamble House

Pretend City Children's Museum

Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

Orange County Fair & Event Center

Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University
La Cañada's Fiesta Days
La Cañada Flintridge Memorial Park - 8:00 AM Pick
LA Fleet Week
Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center - various times Pick
Fantasmic Returns!
Disneyland - various times Pick
Scottish Fair and Highland Games
Orange County Fair & Event Center - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides