29 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles May 2023 with Kids

May means LA County Fair season. Photo courtesy of the LA County Fair, Facebook
May means LA County Fair season. Photo courtesy of the LA County Fair, Facebook
4/30/23 - By Toby B

There is no shortage of things to do in Los Angeles in May. From Mother's Day to Memorial Day, we've got the best events happening all month—and May the 4th be with you!

You've won the blue ribbon, your ship has come in, and mamas, 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 annual 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 (though free comics are pretty cool)—the happy occasion we speak of is Mother's Day, our chance to enjoy gardensflowers, the best brunches in Los Angeles, and delightfully quirky handmade crafts. 

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:

Oakwood Recreation and Park

Heritage Hill Historical Park

Library Park Memorial Fountain

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Ventura County Fairgrounds

Multiple Museums, including The Gamble House

Pretend City Children's Museum

Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

Southern California Children's Museum

Orange County Fair & Event Center