FREE Things To Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend, Sep 29th Oct 1st, 2017

Orange County Children’s Book Festival

The 14th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival will be taking place at the Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Phone: 714.432.5072

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is an much awaited event that excited book lovers of all ages. There will be more than 125 authors, 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers. Each year the Orange County Children’s Book Festival features popular authors, illustrators, storytellers, entertainers and exhibitors that support reading and education along with fun activities for families. Watching an artist create their famous characters spell bounds young and old alike. The Wild Animal Stage features authors of books about animals together with handlers of some very exotic animals. The Orange County Children’s Book Festival features a variety of entertainment for the entire family. Over 100 book sellers, educational organizations and literacy-related exhibitors will be on hand to keep the Orange County Children’s Book Festival attendees entertained with activities and sought after services. Kids can enjoy a free and live animal petting zoo.

Watts Tower: Day of the Drum Festival and Jazz festival

Watts Tower: Day of the Drum Festival will be taking place at The Watts Towers Campus, 1727 East 107th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 am.

At the 36th annual Watts Tower: Day of the Drum Festival there will be Yourba ground blessing uniting all cultures based on common themes and principals. They will be celebrating culture, art, song, storytelling with the beat of the drum and Tahitian Dance. Have an exciting West African musical experience with Kouman Kele West African Dance and Drum Company. And on Saturday be a part of the 41st Annual Simon Rodia Watt Tower Jazz Festival. Get immersed in the rhythmic soulful infusion of musical elements, past, present and future. All day activities both days include guided tours of the Watts Towers (10:30am- 3:30pm), kids’ activities, and a Universal Drum Circle lead by Matt Gibson III. The Garden Studio features a turtle pond, tiling projects and more. Food, art and craft vendors will be available at the venue. Free and open to all.

Banana Festival

The 6th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival will be held at Port of Hueneme, 105 E .Port Hueneme road, Port Hueneme, CA 93041 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Phone: 805-535-4060

Email: director@BananaPortFest.com

Your kids will Go Bananas!  The festival will be featuring a Port tour, kids will learn about the inner-workings of the port. The Banana Festival is very family focused, with a great Kids Zone. Many of the activities are free, including banana-themed art projects, performances by characters, readings and activities with the Port Hueneme Library, and a climb aboard a pirate ship. Kids can meet a variety of reptiles from the Reptile Family. The toddler bounce house is free, but there are a wide variety of ticketed mazes, slides, bungee bounce opportunities. New addition this year is West Symphony Music Van and exhibit. The Music Van and the Symphony’s volunteers provide the opportunity for children to enjoy a hands-on experience with a variety of musical instruments. Rock out to tunes from local bands that will get you grooving and shaking’ it on the dance floor. Mouthwatering sandwiches, sushi wraps, banana splits and shakes, funnel cakes and more. Local Vendors offer boutique clothing, hand crafted jewelry, garden art, hats, sunglasses, and much more.

Coast – Santa Monica’s Open Streets Event

Coast – Santa Monica’s Open Streets Event is scheduled to take place at 1855 Main Street,  Santa Monica, CA 90401 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Enjoy two miles of car-free streets and discover local food, music, shops, culture, dance and games along the route at Santa Monica’s first open streets event. It’s not a race or a sporting event and there’s no start or finish. You can come for an hour, walk a block and sit down at a cafe, or ride your bike from end to end. Families can grab a picnic from a local restaurant and enjoy the view of all kinds of people enjoying Santa Monica. Shop at local businesses, discover new stores and revisit old favorites. The event will be featuring yoga, zumba or dance at Camera Obscura Art Lab. Take a stroll with Samba dancers, interact with site-specific art, and create your own memento to take home with you at the many program zones along the route. This fun family friendly event is entirely free and open to all.

Paws and Pages

Paws and Pages is hosted by the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, 12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm.

This event will help your young reader build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story. This will give them a unique experience and will make it more interesting with canine friends. Walk-ins are welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend.

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