Science in the gardens, history at the house, a lotus festival by the lake—these are just a few of the ways to explore the City of Angels that are on our radar for the weekend. Want more? It’s time to go Greek in the South Bay and indulge in baklava, or perhaps you prefer the unbelievable fried offerings at the OC Fair that kicks off this weekend. Scroll down to learn what else is happening this weekend!
photo: Star Wars Land as seen at D23 © Disney/Lucasfilm
The Lotus Festival
It’s time to celebrate the beautiful flowers that grace Echo Park Lake at the annual festival featuring live music, dance, arts and entertainment from a variety of performers honoring Bangladesh. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Go To Ancient Egypt at LACMA
Visit LACMA’s permanent collection of ancient art from Egypt. Then make art together inspired by mother and son gods Isis and Horus, sarcophagi and mummies. Sun. Event details.
San Gabriel Valley
Family Tours at the Gamble House
This July only, kids (and their big people) can take a 60-minute tour of the Gamble House using a “find and seek” handout to make it fun for wee explorers to appreciate the architecture and craftsmanship of Greene & Greene. Sun. Event details.
This new adaptation of the classic Italian story incorporates the audience’s imagination to reinforce the universal importance of telling the truth. It’s a great show for the youngest theatergoers. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
San Fernando Valley
Peter Pan Flies Onstage
Featuring the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” and a book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for summer and the kid in all of us who never wants to grow up. Sat. Event details.
South Bay Greek Festival
This is a fest with plenty music, dancing and fun, but really it’s all about the food. Spanikopita and salad and of course the highlight (and reason to invest in some ever un-stylish elastic waist pants)—the desserts. Opa! Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Junior Explorers Learn the Force
In Star Wars, the force is metaphysical power. In physics, force is a push or pull on an object. Kids can explore the actual science behind this galaxy binding physical concept at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Sat. Event details.
The Ultimate Disney Fan Event brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping and more. If your tot adores all things Disney, this is the best summer surprise. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
It’s Fair season! The Orange County Fair provides loads of family entertainment with rides, exhibits, animals, free music, as well as concerts (by Kenny Loggins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The B-52s, Violent Femmes, Huey Lewis and more), the Action Sports Arena, and of course, plenty of crazy food. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Bonjour! This weekend kicks off with Bastille Day, which means you should probably indulge in French Fries, croissants and singing some songs from Beauty and the Beast with your kids. Do you have a favorite way to celebrate France in LA?