Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend? We have some ideas. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Kindness Rocks!, catch a Kiddee Matinee at this iconic theater, ring in the Lunar New Year at Disneyland and more. Scroll down for the details and to discover the rest of our top event picks for family fun this weekend in LA!

photo: Melissa Heckscher


Kindness Rocks! at Kidsapce
Celebrate kindness and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King with this special event. Visitors can share stories of friendship and love on a community tapestry and decorate kindness stones to share with others during your visit to this indoor-outdoor children’s museum. Sat.-Mon. Event details.

Rose Bowl Rush Kids Run
Kiddos, ages 3-8, can participate in the .25-mile run at the Rose Bowl, part of the Pasadena Half Marathon events. Parents can join in too, so get read to cheer on your little sprinter. Sun. Event details.


Family Garden Workshop at Hauser & Wirth
Learn how to preserve LA’s diverse wildlife through a series of activities organized by the Garden School Foundation at this month’s Family Garden Workshop. Kids can get creative by making a take home nature loom from woven garden cuttings. Sun. Event details.

2020 MLK Day Celebration
Spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in art, culture, and community, and commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Mon. Event details.


Disney’s FROZEN The Musical
Have a kid who just can’t “let it go” when it comes to all things Frozen? Take them to see Elsa and company on stage at the iconic Pantages Theatre. The Broadway production clocks in at more than 2 hours, so it’s best for little ones four and up. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Kiddee Matinee at New Beverly Cinema
Visit LA’s historic New Beverly theater for a matinee feature of the acclaimed fantasy adventure Kiki’s Delivery Service. All ages are welcome and kids 12 and under also get a free child-size popcorn. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Melrose Mornings at Melrose Trading Post
Before perusing the wares at this popular flea market, enjoy some a.m. fun with kid-friendly bands and performers, a handmade putt-putt course, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Sun. Event details.

Highland Park

Bob Baker’s The Circus
The circus wagons are rumbling into town! See the greatest puppet show on Earth—complete with music, dancing monkeys and more—at the iconic Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Disney’s Lunar New Year Celebrations
Disneyland welcomes a year of good fortune with 24 days of Lunar New Year celebrations at Disney California Adventure starting Jan. 17. Festivities include the bright and bold Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, the return of the heartwarming “Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration,”  a Lucky Wishing Wall, delectable foods inspired by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures, and more. Fri.-Mon. Event details.

Daniel Tiger Day at Children’s Museum at La Habra
Everyone’s favorite sweater-wearing cat, Daniel Tiger, will be visiting the Children’s Museum at La Habra for a meet and greet! There will be activities throughout the museum, plus a chance to meet Daniel, say hello and take a selfie with him! Sat. Event details.

Psst… looking for more ways to entertain the kids this weekend? Check out the full LA Events Calendar for ideas. 

-Shannan Rouss


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