Once again bringing you our picks for the best things to do this weekend in LA with kids… because we know keeping little ones entertained for two whole days is no easy feat. We’ve got story time at the museum, a mini concert, a can’t-miss Lunar New Year celebration and more family-friendly fun. Read on for all the details.
photo: Chris I. via Yelp


LA Golden Dragon Parade
Don’t miss this annual Chinatown event, featuring close to two dozen floats, marching bands, dancers and more in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Sat. Event details.

Smorgasburg LA
Looking for Sunday lunch plans? Take your little LA foodies to the ROW DTLA for largest weekly open-air food market in America. Sample food from Lobsterdamus, Cheesuz, URBN Pizza and more! Sun. Event details.

Sensory Saturday at the Grammy Museum
Kids with sensory sensitivities can enjoy the interactive, educational exhibits at this downtown museum.  Programming includes less crowding, quieter sound levels, lower lighting, free admission and more. Sat. Event details.

VOLTA Under the Big Top
Cirque du Soleil has arrived at Dodger Stadium. Bring the kids to see never-before-seen acrobatics in a visually striking world. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Chinese New Year Festival
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington with this two-day festival. The lineup includes lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, calligraphy demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Story Time in the Galleries
Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join LACMA’s staff at 2 p.m. on for a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Fri. Event details.


Family Flicks Film Series
Check out a late morning screening of The Great Muppet Caper at the Hammer Museum’s monthly kid-friendly event. Sun. Event details.

West Los Angeles

Andrew & Polly Mini Concert
Stop by Children’s Book World to hear this duo perform their upbeat, folksy music. Kids will love the array of instruments they use, including mandolins, accordions, ukeleles, shakers and more
Sat. Event details.

Culver City

Fun in the Garden
Bring your budding botanists to Stoneview Nature Center for a chance to explore the garden (there is even a bee hotel!), and participate in a nature craft or activity. Sat. Event details.

Multiple Locations

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Jeni’s is asking you to eat ice cream in your PJs for this special event. Enjoy a morning scoop of the new Skillet Cinnamon Roll ice cream and 100 percent of the profits from your purchase will support DoSomething.org. Sat. Event details.

–Shannan Rouss