Hit the ground running this weekend with outdoor dancing with Debbie Allen, a garden party in Pasadena and the LA Marathon Finish Festival! Read on for the details on all these events and more of the best things to do this weekend with kids in Los Angeles. Ready, set, go!

Santa Monica

LA Marathon Finish Festival
It’s marathon weekend—so plan your driving routes accordingly. And then celebrate with the thousands of runners and their supporters for an afternoon of free music, games, giveaways and more at the official Finish Festival on the Third Street Promenade. Sun. Event details.


Fowler Families: Collaged Connections
Create colorful collages using various patterns and materials inspired by Fowler Museum’s special exhibition Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World. Kids will be in awe of the large-scale sculptures and installations made from materials sourced from around the world as well as a selection of works on paper. Sun. Event details.

Beverly Hills

Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen and Friends
Join Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy for the 5th season of outdoor dancing for the whole family! The free event takes place at The Wallis’s Promenade Terrace and this month will feature salsa with Debbie Allen, a live band and more. Sun. Event details.


Onward at El Capitan Theatre
Pixar’s latest movie, Onward, will be playing at Hollywood’s historic El Capitan Theatre. There will be pre-show photo ops in front of the Onward mural wall in the lobby, plus a chance to meet a real-life version of Guinevere, the groovy purple van (aka mighty steed) in the movie. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Transcendients Community Celebration
Join the community for a celebration of Heroes at Borders at the Japanese American National Museum. This day provides an opportunity for people to learn, celebrate, and grow through border-crossing dance and music, art, interactive activities and facilitated conversations with nine “heroes” on food, human rights, and art activism. Sat. Event details.

San Marino

Garden Party
Discover the “Beautiful Science” exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, and then head outdoors under the oak tree for where you’ll learn about the history of women in botany and make your own botanical book to take home. Sat. Event details.

La Cañada Flintridge

Cultivate: Nature Sounds & Wildlife
Bask in the early tulip blooms and cherry blossoms at Cultivate: Nature Sounds & Wildlife on March 7. Learn about the wildlife that surrounds us with nature talks, displays, and a special performance of “BEE SONG” during a night of discovery. 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