And just when you thought you had experienced all the kid-friendly activities LA has to offer, we’re bringing you our latest weekend roundup, which includes a “bootcamp” for superheroes-in-training, a Pinewood derby and street fest in Los Feliz, and a chance to see Paw Patrol pups, Top Wing cadets and more Nick Jr. faves. Intrigued? Keep scrolling for the details on these events and to check out the rest of our picks.

photo: Peter Bietenholz


Nick Jr. Live!
Your kid’s favorite Nick Jr. characters will be performing at the Dolby Theatre in a new live, interactive show. Come see the PAW Patrol pups Marshall and Rubble, Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies’ Molly and Gil, Rod and Penny from Top Wing and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Franklin Fall Fest
Franklin Ave. Elementary School is opening its yard and shutting down Commonwealth Ave. in Los Feliz for a massive fall celebration. In addition to food trucks and live music, there will be a 250 ft. zip line, mini go-carts, bungee jumping, inflatables and carnival games for kids of all ages. Sat. Event details.

Boo at the Zoo
Get ready for spooktacular fun all month long at the LA Zoo. On weekends, stop by for live shows, special animal feedings, and Halloween-themed photo ops. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Family Weekend Workshop at The Broad
The museum’s popular workshops are back this month. Kids ages 3 and up can make their own souvenirs, inspired by works in the Broad collection. There will be fun printmaking and collage crafts inspired by Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer, Takashi Murakami and Mark Bradford. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Muertos Artwalk
Head to downtown LA’s oldest street to discover unique artwork, jewelry and decor, along with and Dia de Los Muertos-themed pieces from local artisans. The family-friendly event will also offer face painting, food from nearby restaurants and music and dance performances throughout the day! Sat. Event details. 

CicLAvia: Heart of LA
This special edition of CicLAvia takes you along the popular Heart of LA route to explore downton neighborhoods including Chinatown, Little Tokyo and the Arts District. You can scoot, stroll, bike or board as much or as little of the stretch as you want. Along the way, there will be a kids bike safety skills course and free helmets (while supplies last), vintage board games, arts and crafts and so much more. Sun. Event details.


Future Superheroes Unite
Come join the ranks of superheroes in training! Little ones are can take part in an all-new superhero obstacle course from the Batout Kids Superhero Academy. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and all proceeds from the class benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice. Sat. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Encino Family Festival
There’s fun for everyone at this annual festival on Ventura Blvd. In addition to a Kids Fun Zone (with all the inflatables), arts and crafts and live music, grownups can peruse jewelry, art, decor and more from local artisans. When you get hungry, just head to one of LA’s top food trucks stationed along the boulevard. Oh, and there’s a beer and wine garden, too. Just in case. Sun. Event details.

Beverly Grove

T.J. Martell Foundation’s LA Family Day
It’s a carnival for a good cause at The Grove. Hosted by Nickelodeon All That star Josh Server, the fundraiser includes food, games, fun photo booths and special performances by JoJo Siwa and The Lion King star JD McCrary. Tickets from the event go to cancer research programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Sat. Event details.

–Shannan Rouss