With a kid-friendly Batman run, magical faery show, celebration of all things dinosaur, and more, there’s definitely a little something for everyone happening this weekend in LA. Read on for the details on these events and more of our favorites. Fall fun, here you come!

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Exposition Park

Dino Fest
Dig into the prehistoric past at the Natural History Museum’s 2-day celebration of all things dinosaurs. Kids will have the chance to meet world-renowned paleontologists, check out rare specimens, participate in hands-on activities, explore the famous Dino Hall and more! Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour
Get ready to travel the globe with Hello Kitty as part of this fully immersive pop-up experience. Visitors will get a commemorative passport, boarding pass and Hello Kitty crown, all before embarking on their journey through five playful, interactive rooms where fans can see, hear, touch, smell and feel Hello Kitty’s world. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Batman 5K Run
Get your cape on and join your fellow super heroes when you run or walk the Los Angeles DC Batman™ 5K! Experience heroic run course entertainment, earn the DC Batman finisher’s medal and celebrate with at the post-run party, complete with food trucks, live music and Kids Zone. Sat. Event details.

Griffith Park

Shane’s Inspiration Run, Walk & Roll
Join Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration for its 22nd Annual Run, Walk & Roll—the 4K Walk & Roll is open to everyone and celebrates children of all abilities. Funds raised go to support programs which help bring inclusive education programs to schools and build more universally accessible playgrounds. Sun. Event details.


Make Your Own Autumn Leaf Crown
Welcome in autumn at the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Families are invited to celebrate the beginning of the fall season as you use natural materials to make whimsical leaf crowns while sipping on apple cider. Sat. Event details.

Redondo Beach

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure
Put on your fairy wings and enjoy this magical interactive show where kids will meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even faery royalty! A Faery Hunt performances are designed for young audiences and families to inspire creativity and fun. Sun. Event details.

El Segundo

Richmond Street Fair
This is the 44th year celebrating the vibrant downtown community in El Segundo. Over 5 city blocks are populated with 150 booths of artisans, designers, photographers and food purveyors. Sat. Event details.

Multiple Locations

Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day
It’s Heal the Bay’s 30th Anniversary of coordinating this wonderful event in Los Angeles County. This year, there are more than 70 cleanup sites to choose from throughout L.A. County. Whether you want to tidy up the beach or spruce up a neighborhood park, go underwater or skim the top, we’ve got you covered! Sat. Event details.

Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participating LA museums include the Autry Museum of the American West, Japanese American National Museum, GRAMMY Museum and more. Sat. Event details.

-Shannan Rouss


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