Football, horses, wizards, dragons, chocolate and even physicist babies: there’s something for everyone this weekend! February kicks off (get it?) with the Super Bowl, and we’ve got some ways you can have fun with that, even if you’re not a pigskin loving family. There are also two of the biggest Lunar New Year celebrations taking place and things are looking love-y for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. In short, this short month is packed with fun!

huntington chinesephoto: Raul Ocampo via Flickr


Golden Dragon Parade
One of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country is in Chinatown and it starts with the Golden Dragon Parade where hundreds of spectacular floats, decked out cars, dancers and bands parade through the heart of Chinatown. Sat. Event details.


An Artist Bromance
At LACMA Family Sundays, make art inspired by superstar artists & friends: Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso. Check out LACMA’s collection of works by both artists before creating your own art. Sun. Event details.

Forecasting Football at the Zimmer
In addition to Super Bowl Sunday, it’s National Weatherperson’s Day. To combine the two, kids can make paper foam-finger weather pointers, pendants and tissue paper pom poms to cheer on their favorite weather. Sun. Event details.

San Gabriel Valley

Babies Love Quarks & Aerospace!
These board books feature big, brainy science for the littlest listeners, and you can meet the author of Baby Loves Quarks & Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering, which explore the basics of particle physics and chemistry quarks, protons, neutrons and the principles of flight and ties it all to baby’s world. Sat. Event details.

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Huntington
Celebrate in the prettiest place in town (the spectacular Chinese Garden) with lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, mask performances, traditional music, authentic Chinese cuisine and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Chocolate Making Class
This mouth-watering workshop teaches the whole family how to heat, cool, mold and hand-dip the perfect chocolate truffle. Everyone goes home with a box of chocolates. Fri. Event details.

Sea Star Bowl
It’s the only game happening on Super Bowl Sunday where you’ll actually cheer for a turnover as the armored sand star contenders go tube feet to tube feet at the aquarium. Sun. Event details.

Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
Young wizards can search art throughout the Getty Center for echoes of characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. Sat. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Valentine’s Hike for the Birds
Love is in the air and the breeding season has begun for the winter birds, so it’s time for a family hike to hunt for the nests of lovebirds. Sat. Event details.

Inland Empire

The Horse Expo
Anyone of any age who rides or just loves horses can meet the horses, see presentations by Pony Club and 4-H, watch vaulting practice, take part in the horse cookie kitchen or horse crafts and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Sustainability Fair & Recycling Event
Kids get green as they build solar cars, pot plants to take home and hang out with endangered animals. Meanwhile, grown-ups can learn about native plants, natural pesticides, test drive electric cars and bicycles and have a safe place to recycle all your hard to dispose of items. Sat. Event details.

African-American Heritage Month at the Children’s Museum
The La Habra Children’s Museum explores the traditions of African-American culture by setting up art stations to create folkarts celebrating early African-American history. Sun. Event details.

Looking for fam-friendly spots to catch the big game? We know all the best. We can also point you towards some fantastic African-American History Month celebrations to put on your calendar for this month.

—Meghan Rose