We’re really started to get excited about the Olympics, as another athlete showcase comes to town. There’s also a slew of unique events in LA, with everything from a return of Big World Fun, shark sleuthing, muppets in the cemetery, sandcastles at the beach, mansion tours for kids, King Arthur tales and a celebration of Amelia Earhart Day. Or as little Angelenos think of it, a typical amazing summer weekend!
Olympics Basketball Showcase
It’s a slam dunk to take the kids to see these Oympians dribble and shoot before they head to Rio. There’s also an event by the beach this weekend featuring meet & greets and more with members of Team USA. Sat. Event details.
Hollywood & Mid-City
Big World Fun is Back
It’s no exaggeration to say we’ve literally been counting the days down until the Ford re-opened so this Saturday morning concert series for kids could return. Now it’s finally back with Minyo Japanese folk music, art activities and animal encounters. Sat. Event details.
The Muppet Movie at the Cemetery
Seeing a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a must-do for summer, and tonight’s flick features everyone’s favorite frog. Bring the kids in their jammies, it’s a late night that’s totally worth staying up for. Sat. Event details.
Celebrate Amelia Earhart Day
Sunday is the national day to celebrate the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In her honor, make paper airplanes to take flight in the Zimmer’s wind tunnel. Sun. Event details.
San Gabriel Valley
Mansion Tours for Tots
For the first time, the Pasadena Museum of History is hosting an interactive tour experience for kids, where they can meet the family that lived in the historic 1906 Beaux Arts-style mansion and explore their lifestyle. Sat. Event details.
The Legend of King Arthur
Forget Camelot, this is the magic of Topanga, as Merlin, Arthur and Guinevere take the stage to tell tales for even the tiniest of tots in a gorgeous setting. Sat. Event details.
Manhattan Beach 75th Anniversary Party
Celebrate 75 years of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation centers with a full day of fitness, sports, arts, aquatics, music, entertainment and food. Sun. Event details.
Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
The tasty crustaceans are flown in fresh so you can teach the kids to eat roe and suck on the legs like their East Coast cousins. Come for the rolls, stay for the dancing, street artists and musical performances. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
sandcastle photo by Steve Jurvetson via flickr