Festivals are the word of the weekend, with celebrations ranging from eco-friendly fun to foodie taste adventures, paddleboard races to celebrating the world’s ocean. There are also events for little animal lovers, with animals both living and extinct!

Los Angeles

PLUSH Show LA
Discover all the best, luxurious, innovative and eco-friendly baby products and services in a beautiful & relaxing setting at the show that is fun for the whole family to enjoy together. Sun., 11:30 am – 4:30 pm. Downtown. $50-$135. Parents and kids. Event details.

Kids ROCK! Festival
Kids and families will be inspired to get outside to learn, discover, play, and care for the Earth at the festival with music, bugs, animals and art! Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Miracle Mile. Free.  All ages. Event details.

Taste of the Nation
It’s a worthy cause (fighting childhood hunger) and with kids under 12 getting in for free, it’s a great way to introduce even the pickiest of eaters to the latest and greatest from the hot culinary scene in Los Angeles. Sun., 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. West Hollywood. $25-$160.  All ages. Event details.

Westside

A T-Rex is Loose!
A Tyrannosaurus Rex loose in the theater?  Maybe he’ll enjoy this show made up of stories written by kids about dinosaurs and prehistoric life. Sat., 11:00 am. Westwood. $10-$15. Ages 7-11. Event details.

Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
This all-day, family friendly festival celebrates decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history with live entertainment and races all day. Sat., 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Santa Monica. Free. All ages. Event details.

Pasadena

Banfield Pet Hospital Future Vet Camp
Learn about pet healthcare and veterinary medicine through fun activities led by a real veterinarian — even meet some awesome dogs! Sat., 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Pasadena. $10. Ages 5-7. Event details.

Beaches

World Ocean Day
Visit Cabrillo Aquarium and celebrate the ocean with a scavenger hunt, special storytime, beach cleanup and more. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Pedro. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose