Spring flowers are abloom!  Pick your pleasure- there are both spectacular cherry blossom and wistaria festivals to see. Get involved in the community with activism and volunteering events or relax by seeing a fun play, hitting a beachside car show, riding the rails or going behind the scenes at a zoo!

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Celebrating Cesar E. Chavez
The Zimmer Museum is honoring Latino labor leader César E. Chávez and his life of community organizing and activism; discover ways that you can help the people in your own community. Sun., 3:00 pm. Miracle Mile. $5-$8. Ages 2-10. Event details.


Are You My Mother?
This colorful musical adventure based on P. D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book is preceded by a special art project for the whole family.  Sat., 11:00 am & 1:00 pm. Malibu. $10-$15. Ages 2-8. Event details.


Cherry Blossom Festival
Descanso Gardens is celebrating spring and the arrival of pink and white cherry blossoms with stories, origami art and walks through the beautiful gardens.  Sat. & Sun., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. La Canada. $3-$8. All ages. Event details.

Wistaria Festival
Don’t miss this chance to see the world’s largest blossoming plant (bigger than an acre in size and weighs more than 250 tons), and if the beautiful blossoms aren’t enticement enough there are kids activities, a food court, crafters and live music all day.  Sun., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sierra Madre. Festival is free, vine viewing is $7-$10. All ages. Event details.


4Good Family Day
Come together with your family to make a difference while instilling a sense of community in your kids with a full day of fun volunteer activities.  Sat., 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Studio City. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Woody Beachcruiser Classic Car Show
“If you hauled your board, your buddies or your babe in it, it’s a beachcruiser!” Cool cars, sun, sand and musical entertainment make for family fun by the beach!  Sat. & Sun., 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Huntington Beach. Free. All Ages+. Event details.

Fillmore & Western Railfest
Take a ride on a vintage train then disembark to eat some western BBQ, see a frontier gunfight, check out some model train displays and more.  Sat. & Sun., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Fillmore. $10-$24. All Ages. Event details.

Spring Spectacular at the Zoo
Go behind the scenes at the Moorpark Teaching Zoo to get up close and personal with the animals, visit the back areas, talk with special guests, dig for buried treasure, get your face painted, play games and win some prizes! Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Moorpark. $4-$5. All Ages. Event details.

–Meghan Rose