Bike-in movies, bug fairs and banjos.  Powwows and a fabulous free museum day along the Arroyo corridor. Or if you’re hungry, check out the mouth watering Strawberry Festival or join the healthy food revolution – all of these spring adventures await fun-seeking families this weekend!

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Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum
Winged creatures and creepy-crawlies are convening at the museum, along with loads of scientists, for North America’s biggest bug festival!  Sat. & Sun., 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Exposition Park. $5-$12. All Ages. Event details.


Santa Monica Festival
With eclectic music and colorful dance, fresh and local food, and plenty of earth-friendly artistic wares the whole family will be entertained, active and full!  Sat., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Santa Monica. Free. All ages. Event details.


Bike-In Movie: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Take part in a “Bike-In Movie” (featuring Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure) as part of the 6th annual Bike Week Pasadena; just bike right up and enjoy the show! Fri., 8:00 pm. Pasadena. Free. Ages 6+. Event details.

Museums of the Arroyo Day
One day a year five museums located along the Arroyo Seco open their doors for free – whether you like art, architecture or history, there is something for everyone… Sun., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Pasadena. Free. All ages. Event details.


Powwow in the Park
Witness a California Tribal Gathering where you can listen to Native American singers and storytellers, see cultural displays and eat your fill.  Sat., 12:00 am – 6:00 pm. Calabasas. $3-$5. All ages. Event details.

Food Revolution Kids Day
This event, in support of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, provides an opportunity for kids to gather fresh fruit and veggies from local farmers, learn about how food is grown, and participate in many kid-centric activities. Sat., 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Calabasas. $10. All ages. Event details.

Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Festival
Bring your instruments and “sit in” with jamming musicians, or just sit back and enjoy the shows (including a children’s area with crafts, kid’s bands, fiddle and banjo workshops).  Sun., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Agoura Hills. $9-$16. All ages. Event details.

Worth The Drive

Strawberry Festival
This festival is jam-packed with all kinds of strawberries (from strawberry pizza, deep fried strawberries and even strawberry beer) and fun (rides, arts & crafts, a tart toss, pie eating contests and more)! Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 6:30 pm. Oxnard. $5-$12. All ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose