Kids still on a Halloween-fueled sugar high? Then harness that excess energy at one of the many local activities, whether it’s joining in on the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes or taking a spin around the Woodland Hills outdoor ice rink. Culture seekers will dig the three-day Taste of the World Festival or the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Fall Festival featuring Asian countries and their many traditions. In the mood for a carnival? School fundraising are happening in spades from the Yee Haw Western Day Fair to the St. Martin of Tours Fall Festival. And did we mention the fairytale sing-a-long at Santa Monica Playhouse?!
And take note, discount seeking folks just in time for the upcoming gift-giving season, the Bugaboo store in El Segundo (1160 East Mariposa Ave. El Segundo CA 90245) is hosting their first annual preholiday sale. There’s some great savings, from up to 60% on select accessories and 30% of the Bugaboo Frog. RSVP to email@example.com to attend.
Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Downtown)
Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes
Put all that energy towards a good cause at the annual Los Angeles Walk to Cure Diabetes which raises funds and hope for kids living with Type 1 diabetes. In addition to the 5K walk around Dodger’s Stadium, there’s plenty of entertainment including the must-have Kid’s Corner featuring rock climbing walls, a giant obstacle course, basketball hoops, and a stage with children’s performers. Sun., registration begins at 8 a.m. Event begins at 10 a.m., Los Angeles, Free registration. Event Details.
Westside (Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Cheviot Hills, Culver City)
St. Martin of Tours School Fall Festival
Gather up the gang and head out for carnival rides and games, face painting, a cake walk and plenty of grub. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Palisades, Free. Event Details.
8th Annual Yee Haw Western Day Fair
Grab yer li’l partners and head out to the fundraising carnival at Pacific Palisades Elementary Charter School. There are plenty of activities to tire out the brood from games and prizes to an obstacle course. Plus, there’s plenty of food to inhale from the chili cook-off to the BBQ Smokehouse Grill Restaurant featuring all the must-haves from burgers to dogs. Sat., 1 to 4 p.m., Pacific Palisades. Event Details.
Santa Monica (Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, Malibu)
A Fairy Tale Sing-a-Long: All Join In
Whether you sing, hum, get on stage or just sit back and take it all in, this fairy tale-inspired musical revue is great for kids of all ages. Catch scenes from favorites like Cinderella, Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, and Beauty and the Beast. Kids can jump on stage and get in on the fun. Sat., and Sun., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m., Santa Monica, Adults $12.50, Children under 12, $10.50. Event Details.
Star Stories in Space and Time
Head to King Gillette Ranch for an evening of stories featuring mythological characters and animals living high in the sky. Be sure to bring blankets and bundle up warmly. Sat., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Malibu, Free. Event Details.
Beach Cities (Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach)
Autumn Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlighting the traditions of Japan, China, Korea and the Philippines, this festival features storytelling, crafts, music, dance and even martial art demonstrations and cool acrobatics. Kids can test out their origami skills while Mom can purchase handmade mementos. Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free with admission, Adult $24.95, Children $12.95, Under 3 free. Receive $10 off with downloadable coupon. Event Details.
Valley (Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena)
Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival
Bring out the little artist in your brood with a visit to this open-air market brimming with sculptures, ceramics, paintings, photography and other works of art. Chalk artists and roving entertainers are sure to peak the kiddos interest. Sat. and Sun., TK, Burbank, Free. Event Details.
Woodland Hills Ice
The weather outside is hardly frightful, so why not get into a wintry mood at the Woodland Hills outdoor ice rink. This weekend kicks off ice skating for the season, so tie up your ice princess and princes’ skates and twirl away the afternoon or evening. Lessons are also available for first-timers. Fri. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tickets include skate rental. Adults $15, Student, $13, Children under 12, $11. Event Details.