Fall weather is something Angelenos treasure, so this weekend get out there and enjoy it! You can walk with the animals at the zoo, bike in the streets, go out to the desert for a music fest, play outside at an Oktoberfest or visit the Skirball for Sukkot. There’s a fun run by the aquarium, an outside show and a movie in the cemetery. And that’s not all! Read on to discover the coolest things to do this weekend in LA…

photo: Story Pirates


CicLAvia: Heart of LA
This time CicLAvia returns to the streets where it all started: downtown Los Angeles. The route features miles of shut down streets to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair or stroller. Sun. Event details.

Autumn Moon Festival
This festival is to celebrate the full harvest moon and give thanks for the harvest. Celebrate Chinatown style with amazing food (like Mooncakes) and take a peek at the full moon through telescopes. Sat. Event details.

Griffith Park

Time Take Your Troop on a Trek
Visit the zoo for the first in a series of new monthly outings. Families get a guided adventure to learn about different animal residents, their families and the place they call home. Sat. Event details.

San Gabriel Valley

The Montrose Oktoberfest
Montrose kicks off autumn with this annual event that features authentic German food, games, carnival rides, live entertainment, and fun contests like Best-Dressed Dog and the awarding of crowns to Master and Little Miss Oktoberfest. Sat. Event details.

Hollywood & Beverly Hills

See Ghostbusters in the Cemetery
Come dressed for the 80’s photo booth: proton packs not provided. Bring the kids for a movie under the stars. Who you gonna call? Sat. Event details.

Story Pirates
The Story Pirates sail back into LA with a free show with a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical based entirely on stories written by children. The show is interactive, and part of it is made up on the spot by kids in the audience. Sun. Event details.


Sukkot at the Skirball
Embrace the fall harvest season and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at this daylong festival in partnership with Artisanal LA. Part socially conscious market, part performance festival (featuring Cunyá, S.H.I.N.E. Mawusi, Mostly Kosher and the Dustbowl Revival) and part community art happening, there’s something for everyone. Sun. Event details.

The Velveteen Rabbit
Creative Playground brings this interactive, in-the-round theatre for kids show to the beautiful outdoor stage at the Theatricum Botanicum. Sun. Event details.

Jazzy Ash at the Broad
Jazzy Ash invites the whole family to come along on a Crescent City inspired, jazzy music adventure with her band the Leaping Lizards. Sat. Event details.

South Bay

Go Back to the Roaring 20s
No time machine required to visit the Roaring Twenties with dance demonstrations and lessons, silent films with live musical accompaniment, crafts, exhibits in the historic houses, Mah Jongg lessons, 1920s bikes & automobiles and more.  Sat. & Sun. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Encino Family Fest
The free admission festival has loads for the whole family: a Kids Fun Zone with all types of games and activities; live entertainment with bands, musical acts and dance routines; food trucks; a wine and beer garden and more. Sun. Event details.

Long Beach

Aquarium Kids Fun Run
Kids as young as young as five can lace up, warm up, and race during the one-mile run and then get a marine animal medal, a finisher certificate and free Aquarium admission. Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Joshua Tree Music Festival
This is an intimate, family friendly experience in the magical Mojave.  Camp out, hotel stay or come for the day and hear music that is diverse & positive, where the boundary between artist and audience is blurred. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Got a tip for a Halloween Haunt we can’t miss? We’d love to know your favorite Halloween outing, share it in our comment section!

—Meghan Rose