Summer Weekend Family Fun

I know most of you are still coming down from your memorial weekend activities. I didn’t realize how crazy holiday weekends with kids, no more of the relaxin’ fly by the seat of your pants BBQ type of holidays! Those days are over!!! LOL! Well, I’ve got some chill activities for you happening in the Los Angeles area.


At the Westfield Fashion Square Shopping Center in Sherman Oaks they are continuing their Free Friday Family Film Night in their new Dining Terrace area. Tonight they are featuring HAPPY FEET (one of my personal favorites!). Again it’s free and you’re in the central area of food & coffee, so enjoy! Now if your little one gets restless, they also have a fun train that goes around the mall for a small price and a small play area at the back-end of the mall downstairs near Bloomingdale’s.

The city of Monrovia continues it’s fun Family Festival & Farmer’s Market. When we lived in Monrovia we walked the farmer’s market while I was pregnant and enjoyed it more after Jaxon was born. It seems like the entire town comes out to enjoy the summer night for music, food & fun. It’s every friday night during the summer and starts at 5pm. One of the many reasons I miss living in Monrovia! The Kattywompus String Band Performs at The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus, which is a GREAT toy store Jaxon got a lot of his toys and books when we lived down there. Just watch out for the large group of emo teens with their arms linked walking down the street! HAHAHA!


The Barnes & Noble at the Grove is hosting the Maestro of mischief & rhyme himself, The Cat In The Hat!!! This event I am particularly excited about! Yes, The Cat In The Hat will be hosting storytime with classics such as Green Eggs & Ham, The Sneetches & HIS personal favorite, The Cat In The Hat. The event is free, you just have to pay for parking and I’m sure you should plan on getting there early!

Street Food Cinema is hosting another night of cinema in the park at Exposition Park with a host of Food Trucks. Tomorrow they are showing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Not sure if it’s really a family film per-say , but if you have infants and small young toddlers, they will probably fall asleep before the film starts under the summer evening sky. Admission is $10 and $5 for kids 6-12. Parking at Exposition Park is $10 & they only take cash, so keep that in mind.

Sid The Science Kid Movie. Now I didn’t even know Sid had a movie, but for $1, your kid can enjoy his big screen début at The Rave 18 Theatre Saturday & Sunday. Adult tickets ar $2… can’t be the prices and everyone loves Sid The Science Kid!

Kidspace Museum has Toddler Time at their Early Childhood Learning Center. It’s aimed at toddlers between 18-36 mos and is $20 for the workshop. It’s about an hour and half and promotes group socialization, strengthening motor skills & sparking pre-reading/language skills. Kidspace Museum has other great exhibits you can visit after or enjoy some playtime in the park they have outside the museum.