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Kid-Friendly Labor Day Weekend Events

August 16, 2013 6:00 AM

(credit: L.A. County Fair)

(credit: L.A. County Fair)

(credit: LA County Fair)

(credit: LA County Fair)

Labor Day weekend officially marks the close of summer and the start of a new school year for thousands of families in Los Angeles. There’s no better way to spend the long weekend than with one final hurrah spending quality time with the family at some of LA’s best kid-friendly Labor Day weekend events.

(credit: L.A. County Fair)

(credit: L.A. County Fair)

LA County Fair

Fairplex in Pomona
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-3111
Aug. 30 – Sept. 29

Labor Day weekend marks the opening weekend for the largest county fair in the country. Admission is only $1 when you arrive between 3 and 6 p.m. on opening day and before 1 p.m. throughout the rest of the weekend until Labor Day. Kids will be able to pet live animals and watch pig races while parents can enjoy the live music playing at a nearby stage. Additional attractions include carnival rides, tons of shopping and great food and drinks. Visit the website for a daily schedule of activities for you and the whole family.

(credit: Street Food Cinema)

(credit: Street Food Cinema)

Street Food Cinema

Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 254-5068
Aug. 31

Street Food Cinema is a community-driven summer event series that features outdoor movies, live music, yummy food trucks, games and prizes. It’s a super fun way to spend time with the family while picnicking in the park. Among the many food trucks to dazzle your palate are Dogtown Dogs, Divaz Crepes, The Mandoline Grill and Cousin’s Maine Lobster. Musical talent booked by the Viper Room includes appearances by such artists as the Sun Kings, Leftover Cuties, Glen Iris, Rebel Iris and other indie rock artists. The band kickstarts the evening at 6:30 p.m. and the double-feature films, “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Reality Bites,” gets started by sunset.

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Fiesta Hermosa

Hermosa Beach Pier
1 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-0951
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Fiesta Hermosa is a local favorite event in South Bay Los Angeles that takes place off the pier of Hermosa Beach. Fiesta Hermosa features an art fair, live music from two separate stages, every kind of food you can think of from across the globe and a beer garden where drinks are served up by local “celebrities” like the mayor and city councilmen. Parking is extremely limited so the city of Hermosa Beach is providing visitors with free parking and free shuttle buses from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day of the fiesta from Northrop Grumman in Manhattan Beach.

(credit: Long Beach Greek Festival)

(credit: Long Beach Greek Festival)

Long Beach Greek Festival

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
5761 E. Colorado St.
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 494-8929
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Get lost in the Greek culture this Labor Day at the 64th annual Long Beach Greek Festival. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is proud to share its culture with the public to raise funds for an educational and recreational facility for the community. Enjoy gourmet Greek food, learn how to dance to Greek music and get a tour of the church at this fun-filled family event.

(credit: Flickr user Tina Hsu)

(credit: Flickr user Tina Hsu)

Terranea Tide Pool Kids Club

6610 Palos Verdes Drive S.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800

Located off the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea offer countless activities that will bring the entire family fun all summer long, and especially on Labor Day weekend. This family resort is the best place to spend Labor Day weekend because dad gets to golf while mom hits up the spa and the kids go for an adventure with the Tide Pool Kids Club. With adventure leaders from the resort, kids embark on a journey through interactive activities, experiments and arts and crafts. Some of the themes include Terranea’s Got Talent, Return to Never Neverland, Splash Attack and Super Hero Showdown, just to name a few. Afterwards, the family can reconvene for a night of glow-in-the-dark golf followed by a family movie with picnic seating every Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Related: Best Summer Festivals And Music Tours

Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on


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