8 Fun Labor Day Events for Families!

Posted Thursday, August 30th, 2018


Labor Day weekend means an extra day of play! We rounded up 8 family events happening that you won’t want to miss. Stop by and get some super tasty treats at the 626 Night Market or get a little taste of Greece or Hawaii without the airfare costs… have fun!


626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park

August 31 – September 2: The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. – midnight. $5; parking, free.



68th Long Beach Greek Festival

September 1-3: Enjoy a taste of Greece this Labor Day weekend! From authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, shopping, live dancing and kids’ activities, you’ll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of a culture with a deep history and beautiful traditions.




Broad Fest at The Broad Stage

September 2: The Broad Stage’s annual community festival returns with music and dance performances, food trucks and activities for kids and adults alike. 

DJ Anthony Valadez brings his musical flare to this year’s festival between exuberant performances by Jungle Fire, serving up their musical recipe for Afro-Caribbean funk, Element Band & Ara Dabandjian with their melodic contemporary Armenian groove; and the all-female percussion and vocal group, Adaawe, blending African, R&B, Jazz, Latin and Reggae. The Edye Second Space will turn into a movie house with family-friendly films from Hollywood Shorts after an interactive drum circle led by Anindo Marshall and Adaawe artists. On the dance floor, SMC Global Motion dancers, led by faculty member Bernard Keali’i Ceballos, demonstrate and teach social dances throughout the day.



Festival of Children Celebration at South Coast Plaza

Weekends, September 1-23: Festival of Children is held annually each September at South Coast Plaza in Orange County. This month-long celebration of childhood showcases more than 75 children’s charities that offer support, services and volunteer opportunities to the community, raising awareness of their important work.

At the same time, Festival of Children offers children and families free access to arts, culture and educational opportunities through over 100 activities and performances. Kids and parents eagerly await the performances and activities, which can range from face painting to karate demonstrations, from tap dancing and skateboard building to wildlife show and tell and singing.




E Hula Mau in Long Beach

August 31-September 3: This annual celebration of Hawaiian culture includes Southern California’s 24th annual hula and chant competition, live performances, arts and crafts, interactive workshops and island foods. Friday – Monday, times vary. Ticket prices vary by day and event. Check website for details.



LA Fleet Week in San Pedro

August 31 – September 3: LA Fleet Week is back! Active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations will dock for one week. Take guided ship tours, see military demonstrations, live entertainment and aerial demonstrations. Friday – Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free.



Littlepalooza Family Festival 2018

September 3: Join LB Littles as they host their inaugural family-friendly music, arts, and kids activity festival: Littlepalooza! Enjoy a day full of live music, puppet shows, flower crown making, science and magic shows, bounce houses, photo booths, and more. Bring the whole fam to rock out, take home some sweet gift bags full of samples and goodies, and meet your fave local kid-friendly businesses! Monday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. General admission, $11; kids 12 and under, free.



Los Angeles County Fair

August 31 – September 23: Visit the fair where everyone is bound to have a good time! Featuring exhibits and contests, live animals and shows, kids’ activities, historic trains, a family marketplace, plus plenty of crafts, rides, games and food! Open Wednesday – Sunday and Labor Day Monday. Adults, $14-20; kids (6-12), $8-12. Visit their website for special admission discounts and promotions. Pomona Fairplex.


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