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February 1-29: Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest. The San Diego Museum Month discount pass is free and can be used to get half-price admission at more than 40 local museums in the month of February.
Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. February brings celebrations in honor of Black History Month, Asian Culture, Valentine's Day, President's Day and more. Plus, monthly infants-exclusive events, free health screenings, and family autism night. Join in on the fun!
February 1: Get your pre-teen ready for the road with this free workshop which will help you and your child navigate the licensing and driving experience. Register by February 24.
The Young Americans return to La Mirada Theatre with their family-friendly Showstoppers, to pay tribute to many famous songwriters and Broadway musicals. The cast will feature Young Americans alumni as well as their resident company.
This delightful, wildly theatrical adaptation brings Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed story magically to life. Plus, enjoy photos and autographs after each performance. Great for the entire family (recommended for age 8+; babes in arms and children under 4 are not permitted except at the Relaxed Performance on February 22 at 11 a.m.).
Parents can have a night out with their Valentine, while Lil’ Chefs cook together during the Valentine's Baking class; kids enjoy a President's Day Mini Camp; learn to make jerk chicken, jambalaya, and beignets at the Mardi Gras workshop; and whip up breakfast for dinner at the annual Pajama Party!
February 21 - March 7: An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft, the Rose Center Theater's production of Mary Poppins will make you believe "anything can happen if you let it." See online promo code inside to get a $15 ticket to any Friday or Saturday night showing!
February 29: Join Peter and his brave animal friends on an adventure to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf! Enjoy free themed activities before the show.
It's the biggest baking, pastry, and sweets convention on the West Coast! Visit exhibitors, try delicious samples, freebies, classes, and celebrity appearances from Duff Goldman, Masterchef Junior Malia Brauer, plus a fun Kids Zone!
Join Caspers Park Foundation volunteers for a one-mile guided nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park.
February 29: Welcome spring into your home with hand-made crafts, new beauty products and much more. This event is free to attend, proceeds made by vendors will help benefit local homeless populations.
Every Saturday and Sunday: Take a one hour long wagon ride around the farm. Learn about the farming methods and history of the farm from your friendly tour guide.
Ocean Institute beach cleanups removed over 1,700 pounds of trash in 2019. Help prevent even more trash from entering our ocean in 2020.
February: Enjoy some hands-on family crafting! Grownups and kids will work together to design and create fun holiday projects.
February 29 - March 1: CHOO CHOO! Here comes the train! Celebrate Irvine Park Railroad's 24th Anniversary with fun, food, games and more.
February 29: Celebrate the 6th-annual Bob Baker Day with a day-long celebration of imagination through puppetry, crafts, games, exhibits, and educational booths from local arts and community organizations.
February 29: Strike a pose! Explore art galleries and make are of your own to take home.
Free Saturday Family Theatre, presented by International City Theatre, features The Spirit of Black Folklore. The show explores the pride of heritage and a willingness to laugh despite the odds, using folktales and literature from African and African American cultures.
February 29 and March 1: See top-notch dancers from South Bay Ballet perform in "Bravo! The Classic & Contemporary Ballet Experience."
February 23 - March 1, 8, 15, and 22: Based on the classic story by Margery Williams, this version of The Velveteen Rabbit begins with a young boy opening his gifts on Christmas day.
March 1: Spirit Run hosts running and walking events for every age and fitness level.
March 2, 7, 15: Swim tests required to be eligible for the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard.
The free event includes: mochi treats, face painting, art projects, origami demonstration, and Bonsai exhibit and demonstration. Plus Shan, candy sculptor extraordinaire, Japanese Classical Dance, Ikebana flower arranging and L.A. Taiko Drums and more!
March 1: The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic invites you to Music in the Garden, which showcases young musicians of Peninsula and South Bay schools.
March 2: Enjoy a family-friendly day of art, food, and fun, featuring museum tours, backstage tours, an interactive dance party, and two performances by children's musical group Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards at this year's Family Arts Fest!
The first Tuesday of each month: Explore the world of art through free-family night. Learn new techniques and practice your skills during workshops.
March 3: The live theatrical production of "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day" is promised to be filled with music, dancing, and wonderful surprises for children, parents, and grandparents alike.
NPR's From the Top comes to The Wallis to amplify and celebrate the amazing talents and voices of virtuosic young musicians from California and beyond. Recommended for adults and children ages 7+, enjoy this behind-the-scenes look combining serious music and informal interviews in a delightful and entertaining concert experience.
March 6 and 7: We know the wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, but how? And what makes Pokémon go? And what about bugs – are they really the next big source of protein? Discover answers to all those questions, and lots more, at the second annual STEA²M Fair – EXTREME STEAM. EXTREME FUN. at Fairplex.
March 6: SciFest 2020 will showcase STEM in an environment that takes students of all ages out of the classroom with interactive exhibits, activities and exposure to real-world STEM applications.
The Lakewood Run returns on Saturday, March 7, 2020 when Sheriff's deputies, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriff's Station to run the event's 5K/10K course for time, or do the 1K "Fun Run" or a 5K walk.
March 7-8 and 14-15: SkyPark at Santa’s Village is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the return of Shamrocks and Shenanigans! Shamrock N’ Roll with themed entertainment, live music, specialty drinks and food, and much more!
March 7: Celebrate and plant trees this Arbor Day! Help plant over 300 new trees then enjoy a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities at this free Arbor Day Celebration.
Choo choo! Enjoy a day full of fun and learning for the whole family, where you can peruse models and toy trains, railroad collectibles, art and books. Railroad historians and preservationists will be on hand to tell the story of Southern California's railway history.
March 7: Join the Cube for the world’s leading technology fair for young people! Coolest Projects USA empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs.
Learn about all the wonders of the garden with hands-on interactive events for the whole family.
May the force be with you! Kids will paint their own baby Yoda "child." Each child will receive a canvas, apron, brushes and paint to create their masterpiece and take home.
The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues. Remaining dates include April 4, April 19, May 16 and May 30 (pre-registration required).
March 7: Join the Chinese American Museum for the 19th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Their free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music, and arts & crafts.
Hilarious, Wholesome Fun with Ventriloquist, Singer, Comedian and Celebrity Impressionist Terry Fator
Terry Fator became an overnight sensation when he won the hearts of America on America’s Got Talent in 2007. Get ready for non-stop laughs as he combines ventriloquism with singing celebrity impressions, from Elvis to Maroon 5 and Kermit The Frog; meet some of his puppets, and more!
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show, recommended for kids (age 3+) and their family. Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably lifelike) dinosaurs.
March 8: Join Farhang Foundation for the 12th Annual Celebration of Nowruz at UCLA's Royce Hall and Dickson Courts. The event includes musical performances, children's activities, dancers, a Haft Sîn display and our annual Persian Costume "Spring Walk".
March 8: Join the 46th annual Festival of the Kite, one of the longest-running kite festivals in Southern California. This free all-ages event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best hand-made kite, highest-flying kite, and more.
Kids encouraged to come in costume to Wizard Academy! The bumbling Professor Hackensneeze makes a visit from Hogwarts Academy to teach kids and their Muggles, the Secrets of their Innermost Powers. Magic potion recipes and wand etiquette are all part of this family-friendly show, recommended for ages 4+.
March 8: Compete to win $1,000. This bee is for U.S. students currently enrolled in grades 3-5. Students from public, private and parochial schools, as well as home-schooled students are welcome. You do NOT need your school's permission to compete.
Enjoy the Children's Concert Series at Soka University with performances from The Lucky Band, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards.
Jedi Academy! captivates kids and nostalgic adults alike. Learn the ways of the Jedi with mind tricks, light saber lessons, physical challenges, magical mayhem, and fun ...to defeat the Dark Side. Kids (and kids at heart) are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.
March 8: At this exclusive event for people with disabilities and their families, experience a tranquil evening where guests can explore the exhibits and enjoy the nighttime lighting of the Aquarium.
March 14-15: Join the PUP Gaming Community at Fashion Island Hotel. It's the first screen-free gaming community for kids with social difficulties. Games include mini-golf, blocks, giant rubber darts, corn hole, cup stacking, chess, Dungeon & Dragons and more.
March 14: OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles host the 20th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby at the North Lake at Mile Square Regional Park.