Nine Free Things To Do in Los Angeles This Weekend

FREE THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles can be expensive but having fun with your family doesn’t have to break the bank.  From festivals, to movie events, to arts and crafts, everyone is sure to have some fun! As always, everything on my list is completely FREE!

Saturday, March 5th

Los Angeles Lantern Festival: 12pm-7pm

Join Angelenos beneath Chinese lanterns in the vibrance of Downtown L.A. for the 15th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. The event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, and food trucks

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Gold Line Extension Celebration: 11am-4pm

Celebrate the Gold Line Extension with free metro rides, ribbon cuttings, live music, local businesses and food trucks and more, at all the new stations: Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa.

Lovely Lavender at Rancho Los Cerritos: 1pm-4pm

Old-fashioned, historically-themed crafts and activities for children ages 5-11, rain or shine. Projects include a variety of colorful creations and crafts kids will love making.

Zootopia Themed Day at L.A Live: 11am-5pm

A day full of giveaways and fun all for just the price of the movie ticket! FREE fun activities will include exclusive photo op, character headband giveaway, coloring station, themed raffle prize and additional giveaways.

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Crafterday at the Hart Mansion: 11am-4pm

The young ones can try their hands at simple crafts like making their own totem poles, designing their own rope art, making their own dreamcatchers, and so much more! There is also a barnyard area with live animals!

Cabrillo Art Corner at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: 11am-3pm

Have fun doing arts and crafts the first Saturday of the month. Each Cabrillo Art Corner will feature a unique ocean-themed project that jump starts your creativity, engages your senses and relaxes your mind. Focus on the task at hand and forget about life’s craziness for awhile.

Sunday, March 6th

CicLAvia in the Valley: 9 am – 4 pm

4 miles of LA streets open up to pedestrians & bicyclists for a giant experiment in new civic consciousness, from Panorama City to Pacoima. Festivals, performances, bike clinics, & more along the route. Check out their website for the official route.

Family Arts at Barnsdall in Hollywood: 10am-2pm

Free art workshops on arts & crafts from world cultures, led by a different artist each week. Call to verify.

MOCA Grand Sunday Studio: 1pm

Sunday Studio is MOCA’s drop-in gallery exploration and studio art program. Participate in an all-ages tour of MOCA’s permanent collection or join in on arts crafts for the entire family.

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As always check out the websites for directions and other information to help you plan your trip. I hope that these FREE Los Angeles events allow you and your family to make your weekend extra special!

P.S  I would love to see you and your family enjoying these events! Post pictures on  Instagram   and use #iamLAmamacita to be entered to win awesome prizes!

See you there.

 

-Ruby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Free Things To Do This Weekend

Saturday, February 6th  

Bird Walk in Whittier Narrows at 7:30am

Witness the magical fall migration season in a ramble beside the lakes & river. Legg Lake, South El Monte

Mini Festival on Reseda Blvd. 2-5PM

I❤[RE]seda Blvd promises art, live music, food trucks, raffles, demos, a poetry slam, & more. Reseda at Rayen, Northridge

 Festival in Cerritos 12-4PM

The Festival of Friendship promises entertainment celebrating the many cultures of the area on 3 stages: Hawaiian, Chinese, Korean, & Mexican dance, + Lion Dance, the International Peace Choir, flamenco dancers, & more. Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos

Chinese New Year at the Palms Library 10AM

For families: Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a Lion Dance Performance in Palms Park, & then crafts in the library. Palms Branch of LAPL, 2920 Overland Ave, West LA

Crafts at CAAM 1-3PM

“Prop-Making” Lynn Rossi & Nichelle Evans help workshop participants create a prop of the North Star. Calif African American Museum, Exposition Park, RSVP

Family Crafts at Rancho Los Cerritos 1-4PM

Creation Station: A free, drop-in crafts program with old-fashioned fun for kids ages 6-11. Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach

Take lots of pictures and tag us on Instagram using #iamLAmamacita to automatically be entered into my giveaways! Don’t miss out!

 

Love,

 -L.A Mamacita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello October-Free Events

Hello, October! Fall is here and the Holidays are just around the corner, so we all need to save money right? Take advantage of all of the FREE events that are happening around the city! I’ve listed my favorites below. See you there!

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Saturday, October 3rd

Event: Adobe Days (Also Sunday, October 4th)

Featuring: Kids will experience adobe life with activities like tortilla grinding, fishing, drum circles. The event will also offer a petting zoo, arts and crafts, pony rides and more!

Location: Reyes Adobe Days in Agoura Hills

Time: 11AM-4PM

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Event: Heritage Festival & Street Fair in Gardena

Featuring: Multi-Cultural Entertainment, Kiddie Rides, Give-a-ways, Petting Zoo & Reptile Farm, Food trucks & vendors, Craft sales & More!

Location: Civic Center Lawn & 162nd Street

Time: 9AM-3PM

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Event:2015 Akimatsuri Fall Festival in West Covina

Featuring: Food, Games, ONDO Dancing, Martial Arts and More!

Location: East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center

Time: 12PM-8PM

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Event: “Outrageous Orange” Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos

Featuring: Seasonal themed craft activities for kids 6-11

Location: Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach

Time: 1PM-4PM

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Event: Ticket To The Twenties (Also Sunday, October 4th)

Featuring: Roaring Twenties music, dancing, silent films, crafts, historic house tours, games, demonstrations, and more!

Location: Homestead Museum in City of Industry

Time: 3PM-7PM

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Sunday, October 4th

Event: Barnsdall Arts Sundays

Featuring: Native American Dream Catcher and Basket Weaving

Location: Barnsdall Park in East Hollywood

Time: 10AM-12PM

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Event: Meet Don Cheto at Crenshaw Plaza

Featuring: Kids crafts, music and dancing, give aways and more!

Location: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Time: 1PM-3PM

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Event: Ticket To The Twenties (Also Saturday, October 3rd)

Featuring: Roaring Twenties music, dancing, silent films, crafts, historic house tours, games, demonstrations, and more!

Location: Homestead Museum in City of Industry

Time: 3PM-7PM

More Info

Event: Adobe Days (Also Saturday, October 3rd)

Featuring: Kids will experience adobe life with activities like tortilla grinding, fishing, drum circles. The event will also offer a petting zoo, arts and crafts, pony rides and more!

Location: Reyes Adobe Days in Agoura Hills

Time: 11AM-4PM

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