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Best Things to do with LA Kids Age 9-12 in August

August is crammed with cool events for ages 9-12. Including: Animanga, USA vs Spain basketball, Cosplay Day, a comic con and Disney Expo!

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    Two Bit Circus

    01/01 - 12/31

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Check out Two Bit Circus, the “Micro-Amusement Park” in LA’s Arts District. A 50,000-squar...

    Automobile Driving Museum

    Daily Schedule

    South Bay

    $0-10

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a destination for anyone who loves cars and the role they hav...

    626 Night Market

    Daily Schedule

    San Gabriel Valley

    $5

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    626 Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people come tog...

    Neon Retro Arcade

    Daily Schedule

    San Gabriel Valley

    $10/hour

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Neon Retro Arcade is an old-school arcade with retro games from back in the day. Visit Neon to take ...


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    Shrek the Musical

    08/09 - 08/25

    South Bay

    $25-$85

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Based on William Steig’s book Shrek! and the DreamWorks Animation film, this fun tale tells the ...

    Checkmate! Chess at the Museum

    08/17 - 09/07

    San Gabriel Valley

    $12-$15 (kids 18 & under free)

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Every Saturday in August and September, drop by the Norton Simon Museum’s Sculpture Garden and cha...

    D23 Expo

    08/23 - 08/25

    Orange County

    $69 - $89

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt ...


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    Youth Workshop at the Petersen

    08/24

    Central LA

    $25

    9-12, 12+

    Roll up your sleeves and pop into the Petersen Automotive Museum for their youth workshop about car ...

    Skate, Rattle and Roll

    08/24 - 08/25

    Central LA

    $7-$10

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Lace up and step back in time for the ultimate roller-skating experience. Union Station will transfo...

    Cardboard Yacht Regatta

    08/24

    West LA

    $15 to participate (free to spectate)

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Annenberg Community Beach House presents the super-fun annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta. Teams of ...

    LA’s Got Talent

    08/25

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    LA’s Got Talent returns to the Levitt Pavilion for its youth-focused showcase spotlighting rhythmi...

    Shakespeare Family Night

    08/25

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Free Shakespeare Family Night at Griffith Park is a fun-filled night open to all ages! There’l...

    Long Beach Comic Con

    08/31 - 09/01

    South Bay

    $25 - $110

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The annual Long Beach Comic Con is a celebration of comic books and pop culture, showcasing the exce...

    Vibras Meditation for Kids

    08/31

    West LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Vibras is a meditation program made specifically for children. A multi-stage class brings awareness ...

    Halo: Outpost Discovery

    08/30 - 09/01

    Orange County

    $55 - $140

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event that lets attendees step into Halo’s beloved s...


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    Long Beach Boat Race

    08/17 - 08/18

    South Bay

    $20+

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Head to Long Beach for the ARP Sprint Nationals SCSC 2-day boat race There will be ten separate clas...

    Mrs. Doubtfire – EAT | HEAR | SEE

    08/17

    Central LA

    $8 - $21

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    EAT | HEAR | SEE presents the ultimate 90s dad comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire. Stimulate your senses with LA...

    Jurassic Park in Concert

    08/16 - 08/17

    Central LA

    $29 - $200

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure ...

    USA vs Spain – Men’s Basketball

    08/16

    Orange County

    $20-$200

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Witness some of the USA’s best men’s basketballers vs Spain in preparation for the 2019 ...

    Dance DTLA – Motown / Funk Night

    08/16

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Get on up at Dance DTLA with the extremely popular Motown / Funk night. The legendary sounds of Moto...

    Pomona Swap Meet

    08/11

    San Gabriel Valley

    $10 (Cash only)

    All Ages

    Zoom over to Pomona for the West Coast’s largest antique auto, the Pomona Swap Meet and Classi...

    Cosplay Day – Petersen Automotive Museum

    08/10

    Central LA

    $11-$16

    All Ages

    For more than 100 years, Hollywood has painted a picture of what the future may look like. In all of

    Tanabata Festival

    08/10 - 08/11

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Head to the 11th Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival for a “Romance in the Stars” experience. T...

    Dance DTLA – Salsa Night

    08/09

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Head to Dance DTLA with the extremely popular Salsa night. Learn to spin and step your way across th...

    Sunset Walk & Talk

    08/07

    Central LA

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    Each month the Observatory offers a sunset hike led by a park ranger and a museum guide. The hike st...

    Apollo 11 Immersive Live Show

    07/05 - 08/11

    San Gabriel Valley

    $25-$215

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    APOLLO 11 – The Immersive Live Show is a ground-breaking new show with an original story performe...

    Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament

    08/03 - 08/04

    Central LA

    Free (to spectate)

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament returns for its 11th year as the biggest street basketball tourn...

    Midsummer Scream

    08/03 - 08/04

    South Bay

    $33-$55

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Midsummer Scream Convention creeps into Long Beach to bring your spooky nightmares to life. Explore ...

    Animanga

    08/02 - 08/04

    San Bernardino County

    $15-$25

    9-12, 12+

    Check out Animanga 2019 – a three day anime, manga and cosplay convention. Animanga goes way b...

    Wizard of Oz – Children’s Ballet

    08/02

    San Fernando Valley

    $26

    6-8, 9-12

    Pacific Festival Ballet presents the classic Wizard of Oz as a children’s ballet. Join Dorothy, Sc...


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