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This celebration includes fun for the whole family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady look-alikes. Hot dogs and other all-American food will be available for purchase. This event is free. Regular Museum admission will apply to visit the Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion.
Over 6 miles of Los Angeles Streets will be completely closed to vehicular traffic and filled with safe and exciting activities for all ages. Along the route, there will be numerous stops bustling with music, games, vendors, food, and much more. All forms of non-motorized transit are welcome; this includes pedestrians, scooters, bicycles, wheelchairs, skateboards, wagons, strollers, rollerblades, and more. Download the Route map online.
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its eighteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures. Adults – $34.95, Seniors – $31.95, Children – $24.95, Children under three and Members are Free
Marching bands come from as far away as Lancaster and Victorville to participate and compete in this three-day festival. Other highlights include games, rides, arts and crafts, and food booths. Free Entertainment throughout the Weekend. Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Camelia Parade, Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Each year, the Los Angeles Lantern Festival is presented by the Chinese American Museum and culminates the Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy the music, dance performances, martial arts, magicians, food trucks, arts and crafts booths, and a spectacular lighted dragon finale.
This event is the largest marathon held in California, the fourth largest in the country, and the seventh largest in the world. Different entertainment centers located throughout the course will reflect the ethnic neighborhoods and cultural diversity of Los Angeles, and the marathon runners themselves.
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, pink, orange, violet, and more). The festival, promises dance, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, and cuisine.
Party with the sea stars at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars). The Aquarium will remain open until 10:30 p.m. so you can dance under the sea stars to the sounds of cumbia, rock en español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms. Noche de Estrellas will feature live bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, scavenger hunts with prizes, and ocean activities.
Everyone who attends is welcome to join this annual march through town. There will be bagpipers and even mariachis, storytellers, and stilt walkers, followed by a free raffle and live music. Meet in front of the Madrid Theatre.
Join us for a festival filled with live performances, hands-on activities, exhibitor booths, and fun presentations. There’s a surprising amount of nature in L.A., and the more you know how to look for it, the more you’ll see! Online: $14 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, and Children 13 – 17, $6 Children 3 – 12, Free Children under 3