April means spring is officially here and for most families in Los Angeles, so is Spring Break. Whether you’re looking for something to do while the kids are out of school, or you just want a plan a fun weekend activity we’ve got you covered. From egg hunts to festivals galore, there are plenty of things to do with kids in Los Angeles this month.
Things to Do With Kids in April
From Easter to Earth Day, there are so many exciting celebrations happening in the month of April. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite events this month.
For more memorable things to do with kids check out our Local Events Calendar.
April 2 – April 24
All month long you can celebrate spring and all the wonderful things nature provides at Underwood Family Farms. This annual event features live music, tractor-drawn wagon rides, farm animals, children’s activities and more. Guests can also purchase fresh produce and flowers from the farm market. Springtime on the Farm is just as much fun as the famous Underwood Harvest Festival, but generally less crowded.
Get your motors running and head to the biggest racing event of the year happening right in the heart of downtown Long Beach. The three-day race includes a family fun zone, food truck experience, and an exotic car paddock.
Bob Baker Day
Celebrate L.A.’s puppeteering icon at this annual free festival in Highland Park. You can check out puppetry performances, explore the handmade market and food trucks, and even join in the fun by participating in a talent show.
Discover what springtime life is like on the ranch! The annual event includes live music performances, craft activities, and hands-on demonstrations of Rancho life in the 1880s.
Just in time to celebrate National Park Week, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will be hosting their first ever Jr Ranger Day Festival. Strap on your hiking shoes and pack some sunscreen for a fun-filled event exploring Paramount Ranch and getting sworn in as an official Junior Ranger.
The biggest event of the year celebrating all things books is back again at USC. The 27th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a free event featuring 250 book and merchandise exhibitors, 8 outdoor stages and activity areas, performances, poetry readings, and more.
The California Poppy Festival is back at a brand new venue this year. Celebrate our state’s iconic orange flower with live entertainment, amusement park rides, animal exhibits, crafts, festival food, and more.
April 23 – 24
The 21st annual Earth Day Celebration at Aquarium of the Pacific will explore our relationship with our ocean planet through visual and performing arts, including music performances, art exhibits, and art workshops.
The annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival always marks the arrival of spring. In addition to the breathtaking blossoms, the festival includes traditional music and dance performances, Japanese taiko drums and martial arts performances, as well as a variety of vendors.
April 9 – May 22 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Take a step back in time to the days of yore at the Ren-Faire. The faire features over 100 artisans, merchants, and vendors, plus costume contests, games, rides, a food court and more. Check the website for details on specially themed weekends, like Pirates and Heroes.
Looking for more fun things to do with kids? Check out our guide to what’s happening in SoCal this spring.
Did we miss something on our list? Share any fun family activities happening in April in our Local Anchor Facebook group.