Spring is finally here and along with it an abundance of fun-filled outdoor activities and things to do with kids. Butterflies, whales, and a 100-year-old tortoise are just a few of the exciting encounters that are sure to make for a memorable month. Check out our full list of the best family activities in Los Angeles in March below.
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Best Things to Do With Kids in Los Angeles in March 2023
Local Anchor South Bay Camp Fair
Learn all about local summer camps and connect with camp staff. This year’s camp fair features some of the best local camps in the area. Plus enjoy fun activities for kids and the first 100 families that check in, will receive a special gift bag!
Sesame Place 1st Birthday
Celebrate the first year of Sesame Place San Diego with a visit with your favorite Sesame Street friends! Meet and greets, special performances, the Furry Friends Birthday Dance Party, and more await.
Festival of Whales
March 4 and 5
Spot some whales and celebrate these majestic creatures at the 52nd annual Dana Point Festival of Whales. Can’t make the event? Check out or guide to whale watching in Southern California for the best tips and locations.
The Butterfly Pavilion at NHM
March 5 – August 13
The butterflies are back at the Natural History Museum! There’s nothing quite like the experience of hundreds of these beautiful delicate creatures fluttering around you.
Wildflowers In Bloom
All of this Los Angeles rainfall is setting us up for a magnificent super bloom of wildflowers this spring. Check out our guide to the best places to see wildflowers in Southern California for viewing tips.
Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
March 10 – April 16
The annual food festival is back for 2023 and serving up all kinds of delicious treats for visitors of all ages. The festival also features live music, local crafters, and fun family activities.
Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with bagpipers, marching bands and everything green parading down the route that runs along Pier Avenue in Downtown Hermosa Beach.
Festival of the Kite
Let’s go fly a kite! Head down to the Redondo Beach Pier and bring your kites. There are contests for the best kites in several categories, including highest flying, best handmade, and youngest flyer. The festival also features live music, food, and other fun family activities.
LA Big 5K
Do your kids love to run? The LA Marathon takes place on March 19, but the day before is the perfect family-friendly racing event. The LA Big 5K, which goes through Elysian Park is open to runners of all ages and abilities, including those riding in strollers.
Mickey’s Toontown Is Back
Calling all Mouseketeers! Mickey and his pals are welcoming you back to the newly reimagined Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland. The land features brand new play spaces and of course, the highly-anticipated Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
America’s Teaching Zoo Spring Spectacular
March 18 and 19
If you’ve never visited the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo, then there’s no better time to check out this magical place than spring. This small intimate zoo run by the college students is the perfect place to get up close and learn about several unique animals. This year’s festivities celebrates one of the zoo’s oldest living inhabitants, Clarence the Galapagos Tortoise who is turning 100!
Take a Hike
Spring is the perfect season for hiking in Los Angeles, the sun is shining but the summer heat hasn’t set in. Check out our guide to the best hiking trails for families and after all the rain we’ve seen this winter, consider taking a hike to one of these beautiful SoCal waterfalls.
See the Tulips Bloom at Descanso Gardens
For a very short window of time each March you can enjoy the stunning sight of a sea of tulips in bloom at Descanso Gardens. The timing of the bloom isn’t exact, so be sure to call ahead before you plan your visit.
Disney’s The Lion King
Through March 26
There’s still time to catch the hottest ticket since Hamilton. This family-friendly Broadway musical is a spectacular show neither you’ll never forget. Seats are selling fast, so if you haven’t scored any yet, get them now.
LA Kings Hockey Game
Select dates in March
Check out an LA Kings hockey game and enjoy a memorable sporting event the whole family will love. Win a free family pack of tickets to an LA Kings game.
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