Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, April 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28.
Fri April 19th
PASADENA: Menchie’s East Egg Hunt – 2 to
GRANADA HILLS: Friends of the Library’s Used Book Sale – Granada Hills Branch Library –
INDIO: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fest – Empire Polo Club – It’s Coachella time again! Join 125,000 of your closest friends at the world-famous music festival, which runs Friday through Sunday, April 21. Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala top this year’s lineup, with additional sets from Janelle Monáe,
Sat April 20th
LOS ANGELES: Blessing of the Animals – El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, Paseo De La Plaza, Olvera Street – The Saturday before Easter Sunday, families may bring their pets to be blessed. This centuries-old tradition, blessing the animals for the benefits they provide mankind, has been celebrated in the Plaza since 1930. All pets are welcome. Other fun includes a petting zoo and free pony rides,
LOS ANGELES: Earth Day Spring Cleaning Event – Bryck & Mortar –
MONROVIA: Earth Day Celebration – Canyon Park – Fun activities for all ages, such as a general information booth, build your own planter, face painting, guided tours, and, of course, snacks!
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: Friends of the Library’s Used Book Sales
– Valley Plaza Branch Library, North Hollywood,
– Echo Park Branch Library, Los Angeles, 10am to noon
– Atwater Village Branch Library, Los Angeles,
See the Los Angeles Public Library site for more listings and dates.
Sun April 21st
SAN PEDRO: Grunion Run – Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – Families are invited to spend the evening on the sandy shore waiting for the legendary grunion run to begin. After participating in indoor grunion activities, everyone heads to the beach to observe the enchanting fish. Why are they special? Grunion
SOUTH EL MONTE: Los Angeles Spring Fair – Last day for the fair at La Prada Event Plaza. All carnival rides, shows, and concerts in the park are FREE with admission ($15 per person, children under 36″ are FREE). Parking is also FREE.
NOTE: Griffith Observatory will be closed April 22 – May 6. Griffith Observatory and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks are undertaking four major projects in and around the Observatory to make it easier, safer, and more satisfying to visit. These projects involve construction at the building and on the roads.
Fri April 26th
CALABASAS: Calabasas Mommy Meet and Greet and Story Time – The Commons at Calabasas – These mixers offer the opportunity for moms to socialize with other moms in the area while engaging the kids. FREE.
NORTHRIDGE: Spring Sky Show – CSUN Planetarium – Families are invited to the planetarium to learn about stars, constellations, and planets visible in the sky during the spring. Following the
PASADENA: Final Fridays Food Truck Festival – Rose Bowl Stadium – Check out all your favorite food trucks as you enjoy outdoor games, moon bounces, photo
Sat April 27th
LOS ANGELES: – Earth Day L.A. Tree-Planting Event – Sun Valley Rec Center – Come on down to Sun Valley Recreation Center and join Councilmember Nury Martinez, Cal Fire, the Department of Recreation and Parks, City Plants, and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps for a fun and family-friendly day of climate and community action! Come for the tree planting, stay for the environmental education resource fair and free yard tree give-away. 8:30am to 1:30pm.
VAN NUYS: LASAN’s Earth Day LA 2019 in Woodley Park – LA Sanitation & Environment will again bring our trucks for kids to explore, and we’ll have over 50 educational (and fun!) exhibits for the whole family to learn about sustainability. Food and beverage are free all day in our Food Tent, while supplies last. The Kids Zone has games, activities, and prizes for children as well as an
LOS ANGELES: City Nature Challenge – The Autry in Griffith Park – Visit the California Cont’d exhibitions to learn more about California’s natural environment, then join educators and experts to be part of the international competition where people and cities compete to see who can make the most observations of nature. Visit citynaturechallenge.org for more information.
Sun April 28th
FILLMORE: Steam Railfest – Magnitude Cheer – BThis festival is a celebration of the steam engine, railroading, antique tractors, vehicles & engines, vintage wares & oddities, unique performances, early transportation, and culture mixed with a bit of Steampunk fun. Train rides are $15 for kids and $26 for adults (and up). Festival is FREE.
IRWINDALE: Renaissance Pleasure Faire – It’s Faire time, and “fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight, where worlds co-exist and dreams come to life! Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians, juggling jokers & jesters, willful wenches, and jousting knights are ready to celebrate! Complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, and dance!” See site above for prices and dates.
NORTHRIDGE: World Music Fest – California State University – Program will include Indonesian Gamelan, Steel Drum Band, and Japanese Taiko Drumming. Located in Cypress Recital Hall & Courtyard. Doors open at
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