Top 5 Family Activities This Weekend

by Laura Nickerson

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 8.26.36 AMMemorial Day Weekend is finally here! Sleep in, play outside, see friends and rouse your kids long enough to try something new.

Here are some of my favorite ideas for family fun in LA this weekend with kids.

Topanga Days Topanga

A Country Fair in the Mountains: Topanga Days is this Memorial Day weekend, May 23- 25th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Topanga Community House Fair Grounds. There’s live music, a Kid’s Zone, Art Walk, local vendors, food plus old fashioned games like sack races, a baby derby, a bat spinning relay, 3-legged races and a Monday morning parade! Visit for details.

It’s free fun and it has a baby derby. ‘Nuff said.

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade Canoga Park

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 8.26.46 AMJust don’t feel complete without a big parade?

The Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade is taking place on Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m., and there are floats, music and people all out to celebrate. It’s along Sherman Way from Owensmouth to Mason, ending in a car show.

Let the parade complete you.

Rubber Ducky Race at Kidspace Pasadena

Expect more out of your bath toys?

Saturday to Monday, May 23-25, you can get in the game at the Rubber Ducky Race in the Kidspace Museum. Purchase a rubber ducky from the Busy Bee Learning Store (while supplies last), decorate it, then join other guests and race your rubber ducky down the Arroyo. Races will run every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also enjoy bird-themed activities like egg matching, feather mural creation and flight-based physics experiments.

Visit for info on tickets. Put those duckies to WORK!

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 8.27.06 AMValley Greek Festival Northridge

Do delectable dolmathes and freshly constructed gyros suit your palate? How about homemade moussaka and juicy souvlaki? These and other Greek delicacies are served up during the annual Valley Greek Festival fundraiser held Saturday through Monday, May 23-25 from 1-9 p.

It’s at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Northridge, and you can get details at and there are tons of activities for the whole family. Admission is just $3 and they offer free parking.

Wear your stretchy pants and get your Greek Food on!

The Stonez: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones Concert in the Park Thousand Oaks

Monday, May 25, at 5 p.m., get (Rolling) STONED! The tribute band is rocking the night away at the Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, in Thousand Oaks.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer! Jackets or sweaters are recommended as the weather often cools during the latter part of the event. The Summer Concerts in the Park are well attended; early arrival to obtain prime lawn seating is encouraged.

All free and all fun with family. Don’t really get STONEZd, however…

Share your ideas for fun family activities by following me on Twitter @nickerberger, catching the SCV Buzz on KHTS AM 1220, or watching CTV’s The Buzz

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