Blog: Family Friendly Events This Weekend

Looking for a way to get the kids out of the house this weekend? Here's a roundup of some fairly local family friendly events.

Are you looking for a way to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your kids this weekend. Here's a roundup of a few local events you might want to check out. 


Saturday, January 12 - MOMS Club of Pasadena & Pasadena North's 4th Annual Preschool Fair: Once again, MOMS Club of Pasadena & MOMS Club of Pasadena North are partnering to host our 4th Annual Preschool Fair. This event acts as a one-stop shop for families, providing in-depth access to the vast selection of Pasadena area schools. Our second mission, a fundamental value of MOMS Club, is to complete service projects benefiting area children.

Where: The First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena 91107  
When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (1/12/2013)
Who: Everyone!
How: Just show up!
Cost: FREE!
For more info: http://pasadenapreschoolfair.com/

Saturday, January 12 - 6th Annual California Baby & Kidz Expo @ Pasadena Convention Center: The expo showcases the latest children’s products, services, information and advice for parents. Learn about schools, find vacation information, get tips on planning for college and more. Enjoy door prizes, family entertainment, vendors, interactive exhibits, stage presentations, kids’ pavilions and more.   

Where: Pasadena Convention Center 300 E. Green St. Pasadena
When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (1/12/2013)
Who: Everyone!
How: Just show up!
Cost: General admission $10, $8 online. Adults 65+ $5. Children 12&U free. 
For more info: FamilyFunExpo.com


Saturday, January 12 through Sunday, January 13 - Miss California USA & Miss California Teen USA 2013 Pageants @ Pasadena Civic Auditorium: The winners of these two pageants become the representatives for the state of California in the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. The mission of Miss California USA and Miss Teen California USA is to advance and support today’s women. The contestants are encouraged to advance their careers, pursue their personal and humanitarian goals, and improve the lives of others.

Where: Pasadena Civic Auditorium 300 E. Green St. Pasadena
When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (1/12 Presentation Shows, 1/13 Final Shows)
Who: Everyone!
How: Just show up!
Cost: Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2727, via ThePasadenaCivic.com or at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For more info: http://misscaliforniausa.com/event.html


Saturday, January 12 through Sunday, January 13 – Dinofaire at STAR Eco Station Have a child who just can’t stop talking about dinosaurs? Love them yourself? Well, guess what! A real Paleontologist is coming to the STAR Eco Station to teach kids about all that he does! There are arts and crafts, a dino dig, food, a great tour of the Eco Station! PLUS DINO MAN

Who: All ages
When: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Show and tour each are approximately 1 hour long.
Where: Star Eco Station10101 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City
How: Tickets have sold out in pass years, best to buy your tickets soon
Cost: $11-$18per person
More info: Event Website

Sunday, January 13 - JAMfest Mega-Jam @ Pasadena Convention Center: This regional dance and cheer event features 80 teams, cool productions, awards and free giveaways! 

Where: Pasadena Convention Center 300 E. Green St. Pasadena
When: 1/13/2013
Who: Everyone!
How: Just show up!
Cost: FREE!
For more info:http://www.jamfest.com/Competitions/Event.php?ID=85

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Robert Parry January 15, 2013 at 09:12 PM
We were out of town for part of the weekend and missed this. But please keep posting! This is very handy. Thanks!


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