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Look forward to NEW performers plus returning favorites! Main Stage features The Story Pirates,  The Beat Buds, Twinkletime, The Lucky Diaz Band, Jam with Jamie, Golden Afternoon Princesses, MiniBop and Love Bug & Me Music!


Check back frequently for updates on activations!

This year’s featured exhibit is Our Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course standing almost 100 feet long!


What does every great festival need? Good food and sweet treats!

Our Food Village is presented by True Story Foods with a family cookout coming your way!

What else? We have many different food and dessert trucks and carts plus samples from our partners


2022 Event Schedule

(More Details Coming Soon)


9:00AM | Gates Open

Welcome to Subaru’s Great Big Family Play Day LA

9:30AM | Welcome Jam with Jamie to Main Stage!

Jam with Jamie is a nationwide children’s entertainment company specializing in music for birthday parties, events, public and private classes/playgroups and preschool music education. Our mission is to bring music into children’s lives and spark the little musician that lives inside every child. We have over 50 performers jamming their way into the hearts of families across the country.

10:00AM | Welcome Golden Afternoon Princesses to Main Stage!

10:30AM | Welcome the Story Pirates to Main Stage!

The Story Pirates believe that kids are creative geniuses. All of them. Winner of the 2022 iHeartRadio award and the 2020 Webby Award for Best Kids and Family Podcast, as well as a Parents’ Choice Award, The Story Pirates Podcast is one of the top kids and family podcasts in the world. Downloaded nearly 50 million times and featuring songs and sketches based on stories written by kids, special guests include top talent like Billy Eichner, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dax Shepard, Bowen Yang, Claire Danes, John Oliver, and Julie Andrews. Other notable Story Pirates projects: SPTV, their weekly PBS show which was seen by 1.2 million people last year. The Pirates have released three critically acclaimed middle-grade books with Penguin Random House and five studio albums, all based on ideas from kids around the world. The Creator Club, their digital subscription service, features virtual learning activities, live-streamed classes, workshops with best-selling children’s authors, a weekend radio show, and videos to entertain and encourage creativity for kids at home. Now, with 10 years of experience in the audio space, Story Pirates Studios offers full-service audio production, including direction, casting, writing, tracking, sound design, mixing, scoring and songwriting.

11:15AM | Join us for the Great Big Summer Must Haves Shows + Family Bingo!

Join us for the Great BIG Summer Must Haves Show + Family Bingo!

11:45AM | Welcome Twinkletime Back to Main Stage

Twinkle Time Award Winning – Billboard Charting Bilingual Family Artist

12:30PM | Welcome the Story Pirates Back to Main Stage

1:15PM | Welcome the Lucky Diaz Band to Main Stage

2:00PM | Welcome the Beat Buds to Main Stage

Welcome the Beat Buds back to Main Stage!

2:45PM | Welcome Golden Afternoon Princesses to Main Stage!

3:15PM | Welcome MiniBop to Main Stage

Experience the most fun kids’ live music in Los Angeles at Minibop Music! From in-studio group classes to private birthday parties to 1-on-1 lessons, the Minibop team of music teachers are trained to make music FUN! That means interactive, engaging, and also full of learning. Discover how to develop a positive association with music for your little ones.

3:45PM | Let's Play Family Bingo for Prizes! Join us for Great BIG Summer Must Haves

Let’s play Family Bingo for prizes – join us for our 2nd Great BIG Summer Must Haves Show!

4:00PM | Welcome Love Bug & Me to Main Stage

Voted “Best Baby & Toddler Music Classes” and “Best Mommy & Me Music Classes” of Los Angeles for the past six years, LoveBug & Me Music is known for its unique and interactive music program for ages 0-6 years. LoveBug & Me Music classes are a fun way to learn, explore, sing & dance your cares away, meet other parents, and bond with your lovebug.

Their acclaimed program showcases live original music, traditional favorites, and songs that grown-ups know and love. Their teachers (called Magical Music Educators) play real instruments like guitar, ukulele, and hand drums. LoveBug & Me welcomes babies, toddlers, big kids, and their caretakers, providing a safe space for socialization, brain development, and the foundation of a lifelong love of music. They offer indoor, outdoor, private group classes, and birthday party entertainment!

5:00PM | Festival Ends

Thank you for coming!  See you next year!


Large Inflatables + Rides are owned and operated by Non Stop Fun.

Rides require separate tickets purchased on site once inside the event ($2.00 per ticket or $40 for unlimited fun bracelets).  Rides include Euro Bungee, several inflatables, swings, slides, train and climbing wall.

And Much More!

The Great Big Family Play Day brings together the best activities and experiences for families on one day in one place!  Whether you come for a few hours or the whole day, the event is packed with family fun.


Sample Healthy Snacks & Drinks
Play in our fun zones for kids of all ages
Meet Health & Wellness Companies serving families
Enjoy family activities, face painting, crafts and more


Enjoy LA's hottest food and dessert trucks!
Plus samples and snacks from our favorite well family companies


Reusable water bottles are encouraged at this event to avoid single use plastic.
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Location + Parking

The Autry Museum of the American West

Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Parking is available in Griffith Park at the Autry and the adjacent LA Zoo lots.


Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Official Sponsors

True Story Foods
Hey, Milestone
Kevin Tidwell

Festival Partners

Grace Ballet
Rediscover Center
the autry
Lunchbreak Kids
LA Donut
International School
Aguavida Premium Water
Save a little life
Play Creations
Golden Afternoon Princess Parties
California Pizza Kitchen
Float SoCal
Children’s Dental FunZone
Outdoor Movies By You
June Care
Natures Path Organic
New York Life
Kitchen Door
The Pump Station & Nurtury
Love Swirls
The Fix
Ninja Nation
Wonderfold Wagon
Pacific Prep School
GoGo Squeeze
Belted Baseball
Streets of Vietnam
Love Bug & Me
Farm Fresh To You
Rolling Robots
Children’s Art Institute
Annnd Action
True Made Foods
Story Pirates
Mister Softee
Beat Buds
Woodcraft Rangers
Else Nutrition
Got Game
Four Sigmatic
Hermance Law
Act One
Little Jack’s Corner
Travel Tray
Jam with Jamie
Flax 4 Life
Luxe Bounce House
Twinkle Time
My Milk is Gold
The Treehouse

Media Partners

Hula Frog
Mom Angeles