2020 Festivals have been Postponed due to Covid 19

Stay tuned to our Instagram @GreatBigFamilyPlayDay about updates and other ways to get involved with our community this year.

Get Your Passes for our
Los Angeles Event on August 9th 2020


Join us on 2 stages this year with live musical entertainment and performances on our outdoor stage, plus story times, more music, entertainment previews, and more on our indoor stage.  Look forward to NEW performers plus returning favorites including The Lucky Diaz Band, The Beat Buds, Jam with Jamie, Music with Kira, Twinkle Time, Golden Afternoon Princesses and more!


We have returning favorites as well as ALL new exhibits and activities this year!

Choose from so many activities including

Our Great BIG Splash Pad hosted by Pump + Splash
Our Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course standing 150 feet long
Dino Encounters popular hands on Dino Exhibit with Dino digs, puzzles, learning and a Dino Show
Art Zone with Little Artist Parties
STEAM Zone with Stratford School
Brain Games with Osmo
And much more coming soon!

2020 Event Schedule

(Subject to adjustment)

Main Stage

9:00AM | Gates Open to Early Access Pass Holders

Welcome to Great Big Family Play Day LA

9:30AM | Stage Entertainment Kicks Off with Jam with Jamie

Welcome Jam with Jamie back to Main Stage to kick off our morning!

10:15AM | Welcome the Beat Buds Back to Main Stage

Welcome the Beat Buds back to Main Stage!

11:00AM | Gates Open to General Admission Pass Holders

Gates are OPEN to General Admission Ticket Holders

11:30AM | Welcome the Lucky Diaz Band to Main Stage!

Welcome The Lucky Diaz Band to Main Stage for the very first time!

12:30PM | Welcome the Beat Buds Back to Main Stage

Welcome the Beat Buds back to Main Stage!

1:30PM | Join Golden Afternoon Princesses for a Sing-Along

Welcome Golden Afternoon Princesses back to Main Stage for a sing-along

2:30PM | Join Twinkle Time on Main Stage for a rocking good time!

Welcome Twinkle Time back to Main Stage!

4:00PM | Join Golden Afternoon Princesses for a Sing-Along

Welcome Golden Afternoon Princesses back to Main Stage for a sing-along

5:00PM | Gates Close

Thank you for coming!  See you in 2021!

Theater Stage

10:00 am - Join Music with Kira for a special musical performance

Welcome Kira Rappaport to the stage!

11:00 am - Snooknuk and the Robot Puppet Show Take the Stage

Welcome Snooknuk and the Robot Puppet Show founded by Cheri Moon and Kristopher Webster to the stage.


Carnival Activity Rides

Details on rides and ticket prices per ride coming soon.

And Much More!

The Great Big Family Play Day brings together the best activities and experiences for families on one day in one place! We have many surprises coming in 2020! Whether you come for a few hours or the whole day, the event is packed with family fun.


STEAM fun with Stratford + create and build
Sample Healthy Snacks & Drinks
Play in our fun zones for kids of all ages
Enjoy our Wellness + Family Lounges
Learn about Schools & Local Programs to keep the kids busy
Meet Health & Wellness Companies serving families
Enjoy family activities, face painting, pampering & more!
Visit Our Great Big Sub Station sponsored by True Story Foods


Participating Food Trucks + Carts include Cinnabon, The Magical Kitchen, Thai Mex Cocina, CPK, Brewwing, Serendoggity, Love Swirls, Ridges Churro Bar, Recess Truck, Dulce Europa Shaved Ice
Plus samples and snacks from True Story Foods, Bare Snacks, GoGo Squeez, Califia Farms, Yumi, Lifeway Foods and many more!


Visit our Sunscreen Stations hosted by Project Sunscreen


We will be calling amazing prizes ALL day long from Main Stage during our hourly Family Bingo games! Visit the raffle booth to view prizes, get your bingo cards and WIN!


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

Location + Parking

The Autry at Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Limited free parking is available at the LA Zoo lot; paid parking is also available at the zoo for $8.


Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Official Sponsors

Kevin Tidwell
the autry

Media Partners

Hula Frog
LA Baby Show
Mom Angeles

Platinum Sponsors

Childlife Essentials
True Story Foods
Project Sunscreen
PM Pediatrics
Califia Farms
Tiny Beans

Gold Sponsors

Kabrita USA
Wonderfold Wagon
Books and Cookies
The Pump Station & Nurtury
Cultural Care Au Pair
International School
Lifeway Foods
Four Sigmatic
Anya’s Braid Bar
Welk Resorts
ScholarShare 529
Dino Encounters
Educated Nannies

Silver Sponsors

Love Swirls
Pump and Splash
Little Artist Party
Recess Ice Cream
Golden Afternoon Princess Parties
Jam with Jamie
Liquid IV
Ridges Churro Bar
Sunsational Swim
Super Soccer Stars
Ridges Churro Bar
California Pizza Kitchen
Beat Buds
Children’s Dental FunZone
Renewal by Andersen
True Foods
Bare Snacks
Magical Kitchen
Colorful Kingdom Entertainment

Official Non-Profit Partners