6 Family-Friendly Events Happening in Studio City
Home to Universal Studios, fresh farmers’ markets and a wide range of outdoor movie venues, there’s a plethora of family-friendly things to do in Studio City. If you’re visiting the bustling city as a family this summer, here’s a few (kid-approved) events worth checking out!
Free Food Truck Festival
Stop by the Rose Bowl Stadium on Friday, July 26 or Friday, Aug 30 and you’ll find the grounds filled to the brim with outdoor games and local food trucks. The stadium’s seasonal Final Friday event takes place from 4 p.m. – 9 pm. and is free to attend. Bring a blanket, ball and the family to enjoy food, live music, foot golf, moon bounces, photo opportunities and more. For more details, visit the Final Friday official web page.
Shop at the R.G. Canning Flea Market
The monthly R.G. Canning Flea Market is also held at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Visit the second Sunday of any month (July 14 and Aug 11 are up next) for 2,500+ vendors selling all sorts of goods. This market is pretty popular among visitors and locals, attracting over 20,000 people each month. General admission is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and costs $9/person. Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult.
Movie Night at Rose Bowl Stadium
Take the kids to the (you guessed it) Rose Bowl Stadium on Aug 10 for a special outdoor showing of Remember the Titans. Bring a blanket to sit on the Rose Bowl grass and enjoy the movie. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase. The movie begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for ages 11+ are $20. Tickets for ages 6-10 are $10. And admission for ages 5 and under are free.
Hotel Near Rose Bowl Stadium
Looking for the perfect place to stay and relax with the family after your trip(s) to the Rose Bowl Stadium? Search no further than Studio City Court Yard! Studio City Court Yard is the perfect family-friendly hotel conveniently located by the Rose Bowl Stadium. This property’s comfortable accommodations and friendly team will make you feel right at home while in Studio City.
Street Food Cinema Outdoor Movies
Throughout the summer, visitors and locals alike have the chance to watch a variety of outdoor movies, thanks to Street Food Cinema. Each movie is hosted in a unique, outdoor location in Studio City and is accompanied by several local food trucks. Visitors can grab a bite to eat, then take a seat on the lawn to enjoy the movie, displayed on a huge outdoor screen. Here’s the dates and locations for a few upcoming family-friendly movie showings:
- July 6 – Black Panther at Crystal Springs Picnic Area
- July 13 – The Sandlot at Brand Library Park
- July 14 – Rear Window at Heritage Square Museum (ticket includes tours of the nearby homes!)
- July 20 – Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at Eagle Rock Rec Park
- Aug 10 – Monsters, INC. at Crystal Springs Picnic Area
- Aug 11 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Heritage Square Museum
Ticket prices and available food trucks vary per event, so make sure to check the specific movie showing’s page for all details.
Hotel Near Street Food Cinema
If you’re looking for a luxurious stay to complement your family movie night, book a night at the nearby Sportsmen’s Lodge. Known for its many iconic guests and historic Hollywood glamour, a stay at Sportsmen’s is the perfect place to relax after a night at the movies.
A Few Other Happenings
Going to be in Studio City on a Thursday? Check out the Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro Restaurant! It’s an outdoor, family-friendly event featuring 30+ food vendors, live music and local retailers. Stop by any Thursday in the summer, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., to see what it’s all about. One last PSA: Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience will be at the Pasadena Convention Center this Aug 24-25. At this event, families have the chance to check out a variety of LEGO exhibits and have fun in hands-on LEGO building activities. Day Passes are $25/person and can be purchased here.
Treat your family to a fun-filled trip to Studio City. Pack your itinerary with the events above, then make sure to book your stay at one of the beautiful nearby, family-friendly hotels.
WHERE TO STAY
Studio City Court Yard
With its comfortable furnishings and close location to Hollywood attractions, this hotel makes a great budget-friendly choice for traveling families. 12933 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700