September 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://www.laalmanac.com/agriculture/ag00.php

LA County Fair Through Sept. 22
Although parking and food are expensive at the L.A. County Fair, it does offer lots of carnival rides, barnyard animals at “The Farm,” a giant hall of vendors, and nightly music concerts at the Fairplex. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays except Labor Day.
https://www.lacountyfair.com/

Hawaiian Festival Through Sept. 1
The E Hula Mau in Long Beach will feature hula competitions, live music, food, artists, and more at the Terrace Theatre.  https://www.ehulamau.org/

LA Fleet Week Through Sept. 2
LA Fleet Week is an end of summer Los Angeles tradition. At the Port of Los Angeles, attendees will enjoy ship tours, military displays, equipment demonstrations, live music, aircraft flyovers, and MUCH more.  https://www.lafleetweek.com/

Fiesta Hermosa Street Fair Through Sept. 2
Fiesta Hermosa takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day Labor Day weekend. The annual festival is located in downtown Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Avenue. http://fiestahermosa.net/

Lobster Festival Sept. 6-8
The Original Lobster Festival will be held at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. This event will feature fresh lobster dishes, arts & crafts booths, a live reptile exhibit, a karaoke lounge, face painting, beer, wine, and cocktail stations, and MUCH more.
https://www.originallobsterfestival.com/

Mexican Independence Day Sept. 8
For 73 years, nearly 100,000 of East Los Angeles and surrounded communities lined up along iconic Cesar Chavez Blvd. to watch school bands, equestrian units, folkloric groups, floats, and dignitaries, celebrating Mexican Independence Day
http://www.cmcplosangeles.org/

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Sept. 14
The 81st Annual Mid-Summer Moon Festival celebrates the full harvest moon. In Chinatown, the festival will include cultural demonstrations, bands, Chinese bakeries and much more.
http://chinatownla.com/wp1/event/81st-annual-mid-autumn-moon-festival/

Off the Hook Seafood Festival Sept. 14
Off the Hook Seafood Festival features seafood tastings from local restaurants, curated cocktails, live music, chef demos, games, a beer garden, and a VIP lounge at Santa Monica Pier for age 21+ http://offthehookseafoodfest.com/

Dogumenta Sept. 14-16 & 21-23
It’s an art show for dogs! The event feature pieces catered to the canine senses and spirit. Exhibition-goers and their pups are encouraged to interact with the artwork in whatever manner feels natural. Get cultural with your 4-legged friend!
https://dola.com/p/guide-to-dogumenta-la

Coastal Clean-Up Day Sept. 21
Heal the Bay organizes efforts in LA County for the world’s largest volunteer day. Volunteers are needed to help protect our environment and oceans.
https://healthebay.org/event/coastal-cleanup-day-2019/

Vegetarian Festival Sept. 21
The 3rd Annual Vegetarian Food Festival is taking place at the Palace of Fine Arts. Enjoy food samples, guest speakers, fitness activities, and cooking demonstrations.
http://www.cavegfoodfest.com/

Long Beach Craft Beer Festival Sept. 21
A ticket to the inaugural Craft Beer Long Beach Festival includes 10 beer-tasting tickets and live music, with food for sale outdoors at Rancho Los Cerritos. http://craftbeerlbfest.com/

Boots & Brews County Music Festival Sept. 21
Hear live country music at Boots & Brews Country Music Festival, with beer and food for sale at San Buenaventura State Beach. https://www.bootsandbrews.com/ventura

Dinosaur Festival Sept. 21-22
Dinosaurs once dominated the Earth, and this weekend they are taking over Los Angeles for the 4th annual Dino Fest at the National History Museum! Join us for a two-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life.
https://nhm.org/site/activities-programs/dino-fest

Korean Festival Sept. 26-29
Join 350,000 people celebrating Korean culture at Los Angeles Korean Festival with authentic Korean food, cultural performances, vendors, and pop music. Free.
https://www.lakoreanfestival.org/

Gelato Festival Sept. 28-29
Pacific Design Center will host Gelato Festival West Hollywood. Come join us for delicious gelato made by world-class local and visiting artisans. A wristband grants you all you can eat gelato, the opportunity to participate in all festival activities, and a vote for your favorite gelato! https://gelatofestival.com/en/world-master/west-hollywood-la/

Day of the DrumFestival Sept. 29
The 37th Annual Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival is celebrating culture, jazz, gospel, food, arts and crafts, and much more. This event is FREE to attend.
https://www.wattstowers.org/events

Chocolate Event Sept. 29
Taste artisan and gourmet chocolates and confections at the Los Angeles Chocolate Salon, which includes demonstrations, chef and author talks, and wine tasting at the Pasadena Convention Center. http://www.lachocolatesalon.com/

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August 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://www.laalmanac.com/agriculture/ag00.php

Brew at the Zoo Aug. 2
Sample craft beers, ciders, wines and grab a snack, while attending zoo keepers talks and visiting the animal stations. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online to guarantee a spot. https://www.lazoo.org/brew-at-the-lazoo/

Jackalope Summer Nights Aug. 2-3
This nighttime market features more than 200 craftsmen who will showcase their handmade pieces to attendees. Food trucks, games, and a beer garden are also included with the festivities. The event is located in Old Pasadena’s Central Park and is FREE to attend. https://www.jackalopeartfair.com/pasadena/

Downtown Burbank Car Classic Aug. 3
The Burbank Car Classic is a summer event you won’t want to miss. Gather your friends and head to San Fernando Blvd. to check out celebrity vehicles, classic cars, and auto vendors, in the SoCal sunshine.
https://dtnbur.com/event/downtown-burbank-car-classic-2019/

Long Beach Vegan Festival Aug. 3
Buy vegan food (containing no animal products), hear live music, see art installations, and shop from “earth-friendly” vendors at the Long Beach Vegan Festival on the lawn at The Pike Outlets. http://www.lbveganfest.com

Midsummer Scream Aug. 3-4
Enter if you dare and celebrate Halloween in July at the Midsummer Scream Festival in Long Beach. The ghoulish attractions include 76,000 square feet of entertainment, ghosts, vendors, and the famous Hall of Shadows. https://midsummerscream.org/

Wekfest Los Angeles 2019 Aug. 4
Nicknamed as the “dopest car show in America,” Wekfest is the premier auto show for car enthusiasts. The event is designed around highlighting car builders who rise above the standards, those who support authenticity and attention to detail. For spectators of the event, you will experience a gathering where community takes center stage and absorb valuable content for your very own automotive journey. http://wekfest-usa.com/

Long Beach Jazz Festival Aug. 9-11
Sit back and listen to top jazz performers at the Long Beach Jazz Festival in beautiful Rainbow Lagoon Park. http://longbeachjazzfestival.com/

Los Angeles Tea Festival Aug. 10-11
Come sip on top quality tea and engage in in-depth discussions and presentations on teas from every region. Try unique tea pairings, craft tea-infused cocktails, and boba while enjoying colorful performances and activities. This is an event for the whole family to enjoy! http://teafestivalla.com/

Model Train Show Aug. 10-11
The Great Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors, with bounce houses and a riding train for the kids at the Fairplex. Children age 11 and younger are FREE! http://trainshow.com/pomona/

Echo Park Rising Aug. 15-18
Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in it’s 9th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd., Glendale Blvd., Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and beyond. The event is FREE at all participating venues and you do NOT need tickets to attend. http://epr.la/

Manhattan Beach Open Aug. 16-18
Also known as the “Superbowl of Beach Volleyball,” the Manhattan Beach Open is a four-day tournament and the last of the California volleyball tournaments. Winners of the Manhattan Beach Open will receive an invitation to compete in the AVP Hawaii tournament. General Admission is FREE! More information can be found here: https://avp.com/event/gold-series-manhattan-beach-open/

LA Taco Festival Aug. 17
L.A. Taco & Beer Festival features unlimited tastes of craft beer and tacos, DJ music, additional food for sale, and art vendors at Los Angeles Center Studios for age 21+
http://www.latacofestival.com/

2019 Taste of Brews Long Beach Aug. 24
In its eighth year, the Taste of Brews will feature craft beer, hard cider, and food from dozens of California establishments. Tickets are available online and at the gates. More information can be found at https://10times.com/taste-brewsrievere

Free National Park Day Aug. 25
Admission is free at national parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks (including Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon). Expect more people and less parking than usual.
https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

End of Summer Celebration Aug. 28
The gardens stay open extra late for the End of Summer Celebration. Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of the The Flashdance DJs, wander through the gardens to the sounds of live music. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Bring your own flashlight! Tickets required. For more information, please visit  https://www.descansogardens.org/

Taste of Los Angeles Aug. 30-Sept. 1
Indulge on all the foods and flavors Los Angeles has to offer. Early Bird Tickets: Save $20 with offer code SAVE20. https://events.latimes.com/taste/

LA Fleet Week Aug. 30- Sept. 2
LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services over the Labor Day Weekend. Free to the public, the multi-day event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the LA Waterfront in San Pedro. Visitors enjoy public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft fly overs, live entertainment, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Galley Wars culinary competition between military branches, and all-around fun for the entire family. https://www.lafleetweek.com/

Los Angeles County Fair Aug. 30- Sept. 22
All of your fair favorites are returning to the Los Angeles County Fair. Carnival rides, games, farm animals, food, shopping, exhibits, concerts, and more! Children under five are always FREE. https://lacountyfair.com

July 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://www.laalmanac.com/agriculture/ag00.php

Street Food Cinema Ongoing
For dinner and a movie, all in one, just follow the food trucks. During the summer and fall, Street Food Cinema throws together a series of mostly outdoor parties that include screenings of some of our favorite movies, paired with an assortment of gourmet food
trucks and even a live music performance from a cool local band. The screenings are held in venues across LA, and alternate from week to week, so make sure to check the schedule. Some of the outdoor venues are dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your
four-legged cinema lover along. New this year are two overnight camping events that extend the movie screening into a fun summer camp experience for grown-ups. www.streetfoodcinema.com

Shakespeare in the Park Through Sept. 1
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival has pre-show activities before each performance at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. The 2019 productions are “Pericles” and “Twelfth Night.” Free to attend! http://www.iscla.org/festival-2019

Summer Nights Through Sept.
Enjoy your summer nights with FREE concerts! Presented by KCRW radio, this series of free concerts features live bands, dj’s, and other performances in outdoor venues.
http://summernights.kcrw.com/

Fourth of July Americafest at the Rose Bowl July 4
Americafest at the Rose Bowl is an explosive celebration of all things red, white and blue. From the classic American food, to a motorcycle stunt show, to the world-renowned fireworks display. The fireworks won’t shoot off until 9:00 p.m., but the Rose Bowl
will open at 2:00 p.m. www.rosebowlstadium.com

Fourth of July Block Party July 4
This Fourth of July, Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring scrumptious food trucks, live music and more. This event starts at 3:00 p.m. and concludes with the largest fireworks show in downtown Los Angeles!
https://culturela.org/event/grand-park-the-music-centers-fourthof-july-block-party/

Anime Expo July 4-7
The Anime Expo is a four-day event located at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Festivities include panels, cosplay, art, and dedicated areas for card and electronic gaming. Tickets are on sale on the event website and children under five are FREE!
http://www.anime-expo.org/

Greek Festival July 12-14
South Bay Greek Festival has music, games, dancing, and Greek food at St. Katherine’s Greek Church. https://www.sbgreekfestival.com/

Monster Jam July 12-14
Monster Jam is coming to the Staple Center in downtown LA! Get a taste of the action as drivers thrill audiences with more tricks, wheelies, donuts, and freestyling. Get your tickets today! https://www.staplescenter.com/events/detail/monsterjam19

Summer Nights in the Garden July 12 & 26
Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the Museum’s backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens – all while the beats from live music performances set the mood. https://nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-thegarden

Lotus Festival July 13-14
Celebrate the bloom of Echo Park Lake’s beloved floating flowers with the annual Lotus Festival. Expect plenty of food, music, dragon boat races and of course, the lotus flower beds in full bloom. The historic event celebrates the contributions of Asian Americans to LA, and this year, the 39th, will honor the Thai community. https://www.laparks.org/lotusfestival

Roaring Nights July 19
Roaring Nights is a party at the Zoo that features a cover band, DJ music, 15 food trucks, and bars at Los Angeles Zoo for age 21+. https://www.lazoo.org/roaringnights/

Westside Food & Wine Festival July 21
Taste food, wine, beer, and spirits from 25 makers with live music and kids’ activities at Westside Food & Wine Festival indoors and outdoors at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside. One child age 9 or younger free outdoors with each adult.
https://www.facebook.com/events/245176956384192/

Taste of Farmers Market July 23
Join us Tuesday, July 23 from 5:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. for our 11th Annual Taste of Farmers Market! Enjoy a “full” evening of mouthwatering tastes from over 50 of the Market’s top-rated restaurants, grocers and eateries.
https://www.farmersmarketla.com/events/eventDetail/Taste-ofFarmers-Market/182

Wizard of Oz Convention July 26-28
Celebrating the fictional Land of Oz, OzCon includes panel discussions, vendors, costumes, treasure hunts, and a banquet at Kellogg West Conference Center.
http://www.ozconinternational.com/our-next-convention.html

Oxnard Salsa Festival July 27-28
Spice up your summer this July at the Oxnard Salsa Festival! Sample craft and retail salsas, enjoy live music and dance the night away in this lively two-day event.
http://oxnardsalsafestival.com/

Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival July 27-28
Watch dragon boat races, visit food vendors, and see stage shows (Chinese acrobats, art, dance, music, and martial arts) at Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival at Marine Stadium.
http://www.lbdragonboat.com/

Spanish Festival July 31-Aug. 4
Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebrates the Spanish history of Santa Barbara with dance performances, live music, an arts & crafts show, Mexican cuisine, courthouse tours, a historical parade Friday at noon, and a children’s parade Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
This event is FREE to attend. https://oldspanishdays-fiesta.org/

June 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Lummis Day Festival May 31-June 2
Celebrate the history and ethnic diversity of northeast Los Angeles at this annual music, dance and art festival. The three-day affair honors the late Charles Lummis, the journalist who founded the Southwest Museum, hand-built his own home (the Lummis House) and defended Native American rights and culture. www.lummisday.org

Last Remaining Seats June 1-29
The L.A. Conservancy offers a delightful summer time machine in the form of live entertainment and classic films, screened across Downtown’s grand old movie palaces throughout the month of June. www.laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats

LAWineFest June 1-2
This year we’re at an exciting new location in Long Beach – The Pike Outlets by the historic Ferris Wheel. The 14th Annual Fest combines tastes of wines from California and around the Globe. The ‘Celebration of All Things Wine’ offers tastes from dozens of wineries, numerous craft breweries, plus artisan boutiques, gourmet food trucks for purchase and live music each day. www.lawinefest.com

Dia de San Juan Festival June 2
Hear live salsa and Latin music, shop for crafts, and eat Caribbean food at Dia de San Juan Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Children 10 and younger free. http://www.fiestalegre.com/

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2019 June 3-9
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases films from Greek filmmakers worldwide. It promotes Greek cinema throughout the U.S. and acts as a cultural exchange between Greek filmmakers and Hollywood. The festival screens an eclectic lineup of films from a variety of genres and offers up an entertaining after party, wine tasting event and awards show. www.lagff.org

HopeWalk 5K and Kids Healthy Activity Fair June 8
Healthy Living is a Family Affair. Join the Fight against childhood obesity and diabetes! Our Annual HopeWalk & Kids Healthy Activity Fair is committed to bringing families together for a day focused on family, fun and fitness. Local restaurants provide healthy food options; families walk and have a great day. https://www.hands4hope.org/event/hopewalk/

Jazz Festival June 8-9
Artists scheduled to perform include Angélique Kidjo, Boz Scaggs, The Maceo Parker Big Band, Sheila E., Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, Harold López-Nussa, Sona Jobarteh, and Benny Golson’s 90th Birthday Quartet plus many more! George Lopez to host.
https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/playboy-jazz-festival-2019/

Los Angeles River Ride June 9
Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of bicycling along the LA River and through DTLA to Long Beach. With five rides to choose from, ranging from 2 to 100 miles, there’s an experience for everyone at the LA River Ride!
http://la-bike.org/bike_ride/river-ride/

E3 June 11-13
Unlike PAX or locally-based IndieCade, E3 was never really meant for gamers. After all, this video game mecca that glues salivating gamers around the world to their computers was technically an industry-only event. But lucky for you, the video game convention is offering a limited number of consumer passes. Even if you don’t manage to procure a badge, there are enough party tents, promo trucks and swag bags hanging around Figueroa to make a visit worthwhile—and once you’ve seen the gridlocked crowds and endless lines of the sensory overload inside, that might just be the best way to enjoy E3. www.e3expo.com/

K-Town Night Market June 14-15
Hear live music on stage, and shop for Korean food and products at the Ktown Night Market at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. No pets. Children age 3 and younger are free. https://www.ktownnightmarket.com/

Pasadena Chalk Festival June 15-16
Admire beautiful chalk art on concrete at the Pasadena Chalk Festival, which has kids’ activities, animation art, live music, and a Sunday car show at Paseo Colorado outdoor mall. Free. https://pasadenachalkfestival.com/

Celebrate Father’s Day June 16
Father’s Day is June 16, 2019. Here is a collection of restaurants to take dad to this year.
https://www.opentable.com/s/promolist?metroId=6&promoid=85

Los Angeles Design Festival 2019 June 20-23
Los Angeles is a creative mecca of sorts, but not only in the entertainment industry. The Design Festival brings creative talent together to showcase the seemingly infinite possibilities in art and design. For two weeks, Los Angeles comes alive to celebrate those whose creations inspire even more creativity. https://www.ladesignfestival.org

Paddleboard Races June 22-23
Watch paddle boarders & swimmers race for cash prizes, lifeguards run and row rescue boats, and volleyball players compete at Santa Monica Pier 360, with live bands, hula dancers, kids’ activities, a beer garden, and a rum bar at the Santa Monica Pier. Free. https://santamonicapier.org/pier360/

LA Food Fest June 29
A ticket to L.A. Food Fest includes all food and beverages from 100 “hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands, plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, an iced coffee lounge, and an ice cream social” with entertainment on the infield at Santa Anita Park. https://www.lafoodfest.com/

Annual Pirate Invasion & Mermaid Festival June 29-30
Pirate Invasion Long Beach where 1000’s of costumed Pirates and 3 Pirate ships will descend on the Shoreline Park for 2 days of all things Pirate. Sword fights, cannon and musket battles, a treasure hunt, adult, and children’s costume contest, an interactive kid’s zone, arts and craft vendors, live and DJ entertainment on our stages, food and grog, a living history encampment, a live production of “Treasure Island”, and this year we’ve added more mermaids, and have a Mermaid themed village .
http://www.pirateinvasionlongbeach.com/

California Watermelon Festival June 29-30
California Watermelon Festival has weird watermelon games like “watermelon skiing,” food vendors, cooking demos, a BMX bike show, kids’ shows and activities, and bands at Hansen Dam Soccer Fields. https://www.watermelonfest.org/

May 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Renaissance Pleasure Faire Through May 19
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight, where worlds coexist and dreams come to life! Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians and entertainers, juggling jokers and jesters, willful wenches, and jousting knights are ready to celebrate!
www.showclix.com/event/renaissance-pleasure-faire

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie Festival 2019 Through Sept.
Good luck trying to think of something better than Eat|See|Hear, which is exactly what it sounds like: popular movies shown outside on the biggest screen West of the Mississippi, food from local food trucks and local bands providing pre-show entertainment all summer long. Catch them every Saturday from May until September, and don’t forget to bring your pup to this dog-friendly event! www.eatseehear.com

The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show May 3-4
The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 150 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays for age 21+
http://www.pancakesandbooze.com/losangeles/

Long Beach Seafood Festival May 4
The new event Long Beach Seafood Festival promises vendors selling $5 samples and full meals, a beer garden for adults, life-size games, and both live and DJ music at Shoreline Aquatic Park. http://www.lbseafoodfest.com/

Derby Day LA May 4
Wear a stylish hat and derby attire to the Kentucky Derby Viewing Party & Opening Day 2019. This event includes gourmet food trucks, craft cocktails for sale, polo matches, lawn games, and a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby at Will Rogers State Historic Park. http://www.derbydayla.com/

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation May 4
Join us on Saturday, May 4th in Culver City for an unforgettable afternoon of unlimited bites and sips from LA’s best restaurants and drink purveyors.
https://events.nokidhungry.org/events/los-angeles-taste-nation/

Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles May 5
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles with our guide to the best tacos, Mexican grub, cocktails, festivals and more. Click on the link to see a full guide for your Cinco de Mayo festivities. https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca–los-angeles/cinco-de-mayo/

Los Angeles VegFest 2019 May 5
The one-day event features 100 exhibitors and organizations presenting earth-friendly product demos, 50 food booths and trucks, a beer and wine garden, animal adoptions, an art avenue with works focused on showing compassion for Mother Earth and more! https://vegfestla.org

Lightning in a Bottle May 8-13
You’ll need to trek up to the Central Coast for this annual event, but where else can you find a sustainable, vegetarian festival dedicated to equal parts music, food, art, yoga and wellness? Expect to do some serious soul-searching during this six-day retreat, all while immersing yourself in everything from guest speakers, food workshops, health and healing workshops and much more! www.lightninginabottle.org/

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings May 11-26
It isn’t summer in L.A. until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze. http://cinespia.org

Mother’s Day Specials May 12
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Mother’s Day. https://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=6&pid=77

NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival 2019 May 18
National Latino Peace Officers Association, San Gabriel Valley’s Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival is a food festival that is a fundraiser where all proceeds benefit the NLPOA 2020 College Scholarship Fund. www.fiestaandcraftbeer.com

Long Beach Pride 2019 May 18-19
Long Beach Pride celebrates love of all kinds and is the annual LGBT pride festival in the area. Live music coupled with passion for universal acceptance keeps this festival pulsing. www.longbeachpride.com

Beverly Hills Art Show May 18-19
The free show features art by over 245 artists from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and print making.
http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/

Museums of the Arroyo Day May 19
Explore six historical museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena free of charge! http://www.mota.dreamhosters.com/

Los Angeles Salsa Festival May 24-26
Los Angeles Salsa Festival promises “the best Latin bands, dancers, and instructors of our generation,” with more than 80 performances at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport.
http://losangelessalsafestival.com/

Memorial Day Parade May 27
The 29th Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade is a wonderful tradition that allows our community comes together to honor our fallen and the families of those gave that gave their lives to insure our freedom. Our theme every year is “Saluting the Price of Freedom”. It will include marching bands, equestrians, floats and many military displays.
https://culturela.org/event/29th-annual-memorial-day-parade-in-canoga-park/

April 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets/

Easter Egg Hunts Through April
A list of egg hunts and spring activities in Los Angeles County!
http://www.easteregghuntsandeasterevents.org/CAla.php

L.A. Beer Festival Apr. 6
A ticket to L.A. Beer Festival [sound] includes samples of 200 beers from 80 breweries, live bands, DJ dance music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck vendors outdoors at Los Angeles Center Studios. www.labeerfest.la

Champagne on Main Apr. 6
The Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair in Ventura is a FREE street fair with live music and a $50 wine walk which includes champagne on Main Street! https://www.champagneonmain.com/

Foodie Con Apr. 6-7
A ‘Comic-Con’ for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event offers attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more. https://www.foodiecon.org/

Scandinavian Festival Apr. 6-7
The 44th Annual Scandinavian festival is to feature authentic food, music, singing, dancing, games, and crafts from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland in Thousand Oaks! https://scandinavianfest.org/

Ukrainian Pysanka Festival Apr. 7
Learn how to make beautiful Easter eggs​, see crafts on display, and taste Ukrainian food at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Enjoy traditional Ukrainian food, music, dancing, and crafts. This event is FREE to attend! https://www.facebook.com/uccla/posts/2485831941490341

Montrose Food & Brewfest Apr. 7
Taste beer from 50 breweries and food from 20 restaurants at Montrose Food & Brewfest at 2200 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose for age 21+. http://brewfest.montrosechamber.org/

Sustainable Wine & Dinner Series Apr. 11
Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability. Each evening focuses on a different topic and features conversations with a curator or keeper, up-close animal encounters, and wine introductions from winery representatives. https://www.lazoo.org/sustainablewinedinners/

The Taste of the Valley Apr. 11
Over 1,000 connoisseurs from all over the Valley will gather to experience the ultimate in dining indulgence from local restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. Enjoy the evening in our beautiful 20,000 square-foot garden venue at Westfield Topanga. All tastings included in price of ticket. Net proceeds will benefit the Valley Cultural Foundation. http://www.valleycultural.org/taste-of-the-valley/

Earth Day Apr. 11
Discover how to live green at Earth Day LA, with displays, performances, food vendors, recycled art, health exhibitors, and free trees (while they last if you have city of L.A. ID) in Grand Park.  https://grandparkla.org/event/earth-day-l-a-2019/

Classic Film Festival Apr. 11-14
Join us for the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating the representation of the written word on the silver screen. From original screenplays to unique adaptations to portrayals of writers real and imagined, we will celebrate the foundation of great film: the written word. http://filmfestival.tcm.com/

Taste of South Pasadena Apr. 16
Spend time with your neighbors and enjoy a relaxing evening on the town exploring our fabulous city and our terrific food. Sample dishes from 29 local restaurants and sip wine from 15 craft wineries! https://www.tasteofsouthpasadena.com/

Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk Apr. 27
The family-friendly Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk features 60 acts on 16 stages, outdoor art installations, food trucks, and a beer and wine garden in downtown South Pasadena. Free. http://theeclectic.rocks/

Cherry Blossom Festival Apr. 27-28
Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/673/Cherry-Blossom-Festival

California Poppy Festival Apr. 27-28
Celebrate the state flower at California Poppy Festival, which has live music and dance on two stages, arts & crafts, food vendors, a farmer’s market, animal attractions, health exhibits, and a Sunday car show! http://www.poppyfestival.com/

Jackalope Pasadena Apr. 27-28
A weekend shopping destination featuring over 200 local, curated and hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more. https://www.jackalopeartfair.com/visitpasadena

Fiesta Broadway Apr. 28
Billed as America’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival, Fiesta Broadway features Latin American food, live entertainment, and carnival games on the streets west of Los Angeles City Hall. Free. http://allaccess-la.com/fiesta-broadway/

Taste of the Eastside Apr. 28
Taste of the Eastside is a food and drink festival featuring two dozen Eastside restaurants with live and DJ music at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. http://tasteoftheeastside.com/

Los Angeles March 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

Cinderella: The Musical Through Mar. 24
It’s the all-time favorite, internationally acclaimed Family Theatre Series fairy tale, a classic tale with a twist offering romantics from all walks of life the chance to try on the glass slipper and help Cinderella find her happily-ever-after. For tickets and showtimes
please visit: https://www.santamonicaplayhouse.com/cinderella.html

CicLAvia Mar. 3
Join us for the first CicLAvia of 2019! On March 3rd Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. This event is
FREE to attend and will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
http://www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_culver_city_meets_mar_vista_palms

L.A. Festival of Colors Mar. 9-10
L.A.’s Festival of Colors brings the traditional Indian custom of Holi—during which revelers douse each other in colorful powder as a way to welcome spring—to the West coast. There will also be Bhangra (group Punjabi folk dancing) and performances by
world-music phenoms. http://www.festivalofcolorsla.com/

Almond Blossom Festival Mar. 9-10
Almond Blossom Festival has arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival rides, live music, and a car show at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. This event is FREE to attend.
http://www.destinationantelopevalley.com/pages/abf

Arcade Expo Mar. 15-17
Bump and tilt your way to pinball wizardry at the Arcade Expo. This three-day tournament and expo at the Museum of Pinball (700 S Hathaway) in Banning includes free play on 1,100 modern and retro arcade cabinets and pinball machines.
http://www.arcadeexpo.com/

PaleyFest Mar. 15-24
PaleyFest is the premier television festival in the country—a must-attend entertainment event produced by The Paley Center for Media that brings you together with the talent behind your favorite TV shows. Join us at the world-renowned Dolby Theatre,
as the hottest stars delight fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops, hilarious anecdotes, and breaking news stories. Enjoy a screening followed by a discussion with your favorite stars live on stage, capped off by a Q & A with the audience.
https://media.paleycenter.org

25th Annual Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 16.
It’s no emerald seaside, but Hermosa Beach injects a bit of Irish spirit into the coastal city for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Bagpipers, marching bands, cars decked out in green and festive pups from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California all make
their way across the seven-block route. http://business.hbchamber.net

Calabasas Shamrock Shuffle Mar. 16
Don’t miss out on the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in town! Run, jog, or walk along the beautiful streets of Calabasas this St. Patty’s Day during the Shamrock Shuffle 5K or Fun Run! After the race, enjoy the Irish Festival in Aguoura Hills with Irish music, games, food, a beer garden, and much more. The post-race St. Patrick’s Day
celebration is FREE! https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Calabasas/CalabasasShamrockShuffle

Pasadena Spring Home Show Mar. 16-17
At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you’ll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence. More importantly, we want you to be
excited for all the fantastic possibilities that come with your project!
https://www.pasadenahomeshow.com/

L.A. Nature Fest Mar. 16-17
The Natural History Museum is celebrating that amazing urban wilderness with garden tours, nature walks and early morning bird walks. Come out over two days for music and family-friendly performances, as well as crafts and animal presentations.
http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/la-nature-fest

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Bar Crawl Mar. 17
Taking place in TWO locations (downtown L.A. and Hollywood) is the very anticipated St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Dress in green and enjoy a pint, Irish cuisine, music, and other
festivities to celebrate the day. Get your tickets today!
https://www.hollywoodclubcrawl.com/st-patricks-day

Inflatable Run & Festival Mar. 23
When you arrive at The Inflatable Run & Festival, you won’t have to wait in the registration line because your items were sent directly to your door. So you stroll through the entry gate; you look around at all the inflatable attractions, and decide to start with your first 1-mile lap on the inflatable obstacle course.
https://www.theinflatablerun.com/los-angeles/

13th Annual Airport ArtWalk Mar. 23
The Annual Airport ArtWalk in Santa Monica showcases the artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars. Featuring art and ceramic demonstrations, theater and art workshops, live music and food
trucks, the ArtWalk offers a fun-filled day of artistic exploration. Best
of all, this event is FREE to attend. https://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/

LA Marathon Mar. 24
Kicking off at Dodgers Stadium, this annual parade of physical endurance and community spirit winds its way through 26.2 miles of L.A., culminating at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. More than 25,000 runners will participate, and even if you aren’t one of them, being a spectator can be an exhilarating experience as well. http://www.lamarathon.com

Latin Food Fest Mar. 29-30
Come and celebrate our 7th annual Hispanic culinary extravaganza! Enjoy celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, tasty appetizers, beer, wine, spirits, live music, and MUCH more. https://latinfoodfest.com/events-los-angeles/