Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/