Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
Street Food Cinema July 7-July 28
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.
Fourth of July Americafest at the Rosebowl 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. Independence Day, at which time access to a gold mine of inflatable rides, games and crafts will be available for kid-friendly fun. Parking for the event will cost $20, but you can make it worth your while with an afternoon of tailgating outside the stadium. www.rosebowlstadium.com
Fourth of July Block Party July 4
This Fourth of July, Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring scrumptious food truck fare, live music and more. The music begins while the sun is still high in the sky, so bring yourself an all-day picnic—no booze allowed, only empty water bottles—
and relax. Your four-legged friends are totally invited, and, best of all, the event is Metro accessible. http://grandparkla.org/event/july4-block-party-2018
Anime Expo July 6
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 $60 a one-day adult pass and $105 for a four-day adult pass.
Dirty Bird BBQ 2018 July 8
The Dirty Bird BBQ, hosted by Dirtybird Records, is a massive summer barbecue party, featuring DJ Claude VonStroke with special guests Justin Jay, Christian Martin, and Dateless B2B Lucati. More musical artists are to be announced. The party starts
at 2:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Summer Nights in the Garden July 13-27
The Los Angeles Natural History Museum is continuing its Summer Nights in the Garden in July. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., listen to live music, sip on an ice-cold cocktail, picnic, or just relax in the gardens. For more information, please visit
Urban Badlands- Gemma Castro | The Altons | The Steady 45s July 14
Experience musical and cultural bliss at this fun and funky music event. From Latin soul to soulful oldies, this is an event to mark your calendar for!
Summer Train Festival July 15
Join dozens of train fanatics at this year’s Summer Train Festival at Union Station. The festival is to feature vintage train engines and cars from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 5+ and children under five are
Lotus Festival July 14-15
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 38th, will honor the Chinese community. https://www.laparks.org/lotusfestival
Symphonic Thursdays in Marina del Rey July 26-Aug. 23
Enjoy those hot summer nights with FREE music at Marina del Rey’s Burton Chance Park! Seating is first-come, first-serve and attendees may bring blankets, lawn chairs, dinner, or snacks! Pets are welcome as well! The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and will
conclude in August!
Hershey Felder: Beethoven July 27- Aug. 12
Starting July 27, artist Hershey Felder is bringing Beethoven to life during his stunning performance, featuring “Moonlight Sonata,” selections from the 5th and 9th symphonies, and other famous works by the composer. Visit the Wallis Annenberg Center for the
Performing Arts website for more information. http://thewallis.org/beethoven
California Watermelon Festival July 28-29
Get ready for your slice of happiness at the California Watermelon Festival the weekend of July 28-29 in Lake View Terrace at the Hansen Dam Soccer Complex in the San Fernando Valley. All day fun includes free watermelon, delicious foods, carnival rides and attractions, games, contests, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, and the newest attraction – watermelon skiing! Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10 :00 p.m.. www.watermelonfest.org
Oxnard Salsa Festival July 28-29
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.
California Pizza Festival July 28-29
Introducing the VERY FIRST California Pizza Festival! This twoday
event will be held in downtown Los Angeles, featuring 30
pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and Naples,
Italy! Pizza connoisseurs, come hungry and get ready to feast on
Neapolitan, Sicilian, New York, gluten free, and vegan options!
Midsummer Scream July 29-30
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/