Los Angeles February 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Romantic Gondola Rides Ongoing
What could be more romantic than sitting together in a gondola as you cruise a scenic waterway? Gondolas D’Amore in Marina del Rey will take you on a romantic ride around the marina. Candlelight and light music set the tone as you snuggle -up with your Valentine while enjoying appetizers, wine, or champagne. https://www.gondolasdamore.com/

Dinosaur Encounters Weekends Through February
Get close to a living, breathing dinosaur! Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM’s life-size dinosaur puppets. Each presenter focuses on a different topic, including theories on dinosaur behavior, extinction, adaptation, and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. Please note these are not small hand puppets. The Museum’s puppets are very large, realistic interpretations of wild animals. Please prepare small children accordingly. https://nhm.org

Museum Free-for-All at Descanso Gardens Feb. 2
Descanso Gardens opens its doors for Museums Free-for-All and and invites visitors to explore the Gardens free of charge. Visit the museum website to reserve your tickets (free admission is applied at checkout when booking online). www.descansogardens.org

One Love Cali Reggae Fest Feb. 8-10
One Love Cali Reggae Fest is a three day festival that will take place at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, CA. Some of this year’s performers include the Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Rebelution and more. www.onelovecalifest.com

Los Angeles A Capella Festival Feb. 8-10
Performances by The House Jacks and Top Shelf, plus competitions, workshops and master classes are on tap during this three-day event. For more information please visit
http://la-af.com/

Cupid’s Undie Run Feb. 9
We run in our undies because those affected with neurofibromatosis (NF) can’t cover up their tumors to feel more comfortable, so why should we? So start a team of your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards too!). https://cupids.org/

Valentine’s Day Tea Feb. 9
Don your hats, gloves, and finery for Tea & Tunes Luncheon, “an enchanting afternoon of specially selected teas, an elegant light luncheon, and live music”. Reservations are required. Please call (310) 548-2005 for further information.
www.thebanningmuseum.org

Gold Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival Feb. 9
Join in one of L.A.’s oldest traditions at the 120th Annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival in Chinatown. The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in Southern California. Families can enjoy activities for the kids, traditional foods, live entertainment, and much more. http://www.lagoldendragonparade.com/

Los Angeles Bachata Festival 2019 Feb. 14-18
The Los Angeles Bachata Festival is the perfect dance festival for those looking to show off their bailando skills while learning a thing or two from seasoned dance instructors.
www.labachatafestival.com

Superfine! LA Feb. 14-17
Rent a convertible and a bungalow in the hills (or a hip downtown loft; or a room at The Standard – the options abound!) and spin your wheels down to Magic Box where Superfine! LA will take residence in February 2019. Thousands of works from top west coast and global new contemporary artists coupled with the accessible, transparent Superfine! approach make Superfine! LA a must-stop for those looking to discover and take home great new art. www.superfine.world/los-angeles

Modernism Week Feb. 14-24
Fans of mid-century-modern architecture, design and culture will enjoy the home tours (on foot and via bus), symposiums, lectures, film screenings art events and martini parties featured at this showcase that’s uniquely Palm Springs. Other events include “Modern Love” opening night party and a vintage trailer show. www.modernismweek.com

Night Dive Feb. 15
This adult-only event features live DJs, local bands, cocktails, food, and dancing at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Tickets are $17.65 (food and drinks sold separately) and it’s FREE Aquarium members! http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/night_dive/

2019 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show Feb. 16-17
Figure out where to go on your next trip at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 16-17, you’ll meet destination experts from around the globe to help you personalize your perfect journey. https://travelshows.com/shows/los-angeles/

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k & 10k Feb. 16-17
The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Festival is returning for another year of celebration and fun activities! The event will take place February 16-17 with various activities throughout the weekend. Highlights include the 20/40 mile bike ride, 5k run/walk, 10k run/walk and the Kiddie Run. www.firecracker10k.org

Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles 2019 Feb 22-23
Indulge yourself in some of LA’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Art for Trauma, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping trauma victims find a path to recovery through artistic expression and human connections. https://www.eventbrite. com/e/chocolate-and-art-show-los-angeles-february-22-23-2019-tickets-50507004811

African American Festival Feb. 23-24
The 16h Annual African American Festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers. www.aquariumofpacific.org

Santa Monica Wine Festival Feb. 23-24
The Santa Monica Wine Fest is a two-day celebration of wine in Santa Monica, California. From crisp, refreshing whites to deep-flavored reds, whatever your preferred grape, you’ll find plenty to discover and love at the Santa Monica Wine Fest.
https://santamonicawinefest.com/

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Los Angeles January 2019 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Melrose Trading Post Every Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, it’s much more than a mere flea market: live music, a food court, local LA artists and musicians, and expansive grounds bring people out to wile away the day, chat with old friends, and yes, be seen. Fortunately, the Trading Post is also a world-class flea market. With the right balance of new and old, expensive and affordable, the many vendors hustling artwork, succulents, and vintage jackets fill a startlingly expansive space in an urban epicenter.
https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/events/melrose-trading-post-community-flea-market-2019

Rose Bowl Parade Jan. 1
The 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8 AM on January 1, 2019, and will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Blvd.
https://tournamentofroses.com/events-calendar/the-130th-rose-parade

Rose Bowl Jan. 1
The 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will be held on January 1, 2019. The game will feature a traditional match up of teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten. Come early and enjoy pre-game activities including tailgates, Rose Queen and Royal Court appearances, and more.
https://tournamentofroses.com/events-calendar/the-105th-rose-bowl-game/

Yoga Expo Jan. 5
The Yoga Expo is an all-day yoga event at the Pasadena Convention Center, featuring local & national teachers. Studios showcase their unique styles of mind & body practice. The Yoga Expo serves as a platform to empower and strengthen the local yoga community. Connect with local teachers, bring a friend (or make one), explore yoga studios in your area, and taste local and sustainable food & beverages.
https://theyogaexpo.org/event_los_angeles

Bricks LA Jan. 5-6
Bricks L.A. is a convention for fans of LEGO. Buy a ticket to see their amazing creations and make your own on the weekend at Pasadena Convention Center. Tickets start at $5 and children under five are FREE! http://www.bricksla.com/

New Year’s Race Jan. 6
Celebrate the new year by joining the 10K or 5K New Year’s Race, which has music, food trucks, and a beer garden at Grand Park.  http://www.newyearsrace.com/

Boat Show Jan. 10-13
See a wide variety of boats at Los Angeles Boat Show [sound], including performance boats, wakesports boats, deck boats, personal watercraft, sport fishing boats, runabouts, cabin cruisers, dinghies, inflatables, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at the Fairplex. http://www.losangelesboatshow.com/

Winter DineLA 2019 Jan. 11-25
It’s baaaack. DineLA returns for its annual winter edition for a full 15 days, featuring 400 of L.A. restaurants offering discounted lunch and dinner meals. Lunch menus range from $15-$35 for two courses and dinners range from $29-$99+ for three courses. Prices and dining schedules vary by restaurant. Please contact the restaurant directly to make a reservation and view the menu.
www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week

Foster the Future Jan. 12
The 4th Annual Foster The Future 5/10K Run/Walk & Youth Wellness Festival is coming to Pasadena, California just south of the world famous Rose Bowl! Join us on January 12, 2019 for this is a wonderful wellness opportunity to help support the Journey House of Pasadena which provides transitional services to emancipating youth. http://www.fosterthefuturerun.com

Chinese Business Exhibition Jan. 19-20
After more than 30 years of continuous growth and transformation, there are now six exhibition halls and more than 1,000 exhibitors, attracting hundreds of thousands of representatives from different countries and different ethnic groups every year, becoming the largest trade show for overseas Asians. From the food court to the performance stage, the merchants cover everything from clothing and food to entertainment. http://www.asianamericanexpo.com/home/index

LA Art Show Jan. 23-27
The Los Angeles Art Show is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country—there’s something for everyone here, from art history majors to avant-garde gallery owners. The show is broadly divided into Modern & Contemporary and Traditional Contemporary sections. The event will feature top galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, special exhibits, and after-parties, and beginning with a benefit opening night premiere party. www.laartshow.com/

Fitness Expo Jan. 26-27
See martial arts, power-lifting, strongman, and wrestling competitions plus 200 vendors of fitness products and services at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This family-friendly event provides the opportunity to discover new health and wellness products, access cooking classes, meet fitness celebrities and much more!
https://www.thefitexpo.com/la.shtml

Uncorked Wine Festival Jan. 26
More than 200 wines plus wineries, food trucks, music and a beautiful setting—sounds like a perfect Saturday to us. Uncorked Wine Fest returns to Union Station on January 26, sending wine fiends into a frenzy with some incredible varietals. Tickets include admission and wine tastings. Food is sold separately and pets are prohibited.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncorked-la-wine-fest-tickets-51661824909

Griffith Park Half Marathon & 5K Jan. 27
Half Marathon and 5K road race through iconic Griffith Park, plus an expo with music, local vendors and fun for the whole family! Both courses are USATF Certified! All proceeds benefit Los Angeles City Parks.
https://www.laparksfoundation.org/laparks_events/griffith-park-half-marathon-5k/

Holiday Lights 2018

Holiday Lights in Los Angeles 2018

Los Angeles Holiday Lights

There are many places to view the wonderful sights of Los Angeles’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.
ALTADENA Christmas Tree Lane, Santa Rosa Ave, between Woodbury Ave. & Altadena Dr. | 1980 Mendocino Ln. BEVERLY HILLS Rodeo Dr., between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire Blvd
EL SEGUNDO El Segundo Candy Cane Lane, 1200 E. Acacia Ave. La Cañada Enchanted Forest of Light 1418 Descanso Dr.
LONG BEACH Christmas Tree Lane, Daisy Ave & W Willow St. | Canals of Naples, E 2nd St. & E Naples Plz.
LOS ANGELES The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Dr. | The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr. | LA Zoo Lights, 5333 Zoo Dr. | Moonlight Forest- LA Arboretum | Union Station | Grand Park’s Winter Glow, http://grandparkla. org/event/grand-parks-winter-glow/
MANHATTAN BEACH Pier Lighting, 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
MARINA DEL REY Venice Canals, 115 S. Casey Key Road
PALM DESERT A Desert Delight Worth the Drive: WildLights, 38101 Portola Ave.
PASADENA Upper Hastings Ranch, N. Sierra Madre Blvd. & Riviera Dr.
RESEDA Block-long Light Tunnel, 7300 Yolanda Avenue
SAN MARINO Christmas Tree Lane, E. California Blvd. at S. Fair Oaks Ave. | St. Alban’s Rd.
SAN PEDRO Los Angeles Harbor Boat Parade, 1200 Nagoya Way http://laharborholidayafloat.org/
SANTA CLARITA Follow the link to a list and Google map of the numerous (10+) neighborhoods in Santa Clarita: https://santaclaritaguide.com/HolidaySCV.html
SANTA MONICA Winterlit Celebration, Wilshire Blvd & 3rd Street Promenade
SHERMAN OAKS A Prize Winner: Lights On Display, 3901 Longview Valley Rd.
TORRANCE Sleepy Hollow, 23220 Robert Rd.
WALNUT Lights on Miracle Hill – A Christmas Promise, 18901 Amar Road | Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Rd.
WOODLAND HILLS Candy Cane Lane, Lubao Ave & Oxnard St.
VENICE Venice Canals, 115 S. Casey Key Rd.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/holiday-lights-los-angeles
www.timeout.com
www.santaclaritaguide.com
www.redtri.com/los-angeles

Los Angeles December 2018 Events

Los Angeles December 2018 Event Calendar | California Title Company

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Hanukkah Celebrations Through December
A list of Hanukkah celebrations in and around Los Angeles
https://momsla.com/20-hanukkah-celebrations-around-los-angeles/
  

LA Zoo Lights Through Jan. 6
Whether you like your holidays on the traditional side or served with a twist, you’ll find plenty of eye-popping, jaw-dropping wonder at L.A. Zoo Lights, which is delivering seasonal sights, sounds and delights nightly. Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. http://www.lazoolights.org

Enchanted Forest of Light Through Jan. 7
As the days get darker, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. Visitors will stroll along a one-mile walk through the Gardens to experience the most beloved collections of Descanso illuminated in glorious color. Some of these displays will be interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds. The Enchanted Forest https://www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/about-enchanted/

Smorgasburg LA Through Dec. 23
Indulge your inner foodie and shopaholic at this weekly food-focused market. The Brooklyn export has landed in the Arts District and become a hotbed of fantastic food and retail vendors, with some that are testing out their dishes before launching a full-blown brick-and-mortar in the city. BONUS: Find free, two hour parking in the nearby garage! https://www.timeout.com/losangeles/things-to-do/smorgasburg-la

Holiday Lamplight Celebration Dec. 1-2
As a guest, you must solve the mystery! It is Christmas Eve in 1918 and Alma Whitaker is missing. Bertram & Bloom, Private Inquiry Agents are on the case and hope to have the case wrapped up before Christmas morning. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3759617  

Festival of Carols Dec. 8 and 15
This season, we’ll leave the singing to the pros. Join the Los Angeles Master Chorale for all of your favorite holiday carols in concert at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. One hundred and ten singers will belt out “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” “The First Noel,” “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and more to get you in the festive spirit. http://lamasterchorale.org/festival-of-carols

Marina Del Rey Boat Parade Dec. 8
Feel as though you’ve escaped to a small-town fishing village with the 55th anniversary of the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade. Bring a blanket and gather around Fisherman’s Village or Burton Chace Park to watch as 70 boats glide through the marina with holiday lights and decorations in competition. Categories include Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Band, Best Lights and more. The festivities begin at 5:55 p.m. with fireworks, and the boat parade starts at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine.  http://mdrboatparade.org

Echo Park Craft Fair  Dec. 8-9
Reserve a spot in your weekend for the latest installment of this Pinterester’s Utopia. Hosted at the 5,000-square-foot Mack Sennett Studios, the Echo Park Craft Fair returns, welcoming artsy Eastsiders for a feast of hand-dyed clothing and delicately concocted bath oils, one-of-a-kind ceramics, weavings, jewelry and beyond. http://echoparkcraftfair.com

Renegade Craft Fair Dec. 8-9
Shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while shopping, eat from exceptional food trucks and end the day with a cocktail. https://www.renegadecraft.com/fair/los-angeles-winter

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Dec. 9
The Holiday Fireworks have, over an entire generation, become part of the very heart and soul of the Manhattan Beach community. This event is FREE to attend and the show will go on rain or shine! http://mbfireworks.com

Sips & Sweets Dec. 14
Taste treats from 40 of the city’s top bakers and mixologists (chosen by LA Weekly) at Sips & Sweets, which includes a live DJ, music, and a craft market among vintage autos at Petersen Automotive Museum. https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1542068   

Hanukkah Celebration Dec. 18
Take part in the Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony and enjoy live entertainment, hot drinks, traditional Hanukkah food and crafts for the kids. The event is FREE and open to the public. https://lovebeverlyhills.com/events/view/hanukkah-celebrationevent-at-two-rodeo-drive

Holiday Sing Along Dec. 22
Strike the harp and join the chorus with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Hall. The seasonal program offers two performances, with a special guest to-be-named taking the stage to recite holiday poems. A festive sing-along of holiday classics by the Angeles Chorale will include provided lyric sheets just in case you forget how many “fa-la-la-la’s” are in “Deck the Halls.” https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/315/2018-12-22/holiday-sing-along/ 

LA County Holiday Celebration Dec. 24
As Los Angeles’ largest multicultural holiday celebration, the 59th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, provides Angelenos of all ages an opportunity to come together during the holidays to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. During the free event, many diverse L.A. – based artists and community groups showcase their talent, artistry and traditions on The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. https://www.musiccenter.org/tickets/events-by-the-music-center/holidaycelebration/ 

Prohibition NYE  Dec. 31
Travel back to the 1920’s for this massive Prohibition era themed NYE party, set in Downtown’s 1930’s Art Deco marvel, Union Station. The Main Concourse serves as the decadent celebration’s backdrop, featuring live DJ sets and jazz, burlesque dancers, custom cocktails and champagne. Roaring Twenties attire is encouraged (think: flapper dresses, feathered headbands, tuxedos, top hats and spats); formal attire is required. See our photos from Prohibition New Year’s Eve. http://prohibitionnye.com

Los Angeles November 2018 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt Through Nov. 30
The Botanic Garden’s residents love snacking on the seasonal pumpkin patch so much that it’s hidden away! Kids, however, can discover where the pumpkin patch is by visiting the birdhouses to collect clues to lead them to the patch. https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org

Dia de los Muertos Nov. 1-4
Come see the Day of the Dead Exhibits in downtown Los Angeles and learn about the culture of this Latin American holiday. Dia De Los Muertos fills the open spaces of Grand Park with 50 fantastic altars and art exhibitions to honor the dearly departed. Explore on your own (5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or take a 30-minute lunchtime tour led by artists. http://grandparkla.org/event/grand-park-dia-de-los-muertosaltars/

Pancakes & Booze Art Show Nov. 3
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show featuring The Zombie Fashion Show, provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 500 pieces of artwork created by some 150+ artists local to Los Angeles’ ™ unparalleled art scene. Event-goers can also enjoy craft beer and cocktails during the event. https://www.pancakesandbooze.com/losangeles/

Malibu Run Nov. 4
This run’s breathtaking views are not to be missed! Choose from the half marathon or 5k! https://www.malibumarathon.com/

Pirates and Beer Festival Nov. 10
A ticket to Pirate Festival includes unlimited craft beer samples, a souvenir glass, live entertainment, and food for sale, at Vista Valencia Golf Course, ages 21+. Costumes are welcome. Free entry with military ID. http://www.scvbrewmasters.com

Long Beach Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 10
Honor past and present veterans at the annual Veterans Day parade in Long Beach. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. and is FREE to attend. http://www.lbveteransdayparade.com

American Indian Arts Marketplace Nov. 10-11
American Indian Arts Marketplace has handmade works from 40 tribes (sculpture, pottery, bead work, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, and carvings), performances, activities for kids, films, and short plays at Autry Museum of the American West. https://theautry.org/events/signature-programs/americanindian-arts-marketplace

29th Annual Pier Lighting and 24th Annual Holiday Open House  Nov. 14
The annual Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House is the official start of the holiday season in Manhattan Beach. Downtown businesses will be open until 9 p.m. to offer special gifts and sell their merchandise. Local restaurants will serve tasty samples and selections from their menus. After indulging in local eats, check out the solar-powered Festival of Lights and the 12-foot tree in the Metlox Plaza. https://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/events/holiday-open-house

Designer Con Nov. 16-18
DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! www.designercon.com

The Whisky Extravaganza 2018 Nov. 16
Taste a diverse assortment of the world’s finest whiskies at The Whisky Extravaganza, a traveling celebration of the caramel colored liquor. Take your souvenir tasting glass on a spirited tour of whiskies from all over the globe, including rare and lesser known malts. There’s also a variety of culinary delights and premium imported cigars to complement a couple fingers of your favorite brand. http://www.thewhiskyextravaganza.com

International Motorcycle Show Nov. 16
Find sport bikes, dirt bikes, scooters, ATVs, expert advice, live entertainment and family activities at the International Motorcycle Show in the Long Beach Convention Center. http://www.motorcycleshows.com/city/long-beach-ca-0

The Great Los Angeles Walk Nov. 17
In its 13th year, the Great Los Angeles walk will be down 6th Street, through Koreatown, and then to the ocean! Walkers will meet at 9:00 a.m. in Pershing Square. Following the walk, participants will gather for food and drinks. Check out the event website for more information. http://www.greatlawalk.com/

Jackalope Pasadena Nov. 17-18
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 and much more. This event is FREE to attend and donations will be accepted on behalf of Brighter Future Charity. www.jackalopeartfair.com/visitpasadenafall

Burbank Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair Nov. 17
Burbank Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair is a seasonal festival that takes place at multiple locations in Downtown Burbank. https://www.burbankwinterwinewalk.com

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade  Nov. 18
A colorful alternative to the formal Rose Parade, the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has zany participants like the shopping-cart drill team, kazoo band, banana car, and motorized furniture, circling E. Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena Drive & San Gabriel Boulevard), with food trucks and post-parade parties. This event is FREE to attend. https://pasadenadoodahparade.info

Mariachi Festival  Nov. 18
Mariachi Festival promises lively bands playing traditional mariachi music, colorful dancers, and food and crafts vendors at 1831 E. First Street. This event is FREE to attend. http://mariachiplazafestival.com/

Turkey Trots in Los Angeles County Nov. 22

  • Claremont (5K/1K)
  • Downtown (10K/5K/Kids)
  • Simi Valley (5K)
  • Thousand Oaks (5K)

Hollywood Christmas Parade Nov. 25
Celebrities, marching bands and massive floats welcome the holidays at Hollywood Christmas Parade. People of all ages can hear some of today’s most popular music artists perform and see their favorite TV show characters fly through the streets. A variety of other performers and guests make this annual event unique and special each year to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Los Angeles October 2018 Events

Events in Los Angeles October 2018

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Halloween Event Guide Through October
https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/halloween-in-la

Pumpkin Patches Through October
http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/CApla.php

Knott’s Scary Farm Through October 31
Evenings around Halloween, Knott’s Berry Farm transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm, with more than 1,000 monsters roaming 10 mazes, four “scare zones” and two live shows. It’s one of the largest (and oldest) Halloween events held at a theme park and includes the classic Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, for a twice-nightly big top show.
https://www.knotts.com/play/knotts-scary-farm

Boo at the Zoo Through Oct. 31
Every weekend in October, the LA Zoo is hosting its annual BOO at the Zoo event! Costumes are encouraged as patrons explore the zoo’s creepy crawlers and exhibits! Trick-or-treating is scheduled for Oct. 20, 21, 27, and 28. https://www.lazoo.org/boo/

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Through Oct. 31
Far from those kid-friendly rides through a pumpkin patch, this hayride unleashes all sorts of demons, and bogeys on Griffith Park. It’s an actual hayride—a long one—paired with a “scary-go-round” for wee ones (and ‘fraidy cats), a number of scare zones and a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs,” and probably lots of frisky teenagers. This hayride is not suitable for children under 12. www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Dark Harbor Through Nov. 2
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will once again rise from the deep, dripping with history of the infamously haunted ship. Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available, bringing the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life. www.queenmary.com/events/dark-harbor

Halloween Horror Nights Oct. 1-31
Face your darkest fears in Southern California’s scariest, most intense event – Universal Studios™ Halloween Horror Nights™. The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television. Tickets start at $65. www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood

LA Korean Festival Oct. 4-7
Join 350,000 people at the 45th Annual Korean Festival at Seoul International Park. Enjoy food, games, drinks, vendors, and live entertainment from DJ KSHMR and DEAN. https://www.lakoreanfestival.org

Off the Hook Seafood Festival Oct. 6
Mark your calendars for the Santa Monica Off the Hook Seafood Festival, which benefits the Surfrider Foundation. The event showcases some of the city’s best restaurants and seafood dishes, from shrimp and sushi to oysters and mussels, plus cocktails, live music, games and chef demonstrations.
http://offthehookseafoodfest.com/

Scottish/Celtic Festival Oct. 12-14
Experience the culture of Scotland in Ventura this October. The festival will feature bagpipers, traditional dancing, food, games, herding dogs, fiddling competition, and whiskey tasting! http://www.seaside-games.com/

Pumpkin Nights Oct. 12-Nov. 2
The Pumpkin Nights event is set to launch in Pomona for the FIRST time this October. This Halloween experience features dazzling displays, eight Pumpkin Lands carved from 3,000 pumpkins, food, seasonal beverages, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, and a Spirit of Pumpkins Fire Show! This event will be open daily from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm (closed on Halloween). https://www.pumpkinnights.com/

Fall Festival Oct. 13-14
Celebrate the fall harvest in the heart of downtown Los Angeles for two days this October! Enjoy a petting zoo, pie-eating contests, vendors, crafts, food, live entertainment and much more! https://www.farmersmarketla.com/events/eventDetail/FallFestival/146

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture Oct. 14
This festival traditional and contemporary Filipino food, music, dance, crafts, and culture at Echo Park Lake. Admission is FREE ! http://www.filamarts.org/fpac-about/

Burbank Beer Festival Oct. 20
The 3rd Annual Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair returns to downtown Burbank this October! Enjoy brews from over 85 craft breweries, food, live music, and entertainment. This event is FREE to the public with TWO craft beer sessions starting at noon or 3:00 pm! https://www.burbankbeerfestival.com/

The Eastside Food Festival Oct. 21
The Eastside Food Festival is back to celebrate the Eastside’s food culture. Between nibbling on food, attendees will be entertained with popular L.A. musicians and DJs, discussion panels, demos and tastings. http://eastsidefoodfest.com/

23rd Annual Historical Cemetery Tour  Oct. 27
The Long Beach historical walking tour features the city’s oldest two cemeteries in this spooky event. The tour features graveside performances and historical presentations of the past. This event is suited for children and adults of all ages. https://hslb.org/historical-cemetery-tour/

Marina Spooktacular Oct. 27-28
The Marina Spooktacular is a fun-filled family event in Marina del Rey. Enjoy kid-friendly costume contests, tractor rides, pumpkin carving, and crafts during the day, and reserve the nighttime activities for brave souls over 13 years-old. Admission is FREE! https://www.visitmarinadelrey.com/events/marina-spooktacular

Dia de Los Muertos Oct. 27
Now marking its 19th year at Hollywood Forever on October 27, this year’s Day of the Dead festival will honor Aztec goddess, Coatlicue who gave birth to the moon, stars, and sun. Enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine, an alter ceremony, and celebrations. Dia de Los Muertos attire is encouraged and general admission is $25 with children and seniors free until 4 pm. http://www.ladayofthedead.com/event-info

Los Angeles September 2018 Events

Los Angeles September 2018 Event Calendar | California Title Company

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

Hawaiian Festival Sept. 1-2
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.
LA Fleet Week is an end of summer Los Angeles tradition. This year, it is presented by Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan”, an Amazon Prime Video and is FREE to the public. 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 Sept. 1-3
Dubbed as the largest arts and crafts fair, Fiesta Hermosa will feature 300 artists and crafters, two music stages, beer and wine gardens, and tons of family-friendly activities. This annual festival is located in downtown Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa
Avenue, and lower Pier Avenue. http://fiestahermosa.net/

Lobster Festival Sept. 7-9
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/

LA Food Fest Sept. 8
Sample food from LA’s hottest restaurants and celebrity chefs at Santa Anita Park. Choose from all kinds of cuisines and check out the beer, wine, and ice cream options! Tickets start at $65 (general admission) and include everything!
http://lafoodfest.com/buy-tickets/

Free Yoga on the Octagon Sept. 8
Free Yoga Saturday’s at Redondo Beach Pier! All levels are
welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water.
https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/events/freeyoga-octagon-2nd-saturdays

Taste of Pasadena & SIP-tember Finale Sept. 13
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. more than 30 restaurants and caterers will be on-hand to offer food and drink samples. Admission price includes a tasting of the four finalist cocktails in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Tickets are $30 in advance or $50 at
the door. Find more information here:
http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/forms/taste-of-pasadena

Dogumenta Sept. 14-23
It’s an art show for dogs! For the FIRST time, the show will debut in downtown Los Angeles and will feature pieces catered to the canine senses and spirit. You will find doggie-inspired works that incorporate color, sound, smell, scent, and other elements. Limit to one dog per person. Ordering tickets in advance is encouraged
but walk-ins are welcome.
https://www.artsbrookfield.com/event/dogumenta-la/2018-09-14/

Coastal Clean-Up Day Sept. 15
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. Choose from 50 cleanup sites throughout the county or join the Venice Beach team on the south
side of the pier at 9 a.m. http://www.visitveniceca.com/calendar/volunteers-needed-forthe-sept-15th-coastal-cleanup-day/

VintageVibe Festival Sept. 15
The VintageVibe festival is LA’s ultimate throwback music event. Four stages will feature 21st century bands and artists with a 20th century feel. The festival begins at 12 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. in Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
https://patch.com/california/baldwinpark/calendar/event/20180915/359870/vintagevibe-festival-2018-santa-anitapark-arcadia

Brew HA HA Sept. 15
The 9th Annual Brew HA HA Craft Beer Festival will showcase more than 100 craft breweries! Shuttle service is available to transport attendees from the event to the Tustin Metrolink Station to grab a Lyft, Uber, train, bus, or taxi. https://www.ocbrewhaha.com/

The White Dinner Sept. 29
The Le Dîner en Blanc is a fabulous dinner event for couples. Dress in white, bring your own food and dine in a secret location! Details here: https://losangeles.dinerenblanc.com/register

Mid-Summer Moon Festival Sept. 29
The 80th 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/80th-annual-mid-autumnmoon-festival/

Baja Splash Cultural Festival Sept. 29-30
The 17th Annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival celebrates Latino Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day. Live entertainment, music, food, educational sessions, mural painting, and much more will be featured. The event begins at 9 a.m. and
concludes at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/baja_splash_cultural_festival/

LA Chocolate Salon Sept. 30
It’s the day chocolate lovers have been waiting for. The LA Chocolate Salon event features top chocolatiers, tastings, and presentations at the Pasadena Center!
http://www.lachocolatesalon.com/

Day of the Drum Festival Sept. 30
The 36th 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

Dinosaur Festival Sept. 29-30
Meet world-renowned paleontologists and celebrate the dinosaurs’ prehistoric past. View fossils and explore all the National History Museum of Los Angeles has to offer!
https://nhm.org/site/activities-programs/dino-fest

Vegetarian Festival Sept. 29-30
The 3rd Annual Vegetarian Food Festival is taking place at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Enjoy food samples, guest speakers, fitness activities, and cooking demonstrations. http://www.cavegfoodfest.com/

Abbott Kinney Festival Sept. 30
The 34th Abbott Kinney Festival embraces the Venice Beach
community with music, food, adult beverages and art. Learn
more here: http://www.visitveniceca.com/calendar/abbot-kinneyfestival-2/