Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
Melrose Trading Post Thru May
Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, it’s much more than a mere flea market: live music, a food court, and expansive grounds bring people out to wile away the day, chat with old friends, and yes, be seen.
Renaissance Pleasure Faire Thru May 20
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight, where worlds co-exist 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!
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.
Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie Festival 2018 May 5
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!
Los Angeles VegFest 2018 May 6
The one-day event features celebrity speakers, humanitarians, yoga demos, cooking displays and nationally touring musical acts in the genres of jazz, folk and funk. Additional attractions include pet adoptions, a kids kingdom, over 100 companies and organizations presenting earth-friendly product demos and an art avenue with works focused on showing compassion for Mother Earth.
Masters of Taste May 6
Luxury food fest Masters of Taste is back for another year at the Rose Bowl with some of L.A.’s finest bars, restaurants and dessert shops.
Stories of Almost Everyone May 6
Through the work of 30 artists, this very meta exhibition examines the relationship between a piece of art’s inherent narrative and the meaning suggested by its display within an institution.
NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival 2018 May 12
NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival is a food festival that takes place at 1603 San Gabriel Canyon Road.
Cinespia Cemetery Screenings May 12-27
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.
Like Totally 80s Festival 2018 May 12
This festival is, like, totally 80s! Like, the music and the style and everything! It’s like the DeLorean hit 88 miles per hour and the flux capacitor kicked in. This festival features performances by numerous iconic 80s musicians, video games, roller derby, vendors, craft beer, food trucks and, like, more.
Best Taste of Santa Ana 2018 May 19
Help out the Assistance League of Santa Ana by tasting delicious samples from some of the areas best restaurants. The Assistance League sells pre-used items to help benefit local charities. Enjoy savory tastings with live music.
Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival May 19
More than 50 craft breweries, ciders and wines will be represented at an event that sold out last year. Live entertainment includes DJ Hecktik, lawn games and food trucks.
Long Beach Pride 2018 May 19-20
Love has no boundaries and no restrictions. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people police love from the comfort of their own couch while watching Fox News. 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.
Flavor of LA 2018 May 20
Gourmet food samplings from some of LA’s best restaurants, craft beers, wine, cocktails and an awesome car show from The Television Motion Picture Car Club.
Lightning in a Bottle May 23-28
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? Lightning in a Bottle has stepped up its musical lineup in recent years, with Anderson .Paak, ZHU and Fever Ray topping the 2018 bill. Expect to do some serious soul-searching during this six-day retreat, all while immersing yourself in everything from a speaker series at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness to the old timey Grand Artique trading post.
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