Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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!
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+
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.
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.
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.
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.