June 2019 Events

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

Lummis Day Festival May 31-June 2
Celebrate the history and ethnic diversity of northeast Los Angeles at this annual music, dance and art festival. The three-day affair honors the late Charles Lummis, the journalist who founded the Southwest Museum, hand-built his own home (the Lummis House) and defended Native American rights and culture. www.lummisday.org

Last Remaining Seats June 1-29
The L.A. Conservancy offers a delightful summer time machine in the form of live entertainment and classic films, screened across Downtown’s grand old movie palaces throughout the month of June. www.laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats

LAWineFest June 1-2
This year we’re at an exciting new location in Long Beach – The Pike Outlets by the historic Ferris Wheel. The 14th Annual Fest combines tastes of wines from California and around the Globe. The ‘Celebration of All Things Wine’ offers tastes from dozens of wineries, numerous craft breweries, plus artisan boutiques, gourmet food trucks for purchase and live music each day. www.lawinefest.com

Dia de San Juan Festival June 2
Hear live salsa and Latin music, shop for crafts, and eat Caribbean food at Dia de San Juan Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Children 10 and younger free. http://www.fiestalegre.com/

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2019 June 3-9
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases films from Greek filmmakers worldwide. It promotes Greek cinema throughout the U.S. and acts as a cultural exchange between Greek filmmakers and Hollywood. The festival screens an eclectic lineup of films from a variety of genres and offers up an entertaining after party, wine tasting event and awards show. www.lagff.org

HopeWalk 5K and Kids Healthy Activity Fair June 8
Healthy Living is a Family Affair. Join the Fight against childhood obesity and diabetes! Our Annual HopeWalk & Kids Healthy Activity Fair is committed to bringing families together for a day focused on family, fun and fitness. Local restaurants provide healthy food options; families walk and have a great day. https://www.hands4hope.org/event/hopewalk/

Jazz Festival June 8-9
Artists scheduled to perform include Angélique Kidjo, Boz Scaggs, The Maceo Parker Big Band, Sheila E., Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, Harold López-Nussa, Sona Jobarteh, and Benny Golson’s 90th Birthday Quartet plus many more! George Lopez to host.
https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/playboy-jazz-festival-2019/

Los Angeles River Ride June 9
Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of bicycling along the LA River and through DTLA to Long Beach. With five rides to choose from, ranging from 2 to 100 miles, there’s an experience for everyone at the LA River Ride!
http://la-bike.org/bike_ride/river-ride/

E3 June 11-13
Unlike PAX or locally-based IndieCade, E3 was never really meant for gamers. After all, this video game mecca that glues salivating gamers around the world to their computers was technically an industry-only event. But lucky for you, the video game convention is offering a limited number of consumer passes. Even if you don’t manage to procure a badge, there are enough party tents, promo trucks and swag bags hanging around Figueroa to make a visit worthwhile—and once you’ve seen the gridlocked crowds and endless lines of the sensory overload inside, that might just be the best way to enjoy E3. www.e3expo.com/

K-Town Night Market June 14-15
Hear live music on stage, and shop for Korean food and products at the Ktown Night Market at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. No pets. Children age 3 and younger are free. https://www.ktownnightmarket.com/

Pasadena Chalk Festival June 15-16
Admire beautiful chalk art on concrete at the Pasadena Chalk Festival, which has kids’ activities, animation art, live music, and a Sunday car show at Paseo Colorado outdoor mall. Free. https://pasadenachalkfestival.com/

Celebrate Father’s Day June 16
Father’s Day is June 16, 2019. Here is a collection of restaurants to take dad to this year.
https://www.opentable.com/s/promolist?metroId=6&promoid=85

Los Angeles Design Festival 2019 June 20-23
Los Angeles is a creative mecca of sorts, but not only in the entertainment industry. The Design Festival brings creative talent together to showcase the seemingly infinite possibilities in art and design. For two weeks, Los Angeles comes alive to celebrate those whose creations inspire even more creativity. https://www.ladesignfestival.org

Paddleboard Races June 22-23
Watch paddle boarders & swimmers race for cash prizes, lifeguards run and row rescue boats, and volleyball players compete at Santa Monica Pier 360, with live bands, hula dancers, kids’ activities, a beer garden, and a rum bar at the Santa Monica Pier. Free. https://santamonicapier.org/pier360/

LA Food Fest June 29
A ticket to L.A. Food Fest includes all food and beverages from 100 “hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands, plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, an iced coffee lounge, and an ice cream social” with entertainment on the infield at Santa Anita Park. https://www.lafoodfest.com/

Annual Pirate Invasion & Mermaid Festival June 29-30
Pirate Invasion Long Beach where 1000’s of costumed Pirates and 3 Pirate ships will descend on the Shoreline Park for 2 days of all things Pirate. Sword fights, cannon and musket battles, a treasure hunt, adult, and children’s costume contest, an interactive kid’s zone, arts and craft vendors, live and DJ entertainment on our stages, food and grog, a living history encampment, a live production of “Treasure Island”, and this year we’ve added more mermaids, and have a Mermaid themed village .
http://www.pirateinvasionlongbeach.com/

California Watermelon Festival June 29-30
California Watermelon Festival has weird watermelon games like “watermelon skiing,” food vendors, cooking demos, a BMX bike show, kids’ shows and activities, and bands at Hansen Dam Soccer Fields. https://www.watermelonfest.org/

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