Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
Street Food Cinema Ongoing
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. www.streetfoodcinema.com
Shakespeare in the Park Through Sept. 1
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival has pre-show activities before each performance at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. The 2019 productions are “Pericles” and “Twelfth Night.” Free to attend! http://www.iscla.org/festival-2019
Summer Nights Through Sept.
Enjoy your summer nights with FREE concerts! Presented by KCRW radio, this series of free concerts features live bands, dj’s, and other performances in outdoor venues.
Fourth of July Americafest at the Rose Bowl 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. www.rosebowlstadium.com
Fourth of July Block Party July 4
This Fourth of July, Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring scrumptious food trucks, live music and more. This event starts at 3:00 p.m. and concludes with the largest fireworks show in downtown Los Angeles!
Anime Expo July 4-7
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 on sale on the event website and children under five are FREE!
Greek Festival July 12-14
South Bay Greek Festival has music, games, dancing, and Greek food at St. Katherine’s Greek Church. https://www.sbgreekfestival.com/
Monster Jam July 12-14
Monster Jam is coming to the Staple Center in downtown LA! Get a taste of the action as drivers thrill audiences with more tricks, wheelies, donuts, and freestyling. Get your tickets today! https://www.staplescenter.com/events/detail/monsterjam19
Summer Nights in the Garden July 12 & 26
Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the Museum’s backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens – all while the beats from live music performances set the mood. https://nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-thegarden
Lotus Festival July 13-14
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 39th, will honor the Thai community. https://www.laparks.org/lotusfestival
Roaring Nights July 19
Roaring Nights is a party at the Zoo that features a cover band, DJ music, 15 food trucks, and bars at Los Angeles Zoo for age 21+. https://www.lazoo.org/roaringnights/
Westside Food & Wine Festival July 21
Taste food, wine, beer, and spirits from 25 makers with live music and kids’ activities at Westside Food & Wine Festival indoors and outdoors at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside. One child age 9 or younger free outdoors with each adult.
Taste of Farmers Market July 23
Join us Tuesday, July 23 from 5:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. for our 11th Annual Taste of Farmers Market! Enjoy a “full” evening of mouthwatering tastes from over 50 of the Market’s top-rated restaurants, grocers and eateries.
Wizard of Oz Convention July 26-28
Celebrating the fictional Land of Oz, OzCon includes panel discussions, vendors, costumes, treasure hunts, and a banquet at Kellogg West Conference Center.
Oxnard Salsa Festival July 27-28
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.
Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival July 27-28
Watch dragon boat races, visit food vendors, and see stage shows (Chinese acrobats, art, dance, music, and martial arts) at Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival at Marine Stadium.
Spanish Festival July 31-Aug. 4
Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebrates the Spanish history of Santa Barbara with dance performances, live music, an arts & crafts show, Mexican cuisine, courthouse tours, a historical parade Friday at noon, and a children’s parade Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
This event is FREE to attend. https://oldspanishdays-fiesta.org/