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Los Angeles events June 2019

Wine tasting

June 1, 2019
Downtown (1.1 miles SE)
Taste 100 wines from around the world during Wine Riot at City Market Social House for age 21+.

Annual music concert

June 1, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
Carson (14.8 miles south)
Ryan Seacrest hosts Wango Tango outdoors at Dignity Health Sports Park, featuring big names like Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and the Backstreet Boys.

Car show

June 1, 2019
Whittier (19.1 miles SE)
See hundreds of vintage and classic cars plus a dozen military vehicles displayed along 12 blocks of tree-lined streets at the Uptown Whittier Car Show, which includes live music, vendors, and a kids’ zone at Greenleaf Avenue & Philadelphia Street. Free.

Inland BBQ festival

June 1, 2019
Norco (53.3 miles east)
Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival offers award winning BBQ, craft beer, and live music (country, blues, pop, and R & B) at George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center.

Arts festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
Northeast Los Angeles (6 miles NW)
Lummis Day celebrates the founder of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian with art, a film, poetry, and live music. Most events are Sunday. Free.

Wine festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
Long Beach (23.7 miles south)
Taste wine and beer, hear live music, browse artisan boutiques, and visit food trucks at the L.A. WineFest at The Pike Outlets for age 21+.

Fitness expo

June 1 - 2, 2019
Anaheim (30 miles SE)
See martial arts, power-lifting, strongman, and wrestling competitions plus 200 vendors of fitness products and services at TheFitExpo Anaheim at Anaheim Convention Center.

Jazz festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
Newport Beach (46. 4 miles SE)
Newport Beach Jazz Festival promises “a stylish weekend complete with world-class jazz acts, tasty food and drinks, shopping, and dancing on the lawn at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.”

Pig feast

June 2, 2019 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)
Downtown (1.1 miles SE)
Cochon is a stand-up tasting featuring dozens of chef-made dishes plus wine, cocktails, and beer at City Market Social House for age 21+.

Family festival

June 2, 2019
Griffith Park (10.1 miles north)
It’s not cheap, but SoCalMoms Great Big Family Play Day has plenty of live entertainment, interactive experiences for kids, food trucks, and vendors outside Autry Museum of the American West.

Family music festival

June 2, 2019 (12 to 7 p.m.)
Monrovia (20.5 miles NE)
Hear rock, pop, reggae, and blues at the Monrovia Music Fest, which has food trucks, craft beer, artists, and vendors at Library Park. Free.

Puerto Rican music festival

June 2, 2019
Long Beach (24.2 miles south)
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.

Small-town parade

June 2, 2019
Newport Beach (48 miles SE)
Get across the bridge before it closes at 10:45 a.m. to see the Balboa Island Parade, which has kids on bikes, pets, marching bands, drill teams, and vintage cars, followed by music, dancing, and a beer garden outside Village Inn. Free.

Greek film fest

June 3 - 9, 2019
Hollywood (8.7 miles NW)
Watch 40 films by Greek filmmakers or about Geek culture at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre.

New Media Film Festival

June 4 - 6, 2019
Rancho Park (10.4 miles west)
New Media Film Festival screens 110 films and videos created with the latest in digital technology, including world premieres, with Q & A sessions, panels, parties, and often food trucks at The Landmark.

Wooden Boat Festival

June 7 - 9, 2019
Newport Beach (47 miles SE)
Tour exceptional wooden boats (barefoot or in boating shoes) and then vote for your favorite at the Wooden Boat Festival, which also has art, live music, and food vendors at Balboa Yacht Club. Free, including parking.

Doughnut festival

June 8, 2019 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Downtown (3 miles NE)
Shop from a dozen vendors selling doughnuts, churros, apple fritters, and doughnut holes at DTLA Donut Fest, which also has coffee vendors and doughnut-making demonstrations at Union Station.

Community pet fair

June 8, 2019 (12 to 3 p.m.)
Glassell Park (7.5 miles NE)
Glassell Bark and Meow is a mellow neighborhood festival with vendors, adoptable pets, pet services, a doggie fashion show, and a human barking contest at Glassell Park. Video (2 min.). Free.

Pop-culture convention

June 8, 2019
Culver City (9.7 miles west)
Wizard World is about comic books, wrestling, science fiction, fantasy, film, horror, animation, anime, manga, and card games, at Sony Pictures Studios. Two free children to age 10 with each adult.

Jazz festival

June 8 - 9, 2019
Hollywood (8.5 miles north)
Playboy Jazz Festival features “an all-star line-up of illustrious jazz greats, next generation leaders, and festival perennials” at the Hollywood Bowl.

Gay festival

June 8 - 9, 2019
West Hollywood (8.9 miles NW)
The all-ages L.A. Pride Festival features three stages of live electronic, pop, hip hop, Latin, and R&B music at West Hollywood Park.

Gluten-free expo

June 8 - 9, 2019
Pasadena (11.4 miles NE)
Sample and buy products from 100 vendors at the Gluten-Free Expo at Pasadena Convention Center.

Gay parade

June 9, 2019 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
West Hollywood (8.9 miles NW)
The annual LA Pride Parade fills Santa Monica Boulevard (from Fairfax to Doheny). Free.

Bicycle ride

June 9, 2019
Griffith Park & Long Beach
Choose from five rides beginning in Griffith Park and ranging from 2 to 100 miles in length at Los Angeles River Ride, with snacks and a post-ride expo with live music and a beer garden (bring ID). Helmet required.

Electronic games expo

June 11 - 13, 2019
Downtown (0.2 miles south)
Billed as the world’s premier event for computer, video, and mobile games, Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) welcomes fans of video games age 17+ to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Korean festival

June 14 - 15, 2019
Koreatown (2.5 miles NW)
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. One-minute video.

Vegan fair

June 15, 2019
Downtown (1.2 miles NE)
The $22 Vegan Playground Los Angeles features 80 vegan vendors, a beverage garden, music, entertainment, and speakers at Pershing Square.

Bread festival

June 15, 2019 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Downtown (1.6 miles NE)
Join the gluten-tolerant Angelenos meeting local bread bakers, watching demonstrations, and attending workshops at the Los Angeles Bread Festival at Grand Central Market. Free.

Taco tasting

June 15, 2019 (1 p.m., VIP noon)
Downtown (2.3 miles SE)
Taqueando is an all-you-can-eat event “featuring traditional and innovative chefs from Southern California, Mexico, and beyond” with a cash bar and vendor village at Row DTLA for age 21+.

Latin dance party for charity

June 15, 2019 (7 p.m. to midnight)
Hollywood (7.8 miles NW)
A $106 ticket to Let’s Dance gets you “dancing, live entertainment, DJ, cocktails, and food from some of L.A.’s best restaurants” at Casita Hollywood.

Country music in Santa Clarita

June 15, 2019 (2 to 10 p.m.)
Santa Clarita (40 miles north)
Hear five country music artists at Boots & Brews Country Music Festival, with beer and food for sale at Central Park in Santa Clarita.

Riverside food festival

June 15, 2019
Norco (52 miles east)
Buy food and drink a la carte, or choose a ticket that includes unlimited samples of 100 varieties of wine and craft beer at Inland Empire Summerfest [formerly SilverLakes Food, Wine and Music Festival], with live music and children’s activities at Silverlakes Sports Complex. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 16, 2019
multiple locations
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Father’s Day.

Car show

June 16, 2019
Beverly Hills (9.9 miles west)
Join beautiful people admiring beautiful cars (both old and new) at Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance along Rodeo Drive. Free.

Walt Disney train day

June 16, 2019
Griffith Park (11.3 miles north)
Once a month on Walt Disney’s Barn Public Day, you can visit Walt Disney’s Barn Museum, see a railway coach car from Disneyland, and check out a miniature train depot in north Griffith Park. Review. Donation.

Sidewalk chalk festival

June 16, 2019
Pasadena (11.4 miles NE)
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.

James Joyce day

June 16, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
Westwood (12.6 miles NW)
Actors read selections written by Irish novelist James Joyce, and “Rattle the Knee” plays traditional Irish music on Bloomsday at the Hammer Museum. Free.

Father’s Day Cruise

June 16, 2019
Marina del Rey & Newport Beach
Celebrate Dad on a Father’s Day Cruise with hours of coastal views while you eat brunch or dinner.

Skateboard competition

June 16, 2019
Long Beach (24.2 miles south)
Watch the best skateboarders compete during the Dew Tour at Long Beach Convention Center. Free.

Father’s Day at the aquarium

June 16, 2019 (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Long Beach (24.6 miles south)
Father’s Day BBQ includes a meal, kids’ activities, and admission to exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

L.A. Roadsters Show

June 16, 2019
Pomona (31.3 miles east)
See hundreds of 1936 and older cars of all types and makes at the L.A. Roadsters Show, with a huge swap meet and food vendors at the Fairplex in Pomona.

Irish fair

June 16, 2019
Irvine (42 miles SE)
The Irish Fair and Music Fest has Irish bands, dancers, bagpipers, an Irish dog show, arts and crafts, sheepherding, Irish food, a bar, and a kids’ area at Orange County Great Park. No pets.

Asian night market (O.C.)

June 16, 2019
Costa Mesa (42.8 miles SE)
Shop from 150 vendors selling food, merchandise, and crafts at the OC Night Market at OC Fair & Event Center in May, June, and August. No pets.

Father’s Day train ride

June 16, 2019
Fillmore (56.2 miles NW)
Father’s Day BBQ Lunch Train is a 2.5-hour ride on the Fillmore & Western Railway through scenic Heritage Valley with a barbecue lunch.

Father’s Day on a tall ship

June 16, 2019 (10:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.)
Dana Point (61 miles SE)
Climb aboard the “Spirit of Dana Point” for a Father’s Day Adventure at Sea, which includes breakfast and then joining the crew in handling lines and raising sails on the open ocean, departing from Dana Point Harbor.

Beer week

June 16 - 23, 2019
multiple locations
L.A. Beer Week begins with a festival at Los Angeles Center Studios, and then it continues in local breweries, bars, and restaurants coordinated by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild for age 21+.

Small Renaissance fair

June 16 - 23, 2019 (weekends)
Corona (49 miles SE)
Koroneburg Renaissance Festival has costumed street performers, family games, battles in the field, food vendors, and craft shops in a German Renaissance village among shade trees at Crossroads Riverview Park on weekends plus Memorial Day.

Season pass $31 (child $20)

Classic film festival

June 16 - 29, 2019
Downtown (1 mile NE)
See classic films on Saturdays and Wednesdays in various historic theaters at Last Remaining Seats, which also has events before and after (guest panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and parties).

Fringe theater festival

June 16 - 30, 2019
multiple locations
Watch “hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers” during the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 30 theaters. Performances are not curated or censored.

Rooftop theater

June 16 - 30, 2019
Downtown & Hollywood
Watch classic and contemporary films under the open sky on a deck chair at Rooftop Cinema Club either downtown at Level (age 18+) or in Hollywood at NeueHouse (age 21+ because it has a bar).

Scary art

June 16 - July 14, 2019
Mid-Wilshire (7 miles NW)
I Like Scary Movies is an interactive art installation inspired by horror movies like “The Shining,” with plenty of selfie opportunities at The Desmond. Review.

Ticket deal $25

Sherlock Holmes mystery

June 16 - July 14, 2019
Westwood (13 miles west)
A scholar of Sherlocks Holmes disappears under mysterious circumstances in the world premiere of Mysterious Circumstances, which “uses breathtaking theatricality and magic to uncover the mystery behind [a] true crime” at Geffen Playhouse.

Ticket deal $30 to $49

Immersive art experience

June 16 - Aug. 31, 2019
Downtown (2.2 miles east)
Visit five massive domes with colorful shows projected on the ceilings, walk through an art gallery, and experience virtual reality at Samskara at 1147 Palmetto Street. Open Thursday to Sunday. Reviews.

Ticket deal $25

Magic on Mondays

June 17 - July 29, 2019 (Mondays 8 p.m.)
Santa Monica (14.4 miles west)
Magic Monday promises “the very best magicians and variety acts” at Santa Monica Playhouse for age 8+.

Ticket deal $20

Free show: Family Feud

June 18 - July 3, 2019
Universal City (10.1 miles NW)
Join the studio audience watching Steve Harvey host two episodes of the comedy game show Family Feud for five hours live at NBC Universal for age 16+ with ID. Minors need a parent. Dress up. No cellphones. You will receive a free parking pass for the ET Garage.

Free tickets

Phantom of the Opera

June 18 - July 7, 2019
Hollywood (7.7 miles NW)
The Phantom of the Opera is a timeless and tragic love story about a masked man and an opera singer by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at Hollywood Pantages.

Ticket deal $49 to $59

Free movies on the beach

June 18 - Aug. 20, 2019
Long Beach (27.3 miles south)
Watch popular films all summer on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Moonlight Movies on the Beach, beginning at sunset with food and snacks for sale at three beaches. Free.

Tasting event

June 20, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Downtown (1.9 miles NE)
Wear “festive, cocktail attire” to the Good Food Gala, where “local farmers and L.A.’s finest chefs pair up to bring you an unforgettable tasting menu” with cocktails at Vibiana. (This event is only held in odd numbered years.)

Party to support women

June 20, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Downtown (3.5 miles east)
A ticket to Toast to DWC (Downtown Women’s Center) gets you “exciting entertainment, delicious libations, and tasty bites...from female winemakers, brewers, distillers, and restauranteurs” at Rolling Greens on Mateo Street, for age 21+ to benefit homeless women.

Design festival

June 20 - 23, 2019
multiple locations
LA Design Festival promotes “design excellence” with dozens of talks and events that celebrate design in its many forms, mostly at Row DTLA.

Beauty and The Beast

June 20 - 23, 2019
La Mirada (22 miles SE)
Based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale, Beauty and The Beast is a story about transformation and tolerance, featuring a girl (Beauty) and a prince under a witch’s spell (Beast), live onstage at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Ticket deal $13 to $37


June 20 & 27, 2019 (8 p.m.)
Claremont (34.5 miles east)
Expect gasps and laughs at Handcrafted Mysteries “an immersive magic and mentalism experience with Greg Van Holsbeck” at The Claremont Forum. Reviews.

Ticket deal $7.50

Shakespeare by the Sea

June 20 - Aug. 17, 2019
Los Angeles & Orange County
Choose between two plays by William Shakespeare during Shakespeare by the Sea at 25 locations. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Free.
  • Comedy of Errors - opens June 13
  • Henry V - opens June 20

Free concerts in Beverly Hills

June 20 - Aug. 31, 2019 (6 to 8 p.m.)
Beverly Hills (10.5 miles NW)
Hear a wide variety of music on Thursdays and Saturdays in Beverly Cañon Gardens. Free.

Music day

June 21, 2019
multiple locations
Hear dozens of musicians of all ages and skill levels playing in public places during Make Music Los Angeles on the longest day of the year.

Chinese concert

June 21, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
Hollywood (9.1 miles NW)
Enchanting China uses dance, multimedia, and music played by the Chinese Traditional Orchestra to showcase Chinese culture at Dolby Theatre.

Ticket deal $26 to $55

Evenings at the Autry

June 21, 2019 (6 to 11 p.m.)
Griffith Park (10.1 miles north)
Bring a blanket or chair to Odd Nights at the Autry, where you’ll find food trucks, live music, and “the coolest SoCal vendors for crafts, vintage items, home goods, and oddities.” Your ticket includes Imagination Gallery & Montgomery Gallery until 9 p.m. Children age 12 and younger are free. Free parking.

Ticket deal $5

Wine tasting

June 21 - 22, 2019
Glendale (14.4 miles west)
Taste 200 wines and meet the makers at The Garagiste Festival (named for small winemakers using a home garage) at Glendale Civic Auditorium.

Greek festival - Ventura County

June 21 - 23, 2019
Camarillo (56.7 miles west)
Known for its outstanding food, Ventura County Greek Festival also has a taverna, traditional music, and dance groups at Freedom Park near Camarillo Airport.

Santa Barbara festival

June 21 - 23, 2019
Santa Barbara (98 miles NW)
The highlight of the three-day Summer Solstice Celebration in Alameda Park is a creative parade Saturday at noon on State Street with floats, giant puppets, whimsical costumes and masks, music, dancing, drumming and performances. Free.

Free music at FigFest

June 21 & 28, 2019 (Fridays)
Downtown (0.6 miles NE)
The beer garden opens at 5 p.m., DJ music begins at 6 p.m., the opening act is 7 p.m., and the headliner is 8:30 p.m. during FigFest at 735 S. Figueroa Street. Free.

Puppet show for grown ups

June 21 - July 7, 2019
North Hollywood (14.5 miles NW)
Humans and puppets live on Avenue Q in a shabby neighborhood, entertaining mature audiences with sassy songs and funny antics at Lonny Chapman Theatre.

Ticket deal $15

Dance Downtown

June 21 - Aug. 30, 2019 (Fridays 7 to 11 p.m.)
Downtown (1.8 miles NE)
Join the crowd taking a dance lesson and dancing under the stars to a live band or a DJ at Dance DTLA in Grand Park or The Music Center Plaza. Free.

Tasting tour

June 21 - Aug. 31, 2019
Downtown (1.2 miles NE)
Learn about L.A.’s history, architecture, and food scene on the entertaining three-hour guided Downtown L.A. Food Tour, with tasting stops at six local restaurants. Highly rated on Yelp.

Ticket deal $48

Dinner cirque show

June 21 - Nov. 9, 2019
Buena Park (25 miles SE)
Enjoy a four-course dinner while you watch an edgy mix of cabaret, comedy, music, and cirque-style acrobatics at Teatro Martini for age 18+. Reviews.

Ticket deal with dinner $39

Meditation festival

June 22, 2019
Chinatown (2.7 miles NE)
The Mass Meditation Initiative is a “mindful yoga, music, healing arts, and vegan festival” with vendors and performances in Los Angeles State Historic Park. A “global mass meditation” begins at 2 p.m. Free.

Mariachi concert

June 22, 2019
Hollywood (8.5 miles north)
Mariachi USA features top American and Mexican Mariachi bands, traditional folkloric dances, and a fireworks show at the Hollywood Bowl. Plaza activities start 1 p.m., seats open 4:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m.

Ticket deal $22 to $35

Magic show

June 22, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
Glendale (11 miles south)
Ivan Amodei involves the audience in his entertaining 90-minute magic show Secrets & Illusions, featuring illusions, puzzles, priceless art, music, and mind games at Alex Theatre.

Ticket deal $20 to $35

Vegan festival

June 22, 2019
Pasadena (11.8 miles NE)
All-ages Eat Drink Vegan offers unlimited pours of local beer, wine, cider, kombucha, craft soda, and tea, with food for sale, craft vendors, and live music outdoors at the Rose Bowl plus Brookside Golf & Country Club. [Vegans don’t eat eggs or milk.]

Cannabis athletic event

June 22, 2019
Santa Monica (14.4 miles west)
Although the theme is marijuana, none is allowed at the Civilized Games [formerly The 420 Games], which has a 4.2-mile walk/run, beer garden, music, comedy, speakers, and exhibitors to “promote the healthy and responsible use of cannabis” at Santa Monica Pier & Venice Skate Bowl.

Musical: Pippin

June 22, 2019 (8 p.m.)
Westchester (16.3 miles SW)
Pippin is a young prince who encounters colorful characters on his quest to find a life of passion and adventure at Westchester Playhouse.

Ticket deal $14

Tasting event in Pomona

June 22, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)
Pomona (31.3 miles east)
Taste hundreds of wines, beers, spirits, and even olive oils during Cheers at The Farm, with DJ music, dancing, food bites, and a silent auction “in the rustic backdrop of the five-acre farm at Fairplex.”

Titanic movie + live score

June 22, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
Thousand Oaks (50 miles NW)
See the film “Titanic” at Titanic Live while New West Symphony orchestra and chorus perform the soundtrack live at the new William Rolland Stadium outdoors at California Lutheran University.

Ticket deal $20 to $25

Technology expo

June 22 - 23, 2019
Burbank (11.4 miles NW)
Check out 30 exhibits ranging from virtual reality to 5G wireless, hear speakers, and tour a Hollywood studio at Shape Tech Expo at Warner Bros. Studios. Free for age 1 to 17 with adult. Bring ID if age 18+.

Paddleboard race

June 22 - 23, 2019
Santa Monica (14.4 miles west)
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.

Movies at the cemetery

June 22 - July 19, 2019
Hollywood (6.7 miles NW)
The FAQ says you’re welcome to bring dinner, wine, beer, blankets, pillows, a small tarp, or low chairs to Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery Movie Screenings on the lawn, with pre-show DJ music.

Outdoor movies

June 22 - Sept. 14, 2019
Los Angeles area
Eat See Hear screens crowd-pleasing films with food trucks, local bands, and high-definition audio visual projection on a 52-foot screen. Bring a blanket or low chair.

Discount tickets (June 22)

Santa Monica festival

June 23, 2019
Santa Monica (14.6 miles west)
Family-friendly Summer Soulstice features six music stages, vendors, a kids’ area, a pet party, BBQ, and a beer & wine garden on car-free Main Street, a block from the beach. See schedule. Free.


June 24, 2019 (8 p.m.)
Long Beach (24.3 miles south)
You know Aziz Ansari from “Parks and Recreation” and “Master of None” for which he won two Emmys and a Golden Globe. Watch him in action on his “Road to Nowhere” tour at Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

Ticket deal $30

Be on a game show

June 25 - 28, 2019
Van Nuys (21.7 miles NW)
Join the studio audience hoping for a chance to win cash and prizes on national TV at the taping of Let’s Make a Deal at 7915 Haskell Avenue in Van Nuys. You must be age 18+ with ID. Either wear a costume to the show, or rent one onsite. Free parking.

Free tickets (weekdays)

Taste of Long Beach

June 26 - 27, 2019
Long Beach (24 miles south)
Buy $1 tasting tickets for sample-sized portions from Long Beach restaurants, and listen to live music at family-friendly Taste of Downtown at Pine Avenue & Promenade. Held in May, June, and August. Free.

Wine dinner at the zoo

June 27, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Griffith Park (10 miles north)
The monthly $150 Sustainable Wine Dinner Series features wine from a local winery, a gourmet dinner, a talk by a zoo professional, and an up-close animal encounter at the Los Angeles Zoo for age 21+.

Party at the zoo

June 28, 2019 (6 to 10:30 p.m.)
Griffith Park (10 miles north)
Roaring Nights features a cover band, DJ music, 15 food trucks, and bars at Los Angeles Zoo for age 21+.

Ticket deal $17

Comedy improv festival

June 28 - 30, 2019
Hollywood (7 miles NW)
The improvisation festival Del Close Marathon moves its shows from New York to Los Angeles in 2019.

Greek festival - Irvine

June 28 - 30, 2019
Irvine (43.4 miles SE)
A Taste of Greece promises delicious Greek food and pastries, Greek folk dancing, carnival rides, and a gift boutique at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church.

Garden party

June 28 - July 27, 2019
Exposition Park (2.4 miles SW)
Bring picnic food (no beverages except water) or shop from food trucks and order “garden-infused cocktails” during Summer Nights in the Garden, which offers “science and nature experiences,” live music, and a garden to wander at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Free.

Free concerts

June 28 - Sept. 25, 2019
multiple locations
KCRW radio presents Summer Nights “a series of outdoor shows featuring live band performances and DJ sets” in Southern California venues. Free.

Food truck festival

June 28, 2019 (4 to 8 p.m.)
Pasadena (11.8 miles NE)
Shop from food trucks and then spread a blanket among shaded oaks in the immaculate grounds surrounding Rose Bowl Stadium on Final Fridays, held the last Friday of every month (March to August). Free including parking.

Wine tasting

June 29, 2019 (6 to 10 p.m.)
Downtown (2.6 miles NE)
Taste 150 wines, shop from food trucks, and hear live music at Uncorked LA Wine Festival at Union Station for age 21+. Held in January and June.

Scavenger hunt in Santa Monica

June 29, 2019 (10 a.m.)
Santa Monica (14.1 miles west)
Teams of 2 to 4 players solve clues on a three-hour hunt as they travel from historic Santa Monica Pier to the trendy shops of Third Street Promenade during CityRace Santa Monica.

Ticket deal $18

Food festival

June 29, 2019
Arcadia (20 miles NE)
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.

Cask beer festival

June 29, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
Anaheim (29.4 miles SE)
Get a taste from 50 casks of beer made by Southern California breweries, with live music and food for sale during Firkfest Cask Beer Festival at Farmer’s Park.

Cat convention

June 29 - 30, 2019
Pasadena (11.4 miles NE)
Billed as the biggest cat-related convention in the world, CatCon features vendors of cat-centric merchandise, services for cat owners, and cats available to adopt at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Ticket deal $19 to $35

Sexy opera by Mozart

June 29 - 30, 2019
Santa Monica (13.4 miles west)
Two men bet they can seduce each other’s fiancées in disguise in Mozart’s clever comedy Così fan tutte sung in Italian and English with supertitles by Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera.

Ticket deal $15

Pirate festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
Long Beach (24.1 miles south)
Pirate Invasion & Mermaid Festival features pirates in costume, sword fights and cannon battles, craft and food vendors, a costume contest, a mermaid village, a kids’ zone, and live music at Shoreline Aquatic Park. Grounds map. Free.

Watermelon festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
Sylmar (25.3 miles north)
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.

Shakespeare in the park

June 29 - Sept. 1, 2019
Griffith Park (9.1 miles north)
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.

Get painted as you run

June 30, 2019
Carson (14.8 miles south)
Wear a white shirt, and then get bombarded by handfuls of colored cornstarch as you run the 5K Color Run at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Block party in Venice

June 30, 2019
Venice (15.7 miles west)
A ticket to SamJam gets you “a day full of music from top and up-and-coming artists, live art, food trucks, drinks, and fun games” in the park and on the streets surrounding Oakwood Recreation Center. No pets.

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