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Berry festival

April 1 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Buena Park (25 miles SE)
Knott’s Berry Farm was among the first farms to grow boysenberries, which they celebrate during Knott’s Boysenberry Festival with berry-inspired dishes, drinks, a beer & wine garden, entertainment, and family activities. Highly rated on Yelp.

Scrapbook Expo

April 3 - 4, 2020
CANCELED
Pomona (31.3 miles east)
Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the Fairplex.

Art books

April 3 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
Downtown (2.3 miles NE)
Browse artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines from 300 exhibitors at the L.A. Art Book Fair at Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Free.

Small-town festival

April 3 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
Lancaster (72 miles north)
Almond Blossom Festival has arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival rides, live music, and a Saturday car show at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. Free.

Cherry blossom walk

April 3 - May 9, 2020
CANCELED
La Cañada Flintridge (14.3 miles north)
Join one of the guided Spring Bloom Walks in Descanso Gardens. Check the schedule on their events calendar.

Free museum day

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
Statewide
Get a free ticket that allows two people to visit one of the many museums participating in Museum Day Live.

Beer festival

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
Westlake (1.2 miles north)
A ticket to L.A. Beer Festival includes samples of 200 beers from 80 breweries, live bands, DJ dance music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck vendors outdoors at Los Angeles Center Studios. Held in April & Sept.

Disco party + movie

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
Downtown (1.3 miles NE)
Dress up in decadent glamor for Scarface + Disco Party, which promises an extravagant party “with full bars, DJs, and dazzling photo moments on every floor” of Los Angeles Theatre before and after screening “Scarface” for age 17+.

Indoor art show

April 4 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
Los Angeles (4.3 miles NE)
Twice a year, 60 artists invite you to visit their loft studios during Brewery Artwalk in the former Pabst Brewery at 2100 N. Main Street. Held in April and Oct. Free.

Scandinavian Festival

April 4 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
Thousand Oaks (46.1 miles NW)
Enjoy authentic food, music, singing, dancing, games, and crafts from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland at the Scandinavian Festival on the campus of California Lutheran University.

Tasting event

April 5, 2020
CANCELED
Pasadena (11.8 miles NE)
Masters of Taste offers you “delicious, unlimited tastings from L.A.’s top master chefs and restaurants, craft cocktail bars, wineries, and local breweries” plus live entertainment on the field of Rose Bowl Stadium for age 21+.

Cherry blossom festival

April 5, 2020
CANCELED
Torrance (17.7 miles SW)
Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival offers “performances from artists representing cultures around the world,” children’s activities, and food & crafts for sale at Columbia Park. Free.

Popular culture convention

April 10 - 12, 2020
CANCELED
Anaheim (30 miles SE)
WonderCon promises comics, movies, TV, animation, books and authors, action figures and collectibles, a costume masquerade, and anime screenings at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Coachella music festival

April 10 - 12 & 17 - 19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Indio (132 miles east)
Watch 200 musicians perform at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, with food vendors, art installations, and camping at Empire Polo Club. Sold out. This event has moved from April 10 - 19 to October 9 - 18.

Blessing of the Animals

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
Downtown (2.4 miles NE)
Carry or walk your pet in the procession of farm animals and pets at Blessing of the Animals, which has lively music and colorful dancers at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, on Main Street (from Arcadia to Cesar Chavez). See schedule. Free.

Festival of Colors

April 11, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Van Nuys (18.8 miles SE)
Get a ticket that includes packets of brightly colored cornstarch to throw at each other during Festival of Colors, which promises “interactive dance, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, cuisine, free hugs, and lotsa love” at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. Moved from April 11 to June 27.

Groupon tickets (June)

Easter restaurants

April 12, 2020
UNCERTAIN
multiple locations
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Easter weekend. Select a morning hour to see brunch availability, or select an evening hour for dinner.

Easter brunch cruise

April 12, 2020
CANCELED
Marina del Rey or Newport Beach
Take an Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise that includes two hours of views, a classic breakfast buffet, champagne, entertainment, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Classic Film Festival

April 16 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Hollywood (8 miles NW)
Watch classic movies on the big screen in some of the world’s most iconic venues during Classic Film Festival, sometimes joined by the people who made them.

New art fair

April 16 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Santa Monica (12.5 miles west)
Based in London, The Other Art Fair “leads the way in uncovering and nurturing new and innovative creative talent” exhibiting works by 140 emerging artists at Barker Hangar. Held in April and September. Children under age 16 free.

Spring festival

April 17 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Huntington Park (8 miles SE)
Los Angeles’ Largest Spring Festival [formerly Carnaval Primavera] has food vendors, arts & crafts booths, a free health fair, a children’s mask contest, entertainment onstage, and a carnival. Free.

Car race

April 17 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Long Beach (27.4 miles south)
Join 200,000 watching turbocharged cars tear down city streets at up to 185 m.p.h. in multiple races during Grand Prix of Long Beach, which also offers a family zone, cars on display, and evening concerts at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

Science fair

April 17 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
Family-friendly Imaginology has exhibits, hands-on activities, and competitions that relate to science, technology, engineering, artwork, animals, and math at OC Fair & Event Center. Free.

Vintage Fashion Show and Tea

April 18, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Montecito Heights (5.7 miles NE)
Dress up for the Victorian Tea and Vintage Fashion Show, which includes tea, sweet and savory sandwiches, deserts, and narrators telling “historical stories as models don authentic period costumes and vintage gowns on a picturesque outdoor runway” at Heritage Square Museum. Moved from April 18 to September 26.

Earth Day in Whittier

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
Whittier (17 miles east)
Enjoy music and dance performances, make eco-friendly arts & crafts, and learn about environmental issues during Earth Day at 1955 Workman Mill Road. Free.

Halloween event

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
La Mirada (22.7 miles SE)
Get a free ticket and wear a costume to the Spook Show, which features 100 curated vendors, musicians, artists, and Halloween enthusiasts outside Halloween Club at 14447 Firestone Boulevard in La Mirada.

Chalk Festival

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
Covina (24.7 miles east)
Watch artists transform concrete into colorful, temporary art at the Chalk Festival, with music and vendors in Heritage Plaza (at the corner of San Bernardino Road & Citrus Avenue) in Covina. Free.

Neighborhood BBQ

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
Anaheim (25.1 miles SE)
The Western BBQ has non-profit food vendors, local entertainers, a craft fair, a reptile show, pony rides, kids’ activities, and even pot-bellied pigs at Maxwell Park. Free.

Tamale festival

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
Riverside (56 miles east)
Riverside Tamale Festival promises fine food, a beer & margarita garden, live music, folklorico dancing, and a children’s area at White Park.

Free national park day

April 18, 2020
some parks closed
Nationally
Admission is free at national parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks (including Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon). Expect more people and less parking than usual.

Book festival

April 18 - 19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
U.S.C. (2.1 miles south)
Shop from hundreds of booksellers and publishers, see photos and film screenings, attend author readings and panel discussions, watch chef demos, and hear live music at the Festival of Books at the University of Southern California. Free entry. Moved from April to October 3 & 4.

Craft market

April 18 - 19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Chinatown (3.1 miles NE)
Renegade Craft Fair has independent craft makers, food trucks, and DJ music at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Free. Moved from April to July 25 - 26.

Home show

April 18 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Pasadena (11.4 miles NE)
See home improvement products, services, and demonstrations at the Pasadena Spring Home Show at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Garden festival

April 18 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Palos Verdes (22.7 miles south)
Spring Festival includes an art walk, live music, food vendors, and tours of South Coast Botanic Garden.

Vintage sale at Disney

April 18 -19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Anaheim (29 miles SE)
Shop for vintage clothing, accessories, and home decor at the Dapper Day Expo, with live bands, dance lessons, and entertainment at the Disneyland Hotel. Held in April and November. Moved from April to June 20 & 21.

Cowboy festival

April 18 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Santa Clarita (31.8 miles north)
Y’all head to Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival to hear loads of folk and bluegrass music, chow on cowboy grub, and shop from Western vendors. The main event is Saturday & Sunday at William S. Hart Regional Park.

Poppy festival

April 18 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Lancaster (68.5 miles north)
Celebrate the state flower at California Poppy Festival, which has live music and dance on two stages, arts & crafts, food vendors, a farmer’s market, animal attractions, health exhibits, and a Sunday car show at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park.

Flower show in San Diego

April 18 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
Coronado (127 miles south)
Billed as the largest tented flower show in the nation, Coronado Flower Show surrounds a gazebo with bands playing, a food & wine pavilion, and a beer & wine garden in Spreckels Park. (Hours: Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Renaissance fair

April 18 - May 17, 2020
CANCELED
Irwindale (24 miles west)
Watch knights joust on horseback, mingle with costumed minstrels and troubadours, shop for art and food, and enjoy kids’ games and activities at The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. Children age 4 and younger are free.

People in the street

April 19, 2020
CANCELED
San Gabriel Valley (11 miles NE)
Enjoy 4 miles of car-free streets in the Heart of the Foothills (San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona) during 626 Golden Streets by walking, biking, skating, scooting, jogging, running, ambling, or strolling. Three event hubs have music and arts, e-bike demos, and family-friendly games and contests. Free.

Car show

April 19, 2020
CANCELED
Orange (34 miles SE)
See 400 pre-1976 street rods, custom, and classic vehicles on display at Orange Plaza Car Show, with 40 vendors and restaurants nearby in Old Towne. Free.

Taste of South Pasadena

April 21, 2020
CANCELED
South Pasadena (9.6 miles NE)
Get a taste of 12 wineries (5 to 7:30 p.m. at Canoe House) and 28 restaurants (6 to 9 p.m. at Fair Oaks Avenue & Mission Street) during the Rotary Club’s Taste of South Pasadena.

Earth Day downtown

April 22, 2020
CANCELED
Downtown (1.6 miles NE)
Discover how to live green at Earth Day LA, which offers performances, children’s recycled art projects, drought tolerant plant tours, plant giveaways, e-waste collection, and demonstrations of green technology in Grand Park. Free.

Taste of the Valley

April 23, 2020
CANCELED
Woodland Hills (26.7 miles NW)
The Taste of the Valley features tastes from 45 restaurants and 100 wineries plus cider and spirits outdoors at Westfield Promenade for age 21+.

Boat show on the water

April 23 - 26, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Newport Beach (47 miles SE)
Gaze longingly at 200 new sailboats and powerboats moored at the Newport Boat Show, and shop from exhibitors shoreside at Lido Marina Village. Free offsite parking and shuttle bus. Moved from April to May 14 - 17.

Magician

April 23 & 30, 2020
(Thursdays 8 p.m.)
Claremont (34.5 miles east)
Expect laughs and gasps at Handcrafted Mysteries “an immersive magic and mentalism experience with Greg Van Holsbeck” at The Claremont Forum. Rated highly on Yelp.

Goldstar tickets

Orange County film festival

April 23 - 30, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Newport Beach (47.2 miles SE)
Watch 350 films and attend evening galas during the Newport Beach Film Festival at theaters in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Moved from April to August 6 - 13.

Whiskey tasting

April 24, 2020
CANCELED
Santa Monica (12.5 miles west)
Taste 60 whiskeys with entertainment and food truck vendors during WhiskyX Los Angeles at Barker Hangar for age 21+.

Pet show

April 24 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
Watch dogs perform stunts, see police K-9 demonstrations, check out birds and reptiles, and shop from hundreds of vendors at America’s Family Pet Expo at OC Fair & Event Center. Do not bring pets.

Country music festival

April 24 - 26, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Indio (132 miles east)
Hear 50 top country singers at Stagecoach, an all-ages outdoor music concert that has a dance hall, games, BBQ, restaurants, and bars at Empire Polo Club. This event has moved from April 24 - 26 to October 23 - 25.

Music walk

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
South Pasadena (9.5 miles NE)
The family-friendly Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk features 60 acts on 14 stages, craft vendors, an art walk, food trucks, and a beer and wine garden in downtown South Pasadena, on and near Mission Street (from Edison Lane to Santa Fe Lane). Free.

Earth Day in Venice

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
Venice (13.5 miles west)
L.A. Sanitation presents Earth Day LA, with games, entertainment, eco mascots, 75 green exhibitors, garbage trucks and other city vehicles for kids to explore, free trees, and free food (while it lasts) at Penmar Recreation Center. Free.

Tea at the lighthouse

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
San Pedro (24.4 miles south)
Take a tour of Point Fermin Lighthouse, visit the gardens, shop from artisans, and have tea (10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) during Tea by the Sea in San Pedro. Donations.

Japanese festival

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
Monterey Park (10.8 miles east)
Cherry Blossom Festival features Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, martial arts, a tea ceremony, children’s activities, Asian food, and craft vendors at Barnes Park. Free.

Pasadena art fair

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
Pasadena (11 miles NE)
Shop from 200 artisans and food trucks at Jackalope Pasadena in Central Park. Held in April, August, and November. Free.

Earth Day in Long Beach

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
Long Beach (24.6 miles south)
Earth Day Celebration includes special programming and exhibits about climate change and protecting our environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Cinco de Mayo

April 26, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Downtown (2.1 miles NE)
Billed as America’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival, Fiesta Broadway features Latin American food, live entertainment, and carnival games for 200,000 attendees on Broadway and other streets near Los Angeles City Hall. Free. Moved from April 26 to June 14.

Food festival

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
Cypress Park (4.3 miles NE)
Taste of the Eastside is an all-ages food and drink festival featuring unlimited tastes from 32 Eastside restaurants, drinks for sale, designer vendors, live music, and DJs at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.

Thai New Year festival

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
East Hollywood (7.3 miles NW)
Buy Thai food, hear jazz in the beer garden, and watch folk dancing, Thai boxing, and cultural demonstrations at Thai New Year Songkran Festival on Hollywood Boulevard (from Western Avenue to Normandie Avenue). Free.

Puppet festival

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
Bel Air (17.8 miles NW)
Buy tickets in advance for the Skirball Puppet Festival, which features stories told using an array of puppets (from shadow puppets to giant pageant puppets), live music, and art making at Skirball Cultural Center.

Dutch day

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
Long Beach (21.7 miles SE)
Wear orange (and sunscreen) to Dutch King’s Day LA at Long Beach POA Park for a taste of Dutch popular music, games, entertainment, and food.

Taste of Huntington Beach

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
Huntington Beach (37.1 miles SE)
A ticket to Taste of Huntington Beach gets you tastes from 50 local restaurants and catering companies, unlimited sips from wineries and breweries, and live music at Huntington Beach Sports Complex. Excellent reviews on Yelp. Children age 3 and younger are free.

Home & garden tour

April 26 - May 17, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Rose Bowl (11.6 miles NE)
Tour the Boddy House on the grounds of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge during Pasadena Showcase House of Design for age 12+. Restaurant and shops are onsite, and parking is offsite with a shuttle. Closed Mondays. Moved from April to June 7 - 28.

Asian Pacific films

April 30 - May 8, 2020
CANCELED
multiple locations
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival screens films “by and about Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences.”

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