Los Angeles events June 2018. Things to do in LA.

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Los Angeles events June 2018

Arts festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
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.

Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
Sawtelle (12.2 miles west)
A ticket to Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival includes food, wine, spirits, and beer with “the best chefs from NYC to LA” outdoors at The Olympic Collection for age 21+.

Annual music concert

June 2, 2018 (6:30 p.m.)
Exposition Park (2.3 miles south)
Ryan Seacrest hosts Wango Tango outdoors at Banc of California Stadium, featuring big names like Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and the Backstreet Boys.

Car show

June 2, 2018
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 2, 2018 (1 to 8 p.m.)
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.

Wine festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
Downtown (2.3 miles SE)
Taste wine and beer, hear live music, browse artisan boutiques, and visit food trucks at the L.A. WineFest at The Row, 777 S. Alameda Street for age 21+.

Technology expo

June 2 - 3, 2018
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+.

Islander festival at the aquarium

June 2 - 3, 2018
Long Beach (24.6 miles south)
Pacific Islander Festival has traditional craft demonstrations, entertainment, music, hula dancing, Tahitian drumming, and ancient Hawaiian games at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Jazz festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
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.”

Movies on the beach

June 2 & 16, 2018 (and other months)
Huntington Beach (40 miles SE)
Buy a ticket online to see popular films at BeachFront Cinema at Huntington State Beach. Read what to bring with you on the guidelines page.

Neighborhood festival

June 3, 2018 (1 p.m., VIP 12:30)
Beverlywood (7.7 miles west)
SORO Fest has a music and dance stage, food trucks, a beer garden, an arts village, an eco village, and a kids’ zone on South Robertson Boulevard (from Cadillac to Cattaraugus). Free.

Taste of the Nation

June 3, 2018
Culver City (8.2 miles west)
Enjoy gourmet food from 40 restaurants, fine wine, beer, cocktails, and a silent auction at Los Angeles Taste of the Nation at Media Park.

Bicycle ride

June 3, 2018
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.

Family music festival

June 3, 2018 (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.

Latin American street fair

June 3, 2018
Pomona (31.3 miles east)
Sancocho Festival features Latin food, music, and dance at the Fairplex in Pomona. Children age 13 and younger are free.

Small-town parade

June 3, 2018 (11 a.m.)
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.

Design festival

June 7 - 10, 2018
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.

Community pet fair

June 9, 2018 (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. Free.

Wooden Boat Festival

June 9, 2018
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.

Jazz festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
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 9 - 10, 2018
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.

Irish fair

June 9 - 10, 2018
Irvine (42 miles SE)
The Big Irish Fair and Music Festival 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.

Greek festival - San Bernardino

June 9 - 10, 2018
San Bernardino (62.2 miles east)
Small and friendly Inland Empire Greek Fest On the Hill [sound] serves authentic Greek food, homemade pastries, beer on tap, live music, and a bit of dancing at St. Prophet Elias Church.

Gay parade

June 10, 2018 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
West Hollywood (8.9 miles NW)
The annual LA Pride Parade fills Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax and La Cinega. Free.

Puerto Rican music festival

June 10, 2018
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.

Electronic games expo

June 12 - 14, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
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 15 - 16, 2018
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.

L.A. Roadsters Show

June 15 - 16, 2018
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.

Asian night market (O.C.)

June 15 - 17, 2018
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.

Vegan fair

June 16, 2018 (noon to 10 p.m.)
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.

Doughnut festival

June 16, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4 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. Free admission.

Kids meet trucks in O.C.

June 16, 2018 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
Kids get to see fire trucks, police cars, and construction vehicles up close and even sit in the driver’s seat at Truck Adventures at OC Fair & Event Center. Horns and sirens are silent until 11 a.m.

Beer festival

June 16, 2018 (2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)
Irvine (45 miles SE)
Orange County Big Summer Beerfest promises “unlimited samples of over 100 craft beers, wines, and spirits” with live bands, DJs, games, and food trucks at Orange County Great Park.

Father’s Day on a tall ship

June 16, 2018
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.

Sidewalk chalk festival

June 16 - 17, 2018
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.

New Media Film Festival

June 16 - 17, 2018
UCLA (13.4 miles NW)
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 James Bridges Theater.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 17, 2018
multiple locations
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Father’s Day.

Car show

June 17, 2018 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
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 17, 2018 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
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. Free.

Father’s Day Cruise

June 17, 2018
Marina del Rey & Newport Beach
Celebrate Dad on a Father’s Day Cruise with hours of coastal views while you eat brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Father’s Day at the aquarium

June 17, 2018 (11:30 a.m. to 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.

Father’s Day train ride

June 17, 2018 (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.)
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.

Beer week

June 19 - 24, 2018
multiple locations
L.A. Beer Week begins with a festival June 16 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+.

Fringe theater festival

June 19 - 24, 2018
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 19 - July 30, 2018
Hollywood (7.6 miles NW)
Watch classic and contemporary films under the open sky on a deck chair, with optional bar drinks and cafe food for sale at Rooftop Cinema Club either downtown (DTLA/Level) or Hollywood (Neuehouse) for age 18+.

Free movies on the beach

June 19 - Aug. 21, 2018
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.

Funny Hitchcock play

June 20 - 21, 2018 (8 p.m.)
Long Beach (27.3 miles south)
Four actors play 150 characters in The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit farce about a wrongly accused man racing to clear his name while evading the law, at The Beverly O’Neill Theater.

Ticket deal $18

Classic film festival

June 20 - 23, 2018
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).

Music day

June 21, 2018
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.

Giant music concert

June 21, 2018 (doors 11 a.m.)
Pomona (31.3 miles east)
Hear 55 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day when Warped Tour comes to Fairplex in Pomona. Food vendors.

Street art

June 21 - July 6, 2018
Chinatown (3.8 miles NE)
See paintings, sculpture, photography, and installations made by 100 “cultural outlaws who embody the spirit of the graffiti and street art culture” at Beyond the Streets.

Ticket deal $15

Modern family drama

June 21 - July 29, 2018
Downtown (1.7 miles north)
The Chicago Tribune calls The Humans a “kind, warm, beautifully observed, and deeply moving new play.” It reveals humor and heartbreak shared by a family at Thanksgiving at Ahmanson Theatre for age 13+.

Ticket deal $49 to $130

Shakespeare by the Sea

June 21 - Aug. 18, 2018
Los Angeles & Orange County
See two plays by William Shakespeare (The Merry Wives of Windsor & The Winter’s Tale) during Shakespeare by the Sea at 24 different venues. Free.

Free music at FigFest

June 22, 2018
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 p.m. during FigFest at 735 S. Figueroa Street. Free.

Chocolate and Art Show

June 22 -23, 2018 (7 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Downtown (2.7 miles SE)
The Chocolate and Art Show features artists, live body painting, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate at The Vortex on E. Olympic Boulevard for age 21+.

Millennial drama

June 22 - 24, 2018
Downtown (3 miles NE)
As We Babble On features an Asian American comic book artist and his diverse friends as they pursue careers in New York City, live at East West Players.

Ticket deal $20 to $25

Greek festival - Ventura County

June 22 - 24, 2018
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 22 - 24, 2018
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.

Coming-of-age rock musical

June 22 - July 8, 2018
North Hollywood (13.6 miles NW)
Teens navigate the confusing and troubled waters of adolescence in Spring Awakening, an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll, with adult subject matter at Cupcake Theater.

Ticket deal $20 to $49

Free concerts downtown

June 22 - Aug. 18, 2018
Downtown (1.4 miles NE)
Hear an eclectic mix of music on summer weekends at Grand Performances in the Grand Performances outdoor amphitheater at California Plaza. Free.

Dinner cirque show

June 22 - Sept. 1, 2018
Buena Park (25 miles SE)
Enjoy a five-course dinner while you watch an edgy mix of cabaret, comedy, music, and cirque-style acrobatics at Teatro Martini for age 18+.

Ticket deal $39 for dinner & show

Dance Downtown

June 22 - Sept. 7, 2018 (Fridays 7 to 11 p.m.)
Downtown (1.8 miles NE)
Join the crowd dancing under the stars at Dance DTLA: Dance Downtown in Grand Park. Free.
  • June 22 - Samba dance & lesson
  • June 29 - DJ night

Meditation festival

June 23, 2018 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
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.

Latin festival

June 23, 2018 (1 to 3 p.m.)
Lincoln Heights (5.1 miles NE)
Buy Latin foods (including concha sweet bread), shop from artists, watch a fashion show, and check out kids’ activities at Concha Con at Plaza de la Raza Gallery.

Mariachi concert

June 23, 2018 (6 p.m.)
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.

Ticket deal $22 to $25

Get painted as you run

June 23, 2018
Carson (15.4 miles south)
Wear a white shirt, and then get bombarded by handfuls of colored cornstarch as you run the 5K Color Run at StubHub Center.

Ticket deal $35

Skateboard music festival

June 23, 2018
Long Beach (23.7 miles south)
Part of Summer and Music festival in Long Beach, FKA 720 is an “all-skateboarding all-chill event” with skateboarding and bands playing at The Promenade North. Free.

Tasting event in Pomona

June 23, 2018 (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.”

Taco festival

June 23 - 24, 2018
Hollywood (6.3 miles NW)
L.A. Taco & Beer Festival features unlimited tastes of craft beer and tacos, DJ music, additional food for sale, and art vendors at Raleigh Studios for age 21+.

Music festival in Pasadena

June 23 - 24, 2018
Pasadena (11.5 miles NE)
Arroyo Seco Weekend features plenty of indie acts and heritage artists, high-end restaurant food and drink, and a kids’ area at Brookside Park.

Paddleboard race

June 23 - 24, 2018
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 [formerly Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival], with live bands, hula dancers, a beer garden, and a rum bar at the Santa Monica Pier. Free.

Louisiana music festival

June 23 - 24, 2018
Long Beach (26.2 miles south)
Enjoy the culture and cuisine of Louisiana Bayou Country at Long Beach Bayou Festival. Dance to blues and zydeco, eat Cajun and Creole food, visit the kids’ area, and watch the king and queen lead a parade with a traditional jazz band (Sat. 5 p.m. & Sun. 3:30 p.m.) near the Queen Mary.

Small Renaissance fair

June 23 - 24, 2018
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 and Memorial Day.

Ticket deal $13

Outdoor movies

June 23 - Sept. 15, 2018
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.

Ticket deal $16 for two

Santa Monica festival

June 24, 2018 (12 to 7 p.m.)
Santa Monica (14.6 miles west)
Family-friendly Summer Soulstice features five music stages, vendors and kids’ activities, and beer and wine gardens on car-free Main Street, a block from the beach. See schedule. Free.

People in the street

June 24, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Claremont & San Dimas (20 miles NW)
Walk, bike, or roller skate four car-free miles on Van Nuys Boulevard in the Valley (from Pacoima to Panorama City) during CicLAvia. Cars cross the route at four intersections. Minors need helmets unless they are walking. Free.

Country music

June 24, 2018 (noon to 9 p.m.)
Huntington Beach (40 miles SE)
Coastal Country Jam offers barbecue, beach bars, and big country music stars at Huntington State Beach. Held in April, June, and September.

Ticket deal $75

Wine dinner at the zoo

June 28, 2018 (6 p.m.)
Griffith Park (10 miles north)
This month, the $150 Sustainable Wine Dinner Series features wine from Santa Margarita, a gourmet dinner, a talk by a zoo professional, and an up-close animal encounter at the Los Angeles Zoo for age 21+.

Skateboard competition

June 28 - July 1, 2018
Long Beach (24.2 miles south)
Watch the best skateboarders compete during the Dew Tour at Long Beach Convention Center. Schedule. Free.

Country music at the zoo

June 29, 2018 (6 to 10:30 p.m.)
Griffith Park (10 miles north)
Roaring Nights features a DJ and a live band playing songs from the 1980s, a dozen food trucks, and bars at Los Angeles Zoo for age 21+.

Ticket deal $17

Master magician

June 29 - 30, 2018 (8 p.m.)
Hollywood (7.7 miles NW)
Immerse yourself in an entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music, when Adam Trent performs his fun show at Hollywood Pantages.

Ticket deal $49

Asian night market (L.A.)

June 29 - July 1, 2018
Arcadia (20 miles NE)
Shop from hundreds of vendors selling food, merchandise, and crafts at the 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park monthly all summer. No pets.

Greek festival - Irvine

June 29 - July 1, 2018
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 29 - Aug. 20, 2018 (Fridays)
Exposition Park (2.4 miles SW)
Bring a picnic, or buy food and “garden-infused cocktails” onsite 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.

Cabaret-style entertainment

June 30, 2018 (8 p.m.)
Downtown (1.1 miles east)
Tease, If You Please is a seductive burlesque show at the historic Globe Theater for age 21+ with a two-drink minimum.

Ticket deal $20

Movies at the cemetery

June 30, 2018 (and other months)
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.

Riverside food festival

June 30, 2018
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 SilverLakes Food, Wine and Music Festival, with live music and children’s activities at Silverlakes Sports Complex. Kids 12 and younger free.

Pirate festival

June 30 - July 1, 2018
Long Beach (24.1 miles south)
Pirate Invasion features pirates in costume, sword fights and cannon battles, craft and food vendors, a costume contest, a kids’ zone, and live music at Shoreline Aquatic Park. Schedule and map. Free.

Shakespeare in the park

June 30 - Sept. 2, 2018
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 2018 plays are “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Titus Andronicus.” Free.

Free concerts

June 30 - Sept. 6, 2018
multiple locations
KCRW public radio presents Summer Nights, “a series of outdoor shows featuring live band performances and DJ sets” in Southern California venues. Free.