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Los Angeles events June 2019

Neighborhood festival

June 1, 2019
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.

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
(begins May 31)
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.

Ticket deal $18

Jazz festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 31)
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.”

Small Renaissance fair

June 1 - 23, 2019
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.

Classic film festival

June 1 - 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).

Outdoor movies

June 1 - Sept. 14, 2019
(begins May 4)
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.

Ticket deal $12 (May 25+)

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+.

Ticket deal $65

Family music festival

June 2, 2019
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.

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.

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.

Beauty and The Beast

June 4 - 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 $16 to $33

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.

Free music at FigFest

June 7 - 28, 2019
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.

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.

Ticket deal $11

Community pet fair

June 9, 2019
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.

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.

Latin festival

June 13, 2019
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.

Skateboard competition

June 13 - 16, 2019
Long Beach (24.2 miles south)
Watch the best skateboarders compete during the Dew Tour at Long Beach Convention Center. Free.

Fringe theater festival

June 13 - 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.

Shakespeare by the Sea

June 13 - 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

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.

Asian night market (O.C.)

June 14 - 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.

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.

Beer festival

June 15, 2019
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.

Sidewalk chalk festival

June 15 - 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.

L.A. Roadsters Show

June 15 - 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 15 - 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.

Father’s Day on a tall ship

June 15 - 16, 2019
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 15 - 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+.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ticket deal $22

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.]

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.”

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.

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.

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+.

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 - Aug. 9, 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.

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.

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. It moves from September to June this year.

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

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.

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.

Free concerts

June 2019
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.

Rooftop theater

June 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).

Free concerts downtown

June 2019
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. Do not bring pets, glass containers, or alcohol. Free.

Dance Downtown

June 2019
Downtown (1.8 miles NE)
Join the crowd dancing under the stars at Dance DTLA in Grand Park. Free.

Annual music concert

June 2019
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.

Doughnut festival

June 2019
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.

Taco festival

June 2019
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+.

Movies at the cemetery

June 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.

Technology expo

June 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+.

Music festival in Pasadena

June 2019
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.

Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival

June 2019
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+.

Cannabis event

June 2019
Santa Monica (14.4 miles west)
Although the theme is marijuana, none is allowed at 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.

Skateboard music festival

June 2019
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.

Louisiana music festival

June 2019
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 p.m.) near the Queen Mary. Kids 12 and younger free.

Cask beer festival

June 2019
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.

Latin American street fair

June 2019
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.

Country music

June 2019
Huntington Beach (40 miles SE)
Coastal Country Jam offers barbecue, beach bars, and big country music stars at Huntington State Beach. Held in April and June.

Kids meet trucks in O.C.

June 2019
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.

Riverside food festival

June 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 SilverLakes Food, Wine and Music Festival, with live music and children’s activities at Silverlakes Sports Complex. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Greek festival - San Bernardino

June 2019
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.

Father’s Day at the aquarium

June 2019
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.

Shakespeare in the park

June 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. Free.

Free movies on the beach

June 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.

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