End your summer right. Here’s a list of fun happenings in LA to make your Labor Day Weekend unforgettable.
L.A County Fair
The perennially popular event still has farm-friendly appeal (livestock beauty contests, local produce) alongside the more modern acrobats, wine tastings, exhibitions and concerts.
L.A Times The Taste
The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine L.A. has to offer. Various L.A. Times editors and writers will host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail. Your ticket allows you full nibbling privileges, as you soak up knowledge from the esteemed panelists.
Roam the 400 stalls at this arts festival, sample the fine foods and listen to the music—and then take a dip in the nearby Pacific. Look out for the Fiesta over both Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
626 Night Market
One of America’s largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Come hungry and come caffeinated—this lively market, complete with over 250 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until 1am on Friday and Saturday (and midnight on Sunday).
Made in L.A Music & Arts Festival
Raise a glass to L.A.’s music, food, drinks and culture during this two-day fest from Golden road. The brewery has put together a surprisingly solid music lineup—Saint Motel, Dorothy, Andre Power, DâM-FunK, J Rocc and DUCKWRTH—alongside an art show, food trucks, specialty beers and more. Ticket proceeds benefit local arts resource ArtShareLA.
Rooftop Cinema Club
The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for their fourth season of screenings in Hollywood—and its second in Downtown L.A. Known for excellent film choices and a steady supply of snacks and booze, Rooftop Cinema Club is your snazzy, comfortable and less stressful alternative to other outdoor movie screenings.
Pop a top and drop a tailgate at this inaugural Labor Day weekend country music festival. Toby Keith is topping the lineup, with the rest of the performers still to be announced. Held on the grounds of the Forum, the event also includes cornhole championships, a truck show and honky tonk dancing
TDR’s Annual Labor Day Pool Party
Say so long to summer with 500 of your newest friends at this Labor Day pool party. Matchmaking service Three Day Rule is taking over the pool at the Viceroy Santa Monica for a party complete with DJs, dancing, BBQ, discounted cocktails, a braid bar, pool floats and more.