With summer just around the corner, Los Angeles Tourism compiled a roundup of reasons to visit Los Angeles in the coming months. In addition to the weather, beaches and food, the city will be filled with fun events and experiences for visitors to make the most out of their vacation.
No matter what month travellers come to Los Angeles, there are fun events for all ages to complement any itinerary. Here’s an inside look of what’s going on in the city.
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June 1 – PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL returns for the third year in a row. LA Pride and Universal Studios have partnered to give the LGBTQ+ and ally communities an unforgettable after-hours experience in the park.
June 15 – Taqueando a “taco lifestyle festival” by Bill Esparza is an all-you-can-eat taco festival from the top taquerias from Southern California, Mexico and beyond.
June 23 – Family Flicks Film Series: The Dark Crystal is a free event for the whole family. The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world will show throughout the summer at the Hammer Museum.
June 29 – Uncorked: LA Summer Wine Fest returns this summer to the beautiful, historic Union Station brining over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe.
July 7; July 21; August 4 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl 20th Anniversary Season in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association hosts an impressive lineup of artists through the summer.
July 12 – 26 – Summer Dine L.A. 2019 returns with new restaurants offering set-price menus throughout the city.
July 12, July 26, August 9 – Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at NHM.
July 18 – 28 – Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films. It is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered the preeminent LGBTQ film festival in the world.
July 18 – Sunset Concerts at the Skirball Cultural Center hosts an eclectic lineup of acts that pay tribute to cultural traditions while creating new, vibrant sounds all their own. Concerts are free and occur through July and August.
July 26 – 28 – Hermosa Beach Open Every year from 1984 through 2010, Hermosa Beach was a cornerstone of the AVP schedule, and upon the Open’s return in 2017, it became a cornerstone of the tour again. The passionate Hermosa beach volleyball fans arrive early and leave late to cheer on their favorites all tournament long, creating one of the most energetic beach volleyball environments in the world.
August 3 – Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Tour join Big Bird, Elmo, and the gang as they meet kids far and wide to learn all about their streets.
August 16 – OUT Under the Stars is hosting a summer movie night at Hollywood Forever with live music and free swag. Bring a picnic and enjoy Hairspray while supporting a good cause. In August, OUT Under the Stars will show Dreamgirls.
August 23 – 25 – DTLA Proud Festival returns to Pershing Square August 23rd-25th – celebrating the culture, history, and diversity of the growing LGBTQ+ community that lives, works, and plays in the thriving heart of the city of Los Angeles. Featuring a diverse lineup of local stage talent, community booths, art installations, retail vendors, interactive exhibits, food trucks, bars, and a pop-up water park, DTLA Proud Festival is created by the community, for the community.
August 29 – September 2 – Cinecon Classic Film Festival is where archivists, authors, collectors and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings hosted by the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
So if you’re looking for your next travel destination, Los Angeles is an excellent hotspot and won’t disappoint — considering the wide variety of events and attractions there are to visit.