Summer’s Last Hurrah!


We never want this time of year to end; yet the long-awaited three-day weekend that separates summer and fall is our last hurrah! From the LA County Fair to festivals, food, art, and music there’s a little something for everyone. Here are ten ways to enjoy your Labor Day holiday weekend — LA Style. At least we can still wear white after Monday!

1. Twilight Concert — September 8th
An LA summer favorite, this 30-year tradition brings together an eclectic collection of musical talent at the beach to be enjoyed by all. The season wraps September 8th from 7-10pm with the Ohio Players and Holy Ghost! — two bands that will get your boogie on!

Santa Monica Pier­—Santa Monica 90401

2. First Fridays and Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd.­— September 2nd
Hungry? Grab a friend and head over to Abbot Kinney Blvd (between Venice and Westminster) to enjoy a variety of food trucks offering the best in street cuisine from 5–11pm.

Abbott Kinney Blvd — Venice 90291

3. Los Angeles County Fair — September 2nd through September 25th
The LA County Fair kicks off Labor Day weekend and runs all September long. Come for the smorgasbord of food, live music, rides, and livestock galore.

Fairplex Exposition Complex — 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona 91768

4. The Taste — September 1st through September 4th
This food and wine extravaganza, sponsored by the LA Times and Food & Wine, never disappoints and maybe you just might spot the infamous Jonathan Gold, the LA Times Food Critic himself.

Paramount Pictures Studios — 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90038

5. Los Angeles Dodgers Game — September 2nd through September 4th
Head out to the ballpark to catch your favorite team in action! Watch the Dodgers take the mound this weekend for a home stand against their NL West rivals the San Diego Padres.

Dodger Stadium — 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles 90012

6. Weekend Concerts at Fisherman’s Village — September 3rd – September 25th
Enjoy the waterfront vibes amidst the great sounds of Jazz, Blues, Latin, and the best part — it’s FREE! Concerts are from 2-5pm and are held in the open plaza in Fisherman’s Village (next to the lighthouse). See the entire line up here.

Fisherman Village — 13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey 90292

7. Fiesta Hermosa — September 3rd through September 5th
An event described as the “largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California” — find your new objet d’art from 10-6pm.

Pier Avenue — Hermosa Beach 90254

8. The Venice Oceanarium Exhibit — September 4th
Experience and learn more about our awesome local ocean life at our pop up exhibit from 11:30-2:30pm.

Venice Pier — Washington Blvd and Ocean Front Walk, Venice 90405

9. Cinecon Classic Film Festival — September 1st through September 5th
This annual screening marks it’s 52nd year as LA falls in love again with classic cinema.

Egyptian Theatre — 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028

10. 626 Night Market — September 2nd through September 4th
626 Night Market is the biggest Asian-themed night market in the United States! Featuring food, merchandise, arts, games, crafts, music, and entertainment attractions. Don’t miss out as it’s the last one of the year!

Santa Anita Park — 285 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia 91007