Events

Every LA Fall Festival Worth Going to, Now in One Calendar

Published On 09/16/2015 Published On 09/16/2015
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Location

Sep 16 Wed

Calabasas Film Festival A top-notch showcase of major premieres (including Tom Hardy’s Legend, which looks fucking badass), as well as extremely impressive student films.

Calabasas

Calabasas Film Festival Calabasas A top-notch showcase of major premieres (including Tom Hardy’s Legend, which looks fucking badass), as well as extremely impressive student films.

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Event

Location

Sep 17 Thu

LA Podcast Festival Three days of podcast madness, including legends like Marc Maron, Doug Benson, and Paul F. Tompkins.

Sofitel Hotel

LA Podcast Festival Sofitel Hotel Three days of podcast madness, including legends like Marc Maron, Doug Benson, and Paul F. Tompkins.

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Event

Location

Sep 17 Thu

California Beer Festival Ventura Food & beer pairing contests, food trucks, games, live music, and, or right, tons of great California beers.

Mission Park, Ventura

California Beer Festival Ventura Mission Park, Ventura Food & beer pairing contests, food trucks, games, live music, and, or right, tons of great California beers.

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Event

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Sep 18 Fri

Pasadena Greek Fest Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, wine, spirits… opa!

Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church

Pasadena Greek Fest Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, wine, spirits… opa!

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Event

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Sep 18 Fri

Folk Revival Festival Growly rockers Deer Tick headline this Americana-and-more music fest, perfect for fans missing now-defunct Way Over Yonder festival.

Rainbow Lagoon Park

Folk Revival Festival Rainbow Lagoon Park Growly rockers Deer Tick headline this Americana-and-more music fest, perfect for fans missing now-defunct Way Over Yonder festival.

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Event

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Sep 19 Sat

Thai Cultural Day Thai food, activities, and massages (yep) galore.

Barnsdall Park

Thai Cultural Day Barnsdall Park Thai food, activities, and massages (yep) galore.

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Event

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Sep 23 Wed

Gallivant The video network Tastemade throws a, uh, tasting event, with DJ Them Jeans spinning beats and Jon and Vinny's, Broken Spanish, and more providing bites.

Tastemade Studios, Santa Monica

Gallivant Tastemade Studios, Santa Monica The video network Tastemade throws a, uh, tasting event, with DJ Them Jeans spinning beats and Jon and Vinny's, Broken Spanish, and more providing bites.

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Event

Location

Sep 24 Thu

Port of LA Lobster Festival Lobster, pirates, and tons of great music including Run River North and steampunk-rockers Vaud and the Villains.

Port of LA, San Pedro

Port of LA Lobster Festival Port of LA, San Pedro Lobster, pirates, and tons of great music including Run River North and steampunk-rockers Vaud and the Villains.

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Event

Location

Sep 24 Thu

Feast of San Gennaro A three-day celebration of Italian culture featuring tons of food, music, and rides.

Hollywood & Highland Center

Feast of San Gennaro Hollywood & Highland Center A three-day celebration of Italian culture featuring tons of food, music, and rides.

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Event

Location

Sep 24-Dec 31

Angel City Jazz Festival Some of the best jazz you can see anywhere. Period.

All over LA

Angel City Jazz Festival All over LA Some of the best jazz you can see anywhere. Period.

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Event

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Sep 25 Fri

LA Fall Beer Fest Downtown’s best beer fest is back again for a killer day full of unlimited tastings, food trucks, and live country-leaning music.

LA Center Studios

LA Fall Beer Fest LA Center Studios Downtown’s best beer fest is back again for a killer day full of unlimited tastings, food trucks, and live country-leaning music.

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Event

Location

Sep 26 Sat

Abbot Kinney Fest Four stages of music and spoken word, three beer gardens, and tons of food. Duh, duh, and duuuuuuuuuuuh.

Abbot Kinney Blvd

Abbot Kinney Fest Abbot Kinney Blvd Four stages of music and spoken word, three beer gardens, and tons of food. Duh, duh, and duuuuuuuuuuuh.

Flickr/Hilary Perkins (edited)

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Event

Location

Sep 30 Wed

LA Korean Festival Koreans know a thing or two about a thing or two, so come celebrate those things (or two) with them.

Seoul International Park

LA Korean Festival Seoul International Park Koreans know a thing or two about a thing or two, so come celebrate those things (or two) with them.

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Event

Location

Sep 30 Wed

Ramen Slurpfest Uh, so many noodles, from all over the country, with chefs represented from New York, Florida, and Austin.

Millwick (DTLA)

Ramen Slurpfest Millwick (DTLA) Uh, so many noodles, from all over the country, with chefs represented from New York, Florida, and Austin.

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Event

Location

Oct 1 Thu

Luckyrice Moon Festival Cocktail Feast The booze equivalent to the Asian-themed Luckyrice event brings drinks and more from Cocktail Academy and Seoul Sausage Co.

Vibiana

Luckyrice Moon Festival Cocktail Feast Vibiana The booze equivalent to the Asian-themed Luckyrice event brings drinks and more from Cocktail Academy and Seoul Sausage Co.

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Event

Location

Oct 2 Fri

Anaheim Mariachi Festival The 10th year of this huge mariachi celebration boasts a ton of music, as well as a street fair with food, music, and art.

Pearson Park Amphitheatre

Anaheim Mariachi Festival Pearson Park Amphitheatre The 10th year of this huge mariachi celebration boasts a ton of music, as well as a street fair with food, music, and art.

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Event

Location

Oct 7 Wed

Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival J-Tree is ready to rock with its second festival of the year, which leans jam band-y, lineup wise.

Joshua Tree

Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival Joshua Tree J-Tree is ready to rock with its second festival of the year, which leans jam band-y, lineup wise.

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Event

Location

Oct 9 Fri

Taste of Italy More than 100 wines and tons of restaurants will be at this year’s celebration of Italian food, as well as pro chef demonstrations and live entertainment.

Pico House

Taste of Italy Pico House More than 100 wines and tons of restaurants will be at this year’s celebration of Italian food, as well as pro chef demonstrations and live entertainment.

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Event

Location

Oct 12 Mon

Screamfest Horror Film Festival Some of the best films you can find at any film fest, horror or otherwise.

TCL Chinese 6 Theaters

Screamfest Horror Film Festival TCL Chinese 6 Theaters Some of the best films you can find at any film fest, horror or otherwise.

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Event

Location

Oct 16 Fri

Burbank Beer Fest The Valley gets its own beer fest? Yep! With 85 brews, live music, and vendors. Believe.

Downtown Burbank

Burbank Beer Fest Downtown Burbank The Valley gets its own beer fest? Yep! With 85 brews, live music, and vendors. Believe.

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Event

Location

Oct 16 Fri

Farmers Market Fall Festival Pie eating contest! Music! PIE-EATING CONTEST!

The Grove

Farmers Market Fall Festival The Grove Pie eating contest! Music! PIE-EATING CONTEST!

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Event

Location

Oct 17 Sat

Eastside Food Fest The second year of the Silver Lake-based event features Starry Kitchen, Pine & Crane, and Moon Juice.

Mack Sennett Studios

Eastside Food Fest Mack Sennett Studios The second year of the Silver Lake-based event features Starry Kitchen, Pine & Crane, and Moon Juice.

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Event

Location

Oct 23 Fri

Dia de Los Muertos All the pan de muerto you can stomach, as well as tons of other Mexican goodies, performances, music, and thousands of people in that crazy sugar skull dia makeup.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dia de Los Muertos Hollywood Forever Cemetery All the pan de muerto you can stomach, as well as tons of other Mexican goodies, performances, music, and thousands of people in that crazy sugar skull dia makeup.

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Event

Location

Oct 29 Thu

Escape Psycho Circus A two-day EDM fest. So, like, totally scary.

NOS Events Center

Escape Psycho Circus NOS Events Center A two-day EDM fest. So, like, totally scary.

Date

Event

Location

Oct 30 Fri

West Hollywood Carnaval Live music, entertainment, and, oh yeah, the biggest Halloween party in THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD.

Along Santa Monica Blvd

West Hollywood Carnaval Along Santa Monica Blvd Live music, entertainment, and, oh yeah, the biggest Halloween party in THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD.

Date

Event

Location

Oct 30-Dec 31

Hard Day of the Dead Deadmau5, Skrillex, & Hot Chip will be headlining this year’s best Day-of-the-Dead-and-also-EDM festival extravaganza.

Fairplex at Pomona

Hard Day of the Dead Fairplex at Pomona Deadmau5, Skrillex, & Hot Chip will be headlining this year’s best Day-of-the-Dead-and-also-EDM festival extravaganza.

Flickr/Audi USA (edited)

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Event

Location

Nov 4 Wed

AFI Fest One of the premiere LA film festivals features a Brad Pitt debut and other non-Brad Pitt stuff, too.

Around LA

AFI Fest Around LA One of the premiere LA film festivals features a Brad Pitt debut and other non-Brad Pitt stuff, too.

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Event

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Nov 13 Fri

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival The annual Odd Future-related fest this year's headlined by Snoop Dogg, and includes a bunch of other great local hip-hop.

The Park at LA Coloseum

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival The Park at LA Coloseum The annual Odd Future-related fest this year's headlined by Snoop Dogg, and includes a bunch of other great local hip-hop.

Flickr/Portland Tea Enthusiasts' Alliance (edited)

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Event

Location

Dec 4 Fri

LA International Tea Festival Look, the editor of Tea Time magazine is gonna be there, so you don’t want to miss it, because that doesn’t happen every year. (Or does it?)

Japanese American National Museum

LA International Tea Festival Japanese American National Museum Look, the editor of Tea Time magazine is gonna be there, so you don’t want to miss it, because that doesn’t happen every year. (Or does it?)

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Event

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TBA

OC Brew Ho Ho This OC beerfest is the perfect way to spread to some holiday cheer! And also drink a zillion beers!

Phoenix Club Anaheim

OC Brew Ho Ho Phoenix Club Anaheim This OC beerfest is the perfect way to spread to some holiday cheer! And also drink a zillion beers!