Events

The LA Summer Festival Master Calendar

LA Street Food Fest

Now that you've made plans for which outdoor movie screenings you're going to hit this summer (so, all of them?), it's time to make plans for which festivals you're going to hit this summer (so... all of them, too?). Especially now that you've got this list of EVERY SINGLE FESTIVAL in one place.

FYI: we'll be updating throughout the summer, so eventually it WILL have every single one. So, go ahead and bookmark... now.

Pancakes & Booze

Uh, a pop-up underground art show in a warehouse filled with booze and all-you-can-eat pancakes? Suck it, IHOP.

Hamburger and Hops Music Festival

Sure, they’ve got live music, burgers, and beer, but where’s the bocce ball you might be asking? Well stop asking, 'cause they’ve got that, too.

Tributefest

Wanna see U2, The Beatles, Journey, Bob Marley, Elton John, The Police, Queen, and The Rolling Stones all on the same day? Never gonna happen, ever, but you can almost sort of see them at this tribute band blowout show.

OC Night Market

Arcadia’s biggest Asian-themed night market finally makes its way to OC, again. Check out more than 200 vendors, complete with food, beer, art, and music.

OC Beer Festival

Missed the LA event in April? Head down to the OC and get your drink on.

Joshua Tree Music Festival

$180 for four days of music in the middle of the desert. Camp there, 'cause duh.

OC Greek Fest

Greek Fest brings you three days of live music, authentic Greek food, and tours of the church. Opa!

Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Even if "vegan" is a trigger word for you, this festival blasts out actually-good, non-animal food, plus beer, which is double-good. Added bonus: great bands, including recent Coachella Americana-rockers Jamestown Revival.

California Strawberry Festival

Contests, live music, strawberry beer, and an estimated 1.5 million strawberries. If y’all like strawberries, this seems like a reasonable event to attend.

Bite at the Beach

Storm the beach for a day of food, craft beer, and live music. And pssst -- it helps charity, so you’re pretty much a terrible person if you don’t go.

Venice Spring Fling

All-day free music festival with music from members of Fishbone, Country Joe and the Fish, and many other bands without fish in their names.

LAWineFest

Unlimited wine pours (beer too!), food trucks, and free crackers.  And even discounted tickets for your DD!
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Make Music Pasadena

It's amazing that this giant festival's still free: main-stage performers include nationally-touring bands like Sir Sly, The Moth & The Flame, and Nick Waterhouse.

Tacolandia

More than 80 taco vendors fill the streets of Downtown for this event, which's already sold out (bummer!) but you can probably find tickets on the FB page or Stubhub as it gets closer (not-bummer!).

Taste of the Nation

An open-to-the-public benefit food fest with lauded chefs including Susan Feniger, Bruce Kalman, and Kris Morningstar.

Los Angeles Film Festival

LA's preeminent film fest will be full of premieres and both great indie and great mainstream films.

LA Pride

The annual LGBT pride fest is a great excuse for all sexual orientations to party. Also: Kesha, yo!

Santa Monica Grand Tasting

Major chefs (including Susan Feniger and Phillip Franklin Lee) are doling out samples and pairings.

Playboy Jazz Fest

There isn't a more boisterous audience than the one at Playboy Jazz Fest, nor one that's better to people watch at. And the music's pretty great, too.

LA Beer Week Kickoff Festival

The eight-day-long week (who's counting?) kicks off with 75 craft breweries, two stages of live music, and, of course, food trucks.

Pasadena Chalk Festival

It sounds ridiculous, but the chalk artists here will blow. You. Away.

La Nuit En Rose

An all-Rose wine festival? Yeah. It's a thing.

Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival

Raise money for local schools while you taste food, wine, and beer over the course of two weekends (June 26-27 and July 10-11).

Punk Rock Picnic

Like, a billion 1-2-3-4 bands including the Angry Samoans and Agent Orange

626 Night Market

The OG Night Market has three weekends this year (July 3-5, Aug 7-9, and Sept 4-6), so you have no excuse to miss it. (And on Sept 6 it’ll be open ‘til 1am).

LA Street Food Fest

All-you-can-eat samples from award-winning chefs, trucks, carts, and pop-ups. Oh, and beer, too.

Woogie Weekend

Crazy-ass performance art troupe Lucent Dossier, plus tons of DJs and heady EDM

Downtown Film Fest

Maybe in 10 years you can be all like, “I saw their film at the DFFLA before they were famous!” Maybe.

Reggae On The Mountain

You either love reggae or you don't. If you do... yeah, this is for you.

Luckyrice

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker hosts a major asian-themed fest, with bites from Badmaash and Katsuya among many others.

Big Bite Bacon Festival

Uh, there's a ton of bacon and a ton of beer. Do you need any more info? You do not.

Hard Summer

The Weeknd and Jack U, as well as Chromeo and Ratatat, make this The Best Lineup Ever for the annual oontz-fest.

Sundance Nextfest

Up and coming bands are matched with up and coming movies. Yeah!

Low End Theory Fest

All the best underground hip hop and DJs, including Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, and many, many more

Burgers & Beer

35+ burgers. 30+ beers. You.

Summer Breeze Festival

Keith Sweat AND K-Ci and Jo Jo? Yeah. That's right.

Echo Park Rising

The Eastside's totally taken over by this free, three-day music festival, with hundreds of TBA local bands (and thousands and thousands of local hipsters).

Nisei Week Japanese Festival

A week-long celebration of Japanese culture and community. And a parade, obviously.

Sonic Submarine

KCRW DJs break down beats for free outside in SaMo

FYF Fest

Coachella's indie rock cousin's lineup this year features topliners like Morrissey and Frank Ocean, as well as deep-cut picks including garage rockers BRONCHO and electro legends Spiritualized.

LA Food and Wine

LA's biggest food festival will once again have internationally acclaimed chefs cooking at tons of high-end events all over town.

LA County Fair

So. Many. Deep. Fried. Things.

E Hula Mau

A gigantic celebration of Hawaiian culture, complete with food, music, and Hula/chant competitions.

The Taste

Three days of high-end food and seminars from notables like Jonathan Gold

LA Podfest

Podcasters are still TBD for the fourth annual LA Podfest

Folk Revival Festival

Bar-rockers Deer Tick headline this Americana-and-more music fest

Port of LA Lobster Festival

Three days of lobster, music, and pirates. Seriously, there are always pirates.

Abbot Kinney Fest

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