May 3 - 5
A festival for beach lovers, by beach lovers, BeachLife is exactly what it sounds like — a gigantic music festival on the beach. Toplined this year by Bob Weir of Grateful Dead fame and the perhaps the most famous beach lover of all, Brian Wilson, you’ll want to grab your surfboard and post up for what is bound to be the most chill music festival in LA. Needless to say, expect some nutso sunsets.
All across LA
The iconic LA series is partnering with Showtime this year for another great run of outdoor movies, live music, and food trucks. The first movie of the season is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but if you can’t make it, the rest of the season’s lineup includes hits like Crazy Rich Asians, Get Out, and Coming to America.
Cost: $14 online, $16 at the door
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
All across LA
Hopefully we don’t need to tell you that Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s in September). Hopefully we also don’t need to tell you that there will be a ton of stuff to do all over the city, including specials at nearly every Mexican restaurant, a huge BBQ in Exposition Park, and even a margarita party cruise.
May 4 - 5
Media Park & Montage Laguna Beach
Not only is Taste of the Nation one of the country’s best food and drink events, but it comes with that oh-so-great feeling of supporting No Kid Hungry. Amongst the vendors this year are hits like Border Grill, Gwen, Tesse, Maude, and so many more.
Cost: $95-5,000, depending on whether you get early bird admission or the Grand VIP package