Make sure your summer goes out with a bang this year – spend Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles and you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time. If you’re looking for Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend 2019 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Los Angeles in September, including:
- Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
- 626 Night Market
- L.A. County Fair
- The Taste
- Cinecon Classic Film Festival
- Pacific Park
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Knott's Berry Farm
- L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens
- Whale Watching Cruise
1. Six Flags Magic Mountain
2. Friday Night Jazz @ LACMA
Every Friday from April to November the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosts a free jazz concert outdoors. It's one of the museum's most beloved ongoing programs. The style and performers vary each week, so you're bound to find something new each time you go. Bring a blanket, the whole family, and just relax at this free community event. Be sure to arrive early to secure the best spots!View this post on Instagram
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3. 626 Night MarketThis summer marks the 8th year of this annual food festival. Evocative of classic Asian night markets, this festive local event is billed as a "quintessential Californian experience." Come here to taste authentic, mouth-watering Asian fare of the type you don't see in the hot new sushi joint. This year's theme of the 626 Night Market is "Bring on the Memories," which seems pretty appropriate for the combination of excitement and nostalgia that this event evokes for many of us. The 626 Night Market is located at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The event dates closest to Labor Day are August 30-September 1, 2019. The event is free to attend and food is available for purchase.
4. L.A. County FairMaking its debut on Labor Day Weekend, the popular L.A. County Fair has a little bit of something for everyone. Like most county fairs, it was originally designed as an agricultural festival; things like livestock beauty contests and fresh local produce attest to that heritage. But you’ll also find fun modern events like dance performances, wine tastings, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, and more. This year the fair begins on August 30, 2019 and runs through September 22, 2019.
5. The TasteYet another food-centric event, The Taste is a great Hollywood attraction for just about everyone. It's sponsored by the L.A. Times, and is a great experience for locals and visitors alike. Sip, savor, and celebrate with food and beer samples, cooking demonstrations, mixologist demonstrations, wine tastings, and even special competitions. Remember to come with an empty stomach! The 2019 dates are yet to be announced, but it usually takes place around Labor Day.
6. Cinecon Classic Film FestivalHeld in one of Hollywood’s most historic theaters, Cinecon Classic Film Festival is a Hollywood darling. It's located at the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre (somewhere worth touring on your own time, like the TCL Chinese Theatres) and features a lovingly curated selection of classic cinema. If you just can’t get enough of old black and white films, this is the event for you. The first night opens with a grand gala featuring the silent comedy Bare Knees (1928) and the whole thing only gets better from there. The 2019 event dates are August 29 - September 2, 2019. Tickets are available now, and act quickly -- this event does sell out!
7. Pacific Park
8. Universal Studios Hollywood
9. Knott's Berry Farm
10. The L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens
One of the best ways to spend the closing days of summer is by exploring the expansive natural world in L.A.--no, really! Griffith Park is one of the biggest parks in the area, and it features a wealth of attractions. There's a free Observatory, bike and running trails for days, and, of course, the L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This engaging zoo is home to over one thousand critters from around the world, including many of your favorites and many rare and endangered species. Likewise, the botanical gardens are equally diverse and quite expansive--a stroll through here makes for a leisurely bit of sightseeing and a great opportunity for some stunning photos.View this post on Instagram
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