August 30th//Events, Lifestyle

6 Whimsical Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend

As most Los Angeles residents know from years of practice and never-ending trips to buy sunscreen, there are plenty of sun-soaked days to be had in the months following Labor Day Weekend. For this reason, we’ve decided to compile a list of ways to spend the upcoming holiday that don’t involve schlepping to an over-crowded beach (no offense, Santa Monica) or rooftop pool party (sorry, Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel). From deep-fried Oreos to music and film festivals and a historic baseball team, here are 6 ways to say farewell to the final weeks of summer, L.A.-style.

1. Los Angeles County Fair

When: Sept 1- 24

Where: The Fairplex in Pomona

Snapshot: Monday, September 1st marks Opening Day for the festive county fair! Refer to this guide to make the most out of your day.


2. The Taste

When: Sept 1 – 3

Where: Paramount Pictures Studios

Snapshot: Be there when the iconic studio lot transforms into the ultimate pop-up and block party replete with food, wine seminars, cooking demos, great spirits and good company.


3. Cinecon Classic Film Festival

When: Aug 31 – Sept 4

Where: The Egyptian Theater Hollywood

Snapshot: Has there ever been a more ideal way to beat the summer heat than by reclining in chair to watch classic movies all day?

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, California

4. Made In LA Music & Arts Festival

When: Sept 2 – 3

Where: Golden Road Brewing

Snapshot: This is the beer distillery’s inaugural Labor Day Weekend event dedicated to showcasing artists and vendors from and/or established in Los Angeles. Bonus: attendees can choose one of three charities—Heal The Bay, Wags & Walks, and Light Bringer—to donate a portion of their ticket sales to.


5. 626 Night Market

When: Sept 1 – 3

Where: Santa Anita Park

Snapshot: Now in its 6th season, with a 3-day flagship event at Santa Anita Park, 626 Night Market is the original and largest (over 200 vendors!) Asian-themed night market in the entire United States.


6. Dodgers Baseball

When: Sept 4

Where: Dodger Stadium at 5:10 p.m. PDT

Snapshot: The Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks just in time for the sun to start setting on the holiday weekend. Don’t miss a chance to witness their historic season—they are even set to break the record for the most wins during the regular season. Not a baseball fan? Both the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans play in their respective football season openers over the weekend).


*Photos courtesy of Timeout, Love Happy Hour, Visit Anaheim, NPR & Wallpaper Gallery

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