Los Angeles May 2023

Los Angeles May 2023 Events

Los Angeles May 2023 Events

LA Beaches are Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Average temperature low and high: 58° - 74°
May is an ideal time to visit Los Angeles. Tourist attractions are a lot less busy than they will be in June, allowing you to freely explore the city before it gets hectic. The weather begins to become drier in May with little to no rain and lots of sunshine, a perfect place to enjoy Memorial Day weekend. Beaches, public spaces, and some businesses are open, with social distancing and masking mandates enforced throughout the city.

May Event Calendar

Cirque du Soleil Ovo

Prepare to be entertained and wowed by some of the world's top circus performers. In Cirque du Soleil's OVO production, audience members will emerge in a colorful, theatric, energetic, and acrobatic ecosystem made of creatures and insects that will bring you an unforgettable show. Tickets range from $120- $319 and can be purchased here.  

Mother's Day Brunch at the Aquarium

Mother\'s Day Brunch at the Aquarium

Show Mom how much you love and appreciate her by treating her to a unique brunch experience at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Mother's Day! You guys will be able to enjoy a decadent meal and have admission to see all of the exhibits at the aquarium as well!

RuPaul's DragCon World of Queens

RuPaul\'s DragCon World of Queens

Experience all the fun and excitement at RuPaul’s DragCon, which will feature celebrity drag queens, vendors, contests, and panel discussions. The event is open for all ages and is a fierce celebration of drag. Tickets start at $40 each.

BeachLife Festival

BeachLife Festival

The annual BeachLife Festival is a 3-day celebration of LA beach culture, the ocean along with the wildlife that inhabits it, and coastal resources. Live music performances from over 50 bands will be across four stages, with Rendo Beach as a scenic backdrop. Headliners at this year's festival include Weezer, the Smashing Pumpkins, Steve Miller Band, and more. Single-day tickets start at $159, and 3-day passes start at $419. Admission is free for children five and under. No cash will be accepted at the festival by vendors. Purchase passes, and see the full performance lineup online. 

Cruel World Festival

Don't miss one of the hottest new music festivals to hit California.  The Cruel World Festival, which was scheduled to debut in 2020 but now will face its first year in 2022, will feature all of your favorite throwback artists, including Blondie, Morrissey, Devo, and the Violent Femmes.  Tickets start at $264.

The Spongebob Musical

Are ya ready, kids?

Relive your favorite Nickelodeon series on broadway this year at the California Theatre. Join SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and the rest of the gang as they fight to save Bikini Bottom from impending doom. The award-winning musical will be fun for the whole family. Get your tickets here.

Tustin Lobster Fest

Tustin Lobster Fest

Indulge in all-you-can-eat lobster at the 11th annual Tustin Lobster Fest! In addition to scrumptious lobster, there will be tri-tip, salads, side dishes, desserts, and coffee. There will also be live music entertainment. Gates open at 4 pm, and ticket presales will be available in January.

Star Wars Celebration

Let the force be with you! Celebrate Star Wars at this 4-day celebration with immersive exhibits, an interactive show floor, screenings, vendors, celebrity guests, panel discussions, costumes, and more! Tickets can be purchased online. 

Scottish Fest

Scottish Fest

Experience the history and culture of Scotland by enjoying world-class Celtic music, piping, and drumming competitions. The festival weekend will also include highland athletic competitions, authentic Scottish food, and more.

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Los Angeles Events in May


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Things to do in Los Angeles

Things to Do in Los Angeles in May

Visit L.A.'s alternative side in Venice Beach

Visit L.A.'s alternative side in Venice Beach
Venice Beach is one of Los Angeles’ most artistic, quirky seaside neighborhoods with colorful characters and edgy entertainment to match. Modeled after its Italian namesake, Venice Beach’s homes and businesses flank manmade piazzas and canals. From the pier to the boardwalk to its renowned Albert Kinney Boulevard, the community has no shortage of boutique fashion shops,  and celebrated, one-of-a-kind bars and ice cream parlors.

Watch L.A. Galaxy play at Dignity Health Sports Park

Watch L.A. Galaxy play at Dignity Health Sports Park
With soccer season in full swing, it’s also a great time for sports fans to watch L.A. Galaxy play at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. As Major League Soccer’s most valuable franchise, the Galaxy are known for signing international soccer superstars and most importantly, for winning.