Spend Your Labor Day Weekend in LA!
The September calendar in Los Angeles is packed with stuff to do! If you’re in town for Labor Day Weekend, you’re in luck, because there are lots of fun ways to celebrate! There’s E Hula Mau, a Hawaiin cultural event, a lobster festival with the best crustaceans from Maine, and The Taste, an event that celebrates SoCal’s unique and vibrant food scene. Even if you’re not in LA for Labor Day weekend, there’s still lots of other fun to be had throughout the month!
September Event Calendar
E Hula Mau
Aloha! Get a taste of Hawaii at this unique annual event. This hula and chant competition has brought Hawaiian culture to southern California for over 25 years! It will feature a hula competition, live music, artisans, workshops, and an island food court with authentic eats. Ticket pricing and information can be found online.
For more than 20 years, the annual Lobster Festival has brought together thousands! It's held in a picturesque location on a grass lawn near a seawater lagoon. In addition to delicious fresh lobster form Maine, this event will also feature, tasty eats in a food court, a comfy VIP Lounge, free souvenir e-photos, arts & crafts booths, a live sports tent, a live reptile exhibit, adult beverages, a karaoke lounge with a live band (Friday and Saturday night), a magic show, face painting, and inflatable bounces. Ticket prices range from $5-$50 and free for children under 12; tickets don't include food or beverages.
Check out The Test, an event that celebrate SoCal's unique and vibrant food scene. It will feature hand-picked restaurants, chefs, wineries, and distilleries. Enjoy unlimited bite sized eats from places ranging from authentic Thai street food to signature tacos. There will also be a selection of hand-crafted spirits, local brews, experimental cocktails, and award-winning wine. This event is for ages 21 and over.
Mexican Independence Day
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at a special festival that will feature music, dancers, a carnival, authentic Mexican food, and historical displays. Held on Olvera Street in Downtown L.A. the special event is free and great for the entire family.
Tarfest Music & Art Festival
The laid back Tarfest is held at the La Brea Tar Pits Park and is free for the entire family. The unique annual festival features live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and kids’ activities. It’s a fun way to spend a lovely afternoon enjoying the fresh air and good vibes!
L.A. Comic Con
With over 100,000 attendees in past years, L.A. Comic Con is back this year with even more to offer! If you enjoy all things pop culture and you love cosplay, you do not want to miss this event. There will be vendors, an "artists alley," a panel full of guests from the industry, and more to look forward to. More information on tickets pricing and purchasing can be found online.
Drum and Jazz Festivals
The 39th annual Day of the Drum Festival takes place first takes place on Saturday, and it celebrates the role of drums and drummers in world cultures. Following Saturday's fest is the 44th annual Simon Rodia Jazz Festival. Both festivals will feature food vendors, arts and crafts, and afternoon kids’ activities. They will be held at the Watts Towers and admission is free.
Things to Do in Los Angeles in September
Rooftop Cinema Club
Watch contemporary and classic films on a deck chair under the beautiful night sky at the Rooftop Cinema Club. Held either in Downtown LA at Level (for those 18 and over) or in Hollywood at NeueHouse (for those 21 over), it’s a great way to spend the last days of summer!
Roaring Nights At The L.A. Zoo
Visit Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo if you want to party, but you’re out of touch with the latest sounds, or you’re just a bit of a dork. You can expect live music, the best food trucks, animal encounters, silent disco, and more. It offers fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, art, and wildlife.
Los Angeles Concerts in September
- 09/28/2020 Matchbox Twenty & The Wallflowers Hollywood Bowl Buy Tickets
- 09/29/2020 Joywave Teragram Ballroom Buy Tickets
- 09/29/2020 The Eagles The Forum Buy Tickets
- 09/29/2020 Hamilton Pantages Theatre Buy Tickets
- 09/30/2020 Hrvy Troubadour Buy Tickets
- 09/30/2020 Hamilton Pantages Theatre Buy Tickets