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Labor Day Weekend Fun on the Eastside

Dave Robles

"When you have roots in a community, you love to help it grow. Mine run deep." The Los Angeles area has been my home since birth...

"When you have roots in a community, you love to help it grow. Mine run deep." The Los Angeles area has been my home since birth...

Sep 28 4 minutes read

Celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. On the Eastside, the three-day holiday weekend is packed with great events. From concerts to festivals and more, read on for our guide to the best events happening in L.A.'s eastside on Labor Day Weekend.


Made in L.A. Music & Arts Festival

Glendale Sep 01 2018—Sep 02 2018

Raise a glass to L.A.’s music, food, drinks and culture during this two-day fest from Golden road. The brewery has put together a surprisingly solid music lineup—Saint Motel, Dorothy, Andre Power, DâM-FunK, J Rocc and DUCKWRTH—alongside an art show, food trucks, specialty beers and more. Ticket proceeds benefit local arts resource ArtShareLA.


L.A. Times The Taste

Hollywood Aug 31, 2018—Sep 02 2018

The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine L.A. has to offer. Various L.A. Times editors and writers will host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail. Your ticket allows you full nibbling privileges, as you soak up knowledge from the esteemed panelists.


The Music Center's  Dance DTLA

Aug 31, 2018

A summer favorite now in its 14th year, The Music Center’s Dance DTLA is an evening of dance under the stars on most Friday nights. Hosted entirely at Grand Park, the series features Dance Downtown every other Friday night, where participants can learn new dance moves from a different dance genre at each event. Held on alternating Friday nights from 9pm to midnight, DJ Nights are curated by influential artists and tastemakers who give voice to L.A.'s dynamic and vibrant culture through music, dancing, arts and aesthetics. Curated by Nosaj Thing, this year's final DJ Nights invites you to dance the night away on Friday, Aug. 31.

200 N GRAND AVE. DOWNTOWN, CA 90012


Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks + Dodgers VS. METS

Hollywood Aug 30, 2018—Sep 03, 2018

The Dodgers host division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three-game stand Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Highlights include a Sand Globe promo on Thursday, Friday Night Fireworks, and a Silent Auction on Saturday. On Labor Day, the Dodgers take on the Mets, featuring a Coca-Cola Cooler Bag promo.

1000 VIN SCULLY AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90012


John Williams: Maestro of the Movies

Hollywood Aug 31, 2018—Sep 02, 2018

Nobody’s film credits can compare to John Williams: Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and literally a hundred others. The 86-year-old composer returns to the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil to mark the 40th anniversary of his Bowl Debut. Fellow film composer David Newman opens the show with a program of movie classics set to clips on the big screen


L.A. County Fair

Ok, so this is east of the eastside but who isn't willing to drive to eat a deep-fried oreo on a farris wheel.

Pomona Aug 31, 2018—Sep 23, 2018

L.A. has changed immeasurably since 1921 when this event was first staged as an agricultural fair. However, the perennially popular event still has farm-friendly appeal (livestock beauty contests, local produce) alongside the more modern acrobats, wine tastings, exhibitions, and concerts.


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