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Labor Day Weekend Festivities Near You

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...

Aug 28 5 minutes read

Cap off the perfect summer by spending Labor Day weekend enjoying one of the many fun events taking place in L.A.’s Eastside. 

LA Times The Taste

Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1 • 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot

783 N. Van Ness St

This Labor Day weekend, join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city's rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California's most inspired food and drink. 21 and over only. The $115 ticket is all-inclusive and is good for unlimited food, beer, wine & spirits tastings, plus all stage activities. More Info

626 Night Market

Friday, August 30 – Sunday September 1 • 4:00pm - midnight

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

The midnight snacker’s greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. One of America’s largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Come hungry and come caffeinated—this lively market, complete with over 100 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until midnight each evening. More info

Music, Rock and indie - Pasadena Daydream

Aug 31 2019

Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena

Pasadena Daydream, a single-day concert curated by and featuring the Cure, will take over Brookside at the Rose Bowl. The spectacularly moody lineup also features Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, the Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, the Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle and Kælan Mikla. More info

The Music Center Plaza Reopening

Music Center Plaza 

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019:  7:00 p.m.–midnight -

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA

Saturday, Aug.  31, 2019:  4:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 

Plaza for All Celebration featuring Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Big Sing

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019:  Noon–6:00 p.m. 

The Music Center’s Splish Splash Plaza Bash

The half-century–old Music Center Plaza unveils the results of its 20-month, $41 million renovation with a slew of free outdoor celebrations. Scope out the brand new Go Get Em Tiger outpost, the Mullin Wine Bar and the new restaurant Abernethy’s, attend the latest Dance DTLA, catch free performances and more. More info

Made in LA Music & Arts Festival

Golden Road Brewing, Glendale

Saturday, August 31 – Sunday, September 1 • starts at 5:30.

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—Cold War Kids, Phantom Planet and Donavon Frankenreiter—alongside an art show, food trucks, specialty beers and more. More info

Outdoor Movies

The summer outdoor movie season is coming to a close, but there is still time to enjoy one last flick shown on a big screen under the stars.

 Street Food Cinema - "Dirty Dancing" at Glendale Central Park (Aug. 31) and "Return of the Jedi" at Victory Park in Pasadena 

Eat|See|Hear - "The Shining" at The Autry (Aug. 31)

 Rooftop Cinema Club offers two locations - LEVEL in Downtown L.A. is screening "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Friday, Aug. 30; "Selena" (Saturday, Aug. 31), and "Tommy" (Sunday, Sept. 1). Rooftop Cinema's Hollywood venue, Neuehouse is screening "Grease Sing-Along" (Aug. 30), "La La Land" (Aug. 31) and "Mean Girls" on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2). 

Cinespia - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (Aug. 31) and "When Harry Met Sally" (Sept. 1) at Hollywood Forever; and Melrose Rooftop Theatre - "Mr & Mrs Smith" (Sept. 1) and "Bring It On" (Sept. 2) at E.P. & L.P. 

Dodgers vs. Rockies 

Dodger Staduim

Sept. 2, 2019 5:10 pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers kick off a six-game home stand at Dodger Stadium with a Labor Day game against the Colorado Rockies. Promotional highlights during the home stand include Hello Kitty Night with exclusive Hello Kitty blanket (Tuesday, Sept. 3) and a Tommy Lasorda Bobblehead (Sept. 4). More info

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