There are so many things to do throughout the year in the Los Angeles area. It is a tourist destination for millions of people each year. The great weather, the beaches and the proximity to the movie and television industry makes it a great place to visit. It is also a great place to live. There is always something to do in the Los Angeles area. You can go to a Los Angeles Dodgers or California Angels baseball game, you can explore the great beaches such as Long Beach, Hermosa Beach and Venice Beach or be a tourist for the day and explore the sights and sounds of Hollywood. You can go to a concert at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park or take the family to Disneyworld or just attend one of the great food festivals that take place this summer!
Los Angeles is the most diverse county in the United States and is home to a variety of cultures and ethnicities. These groups have created their own communities, which are one of the reasons that Los Angeles is so great. The many communities hold cultural celebrations throughout the year to share their heritage and culture. The festivals allow you to explore new foods, music and entertainment and learn about new cultures.
Nearly every Greek Orthodox Church in the Los Angeles area holds a festival during the spring and summer months to help raise money for their churches. Each festival has great Greek food, folk dancing, music and much more. To find out where the Greek Festival is in your area, see this list. Here is a list of just a few of the Greek festivals. St. George Greek Festival in Downey is held June 6th and 7th. St. Paul’s Greek Festival is June 26th and 27th in Irvine. The South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach is July 10th to 11th.
There are many great Irish celebrations throughout the year in the Los Angeles area. The Big Irish Fair and Music Fest is June 20th and 21th at Eldorado Park in Long Beach. There will be 15 areas for music and entertainment including bagpipers, Irish dancers, Irish storytellers and much more.
The Japanese culture is celebrated every year during Nisei Week. This year’s festival is August 15th to 23rd with parades, films, stage performances, demonstrations, music, food, sporting events and family activities. The festival takes place in venues around Little Tokyo, near downtown Los Angeles.
Food, Film and Other Festivals
LA Film Fest
The Los Angeles Film Fest is June 10th to 18th at the Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium. This 10 day film festival features over 200 feature, short and music independent films.
Los Angeles Beer Week
The Los Angeles Beer Week celebrates all types of beer from traditional to craft at venues throughout the Los Angeles Area. The event runs June 20th to 28th. The week spotlights local breweries with many tasting events at local restaurants.
Independence Day Celebrations
There are many Independence Day celebrations held throughout the Los Angeles area from the Hollywood Bowl to the Rose Bowl from the beaches to downtown Los Angeles. There are parades, festivals and fireworks to celebrate the birth of America.
LA Street Food Fest
Taste your way through Los Angeles at the LA Street Food Fest at the Rose Bowl on July 11th. The Food Fest brings award-winning chefs together with famous food trucks, street stands and local vendors for a great food tasting event. There will be over 100 different vendors to choose from at the event!
No matter what you do this summer, get out and explore all the great events and places that the Los Angeles area has to offer! Magellan Storage is proud a part of the great melting pot that is Los Angeles!