April 15, 2022 | |

Annual Events in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles is mainly known for its Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. Beverly Hills and its famous houses and luxury stores. Not to mention the famous Hollywood Sign, on top of Mt Lee. Can you imagine discovering the American West without stopping by the City of Angels? The answer is certainly not.

Here are some of the yearly events taking place in Los Angeles, CA so that you know the best time to go.

Chinese New Year in February 

At the beginning of February, the city of Los Angeles celebrates the Chinese New Year. The event takes place in Chinatown, located on Broadway Avenue. The program of this celebration includes a parade of dragons. It's called the Golden Dragon Parade. You can also enjoy:

  • Traditional music
  • Folk dancing
  • Float parades
  • Martial arts performances

Chinese New Year occurs in the beginning of February in Los Angeles, CA

Stalls sell Asian food, and restaurants serve dim-sum. The Asian community organizes this festival but is open to everyone. 

The Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl every June

The famous magazine Playboy organizes a jazz festival every year in June. This musical event takes place at the Hollywood Bowl. At each new edition, the charm magazine invites the greatest jazzmen in the world, such as:

  • Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis
  • Boney James
  • Chick Corea
  • George Benson

This jazz event welcomes thousands of spectators each year. It's one of the most critical events in Los Angeles.

If you love music then the Hollywood Jazz Festival is for you. Filled with Jazz music at one of the most wonderful venues the Hollywood Bowl

Fiesta Broadway in April

Fiesta Broadway is a celebration of the Mexican-American community. It takes place every year for one day at the end of April, usually around the 28th. The festival is from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. It features a wide range of entertainment, including:

  • Latin dance performances
  • Hispanic music
  • Exhibits
  • Children's activities

Along Broadway Avenue, you can find food stands that offer traditional Mexican food and drinks. Each year thousands of people attend this event.

AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival in November 

The AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival is the oldest in Los Angeles. It has beautiful vista security doors on the outside and a reputation for being the most prestigious film festival globally, which features American and foreign films in all categories and genres, from feature films to documentaries. The festival welcomes the world's greatest filmmakers and many internationally renowned actors. Screenings take place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Abbot Kinney Festival in October

Abbot Kinney Festival is an event held on a Sunday in October in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. During the event, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is closed to cars to give more space to pedestrians. Participants can enjoy a variety of activities along the boulevard:

  • Music concerts
  • Dance performances
  • Food stalls
  • Children's activities
  • Parades
  • Amusement rides

This event welcomes thousands of participants each year.

Every October Abbot Kinney gets closed down so a festival can begin. Filled with music, vendors and fun the whole family can enjoy.


Taste of Newport in September

Every year, a food festival called Taste of Newport takes place in Newport Beach. Thousands of people gather at Newport Centre Drive to attend this event. It features live music. Visitors gather to sample drinks from the wineries. They can taste the best specialties from the 30 restaurants in the area.

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