Los Angeles Living - Events - Periodic - Los Angeles, California, USA

LA has many annual or one-day special events, ongoing summer concert series, and recurring trade shows
  • Academy Awards: The Oscars; awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Antelope Valley Fair: Celebrating agriculture and industry in Lancaster
  • Antiques Show: LA Antiques Show; organized by the Antique Dealers Association of California
  • Arts Fest: Festival of Arts; includes Pageant of the Masters, in which actors re-create famous paintings
  • ATP Fest: All Tomorrow's Parties; a periodic festival in which an invited curator--a musician, artist, or writer--to choose a selection of bands/performers that reflect their record collection or people that they feel influenced by or connected; site includes other locations throughout the world
  • Auto Show: LA Auto Show
  • Bike Show: Southern California Bicycle Expo
  • Carnaval: Brazilian Street Carnaval
  • County Fair: LA County Fair; held at Fairplex
  • Date Fest: National Date Festival; Celebrate the desert cash crop with date testing, camel races, rides, and a fair
  • Emmys: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards
  • Fiesta Hermosa: Hermosa Beach; arts and crafts festival, music
  • Film Fest LA: American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival
  • Film Fest LB: Long Beach International Film Festival
  • Film Fest SB: Santa Barbara International Film Festival; annual showcase of film; also, throughout the year, there are film exhibitions, educational programs, celebrity tributes, and forums in new technology
  • Golden Globes: Entertainment awards; Hollywood Foreign Press Association; a group of Southern California-based international journalists; confer the Golden Globe Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in motion pictures and television
  • Grand Prix: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach; Auto racing in downtown Long Beach
  • Holiday Celebration: Performing arts celebration; held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion; Community and professional choirs, music ensembles, and dance companies
  • Hollywood Christmas: Blockbuster Hollywood Christmas Spectacular; parade, performances, floats
  • Israel Fest: Israel Independence Day Festival; organized by the Council of Israeli Organizations of Los Angeles
  • LA Co Fair: Los Angeles County Fair; celebrates agriculture and industry
  • LA Pride: Parade for diversity; produced by Christopher Street West Association and hosted by the independent City of West Hollywood
  • LA WTF: LA Women's Theatre Festival; professional performing solo artists in disciplines that include theatre, dance, performance art, storytelling, stand-up comedy, song, music and performance poetry
  • Lobster Fest: Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival; celebrates marine decapod crustaceans; an approved Maine Lobster Festival
  • Lotus Festival: Echo Park, LA; Annual celebration of blooms of Echo Lake
  • Marathon: A 42.16 km running race through LA
  • Mariachi USA: Los Angeles; celebration of Mexican culture at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Mission West: Fall Street Art Festival; art & crafts, food, fun and live entertainment in South Pasadena’s Mission West District
  • Nisei Week: Japanese Festival; celebrates Japanese and Japanese American culture and history
  • Pasadena Summerfest: Festival at the Rose Bowl; Playboy Jazz at the Rose Bowl, the Family Fun Fest, A Taste of Summer, the Summer Art Fest and The Sports Zone
  • Orange Show: National Orange Show Festival; Celebrate California's famous fruit crop
  • Oscars: Academy Awards; awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Omega: Events promoter; a variety of events including Old Pasadena Jazzfest, Doheny Blues, Doheny Days, and more
  • Poppy Fest: Celebrates poppy-blooming season; Lancaster
  • Renaissance Faire: Renaissance-themed festival; San Bernardino
  • Rose Bowl: Pasadena Tournament of Roses; Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game
  • Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare Festival/LA; professional theatre
  • Taste of Newport: Food festival; restaurants, wineries, drinks, and entertainment at Fashion Island, Newport Beach
  • Taste of Santa Monica: Food festival; restaurants, music, demonstrations at Santa Monica pier
  • Triatholon: swim, cycle, and run; Venice Beach, Hollywood and surrounding areas, downtown; ends at Staples Center
  • Tofu Fest: Food festival; produced by Little Tokyo Service Center in association with Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
  • Twilight Dance: concert series; ten-concert, summer-long; Santa Monica Pier
  • Valley Fair: celebrates agriculture and industry
  • Venice Garden: Venice Garden Tour; showcases gardens that show off the tastes of their owners
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