10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [2-17-2024]

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Need a to-do (or two!) to kick off your weekend? We’re on the case!

For this Saturday in Los Angeles, you’ll find the Pasadena Black History Parade and Festival, the 125th Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown, an anniversary celebration at Boomtown Brewery, the Watts Culture Fest, a Prosperity Market at NHM, and more!


Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

Pasadena Black History Parade and Festival FA > The Pasadena Black History Parade and Festival begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Fair Oaks Avenue and Figueroa Drive, and ending at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The post-parade festival at Robinson Park includes live bands, dance performances, community booths, guest speakers, and food for purchase. Free to attend. Parade runs 10 a.m. to noon. Festival goes from noon to 4 p.m. Get more info here.

Watts Culture FestFA > Watts Culture Fest brings together a vendor marketplace at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) on Saturday, featuring food, games, craft sellers, music, a skate park, and a sneaker painting workshop, all in the name of community empowerment. The festivities run from noon to 6 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Boomtown Brewery Anniversary PartyM FA > Boomtown Brewery celebrates their 9th anniversary this Saturday with an afternoon shindig featuring craft beer, live entertainment, and local food vendors. Enjoy offerings from AGL Craft Meats, Correa’s Mariscos, Quarantine Pizza and Eastside Cheesecakes plus performances by Pearl and the Oysters, Al Lover DJ Set, Jonny Marfa and the Lights, You Knew Jack, and Ned Casual. Starts at noon. Free to attend. More info here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles will host the 125th Annual Golden Dragon Parade on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. M FA
  • Santa Monica Place marks the Year of the Dragon with a free celebration this Saturday hosted by comedian Paul “PK” Kim. Expect traditional lion dance performances, balloon dough artists, the cherry blossom Wishing Trees. M FA
  • The San Gabriel Lunar Lantern Festival two-day event (Saturday and Sunday) features a kids zone, live shows/performances, street food vendors, free lanterns for kids, authentic Chinese live shows and more. Starts at 10 a.m. both days. Free to attend. More info here. FA
  • On Saturday, The Long Beach Symphony presents an evening of music and imagery featuring compositions by American composer Florence Price, as well as works by Dvořák, Mussorgsky, and Ravel.
  • The Japan American National Museum is organizing a special event this Saturday in commemoration of the 2024 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance. M FA
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s ongoing Salt Marsh Open House program pops ups this Saturday, inviting guests to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat as guided by CMA educators. Runs 1 to 3 p.m. FA
  • Prosperity Market brings together over 30 local Black-owned food producers and chefs for a diverse showcase of culinary talents, live music and family-friendly activities, all at the Natural History Museum on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. M FA

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