Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles?
We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in September around Los Angeles that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out.
September 2017 event highlights include the LA County Fair, Made in LA Fest, Tarfest, a big museum free day to open PST: LA/LA, the Abbott Kinney Community Festival, UnSilent Cinema, Downtown Dark Nights, and LOTS more.
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1. The LA County Fair Returns (Sept. 1-24)
The LA County Fair returns to the Fairplex in Pomona September 1- 24 to kick off the fall with some delicious food and fun. -> More information
2. L.A. Times The Taste (Sept. 1-3)
Hosted from September 1-3, the event features five events with tastings from some of L.A.’s best chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists. -> More information
3. Made in LA Fest at Golden Road Brewing (Sept. 2-3)
Made in LA is a music fest that celebrates Los Angeles-based creators with a lineup that includes legendary West Coast rapper and hip-hop producer Warren G, YACHT, Buyepongo, Korey Dane, Maxim Ludwigas, and more. -> More information – Discount tickets
4. Fiesta Hermosa (Sept. 2-4)
Hermosa Beach’s 45th annual Fiesta Hermosa takes place from September 2-4 and features some 300 vendors, food, a kiddie play area and much more! -> More information
5. Long Beach Original Lobster Festival (Sept. 8-10)
6. Los Angeles Latino Book and Family Festival (Sept. 10)
The Los Angeles Latino Book and Family Festival comes to the La Plaza de Cultres y Artes on September 10 for a full day of exhibits, storytelling, author meet-and-greets, workshops, activities, food and much more. Entry is free!-> More information
7. Grand Park Presents a Beat Swap Meet (Sept. 10)
Calling all music lovers & aficionados, Grand Park is hosting a FREE record & vinyl swap meet alongside live art-making, entertainment & a classic car show! -> More information
8. Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo (Sept. 15)
The LA Zoo’s signature summer music series concludes on September 15 with a themed night of 80s vs. 90’s music. Activities for the evening with include live bands, DJs, pop-up zoo keeper talks, special animal encounters, food trucks, lawn games and more. -> More information – Discount tickets
9. Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (Sept. 15-17)
Los Angeles Anime Film Festival celebrates 100 years of anime films during its three-day event September 15-17 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE. -> More information
10. Tarfest at the La Brea Tar Pits (Sept. 16)
The 15th annual Tarfest is back for 2017 with a FREE showcase of music, dance, live artwork, a biergarten and wine Bar,and installations, all at the iconic La Brea Tar Pits. -> More information
11. Open Arts + Music Festival in Downtown Glendale (Sept. 16)
The Open Arts & Music Festival, a FREE event on September 16, returns to Downtown Glendale with music from Run River North, DUCKWRTH & more, along with craft beers, kiddie fun, $1 vinyl and much more. -> More information
1. Free Admission at 50+ SoCal Museums to Help Launch PST: LA/LA (Sept. 17)
As part of the launch for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA over 50 SoCal museums will offer free admission on Sunday, September 17. -> More information
13. The 22nd Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival (Sept. 22-24)
14. Surf City Dog Competition in Huntington Beach (Sept. 23)
The dog days of summer are coming to a close, but not without a bang. What better way to recognize the end of summer than with a dog surfing competition? -> More information
15. PROUD Movie Night at Grand Park (Sept. 23)
PROUD Movie Night at Grand Park comes to Downtown Los Angeles on September 23. The evening will showcase short films reflecting the diversity and freshness of creators from the Outfest Fusion Festival.. This is a FREE event for the LGBTQ community and its allies. -> More information
16. Dino Fest at Natural History Museum (Sept. 23-24)
The 2nd annual Dino Fest returns to NHMLA this September 23-24 for a weekend of celebrating the prehistoric giants that one ruled the earth. -> More information
17. Los Angeles Green Festival Expo (Sept. 23-24)
The two-day sustainable festival starts at 10 a.m. on September 23-24 will feature over 200 exhibitors, 50 inspirational speakers and hands-on activities. -> More information
18. The 33rd Annual Abbot Kinney Community Festival (Sept. 24)
The FREE community festival will feature over 300 quality vendors, food trucks, rides and games for kids, 4 music stages and 3 beer gardens! -> More information
19. UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th (Sept. 28-29)
UnSilent Cinema is a two-day showcase of classic silent films enlivened by contemporary live scores. The back-to-back evenings will feature a happy hour in the TASTE courtyard, a DJ at the FIGat7th plaza, plus screenings of The Goddess scored by Juana Molina on Thursday and The Passion of Joan of Arc scored by Julia Holteron on Friday. Admission is free! -> More information
20. Downtown Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE (Sept. 29)
Downtown Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE on September 29 will feature $5 food and drink menus, live music, street performers, and a marketplace featuring eclectic goods from local artisans and vendors. -> More information
21. Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)
Music Tastes Good comes to Marina Green Park in Long Beach on September 30 and October 1 for two days of music, food, and art with Peaches, Sleater-Kinney & more. -> More information
Be sure to check the We Like L.A. Events Calendar for updates on fun things happening around the city throughout September. You can also sign up for our daily/weekly newsletter if you want events sent straight to your inbox.