Things To Do

Here’s a Big Fat List of Cool Things to do This Fall in L.A.

September 22, 2016 by Brian Champlin

At 7:21 a.m. local time today the fall season officially began in the northern hemisphere. For us here at We Like L.A. that signals one key thing: It’s time to start focusing on autumn events in Los Angeles.

Moving on from summer’s array of outdoor movie series, massive beach festivals and nighttime concerts, this fall in L.A. features a diverse range of to-dos, from annual staples (LA Auto Show) to new treats (Dino Fest) to holiday specials (Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever).


Below… an introduction.

There isn’t necessarily a rhyme or reason to the list. It’s just a big, fat, chronological listing of some of the most eye-catching events and attractions on our radar for the fall.

That said, it’s as good a place as any to start your seasonal adventures…

  1. Knott’s Scary Farm (starts Sept. 22)
  2. Sleepless: After Hours at The Music Center (Sept. 23). If you miss the Sept. 23 edition there will be another fall version of Sleepless on Nov. 11
  3. Dino Fest at Natural History Museum (Sept. 24-25)
  4. CreepLA in the Arts District. Runs now through Oct. 5
  5. Special $1 admission day at The Gamble House in Pasadena (Sept. 25)
  6. Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary (starts Sept. 29)
  7. Museum of Broken Relationships Fall Lecture Series.  Slated to take place every Monday through Dec. 5., with the exception of Nov. 28.
  8. Free Movie Nights at Echo Park Lake (Oct. 1 & Oct. 15) FREE
  9. The Los Angeles Chocolate Salon in Pasadena (Oct. 1)
  10. 3rd annual EastSide Food Festival (Oct. 2)
  11. Hike Griffith Park with Ranger Ernie (Oct. 2, Nov. 24., Dec. 4) FREE
  12. Free edition of Rooftop Cinema Club in Hollywood (Oct. 2) FREE
  13. Free film noir screening series at Union Station (Oct. 7, Nov. 5, Dec. 2) FREE
  14. Into the Night: Pop for People at Skirball Cultural Center (Oct. 7)
  15. LA Weekly’s Brunch at The Races (Oct. 9)
  16. 826LA’s Timewarp Dance-a-thon benefit (Oct. 15)
  17. Burbank Beer Festival (Oct. 15)
  18. Sherman Oaks 26th Annual Street Fair (Oct. 16) FREE
  19. Los Angeles Magazine’s The Food Event 2016 (Oct. 16)
  20. CelebrateLA Day in Grand Park (Oct. 18) FREE
  21. KCRW’s Left, Right & Center Live! at The Ace Hotel Theatre (Oct. 20)
  22. Diversity in Comedy Festival (Oct. 21-23)
  23. CrabFest in Little Tokyo (Oct. 22)
  24. Lit Crawl 2016 in the NoHo Arts District (Oct. 26) FREE
  25. Grand Ave: All Access. FREE
  26. Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever (Oct. 29)
  27. 4th annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl (Oct. 30)
  28. Free Movies at the Grand Re-Opening of Pacific Winnetka Theatres (Nov. 3-6) FREE
  29. Dapper Day Expo at Disneyland (Nov. 5-6)
  30. Pershing Square ice skating rink opens (Nov. 10)
  31. DTLA Art Walk (Nov. 10) FREE
  32. AFI Fest 2016 (Nov. 10-17) FREE (with RVSP)
  33. Sleepless: After Hour at The Music Center (Nov. 11)
  34. Inglewood Open Studios 10th Anniversary (Nov. 12-13) FREE
  35. The Grove Christmas with Seth MacFarlane (Nov 13) FREE
  36. L.A. Food Studios At The Skirball (Nov. 13)
  37. California Vegetarian Food Festival (Nov. 13)
  38. Happy Little Festival: A Tribute Party for Bob Ross (Nov. 13) FREE
  39. An ‘extra-close’ supermoon will be visible (Nov. 14) FREE
  40. LA Zoo Lights starts (Nov. 18)
  41. The LA Auto Show (Nov. 18-27)
  42. Great Walk Los Angeles (Nov. 19) FREE
  43. DesignerCon 2016 (Nov. 19-20)
  44. Chill at the Queen Mary starts (Nov. 23)
  45. Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens. (starts Nov. 25)
  46. Hollywood Christmas Parade (Nov. 27)

We’ll be adding more to the list as events reach our radar, so be sure to bookmark and check back often!

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