According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day is a “Yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” But more importantly it means a 3-day weekend, AKA a whole extra day to play. Or sleep. And, luckily for you, one of our favorite things to do here at LA CANVAS is plotting the weekend(s). Below is a list of some great LDW events, but if your idea of a perfectly extra long weekend is Netflix n’ chillin’ or catching up on some R&R while being a SoCal beach bum, then you may like our Beach & Brunch list. Either way, buckle up:
The Hollywood Bowl will be screening a Steven Spielberg’s E.T. on their massive HD screen, accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing the Academy Award-winning score of the film.
Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm, Sun.7:30 pm • Hollywood Bowl • All Ages
Tickets starting at $25
It seems as though any given week in LA has its own food and wine festival, but when the LA Times is curating it, you know its gonna be good. The Taste is composed of 5 food-centric events held Friday through Sunday, choose between “Opening Night”, “Feild to Fork”, “Dinner with a Twist”, “Sunday Brunch and BBQ”, and “Flavors of L.A.” (or go big and attend them all).
Fri. – Sun. • Paramount Picture Studios • 21+
All events sold separately starting at $100 Tickets
School is just about to begin (or already has) so reward your kids (and yourself) with a day of family fun, before homework becomes everyone’s #1. Dive into deep fried everything such as this year’s new addition deep-fried guacamole with ranch dressing, and make sure to arrive hungry because there will be 1,200 fair food items to try. But it’s not all just food, the LA County fair is home to many attractions including art, nightly concerts, carnival rides, and games!
Fri . – Mon. 10 am – 12 am • Pomona Fairgrounds • All Ages
Tickets Adult $20 Child $12
Fiesta Hermosa is the “largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California” held annually on Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends since 1972. Fiesta Hermosa displays over 300 artists from various mediums such as painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. In addition to the art, Fiesta Hermosa has two musical stages, a food court, beer and wine garden and a kiddie carnival.
Sat. – Mon. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm • Hermosa Beach • All Ages
Insomniac Events (the electronic music powerhouse production company behind EDC) celebrates the 20th Anniversary of one of their first events Nocturnal Wonderland with over 125 artists including Kaskade, Bassnectar, David Guetta and much more, the 3 day music festival also offers camp pass package if that’s what you’re into.
Fri. – Sun. • San Manuel Amphitheatre • 18+
Tickets starting at $3oo
The 5th annual Shoreline Jam is a laid back beachy music festival with Matisyahu, The Grouch & Eligh, Shwayze and much more held at the historical Queen Mary cruise ship docked in Long Beach Habor.
Sat. & Sun. 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm • The Queen Mary • All Ages
Tickets: day passes starting at $45
The UK’s finest Stööki Sound touches down in LA this weekend as a part of their ongoing The Movement Tour. The electronic DJ / Production duo made up of Jelacee and DJ Lukey dabble in UK trap and grime, for high energy sets, well worth the price of admission.
Fri. 8:00 pm – 2:00 am • The Echoplex • 18+
It’s time for the “Time Warp!” And just in time to celebrate the 40th Annivesary of the cult classic – The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With special guests Sins ‘O The Flesh, a Rocky Horror live performance group to act along with the movie. Plus look forward to Crepe’n Around, Crispy Cuban, The Hurricane Kitchen, Mandoline Grill, KnowRealityPie, and more for your movie munchies.
Sat. 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm • Elysian Park • All Ages + Dog-Friendly
Tickets $12 – 17
The third, and final in the trilogy of A Club Called Rhonda’s pool parties dubbed Rhondesia pool parties held at Skybar at the Mondrian. Close out your summer fabulously to the tunes of Dennis Ferrer, Boris Werner, KON, Pools, Goddollars, and Paradise.
Sun. 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm • Skybar at the Mondrian • 21+
Tickets $25 – 30
L’Affaire Musicale & Ouija Entertainment present the 5th installment of Wicked Paradise at The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA. The lineup includes Satin Jackets, Bit Funk, Mr. Little Jeans, Astley, Sunset Groove, Best Ghost, and Maikol.
Sun. • The Standard DTLA • 21+
$10 Tickets promo code “SATINFUNK”
Afternoon Delight celebrates their summer finale in a big way with Australian duo Cut Snake, Adam Auburn, Aaron Dae, Blaqk 2 Blaqk and Amanda Panda + complimentary popsicles (we’re in).
Mon. 1:00pm – 8:00pm • The Rooftop at the Standard DTLA • 21+
If you love all things Drake, come and shake it at DrakeParty.net a tribute to Drizzy at Hotel Figueroa on Sunday, Sept. 6th AKA Labor Drake Weekend.
Sun. 12:00pm – 8:00pm • Hotel Figueroa • 21+
Dirtybird’s Christian Martin heads up the “Labor Day Weekend Hangover” edition of one of our favorite pool parties. He’ll be joined by Thee Mike B, Overjoy, Cocodisco & Bathhouse. Wavey is put on by Steve Aoki’s record label DIM MAK & LA’s style house The Well.
Mon. 12:00pm – 8pm • Hotel Figueroa • 21+
$5 Entry w/ RSVP Before 2:00pm / $10 Entry After.
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