LA Restaurant Week
Greater Los Angeles Area
Hundreds of restaurants in the Greater Los Angeles Area will participate in this 12-day feast. All participating restaurants will offer either discounts on select items, or prix-fixe menus.
World Series of Beach Volleyball
Alamitos Beach, Long Beach
This unprecedented event brings the world’s greatest beach volleyball players and their fans together for a week-long celebration of the summer. Festivities will include including sports, music, local culture, food, drinks, activities, and more. Visitors may attend any of the events for free, while premium seating for the broadcast events comes with a price.
Suburban Legends @ Irvine Regional Park
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 24
Irvine Regional Park, Orange
Various parks around Orange County will host FREE and all-ages concerts this summer. This Thursday night, see local ska band Suburban Legends perform an unforgettable set. Food trucks will arrive to keep guests fed too.
The Aquabats: 20th Anniversary Tour
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 24
House of Blues, San Diego
The Aquabats continue their 29th Anniversary Tour, which sweeps through San Diego this week. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $22.
Naked Aggression @ Dipiazzas
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 24
Dipiazzas, Long Beach
Local hardcore punk bands invade Dipiazzas this Thursday night for an all-ages show. Nobody has posted the cover charge, so have some cash available for that. Guests can find plenty of free parking in the neighborhood behind Dipiazzas.
Sarah’s Birthday Extravaganza
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, July 24
Blacklight District Lounge, Long Beach
Local punk bands will tear it up this Thursday night in Long Beach. The cover for this show costs $8. No one under 21 may attend.
US Open of Surfing
July 25 – August 3
Huntington Beach, south of the pier
This week-long competition takes place on the shore south of Huntington Beach Pier. Come see professional and amateur surfers compete to take a spot for the ASP World Tour. Visitors will also find skateboarding demos and live music all week. Completely free to attend, this weekend will see thousands of spectators on the beach for the US Open. Expect heavy traffic all week. Try to find parking in the neighborhoods, but prepare to walk a long distance if choosing to park in neighborhoods, since the neighborhoods closer to the beach will remain full all week.
2014 Body Art Expo
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm, July 25
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, July 26
11:00 am – 8:00 pm, July 27
Check out this all-ages tattoo expo running all weekend at the Fairplex in Pomona. Hundreds of tattoo artists from across the nation will fly in this weekend to deliver their works of art onto willing bodies. The expo will also feature live tribute bands, freak shows, a beer garden, hot body contests, tattoo contests, plenty of merchandise vendors, and more. Attendees interested in receiving ink should book an appointment with an artist – walking up to the artist may result in nothing if the artist fills up his or her schedule early. One-day admission costs $20, while a 3-day admission costs $45. Children under 10 enter for free with a paid adult admission, but note that no vendor will provide a tattoo or piercing to children. Please bring cash for parking, which may range from $5 to $10.
Summer Take Over
4:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 25
Toxic Youth Productions, Hemet
Tons of great Southern California punk bands will play a show this Friday evening in Hemet. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $12 presale or $15 at the door.
Monterey Park Night Market
5:00 pm – 10:30 pm, July 25
Barnes Park, Monterey Park
The popularity of night markets has surged within the past year. This Friday, Monterey Park gets their very own night market, complete with free admission. Come to this all-ages outdoor fair this Friday night, and check out all the food, drinks, desserts, merchandise, live entertainment, and more. Expect heavy traffic approaching this area, especially for a Friday night, so plan your commute accordingly.
24th Annual Taste of Yorba Linda
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm, July 25
Yorba Linda Community Center, Yorba Linda
Sample the best of food & drinks in Yorba Linda this Friday evening. For $45 presale or $55 at the door, guests get treated to a night of unlimited food tastings plus two drink tickets good for beer or wine. Guests may reserve a table for ten for $100.
A Little Bit of Chemical X – Chicks That Rock
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, July 25
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
See some great local female-fronted bands at The World Famous Doll Hut this Friday night. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may attend.
33rd Annual Cypress 5K & 10K Run + 34th Annual Cypress Community Festival
6:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 26
Oak Knoll Park, Cypress
Two events occur back-to-back this Saturday in Cypress. Starting early in the morning, participate in a 5K or 10K run through the streets of Cypress. Following the run, a FREE all-ages & all-day festival will take place at the nearby park. Bring the family out to enjoy this fair with a car show, food, drinks, games, rides, arts & crafts, live entertainment, vendors, and more.
9th Annual Dog Days of Summer
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, July 26
The Park, La Habra Heights
Want a little exercise, socialization, and bonding with your dog? Come enjoy dog contests, custom pet products and animal adoptions. Completely free to attend for all ages, vendors will display the latest dog products and much more. Expect to see over 50 vendors, dog contests, live music, food, an agility course, a doggie photo booth, doggie crafts and more.
Long Beach Dragonboat Fest
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 26-27
Marine Stadium, Long Beach
Come watch numerous teams race Dragonboats in Marine Stadium, with the finals on Sunday. Expect to see Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances. Spectators may attend and watch for free.
Belmont Shore Summer Sidewalk Sale
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 26-27
Along 2nd Street, Long Beach
Various shops in Belmont Shore will offer sales on their items. Many shops will also place their items out on the sidewalk for people to browse as they walk by.
6th Annual Venice Beach Summer Fest
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, July 26-27
See arts, crafts, music, food, drinks, and more at Venice Beach this weekend, free admission. Keep in mind the heavy traffic near this area this weekend. Expect to park somewhere near Abbot Kinney and walk to the beach from there.
Renegade Craft Fair
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 26-27
Grand Park, Los Angeles
This free and all-ages fair at Grand Park will have arts, crafts, music, foodtrucks, drinks, and more. Come see the alternative side of arts & crafts this weekend.
Polycot Release Day
11:00 am – 12:00 am, July 26
Hangar 24 Brewery, Redlands
Hangar 24 Brewery will release their annual local summer brew this Saturday at their tasting room in Redlands. Visitors to the tasting room can enjoy this apricot beer at the tasting room, or they can take home bottles or growlers of it. Visitors will get treated to live music throughout the day, as well as food from a local vendor (at a separate cost). Those who cannot make it out to the tasting room can find Polycot at local grocery stores after this weekend.
1st Annual Vegan Faire
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, July 26
Healthy Junk, Anaheim
This Saturday, check out this FREE and all-ages all-day festival showcasing the full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods & services with booths & workshops focusing on food, environment, clothing and fitness. Catch live music on the promenade all day too.
Bottle Share #14
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, July 26
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
Brew your own beer? Got an interesting craft beer to share? Bring it to 38 Degrees’ monthly bottle share event, taking place this Saturday afternoon, and discover other great beers too. Free to attend, guests should bring approximately 40-50 ounce’s worth of beer. The restaurant has its own free parking lot.
Punk Rock Luau #3
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, June 21
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Don your flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts to this daytime punk rock show at the World Famous Doll Hut this Saturday. The cover for this show costs $7, or $5 if you wear a Hawaiian shirt. No one under 21 may enter.
Taps Summer Luau
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, July 26
Taps Fish House, Brea
Enjoy five Polynesian craft cocktails, hula dancers, shave ice, and Polynesian food all for one price. Taps will even have a banana leaf-wrapped whole-roasted pig on site! Tickets to this tasting event costs $60. No one under 21 may attend.
Taps & Tapas: Craft Beer & Food Festival
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, July 26
Whittier Community Center, Whittier
Come enjoy food from 18 restaurants and beer from 22 breweries at this local food & beer festival this Saturday evening in Whittier. General admission costs $45 at starts at 5pm, while VIP admission costs $60 and starts at 4pm.
The Crowd @ Alex’s Bar
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, July 26
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
Local punk bands will hit up Long Beach this Saturday night. Tickets to this show cost $8 presale or $10 at the door. No one under 21 may attend.
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, July 27
Swiss Park, Whittier
The Annual Swiss Fair returns to Swiss Park in Whittier this Sunday. Guests of all ages will find Swiss food, drinks, desserts, vendors, dance, music, cheese tastings, games, and more. Entry costs $5, which includes parking.