International Talk Like A Pirate Day
As the name suggests, feel free to talk like a pirate this Wednesday all day. Just avoid getting in trouble for it. Yarr~
25th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, September 20
Old Town Pasadena
The Taste of Old Pasadena returns tomorrow to Old Town Pasadena. Over 30 diverse restaurants will sample their food & drinks for just $30 per person. Maps and signs will guide all attendees to find the food.
Taste of Laguna & Business Expo 2016
4:30 pm – 9:00 pm, September 21
Tivoli Too, Laguna Beach
Gather in Laguna Beach this Wednesday night for a mixer of food and local businesses. General admission costs $60 and starts at 5:30, while VIP admission costs $80, starts at 4:30, and includes one parking spot. No one under 21 may attend.
Women’s Beer Forum: Pilsners
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, September 21
Eagle Rock Brewery, Eagle Rock
$14 gets you a flight of four pilsners from various breweries. Judging by historical posts about this event, it appears that men may not participate in this.
Stupid Flanders 10-Year Anniversary Show
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 21
Out Of The Park Pizza, Anaheim
Enjoy a free and all-ages ska show in Anaheim this Wednesday night.
Tongva After Dark: The Wonder Room
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, September 21
Tongva Park, Santa Monica
Free to attend for all ages, a cultural dance show will take place in Santa Monica this Wednesday evening.
43rd Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 22
10:00 am – 11:00 pm, September 23-25
Seoul International Park, Koreatown
Immerse yourself in Korean culture at this four-day Korean festival in Koreatown this weekend. Free to attend for all ages, this festival will have food, drinks, treats, music, entertainment, rides, games, arts & crafts, merchandise, vendors, and much more.
Taste of the Port
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, September 22
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, San Diego
Enjoy sustainable food and drinks from restaurants on the bay this Thursday night in San Diego. Admission costs $50 and gets you unlimited food and drink samples while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
Feast of San Gennaro
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, September 23-25
Hollywood & Highland, West Hollywood
Hosted by Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel, the Feast of San Gennaro makes its annual return this weekend just south of Hollywood & Highland. This street festival celebrates Italian culture in America, and will feature Italian food, desserts, drinks, music, entertainment, and more. Admission costs $5, while parking will vary.
Get Shamrocked Irish Festival 2016
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 23
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, September 24
Town Square Park, Murrieta
Revel in Irish culture all this weekend in Murrieta, with Irish music, food, live entertainment, and more. This all-ages festival will bring Irish culture to town, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all. General admission costs $20 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, or $40 for a weekend pass. As an outdoors event, guests should stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, and take any other precaution for lasting long in hot weather. No one under 21 may attend.
Pasadena Greek Fest
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 23
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 24-25
St. Anthony Greek Church, Pasadena
$4 admission gets you into this all-ages Greek festival, which includes food, drinks, desserts, music, dancers, games, rides, and more.
Music Tastes Good
5:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 23
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 24
11:30 am – 10:00 pm, September 25
Downtown Long Beach
An all-ages concert will take over the streets of Downtown Long Beach all this weekend. Admission costs $25 for Friday, $75 for Saturday, and $35 for Sunday. As with any long concert, make sure you can endure remaining outdoors for a long period of time, and have plenty of cash for food and drinks.
5th Annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival
5:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 23
12:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 24-25
Sofitel, West Hollywood
Meet the top names in podcasting, entertainment, comedy, and technology this weekend in West Hollywood. Tickets start at $49. Although all-ages, anyone under 18 must attend with a paid adult.
22nd Annual San Diego Festival of Beer
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 23
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, San Diego
Get beer wasted with thousands of other people at this beer festival this Friday night in San Diego. The $50 admission grants you unlimited beer tasters from over 60 breweries pouring a total of over 120 different beers. The first 1,500 guests through the gate receive a souvenir cup to take home. No one under 21 may attend.
8th Annual Surf City Surf Dog Weekend
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, September 23
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, September 24
8:00 am – 3:30 pm, September 25
Huntington Dog Beach, Huntington Beach
Catch a weekend of surfing and dogs this weekend in Huntington Beach. On Friday, visit the Rainwater Gallery for an opening reception. On Saturday, participate in various dog activities in Newport Beach. The expo lasts until Sunday, when the Surfing Dog contest also takes place. Events vary in price, so check the website for a price for each individual event.
21st Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Fest
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 23
12:00 am – 11:00 pm, September 24
12:00 am – 8:00 pm, September 25
Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach has a Lobster Fest going on this weekend, which will have lots of fresh lobster for guests to eat. In addition, guests can enjoy dancing, games, rides, music, arts & crafts, and more. The $15 admission includes parking and entry into the fest, while all food comes separate, so anyone wanting to eat will have to bring extra cash. Purchase presale tickets online to save $2, or search their website for additional meal packages, such as surf & turf and more.
2nd Annual Catalina Wine Mixer
7:30 pm – 12:00 am, September 23
6:30 pm – 12:30 am, September 24
12:30 pm – 10:30 pm, September 25
Descanso Beach Club, Avalon
A wine & music festival will take place on Catalina Island all this weekend. Various events will take place, all of which have different admission prices, starting at $69. No one under 21 may attend.
Punk Rock Night @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 23
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Get your weekly dose of punk rock at the Doll Hut in Anaheim this Friday night. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may enter.
Game of Thrones Burlesque
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 23
Harvelle’s, Downtown Long Beach
Root for some raunchy themed burlesque this Friday night in Downtown Long Beach. Tickets to this burlesque show cost $10, or $25 for reserved seating. No one under 21 may enter. A nearby parking structure allows parking for free for up to two hours.
2nd Annual Los Angeles Moon Festival Cocktail Feast
9:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 23
Alexandria Ballrooms, Downtown Los Angeles
Sip on cocktails and other libations all night in Downtown Los Angeles. General admission costs $50 and starts at 10pm, while VIP admission costs $88 and starts at 9pm. No one under 21 may attend.
17th Annual Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show
6:00 am – 4:30 pm, September 24
OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa
This all-ages charity car show returns to the OC Fair this Saturday morning. Admission costs $15, and includes free prostate testing for men. Parking costs $7 for general and $10 for preferred parking.
Long Beach Heart Walk
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, September 24
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach
Raise money to walk around Long Beach during this charity walk this Saturday morning.
22nd Annual Pacific Islander Festival of San Diego
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, September 24-25
Ski Beach, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
Check out this free and all-ages Pacific Islander festival this weekend in San Diego. Visitors will find food, treats, arts & crafts, games, merchandise, music, dancing, and more. Please have cash available for either parking or the shuttle service.
The Inspired Market – Yorba Linda
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, September 24
RM Nixon Park, Yorba Linda
This free and all-ages arts & crafts fair takes place on the last Saturdays of each month in Yorba Linda. Swing on by and check out the various vendors here selling accessories, apparel, and more.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, September 24
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena
$16 gets you in to this all-ages pop culture expo complete with dozens of vendors, artists, cosplayers, music, games, activities, and more.
Tour de Fat – San Diego
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, September 24
Golden Hill Park, San Diego
Go on a bike ride around South Park in San Diego this Saturday, and indulge in some beer too if you feel like it. The bike ride costs nothing to participate in, but you can spend some money for extra goodies to take home.
15th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 24
Bill Barber Park, Irvine
This international cultural festival occurs this Saturday in Irvine at Bill Barber Park. Free to park and enter for all ages, this multicultural fest features international cuisine, live entertainment, a kids village with crafts & activities, cultural & religious exhibits, and an international marketplace.
A Current Affair: Pop-Up Vintage Marketplace
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 24-25
Cooper Design Space, Downtown Los Angeles
Check out over 40 vendors selling vintage apparel and accessories this Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. Regular admission costs $12 and starts at 12pm, while early entry for 10am costs $20.
Little Tokyo Book Festival
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, September 24
Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
A free and all-ages literary event will take place in Little Tokyo this Saturday afternoon.
35th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, September 24
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, September 25
Adams Avenue between 32nd & 35th Street, Normal Heights, San Diego
This FREE and all-ages music festival takes place over two days this weekend on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, between the 805 and 15 freeways. Ten blocks will close to traffic to make way for over 90 music acts on seven stages and over 350 vendor booths. Guests should take public transportation to Adams Avenue, as traffic will remain heavily congested all weekend, and parking will not exist in high numbers here.
Bikini Bike Wash
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, September 24
Huntington Beach Harley Davidson, Westminster
Got a Harley that needs a wash? Bring it down to HB Harley Davidson this Saturday and let some bikini girls wash it for you for free (plus tips).
7th Annual Orange County Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, September 24
Oak Canyon Park, Silverado
The OC Brew Ha Ha returns for its seventh annual iteration this Saturday at Oak Canyon Park in the hills of Silverado. Benefiting the Local 3631 Firefighters Union, this craft beer festival will feature over 100 different breweries, over 200 different beers, many food trucks, seminars from beer experts, live entertainment, and more. General admission costs $45 presale, $55 at the door, and begins at 1pm, while VIP admission costs $60 presale, $70 at the door, and begins at 12pm. All beers will cease pouring at 4pm, leaving the final hour to sober up and find food.
Speaking of transportation, ensure that you look up the location prior. Cell phone signals do not reach Oak Canyon Park, so once you arrive, expect to turn off your phone to conserve battery. Oak Canyon Park only has two ways to exit, both of which always have police stationed to catch drunk drivers. The toll-free method to arriving involves taking the 55 freeway, exiting Chapman Avenue, and driving east until you reach the park.
Oktober Fiesta 2016
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 24
Last Name Brewing, Upland
$12 gets you in to this Oktoberfest celebration with a souvenir Das Boot glass plus one full beer pour into that glass. Have extra cash available for more beer and/or food from mobile food vendors.
5th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Event
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, September 24
Commissary at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City
Celebrities teach you about car safety and keeping children safe at this charity event this Saturday afternoon in Culver City. Basic admission costs $15 and comes with nothing, while admission with safety gear starts at $255.
7th Annual BAM Fest: Beer, Art, Music
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, September 24
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
The legendary BAM Festival returns this Saturday. BAM stands for Beer, Art, and Music – exactly what this fest celebrates. In addition, guests will find wine samples, food trucks, live DJ’s, dancing, and more. Tickets cost $45 presale or $50 at the door and comes with a souvenir glass and unlimited beer pours. Guests can find free street parking in the neighborhood on the other side of the freeway by crossing over on 17th Street.
11th Annual Shoreline Village Pirate Festival
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, September 24
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, September 25
Shoreline Village, Long Beach
Come mingle with pirates and enjoy sword fighting, pirate bands, treasure (scavenger) hunt, bullwhip tricks, costume contests, kids activities, and more for free! Please adhere to the parking rules here.
Hop Heads & Dreads Festival
2:00 pm – 7:30 pm, September 24
Harrah’s Resort, Valley Center
A beer and reggae festival will take place out in Valley Center this Saturday afternoon. $65 gets you in to this festival with unlimited beer samples (while supplies last), a souvenir tasting cup, and a souvenir t-shirt. Bring extra cash for the food trucks present if you plan to eat there. No one under 21 may attend.
14th Annual Tarfest Music & Art Festival
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 24
La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles
This music & art festival returns this Saturday to the La Brea Tar Pits in West LA. Free to attend and open to all ages, guests will experience live music, live painting, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and more.
2016 Fullerton Uncorked
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm, September 24
Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton
At this food & wine tasting, find food samples from local restaurants, dozens of wine & craft beer tastings, live music, raffle prizes, and more. Tickets to this event cost $70 presale or $75 at the door, and include unlimited food and drinks while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
Sweaty Ball Bag Reunion Show
6:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 24
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
A handful of local punk rock bands will perform a FREE show in Anaheim this Saturday night. No one under 21 may enter.
San Diego Restaurant Week
September 25 – October 2
Various Restaurants, San Diego County
For eight full days, various restaurants all over San Diego County will participate in this special week, where they will offer special prix-fixe meals that highlight their unique cuisine. Use this chance to explore and discover new restaurants in the area!
18th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk
8:00 am – 1:00 pm, September 25
Brookside Park, Pasadena
Join hundreds of dog lovers as they all walk with their dogs this Sunday morning in Pasadena. Walk along with your dog, or join a team and walk together. After the walk, stick around for a pet expo, complete with vendors, pet adoptions, pet services, food, drinks, arts & crafts, and more.
13th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival
9:30 am – 4:30 pm, September 25
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
This FREE all-ages fair caters to families as it presents thousands of children’s book available to read or buy. The fair will also host multiple stages complete with family-friendly entertainment.
32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 25
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
This free all-ages street fair showcases the best of local businesses in food, drinks, merchandise, apparel, accessories, art, crafts, local music, and more. Abbot Kinney will close to traffic to allow the thousands of visitors to freely roam the streets and explore all the vendors.
Bottle Share @ Monrovia Homebrew Shop
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, September 25
Monrovia Homebrew Shop, Monrovia
Share a beer or two at this free bottle share in Monrovia this Sunday afternoon. Guests should bring a 22oz bomber or two 12oz bottles to share with others.
DTLA Brewery Crawl
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, September 25
Any of the seven participating breweries, Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown LA now stands seven breweries strong, and you can check all of them out conveniently this Sunday afternoon for FREE. A free shuttle service will operate between the seven breweries during the event time, allowing you to sample beers at one stop, then boarding back onto the shuttle to get to your next stop while avoiding having to drive to the next stop.