LA Beer Week
Now through September 30
Greater Los Angeles Area
This 11-day beer celebration covers Los Angeles through Orange County, culminating in a beer fest on the last day in Downtown Los Angeles. During this period, virtually every restaurant, bar, gastropub, and any other craft beer establishment will host some sort of beer event. Literally hundreds of beer events will take place over 11 days in the Greater Los Angeles Area, so for an abridged list, visit the website linked above. Even the website cannot contain every single event! Check with your local favorite brewpub to find out how they will participate.
Voodoo Glow Skulls, Union 13, White Kaps, Destruction Made Simple, Brother @ Blue Star Cafe
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 27
Blue Star Cafe, Los Angeles
Come see Voodoo Glow Skulls, Union 13, and more rip it up this Thursday night at Blue Star Cafe in Los Angeles. $10 cover includes free food. If you have not seen these bands perform, you are missing quite a show.
Stair Climb for Los Angeles
11:00 am – 9:00 pm, September 28
YMCA, Downtown Los Angeles
On this day, the city will shut down Hope Street as thousands attempt to race up the stairs of the US Bank tower in Downtown Los Angeles. This all-day fest also includes food trucks, live music, a beer garden, rock-climbing walls, and more. Even if you cannot participate in the climb, the actual festival requires no fee to enter.
Feast of San Gennaro
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, September 28-30
Hollywood & Highland
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.
St. Pius V Fall Festival
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 28
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 29
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, September 30
St. Pius V Church, Buena Park
This annual fair/carnival returns this weekend. Free to park and enter, this family-friendly fair has fair food, rides, games, music, and more.
11th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 29
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.
Pirate Invasion of Long Beach
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 29-30
Marina Green Park, Long Beach
Come see and act like pirates at the beach! Visitors may choose to dress as a pirate or arrive in normal clothes. Many others will fully dress up to play their parts. Unlike the pirate fest at the beginning of summer, this one has an admission cost that gets you pirate shows, vendors, music, games, and more in a larger setting with more content. If you plan to stay for a while, sunscreen available. Immediate parking has a cost, while visitors can park in the neighborhoods east of Alamitos Ave if they want to avoid paying for parking.
Taste of Brews – Dana Point
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, September 29
Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point
Taste of Brews returns for their second annual Dana Point beer fest this Saturday at its new location – Sea Terrace Park. This time, Taste of Brews will coincide with the Dana Point BBQ Championship, meaning a two-for-one admission deal. Admission includes a number of 4oz beer pours, free waters (while supplies last), and live entertainment.
LA Beer Float Showdown 4
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, September 29
Golden Road Brewing, Atwater Village
Part of LA Beer Week, catch the LA Beer Float Showdown this Saturday afternoon at Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village. Five teams of LA chefs and breweries compete to serve the ultimate beer float to the people. The $35 admission starts at 2pm and includes a float from each team, and a savory food item from Golden Road. For $10 more for VIP, guests enter an hour earlier, receive a special Golden Road beer, and can take home a souvenir glass.
74th Annual LA Chinatown Moon Festival
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 29
Chinatown, Los Angeles
Chinese Thanksgiving celebrations continue this Saturday in Chinatown with their annual Moon (Cake) Festival. Free to attend for all ages, participants celebrate by eating mooncakes, mini pastries that may contain up to 2,000 calories each. In addition, guests can see kung fu demos, lion dancers, live music, food trucks, ping pong tournaments, and more. Guests can find free street parking beyond Spring St. or close to LA State Historic Park.
4th Annual LA Beer Week Festival
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, September 30
Union Station, Los Angeles
LA Beer Week concludes its 2012 run with its annual beer fest closer this Sunday. In addition to the over 70 breweries present to serve beer, multiple food trucks will pair their foods (sold separately) with the beers. The $50 admission comes with UNLIMITED pours, so prepare your body to handle this!