7th Annual Los Angeles Beer Week
Greater Los Angeles Area
This 9-day beer celebration covers Los Angeles through Orange County, starting with a beer fest at Exposition Park. 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. For the purposes of condensing this list, I cannot include every event that directly relates to LA Beer Week, as their website will list them all. Read here for a sample of the beer events to expect this week:
Slaughter & The Dogs @ The Whisky
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 22
Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood
Punk band Slaughter & The Dogs will perform in West Hollywood tonight. The cover for this show costs $15. No one under 21 may enter.
7th Annual Fountain Valley Summerfest
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, June 25
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, June 26
7:00 am – 11:00 pm, June 27
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, June 28
Fountain Valley Recreation & Sports Park, Fountain Valley
This free and all-ages 4-day celebration will include rides, food, drinks, games, entertainment, vendors, live music, beer/wine garden, sports, a car show on Saturday, and a dog show on Sunday.
4th Street Market Culinary Crawl
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, June 25
4th Street Market, Santa Ana
Come play with rich people and tour through 4th Street Market while enjoying samples from every vendor inside. This event costs $85 and includes gratuity.
2nd Annual Chefs & Shakers Mash-up
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, June 25
Saltbox, San Diego
Enjoy an elegant evening of food and drink pairings at this upscale event that costs $30 to attend.
Take Your Dog To Work Day
All day, June 26
As the name suggests, this holiday celebrates man’s best friend by granting a day where pet lovers can bring their darling dog(s) to work. Please consult with your boss/manager/supervisor if you can bring a dog to work!
37th Annual Taste of Greece
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, June 26
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, June 27
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, June 28
St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine
This weekend-long all-ages festival celebrates Greek culture with food, drinks, desserts, live music, dancing, games, rides, and more. Admission to the fair costs $3, but print the flyer below to enter for free!
9th Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, June 26-27
Calabasas Country Club, Calabasas
A grand two-night food & wine festival returns to Calabasas this weekend. This gala of food, wine, beer, desserts, celebrity chefs, cars, music, burlesque, and more brings together people from all over to sample the best of Calabasas, Malibu, and select vendors from the Greater Los Angeles Area. General admission costs $150 and starts at 7pm, while VIP tickets cost $300 and starts at 6pm.
Ignite @ The Observatory
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 26
The Observatory, Santa Ana
Join Ignite and other great local bands for an intense show this Friday night at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $15. Arrive early to park for free at the venue. Arrive too late, and end up parking at a lot down the street for $10.
O.C. Crust Stock Vol. 3
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 26
5:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 27
The Music Hall, Anaheim
Check out some local crust punk bands this weekend at Mirror Image Studios in Anaheim. Tickets to this all-ages concert vary in price, starting at $21.
Tartar Control @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 26
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.
Bad Acid Trip @ Blacklight District Lounge
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, June 26
Blacklight District Lounge, Long Beach
Rock out at this local show this Friday night in Long Beach. The cover for this show costs $7. No one under 21 may enter.
The Aquabats! Super Show! Season 1 Screening
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, June 27
The Frida Cinema, Santa Ana
Enjoy a marathon of the first season of The Aquabats! Super Show! this Saturday at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana. Admission to this screening costs $25.
Riviera Village Summer Fest
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, June 27-28
Riviera Village, Redondo Beach
This FREE and all-ages annual street fair occurs in the Riviera Village neighborhood of Redondo Beach. Numerous vendors, arts & crafts, food & drinks, carnival rides, entertainment, and more will take over the streets, as visitors stroll through all the roads gazing at all the wonderful booths. Do not attempt to park nearby – instead, park at South High, right off of Calle Mayor and Pacific Coast Highway, and take the free shuttle. The festival takes place entirely outdoors, so keep sunscreen handy.
36th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, June 27
Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, San Diego
Have some fun in the sun in Ocean Beach this Saturday at their annual street fair and chili cookoff. At this free and all-ages street fair, tens of thousands of people will stroll through Ocean Beach to check out all the art, live entertainment, vendors, and of course, the chili. Attendees may purchase chili tastings on the day of the event. This area gets extremely crowded with traffic, so plan alternate routes on arriving, and prepare to walk long distances to reach the street fair.
Pirate Invasion of Belmont Pier
10:00 am – 9:00 pm, June 28
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, June 29
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 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. Expect to see pirate shows, vendors, music, a (mock) ship fight, and cannon blank shots fired at the pier. This FREE and all-ages event runs on Saturday & Sunday starting at 10am both days. If you plan to stay for a while, note that this takes place entirely outdoors, so have sunscreen available. Guests can find free street parking in the neighborhood across Ocean Blvd.
2nd Annual Euro Bierfest
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, June 27
Alpine Village, Torrance
A bunch of European beers will arrive at Alpine Village this Saturday for your tasting pleasure. Admission to this beer tasting event costs $45 and includes a souvenir glass and unlimited beer samples from over 60 different varieties while supplies last. Bring cash for other products, such as food and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 21 may attend.
3rd Annual Make Music Downey
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, June 27
This free and all-ages outdoor event will feature over 70 music acts, food trucks, arts & crafts, merchandise vendors, and more.
2015 Punk Rock Picnic
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, June 27
Marina Green, Long Beach
After a catastrophe in 2013 and taking 2014 off, Punk Rock Picnic returns this Saturday to Marina Green in Long Beach. Featuring over 60 bands across six stages and extreme sports athletes, this all-day all-ages concert will show that punk rock never died, and lives stronger than ever. Regular admission costs $45, while children 12 and under get in for $25. This event does not allow ins & outs, so make sure that you can endure the sunny weather for the entire day.
Hangar 24 Summer Sour Release
11:00 am – 12:00 am, June 27
Hangar 24 Brewery, Redlands
Hangar 24 gets sour this weekend with the release of not one, but TWO different sour beers. Stop on by to taste these sours, or even take home a bottle or two. Throughout the day, enjoy live local music, and stick around at 5pm for the announcement of the homebrew competition winners.
3rd Annual Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, June 27
Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point
Taste the local flavor of Dana Point and neighboring cities this Saturday afternoon in Dana Point. Free to attend, visitors can freely roam and browse the attending businesses, and pay for the food as they go. All vendors will have food and/or drinks available at their own price, so all visitors should bring cash in order to receive food or drinks. Guests can park for free at Dana Point High School, and take the shuttle from there to arrive at the location.
38 Degrees Ale House 6th Anniversary Celebration
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, June 27
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
To celebrate turning six, 38 Degrees will tap some limited releases, archived beers, barrel aged beers, sours, local brews, and more. This event requires no admission or reservations – simply show up and order what you like. You can park for free in the parking lot behind the restaurant, or in the structure across from 1st Street.
Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits 5th Anniversary
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, June 27
SILO in Makers Quarter, San Diego
Twisted Manzanita turns five years old this week, and to celebrate, they will have a tasting event in Downtown San Diego this Saturday night. For $40 general admission, receive unlimited samples of beer while supplies last, and received select samples of their craft spirits. No one under 21 may attend.
6th Annual Claremont Village Blues & Brews Craft Beer Walk
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, June 27
Streets of Claremont Village, Claremont
Exhibit the local businesses of Claremont while sipping on craft beers and local food at this annual music and beer fest on the streets of Claremont Village. Over 30 of the local businesses will serve as sites where attendees to this fest can pick up some food or beer as they continue to stroll through Claremont Village to enjoy the live music and the goods & services offered by the local businesses. Admission costs $45 presale and $50 at the gate, and includes free parking and 12 beer tasting tickets. The site does not mention if admission includes food, so if you plan to eat, have some cash available. No one under 21 may attend.
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, June 27
Pine Avenue, Downtown Long Beach
Enjoy some nightlife music for free at this all-ages outdoor concert this Saturday night in Downtown Long Beach.
Chinatown Summer Nights
5:00 pm – 12:00 am, June 27
Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles
Have a fun time this summer at Chinatownin Downtown Los Angeles. Free to attend for all ages, this nighttime festival brings together food, music, art, and beer in a multicultural setting. Expect to see food trucks, merchandise, arts & crafts, live music, live DJ’s, a dance floor, a beer garden hosted by Eagle Rock Brewery, and more. Guests can find free street parking on Spring St and the side streets connected to Spring, including College St.
Smut Peddlers @ The Observatory
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 27
The Observatory, Santa Ana
Legendary punk band Smut Peddlers will headline a show at The Observatory in Santa Ana this Saturday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $10. Arrive early to park for free at the venue. Arrive too late, and end up parking at a lot down the street for $10.
15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride
7:00 am – 1:00 pm, June 28
Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Join thousands of bike riders and enjoy a day of riding, a fair, food, raffles, music, and more. Choose from any of eight different rides (two of them start from Shoreline Village in Long Beach) and head out. Registration costs will vary depending on the ride chosen, ranging from $50 to $65.
San Diego Vintage Flea Market
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, June 28
The Observatory Parking Lot, North Park, San Diego
At this free all-ages outdoor market, visitors will find modern to vintage inspired clothing, housewares, furniture, smalls, and more for sale from the various local vendors.
Stone Sour Fest 2015
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, June 28
Stone Brewing, Escondido
Pucker up for this sour beer tasting event this Sunday morning at Stone Brewing in Escondido. For $49 admission, receive a souvenir glass and 15 3oz tasters from over a hundred different sour beers available. Bring extra cash for purchasing food on the premises. No one under 21 may attend.
15th Annual Taste of Adams Avenue
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, June 28
Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego
30 restaurants, 30 tastes. Taste the local flavor of Adams Avenue this Sunday afternoon, as you stroll up and down Adams Avenue checking out all the local restaurants in the area. A ticket bundle costs $35 presale and $40 on the day of the event, and provides guests with 30 taster tickets. Park in the neighborhood, and pick up your tickets from Smitty’s Auto on the day of the event if you purchased presale.
I Love Poke Festival
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, June 28
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach
Sample the best in island cuisine at this tasting event tonight in Huntington Beach. Over 20 different chefs/restaurants will attend to serve food samples to attendees, while ten local chefs will compete in a poke competition, allowing attendees to sample their food too. Tickets to this all-ages tasting event cost $65, which includes unlimited food samples while supplies last. All attendees must take care of their own parking and transportation.
Barley Forge Tap Takeover, Pig Roast, and Crawfish Boil
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, June 28
Tender Greens, Irvine
For $30, gain access to this pigout of a night with Barley Forge beer and all sorts of food. Admission costs the same for everyone, even those under 21.
Skaussie Aussie Aussie
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 28
The Observatory, Santa Ana
Get your skanking on this Sunday night at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $10. Arrive early to park for free at the venue. Arrive too late, and end up parking at a lot down the street for $10.