Ah, it’s finally the weekend weekend! Let’s celebrate with some plans. With so many options and events in Los Angeles, finding something to do can be quite a task. Luckily, you have us. If you need plans or things to do this weekend — February 23 through 24, 2024 — we’ve got you covered.
These are the best things to do in Los Angeles this weekend! 👇✨
1. Tickets are on sale for the Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival
The mouthwatering Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival arrives to the iconic Santa Monica Pier this March with an irresistible lineup! This year is better than ever before as Angelenos can expect immaculate sips and delectable bites from over thirty chefs each day, exclusive dishes from more than fifteen headliners, and of course – unlimited beverage samples of wine and beer. This 3-day festival will make every foodie’s dream come true as they get to taste the city’s best culinary talents while overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Don’t miss out on this gastronomic extravaganza, grab your tickets to the Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival here!
🗓️When: Friday, March 1, 2024 — Sunday, March 3, 2023
📍Location: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
2. Take over Melrose with CicLAvia
For over 10 years, the event has catalyzed beautiful public spaces and promoted wellness via the use of car-free streets. This edition of CicLAvia Melrose, which spans Fairfax and Vermont Avenues, invites people of all ages and abilities to spend a day in this 4-mile pop-up park using their preferred people-powered activity — be it bicycling, walking, running, roller skating, skating, or just hanging out. CicLAvia participants just turn up anywhere along the route at any time to take advantage of the open streets and to spend some time exploring the Melrose in a way like never before. The event is always free. Read more about CicLAvia here!
📍Location: Melrose Ave between Fairfax Ave and Vermont Ave.
3. Sip on authentic Vietnamese coffee at the new Nam Coffee in East Hollywood
Angelenos, if you’ve been craving or you’ve been wanting to try the intense strength and sweetness of an authentic Vietnamese iced coffee, you’re in luck. Becoming one of the first Vietnamese coffee importers and roasters in Los Angeles, Nam Coffee has just opened its doors in East Hollywood. Read more about Nam Coffee here!
📍Location: 4876 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (East Hollywood)
4. Take a bite into a delicious fusion of flavors
Mideast Tacos, a restaurant featuring delicious Armenian-Mexican fusion cuisine, has just opened up on Sunset in Silverlake. Highlights include their chicken burrito and falafel tacos which are must-haves! They use high-quality ingredients in their dishes and everything is made with the utmost culinary detail — like brining their meat in salt water for two days and making their salsas fresh every day. We are so in love with them that we gave them our Secret LA sticker of approval. Check them out here!
📍Location: 3536 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
5. Sip and ghost hunt on the Haunted Tavern
The Haunted Tavern is an immersive cocktail experience run by the descendants of Ichabod Crane. You will visit one of the most haunted locations in Long Beach as the tavern keeper guides you through a 4-part interactive cocktail journey aboard the Queen Mary. Hear the chilling and dark tales that haunt the venue, and beware the ghost that never left… your night will be filled with surprises — the ghost tends to sit in on the experience and scare those brave enough (or filled with enough liquid courage) to enter! Get your tickets for The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience in Long Beach.
📍Location: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA, 90802
6. Celebrate Black History Month at MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Festival
MOLAA is inviting guests to their special Afro-Latinx Festival celebrating the cultural diversity of the Americas and the African influence in Latin America! MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Festival recognizes the importance of African legacy in Latin America through highlighting food, art workshops, live performances, Afro-Latinx-owned businesses, and a live DJ performance. More info here!
🎟️ Tickets: Sundays are free to the public at MOLAA
🗓️ When: February 25, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
📍Location: 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
7. Support our local literary community at Vroman’s Bookstore
Calling all bookworms! Join Vroman’s Bookstore as they highlight the talent of local authors. Immerse yourself in the magic of stories, as these wordsmiths bring their characters to life through a live reading and book signing. This weekend, you can catch authors Alexandrina André and her book Pranky Monkey, and Arsen and Mikayel Azatyan and their book The Adventures of Chik-Chik and Max. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to support our local literary community and experience the power of storytelling firsthand. See you there!
📍Location: 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
8. Dance your heart out at the biggest house and techno festival
Get ready to dance your hearts out as the biggest house and techno festival — Skyline — takes over Los Angeles this weekend! Don’t miss out on this incredible event where the biggest names in the industry will take the stage to deliver mind-blowing sets that will keep you moving all night long. Tickets are almost sold out — so grab them while you can here!
9. Catch the LA Galaxy vs. Inter Miami
Witness history in the making as LA Galaxy faces off against Inter Miami this Sunday. Get ready for an unforgettable game that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Tune in to catch all the action on TV — which you can find here!
Embark on a Mystery Picnic in Los Angeles with AmazingCo! On this self-guided foodie adventure, you will solve clues to collect gourmet picnic treats and discover a hidden, picturesque picnic spot away from the crowds. Book your Mystery Picnic here!
📅When: The next one is on Sunday, February 18, 2024, they also have dates throughout February
📍Location: Various locations, Santa Monica, Venice, Long Beach, Santa Barbara, South Bay, Malibu, and even Big Bear
Los Angeles is world-renowned for its legendary entertainment and music scene. So much so that it’s often an artist’s dream to perform in this city — which also means we have some equally legendary people coming through here. No need for you to go searching, as we’ve collected all the coolest concert venues in LA, plus some of the biggest upcoming shows where you can dance the night away. Check out our list of can’t-miss concerts in Los Angeles here.
Calling all music lovers in Los Angeles! Maritime Records is the ultimate record shop in Highland Park, California. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting out, Daniel Franco’s passion for music will guide you to your perfect tunes. Learn more about them here!
Escape the chaos and dive into a world of tranquility at one of L.A.’s best libraries! This 3-day weekend is the perfect excuse to unwind, explore, and let your imagination run wild this weekend with a good book. Get the full list of the best libraries around Los Angeles here.
Doritos isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of spirits or cocktails. Although no one is a stranger to chowing down on a bag of Doritos after a few drinks, we digress. It’s not your conventional combination. However, the classic chip brand is challenging our tastebuds and the way we think about alcohol. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this unique concoction that combines the legendary flavor of Doritos with a boozy twist! Read more about it here, plus where to find the Doritos spirit.
It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month! A time for us to highlight history and celebrate the culture of African/Black Americans in the United States, past and present. From local festivals and live music to special exhibitions, there are plenty of ways to honor Black History this month and beyond in Los Angeles.
Hip hop has undergone a remarkable transformation over its 50-year journey, and this newest exhibition explores its history. You can now delve into the roots of hip-hop and witness the groundbreaking impact of Los Angeles icons at Hip Hop Til Infinity — reserve your spot now!
Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy — a mesmerizing showcase of the world’s first art amusement park has opened its doors to the public in Los Angeles. Those lucky enough to enter its doors will witness one-of-a-kind rides and interactive installations by 15 world-renowned artists, including Sonia Delaunay, Salvador Dalí, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, and Roy Lichtenstein. Limited tickets are on sale now and you can grab them here!
📍Location: 1601 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90023