April brings in warmer weather and a fresh spring breeze that breathes new life into the city. It’s when we say goodbye to our winter coats, and get to truly embrace the beautiful California weather. From vivid flower field blooms to 420, this month is filled with amazing events and activities happening around Los Angeles. 🌸
Here’s our list of top things to do this April 2023! 👇
WWE’s WrestleMania 39 is taking over SoFi Stadium this weekend from Saturday, April 1 to Sunday, April 2 for an epic battle between Raw and SmackDown superstars! Catch your favorite WWE wrestlers like Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, Brock Lesnar, Bianca Belair, Edge, Gunther, and more battle it out and showcase their best moves. Grab your tickets here!
Stranger Things: The Experience has now been extended until April 16th! This epic event is ready to take you on a journey full of supernatural mystery, exclusive merch, and retro interactive activities like an old-school arcade and more, taken directly from Netflix’s smash-hit series. Get more information and tickets here!
The fabulous World of Barbie arrives in Los Angeles soon. 🎀 Get ready to enter a special world of wonder where you can be anything you want! Whether you grab the mic to record your musical masterpiece at the studio or embark on a space exploration aboard the Barbie® Interstellar Airways shuttle, the experience is bound to spark your imagination. Grab your tickets here!
After a year of severe drought, last fall California experienced a much-needed soaking. Unfortunately, in some cases, it has been quite extreme rainfall. On the brighter side, it brings with it the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays of color and life—a super bloom. Learn more about it here!
Head to an ambient setting, bathed in flickering candlelight for a classical concert performed by talented L.A. musicians. Candlelight’s beloved series will be setting the nights aglow with these mesmerizing musical concerts set in some of the city’s most beautiful venues from L.A. to the OC. Wrap yourself in the nostalgia with awe-inspiring classic renditions across a range of themes. Here are all the concerts coming to L.A. this month:
- For one night only on April 30, you can experience the glow of a candlelit concert for free at a hidden venue in Los Angeles, all you have to do is join the waitlist by April 27. Don’t miss out on this unique and intimate concert. Join the waitlist here!
- The Best of Joe Hisaishi at Historic Woman’s Club
- Candlelight: Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole at The Hollywood Roosevelt
- A Tribute to Lauryn Hill at Historic Woman’s Club
- A Tribute to Juan Gabriel at Ovation Square Long Beach
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift at Ovation Square
- A Tribute to BTS at Old Town Music Hall
- The Best of Joe Hisaishi at The Colony House Anaheim
- Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and more at The Nixon Library
- The Best of Hans Zimmer at The Nixon Library
- Tribute to Radiohead at The Colony House Anaheim
- Hip-Hop Classics at Old Town Music Hall
- Gift the experience of a Candlelight Concert here!
Make April a truly memorable one with SpringTopia! Fairs, carnivals, circuses, and festivals combine at this special event, creating an unforgettable experience with seven unique worlds blended into one family-friendly bash. Can’t decide between a haunted house and a winter wonderland? With Spooky-Land and Holiday-Land right next to each other, you can hit both! There’s also Fun-Land, Puppy-Land (featuring an adorable puppy petting zoo), 3D Circus-Land, Pirate-Land, and Lightshow-Land! Click here to learn more and get your tickets.
Titanic the Exhibition has officially opened in Los Angeles. Walk down the Grand Staircase, through the halls of first class, pass the boiler room, and learn everything there is to know about the most iconic ship in history. Whether you’re a history buff, a fan of the movie, or looking to be transported back in time, Titanic the Exhibition has something for everyone. Get your tickets and prepare to set sail!
Bob Marley was a humanitarian, a revolutionary, and the man most responsible for spreading reggae outside of Jamaica. He was an incredible soul whose legacy endures to this day, and now you can immerse yourself in everything he did at the Bob Marley One Love Experience. Featuring never before seen pictures, memorabilia from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more, this exhibit will bring positive vibrations to all Marley fans and honor the legacy of one of the greatest musicians of all time. Grab your tickets here!
On April 15, 2023, Rosé Bowl: A Wine Tasting Experience returns to the Rose Bowl to give real meaning to the phrase “Rosé all day!” The incredible event will feature over 40 rosés California’s best wineries, music, dancing, games, and so much more. So what are you waiting for? Get your sip on here.
If there’s one way to take in the balmy spring air in L.A. it’s from the top floor, shrouded in plants and dotted with fairy lights. Explore 18 of our favorite gardens in the sky where cocktails, music, food and good times are guaranteed.
Come on out to the ranch for a unique guided trail ride through a beautiful canyon! The horses at 29 Oaks Ranch are well-trained and safe, and you’ll have a great time! Beginners and experts are welcome. This experience will provide a lesson and all the equipment you’ll need to enjoy a fun and relaxing trek in the clean fresh air as you ride a majestic horse! Explore oak forests, grassy fields filled with wildflowers, and over dry arroyos. A beautiful bottle of wine (one per couple) and some snacks will be waiting for you upon your return to the ranch to complete this unique 2-hour experience. Grab your tickets here!
Mecca Mid City is so much more than your typical dispensary. They’ve been serving the community for a decade and have continued to provide them affordable with high-quality products. In honor of 420, they are going all out! From April 20 to 21, they’re turning their space into a UFO galactic dispensary for everyone across the universe to enjoy. Learn more here!
Home to over 20,000 roses, the Exposition Park Rose Garden is considered one of L.A.’s hidden treasures. s. This lush escape is the perfect place for picnics with loved ones or even a sweet solo date in the sun. You can often find girls taking their quinceañera photos or families getting group portraits. From time to time, the city also holds special events for the public to enjoy at the park. Learn more here!
Let’s be honest, we are absolutely spoiled with art and creativity in L.A. They say the best things in life are free, and our city has taken this to heart by providing free museum days that we get to take advantage of.
- The Broad
- California African American Museum (CAAM)
- California Science Center
- Getty Center
- Getty Villa
- Griffith Observatory
- Hammer Museum
- Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
- and more here!
The Dinos Alive Exhibition will transport you back millions of years ago to an era when the largest animals to ever set foot on our planet existed. Perfect for the whole family, you’ll go on a fascinating journey where you get to meet and interact with massive, life-sized moving dinosaurs. Get your tickets here!
After sold shows in Buenos Aires, Ibiza, Barcelona, and more, this neon and glittering fiesta is coming to Los Angeles. Originating in Argentina, BRESH has quickly become a cultural hub for influencers, music-makers, and good vibes across the world. So get your tickets before they’re gone and prepare to dance till dawn!
SoCal is lucky enough to have plenty of picturesque landscapes with vivid pockets of wildflowers. Whether it’s a hike to the mountains, a natural botanical garden, or fields of flowers, you’ll find a way to ring in the new season.
- Palos Verdes Peninsula
- Malibu Creek State Park
- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
- Find a list of our favorite spots here.
It’s (finally) time for Dodgers baseball! Find us at Dodger Stadium this Spring with a Dodger Dog in one hand and a michelada in the other. The team has officially announced their opening day game and schedule. This entire season is jam-packed with celebrations, giveaways, fireworks, and even a brand-new drone show. check out the full details here!
For you avid bloom-seekers there are still more floral displays to be enjoyed this season. Descanso Gardens planted around 30,000 tulip bulbs a few months ago and they have turned the plots of this 150-acre haven into a vivid kaleidoscope of flowers. Wander through a mix of yellow, hot pink, red, white, and purple springtime splendor while the blossoms are at their fullest. Find out more here.
America’s Got Talent returns with a new set of awe-inspiring performers looking to compete on the world’s biggest stage and this season promises to deliver some of the wildest acts in the show’s history–and you can witness it all go down in person for FREE! Fans ages 8 and older can be a part of the star-studded audience and watch unforgettable performers live. It all begins on March 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and continues through mid-April.
Tickets: Book your free spot here!
Location: 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101-2308
As spring rolls in there’s no better way to spend the day than at one of L.A.’s incredible parks and the iconic floating swans are the perfect way to get around Echo Park. You’ll get a thigh workout with views of the lush scenery all while practicing social distancing. Book yourself a fun day out here.
The annual Desert X has returned to captivate the minds of Coachella Valley through incredible installations with a message. As you look upon these works of art, viewers are encouraged to examine their environments and reflect on how they navigate through the world—how they live, and the messages we [all] send that reinforce systems that might or might not be beneficial for us—as a collective. Learn more here!
The iconic Chef Anthony Bourdain always gave us insight into the culinary world and showed us the beauty in overlooked gems. By scouring the web, reading interviews, and watching episodes of his shows, we have compiled a list of establishments across L.A. that he loved and that you could visit yourself!
Break away from the daily grind and escape to nature. There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as gathering your thoughts under the shade of towering trees and wandering through lush landscaping with pops of color and subtle tweets of birds to remind us we’re not the only residents. Spring demands to be enjoyed in nature and these 16 tranquil havens are the perfect places for it:
- Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine
- Flamingo Estate
- Amir’s Garden
- Get the full list here!
It’s 420 every Sunday with The Cannabis And Movies Club. Head to the historic Montalban Theater rooftop for an evening of music and fun activities. Of course, there’ll be delicious food options that will satisfy all your munchies too. Find all the details of this exciting new sky-high cinema here!
Floating is an outdoor collective that gathers every week to connect with each other through nature and music. They offer two outdoor experiences, Soundscapes, and Soundbaths. Their Soundscapes combine beautiful nature and the power of art. It includes live musical experiences from local performers at their favorite nature-filled spots. Their Soundbaths are weekly outdoor meditations that involve vibrational therapy through singing bowls. It is said that these peaceful experiences aid in chronic stress, increase mindfulness, and promote total relaxation. Learn more about it here!
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is SoCal’s very own cultural, research, and educational gems. This April, guests are in for a very special experience. Their Chinese gardens will host traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn more here!