Summer has arrived and so has the heat! That means it’s officially the season to head out and explore the incredible natural landscapes that Los Angeles has to offer with this list of things to do in July. From cinema under the stars and unmissable exhibitions to a sipping underneath the SoCal sun, here are all the exciting ways to beat the heat and revel in all the summer magic! Check out our list of spectacular things to do this July below:
While you could also head to one of these natural swimming holes, or a stunning SoCal beach, having a delicious cocktail delivered straight to your hand while you’re semi-submerged in a sparkling pool is truly just a means of survival in this town. Take a look at some of our favorite poolside hangouts with menus of refreshing beverages to help you cope with the heat with this list.
Bubble World is a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience featuring 10 stunning rooms—each with their own theme. But there’s one thread connecting all of these enchanting spaces: bubbles! Bubble World invites kids aged 1 to 101 to play and stretch their imagination in this Pixar movie come to life.
Nothing beats a classic firework show on Fourth of July – especially over the Los Angeles Skyline. No matter where you are in L.A. this Independence Day, surely you’ll be able to bring in another year of celebration with a bang! From fireworks in DTLA to glittering lights with seaside views, these are some of the best spots to catch fireworks in Los Angeles:
- Marina del Rey
- Hollywood Bowl
- Hollywood Forever Cemetery
- Dodgers Stadium
- Get the full list here!
Calling all FRIENDS fans! Get ready to scream “I’ll be there for youuuu” in front of the iconic fountain, push up that legendary couch up those apartment stairs (PIVOT!) and recreate Joey “could I BE wearing anymore clothes” moment? Tickets have just gone on sale for ‘The FRIENDS™ Experience’ near Long Beach, and it’s your time to shine. Grab your tickets here!
18. Experience your favorite Disney songs like never before at the magical ‘Dancing to Disney’ shows in LA, the OC, and Santa Monica
Disney movies have some of the most iconic musical moments ever, and now you can see them come to life at ‘Dancing to Disney.’ See these enchanting performers bring songs like “So This is Love,” “Bare Necessities”, an and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to life in some of the most stunning venues in and around LA. Learn more and get your tickets here!
Taking place at the Crypto.com Arena, the beloved group Eslabon Armado takes the stage in Los Angeles as part of their first-ever U.S tour. Pedro Tovar, Brian Tovar, Damian Pacheco and Ulises González began their journey in 2017 in Northern California and have since made incredible feats which include becoming the first Regional Mexican song to go top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and topping the Spotify Global Chart for weeks straight. Now Angelenos can witness the groups greatness in person. Don’t miss out!
🗓️ When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
📍 Location: Crypto.com Arena, 1111 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA
🎟️ Tickets: Grab your tickets here!
Mister Cartoon is a L.A. local legend. Born and raised in Los Angeles, his first solo exhibition is being showcased right here at home. He is most famously known for his tattoos, but he began his career as a graffiti artist before branching into murals, album covers, logos, and more. The BEYOND THE STREETS Gallery showcases his incredible artwork throughout the years – and you can witness it in person now through July 16. Learn more here!
Gallery & Retail Hours: Wednesday to Sunday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Location: BEYOND THE STREETS, 434 N La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Your favorite doll has come to life at World of Barbie, and she’s welcoming everyone from every age to explore her iconic Dreamhouse, stylish Camper Van, and so much more. This experience is full of plastic nostalgia! Learn all about the World of Barbie experience and get your tickets here.
The iconic X Games returns to SoCal this month for the first time in years, and now’s your chance to get in on the action! X Games California 2023 will open July 21 and run through July 23—all taking place in beautiful Ventura at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Grab your tickets to the X Games here!
These three sunflower fields are bursting with a blanket of bright yellow sunflowers that are currently in bloom. You can wander through them and even pick your own to take home with you at these gorgeous farms around the city. Find out more here!
Calling all music lovers! Fever Originals has brought their stunning Candlelight Concert series to L.A. venues all summer long. Here’s what you can enjoy this July:
- July 11, 2023 – Candlelight Long Beach: Legends of R&B feat. Songs by D’Angelo, Jill Scott, & more
- July 12, 2023 – Candlelight Sherman Oaks: The Best of Hans Zimmer
- July 13, 2023 – Candlelight Sherman Oaks: A Tribute to Radiohead
- July 15, 2023 – Candlelight Koreatown: A Tribute to Coldplay
- July 18, 2023 – Candlelight Long Beach: A Tribute to Beyoncé
- July 25, 2023 – Candlelight Sherman Oaks: A Tribute to Queen with Señorial
- July 26, 2023 – Candlelight Sherman Oaks: Mozart’s Requiem & more
- July 27, 2023 – Candlelight Santa Monica: The Best of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole
- July 28, 2023 – Candlelight Santa Monica: The Best of Amy Winehouse
Refresh yourself at one of these lush urban spots with a mouthwatering cocktail and fare. Whether you prefer a stunning ocean breeze or a hidden verdant treehouse-like gem, there’ll be something to pique your interest in this incredible city. Find our list of top patios here!
Finally, KCRW Summer Nights are back! Angelenos get to dance the warm nights away with some of KCRW’s best DJs and musical guests at our favorite L.A. locations like The Hammer Museum, Descanso Gardens, Chinatown, MOCA, and more! Find the full schedule here and more details here.
Enjoy an enchanting summer night filled with delicious bites, exciting entertainment and a whole lot of movie magic. Over the summer months, Angelenos are treated to a plethora of outdoor cinemas in the most spectacular settings. From oceanfronts, dazzling rooftops, and historic parks, to a glamorous poolside, you’ll have plenty of cinematic choices to choose from. Find the full list here.
You don’t need to break the bank and head to Provence to feel the wind in your hair and inhale the floral scent of lavender when you have the Highland Springs Ranch and Inn just a short drive away. This breathtaking farm is celebrating the summer season with its annual lavender festival, featuring an exciting menu of lavender everything. Find out more here!
Summer is always better when it’s spent by the refreshing, salty air of the ocean. Whether you’re looking for a less crowded place to take in an ocean view, a mini road trip, or you’re rdying to get out and explore SoCal’s beaches with incredible views. Find our essential beach list here!
The beach isn’t the only place to explore this summer! So get out your outdoor shoes because it’s time to head outdoors and dip in the best spots that nature has to offer. Nothing beats a post-hike dip in a crisp lake or freshwater pool. Hit up these stunning swimming holes near Los Angeles!
There you have it Los Angeles! These are the best plans to make this month. Be sure to check back here for updates throughout the month.