There are so many festive things to do in LA this month…
Summer is finally here and it’s looking like the gloomy days are far behind us! Kick off SoCal’s favorite season by getting yourself outside and experiencing all of the amazing things the city has to offer. The month of July is filled with so many festivities, tastings, and throwback-themed pop-ups that we had to make a list of our favorites to keep track!
Don’t sweat the small stuff like making plans, you’ll be doing enough of that in the heat.
Celebrate Independence Day at the 93rd AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena! Offering everything from classic barbeque favorites to a motorcycle stunt show, this festival is the perfect family-friendly celebration. The world-renowned firework show doesn’t start until 9 pm, which means you’ll have plenty of time to partake in the rides and inflatable houses. Don’t want to pay $40 dollars for parking? Skip out on the revelries and park on the rooftop of a parking garage or along the Colorado Street Bridge. Learn more here!
Word on the streets of Hollywood is that a special someone is taking residency in a secret garden and has a few friends in town! If you happen to stumble upon the Mad Hatter’s Gin & Tea Party, come dressed to impress and ready for an evening filled with tantalizing cocktails and teatime mayhem! Buy tickets here.
Android Jones invites you to take a trip through the unknown realms of human emotions. Samskara is a new multimedia immersive art park with five massive domes that lead you through a spiritual journey of incredible colors and artwork! This eye-popping presentation creates the perfect place to relax, zone out, and tap into a captivating mind expedition. Learn more here.
Tacotopia is a larger than life playground presented by Cholula Hot Sauce; a hybrid amusement park and Taco Festival all rolled up into a cool and funky immersive art exhibit! The imaginative experience is fun for all ages, and for all the non-taco lovers out there (if those even exist…) Learn more here.
What better way to spend summer than gnawing on endless amounts of chicken wings? That’s definitely our plan this July during the occurrence of the event… which just so happens to share the same date as our favorite manufactured holiday. Be on the lookout for the revolutionary Anchor Bar, the Buffalo N.Y. restaurant which claims to be the birthplace of the buffalo wing. Learn more here!
Not only does Simba’s anointment hit a soft spot for those of us who remember what it felt like to pop open a VHS jewel box, James Earl Jones’ return to the franchise as Mufasa is an ultimate game changer! Don’t even get us started on the star-studded cast featuring Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and Beyoncé! Per usual, Disney is going all out… and we’re sooo here for it! Buy discounted AMC tickets here!
If you love food then head over to Santa Anita Park for this weekend for the seventh season of the 626 Night Market – an event filled with food, games, art, shopping, and performances! The 626 Night Market is one of the largest Asian food markets in the world, so don’t miss out on an evening filled with delicious eats. Admission is five dollars at the door and cash only. Learn more here!
An afternoon full of spiritual awakening is taking place at Yamashiro Hollywood for the launch of BOL CBD products! The day will start with a CBD tea tasting followed by a guided meditation to enhance your entire experience. This is your opportunity to focus on wellness, health, and consciousness through an elevated experience! Learn more here.
You can visit this glowing rainbow tunnel for free! The La Brea Tar Pits hosts a different installation by a world-renowned architect every summer, and this year the work of Spanish-duo SelgasCano will have its moment to shine in the spotlight (or sunlight, rather.) The 886-square-foot colorful pavilion featuring a mix of translucent plastic-like walls and crisscrossed ribbons designed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano is surely a sight for sore eyes. Learn more here!
Drive on up to the top floor for a next-level cinematic experience at our summer movie series, featuring park-and-dine ordering, panoramic city views, and photo ops with iconic cars from the films. On the last Wednesday of the month all summer long catch your favorite Hollywood flicks like The Great Gatsby on July 31! Learn more here.
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