While the days begin to oscillate between mild and boiling, outdoor pursuits still reign this month. September is the perfect time to make the most of the California weather and there’s no better way to do that than soaking up the sunshine with a gorgeous new rooftop spot and invigorating multi-sensory experiences. Get inspired by this list of things to do in September in Los Angeles.
There’s never a bad season for cocktail soirees on any of L.A.’s incredible rooftop spots. The view, innovative drinks, L.A. attitude, and those killer sunsets are a winning combination. However, you can dedicate the last of the warmer weather with a visit to one of these fine spots. From the French Riviera-inspired Bar Lis in Hollywood to Mexico City’s Cha Cha Cha outpost Downtown, there’s an international spirit to the experience at these sky-high havens.
This century-old lavender farm just outside of L.A. has the most enchanting night market. You can wander through a tree-lined avenue illuminated with twinkling fairy lights at Lavender Market Nights, where you’ll be treated to delicious food and drinks, live music, games, incredible handcrafted goods, and more. Find all the details of this luminous night market here!
The wildly popular Candlelight Concerts have never ceased to captivate audiences across the globe. The series brings talented musicians who perform live shows in beautiful settings, all bathed in Candlelight. These exclusive events honor top artists across a range of venues and now you can catch them at these iconic spaces for a unique evening around the city. Here’s a list of concerts happening this September in Los Angeles:
- September 5, 2023: A Tribute to Rihanna
- September 6, 2023: A Tribute to Radiohead
- September 7, 2023: A Tribute to Whitney Houston
- September 9, 2023: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- September 19, 2023: A Tribute to Bad Bunny
- September 20, 2023: A Tribute to Luis Miguel
- September 27, 2023: The Best of Zelda
- September 28, 2023: A Tribute to Coldplay
- September 29, 2023: A Classical Tribute to Pink Floyd by AyseDeniz
Brace yourself for an unforgettable gastronomic adventure because the legendary LA Times Food Bowl is making its delicious return! Get ready to embark on a tantalizing journey through the mouthwatering wonders of SoCal’s culinary realm. This event is sure to ignite your taste buds like never before! So grab your forks and get ready to savor every bite of this sensational food festival. Grab your tickets and read more about the LA Times Food Bowl here!
🍽️ Location: Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot, 5555 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, 90038
Looking for a unique date idea? We have you covered. Dining in the Dark is a one-of-a-kind tasting experience with a surprise menu – which you’ll enjoy while blindfolded! Enjoy the nuances of each ingredient as you heighten your senses of taste and smell. RSVP for Dining In The Dark here!
Saying goodbye to summer doesn’t have to be so difficult — prepare for fall and embrace the transformation. Step into the Mindful Glow Experience, a realm of tranquility surrounded by the soothing glow of a candlelit sanctuary. Join them for an unforgettable experience where mindfulness takes center stage, cultivating inner peace through the power of breathwork and meditative tools. It’s time to unwind and embrace the blissful serenity that awaits you — RSVP to Mindful Glow here!
The confetti will fall and the drinks will pour! Get ready to dance your heart out at the hottest party known as BRESH — featuring some of the hottest DJs spinning reggaeton, pop, disco, and more! Get your tickets to BRESH here.
📅 When: Saturday, September 8, 2023
📍 Location: The Vermont Hollywood, 1020 N Vermont Ave, 90029
The Bubble World experience is a dreamy adventure ready to transport you to another universe with every imaginable kind of bubble. Step into over 10 immersive rooms, each with its own bubbly theme — whether you dive into a massive bubble pit or try the hot air balloon flight simulator with your — one thing’s certain: this experience is out of this world! Grab your tickets to Bubble World here.
📍 Location: 1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello, California, 90640
BeachLife Ranch is a music festival like no other that combines the country and the coast — so folks can experience the best of both worlds! Join them for a toe-tappin’ sun-soaked weekend filled with smokey barbecues (with all the fixins) and soulful melodies from Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Brad Paisley, and so much more. Saddle up and get ready to ride the waves of the good times that await you at BeachLife Ranch! Music fans, beachgoers, and country lovers — don’t miss out on this unique celebration of the cowboy surfer way of life! Get your tickets here.
🎟️ Tickets: Tickets start at $189 — grab them here!
📅When: Friday, September 22, 2023 — Sunday, September 24, 2023
🌴🎸Location: Redondo Beach, 239 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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! You can witness it all go down in person for FREE along with the star-studded judges. This takes on August 27 through September 27 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium! Don’t miss out.
Tickets:: Fans ages 8 and older can be a part of the audience — book your free spot here!
Location: 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101-2308
Summer is ending, but there’s still time for a little escape. If you’re looking for something that makes you feel like you’ve left the city, maybe even the planet, head to one of these fascinating desert towns with mind-bending art and scenery. Find the list here.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 360º digital art exhibition that invites you to step into the world of the beloved Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh. This immersive exhibit engulfs you in his artwork by showcasing it all around you with ceiling-to-floor screens — experiencing his art in a whole new way. Grab your tickets to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience here!
Location: 1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello, California, 90640-2585
Latinx Heritage Month is a time dedicated to celebrating and highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Latinx Americans in culture and throughout history—past and present. It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to many Latinx’s, and their influence on our city is impactful. From desserts, restaurants, and cultural events—here are incredible ways to honor Latinx/o/a’s and our fellow Angelenos from September 15 to October 15 and beyond! Find the full list of things to do this Latinx Heritage Month here.
Get your cultural fix at one of these world-class galleries and museums in L.A. You can marvel at masterpieces from around the world from various decades or take in poignant contemporary works from the voices of our time, and you can do it all for free every day of the week. See a few of our top choices below and check out how to visit for free here.
- Explore 6,000 years’ worth of artistic expression and take in free jazz concerts in front of Urban Light at LACMA this summer
- Explore the universe for free and admire the Art Deco surroundings at the Griffith Observatory
- Get the full list here!
Experience the Hollywood Sign in a whole different way — up close and personal! Get ready for an awe-inspiring hike with an expert tour guide. This extraordinary tour hike is an experience you’ll surely want to cross off your summer bucket list — don’t miss out and book your Hollywood sign tour hike here!
Upgrade your movie game with rooftop views of Downtown Hollywood! The historic Montalbán is hosting a film series on their iconic rooftop now through October, featuring classic movies ranging from La La Land to The Ring. They also offer food, cocktails, and games, so you can be sure you’re in for a good time. Get your tickets here!
📍Location: 1615 Vine St., 90028-8802
Tucked away in the lush cliffside woods of Palos Verdes is this stunning glass chapel, designed by Lloyd Wright—son of famed American architect Frank Lloyd. It looks like it’s straight out of The Enchanted Isles from The Lord of the Rings, but you don’t have to nerd out to appreciate this stunning place. Find out all the details of this architectural masterpiece here!