Los Angeles Festivals & Events
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The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Festivals & Events

There’s an event for everything in LA. You name it, there’s a festival for it. From pizza to parades, Los Angeles festivals and events celebrate it all.
See what LA events are happening during your trip.

Thousands of spectators watch the Rose Bowl Game in Los Angeles
Tournament of Roses – Rose Bowl Game / Facebook

January

Tournament of Roses
January 1, 2020
Each January, Los Angeles kicks off the new year with the Tournament of Roses featuring the Rose Bowl and Rose Bowl Parade.

The Yoga Expo
January 4, 2020
Center yourself and head over to the Yoga Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center for seminars, yoga sessions, food, and more.

Three Kings Day
January 4-7, 2020
During Disney’s Festival of Holidays, guests can learn about the three Wise Men and how countries around the world honor them.

Golden Globes
January 5, 2020
Each year, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association® awards film, television and streaming professionals with a series of renowned awards.

Santa Monica Restaurant Week
January 6-12, 2020
Dine on dishes prepared by some of Santa Monica’s greatest chefs at this week-long culinary extravaganza.

dineL.A.
January 17-31, 2020
dineL.A. is a celebration of the greater Los Angeles area’s finest restaurants, chefs, and food brands. With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, your taste buds will be satisfied for weeks on end.

Asian American Expo
January 18-19, 2020
The Asian American Expo is the largest Asian trade show and convention celebrating the Lunar New Year.

DTLA Breweries United Fest
January 20, 2020
Sample specialty beers from downtown Los Angeles area breweries and other local spots.

Lunar New Year at Disneyland
January 17 – February 19, 2020
Celebrate the Year of the Mouse with Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends at Disneyland.

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood
February 9, 2020 
You can also explore Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year events including new shows, character meet and greets, and cultural traditions.

The Slumdog Millionaire cast and crew accepts their Oscar
The Academy / Facebook

February

Golden Dragon Parade
February 1, 2020
2020 marks the 121st anniversary of the Golden Dragon Parade in Los Angeles’ Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Academy Awards
February 9, 2020
Yet another one of the Los Angeles festivals dedicated to its notable film industry, the Academy Awards are held in February each year.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine FestivalFebruary 28 – April 21, 2020
Come to the most magical place on earth with an appetite! This Disneyland festival features culinary seminars, samples, and marketplaces from around the world.

A group of friends sit at an outdoor table with an umbrella and eat food
What food will you try at Disneyland’s Food & Wine Festival?

March

Los Angeles Marathon
March 8, 2020
Think you have what it takes to conquer the largest marathon on the West Coast?

Nacho Fest
March 15, 2020
Sample nachos from around the world. There will be regular, vegetarian, and vegan options as well as entertainment like live music, comedians, DJs, and blow up castles for kids.

L.A. Nature Fest
March 15, 2020
Celebrate the outdoor beauty of Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum. Guests can enjoy hands-on activities, presentations, and performances.

A landscape view of the Coachella festival at night
Coachella / Facebook

April

Grand Prix of Long Beach
April 17-19, 2020
Experience one of Southern California’s most popular racing events in April.

Coachella
April 10-12, 17-19 2020
Coachella is arguably among the world’s largest music and cultural arts festivals.

Festival of Books
April 18-19, 2020
Literary fans unite! The Festival of Books is hosted by the Los Angeles Times and features author talks, performances, and food.

Cowboy Festival
April 18-19, 2020
Yeehaw! Saddle up for one of the most interesting Los Angeles festivals planned for 2020.

Fiesta Broadway
April 26, 2020
Although the event celebrates Cinco de Mayo with endless food, activities, and entertainment, it is always held on the last Sunday of April.

A strawberry
Taste endless strawberry desserts & drinks in Los Angeles in May.

May

California Strawberry Festival
May 16-17, 2020
This festival is berry sweet with 50+ food vendors, 200+ arts & crafts vendors, concerts, food demonstrations, rides, and more celebrating the tasty fruit.

A blonde woman holding a pink donut with multi-colored sprinkles.
Donuts, donuts, and more donuts are at Donut Fest in June!

June

LA Pride Week
June 12-14, 2020
Pride Week is a festival honoring, promoting, and advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights. The week also includes a massive festival with concerts, activities, and more.

LA Culture Festival
June 20, 2020
The LA Culture Festival promotes “one world, one people” through activities and fun designed to raise awareness and encourage diversity and unity.

Pasadena Chalk Festival
June 20-21, 2020 
See vibrant and illustrious chalk drawings along the roads and sidewalks in Pasadena. The artwork is entered to a contest and judged at the end of the festival.

Los Angeles 4th of July
Celebrate the 4th of July in Los Angeles!

July

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl
July 2-4, 2020
For three nights, the Hollywood Bowl celebrates Independence Day with The Beach Boys, along with the biggest fireworks display you’ve ever seen!

Outfest
July 16-26, 2020
Organized and founded by UCLA students in 1982, this film festival encourages sharing and preserving LGTBQIA+ stories through film.

Pageant of the Masters
July 8 – September 3, 2020
Of the Los Angeles festivals scheduled each year, Pageant of the Masters is by far the most intriguing. This living artwork performance recreates notable works of art set to a live orchestra, narration, and state-of-the-art stage design technology.

California Pizza Festival
2020 Dates TBA
Come hungry! The California Pizza Festival highlights the area’s best pizza spots and chefs.

A woman in traditional Japanese clothing performs at the Nisei Week Festival
Nisei Week Foundation / Facebook

August

Nisei Week Japanese Festival
August 15-23, 2020 
Nisei Week Japanese Festival brings the traditions of Japanese culture to the public through performances, parades, food, and fun.

Minnie Mouse, dressed up for Halloween, hugs kids dressed as Snow White, Jack Skellington, and other Halloween characters
Disneyland / Facebook

September

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland
2020 Dates TBA
Experience the happy hauntings of Halloween with all your favorite Disney characters at Mickey’s Halloween Party!

Alpine Village Oktoberfest
2020 Dates TBA
As the largest and oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Los Angeles, the Alpine Village Oktoberfest is an immersive event complete with German traditions, plenty of beer, and delicious food.

LA County Fair
September 4-27, 2020
The LA County Fair is one of the most anticipated Los Angeles festivals each year, due to its massive size and selection of entertainment.

Abbot Kinney Festival
2020 Dates TBA
This free street festival has been a local tradition for 36 years. With numerous food trucks, entertainment stages, and kids activities, everyone will find something to enjoy at the festival.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood
2020 Dates TBA
Among the scariest Halloween events in Los Angeles, Halloween Horror Nights brings your greatest nightmares and fears to life each fall.

Pumpkins
What October events will you attend? Perhaps the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival!

October

LA Greek Fest
2020 Dates TBA
Each October, this Greek food and wine festival brings the community together for traditional dances, celebrations, and traditions.

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
2020 Dates TBA
This family-friendly fall festival provides entertainment, vendors, and activities centered around pumpkins.

CalJam
2020 Dates TBA
Organized by the Foo Fighters, this music festival has an outstanding lineup featuring the biggest bands and artists in rock today.

LA Korean Festival
2020 Dates TBA
Offering free admission, this cultural festival celebrates Korean cultures, arts, traditions, foods, and more.

Halloween Carnaval
2020 Dates TBA
Spend Halloween on Santa Monica Boulevard with other ghouls and goblins partying the night away.

Various mugs of coffee and espresso drinks sit on a stone table
Learn all about the coffee industry at the LA Coffee Festival.

November

Donut Fest
November 15, 2020
Complete with offerings from the best pastry and dessert bakers in the area, Donut Fest celebrates all-things donut related! Yum.

Hollywood Christmas Parade
November 29, 2020 
After Thanksgiving, Hollywood rings in the holiday season with the annual Christmas Parade!

Enchanted Forest of Light
2020 Dates TBA
See Descanso Gardens lit up as the sun goes down from November through January each year.

LA Zoo Lights
2020 Dates TBA
LA Zoo Lights has quickly become a holiday tradition for many! Each night during the holiday season, the zoo lights up with whimsical displays.

Disney Festival of Holidays
2020 Dates TBA
Discover how cultures and countries from around the globe celebrate the holiday season at Disneyland.

Dia De Los Muertos
2020 Dates TBA
On Dia De Los Muertos, head to Frontierland in Disneyland for food, fun, and performances all dedicated to the celebration.

New Year's Eve in Los Angeles
Ring in the New Year in LA.

December

Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
December 12, 2020
Each holiday season, Los Angeles festivals and events also include boat parades such as the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. See boats lit up in a festive fashion as they sail around the harbor.

Grand Park’s Winter Glow
2020 Dates TBA
As the sun goes down, Grand Park lights up! The 12-acre outdoor art installation uses light projections and displays to put guests into the holiday mood.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
2020 Dates TBA
Yachts, boats, kayaks, and canoes glow against the calm waves of the harbor as millions of guests watch.

Holiday Sing-Along with the LA Phil
2020 Dates TBA
See the LA Phil perform classic holiday songs and Christmas carols at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

NYELA
December 31, 2020
Located in Grant Park, NYELA is one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city.

2020 Los Angeles Festivals & Events: A Year of Endless Fun

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