Los Angeles Calendar of Events – July 2018

Diamond Bar Concerts/Movies in the Park Thru Aug. 1
Every Wednesday except July 4. If you enjoy concerts and movies alfresco, Wednesday will be your new favorite day.
Time/Place: Concert 6:30pm, Movie 8pm / Sycamore Canyon Park
Contact: 909-839-7070 / www.diamondbarca.gov

Whittier Summer Concert Series Through Aug. 9
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Time/Place: 7pm / Central Park & Parnell Park
Contact: www.cityofwhittier.org

Dew Tours X Agenda June 28-July 1
A celebration of skateboarding, music, and culture. Together Dew Tour and Agenda will elevate the platform to showcase the world’s top athletes, brands, artists + more.
Time/Place: Long Beach Convention Center
Contact: www.dewtour.com/skate

Pirate Festival June 30-July 1
Sword fighting, face painting, canon fighting, stilt walkers, comedy acts, pirate encampments and pirate music!
Time/Place: Shoreline Aquatic Park to Shoreline Village, Long Beach
Contact: 562-435-2668 / www.shorelinevillage.com

Latin Salsa Festival July 7-8
You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Pershing Square, Downtown LA
Contact: 310-404-3094 / www.latinsalsafestival.com

Patriots Luncheon July 12
Join us in saluting our local Veterans for their leadership in our business community and dedicated service to America.
Time/Place: 12-1:30pm / Oaks Club at Valencia
Contact: www.scvchamber.com

Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts July 12-Sept. 1
On alternating Saturdays, expect a mix of pop music groups, including alt-rock, indie, and folk. Grab your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chairs.
Time/Place: 7-10pm / Burton Chace Park
Contact: www.visitmarinadelrey.com

Lotus Festival July 14-15
This year, the traditional festival will honor and showcase the people and culture of The Republic of China. Free entertainment, food court, Chinese pavilion, silent auction, children’s area, handcrafted artwork, gift bazaar, tea house & ceremony, and dragon boat race.
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Echo Park Lake, LA
Contact: www.laparks.org/lotusfestival

Concern Foundation Block Party July 14-15
Multiple stages of live entertainment, casino style games, live and silent auctions, and food, desserts and beverages from over 70 of Los Angeles’ best restaurants and caterers.
Time/Place: 6pm-12am / Paramount Pictures Studio, Hollywood
Contact: 310-360-6100 / www.concernfoundation.org

SENSES Block Party July 19
Live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October.
Time/Place: 7-10pm / Main St, Old Town Newhall
Contact: www.thursdaysatnewhall.com

Delicious Little Tokyo July 20-21
Invites foodie experts and first-time explorers alike the opportunity to indulge in culinary demos, food tours, workshops, and one-of-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants exclusively available during the event.
Time/Place: 10am-10pm / Little Tokyo, DTLA
Contact: www.golittletokyo.com

Catalina Ski Race July 21
The 62 mile-long race to Avalon and back starts and finishes near the Queen Mary. Spectators from around the globe can be found lining Queen Mary’s decks in effort to get the best view.
Time/Place: The Queen Mary, Long Beach
Contact: www.catalinaskirace.net

Long Beach Crawfish Festival July 27-29
Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music. Tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style. Live sports tent, children’s stage with comedy magic, inflatable bounces, and exclusive VIP Lounge.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 12-10pm / Rainbow Lagoon
Contact: 562-495-5959 / www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com

Fight Cancer Festival July 28
Featuring Poncho Sanchez, DW3 and Barbara Morrison. Fun for the entire family including a deluxe kids camp area.
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Santa Monica College
Contact: www.eventbrite.com

California Pizza Festival July 28-29
Unlimited samplings from 30 pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, as well as world-renowned pizza chefs from Naples, Italy. Live music and giveaways from event sponsors.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / LA Center Studios, Downtown
Contact: www.calipizzafestival.com

Midsummer Scream Halloween and Horror Convention July 28-29
Themed attractions, panels, presentations, and performances from So Cal’s biggest theme parks and names in dark entertainment!
Time/Place: Long Beach Convention Center
Contact: www.midsummerscream.org