While we’re sad to see summer wind down, the crisp air, return of the PSL at Starbucks, and dusting off our autumnal decor never fails to make us excited for fall. Pack up your bikinis and get out your sweaters for the awesome concerts, festivals, and shopping this September. Check out these awesome things to do in LA this September 2018.
Labor Day Pool Party
While sunny SoCal is always warm, it’s not always pool weather. Soak up the last bit of summer at a pool party and enjoy the day off this Labor Day! Most hotels open their pools for Labor Day festivities, so check out which one is closest to you.
Free National Park Day
On September 22, put your wallet away for free admission to National Parks around the country. If you choose to volunteer, you’ll receive a voucher for a fee-free day to be used on a later date. Been putting off a weekend trip to Joshua Tree? Now’s your chance.
Taste of Los Angeles
Sip, Savor, and Celebrate Los Angeles food at Taste of Los Angeles. Head to the Paramount lot for unlimited bites and spirits samplings in addition to access to all of the entertainment.
Free Concerts at the Pier
Twilight on the Pier is back for 2018! The outdoor music festival at the Santa Monica Pier has been reinvented and improved with art, games, and food & beer. This free event occurs every Wednesday from September 5th – October 7th.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
The beginning of September means fall, cooler weather, and the beginning of Halloween season! Hollywood Halloween staple the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride opens September 29th, so prepare to be scared.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Pantages
September 12-30 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is taking over Pantages. The hit musical is inspired by true events from Carole King’s life, loves, and successes that made her a legend.
Shakespeare in the Park
New York who? The Old Zoo in Griffith Park plays host to free showings of Shakespeare‘s A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Titus Andronicus.
BTS at Staples Center
Who’s a fan of K-Pop? BTS’ world tour “Love Yourself” will be at the Staples Center September 5th and 6th, so get your tickets early.
Dia de Los Dodgers Night
Baseball and bobbleheads? Count us in! Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Dodgers on September 19th as they take on the Rockies and receive a free sugar skull bobblehead.
Pop Up Market in the Park at the Grove
On September 8th 10am-5pm, UNIQUE and the Grove are hosting 20+ local designers and artisans for a day of shopping.
LA County Fair
The LA County Fair has been a LA must-do since 1922. Now through September 23 you can shop, eat, and ride way too many carnival rides and enjoy the cooler weather.
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