Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend Events

Eat your way through The Taste, the Los Angeles Times’ annual food and wine fest over Labor Day Weekend.

Looking for Los Angleles Labor Day Weekend events? We’ve listed the best Los Angeles things to do on Labor Day weekend.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Budweiser Made in America Music Festival
Aug. 30-31. Jay Z curates this bicoastal Labor Day weekend music festival. Catch performances from big-name headliners such as Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Steve Aoki and Weezer while sampling fare from Kogi BBQ, Grilled Cheese Truck and other top food vendors. Grand Park, entrances at 200 N. Grand Ave., 221 N. Hill St., 221 N. Broadway and 227 N. Spring St., downtown. madeinamericafest.com

The Taste
Aug. 29-31. The Los Angeles Times’ annual food and wine fest offers an authentic look at what’s hot in the city’s vibrant food and cocktail culture. Learn from key players in the L.A. dining scene—Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, Providence’s Michael Cimarusti, barsmith Julian Cox and many more—at tastings and seminars like “Field to Fork” and “Flavors of L.A.” $100-$150. Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Ave, L.A., 213.237.5000. events.latimes.com/taste

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Aug. 29-30. The beloved composer returns to the Hollywood Bowl. This year, the Maestro welcomes special guest vocalist Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted), salutes dance in the movies, and conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in selections from some of his movie hits, like Jurassic Park, Superman and Star Wars. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. HollywoodBowl.com

Los Angeles County Fair
Aug. 29-Sept. 28. Head to the outskirts of L.A. for a distinctly non-Angeleno experience. Cheer on a racing pig, learn about farming, take a spin on the Ferris wheel, watch a concert and dine on plenty of deep-fried food. 1101 West McKinley Ave., Fairplex, 909.623.3111. lacountyfair.com

Fiesta Hermosa
Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Check out one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in the country at the 42nd annual “Fiesta Hermosa” in downtown Hermosa Beach. The event features more than 300 artisans including painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors and more, in addition to live music on two stages, kiddie carnival with pony rides and petting zoo, an international selection of food to eat, beer, wine and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hermosa Beach. fiestahermosa.net

Queen Mary Shoreline Jam
Aug. 30-31. The Queen Mary presents its annual Shoreline Jam music festival featuring top bands all day long like world-renowned reggae rockers, Pepper and rock, hip-hop, and reggae fusion band, The Dirty Heads. Noon-11:30 p.m. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com

Hornblower Cruises
Choose from a variety of cruises this Labor Day weekend including a sunset dinner, champagne brunch or sightseeing cruise.  $35-$90.  Check website for cruise options and details. Hornblower Cruises, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 310.301.6000. hornblower.com

Art Deco Festival at Queen Mary
Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Cruise back in time to the Golden Age of Travel for a weekend aboard one of the greatest Maritime Monarchs in history. Drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest collection of Art Deco in the world.  Partake in prohibition tastings, a bootlegger’s bash, double decker art tour, grand deco ball and more. Tickets start at $15. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0742. queenmary.com

Long Beach Funk Fest
Sept. 1. George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic headlines the sixth annual event. The funk icon will be joined on stage by the best funk artists available including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Katdelic, The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli, Delta Nove, Brasil Baile Funk with Gisella, Sea Funk Brass Band, MC Rickey Vincent and more. Live art, dance and the Kid’s Zone of Funkativity will also be returning to the event. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. lbfunkfest.com

Pier Pressure Labor Day Marina Del Rey Yacht Party
Sept. 1. Send summer out in style with three levels of fun on a Hornblower Yacht. The party features top EDM DJs, cabanas, bottle service and all the fun in the sun you can handle. $40+. 3-7:30 p.m. 13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, 323.604.6030. Tickets

Labor Day Clambake & Cookout at Whiskey Red’s
Sept. 1. Celebrate the end of summer with a seaside soiree on the largest waterfront patio in Marina del Rey. Dine on an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet piled high with clams, mussels, crab legs, shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob, and more, including make your own s’mores, all to the tune of live bands and DJs. 1-8 p.m. $10 advance/$15 door no food; $45 advance/$50 door with food. 13813 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey. Tickets

Shakespeare at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
Through Oct. 24. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum celebrates the Bard’s 450th Birthday with an All-Shakespeare Season under the stars. The five-play repertory season weaves together summer performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing and Bill Cain’s Equivocation. 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga Canyon, 310.455.3723. theatricum.com

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