Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend Events

Get a taste of the LA Times’ The Taste happening on 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

The Taste
Aug. 30–Sept. 1. Los Angeles Times–sponsored festival celebrates L.A.’s culinary achievements with multiple food-and-drink-centered events hosted by star chefs and libation experts. Event times vary. $50–$85. The Studios at Paramount, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. events.latimes.com/taste

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Aug. 30-31. The beloved composer returns to the Hollywood Bowl with some of his most popular hits, including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars. This year, he is also joined by Julie Andrews for a tribute to director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini, who created such classics as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn and Victor/Victoria. It’s an unforgettable evening guaranteed to delight, amaze and entertain. N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. HollywoodBowl.com

Los Angeles County Fair
Opening Aug. 30. Largest county fair in North America features rides, animals, live music, horse races. Musical acts include Demi Lovato, the Bangles, and Los Lobos and the Lonely Boys. Call for hours. $8–$19, under 6 free. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, 909.623.3111. lacountyfair.com

WET Pool Party at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Sept. 2. Grab a daybed and sip cocktails all day long at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Tropicana bar. Whether you’re splashing above or basking beside the million dollar David Hockney mural painted at the bottom of the pool, you’ll have plenty of entertainment from DJs Mark Farina, Franky Boissy, Adam Auburn and more. Noon-8 p.m. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.769.8887. flavorus.com/homemadela

Hyde Beach Takeover of Gladstone’s
Sept. 2. Hit the beach for a Labor Day weekend White Party presented by sbe. The Oceanside soiree at Gladstone’s will feature the EC Twins & DJ Vice outside on the deck overlooking the Malibu/Pacific Palisades coastline. Celebrate the end of summer by dancing on tables, partying on the beach, grilling on the deck and more, including DJs spinning on a new stage on the outdoor patio just for this event. $30 general/$40 VIP/$400-$3000 tables. 2-8 p.m. Gladstone’s, 17300 Pacific Coast Hwy., L.A. sbe.com/gladstones

Skybar Labor Day Pool Party
Sept. 2. Ring in the fall with an all day pool party featuring themed cocktails like the Bye Bye Summer (Grey Goose vodka, St. Germain, fresh lychees, basil lemon), guest DJs and more. Noon-6 p.m. RSVP/reservations: skybarla@mhgc.com or 323.848.6025. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. mondrianhotel.com

Skybar Annual White Party
Sept. 1. Don your hottest white outfit and head to Skybar for their annual soiree. Sip cocktails like the Fashionably White (Avion tequila, coconut cream, fresh lime, pineapple juice, jalapeño) while you jam to tunes from a special guest DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. mondrianhotel.com

Queen Mary Shoreline Jam
Aug. 31. The Queen Mary presents its annual Shoreline Jam music festival featuring top bands like The Expendables, J Boog, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Fishbone, Clear Conscience and Ethan Tucker. KROQ on-air personality Nicole Alvarez is slated to emcee the event. Also enjoy yard-games, beer, cocktails and food to keep you rocking all day (and night) long. 2-11:30 p.m. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com

626 Night Market
Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Transport yourself to an Asian night market in the middle of LA. The final instillation of this popular summer even features food vendors serving hundreds of Asian street foods, local merchandise vendors, beer and spirits. There will be several entertainment areas with bands, performance artists, live DJ’s, dancing, short films, and children’s activities. Santa Anita Race Track, Front Paddock Gardens, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia. 626nightmarket.com

Fiesta Hermosa
Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Head to the beach to experience one of the largest arts and music festivals in Southern California. Check out work from more than 300 painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. In addition to art the festival features two stages of live music that includes everything from tribute bands to Led Zeppelin, the Eagles and more to zydeco, country western, and rhythm and blues. Also enjoy a beer and wine garden, a variety of food from around the world, children’s activities and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Hermosa Beach, west of Manhattan Ave. between 14th and 10th Streets. FiestaHermosa.com

Tortilla Republic
Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Dine on a special three-day Labor Day weekend brunch that includes highlights like Huevos Divorciados with poached eggs, tomatillo ranchero sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, black beans, tortilla strips and queso fresco; TR Benedict on a manchego black pepper scone with poached eggs, chopped applewood-smoked bacon, arugula, classic hollandaise, and cheddar breakfast potatoes; seared ahi and sweet potato hash with wilted greens and poached eggs; and fresh corn and blueberry pancakes served with whipped salted butter and maple syrup. 616 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.657.9888. tortillarepublic.com

Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Dine on a special three-course prix fixe brunch that includes highlights like lobster bisque, zucchini carpaccio, truffle mushroom croquette, crab cakes eggs Benedict and more. $28. 8490 Melrose Place, L.A., 310.360.9100. figandolive.com

Sept. 1. If you haven’t made it to Katana’s Red Sun BBQ this summer, Labor Day weekend is your last chance. Party above the Sunset Strip with DJ XTC, special off-menu cocktails and small bites. Menu highlights include pork and avocado Kakuni tacos; Hotate Crudo with Hokkaido scallops in yuzu dressing and fresh kiwi; Koji Roll with shrimp tempura, avocado, topped with spicy tuna, soy marinated jalapenos, and eel sauce; and more. You can also grab their exclusive Ichiban Shibori Frozen Nama. Katana is one of four locations in the continental U.S. to serve the Kirin Ichiban draft topped with a frozen beer head, meant to keep beer ice cold for 30 minutes. 6-11:30 p.m. 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.650.8585. innovativedining.com



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