Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 PM
Search your closet for your favorite red, white and blue clothing pieces to celebrate the most patriotic day of the year, Fourth of July! Los Angeles locals can celebrate Independence Day with breathtaking firework displays at the Rose Bowl, Hollywood Bowl, or at the waterfront of Marina del Rey. Besides family fun and dazzling fireworks, locals can indulge in a patriotic nightlife celebration during the Hollywood Red White & Brew.
Celebrate the blooming lotus flower beds and rich Asian-American heritage at Echo Park Lake’s annual Lotus Festival, July 9 and 10. Dine on delicious Asian cuisine as you watch cultural entertainment suitable for the whole family. The historic event celebrates Asian-Americans in Los Angeles, and this year the festival will honor the Korean community.
THE OC FAIR
Pay a visit to the city of Costa Mesa for the can’t-miss OC Fair from July 15 to August 14. The annual extravaganza features free concerts, livestock shows, equestrian events and more! Feast on the copious amounts of fair food and enjoy the rides for an unforgettable experience.
L.A. STREET FOOD FEST
Culinary talent and food lovers collide at the L.A. Street Food Fest, where established and emerging restaurateurs display delicious offerings in the form of gourmet trucks, street stands, carts and more. The “adventure park for foodies” also gives guests the opportunity to sample a curated selection of savory bites from nearly 100 vendors, as well as special sweet and delectable treats.
HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL
Entice your inner bookworm during the Hollywood Book Festival. Showcasing a variety of literary works, the festival gives guests a chance to discover, read and purchase new books while enjoying drinks and live music. The book-centric celebration also gives readers an opportunity to meet and greet the many talented authors who participate in the festivities.
ART TO ART
Laguna Beach’s highly anticipated Pageant of the Masters returns with its annual art exhibition. Visitors can enjoy a unique recreation of paintings through live reenactment, such as three-dimensional scenes that provide fun-filled entertainment. This year’s theme, “Partners,” features memorable art made possible by partnerships between husbands and wives, artists and models and even artists and their patrons.