Pumpkin spice lattes are here, stores are filled with Halloween decor, the weather is cooling down which all means that fall is coming, Angelenos! Pull the scarves out, put the boots on, and get an extra early start on prepping a Halloween costume! There’s no better time to check out a new museum, try some fried food at the fair, or even take your pup to a special doggie festival! Here are 13 things to do in LA this September:
LA County Fair
August 30th – September 22nd
Ferris wheel, games and fried foods of all kinds is what you’ll find at the LA County Fair! Not to mention carnival rides, barnyard animals, and live music. Just head to the Fairplex and stroll around to see what peaks your interest and remember the fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of Labor Day.
626 Night Market
Classic farmers market are always fun anytime of year, but the 626 Night Market in Santa Anita is always a bit more special! There are hundreds of food vendors, crafts, a DJ and a dance floor too!
Twilight On The Pier
September 4th – 25th
Santa Monica Pier promenade comes alive with Twilight on the Pier! Two stages of live music along with art, food, even a beer and spirits garden! Remember to RSVP ahead of time, but admission is free.
Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
Try out 100 different craft beers at Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival! There’s plenty of games to play, food for purchase, two bands and more all in Silverado.
Puppy power! Make sure you have proof of vaccinations and license for your fur babies so they can enjoy Doggie Paradise in the LBC. Everything from puppy photo-ops and canine arts and crafts to doggie free runs will be available. There will also be mobile grooming, splash pools and of course, pet adoption!
September 20th – October 27th
German beer on tap, German food, and polka dancing all for your enjoyment at Oktoberfest. This event is family friendly, so children 17 and younger are free.
Free Museum Day
You and a plus one can pick one of the participating museums and receive a ticket for 2 for Free Museum Day!
LA State Historic Park is where your adventure starts off and comes back to end. Questival is a 10 hour race where a minimum of 2 or maximum of 6 teammates complete challenges via a smartphone app. Hello to scavenger hunts of the 21st century!
Craft Beer Long Beach Festival
You won’t want to miss the first ever, Craft Beer Long Beach Festival! Entry will include 10 beer-tasting tickets and live music. Of course there will also be delightful food options for sale there at Rancho Los Cerritos where the festival is being held.
Boots & Brews Country Music Festival
If Old Town Road is growing on you now, maybe it’s time you try out a country music festival! Boots & Brews Country Music Festival will have plenty of live country music, beer and food for your enjoyment.
September 21st – 22nd
Remember how obsessed Ross from Friends was with dinosaurs? Well you can meet paleontologists like him in real life and discover the world of fossils, see rare specimens and interactive activities during Dino Fest! Also a great opportunity for a fun family field trip! This dinosaur festival is happening at the Natural History Museum of LA County.
Get ready for a sugar rush! At the Gelato Festival you can chow down on unlimited samples of gelato and even vote for your favorite one. Pretty sweet way to spend a weekend!
Free National Park Day
Pack a lunch for a hike or get your camping gear in order for Free National Park Day! Some of the participating parks within driving distance to LA include Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, and Sequoia. Just be sure to head out early as parking may be more difficult than usual!
Ready to experience autumn in LA, but need to update your wardrobe? Check out The LA Girl’s 10 Best Vintage Stores in LA!