Events Guide to LA

10 Awesome Things to Do in LA This August

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Summer may be winding down but the events in LA are hotter than ever.! You’re sure to find something to do no matter what you’re into – from skating to Harry Potter tunes to cuddling with kitties at CatCon. Check out these 10 awesome things to do in LA this August 2018!


Guaclandia is a one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit dedicated to all things avocado, by the makers of Wholly Guacamole. This photo-ready and Instagram-able bus brings offers interactive activities, engaging photo ops and unlimited samples of America’s #1 refrigerated guacamole

  • Take selfies at the pop art-inspired avocado wall
  • Sit the “pit” of a giant avocado chair
  • Enjoy tips on “keepin’ it real”
  • Win a variety of prizes at Guaclandia’s vintage, avo-inspired arcade that includes a claw machine featuring avocado pool floats, pins, tote bags, pop sockets, dad hats, and more
  • Fans will exit Guaclandia by sliding into a jumbo ball pit!

Guaclandia is free and open to the public and will also offer visitors a chance to try the new WhollyGuacamole Snack Cups, perfect for on-the-go snacking, made from hand-scooped Hass avocados conveniently paired with just the right amount of crunchy tortilla chips!

Friday, August 3: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, August 4: 9a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, August 5: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: International Surf Festival, Manhattan Beach

Things to Do in LA this August 2018 - Guaclandia by Wholly Guacamole

Harry Potter Roller Skating

August 25th

Feel like you’re flying by on a broom as you zoom down the roller rink for Harry Potter Roller Skating Night at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale. Come in costume and don’t drink too much butterbeer!

Moonlight Movies on the Beach

Throughout August

Pack some snacks and your coziest beach blanket for Movies on the Beach. The movies and parking are free, so check out the full schedule to see when your next unique movie night will be.

Culver City Fair

August 24-26th

Who doesn’t love carnival rides and food trucks? Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual summer celebration brought in over 30,000 people last year, which makes it a can’t-miss event. In addition to being bicycle-friendly and earth conscious, parking and admission are free.

Fiesta de Ballona

Star Wars: A New Hope at the Hollywood Bowl

The force is strong with the Hollywood Bowl this August! The famous score of Star Wars: A New Hope will be played by a live orchestra simultaneously with the film for an experience like you’ve never seen. If you’re more into The Empire Strikes Back, you can catch the August 9th and 11th concerts.

Brew at the LA Zoo

August 3rd

Sample local craft beer while listening to pop-up zookeeper talks at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Brew at the LA Zoo event. Have you always wanted to see an alligator feeding or learn more about Komodo dragons? Be sure to get your tickets before this popular event sells out.


August 4th and 5th

The world’s biggest convention for cat lovers will take place in the Pasadena Convention Center this August. Meet some celebricats or adopt a cuddly kitty of your own.


DTLA Proud Festival

August 24-26th

DTLA Proud is a non-profit organization that focuses on strengthening and empowering the local LGBTQIA+ community. Celebrate with fun for all ages at the DTLA Festival

Mortified LA

August 11th

If you’ve ever cringed at a middle school poem you wrote about your crush, you’ll be in good company at Mortified LA. Listen to embarrassing diary entries, watch hilariously awful home movie clips, and share in the shame – all while drinking!

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Skyspace Dance Party

August 17th

STRETCH is a spandex-themed dance party with all the cheeky fun of an 80’s workout video. Now taken to “new heights” — 1,000 feet above downtown LA at SKYSPACE.

  • 8pm: Sunset yoga w/ Bender Flow
  • 9pm: Warm-UP social lounge
  • 10pm: Party w/ DJs Russ Yallop + RYBO + Lisbona Sisters

Get your tickets here!

Things to Do in LA this August 2018: Bender Yoga at Skyspace

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