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10 Amazing Things to Do in LA in May

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Spring, there you are! Now that the temperatures are heating up, we’re ready to head out of apartment hibernation and explore our favorite city. Here are 10 amazing things to do in LA in May 2018!

RuPaul’s Drag Con

From May 11-13, join RuPaul for all things drag at the Convention Center in downtown LA. There will be panels, a guest lounge, and even a kid zone!

Mother’s Day Cruise

Treat your mom like a queen of the world (of course we’re making a Titanic joke) on a two-hour brunch cruise this Mother’s Day. Take photos along the California coastline and sip on a glass of bubbly before enjoying brunch. Get your tickets before they sell out!

10 Amazing Things to Do in LA in May: Mother's Day Cruise

Virtual Reality Expo

The world’s largest immersive technology festival takes over the LA Convention Center May 4 – 5. Escape the zombie Holomaze, try on haptic teslasuit, and explore panels with the newest developments in virtual reality.

Beer & Music Festival

Beer fanatics, listen up! May 12 in Pershing Square, guests of the Beer and Music festival can indulge in over 100 craft beer samples, live music, and food vendors.


On Sunday May 27, explore Main Street in Santa Monica at MAINopoly. General Admission tickets include tastings, Happy Hour tickets, and other food and drink specials.

10 Amazing Things to Do in LA in May: MAINopoly


PixarFest is a Disneyland special event happening now through September third. Try not to get teary eyed during Together Forever, a pyrotechnic nighttime spectacular and chow down on Pixar-themed foods while enjoying all that Disneyland has to offer.

Museums of the Arroyo

Six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena are offering free entry from noon to 4pm on May 20 for the annial Museums of the Arroyo day. Why not make a day of it and try to hit as many as you can?


Finally, an event you can bring the only living being you never get sick of to! Celebrate all things puppy at Pawsapalooza on Saturday, May 12. This family-friendly event features food trucks, carnival games, and even a doggie costume contest.

10 Amazing Things to Do in LA in May: Pawsapalooza

Catch Up with David Sedaris

David Sedaris shares stories from his new work: Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002). Get your tickets and don’t miss your chance for a signing!

Saved by the Max

Have you been missing, Zach, Slater, and the rest of the gang since Saved by the Bell left the airwaves in the 90s? The Saved by the Max pop up experience will make you feel like it’s a normal day at Bayside High. It’s gonna be all that and a bag of chips.

Need to cuddle something cute in between events this May? Check out these six awesome places for animal lovers in LA!