The first day of summer happens this month and that means it’s officially time to bring out your bathing suits, grab your beach bag, and get ready for tons of awesome BBQs. Summer is, without a doubt, one of the greatest times of the year, and here in Los Angeles, there is always a lot of things to keep your calendar jam-packed with fun activities to do during this season. Make your first month of summer vacation an exciting one and check out these 16 amazing things to do in LA in June!
Lummis Day Festival: June 2 – June 4
The Lummis Day Festival is an extraordinary event perfect for all ages. This fantastic, three-day event celebrates the art, history, and diversity of Northeast Los Angeles and it honors the highly acclaimed journalist, Charles Lummis. There will be free shuttle service for the event and you can enjoy performances, Q&As, workshops and more.
Los Angeles Bread Festival: June 3 – June 4
It’s every carb-lover’s dream come true at the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Bread Festival. It’s definitely #CheatDay during these two days as tons of bread bakers will be setting up their own pop-ups at the Grand Central Market. In addition to tasting some delicious breads, there will also be great workshops like the “Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics” workshop, where you will get a hands-on experience at making your own butter. It’s the best carb-fest to indulge in!
Pedal on the Pier: June 4
A great day of exercising, good food and live music – what could get better than that?! Head on out to the Santa Monica Pier for a fun-filled day of spinning. The Pedal on the Pier event will be bringing 100 stationary bikes for people to enjoy a 5-hour spin-a-thon. Not only does the Pedal on the Pier event get your heart rate up with an awesome exercise, but it also has been raising a total of $850,000 each year for the Harold Robinson Foundation, which helps give less fortunate kids an enjoyable experience at camp. Plus, tons of celebrities will also be coming out to show their support at the event.
Los Angeles Design Festival: June 8 – June 11
Do you find yourself watching HGTV on a regular basis? If you’re ready to unleash your inner interior designer, then you should definitely head on over to the Los Angeles Design Festival. There will be an opening night party and fundraiser on June 8th with several other events following over the next couple of days including workshops, pop-ups, home tours and more.
MADE Los Angeles: June 9 – June 10
Los Angeles is one of the capital cities of haute couture, so it’s obvious why there are so many events focusing on fashion. Making its way on over to the L.A. Live Event Deck is MADE Los Angeles on June 9th and June 10th. During this two-day event, there will be tons of chic, fashion shows, live performances from musicians including Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and more, pop-up shops, and many other exciting things to look forward to. MADE Los Angeles is definitely something you will not want to miss out on.
LA Food Fest: June 10
If you’re the ultimate #foodie, then this event is for you! All you have to do is pay once at the door and you get unlimited access to some of the greatest foods from food trucks, restaurants, street stands and more. There will be everything from delicious cocktails and beers to amazing ice-cream flavors that will help you beat the heat at the food-filled event.
LA Pride Festival: June 10 – June 11
It’s a wonderful festival filled with love and equality – the LA Pride Festival are two spectacular days celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. The festival will be filled with happiness and will also feature a great line-up of celebrities joining together to show their support towards the event.
CicLAvia: June 11
CicLAvia events are always a blast and a great way to get up and active. On June 11th, CicLAvia will be hosting its 21st event where the streets will be closed from Glendale to Atwater Village from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. During this time, participants can grab their bikes, skateboards, or anything with wheels and enjoy a great stroll down the Los Angeles streets. You can even walk, whatever mode of transportation you choose, except for cars, the CicLAvia event is bound to be a spectacular one!
Pop-Up Magazine: June 13
Pop-Up Magazine is a once in a lifetime event that you will remember forever. This event is your chance to get the first look at new work from some of the greatest writers, photographers, filmmakers, and more. These renowned individuals will take the stage to discuss their work that hasn’t been released yet. It’s an excellent and creative experience.
LA Film Festival: June 14 – June 22
Calling all movie junkies – the LA Film Festival is coming your way this month. There will be tons of screenings of independent films and TV work for your viewing pleasure. For all of the aspiring filmmakers, the LA Film Festival is a great event to network with filmmakers from the industry and make the most out of programs including the Coffee Talks, Master Classes, and more.
Pasadena Chalk Festival: June 17 – June 18
Remember the sidewalk chalk art you used to do when you were younger? You’ll be able to relive it all over again at the Pasadena Chalk Festival, which showcases ornate and detailed, chalk art. It’s a phenomenal event for families to attend and it even has a “Children’s Chalkland” with free face painting. There will also be live music, a car show, and an award ceremony at the event.
Father’s Day: June 18
Father’s Day is on June 18th this year, so treat the special dad in your life for a day he will never forget. There are an endless amount of fun things to do with your dad for Father’s Day including taking him on a Hornblower Cruise for either a Father’s Day Beer Brunch or Father’s Day Beer Lunch where he can enjoy a buffet, beer and a great view.
Twilight Concerts: June 22 – August 17
We all can agree that some of the best memories made are during summer concerts. There’s nothing quite like outdoor concerts at the Santa Monica Pier, so gather up all of your friends and enjoy one (or several) of the Twilight Concerts. The concerts, which will run from June 22 through August 17, will be presented by Snapchat. Fan-favorite artists including Khalid, LeMaitre, Miami Horror, Warpaint, and more will be taking on the stage during the concert series. It’s time to jam out!
Vidcon: June 21 – June 24
Vidcon is known for being the biggest convention for the online-video making community. At this event, everything from YouTube to all of the latest apps and technology will be celebrated. This is a perfect event for fans to meet some of their favorite content creators and for those in the industry to learn more about what’s next in the world of online-video making. Make the most out of all of the interesting and informative panels, excellent industry seminars, meet-and-greets and more.
Dwell on Design: June 23 – June 25
Another event perfect for all of you interior design lovers is the three-day Dwell on Design convention taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event houses some of the most fantastic modern design products from furniture items to kitchen and bath, home technology and beyond. The convention also includes classes, talks, presentations, tours and more to give you a greater insight inside the world of modern design.
Sing-A-Long Sound Of Music: June 24
Who doesn’t love the classic film, The Sound of Music?! Get ready to belt out to all of the iconic songs from the movie at the Hollywood Bowl’s special Sing-A-Long Sound Of Music screening. There will be a pre-show warmup and the ticket also includes a gift-bag.
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