May the fourth be with you! You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers and LA is definitely showing off it’s post-rain beauty. Now it’s time to grab your friends and start planning that picnic! Mother’s Day is also fast approaching, and if you’re trying to avoid the dinner route, LA has plenty of fun festivities coming up.
Here are some of the hottest things to do in LA this May:
May 3rd – 5th
Kicking off May is the first ever coastal festival to happen in LA along the Pacific Ocean! From a long list of great performances to tons of food all on the beach all weekend long, you can’t go wrong.
Lucha Va Voom
Want a unique Cinco De Mayo experience? You can check out Mexican masked wrestling! Lucha Va Voom will take over the Mayan Theater in DTLA for the whole weekend for Cinco De Mayan!
Vegans, this one’s for you! VegFest LA in Encino will have over 80 food booths and trucks, beer, wine and animal adoptions! Entry is free, plus what’s better than food and animals?
May 11th – 26th
Cinespia Screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
If you haven’t experience a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (or even if you have) you better go buy your tickets now before they sell out! This month they’re showing The Matrix, Legally Blonde and more!
Now – June 16th
I Like Scary Movies Pop-Up
Get ready to relive all of your favorite horror films! I Like Scary Movies Pop-Up is an interactive art installation of classic horror films such as, Nightmare On Elm Street, IT, The Shining and more!
DTLA Beer and Music Festival
Pershing Square is where you’ll find the Downtown LA Beer and Music Festival! Attendees will have the opportunity to sample over 100 beers and enjoy live music!
May 18th – 19th
Long Beach Pride
This two-day LGBTQ event has live music, plus food and drinks from local eateries. Invite some friends and get ready to party in an environment free of judgement!
May 18th – 19th
Think music festival, but with restaurants being the stars of the show! EEEEEATSCON will be at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica with over 20 resaturants from LA and around the world for you to try out.
May 24th – 26th
LA Salsa Festival
The Los Angeles Salsa Festival will have Latin dance & music enthusiast from all over the world and 30 shows in the day plus 30 shows at night!
The Whisky Extravaganza
Whiskey connoisseurs get ready to buy tickets to The Whisky Extravaganza! Happening at City Market Social House in LA, you can choose from two ticket options, “Dram and Bites” or Connoisseur.”
Need more music in your life? Check out the Best Free Live Music in LA This Spring.