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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

mid-March–mid-April • nature

After winter rains dry hills burst with new life striking with billions of technicolor orange poppies

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

April 07–May 20, 2018 • event

Stroll the village lanes brimming with people and handicrafts demonstrating Renaissance times

Elephant Seal Watching

December–May • nature

It is impossible to miss this beach: you can watch endlessly funny Elephant Seals

Outdoor Movies

early April–late October • event

On warm summer nights, this pastime under the stars is very popular in LA

Heart Rock Falls

March–November  • nature

The power of water carved a heart in a solid stone. Such natural sites inspire and give hopes

Cactus Blooming

April–May • nature

Having visited Joshua Tree National Park, you will understand how beautiful and colourful the desert can be


October–June • activity

The stunning nature of national parks, canyons, lakes, and mountains in the vicinity of the City of Angels attracts with its beauty and unpredictability

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing

mid-October–early May • activity

This favourite place for rock climber training offers over 8,000 routes

Brown Pelicans

January–October • nature

Come and see unique brown pelicans in their natural habitat


April–October • activity

Picturesque scenery, varied terrain, and gentle weather conditions attract cyclists to the Golden State

Camellias at Descanso Gardens

October–May • nature

A cool oasis in the middle of a hot city makes Descanso an excellent place for plant breeding—from camellias to less known plants

Whale and Dolphin Watching

December–May • nature

To see a giant mammal in the Pacific and hear its powerful voice is a memorable event

Scenic Road Trips

all year round • activity

Driving along a large number of picturesque roads with stops near the highlights and most unique spots can be a perfect vacation plan


April–August • activity

Just choose the right season and the right spot to enjoy your favourite water activity in the Sunny State

Birdwatching in Ernest E. Debs Park

late April | September–February • nature

This kingdom of birds is a delight to any nature fan

Bird of Paradise

September–May • nature

The official flower of LA may even surpass tropical orchids


mid-February–early September (best in May–July) • nature

One has to try hard to take a picture of a hummingbird—it moves so fast that sometimes it's better just to sit back and enjoy

Loquat Season

April–May • food

Fans of exotic fruits will be delighted with this unusual citrus


Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

November 18, 2018 • event

The strangest and most absurd parade in LA (even the entire planet)!

Emmy Awards

September 17, 2018 • event

The biggest television event of the year

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

October 2018 (TBA) • event

A day for remembering the dead and celebrating life. This bright and joyful festival is the time to sing and dance and not to shed tears and grieve

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

June 01–03, 2018 • event

This three-day event can be the most romantic escape filled with the taste of good wine, spectacular flights, and pleasant time

Academy Awards (Oscars)

March 04, 2018 • event

One of the most awaited events in the whole world. It's always exciting to watch the ceremony online, but being a part of it and seeing all your favourite stars passing by right in front of you is a unique experience

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December (TBA) 2018 • event

Enjoy the sparkling lights of hundreds of beautifully decorated vessels. There's always the chance to participate in a parade with your own boat or as a passenger too

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

December 08, 2018 • event

This spectacular boat show is a great Christmas time family event

Poppy Bloom at Chino Hills State Park

March • nature

Photographers spend here for days trying to catch all this fragrant tenderness with their cameras

Surfing Santa Competition

November 17–18, 2018 • event

Dressed like Santa, surfers raise money for people living with autism


mid-January–early March | August–mid-November • activity

Try avoiding busy weekends and school holidays to enjoy shorter queues in the day full of rides and fun

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach

July 05–September 01, 2018 • event

One of the most unique art events in the world with plenty of art treasures to observe

Los Angeles Marathon

March 18, 2018 • event

Thousands dream to participate in this prestigious marathon in Los Angeles

Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove

mid–November–mid-February • nature

Monarch Butterflies have a unique ability to navigate and reach precisely a place located thousands of kilometres where they have never been before

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 19–22, 2018 • event

Feel some Western charm at Santa Clarita valley recreating the atmosphere of its cowboy past

Ice Skating

mid-November–mid-January • activity

The absence of snow is not a reason to give up this Christmas fun—skating outdoors

LA Pride

June 09–10, 2018 • event

One of the largest gay pride parades in the USA

Nisei Week Japanese Festival

August 11–19, 2018 • event

Check out this annual Festival to honour Japanese culture and food

Perseid Meteor Shower

late July–late August (best in mid-August) • nature

Stars begin to fall in the middle of summer—get ready to make some wishes

Bald Eagles

November–March • nature

It is believed that the Bald Eagle symbolizes strength, courage, freedom, and immortality

Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 03–14, 2019 • event

Meet some A-list stars and attend exciting presentations and special events followed by glamourous night parties

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–March • activity

It is possible to go skiing and surfing in Los Angeles on the same day

Rose Parade (Tournament of Roses)

January 01 • event

The main flower parade of the planet opens the season of New Year holidays in the USA

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

January 31–February 10, 2018 • event

The red carpet is rolled out, and movie stars are ready to pose in front of the cameras

LA Zoo Lights

late November–early January • event

Christmas nightly entertainment in the Zoo is for the whole family: thousands of garlands and Santa Claus

Free Museum Days

September 22, 2018 | (once in a while all year round) • event

From expressionism to pop art, antique collections to modern technology, props of famous television series to dried human heads—the Los Angeles museums amaze with their diversity

LA Film Festival

September 20–28, 2018 • event

This event is a a great platform for newcomers to the cinema and entertainment industry

Grammy Awards

January 28, 2018 • event

Everyone who loves music is waiting for this glamorous event to see the best shows and performances, best singers, and great bands


December 09, 2017 • event

An important part of Californian Christmas tradition

Abbot Kinney Festival

September 30, 2018 • event

Rejoice, eat, and have fun in the "cool block" of America!

LA County Fair

August 31–September 23, 2018 • event

Don't miss this eccentric festivity for the whole family under the unchanged California sun

Vans US Open of Surfing

July 28–August 05, 2018 • event

If you are looking for some amazing moves on waves, this event is definitely for you


September–February • activity

Whether you are a professional surfer, an advanced rider, or a complete beginner, surfing in Los Angeles will be an unforgettable life experience

Diving around Santa Catalina Island

July–December • activity

Crystal clear waters near the island of Santa Catalina with its rich underwater world are perfect for diving

Hollywood Christmas Parade

November 25, 2018 • event

The Christmas fun starts in Hollywood with the main parade

Bougainvillea Bloom

May–July | December • nature

Luxurious vines abundant with flowers are truly a fabulous decoration for Los Angeles

Big Horn Sheep

December–February • nature

Large animals, dense, and stocky with low and strong limbs, live in the mountains in the vicinity of Los Angeles

4th of July Block Party

July 04 • event

Celebrate Uncle Sam at the 4th of July Block Party with live music, greetings, and fireworks

Jacarandas in Bloom

late April–early June • nature

For several months some streets and residential quarters of the city become purple from the blossom of the jacaranda

Paddleboarding (SUP)

May–September • activity

One of the most enjoyable and fun water activities is popular all along the California coastline

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

late June–early September • event

A picnic and a Shakespearean drama at Griffith Park is a perfect plan for a summer evening

Fiesta Broadway

April 29, 2018 • event

The largest in the US, this colourful Mexican festival celebrates the awakening of nature

Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival

March 18, 2018 • nature

Every spring over a million purple blossoms drape from the tangled branches, and you can visit the place only during the annual Wistaria Festival

Beach Season

late May–September • activity

The Pacific Ocean is cold, with huge waves, but the beaches are excellent for sunbathing and entertainment