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Nisei Week Japanese Festival

  One of the biggest cultural events in Los Angeles takes place throughout the month of August with a parade, crowning of the royal court, martial arts demonstrations, and food vendors that highlight authentic Japanese cuisine. Starting with the Baby Show the last Saturday in July at the Centenary United Methodist Church and continuing with…

Santa Monica and Other Nearby Destinations for Summer

Santa Monica epitomizes California breezy beauty and now you can stay a short drive from paradise with this Los Angeles hotel. The Best Western experience gives guests a good peppering of luxury and perks on top of a fabulous location. There’s no need to break the bank for a fantastic vacation. Best Western is well…

Fourth of July Parties

  Los Angeles is full of options for the Fourth of July, starting with the Grand Park Block Party at 200 North Grand Ave. With over 40 food vendors and one of the biggest fireworks displays in town, it’s a major festival that’s family-friendly. The Wilshire Grand Tower at 900 Wilshire Blvd. is a favorite…

Summer Solstice Festival

  Celebrate the official start to summer (even though in Los Angeles it feels like summer year-round!). This free festival takes place June 25 from noon – 4 and features live music with the best in craft beer and local food vendors. Activities are available for the entire family, and you’ll get a special tour…

Car Show of Beverly Hills

  When you think glitz and glam, you think of Beverly Hills and the stars cruising in their multi-million dollar cars or classic rides. The annual Car Show of Beverly Hills can’t be missed, otherwise known as the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. It all happens on June 18, making it the perfect Father’s Day gift….

Memorial Day Weekend Picks

  All around southern California, there are options to celebrate the long weekend. Many cemeteries feature tributes on Monday with gun salutes and a laying of the wreaths to remember those who gave all. The weekend also marks Fiesta Hermosa, a three-day event founded in 1972 which has become the biggest arts and crafts event…

Your Cinco de Mayo Guide

  Just a short drive to the border, you don’t have to head to Mexico to celebrate Cinco de Mayo—though you certainly can! However, the celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces in 19th century Puebla is much bigger on this side of the border, especially in Los Angeles where the Mexican-American community…

St. Paddy’s Day in L.A.

  Nothing beats Los Angeles for a massive holiday, and the city goes all out for St. Patrick’s Day. With plenty of Irish pubs in town, you’ll need to pace yourself—or start the weekend with a less drink-centric event. The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes over the coastal town with Irish marching bands,…

Book Your Valentine’s Day Table

  Romance is in full bloom, and you’ll want to book your Valentine’s Day table early. At Larsen’s Steakhouse, located at 24320 Town Center Dr. in Valencia, you can treat your date to a candlelit dinner and live piano music. Start with a grilled California artichoke followed by a grass-fed filet mignon or Colorado rack…

Chinese New Year

  In 2018, we welcome the year of the dog on February 16 and in Los Angeles, it’s a major holiday with one of the largest Chinese populations in the country. The Golden Dragon Parade is a major festival that winds its way through Chinatown, bringing thousands of people to the city for the biggest…