It’s officially the spookiest time of the year and fall came in with a hurry. With so many fun things to do this season, we’re rounding up this weekends top choices. From a Dumpling Festival to GOT at The Hollywood Bowl, the options are endless! Spend some time out and around L.A. and discover your inner Angeleno!
Friday, October 4
San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest 2019
Location: Historic San Gabriel Mission District
The City of San Gabriel is proud to present the 5th Annual award-winning Dumpling & Beer Fest! The event will feature dumplings, craft beers, desserts, DJs, and live entertainment! Foodies and beer enthusiasts are invited to partake in experiencing a local twist on Oktoberfest. The event is free and open to the general public. Wristbands can be purchased online in advance until October 4th.
2019 Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship
Location: Pacific Park
Join us for the 2019 Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship in honor of National Taco Day on Friday, October 4th at 11AM at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Watch Joey Chestnut, the number-one ranked competitive eater in the world, compete against 14 other Major League Eaters to see who can chow down on the most LA street-style carnitas tacos in 8 minutes!
2019 Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
Location: 2019 Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
The 2019 Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, is coming to Seaside Park at the Ventura County Fairgrounds October 4-6, complete with Kids’ Zone with a pumpkin patch, an outdoor stage with live entertainment, and three buildings brimming with hundreds of captivating arts & crafts and specialty foods.
Saturday, October 5
4th Annual Say NO Bullying Festival
Location: Griffith Park
Come ALL! 4th Annual Say NO Bullying Festival is an outdoor extravaganza which empowers and educates the entire community (all ages). The festival will feature messages from bully prevention influencers, some of today’s hottest musical talent, exhibit/resource booths, food, celebrities and a massive group of supporters. The event is hosted by the Human Growth Foundation.
Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience – Music By Ramin Djawadi
Location: The Hollywood Bowl
The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will return this fall, bringing the music of Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi to stunning new life at outdoor theatres across North America. As we say goodbye to one of the biggest shows and scores in television history, relive the greatest musical pieces and footage from all eight seasons in an immersive outdoor concert experience.
33rd Annual California Avocado Festival
Location: Downtown Carpinteria on Linden Avenue
Why avocados? Well, Santa Barbara County is the third largest avocado producer in North America, with Carpinteria being a major contributor. It’s all good (fat, that is)! The 33rd Annual California Avocado Festival takes place in Downtown Carpinteria this weekend only. Admission to the Festival is FREE. There are four entertainment stages with over 75 acts in total as well as dozens of arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors and food booths. The festival is home to the world’s largest vat of guacamole! Other activities include Best Guacamole Contest, Avocado Auction and more.
Sunday, October 6
CicLAvia—Heart of LA Celebrating UCLA100
Location: Hollywood/Highland Metro Station
Don’t miss a special edition of CicLAvia’s beloved Heart of LA route, presented by Metro and celebrating UCLA’s centennial. Come along for the ride as they explore Westlake, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, and DTLA (where UCLA originally began as a teachers college), by bike, board, or foot.
Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music
Location: Dolby Theatre
Join the Nick Jr. Live at this day of fun for the whole family! VIP Experience premium main floor seating and Meet and Greet with Dora the Explorer and Rubble from PAW Patrol. Don’t miss an Exclusive photo opportunity with Blaze from Blaze and the Monster Machines, a VIP merchandise item, a souvenir lanyard, and more!
14th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Autism
Location: 14th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Autism
This star-studded, red carpet charitable event raises funds to provide direct care and treatment to children with autism. Event will The fundraiser will feature a VIP & general cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, live entertainment, seated gourmet dinner catered by Four Seasons Hotel award-winning chefs, and an exciting program of celebrity presenters, live entertainment, and a special tribute to 2019 honorees.