Weekend Events | September 23 – September 25

Fall into autumn fun with this weekend’s round-up of local happenings. While it’s not officially fall, this weekend’s events will be sure to put you in the fall spirit. Read on and enjoy a range of fun this September 23 through September 25 weekend!


L.A. River Fest

When: September 25 

Where: Chinatown 

What: Make your way to L.A. State Historic Park for an open-air screening of short films about the L.A. River. LA’s famed urban waterway has been featured in a plethora of large to small-scale films. Don’t miss this sampling of cinema brought to you by the Friends of the L.A. River.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

When: September 23 – October 31 

Where: Griffith Park

What: Griffith Park’s famed haunted hayride arrives early to bring frights and haunts to Angeleno’s. Make your way to the fictitious 80’s town of Midnight Falls if you dare.

L.A. Times Food Bowl: Night Market

When: September 23 – September 25

Where: Hollywood

What: Fancy a foodie-approved weekend? You are in luck because L.A. Times Food Bowl is back with a night market you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a showcasing of the city’s top restaurants and appearances by the likes of Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes and L.A. barbecue legend Kevin Bludso.



The Other Art Fair

When: September 22 – September 25 

Where: Santa Monica

What: Head over to Barker Hanger this weekend to see works of art from over 140 up-and-coming artists. The weekend-long art fest has been curated for collectors and fans of varying budgets.

Loss, Life & Love

When: September 24 

Where: Leimert Park Plaza | South LA

What: It’s not as morbid as it sounds. This weekend’s Leimert Park event invites attendees to ponder life itself for a three-day series of talks and workshops. The in-person street fair will feature comedians, speakers, and musicians.

Americana in the Park

When: September 4 – September 25 

Where: Gandara Park | Santa Monica

What: Enjoy music in the park at this Sunday afternoon concert for the community. All through September, Gandara Park will explore the roots of Americana via tunes.



Home Composting & Urban Gardening Workshop

When: September 24 

Where: Lopez Canyon Environmental Center | Sylmar

What: Learn how to create your own urban garden and at-home composting. This weekend’s workshop will teach you all the basics taught by the LA Sanitation & Environment green waste specialists. In addition, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be there to offer water conservation tips and rebate information.

Halloween Horror Nights

When: September 8 – October 31 

Where: Universal Studios | Universal City

What: There’s no running or hiding because Halloween Horror Nights is back and haunting now through October 31. Get your spook on with haunted houses and mazes inspired by the Weekend, Halloween, The Black Phone, Freak, and the classic Universal Monsters.

Valley Relics Museum Experience

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: 16781 Stagg Street Hangar C3 & C4 | Van Nuys

What: Visit the Valley’s beloved museum of Pop Culture this weekend! The Valley Relics Museum invites you to join them for a day full of nostalgia and fun. Their one-of-a-kind museum.



Movies in the Park

When: September 23 

Where: Arroyo Vista Community Park | Moorpark

What: Food trucks, photo ops, and more! This weekend’s Moorpark Movie night features more than just a film screening. Enjoy an evening under the stars while viewing the cult-classic film Napoleon Dynamite. 

29th Annual California Lemon Festival

When: September 24 – September 25 

Where: Goleta

What: Be sure to stop by Girsh Park in Goleta for the 29th Annual California Lemon Festival. Likewise, the event will feature yummy lemon food, a great family atmosphere, and a cornucopia of entertainment and activities.

Hispanic Heritage Month at Stagecoach Inn

When: September 24 

Where: Stagecoach Inn Museum | Newbury Park

What: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Stagecoach Inn Museum. “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation” invites the public to learn what life was like at the ranchos in the early 1800s. In addition, the Inn will feature Caballero and Fiesta costuming.