Weekend Events | April 28 – April 30

As April comes to a close, we’re ending the month on a fun note with a bevy of weekend events. Check out what’s happening in your neighborhood from April 28 through April 30!

Los Angeles Weekend Events | April 28 – April 30

Pizza City Fest

When: April 29 – April 30

Where: South Park

What: Celebrate: a two-day extravaganza focused on everything pizza-related is appearing at L.A. Live. Taste offerings from over 35 unique vendors, witness live dough demonstrations and learn from pizza authorities such as Mother Wolf’s Evan Funke and culinary author and pizza creator Karen Palmer. A significant number of Time Out’s top-ranked pizzerias in the city will be present, featuring Pizzana, Quarter Sheets, and Apollonia’s.

Bob Baker Day

When: April 30

Where: Chinatown

What: Honoring the memory of the late Bob Baker, the eponymous puppet theater organizes this yearly event at Los Angeles State Historic Park. This complimentary festival, taking place from 10 am to 5 pm, showcases puppet shows all day long, as well as a diverse array of crafts and activities that typically encompass elements like bubbles, balloons, and music.

Willie Nelson’s 90th

When: April 29 and April 30

Where: Hollywood Bowl

What: Country icon Willie Nelson is turning 90, and a star-studded lineup of predominantly country artists will grace the Hollywood Bowl in celebration. On April 29 and 30, the renowned American songwriter will headline a two-night show featuring a myriad of talents, including Allison Russell, Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Neil Young, and Snoop Dogg, among others. This impressive roster will come together to pay tribute to the legendary Willie Nelson.

Westside & Beach Communities Weekend Events | April 28 – April 30

Renegade Craft Fair

When: April 29 – April 30 

Where: Santa Monica

What: Crafters who genuinely value their skills in cashmere yarn are well aware that Renegade Craft Fair sets the standard for all other fairs. In major urban centers across the nation, Renegade is a community-oriented marketplace featuring creations from hundreds of top-notch independent contemporary craft artists. In addition to the merchandise, Renegade provides many homemade DIY entertainment and activities, such as workshops and demonstrations, complimentary photo booths, and a wide array of delectable food trucks.

Dog Walking Hours at South Coast Botanic Garden

When: April 30

Where: South Coast Botanical Gardens

What: Do you and your furry companion seem inseparable lately? Strengthen that bond further during this pet-friendly event series at Palos Verdes’ South Coast Botanic Garden. On every third Sunday, you and your canine buddy can explore the garden’s 87 acres together. As a human, you’ll need a reservation, while your four-legged friend must stay leashed at all times, even in the parking lot.

World of Barbie

When: Until June 30

Where: Downtown Santa Monica

What: For those not living in a pink-and-purple Santa Monica beach house, the World of Barbie-themed pop-up at Santa Monica Place offers a chance to experience the Barbie dream. This traveling 20,000-square-foot exhibit features rooms and photo opportunities inspired by the Mattel icon, such as a life-size Barbie Dreamhouse, a full-size Camper Van, a salon, a fashion studio, a TV studio, and a movie theater.


San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | April 28 – April 30

Montrose Craft Beer Fest-2023

When: April 30

Where: 2200 Honolulu Ave | Glendale

What: In celebration, the Montrose~Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 8th Annual Montrose Craft Beer Fest Sunday, April 30th. Showcasing local brewers and breweries around the greater LA Area, you won’t want to miss this! Attendees will get to taste-test some of the best local Brewers and the essential characteristics that define and differentiate their craft.

San Fernando Valley Food and Wine Festival

When: April 29

Where: Los Angeles Mission College

What: Join this gourmet journey through the Los Angeles street food scene. Bites will be prepared by the chefs and students from LAMC’s award-winning Culinary Arts Institute and paired with a thoughtful selection of wines by Vinos Unidos Wine Club. Vegan options will be available.

The 10th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair

When: April 10

Where: The Help Group’s Autism Center | Sherman Oaks

What: Don’t miss the 10th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair. This is an opportunity for parents and professionals to discover the wonderful resources that Los Angeles has to offer its special needs community.


Conejo Valley Weekend Events | April 28 – April 30

Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

When: Thursday, Apr 27, 2023

Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara

What: The 2023 Annual Santa Barbara Fair and Expo will take place from April 26 to 30 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. This exciting event offers carnival rides, farm animals, fair food, live entertainment, over 30 rides and attractions, a petting zoo, a kids’ carnival, an expo showcasing local foods, arts and crafts, and interactive exhibits.

Living History Day 

When: Sat, April 29, 12pm – 4pm

Where: 720 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo

What: The Pleasant Valley Historical Society and Museum will have a Living History Day on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4:00 pm at Community Center Park on the corner of Carmen and Burnley Streets in Camarillo. There will be a variety of activities for children and adults.


Autism Society of Ventura County Aut2Run Charity Race

When: Sun, April 30, 7am – 11am

Where: California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo

What: The Autism Society of Ventura County presents its 11th Annual “Aut2Run!” charity race at California State University Channel Islands on April 30, 2023. The event includes a variety of races, such as a 10K trail run, 5K Run/Walk, 15K “Hero Run”, 1-mile walk/run, and a Fun-K, catering to competitive runners, casual walkers, families, and the community. Proceeds support the Autism Society of Ventura County, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by autism.