Best of Los Angeles Fun Events and Festivals Guide
The annual festival season in Southern California begins in April. FestBeat’s Best Of Los Angeles Fun Events & Festivals Guide covers Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
The warm Southern California Sun is always welcomed by tourists from all across the United States and around the world. This guide will cover events beginning in early March when springtime temperatures in Los Angeles and across California are the most pleasant time of year to enjoy outdoor festivities.
Southern California residents have organized numerous outdoor events to experience at Southern California Area Beaches, Mountains and in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day weekend you will discover many exciting events to pick from you might have a hard time choosing which one to discover and experience. Here are some of our staff picks of the best upcoming events in art festivals, music, food, kid friendly events, free festivals and more!
March/April – Best of Los Angeles Spring Festivals
Santa Monica, California
|Santa Monica Festivals & Events – Santa Monica, California | Spring|
Local residents are always organizing interactive events for all ages at or near the Santa Monica Pier. Festivals and events in Santa Monica offer year-round fresh-air fun with a rotating cast of musicians and entertainers who inspire attendees to engage with singing, dancing, playing, and more! It’s a wonderful way to start a day. Then stick around for family fun at the Pier with amusements, rides, restaurants, and more!
— Presented downtown Santa Monica and at the Pier.
| The Flower Fields – Carlsbad, California | Spring|
For 16 weeks each spring, on coastal farmland in Carlsbad, California, 50-acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom and transform the landscape into a solid expanse of vibrant banded color. The Flower Fields cover a rolling hillside overlooking the Pacific Coast and is located halfway between Orange County and San Diego.
— Presented at the Carlsbad Ranch, Open Daily 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
|Wondercon Anaheim Comic-Con – Anaheim, California | Spring|
The annual Wondercon is one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions, The event show cases talented artists, actors and writers across a three day weekend during March at the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center. WonderCon is literally the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including art, comics, movies, TV, animation, cosplay, the Masquerade, and more.
— Presented at the Anaheim Convention Center all weekend long.
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|Festival of Books at USC Campus – Los Angeles, California | April |
The Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC Campus in Los Angeles California is the largest book festivals in the united states.
FESTIVAL AFTER DARK — The celebration of the Festival Of Books doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The LA Times Festival of Books is proud to sponsor a series of evening events filled with family fun events, games, drama, laughs and many more exciting activities.
— Presented at the University of Southern California Campus
Santa Clarita, California
|Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival – Newhall, California | April |
Los Angeles is home to one of the world’s best Cowboy Festivals — Since 1994, thousands of guests of all-ages attend the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival each year to celebrate a weekend of cowboy culture with a country musical lineup of show-stopping talent and live entertainment. Grab your hat and slip on your cowboy boots and watch history come alive with a Civil War skirmish and demonstrations of trick roping, hatchet throwing, archery, and many more fun activities.
— Presented at the William S. Hart Park and downtown Newhall.
Costa Mesa, California
|Americas Family Pet Expo – Costa Mesa, California | April |
The Annual weekend event in Orange County is the world’s largest pet & pet product expo. Everyone at the expo loves animals, especially their pets and the specialized exhibitors include retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies, breeders, etc.
— Presented at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
|Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire – Irwindale, California | April & May|
The annual multi-week Renaissance Pleasure Faire is on 20 acres of pure fun across multiple stages to offer a variety of entertainment all day long. Attendees of all ages will be dazzled by shows including a fully armored joust, the Queen and her glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides, exciting games, and more.
— Presented at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area.