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Best Food Festivals In Los Angeles For 2014

July 30, 2014 5:08 AM

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(credit: Ultimate Bites LA)

(credit: Ultimate Bites LA)

(credit: Ultimate Bites LA)

(credit: Ultimate Bites LA)


Every summer Los Angeles is filled with some of the most amazing and tasty food festivals around. From Seafood to American, you can sample some of the best eateries in town at a festival. Food festivals are a staple of summer for Angelenos and here are some of the best taking place in the coming months.
(credit: 21st Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival)

(credit: 21st Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival)


21st Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Long Beach, CA
www.OriginalLobsterFestival.com
Date: September 5-7, 2014

For over 21 years the Crawfish Festival has become one of the best food festivals around. This festival combines the best Cajun and New Orleans sounds of music with tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs. There is also a giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create one of the largest food festivals here in Southern California.

(credit: LA Food & Wine Festival)

(credit: LA Food & Wine Festival)


The Fourth Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Downtown LA: Grand Avenue
www.lafw.com
Date: August 21-24, 2014

Over the course of three nights and four days, The Fourth Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will surpass expectations with an unparalleled culinary calendar of bespoke food and wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, culinary personalities, exceptional live entertainment and one- of-a-kind experiences. The event gathers the culinary world’s biggest stars and talent under one roof. From Michelin starred chefs, James Beard Award-winners and Top Chef Masters to FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs the line-up is astounding. Guests will have the chance to mingle with luminaries and culinary icons such as Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Chiarello, Scott Conant, Graham Elliot, Dominique Crenn, Pierre Gagnaire and Ari Taymor. It’s one of the most unique food festivals around.

(credit: Plate By Plate)

(credit: Plate By Plate)


12th Annual Plate By Plate Festival
6060 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2277
www.platebyplate.org
Date: August 2, 2014

Held at the beautiful Petersen Automotive Museum, 50 of Southern California’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors will be on hand to showcase their most savory dishes as part of the ultimate foodie evening of the summer! A few participating restaurants include: Republique, Faith & Flower, Kali Dining, Hamasaku, Mills + Company. With a line up like this you don’t want to miss this eclectic food festival.

(credit: LA Times Food and Wine Festival)

(credit: LA Times Food and Wine Festival)


Los Angeles Times Food & Wine Festival
Paramount Pictures Studios
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 956-8398
events.latimes.com/taste/
Date: Labor Day Weekend, August 29-31, 2014

At the end of August, the LA Times hosts it’s annual tasty food and wine festival which allows attendees the opportunity to rub shoulders with many of LA’s top chefs and bartenders. Your ticket to the festival includes a focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktail and wine offerings and live entertainment. A limited amount of tickets are available, so hurry and get your ticket now before you miss this amazing Labor Day food fest.

(credit: Long Beach Lobster Fest)

(credit: Long Beach Lobster Fest)


Long Beach Lobster Festival
Rainbow Lagoon
Long Beach, California
www.originallobsterfestival.com
Date: September 5-7, 2014

One of LA’s longest food fests is the Original Lobster Festival in Long Beach. It not only has some amazing lobster and food dishes to savor, it also combines a fabulous variety of music that consists of local popular artists, Swing, Salsa, R&B/Motown, Decades 70s/80s, and Disco Dance Bands. Get down to this fun food festival and enjoy the tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobsters and fantastic music. It’s fun for the whole family!

What are your favorite food festivals? Share in the comments below!
Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger who love food, crafts, and entertaiment. You can find her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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