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Best Labor Day Events In Los Angeles

August 15, 2015 5:00 AM

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(credit: LA County Fair)

(credit: LA County Fair)

(credit: LA County Fair)


The summer’s almost over but not until Labor Day weekend sings with all kinds of fun activities experienced during this last weekend leading into fall. From music, film and food festivals to the beginning of the Los Angeles County Fair and more, this fun-loving holiday is about to come calling. Following are five events that will cause your Labor Day weekend to be special.
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The Taste
Paramount Pictures Studios
5555 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
www.events.latimes.com
Date: September 4, 2015 to September 6, 2015

For an authentic foodie experience in the middle of Hollywood, check out The Taste on Labor Day Weekend. And be sure to arrive with an empty stomach because the culinary events on tap will likely having you eating out of their hands in no time. Opening night is not to be missed as this is when the best chefs and bartenders in the City of Angeles come together to offer all kinds of goodies to eat and drink until closing. Aside from food from the hottest chefs, take advantage of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and much much more.

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Art Deco Festival
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(310) 659-3326
www.queenmary.com
Date: September 4th through September 7, 2015

No other era seems quite so celebratory as that of Art Deco. And the symbol of that era, at least in maritime terms, is The Queen Mary. Put these two themes together and you get a great way to dance into Labor Day weekend in an event that’s now in its 11th year. Presented in tandem with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, the Queen Mary will be on fire (not literally) with all kinds of activities that allow “a long weekend of total immersion in the 1930s,” from art tours to vintage shopping to prohibition tastings and then some.

Related: Guide To Labor Day In Los Angeles

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Cinecon Classic Film Festival
Lloyd E. Rigler Theater
Grauman’s Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 461-2020
www.cincon.org
Date: September 3rd to September 7th, 2015

Classic films brought back to life through careful restoration often bring out the nostalgia in a lot of us. So does Labor Day, so why not combine the two and take in the Cinecon Classical Film Festival, a time for screening the oldies, some of which are silent and therefore serenaded with a live piano accompaniment? This year’s offerings are extra special as 2015 marks the 51st time this event has taken place in the middle of Hollywood. Beyond movie watching, other activities–like the chance to purchase prized movie memorabilia from dealers who have been collecting from all over the world–take place on the same dates at the nearby Lowes Hollywood Hotel at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

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(credit: LA County Fair)


Los Angeles County Fair
Los Angeles County Fair Grounds
1011 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 865-4590
www.lacountyfair.com
Date: September 4 to September 27, 2015

Nothing says Labor Day weekend more than the opening of the Los Angeles County Fair, an annual event now in its 93rd year. This year, sing and dance to your all-time favorite acts and hang at the hippest place in town on hot summer nights. You won’t want to miss summer greats like ZZ Top & Blackberry Smoke, Train, Patti LaBelle and WAR, along with Latin, country, soul music favorites and much more. Summer’s school of rock and classic groove is also in session.

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(Credit: Bryan Cole / 626 Night Market )


626 Night Market
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
www.626nightmarket.com
Date: September 4 to September 6, 2015

Now in its 4th season with three flagship events at Santa Anita Park, 626 Night Market is the original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States. Featuring over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities, it appeals to all ages and aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local businesses, talents and artists.

Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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