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LA’s 5 Best Fall And Winter Events

October 17, 2013 6:00 AM

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The Santa Monica Pier (photo credit: wayoveryonder.net)

The Santa Monica Pier (photo credit: wayoveryonder.net)

Looking for the best events taking place this fall in the LA area? Then check out our top 5 choices below for a mixture of all things fun. From outdoor music festivals, to tastings of different and exciting foods, these events are a guaranteed good time.  For more cool things to do and see in Los Angeles, be sure to check out this year’s E.S.P. Fall Guide.

Related: Best Fall Festivals In Los Angeles

(photo credit: bigbearevents.com)

(photo credit: bigbearevents.com)

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Bear Lake Convention Center
bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest

When: Saturdays and Sundays from September 14 to October 26

With 42 years of experience, there is a reason why Big Bear Lake is called Southern California’s greatest Oktoberfest. At this event you will find three biergartens, live music and all the wurst, braten and strudel you can handle. This year, Big bear lake has decided to throw an even bigger Oktoberfest by expanding all of their biergartens. The expansions include more seating, additional live entertainment, a wider variety of beer, and an added food outlet. Essentially, you will have everything you need to have the best Oktoberfest experience around.

Related: Best Oktoberfest Celebrations In LA

(photo credit: hardfest.com)

(photo credit: hardfest.com)

Hard Day of the Dead 2013
LA Historic Park
hardfest.com

When: Nov. 2 and 3 from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Taking place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park,  Hard Day of the dead is a two-day event for all EDM lovers. With famous DJ’s like Skrillex, DeadMau5, Calvin Harris, Pretty Lights and many more, concert goers are sure to enjoy a truly electric weekend. If you’re planning to attend, make sure to bring comfortable shoes and clothing, and a good attitude.

(photo credit: ladayofthedead.com)

(photo credit: ladayofthedead.com)

Hollywood Forever’s Dia de Los Muertos
6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA.
ladayofthedead.com

When: November 2, 2013

This November second, come out and party at the largest “Day of the Dead” festival in California. Spend an eventful day relaxing and watching the evening stars appear as the Hollywood Forever cemetery comes to life with joyful celebrations. The festival features musical performances, art exhibitions, and a wide variety of food vendors. On site you will also find people adorned with creepy skeleton face paint, and colorful artist-made altars to the dead, as well as numerous hand-made crafts that are available for purchase.

(photo credit: lafoodfestivals.com)

(photo credit: lafoodfestivals.com)

Taste of Tamales
Placita Olvera
Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave., Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
lafoodfestivals.com

When: December 15, 2013

Satisfy your tamale fix with offerings from Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and more. Along with enough food to feed an army, there will be music, exhibits, crafts, and hopefully, some cerveza to wash them all down.

(photo credit: Jay Mark Johnson, Costantino Sott Acqua 2, Cetona, Italia, 2007)

(photo credit: Jay Mark Johnson, Costantino Sott Acqua 2, Cetona, Italia, 2007)

Photo l.a.
L.A. Mart
1933 Broadway Los Angeles, CA
www.photola.com

When: January 16-19, 2014

Taking place at L.A. Mart’s 60,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall,this year’s photographic art fair will present works from the 19th century, right up through today’s cutting-edge photo-based art. In addition to the exhibitions, there will be lectures, round-table discussions and tours.

Jessica Lima produces Lifestyle & Entertainment content for CBS and CW Local. You can follow her on Twitter here.

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