As is usually the case, this weekend in Los Angeles is brimming with awesome recreational options. From major music festivals to gourmet food, from art installations to elite level soccer, whatever your preference you can find it in somewhere in Los Angeles.

Thursday, July 20
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AVP Hermosa Beach Open Volleyball Tournament
Hermosa Beach Pier
1 Pier Ave 90254

AVP Beach Volleyball will return to Hermosa Beach for the time since 2010 today. Join thousands of other onlookers to watch this free event at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Today’s action begins at 8 a.m. and goes to 6 p.m.

Friday, July 21
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(Credit: Jose Negrete for FYF Fest)

Attend FYF Festival
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 763-0114

Among festival line-ups, The FYF Festival is now challenging juggernauts like Coachella as a pop culture barometer considering it’s consistent roster of heavy hitters. The 2017 installment of what is now an L.A. tradition is a hefty one with marquee performances from the likes of Bjork, Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean, and Nine Inch Nails. The three-day festival in the offers a diverse musical roster comprised of cult favorites and mainstream staples. In addition, FYF hosts a curated gathering of food vendors that would make the ticket price reasonable even if music’s elite weren’t involved. There is no hotter ticket in the Southland this weekend than FYF. Your social media feed will prove that with a constant stream of posts reminding you of what you are missing out on if you don’t go.

Saturday, July 22
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(Credit: Wa-Shokuiku “Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!”)

Delicious Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo
Downtown Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 365-0605

Little Tokyo is welcoming Los Angeles foodies with their 2nd annual Delicious weekender. Stretched across three days, the corner of the city will host tastings, demos, and hands on workshops all featuring it’s own culinary identity. From sushi making workshops to sake tastings, each destination within the Little Tokyo business corridor will be hosting an activation designed to showcase the cultural contribution of Little Tokyo and how it translates in food. There will even be a head to head battle with Latte art. Deliciousness of all types will be on full display in Los Angeles this weekend. Go Little Tokyo.

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(Credit: John Pangilinan)

Pow Wow Long Beach
228 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689

Creating the blueprint for a citywide art installation, Pow Wow is just as much a philosophy as it is an event. Anchored by myriad of murals that will beautify different corners of Long Beach, artists like Mike Giant, Yaskay Yamamoto, Noelle Martinez, Tatiana Suarez, and Ezra One will unveil their works all over the city. Throughout the week and into the weekend, there will be a host if different events ranging from art contests to hosted lectures all encouraging the proliferation of art. Food, music, and a driving sense of community, Pow Wow Long Beach is worth looking into.

Sunday, July 23
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(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal
Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-2700

For those that follow soccer passionately, The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) made big news when they announced they would be pulling up the brakes in Pasadena. With an international field that includes Mexico, Honduras, the U.S., Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Canadian national teams, the competition to earn the Federation’s Gold Cup is certain to stir emotions that will fill the historic Rose Bowl. This weekend the Semifinal falls on Sunday and Southern California soccer fanatics are thrilled.

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Go On A Hike
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 398-5420

For those looking to enjoy a hike and soak in some nature over the weekend, Eaton Canyon in Pasadena provides unique tranquility just a short distance away from the city. Situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the trails and natural habitats include California specific plant life as well as picturesque streams and falls. Comprising of 190-acres, this zoological, botanical, and geological treasure is nature preserve that all Angelinos should explore and appreciate. Strap on those hiking boots and grab your camera for a Sunday at Eaton.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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