(credit: Moran Bondaroff)

(credit: Moran Bondaroff)


Although native Californians typically do not have a true appreciation of what real winter weather is like, that does not mean that the winter months are full of perfect weather and countless activities throughout the Southland. Here are some of our favorites coming up.
(Credit: Courtesy of the Sister City Association of Huntington Beach)

(Credit: Courtesy of the Sister City Association of Huntington Beach)


Cherry Blossom Festival
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
www.descansogardens.org
Date: March 4, 2017

One of the most popular festival around Los Angeles is back again this year. Stop by the beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival returns with two weekends of great live music, tasty food, origami, and of course, beautiful blooms throughout the gardens. For additional information, and dates, visit www.descansogardens.org

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(credit: Pavel1964/shutterstock)


626 Golden Streets
San Gabriel Valley
Various Locations
www.626goldenstreets.com
Date: March 5, 2017

Because of the wildfires this year, the historic 626 Golden Streets event had to be cancelled and has been rescheduled for March 5, 2017 this year. This free event invites people to walk, bike, skate, jog, and stroll through the streets. But, Golden Streets is not a race. There are no awards or finishing medals. There will be 18 miles of car-free open streets from South Pasadena to Azusa.

(Credit: Lineage Dance Company )

(Credit: Lineage Dance Company )


ArtNight Pasadena
Various Locations
www.artnightpasadena.org
Date: March 10 2017

Pasadena’s esteemed museums and performance spaces will be open this evening for this celebration of all things art. Enjoy a free evening of art, entertainment and music as Pasadena invites guests to journey to 18 venues. Shuttles will help transport you to every destination as well. Last fall, 28,000 attended! Venues include the Armory Center for the Arts, The Williamson Gallery, The Art Center College of Design, artWorks Teen Center, The Jackie Robinson Community Center, The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena City Hall and many others.

(Credit : Javier Guillen for Grand Park)

(Credit : Javier Guillen for Grand Park)


Grand Park Downtown Bookfest
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8080
www.grandparkla.org
Date: March 11 2017

This March, Grand Park will turn into a book lovers dream! The all day fest is for all those literary fanatics and fans, as well as poetry lovers, and those just looking to grab some great food, listen to music, and check out some cool pop up book stores.

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(credit: Giuseppe Cammino/shutterstock)


Arcade Expo 3.0
Museum of Pinball
700 South Hathaway
Banning, CA 92220
www.arcadeexpo.com
Date: March 17, 18 and 19, 2017

Are you an arcade game fanatic? If so, the Arcade Expo is for you. The three-day tournament and expo, which will be held at the Museum of Pinball, will give you the opportunity to play on over 1,000 retro and modern arcade games and pinball machines.

(credit: Thinkstock)

(credit: Thinkstock)


Bach in the Subways 2017
Union Station & Other Various Loactions
www.bachinthesubways.org
Date: March 18-21, 2017

Each year, people come together to celebrate Bach’s birthday. This year, there will be four elements to a Bach in the Subway performance in which the music of J.S. Bach will be performed anywhere, any time. The music is a gift to everyone and is free, and will largely be held at Union Station’s train platforms and other public spaces around town.

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