African American Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of African American heritage and history in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s African American contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include dance and music concerts, and gallery exhibitions. Check website for details Sponsors: Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs, Our Authors Study Club
Our Authors Study Club celebrates African American History Month with an opening ceremony at City Hall, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and awards luncheon, an oratorical contest, and several church and community events. Check website for details. Sponsor: Our Authors Study Club
Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. Monthly on first Saturday $20 per person, RSVP at website Sponsor: Chinatown Business Improvement District
Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates LGBTQ Pride through art and history, focusing on telling the stories of our community and history. This year we take a moment to honor the past through the theme ‘Remembrance.’ Check website for dates, locations, times, and prices Sponsor: City of West Hollywood
For the past forty years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The 29th Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade is a wonderful tradition that allows our community to come together to honor our fallen and the families of those gave that gave their lives to insure our freedom. The theme every year is “Saluting the Price of Freedom.” The event will include marching bands, equestrians, floats, and many military displays.
Marching bands come from as far away as Lancaster and Victorville to participate and compete in this three-day festival. Other highlights include games, rides, arts and crafts, and food booths. Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Camelia Parade, Saturday 10:00 a.m.
One of the largest and longest running Chinese New Year charity runs in the country. All proceeds are reinvested into the local community. Named for its 100,000 fireworks, the Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker includes bike rides, a 10K run, a kiddie run, a 5K run/walk, lion dancing, performances, live bands, and food trucks in the Chinatown Central Plaza. Saturday 9:00 a.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. Sponsor: Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its sixteenth annual African American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African American and African cultures. The event will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers. Adults – $29.95, Seniors – $26.95, Children – $17.95 (3 -11), Free for children under 3 and Aquarium members Sponsor: Aquarium of…
This is the largest travel show in the United States. Meet some of your favorite celebrity traveler speakers, get a taste for exotic dishes at the Taste of Travel Stage, and feel the rhythms of distant lands on the Global Beats Stage. You will be transported around the world in a day! Sponsor: Travel & Adventure Show