Celebrate Labor Day the LA Way
We love Labor Day weekend! This three-day respite from the daily grind is your annual rite of passage from the waning days of summer to the fun fall days ahead. Now of course, it’s tempting to stay home at The Pearl and enjoy our superb selection of on-site amenities, like the KBBQ Counters, refreshing Skyline Pool Deck, and Lounge Yards–three open air spaces complete with firepits and a bocce ball court. But then again, why not try something new! LA is brimming with great events across the city to suit every mood and proclivity.
425 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
August 31-September 3, 2018
When was the last time you visited the Port of Los Angeles? We wouldn’t be surprised if you said never–but then you’ve been missing out on one of the most exciting destinations in the region. Now in its third year, LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Free to the public, the event features public tours including the storied Battleship Iowa, military displays, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, a 100 Years of Navy in Hollywood Film Festival, and the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge. This year’s extravaganza is presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video. Fleet Week schedule and more information here
Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot
783 N. Van Ness St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
August 31 – September 2, 2018
Sip, savor and celebrate with the Los Angeles Times for three evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city’s rich and diverse culinary scene. This year The Taste will pay tribute to beloved restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, celebrating the life of the man whose passion for food, accessible voice, and unparalleled insights won him a well-deserved Pulitzer and a permanent place in Los Angeles history. Tickets are all-inclusive–good for unlimited food, beer, wine & spirits tastings, plus all stage activities. Sorry kiddies, this event is age 21 and over. Get tickets here
September 1, 2018 @9AM
Pasadena’s original downtown, once slated for demolition, is now one of the finest examples of downtown revitalization in the country and a shopping and dining destination attracting thousands of visitors a month. Tour Old Town Pasadena with an experienced docent, see the renaissance, and enjoy the architectural variety, fascinating history, virtually unchanged alleyways, and historic signs. Working up an appetite? Like a madcap trip around the world in 80 minutes, you can sample a clutch of cuisines from Spanish to Peruvian, Himalayan, Indian, and even good ole American. Tour reservations are required and advanced reservations are highly recommended. Buy your tickets online
285 W Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, California 91007
August 31 – September 2, 2018
Whet your appetite, put on your dancin’ shoes, and round up your friends! The 626 Night Market closes out its seventh season with the biggest party of the summer featuring food, games, art, shopping and performances at Santa Anita Park! Take pics of food for the ‘gram, find the perfect gift from merch and crafts vendors, or commission a special piece by a local artist at the Art Walk. If you’re feeling frisky, pop to a performance on the Entertainment Stage or break out some moves on the DJ Dance Floor! Admission is $5 at the door, cash only. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is free. Most vendors accept cash only. ATMs are available. Alcohol is available with a valid ID. More information here