Where to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in LA!
Hurray for Labor Day! This three day holiday weekend marks the unofficial end of summer – so put your work ethic aside and take a break! From patriotic ceremonies to festive foodie events, immersive art exhibitions, and music under the stars, here are some great ways to celebrate Labor Day Weekend in LA!
Mount Wilson Observatory
Red Box-Mount Wilson Rd
Mt. Wilson, CA 91023
Sept 1 This Labor Day weekend shoot for the stars! Mount Wilson Observatory is offering classical music concerts within the dome of the 100-inch telescope above the observatory. Located in the San Gabriel Mountains above Pasadena, the concerts happen once a month from May to October. There are two performances for each program: one at 3 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m., followed by an artist reception. Additionally, attendees can view an exhibition showcasing rare scientific artifacts, drawings, and illustrations from the observatory’s collection. Tickets for these concert events can be purchased online for $50 each.
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Aug 30 – Sept 1 Eat, drink and dance your way through Labor Day weekend at the 626 Night Market! Dubbed the largest Asian-inspired night market in the U.S, 626 Night Market features more than 250 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions that welcomes over 80,000 attendees per event. Hours are 4pm – 12am. Admission is $5 at the door, cash only. Children 3 and under are free. Note that most vendors are cash only.
Cinecon 55 Classic Film Festival
The Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
For more than half a century Cinephiles have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the movies at the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Cinecon is the destination for archivists, authors, collectors and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. The festival takes place this Labor Day Weekend in the heart of Hollywood from August 29th through Sept. 2nd, 2019. Cinecon 55 is presented in partnership with Hollywood Heritage, the renowned museum and preservation organization.
Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot
783 N. Van Ness St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Aug 30 – Sept 1 This Labor Day weekend, join the Los Angeles Times for 3 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 by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California’s most inspired food and drink. 21 and over only. Your ticket is all-inclusive and is good for unlimited food, beer, wine & spirits tastings, plus all stage activities.
Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams
2301 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Aug 30 – Sept 1 John Williams’ history with the Hollywood Bowl is legendary. This year, our beloved master of cinematic scores introduces a memorable evening of his movie music to be conducted by his colleague and friend, maestro David Newman, including some selections performed with film clips. An unforgettable concert you won’t want to miss!
Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing is the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea. This exhibition, organized both conceptually and chronologically, explores the role of calligraphy in different strata of Korean society over nearly two millennia, and includes works both in hanja (Chinese ideographic characters) and hangeul (the unique Korean phonetic script). Due to the rarity of several of the international loans, Beyond Line will only be on view at LACMA—making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Los Angeles World Cruise Center
600 N. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
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 over the extended Labor Day Weekend. Free to the public, the event features active duty ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, STEM Expo for kids of all ages, and the annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day 5.3-mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Ends Sept 1 Los Angeles fashion designer Rudi Gernreich (1922–1985) introduced the “monokini,” the thong, unisex caftans, pantsuits for women, and enough inventive clothing to earn him a worldwide reputation. Yet Gernreich was far more than one of the most prominent designers of his time—his clothing was fearless. Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich explores the visionary and progressive ensembles that transcended rigid social expectations and championed authenticity above all. The exhibition features over eighty Gernreich ensembles, along with accessories, original sketches, photographs, ephemera, and newly filmed interviews of friends and colleagues.
The Music Center Plaza Grand Opening
135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Music Center Plaza with free events, featuring art-making, musical performances, food and festivities throughout Labor Day weekend! All are welcome as The Music Center Plaza becomes a fun, casual hangout on a long holiday weekend. The newly renovated space will be transformed into a giant backyard party filled with games and activities, splashing in The Music Center fountain, great food and more. Watch the Los Angeles Dodgers live on giant LED screens and Abernethy’s first five emerging chefs will be on hand, preparing and selling their individual versions of backyard bites and treats.