Top 10 festivals near Los Angeles this summer

Looking for fun local events this summer? There are some great festivals nearby that will make this day fun! Here are the ten best festivals near Los Angeles to start the summer off right!

The first is the Old Town Music Festival which takes place June 11 and 12 in Temecula. There are 14 bands playing, 6 national acts, great food and drink and a fun atmosphere. Performing artists include Nelly, Colt Ford, Tyler Rich, Jamey Johnson, Locash and Uncle Kracker. These country artists are amazing and will make for two great days of country music.

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The second party is Boots and Brews Country Music Festival. This festival takes place on September 3 in Santa Clarita, Silicon Valley and Ventura. This festival supports the Gen Giammanco Foundation which provides financial support to college athletes. You can join the list for updates on artists, ticket promotions and more!

There is also Summer nights in Chinatown which takes place on July 28, August 11 and 25. It includes Jason Bentley, Anthony Valadez, Jeremy Sole and Aaron Byrd. There will be great food at LA’s gourmet food trucks. Chinese chefs will also perform cooking demonstrations, outdoor video screenings and Chinese cultural activities.

Primavera Carnival is one of Southern California’s largest three-day spring festivals. There are over 100 corporate exhibits, retail booths, food, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

Cinema street food is LA’s biggest outdoor movie series. There’s great street food, games for the public, popular movies, live music and more. There are several dates to choose from, depending on what best suits your schedule.

In October there is the Sherman Oaks Street Fair. This day attracts over 100,000 guests and includes crafts, arts, local foods, ferris wheels, ziplines, live music and live entertainment.

Enchanted forest of light is a unique experience at Descanso Gardens. It has a one mile walk through exciting lighting experiences. It’s a great event for families of all ages. Dates vary from year to year.

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is another great option and is located at Harry Bridges Memorial Park in Long Beach. There are excellent wines and beers from around the world to try in a relaxed environment.

Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival just turned 38 this year. This festival is Glendale’s largest event and features over 250 performers, artisans, food vendors, musicians and performers. This festival is also a great family atmosphere!

Lately, Latin street food fights at the Border Grill in downtown LA This festival takes eight countries and puts them in a head-to-head battle to see who has the best street fare. It’s a great way to sample some amazing food and watch some friendly competition.

These are just 10 of the many great festivals in Los Angeles. Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoy music, food, drink and more!

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