For weekend warriors looking to party their three days away, Insomniac is hosting one of their highly acclaimed events for electronic music fans. Once again the event will be held at the San Manuel amphitheater with camping, and the theme follows an Alice in Wonderland type experience. Headliners include heavy hitters such as Bassnectar and Above & Beyond, along with many others plus smaller local acts.
For those who would rather relax, city beaches are sure to be even more crowded for Labor Day weekend than they usually are during the summer months. Head down to the less crowded areas of Playa del Rey and Torrance to chill on the sand and enjoy the beach while you can. Just make sure to head there early to get a spot and to avoid the notoriously crazy traffic on the long weekends.
Sublevel Gets Deep
Marques Wyatt hosts his seminal sets, this time at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood ever since the infamous King King venue closed last month. Nevertheless, this event is sure to get as groovy as it always does despite the change in location. LA’s king of house music will grace the decks along with deep sets by Doc Martin, Patricio, and Big Cee.
It wouldn’t be summertime in California without some deliciously fresh grilled foods. Local grocery stores often offer bargains on popular barbecue staples such as ribs, hamburgers, or grilled veggies. Stock up on the deals and have an impromptu dinner with friends in the backyard, or pack a picnic and head to Griffith Park to enjoy the great outdoors.
Pool Party at Skybar
The Mondrian commonly puts on raging pool parties at the iconic Skybar in West Hollywood, right off Sunset Boulevard. This beautiful hotel has an equally gorgeous and sleek rooftop pool that usually attracts the most elite clientele. On this rare occasion it’s open to the public for a low ticket price, and will featured local DJs bumping Top 40 hits and pool floaties galore.
LA County Fair
Missed the Orange Country fair over the summer? The LA County Fair opens up every year on Labor Day weekend and is just as acclaimed with wine tastings, competitions, and plenty of entertaining attractions. Nothing says summer holiday like carnival rides and corn dogs. The fair also features performances by select artists every weekend, including LeAnn Rimes and Iggy Izalea, and the legendary Blondie.
626 Night Market
LA’s trendiest foodie fest is on the cutting edge of cool things to do. It’s inspired by the night markets of Asia and fittingly feature the best dishes from Eastern inspired restaurants from all over LA. The food is hard to find elsewhere, especially all in one place, so the market is a unique treat to sample while visiting the Eastside. This is the last street fair of the season, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to indulge in unbeatable Asian food until next year.