Los Angeles is a busy city with tons of events year round. September is not any different. From lobster festivals to Greek Fests, L.A. has got you covered. Here are five festivals in Los Angeles, California for the month of September.
AniMazing International Film Festival
See some amazing animated shorts on September fourth and fifth at Woodbury University in Burbank. Along with viewing of animated shorts from students all over the world, there will be presentations from filmmakers and others in the “business.” One of the highlights is Teddy Newton who will share his work on Pixar’s “Day & Night.” Check out more of the events here. Tickets cost $30 for the whole weekend or pay $20 per day. You can even choose to go to different sections for $10 each.
Sweet and Hot Music Festival
Sweet and Hot Music Festival takes place September third to sixth or Labor Day Weekend. The 15th Annual jazz festival will be held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel. Hear music like “swing, blues, jazz, and big band sounds of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.” There are different types of tickets or badges. Depending on age and days attending, badges range from $10 to $100 dollars.
Los Angeles Greek Fest
From September tenth through twelfth, take part in the lagreekfest. This lively festival features Greek dancing, live music and authentic food. The celebrity hosts are Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. In addition, on Friday night is the Zorba dance contest. Admission for Friday is $3.00. On Saturday and Sunday, it is only $3.00. The fest takes place at Saint Sophia Cathedral located on 1324 S. Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90006.
Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
Lobsterfest takes place September seventeenth through nineteenth. Have some delicious steamed lobster from the Atlantic Ocean for $18.00. Each meal comes with “cole slaw, potatoes, sweet bread, lemon wedges” and butter sauce for dipping. The lobsters are flown in from Maine. Besides the food, listen to music from live bands and watch some entertaining “pirates.” Tickets are $9.00 for adults and kids under twelve are free. Print out a coupon here and save $2.00 on admission. The festival is located in San Pedro, Ca at the Ports O’ Call Village.
Abbot Kinney Festival
Since 1984, Abbot Kinney, in Venice, Ca has been having this festival. The festival takes place Sunday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The festival features 400 artisan vendors, four stages for music and performances, three food areas and two beer gardens. Admission is free. The festival takes place on Abbot Kinney Blvd., between Main St. and Venice Blvd.
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