What’s on in LA July and August 2022

If you’re vacationing in California this summer, check out our guide to what’s on in LA

Summer in the City of Angels is packed with things to do and see. Of course there are the gorgeous beaches with the equally gorgeous people surfing, sizzling and playing beach volleyball. But there are so many things to do once you’ve come off the beach that you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

Hollywood offers studio tours and screenings, the shopping is stellar and the restaurants top class. But there are museums and concerts; theaters and movies; and loads of entertainment for the kids as well.

Here the MCC experts have put together a list of suggestions for activities on your trip to Los Angeles.

If you’re thinking of making a trip, why not let MCC help? Call our Bookings service, or message a member of the team via WhatsApp on +966 533 633 607 for assistance with all your travel plans.

MUSIC

Long Beach Jazz Festival / LA

Long Beach.  Rainbow Lagoon Park. Long Beach Jazz Festival. August 12-14 2022.

Pasadena. Mount Wilson Observatory Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome. Music in a stunning setting. July 17 and August 7. Series ends October 2.

East 3rd Street. Los Angeles Music and Art School. Disney On Stage. Show from summer Arts students. August 5 and 6 2022.

Pasadena. This Ain’t No Picnic music festival at Rose Bowl Stadium. August 27-28.

Greek Theater. Sharon Van Etten + Angel Olsen + Julien Baker in concert. July 29.

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood. Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert. 31 July.

THEATRE

Shakespeare in the Park / LA

Various Locations. Shakespeare By The Sea. Free performances. Until August 6.

Griffith Park. Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. Summer outdoor theater festival. Until September 4 2022.

Pasadena. Theater 360 summer camps. Acting day camps for children Several age groups. From one week duration. Until mid-August, depending on camp.

ART

Yayoi Kusama's immersive installation Infinity Mirrored Room

The Board. Yayoi Kusama’s immersive installation Infinity Mirrored Room —The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. Tickets released the last wednesday of the month at 10am PST for the following month. Ongoing.

Getty Center Drive. Getty 25. Events and exhibitions all summer until September.

San Marino. Huntington Museum. Summer Evening Strolls at the Huntington. After-hours tours of the museum gardens. Until September 2 2022.

The Board. Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow. Until September 25.

SPORT

International Surf Festival / LA

South Bay. International Surf Festival. August 3-7 2022.

Inglewood. SoFi Stadium. Leagues Cup Showcase. LAFC play Club América and LA Galaxy play Club Deportivo Guadalajara in this first soccer match at the stadium. August 3 2022.

Irvine. UC Irvine. LA Rams Training Camp. American football. Watch the teams train and enjoy a kids’ zone with lots of family activities. Free. July 29 until August 10

Pasadena. Rose Bowl Stadium. Party of the Century. Centenary celebrations with entertainment, red carpet, fireworks and more. August 13 2022.

Vin Scully Avenue. Dodger Stadium. LA Dodgers baseball match plus fireworks. At other times and dates, stadium tours are available. July 22 2022.

FILM

Melrose Rooftop Theatre / LA

West Hollywood. Melrose Rooftop Theatre. On the roof of a chic restaurant, sit on a bean bag and enjoy movies through headphones. Until July 31.

Hollywood. Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Cinespia Cemetery Screenings. Classic Hollywood films in the resting place of Hollywood greats. Until July 30.

Hollywood. Warner Bros Studio Tour. Sit on Harry Potter’s broom! All year.

Hollywood. Universal, Sony, and Paramount Pictures studio tours. All year.

Hollywood. Hollywood Bowl shows Back to the Future with the LA Philharmonic playing the soundtrack. August 5 and 6 2022.

Various locations. Regal Summer Movie Express. Films for children at Regal cinemas – there are many in LA – at just $2 a ticket. End dates vary, so check website, but generally until mid-late August.

Long Beach. Several locations. Moonlight Movies on the Beach. Until August 18.

Downtown. Rooftop Cinema Club LA. Three venues in LA. Sit and enjoy a movie through headphones. Open all summer.

Vista Del Mar Playa Del Rey. Beach Movie Nights. Free family-friendly movies on the sand in front of the Dockweiler Youth Center. Fridays until September 23.

Hollywood. How to get TV show tickets. Attend the live taping of a favorite show, but book months in advance of your trip. All year.

MIXED ACTIVITIES

Los Angeles Farmers' Market

Grove Drive. The Grove upscale open-air shopping area and the nearby Original Farmers’ Market with its myriad stalls and entertainment, provide a quirky retail therapy experience! All year.

Santa Monica. KCRW’s Night Market at The Bungalow. Go for food and drink, DJ sets and ad hoc events. Every Thursday from July 14 to September 1.

West Hollywood. Summer on Sunset. Program of activities – including a roller rink – on Sunset Strip. Shops, restaurants and fun events, all listed on an app. Roller rink runs until August 27.

Hollywood. Sunset Ranch. Horse-riding activities during the day and in the evening with great views of Hollywood.

Hollywood. Starline Tours. Loads of tours available from Film locations to celebrity homes.  All year.

EXHIBITIONS

Monet exhibition / LA

Montebello. Monet: The Immersive Experience. Amazing digital effects. Until July 31.

Simi Valley. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The Secrets of WWII. Until October 9.

LACMA. Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse. The first McQueen exhibition on the West Coast. Until October 9.

FAMILY/ CHILDREN

LA zoo at night

Zoo Drive, LA. Zoo Friday Nights. See the Los Angeles Zoo animals at twilight. Music. Family dance parties and games. Education stations and rides. Until July 29.

Montebello. Dinos Alive Immersive Experience. A unique experience for kids of all ages, and one adults will enjoy, as well. Ongoing.

Santa Monica to Venice Beach. Festival of Chariots Parade. A colorful procession inspired by the ancient Indian tradition. August 7th, 10–11:30am.

Orange County. OC Fair. Experience the traditional American County Fair. Concerts, rides, carnivals and loads of family events. July 15 to August 14.

Hollywood. Universal CityWalk. Part of Universal Studios but remains open after the theme parks have closed. Free entry. Lots of shopping, dining and movie theaters. All year.

Santa Monica. Santa Monica Pier. Traditional seaside pier with a funfair, cafes, an aquarium, a trapeze school and more. Open all year.

SEE MORE SUMMER DESTINATION GUIDES

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