Things to Do in LA for Labor Day
Across much of the country, Labor Day weekend represents something of a send-off for summer, the threat of autumn and (gasp) winter lurking behind the barbecue smoke and murmuring of outboard engines.
Well, here in Greater Los Angeles, Labor Day doesn’t have quite the same hint of seasonal melancholia, given our year-round balmy temperatures. That doesn’t mean, however, that Angelenos don’t mark the holiday with plenty of gusto. Come take advantage of Hotel Amarano’s boutique accommodations in Downtown Burbank and enjoy one last summer bash in the form of L.A.’s Labor Day festivities! Here’s a look at some of what’s going down that first weekend in September.
The L.A. County Fair
L.A.’s own county fair has been an annual tradition since 1922. This year’s edition runs from August 31st through September 23rd, and promises to be (as always) a blast: water-balloon and hula-hoop contests, the exotic menagerie of Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon, the Retro City Arcade, Esmeralda’s Steampunk Circus, the Day of the Dead celebrations and mariachi performances in the Plaza de las Americas, Auto Alley, and quite the spread of live entertainment: Bad Company, the Beach Boys, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias among the performers.
Downtown Hermosa Beach throws its Fiesta Hermosa twice a year, over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. It’s an all-out oceanfront party serving as the biggest arts-and-crafts fair in Southern California: On the order of 300 jewelers, painters, potters, photographers, and other artisans attend. You’ve also got a richly stocked food court to enjoy, plus the Charity Beer & Wine Garden, two stages of live music, and a Kiddie Carnival.
Mark Labor Day with the LA Times’ annual foodie extravaganza The Taste, running August 31st through September 2nd at the back lot of Paramount Studios. Besides bringing together a veritable feast of outstanding area restaurants—from Bone Kettle and Amor y Tacos to Roe Seafood and Herringbone Santa Monica—as well as chefs, winemakers, and purveyors, The Taste 2018 will honor world-famous LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold, who recently passed away.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic commemorates the 40th anniversary of legendary composer John Williams’ debut at the Hollywood Bowl with the maestro himself on hand for the proceedings along with conductor David Newman. You’ll hear Williams’ iconic film scores—some of the most recognizable music in the world at this point—paired here and there with film clips.
A Labor Day Hotel Amarano Getaway
Hopefully the above selection of Labor Day goings-on in and around Los Angeles will give you plenty of inspiration! Book your boutique Hotel Amarano getaway for the holiday today: We’d love to host you!