Explore LA: Two weeks of fun, free events across LA County | 8.26 – 9.8

Fun, free things to do

Close out August and welcome September with fun things to do that won’t break the bank. Here is a list of free events happening across LA County over the next two weeks. 

August 27, 29 and September 3, 5

  • Pack a picnic and enjoy the LA Philharmonic rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am–12:30pm through mid-September. 

Wednesday, August 28

  • Head to the Santa Monica Pier for Twilight on the Pier featuring Rostam, as part of the KCRW Summer Night concert series, at 7pm.

Saturday, August 31

  • Meet up with friends at MacArthur Park’s Levitt Pavilion for a concert under the stars by La Sonora Dinamita with Vilma Diaz from 7–10pm as part of the UCLA 100 celebrations. (Say hello to CicLAvia staff who will be on-site engaging with community about our events and organization!) 
  • Make it out to Marina Del Rey for Pop Saturdays, as part of the Marina Del Rey Summer Concert Series, featuring Jenny & the Mexicats from 7–10pm.

Sunday, September 1

  • Get some sunshine and tasty treats at Smorgasburg LA at ROW DTLA from 10am–4pm.

August 30 – September 1

Thursday August 29 and Saturday, August 31

Wednesday, September 4

Saturday, September 7

  • Pack a picnic, grab a friend, and head to the Palisades for polo matches from 2–5pm at Will Rogers Polo Club
  • Explore the sky with help from amateur astronomers at Griffith Observatory’s monthly Public Star Party, held from 2–9:45pm at the Griffith Park Observatory.