Explore LA: Mid-April Showers Us With Lots of Free Fun | April 8–14

Wilmington Safety Ride

From early Earth Day celebrations to drum circles on the beach and our free CicLAvia bike safety class, the second week of April showers us with a variety of ways to get out there and explore LA.

April 11

  • Join The Music Center and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for Earth Day LA in Grand Park from 9am2pm featuring activities, demonstrations, and performances centered around sustainable living.
  • Stop by the Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts from 6:30–7:30pm for Tribute to Mexico, a free concert by Tucson-based ensemble Arizona Wind Quintet, featuring works by a range of Mexican composers.
  • Participate in National Volunteer Week by helping out at the Friends of the LA River's annual Great LA River Cleanup.

April 13

  • Take the family to Playa del Ray for the Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors’ annual Kids Earth Day event. Take your picture in an Earth Day photo booth, and enjoy face painting, sustainability-themed crafts, a beach clean-up, and more free fun activities from 11am–4pm.
  • Help bring awareness to Autism with California State Assemblyman Mike Gipson, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino at the inaugural 5K Autism Walk/Run at the Wilmington Waterfront Park.
  • Improve your comfort riding a bike and preview the April 28 CicLAvia route during BEST Class + Ride: CicLAvia Street Skills, a free ride, and safety class presented in partnership with C.I.C.L.E. and Metro Los Angeles.

April 13 + 14

  • Bring any type of percussion instrument you wish, and improvise alongside beginning drummers and serious percussionists alike at the weekly Venice Beach drum circle taking place between noon and sunset.