Where to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend

Vincent Porras

Labor Day, also known as that one holiday that lets your fun, carefree lifestyle spillover into Monday guilt-free (ah yes, that one!) is coming.

Are you one of the millions of planners who decided last minute on who and where you’ll be spending Labor Day weekend with? Or did the holiday creep up on you, and found yourself without serious plans only a day before the weekend begins?

For people without any plans, there are plenty, dare I say too many, fun things going on within an hour drive, for anyone who doesn’t have to milka cow in the morning to enjoy a bowl of fruit loops, so don’t fret! Civilized folks, here’s what all of us in O.C. or L.A. have to show for being silly enough to pay as much rent as we do.

Big Events

Sports fans have the Dodgers, USC, and UCLA all at home for big weekend games. The list of places to catch a great set of live music is too long to list, but some highlights include Dance DTLA’s Dj Night at Grand Park this Friday, and Golden Road Brewing’s Made in L.A. Festival Saturday and Sunday, featuring all of life’s necessities; music, art, food and beer. Oh and ticket price? Ten bucks a day. If all the nonsensical noise annoys you, you might be more suited to a calmer social event, like a fair. You’re in luck because not only do you have the perennially huge Los Angeles County Fair, but also the 626 night market at Santa Anita Park, and Fiesta Hermosa at Hermosa Beach will be popping all the way until Monday. Perhaps popping is a bit much…

So how are you going to choose what to do in a weekend so packed with possibilities that the level of FOMO causing anxiety might very well freeze you out mentally before some of the hottest events even get going? Let me know if you figure it out, because I’ll probably be making it up on the fly. As of right now the only certainties in my life are grades, taxes, and at some point this weekend bottomless mimosas somewhere in L.A.

Where to Find Events

A quick google search of “labor day events Los Angeles,” or “labor day events Orange County,” will guide you to the events. I also recommend this list assorted by Discover Los Angeles that shows a spread of events that are bound to pique at least one of your interests. Unless you hate great live music, beautiful outdoor weather, and more good food than a thousand Joey Chestnuts or Kobayashi’s could eat. If these things don’t do it for you, might I suggest e-sports?

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