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Los Angeles County Calendar of Annual Events

APRIL EVENTS

Please Note: We no longer offer specific dates for listed events.  For specifics regarding each event, please follow the link or call the information number.

Los Angeles Bach Festival -- Los Angeles (First Congregational Church of Los Angeles)
Celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in one of the oldest Bach festivals in the nation. Information: (213) 385-1341

Carnaval Primavera - Downtown Street Festival -- Huntington Park (Pacific Blvd)
A colorful, international-flavored street festival featuring two concert stages, carnival rides and more than 120 food, arts & crafts and commercial vendors. Information: (323) 585-1155

Big Bunny's Spring Fling -- Los Angeles (Los Angeles Zoo)
The L.A. Zoo’s premiere event hops through the weekend with live entertainment, crafts, and very special bunny guests. Special "egg-tivities" for the whole family include fuzzy bunnies to pet and souvenir photos with Big Bunny. Information: (323) 644-6400

Blessing of the Animals -- Los Angeles (Olvera Street)
All are invited to bring their pets to be blessed by the Cardinal at this event, followed by a procession of the animals. Information: (213) 625-5045

Festival de los Niños -- East Los Angeles (Cesar Chavez & Soto Street)
Families from 21 Latin American nations join in an annual street fair to celebrate Easter. Features carnival rides, games, food and beverage booths, arts and crafts, toy give-a-ways and free raffles. Information: (323) 962-4735

Garifuna Street Festival -- South Central L.A. (Avalon Blvd., between 41st Street & 43rd Place)
A traditional African festival featuring folk dancing, masked and costumed characters and a drum corps. Information: (323) 569-1615

Spring Fest -- Los Angeles (5730 Crenshaw Blvd)
The Harambee Farmer’s Market presents its annual festive observance of the coming of spring, African-American style. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, African clothing, handcrafted jewelry, woodcarvings, and other accessories. Enjoy delicious food, live music, and hip-hop dancers. Information: (323) 292-5550

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach -- Long Beach
A world-class car race through the streets of downtown Long Beach. It is the largest street race in North America. Information: (562) 436-9953

Cherry Blossom Festival -- Monterey Park (Barnes Park, McPherrin Avenue)
Celebrating Japanese culture with entertainment, exhibits, traditional dancing, taiko, martial arts, a kimono fashion show, a tea ceremony and arts and crafts. Information: (626) 307-1299

California Poppy Festival -- Lancaster
This festival celebrates California's State Flower with crafts, fine arts, food vendors, a flower market, children’s games, and entertainment. Information: (661) 723-6077

Ramona Pageant -- Hemet
The official State Outdoor Play. An outdoor pageant portraying the lives of Southern California’s Mission Indians. Adapted from the 1884 novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson. Information: (800) 645-4465

Earth Day Celebration -- Harbor City (Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park)
Joining with an international celebration of Earth Day, this event focuses on environmental awareness and protecting natural resources. Features are a Save the Lake relay race, and exhibits by environmental and conservation organizations. Information: (310) 548-7728 or (888) 527-2757

Japanese Cultural Festival -- Torrance (Ken Miller Rec Center, Madrona & Torrance Blvd)
This Japanese cultural festival features Japanese art, music, dance, calligraphy, origami, tea ceremony, judo, kedno, bonsai, flower arranging, and taiko drums. It also offers food and games. Information: (310) 618-2947

Annual 50+Fitness Jamboree & Expo -- Griffith Park
An event for those 50 and older, with free activities including a health fair, massage booths, foot reflexology, entertainment, information on senior services, exercise demonstrations, refreshments, and more. Participants can also register for 1K and 5K walks. Celebrity seniors will also be on hand. Information: (213) 485-6547 or (888) 527-2757

International Family Film Festival  -- Valencia, California (Valencia Town Center)
The first family film festival founded in the U.S. This festival, which showcases independent family films, is open to the public and many events are FREE. Information: (661) 257-3131

San Gabriel Street Fair -- San Gabriel (Historic San Gabriel Mission District)
Celebrating San Gabriel's birthday with a carnival, street vendors, entertainment and art shows. Information: (626) 576-2525

Arbor Day Festival -- Los Angeles (Cheviot Hills Park & Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave)
Celebrating and building public awareness of the environmental importance of trees. Events include tree and pole climbing, crosscut and chainsaw use, arts and crafts with a nature theme, booths, a mobile zoo, music, urban camping and food. Information: (213) 485-6547 or (888) 527-2757

Eco Maya Mother Earth Festival -- Los Angeles
Eco Maya celebrates mother earth with marimba and folkloric dance ensembles, an art exhibit and ecological displays. Information: (323) 960-7879

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- UCLA, Los Angeles
This festival features readings by writers and poets, storytelling and children’s activities. Information: (800) LATIMES ext. 7BOOK

Dolo Coker Scholarship Benefit Jazz Concert -- Los Angeles (Founder's Church, 3281 West 6th Street)
A benefit concert featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in Los Angeles. Information: (323) 935-1374

Garden Festival -- Chatsworth (Minnie Hill Palmer Homestead Acre)
Quilts on display, plants and roses for sale and high tea served in the gardens supports the Chatsworth Historical Society. Information: (818) 341-2661

Los Angeles Fiesta Broadway -- Los Angeles (Downtown, Broadway)
The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world will feature both renowned and local Latino entertainment. Information: (310) 914-0015

Springtime in the Japanese Garden -- Van Nuys (The Japanese Garden - 6100 Woodley Ave.)
Origami and ikebana demonstrations, a water garden and bonsai display, and flower creations are featured at this festival. Information: (818) 756-8166

 

 

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