Things to do on Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, and Los Angeles is gearing up to make it an unforgettable celebration! As the summer sun shines brightly upon the city, LA comes alive with a plethora of events and activities for locals and visitors alike. From much-anticipated concerts and theater performances to outdoor festivals and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this holiday weekend. Make the most of Labor Day 2023, and come visit LA!
Events on Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles
Beyoncé – Renaissance World Tour
When: September 1, 2, and 4, 2023 at 8pm
Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Get ready to bow down to the Queen! Beyoncé is gracing Los Angeles with her presence during her highly anticipated Renaissance World Tour. Whether you’re a dedicated Beyhive member or just a fan of incredible live shows, the concert promises an experience of a lifetime. Secure your tickets early, as they are sure to sell out quickly!
When: September 1 at 8pm | September 2 and 3, 2023 at 2pm and 8pm
Where: Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
Experience the timeless classic, Les Misérables, as it takes the stage at the iconic Pantages Theatre. This Tony Award-winning musical is a moving tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption set against the backdrop of 19th-century France. Let the powerful performances and hauntingly beautiful music transport you to another world. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness one of the greatest musicals of all time live in Los Angeles!
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival
When: August 9 to September 3, Wednesday | Sunday at 7:00 pm
Where: Griffith Park, Old Zoo Site
Shakespeare in the heart of Griffith Park?! It’s not for everyone, but it’s, without doubt, going to be an evening of laughter, romance, and wonder under the stars as The Free Shakespeare Festival brings the works of William Shakespeare to life in a breathtaking outdoor setting. Catch the timeless comedy of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Labor Day weekend, and delight in the whimsical antics of fairies, lovers, and amateur actors as they navigate through a forest filled with enchantment and hilarious misunderstandings.
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When: Friday, September 1 from 7pm to 10pm | Saturday, September 2 from 5pm to 9pm | Sunday, September 3 from 5pm to 8pm
Where: Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park
Labor Day Weekend brings an electrifying lineup of free concerts to Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park to celebrate its 16 years. From September 1 and 2, experience the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) with traditional and contemporary Filipino performances. And on September 3, the season closes with Sunset Ecléctico’s Beatriz Solis and Eisner Intergenerational Orchestra from the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), delivering a mix of pop, regional Mexican, and jazz.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
When: September 1 and 2, 2023 at 8pm
Where: Hollywood Bowl
Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, you have to experience the epic finale of the original trilogy like never before with “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” in concert. The LA Philharmonic will perform John Williams’ iconic score live as the film plays on the big screen. Get your tickets here.
When: Labor Day Weekend (Specific Dates and Times)
Where: Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles
Join the fun at the annual Fiesta Hermosa, Southern California’s largest arts and crafts festival! Located in the picturesque Hermosa Beach, this family-friendly event features over 300 artists, live music, delicious food vendors, and a beer and wine garden. Stroll through the booths showcasing unique handmade crafts and artwork, or hit the dance floor and groove to the live bands. It’s an event for all ages!
Activities to do on Labor Day Weekend in LA
A Day Out at Griffith Observatory
Perched atop Mount Hollywood, Griffith Observatory is one of LA’s shining gems. Take a lazy stroll on its lawns, enjoy the stunning views of the city, and don’t forget to peek at the universe through the Zeiss telescope! Trust us, the views will leave you starstruck. And the best part? Entry to the Observatory building and grounds is totally free. So, a great time without spending a dime – sounds like a win-win!
Enjoy the Beach Vibes at Santa Monica
You can’t leave La without a beach trip. Santa Monica Beach, with its golden sands and vibrant pier, is the perfect spot to soak up the SoCal sun. Lounge on the sandy shores, bike along the boardwalk, enjoy seaside eats, and let the ocean breeze whisk away your worries. Don’t forget to try out the Ferris Wheel on the pier for a bird’s-eye view of the Pacific.
Hollywood Walk Of Fame – A Stroll Among the Stars
It isn’t a complete Hollywood experience without a leisurely stroll along the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. See how many of your favorite movie and music stars you can spot on the sidewalks. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with your favorite star’s plaque!
Visit the Los Angeles Farmers Market
Nothing screams local culture like a vibrant Farmers’ Market! Next on your weekend list is a trip to the LA Farmers Market. This place is teeming with fresh produce, scrumptious food stalls, and unique local crafts. It’s a sensory carnival, with the sights of brightly colored fruits and veggies, the scent of fresh flowers, and the sounds of friendly haggling. Roll up your sleeves and dig into some farm-fresh goodness!
Sunset at The Getty Center
Wrap up your Labor Day weekend with a visit to The Getty Center. Known for its impressive art collection, stunning architecture, and beautifully manicured gardens, The Getty is also a prime spot to catch the sunset. As the day ends, watch the sky transform into a canvas of pink and gold, with breathtaking views of the city below. A perfect end to a perfect weekend!
Your Hollywood Home for Labor Day Weekend
Discover Hollywood’s gems during Labor Day weekend while staying at the Hollywood Downtowner Motel. Centrally located in the heart of Hollywood, our motel offers comfortable and convenient accommodations for your LA adventure. Book now and experience the best of LA and Hollywood on Labor Day weekend!