Special Events in Los Angeles

L.A. Art Walk
While visiting Los Angeles, visitors might be interested in viewing some of the amazing art projects that have been produced by residents of the area. They can do so on the second Thursday of each month during the Downtown L.A. Art Walk. This popular event showcases some of the city's best rising artists and brings people from the downtown community together with those visiting from elsewhere. This event, which was founded in 2004, takes place between 4th and 7th streets and Spring and Main Streets, and it incorporates local galleries, restaurants and other businesses.

US Bank Tower Charity Climb
People who are serious about physical fitness are always looking for challenges, and they can find one of the toughest challenges in the nation at the annual US Bank Tower Charity Climb. At 72 stories, the US Bank Tower is one of the tallest structures in the United States. Visitors who are up to the challenge are encouraged to attempt to climb all of the stairs in the building for a great workout and a wonderful cause. Those who are unable to make the climb can still visit the event and cheer on the participants.

Shakespeare by the Sea
Fans of culture love the Shakespeare by the Sea events that happen in the city each summer. Fans of the playwright can experience some of the most beloved plays ever written in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable. The best aspect of this event is the fact that it is completely free of charge. No tickets are needed to see some of the most vibrant Shakespeare performance in the United States.

Toyota Grand Prix
Auto racing fans enjoy coming to the Los Angeles area each year to witness one of the premier events in the Indy Car Series – The Toyota Grand Prix. The best drivers in the world operate some of the fastest cars on a course that is full of twists, turns, and other challenges. Even those who are not auto racing fans can enjoy the event because it is paired with a number of exciting concerts and opportunities for family entertainment.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
For a truly unique Los Angeles experience, visitors are encouraged to take some time to make the trip to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a moviegoing experience like no other. On Saturdays and Sundays during the month of September, the cemetery is home to the Cinespia film screenings. Classic movies, some of which are scary, are projected onto the wall of Rudolph Valentino's tomb. Families are welcome to come, and they are urged to bring chairs and blankets for the best experience.