Labor Day symbolizes the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall. So get away and celebrate the last summer fun of the season. From festivals to art deco shows, Los Angeles is full of food, fun and of course sun.
Los Angeles County Fair
The LA County Fair kicks off Labor Day weekend and runs for a full month. Live music, rides, livestock, gardening and gadgets galore.
When: Sat-Mon Sept 3-5, 2011, then Wed-Sun Sept 7 – Oct 2, 2011
Where: The Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, off the 10 Freeway, exit Fairplex Drive or White Ave.
Cost: Presale $10 adult, $6 child through 8/31, $17/$12 at the gate. Season pass $24.95.
Parking: $10 General, $15 Preferred, $20 VIP
More: LA County Fair Guide
This food and wine extravaganza, sponsored by the LA Times and Food & Wine, includes 9 different culinary events in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.
When: Friday – Monday of Labor Day Weekend
Where: Various locations
Cost: $125-150 a la carte, packages from $275-800
The Annual Art Deco Festival on the Queen Mary
Lectures, tours, a bazaar, afternoon Tea Dance, Pajama Party and evening Art Deco Ball celebrate all things Art Deco.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Friday – Sunday
Where: on the Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Hwy, Long Beach, Ca. 90802
Cost: Daily boarding pass $24.95, from $10 for the Pajama Party to $650/per couple for a full weekend pass including 2-night hotel stay.
Cinecon Classic Film Festival
A 5-day celebration of movies, specializing in rare, unusual and unjustly forgotten movies from the silent and early sound era. It features screenings of over 30 classic films, celebrity guests and film book and movie memorabilia shows. Most films are screened in 35mm and silent films include live piano accompaniment.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Thursday – Monday
Where:The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90028; Banquet and film book and Memorabilia Shows.
Cost: ($20 membership required to buy tickets) Day Passes are $25-$30, $100 Festival Pass, $85 Celebrity Banquet, $150 Festival+Banquet in advance
Long Beach Greek Festival
Live music by the Olympians, exhibit dancing and social dancing, Greek food and product booths, children’s games.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sat-Mon, noon – 9 pm
Where: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St, Long Beach 90814
Cost: $3, children 11 and under free
Info: (562) 494-8929, www.lbgreekfest.org
Three-day arts and crafts festival with 270 vendors, live music and a kiddie carnival.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sat-Mon, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Hermosa Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach
Shakespeare In The Park
The high comedy and tragedy of the 2011 season resounds with the hazardous, and often hilarious, effects of manipulative power used for personal gain. From classic plays like Richard the Third to As You Like It, Shakespeare theater under the stars is an experience for the whole family.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sat-Mon, 8pm-11pm
Where:Theatricum Botanicum, Thousand Oaks
Cost: $20to $35
Howl at the Moon Labor Day Luau Party!
A musical revue of sorts, the dueling, sing-a-long piano bar Howl at the Moon delivers classic songs and comedic wit all night long as piano players on Baby Grands toss witty discourse towards one another and the enthusiastically participatory audience.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sun, 7pm-1:30am
Where:Howl at the Moon, Universal Citywalk Hollywood
Stay with us while you enjoy these great events and save with our Labor Day Package. This package offers a great value-save and includes overnight accommodation at the hotel, Full Hilton Breakfast for two and Self-parking at the hotel.
Two-night minimum stay required. Package dates are Aug. 25 – Sept. 6, 2011, only and rates exclude the 14% occupancy tax. For information and Reservations visit http://bit.ly/LaborDayPkge .