Make sure your summer goes out with a bang this year – spend Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles and you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time.
If you’re looking for Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend 2018 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Los Angeles in September, including…
- Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
- L.A. County Fair
- Whale Watching Cruises
Regular admission to a number of these Los Angeles attractions is included on the Go Los Angeles® Card.
Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
See all available passes, attractions & prices – Learn more.
Please note, the special events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Los Angeles Card.
Be one of the first people to try out the World’s first racing launch coaster this Labor Day weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
West Coast Racers features two side-by-side tracks, extreme twists, turns, and hills, and an immersive real-time “pit stop” – it’ll be an unprecedented ride.
In addition to its newest attraction, Six Flags is packed with tons of thrill-seeker fun and September 1, 2018 will be #ThrowShine™ (not shade) Day, encouraging visitors to throw shine.
Getting in: Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card All-Inclusive Pass.
Friday Night Jazz
Fridays from April through November 2018
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Every Friday the LACMA hosts a free jazz concert outdoors. It’s one of the museum’s most beloved ongoing programs.
The style and performers vary each week, so you’re bound to find something new each time you go.
Bring a blanket, the whole family, and just relax.
Be sure to head there early to get a good spot on the grass!
Getting In: Admission to the LACMA Friday Night Jazz is free.
L.A. Wine & Food Festival
August 22 – 26, 2018
Enjoy four days of wine tasting, food sampling, live music and more at the sixth annual L.A. Wine & Food Festival.
Special events like demonstrations and seminars are located throughout town, with other occurrences like lunches, performances, and celebrity chef appearances at still more venues.
Getting In: Admission to the L.A. Food & Wine Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles Card. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the attraction website.
626 Night Market
August 31-September 2, 2018
Santa Anita Park
Summer 2018 marks this event’s seventh year running with tons more to see and do.
This is another perfect event for the foodies, especially those who love “doing it for the insta.”
Enjoy a late-night festival celebrating food, drink, music, film, art, and so much more.
While kids may enjoy some of the event, it’s definitely intended for adults – it doesn’t end until 1 am, in true L.A. fashion!
Getting In: Admission to 626 Night Market is free.
L.A. County Fair
Opening weekend: August 31- September 3, 2018
1101 W. McKinley Avenue
Making its debut on Labor Day Weekend, the popular L.A. County Fair has a little bit of something for everyone.
Like most county fairs, it was originally designed as an agricultural festival; things like livestock beauty contests and fresh local produce attest to that heritage.
But you’ll also find fun modern events like dance performances, wine tastings, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, and more.
Getting In: Admission to the L.A. County Fair is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles Card. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
August 31-September 3, 2018
Paramount Pictures Studio Backlot
783 N. Van Ness St
Yet another food-centric event, the Taste is a great Hollywood attraction for just about everyone.
Sip, savor, and celebrate with food and beer samples, cooking demonstrations, mixologist demonstrations, wine tastings, and even special competitions. Remember to come with an empty stomach!
Getting In: Admission to the Taste is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles Card. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
Cinecon Classic Film Festival
August 30-September 3, 2018
Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre
Held in one of Hollywood’s most historic theaters, this classic film festival in the middle of Hollywood is a favorite among cinephiles.
If you just can’t get enough of old black and white films, this is the event for you. Kick off the weekend with a gala followed by a screening of the 1924 hit silent movie Helen’s Babies.
Getting In: Admission to Cinecon is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles Card. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
Head to Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier and help the kids burn off some energy by taking them to enjoy a classic theme park or adventure park.
Enjoy a ride on the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel, play some classic arcade games, and then stroll the boardwalk.
入手方法： Pacific Park tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.
If you’re in search of some extreme theme park fun with an emphasis on your favorite movies and TV shows, then Universal Studios Hollywood should be your next destination.
Combine the exhilaration of amazing theme park coasters and other rides with the fun of an interactive studio tour – it sure makes for one unbeatable day!
入手方法： Universal Studios Hollywood tickets are included on 3, 5, and 7-Day Go Los Angeles Cards.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Another great option for a theme park excursion is the classic Knott’s Berry Farm.
As one of the oldest theme parks in the country, tradition really matters at this attraction. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re not up on the latest tech in rides!
They’ve got tons of great modern rides spread throughout five themed areas of the park. You’ll also find great souvenirs, along with their famed berry products, of course!
入手方法： Knott’s Berry Farm tickets are included on the Go Los Angeles Card.
Pedal around L.A.’s beautiful Griffith Park for an action-packed day.
There are tons of great attractions in Griffith Park, including the L.A. Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, picnic spots, and horse trails.
Getting In: Admission to Griffith Park is free; visiting individual attractions within the park may incur additional costs. L.A. Zoo tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.
Whale Watching Cruises
Take a break from the heat with a venture far out into the ocean to explore the great waters of the Pacific and its magnificent creatures.
The whole family will love the rare chance to see majestic whales and dolphin in the wild. Plus, who doesn’t want to spend a few hours on a relaxing cruise?
入手方法： Newport Landing Whale Watching tickets are included on the Go Los Angeles Card. There are also cruises available in San Pedro and Long Beach.
California Coastal Cleanup Day
September 15, 2018 – various locations
Join in on this state-wide conservation event for a feel-good day of fun.
Bring the kids, gather up your friends, coordinate an office event, or go solo – every volunteer can make a difference.
Here’s their site with everything you need to know about California Coastal Cleanup Day.
Getting in: be sure to download a waiver before you go, pick a spot, and show up by 9:00 am.
Eat See Hear Outdoor Movies
September Saturdays 2018 – various locations
Pack a picnic and blanket and check the Eat See Hear schedule to catch an outdoor flick al fresco–a must for any cinephile!
Getting in: tickets are available for purchase online.
Remember to Save on Attraction Admission
There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Los Angeles in September to help you plan your Labor Day weekend itinerary.
Don’t forget, some of these great attraction options are included on the Go Los Angeles Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs. paying at the gate.
Please note, the Labor Day weekend events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Los Angeles Card.
We hope you consider visiting some of these attractions to help round out your summer vacation in style.