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Labor Day Weekend Events and Activities in and around Los Angeles 8/30 – 9/02

What’s your weekend ritual?  On Saturday I love to venture to La Canada’s Farmer’s Market.  I discovered that it although it is advertised open at 9 AM, most vendors are ready to sell by 8 AM.   In addition to all of the fresh produce there is the cheese truck and the French baker.  Saturdays are chocolate croissant days at the Harb home, fresh from Farmer’s Market and the ideal start to the weekend.   Time allowing, I get on the treadmill, shower and show a couple of homes.  In the heat of the summer, I love to get my appointments done early in the day and still have a little time by the pool.   For those of you looking for something more exciting than my weekend routine, here it is:

La Canada  

Descanso Gardens   
Saturday, 10:30 AM
2 and older for nature-themed story time.


Sweet Summer   
Saturday, 1 PM
336 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91101
ArcLight party that includes sweet treats, games, photos, and more! Pairing our family movies with interactive treat-making, activities, and photo ops with your kids’ favorite movie characters.

Saturday Nights in August  
Saturday, 8 PM
One Colorado, Old town Pasadena
Soulful pop, retro funk, Fahari jazz, ambient psychedlia, Kitsch-Edge and Indie Folk’s cosmic love.

Farmer Day 
Sunday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Butter making, nature art creation, games in the Nature Exchange, and more! Harvest presentations, music and petting zoo.


Performance – Hairspray  
Friday, 8 PM
324 North Orange St.  Glendale, CA 91203
Musical will sweep you away to 1960s Baltimore where the ‘50s are “so out” and change is in the air.

Antique Show  
Sunday, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
1401 N. Verdugo Rd. Glendale, CA 91208


Classic Car Show at Bob’s Big Boy   
Friday, 5 PM – 10 PM
“It is the oldest Big Boy in the country and classic car lovers from all around Los Angeles gather there every Friday for a trip down nostalgia lane.”


Spirits 5th annual Barn Party fundraiser    
Saturday, 4 PM
Moonbounce, Face painting, games, silent auction, music by local band, dancing under the stars and a Texas Hold’em Tournament.

Los Angeles

Field to fork 
Saturday, 11 AM
Indulge in an afternoon inspired by fresh, local ingredients and the pleasure of cooking seasonal dishes.  Tickets include: Food and drinks from L.A.’s top restaurants, cooking and mixology demos, wine seminars and panel discussions.

Labor day Block Party    
Sunday, 11 AM – 3 PM
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend family style at Paramount Pictures Studios.  This get-together is for all who love great food (kids ages 3-12 get in for $5 each).

City of Los Angeles Birthday Celebration   
Saturday, 6 AM – 1 PM
232nd Anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles with Los Pobladores historic re-enactments, a civic ceremony, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and plenty of birthday cake!.

American Indian Culture Day for Families 
Sunday, 1 PM – 5 PM
Learn about American Indian cultures, with storytelling, music, traditional and contemporary games, hands-on learning carts, museum scavenger hunts, and family museum tours.

Shakespeare Festival   
Friday, 7 PM – 10 PM
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
The Independent Shakespeare Company presents free Shakespeare in Griffith Park.

Swimming with the sharks
Saturday, 1 PM
$10 with RSVP, strictly 21+.  Closing Party

Toluca Lake

Sizzling Summer Nights   
Saturday, 9 PM – 1:30 AM
10550 Riverside Drive Toluca Lake
Dance to Motown, Old School, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today to benefit The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation  which donates musical instruments to under-funded music programs.


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