Whether a day trip or a Metro ride away, there’s no shortage of music festivals near Los Angeles. We’re not just talking about summer music festivals either—thanks to Southern California’s persistently pleasant climate, we can enjoy outdoor fests nearly year-round. So lace up a comfortable pair of shoes for these music festivals within driving distance of L.A., from free concerts to camping excursions.
As L.A. County has suspended all large events for the forseeable future, all of the region’s biggest spring and summer fests have been canceled, with a couple still slated for the fall. Some have flat-out canceled their 2020 editions or postponed them without a new date. We’ll update this story as more information becomes available (given Mayor Eric Garcetti’s assertion that major events are likely to be canceled until 2021, we’d expect to see more fests taking off this year).