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August 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our August 2019 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite summer concerts

HARD Summer 2016
Photograph: Foster Snell
By Michael Juliano and Time Out editors |
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August may signal summer’s home stretch, but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to end. Grab an ice cream cone or dive into a pool party while it’s still warm—ah, who are we kidding, it’s always perfectly pleasant in Los Angeles. Keep sipping those summer cocktails, head to one of the county’s best beaches and follow our August events calendar for the best festivals and activities in L.A. this month.

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US Open of Surfing
Photo courtesy US Open of Surfing
Things to do, Festivals

US Open of Surfing

icon-location-pin Huntington Beach, Orange County
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America’s largest pro surfing competition attracts the world’s elite, who compete for big money while wowing 200,000 beach boys and girls with their skill, grace and innovative board designs. Heating up the festivities are live bands, a sports expo and after-parties with the friendly locals.

Ty Segall
Photograph: Courtesy Kyle Thomas
Music, Rock and indie

Ty Segall

icon-location-pin Teragram Ballroom, Westlake
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For this summer residency, Segall will play through a different album every Friday night at the Teragram Ballroom.

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Music, Music venues

Hard Summer

icon-location-pin Auto Club Speedway, Inland Empire
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Though locally born EDM juggernaut HARD Summer has hopped around Southern California in recent years, its dedication to bringing the biggest names in the hip-hop and electronic scene.

Rendering: Courtesy Weedmaps
Things to do, Exhibitions

Weedmaps Museum of Weed

icon-location-pin Location T.B.A., Los Angeles
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Falling somewhere between the “museum of” Insta-ready experiences and an actual museum, the Weedmaps Museum of Weed is setting up a series of educational exhibits about cannabis in Hollywood this summer.

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Kids, Festivals

The Sesame Street Road Trip

icon-location-pin Location T.B.A., Los Angeles
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Can you tell me how to get to… a pop-up, kid-friendly festival that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street? Familiar Sesame Street faces will show up this August for a stage show, giant maze, treasure dig, photo ops and a cookies-and-milk snack station.

Blink-182 + Lil Wayne
Photograph: Courtesy Randall Slavin
Music, Punk and metal

Blink-182 + Lil Wayne

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Because why not? Pop-punk stalwarts Blink-182 (still minus UFO enthusiast Tom DeLonge) and hip-hop elder statesman Lil Wayne join forces for this summer tour, with support from Neck Deep. Expect plenty of head-scratching moments if the announcement mash-up of “What’s My Age Again?” and “A Milli” is any indication.

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Splash House
Photograph: Courtesy Nikki Jahanforouz
Clubs

SPLASH HOUSE Palm Springs Pool + Music Weekend

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles
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Say goodbye to dusty thoroughfares and violent porta-potties: Splash House takes the music festival concept off of sweltering desert land and places it poolside.

Future
Photograph: Rozette Rago
Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Real Street Festival

icon-location-pin Honda Center, Anaheim
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This inaugural hip-hop fest from REAL 92.3 heads to the Honda Center grounds with headlining sets from Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Future and Migos, plus support from Meek Mill, Big Sean, Miguel, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, A Boogie With Da Hoodie and more.

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Death Cab For Cutie
Photograph: Michael J. Chen
Music, Rock and indie

Death Cab for Cutie

icon-location-pin Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
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A couple of lukewarm albums and a personnel shake-up don’t change the fact that Ben Gibbard and Co. still serve up some of the finest melancholy, emotional pop songs.

OC Fair
Photograph: Courtesy OC Fair
Things to do, Markets and fairs

OC Fair

icon-location-pin OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
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Mix fried food, carnival attractions and the occasional rodeo or demolition derby, and you've got the OC Fair. What started as a quaint fair in 1889 has since grown into a nearly monthlong fest.

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