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July 2020 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our July 2020 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite summer concerts

Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl.
Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic Association/Adam Latham
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July kicks off the wild, infectious summertime spirit around L.A. and there’s no shortage of things to do. Take advantage of warm summer nights and catch an outdoor movie screening, escape the heat and head for the beach or take an imprompu weekend getaway. Follow our guide to some of the best events and festivals in L.A. this month—including 4th of July events and parades. And of course, make sure to catch one of L.A.’s excellent fireworks displays.

RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2020

Things to do, Event spaces

Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano

icon-location-pin La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Miracle Mile
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SelgasCano’s crisscross of airy rainbow tunnels will welcome visitors who are looking for colorful photo ops and free performances.

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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Photograph: Courtesy the Grove
Movies

Level 8 Drive-In

icon-location-pin The Grove, Fairfax District
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The parking garage at the Grove has some surprisingly spectacular city views from its top level, which makes it the perfect spot for this new pop-up drive-in movie theater.

Barnsdall Art Park
Photograph: Courtesy Barnsdall Art Park
Bars

Friday Night Wine Tastings

icon-location-pin Barnsdall Art Park & Hollyhock House, Los Feliz
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Perched atop Olive Hill on the west lawn of the historic Hollyhock House (which you can tour during the evening for an additional $15), the Barnsdall Friday fundraisers include fine selections of boutique wines provided by Silverlake Wine with a spectacular sunset and 360-degree views of the city.

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Rooftop Cinema Club
Photograph: Courtesy Kimmi Cranes
Movies

Rooftop Cinema Club

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for another season of screenings in Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

Cinespia
Photograph: Courtesy Cinespia
Movies

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

icon-location-pin Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood
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It isn’t summer in L.A. until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze.

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Eat|See|Hear
Photograph: Courtesy Eat|See|Hear
Movies

Eat|See|Hear

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Eat|See|Hear travels to different locales throughout the city each Saturday during the summer, showing cult flicks on an inflatable screen taller than your average Malibu mansion.

Street Food Cinema
Photograph: Courtesy Street Food Cinema
Movie theaters, Outdoor

Street Food Cinema

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Street Food Cinema throws together a series of mostly outdoor parties that include screenings of some of our favorite movies, paired with an assortment of gourmet food trucks and even a live music performance from a cool local band.

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Moonlight Movies on the Beach
Photo courtesy of Alfredo's Beach Club
Movies, Family and kids

Moonlight Movies on the Beach

icon-location-pin Rosie's Dog Beach, Long Beach
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The best things in life really are free—love, happiness and an evening spent watching movies on a giant inflatable screen at the beach.

Mr. C Beverly Hills
Photograph: Courtesy Mr. C Beverly Hills
Movies

Poolside Cinema at Mr. C Beverly Hills

icon-location-pin Mr. C Hotel, Beverly Hills
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Supplement your typical summer drink date with a little cinema at Mr. C Beverly Hills' poolside screening series.

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