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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

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Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl.
Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic Association/Adam Latham

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.

Rooftop Cinema Club
Photograph: Courtesy Kimmi Cranes
Movies

Rooftop Cinema Club

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The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for another season of screenings in Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

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Cinespia
Photograph: Courtesy Cinespia
Movies

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

icon-location-pin Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown Historic Core
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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.

Photograph: Courtesy Donna Huanca/Peres Projects, Berlin
Art, Performance art

Donna Huanca: Obsidian Ladder

Known for using nude bodies as her canvas, Huanca’s site-specific performance piece will fill the Marciano’s theater gallery, a former gathering place for the Freemason’s secret order of men, with painted female models.

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