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July 2022 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our July 2022 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite summer concerts

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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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 of course, make sure to catch one of L.A.’s excellent fireworks displays.

RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2022

  • Things to do
  • Exhibitions
  • price 2 of 4
  • Miracle Mile

Play “Q” for the day at this assembly of some of the most famous gadget-adorned vehicles to appear in 007 films. The Petersen has put together a collection of 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and scale filming models of aircraft from six decades of James Bond movies. Highlights include the 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me, a 1999 BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough and the 2019 Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre.

  • Theater
  • Musicals
  • price 3 of 4
  • Downtown

In this captivating original musical, high school student Evan Hansen is thrust into social relevance after a classmate's suicide. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s score combines well-crafted lyrics with an exciting pop sound, and Steven Levenson’s book gives all the characters shaded motives. Read the review of its run on Broadway.

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  • Music
  • Rock and indie
  • price 2 of 4
  • Inglewood

Turn on any L.A. radio station and you’ll inevitably hear Anthony Kiedis’s voice drawing out every syllable of “California.” Nearly four decades in, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are no less obsessed with the City of Angels or their funk rock roots; the tube socks may have remained behind in a bygone era, but the Flea-driven attitude is here to stay. The band is playing a homecoming show at SoFi Stadium with support from two other locals, Beck and Thundercat.

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