"Free" and "summer" go together like coffee and donuts, or ice cream and another scoop of ice cream. We Angelenos love spending time outdoors and saving a few bucks here and there. What better time to do both than during the summer? L.A. wears that summertime vibe all year long, but these free things to do, from concerts to movie screenings, really let us know that summer has arrived.
KCRW Summer Nights
Various locations, through Sept 23
Santa Monica Pier, Thu (weekly) June 22–Aug 17
Skirball Cultural Center Sunset Concerts
Skirball Cultural Center, Thu (weekly) July 27–Aug 31
Moonlight Movies on the Beach
Alfredo's Beach Club, Tue (weekly) June 15–Aug 22
Jazz at LACMA
LACMA, Fri (weekly) through Nov 24
Farmers Market Friday Night Music
The Original Farmers Market, Fri (weekly) through Sept 1
Dance Downtown + DJ Nights
Music Center, Fri (weekly) June 23–Sept 1
Off the 405
Getty Center, Sat (monthly) May 20–Aug 26
Friday Flights at the Getty
Getty Center, June 16, July 14, Aug 25
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Get excited for the season with our comprehensive roundup of fun events and things to do in the summer in Los Angeles, including the best beaches, sunniest spots for day drinking, seasonal things to do and more.