Fireworks at Battleship IOWA during L.A. Fleet Week

The Guide to L.A. Fleet Week at the L.A. Waterfront

08/31/2017

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L.A. Fleet Week® is a celebration of U.S. armed forces at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. The four-day festival will host active military ships along the L.A. Waterfront and feature public ship tours, military exhibits, aerial demos, live music and entertainment, food and fireworks, educational programs, and more.

Metro Bike Share at Battleship IOWA

The Best Labor Day Weekend Events in Los Angeles

08/21/2017

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Celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. In Los Angeles, the three-day holiday weekend is packed with great events across the city. From concerts to festivals, parties and college football, read on for our guide to the best events happening in L.A. on Labor Day Weekend.

CicLAvia Culver City Meets Venice 2017

Top 10 Things You Need to Do in L.A. Before Summer Ends

07/27/2017

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Los Angeles is the home of the "Endless Summer," but with Labor Day fast approaching that means some of the city's most popular summertime activities are winding down. Not to worry, though - there's still plenty to do this month. From concerts to cultural festivals and sporting events, our guide will help you make the most of the final weeks of summer.

Wake Up, Girls! live at Anime Expo

L.A. Loves Anime!

06/27/2017

Liz Ohanesian

On Fourth of July weekend, Anime Expo takes over the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown L.A. The annual celebration of Japanese entertainment and pop culture has exploded in popularity in recent years, drawing tens of thousands of guests to check out watch the latest anime, shop for merchandise and dress up as their favorite characters.

This year, Anime Expo will feature a host of special guests, including Final Fantasy creator Sakaguchi, popular cosplayer Stella Chuu and musical duo Angela, who has provided the theme songs for multiple anime series. WIth its massive exhibit hall, eclectic programming and events that go into the night, the convention schedule itself will keep you on your toes. Sometimes you have to get out of the crowd and explore the rest of Los Angeles. Read on for 10 things to do during the 2017 Anime Expo.

Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Los Angeles

05/03/2017

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The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is presenting special events across Los Angeles in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This celebration honors the people rooted in the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim and the vast Asian continent. The history, culture, and traditions of this region enrich our city and the many Angelenos who trace their origins from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands.

Read on for highlights of the numerous festivals, musical events, theatrical performances, films, poetry readings, and cultural activities taking place in neighborhoods throughout the city. For the full calendar of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events, visit the DCA website.

Rendering of "Follow the Sun," the City of Los Angeles float in the 128th Rose Parade

Top Olympians & Paralympians to Ride City of Los Angeles & LA 2024 “Follow the Sun” Float in 128th Rose Parade

12/31/2016

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The landmark Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will stand tall at the front of the float, with a flame burning atop its cauldron, as L.A.'s new Olympic logo - LA 2024’s Angel - flies high above the Coliseum's famed peristyle. Framed by stylized sculptures of Los Angeles’ signature palm trees, the Coliseum is flanked by stunning floral arrangements made up of Bird of Paradise flowers, the official flower of Los Angeles. And in celebration of L.A.'s diverse recreational activities, breathtaking landscapes and scenic coastline, live beach volleyball will take place at the float’s center, surrounded by floral illustrations of crystalline crashing waves. At the rear of the float will be L.A.’s biggest star, a larger-than-life sculpture of the setting sun.

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said, "On behalf of LA 2024, we are honored to participate in the City of Los Angeles' float for the 128th Rose Parade. The Rose Parade is the perfect stage to show the world our city's enthusiasm and passion for the Olympic Movement. Our float reflects the City of Angels' trademark optimism, innovation and creativity that LA 2024 intends to harness to deliver a New Games for a new era."

“From our world-class venues, natural beauty and endless sunshine, the City of L.A. float in the 128th Rose Parade brings to life the myriad treasures that make Los Angeles a premier vacation destination and the ideal city to host the greatest global sports event in 2024,” said Don Skeoch, chief marketing officer of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “The destination continues to mesmerize more than 45 million annual visitors with only-in-L.A experiences.” The float draws its inspiration from the 128th Rose Parade theme, “Echoes of Success," celebrating achievements that are made possible by the example and guidance of others. In keeping with this theme, LA 2024 Athletes’ Commission Members and Olympic Champions Janet Evans, Greg Louganis and Allyson Felix are Grand Marshals of the Tournament of Roses.

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