Los Angeles is one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Even frequent visitors and longtime residents who are familiar with L.A. can always discover something new in this exciting metropolis. Read on to find out the latest attractions, greatest events and new hotel openings taking place in Los Angeles. How many of these must-sees will you scratch off your bucket list this year?
After four years of planning supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will begin on Sept. 15, 2017 in more than 70 cultural institutions throughout Southern California. The unprecedented collaboration will offer the public hundreds of concurrent exhibitions, programs and events on the subject of Latin American and Latino art, presented for four months in institutions ranging from community-based cultural organizations and university art galleries to the region’s biggest museums. Participating organizations, many working with partners in Latin America, are spread across Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs.
Highlights of L.A.’s annual multicultural festivals include the 118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown, the 28th annual Fiesta Broadway in Downtown L.A. (April 30), the Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Little Tokyo (Aug. 19-27), and the Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival and Simon Rodia Jazz Festival (Sept. 30 & Oct. 1).
West Hollywood is home to Southern California’s largest LGBT community, and is the site of the annual Gay Pride parade (June 2017), as well as the Halloween Costume Carnaval, the largest Halloween street party in the world.
The holidays in Los Angeles are unlike any other city, with numerous outdoor ice skating rinks, dazzling light displays, the Hollywood Christmas Parade and the L.A. County Holiday Celebration.