Fun Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is coming up! This three-day holiday is your well-deserved reward for all the hard work you do – and marks the transition from summer to the busy fall days ahead. Take a break and celebrate! From patriotic ceremonies to pulsating dance parties, immersive art exhibitions, music under the stars, and festive foodie events, LA offers a profusion of fun things to do this Labor Day Weekend!

The Music Center Plaza Grand Opening

135 N Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Music Center Plaza with free events, featuring art-making, musical performances, food and festivities throughout Labor Day weekend! All are welcome as The Music Center Plaza becomes a fun, casual hangout on a long holiday weekend. The newly renovated space will be transformed into a giant backyard party filled with games and activities, splashing in The Music Center fountain, great food and more. Watch the Los Angeles Dodgers live on giant LED screens and Abernethy’s first five emerging chefs will be on hand, preparing and selling their individual versions of backyard bites and treats.

Ice Cream Alley at Smorgasburg

ROW DTLA

777 S. Alameda St.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Keep your cool this Labor Day weekend at Ice Cream Alley at Smorgasburg LA, hosted by ROW DTLA. This chill event features all of LA’s best ice cream and sweet treat purveyors, including a rotating crew of special popup vendors like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Sweet Rose Creamery, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Blast Ice Cream, Afters Ice Cream, and Madame Shugah (all vegan).

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

The Broad

221 S. Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. Soul of a Nation explores how social justice movements, as well as stylistic evolutions in visual art (such as Minimalism and abstraction), were powerfully expressed in the work of artists. Featuring the work of more than 60 influential artists and including vibrant paintings, powerful sculptures, street photography, murals, and more, this landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

CALIFORNIA SOL Rooftop Party

Ace Hotel DTLA

929 South Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Motown On Mondays LA crew celebrates Labor Day in style with a special daytime rooftop soirée. Soak in the California sunshine, beautiful view of Los Angeles, and some feel good soulful vibes provided by the MOM LA Players (and special guests), to keep you dancing all day to sunset. The “Upstairs” bar will be serving up a fine selection of craft cocktails, draft beers, and gourmet bites to keep your thirst and hunger satisfied! For those looking to sunbathe and/or take a dip, the rooftop pool deck will be available for your pleasure as well.

LA Fleet Week

Los Angeles World Cruise Center

600 N. Harbor Blvd

San Pedro, CA 90731

LA Fleet Week® is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles over the extended Labor Day Weekend. Free to the public, the event features active duty ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, STEM Expo for kids of all ages, and the annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day 5.3-mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

Labor Day Weekend @The Reserve

650 South Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014

The Reserve is kicking off your Labor Day with a banger! Once filled with the riches of the wealthiest Angelenos of the 1920s, the modern day Reserve continues the tradition of excellence and sophistication by giving old school elegance a new school flair. From the unique location, to handcrafted cocktails, and alluring ambiance, The Reserve offers a wide range of luxuries in an intimate setting. Free before 11pm. For Bottle Service Reservations: Call/Text 213.716.9400 or Email at hospitality@thelareserve.com

Mimosa Mondays L.A. – Labor Day Edition

District 7 Bar & Lounge

555 West 7th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Mimosa Mondays may be the most effective cure for your chronic case of post-holiday Manic Mondays. Every three day holiday weekend, The Alumni Group presents Mimosa Mondays — a brunch day party and happy hour that is the perfect end to your 3-day weekend! Have one last hurrah before you head back to that grind on Tuesday. For just $25, you can add bottomless brunch cocktails, including an array of mimosas, to your brunch entree.

88/11 Labor Day Party

Exchange LA

618 S. Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange, Exchange LA pays homage to its rich and opulent Art Deco past. After nearly two years of delicate renovations and retrofitting, Exchange LA opened as a vibrant venue that not only functions as a nightclub, but also as an event space for award shows, premiere parties, corporate events, fashion shows, film shoots and charity galas. Featuring multiple rooms, seven full service bars, state of the art lighting, sound, and a colossal LED screen display, this ornate venue sits in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ booming art and entertainment scene.

LA Times The Taste

Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot

783 N. Van Ness St.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Aug 30 – Sept 1 This Labor Day weekend, join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city’s rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California’s most inspired food and drink. 21 and over only. Your ticket is all-inclusive and is good for unlimited food, beer, wine & spirits tastings, plus all stage activities.

Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Aug 30 – Sept 1 John Williams’ history with the Hollywood Bowl is legendary. This year, our beloved master of cinematic scores introduces a memorable evening of his movie music to be conducted by his colleague and friend, maestro David Newman, including some selections performed with film clips. An unforgettable concert you won’t want to miss!