Naomi Hartman & Leah Brenner
Plan Your Labor Day Weekend
Updated: Dec 18, 2018
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. In Los Angeles, the three-day holiday weekend is packed with great events. In case you haven't planned anything yet, see if you can find something fun to do from these events we've chosen:
OUTDOOR MOVIES (AUG. 31 - SEPT. 3, 2018)
Movie fans can enjoy outdoor movies across L.A. throughout Labor Day Weekend. Rooftop Cinema Club offers two locations: LEVEL in Downtown L.A. is screening "Grease: 40th Anniversary" on Friday, Aug. 31 and "Avengers: Infinity War" on Saturday, Sept. 1; Rooftop Cinema's new Hollywood venue, Neuehouse is screening "The Greatest Showman" and "A Quiet Place" on Aug. 31; "Isle of Dogs" and "Moonrise Kingdom" on Sept. 1; "Kill Bill Vol. 1" and "L.A. Confidential" on Sunday, Sept. 2; and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Anchorman" on Monday, Sept. 3.
Other screenings: Street Food Cinema - "The Wizard of Oz" at Griffith Park and "The Wedding Singer" at Will Rogers State Park (Sept. 2); Eat|See|Hear - "Selena" at The Autry (Sept. 1); Cinespia- "Beverly Hills Cop" (Sept. 1) and "Now and Then" (Sept. 2) at Hollywood Forever; and Melrose Rooftop Theatre - "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Sept. 2) and "Black Panther" (Sept. 3).
DODGERS VS. DIAMONDBACKS + DODGERS VS. METS (AUG. 30-SEPT. 3, 2018)
The Dodgers host division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three-game stand Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Highlights include a Sand Globe promo on Thursday, Friday Night Fireworks, and a Silent Auction on Saturday. On Labor Day, the Dodgers take on the Mets, featuring a Coca-Cola Cooler Bag promo. More information
JURASSIC PARK® - THE RIDE GOES EXTINCT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (SEPT. 3, 2018)
Labor Day Weekend is your last chance to experience Jurassic Park® - The Ride before it goes extinct on Monday, Sept. 3! The ride is making way for an all-new Jurassic World attraction that's opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2019. Originally opened in June 1996, the thrilling river raft adventure is based on Jurassic Park, the blockbuster 1993 Steven Spielberg movie and 1990 novel by Michael Crichton. After encountering dinosaurs in their natural habitat, guests escape a life-sized T-rex when their raft plunges to safety - at the time, the 84-foot drop was the largest theme park water descent ever built.
JOHN WILLIAMS: MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES 40TH ANNIVERSARY - HOLLYWOOD BOWL (AUG. 31 - SEPT. 2, 2018)
Continuing a beloved L.A. concert tradition, Academy Award-winning composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his Bowl debut and conduct many of his greatest moments of cinematic music magic. A selection of clips will be shown on the big screen. More information
L.A. COUNTY FAIR (OPENS AUG. 31, 2018)
Opening on Aug. 31, the L.A. County Fair is hitting the Mother Road with this year's theme: "Get Your Kicks," named in honor of the famed Route 66. The historic "Main Street of America" connected Chicago to L.A. and right to the gates of the L.A. County Fair, which is uniquely situated just off Route 66 in San Bernardino. The Get Your Kicks on Route 66 attraction replicates iconic sites from the 2,448-mile trek, featuring famous landmarks like the world’s largest rocking chair, the Cadillac Ranch, and the Wigwam Motel. At a recreation of the historic Mt. Baldy Drive-In, guests can enjoy a vintage movie while snacking on popcorn and old-fashioned candy. The mini road trip ends at a replica of the Santa Monica Pier, complete with seaside snack shacks and aerial entertainment. The Route 66 value menu will feature $6.60 meals and classic Fair/Route 66 food items at each concession stand. Perennial Fair favorites include the carnival, the End of Summer Concert Series, farm animals, food, shopping and more. All attractions, except for the Carnival and reserved seats to concerts, are included with the price of admission. For tickets and concert schedule, visit lacountyfair.com.
LA FLEET WEEK - PORT OF LOS ANGELES (AUG. 31 - SEPT. 3, 2018)
Now in its third year, LA Fleet Week® is a multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles over Labor Day Weekend. Free to the public, the event features public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft flyovers, a 100 Years of Navy in Hollywood Film Festival, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge, LA Fleet Week 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament, and a Galley Wars culinary competition between Sailor, Marine & Coast Guard teams. For the complete schedule, visit the LA Fleet Week website.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!