Los Angeles Calendar of Events – September 2017

Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off, Carnival and Fair   Sept. 1-4
Event features chili (Chili Cook-off is Sat/Sun 11am to 6pm), carnival, fair, live entertainment, silent auction, food for sale, vendors, etc.
Time/Place: Fri 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 11am-10pm, Mon 11am-6pm / Civic Center Way and Stuart Ranch Road
Contact: www.malibukiwanischilicookoff.com


LA County Fair   Sept. 1-24
One of the largest event in Southern California, the LA County Fair features live concerts, delicious fair food, thrilling carnival rides, art museum, exhibits and a petting zoo.
Time/Place: Pomona Fairgrounds
Contact: 909-623-3111 / www.lacountyfair.com


The Lions Club of Montebello Charities Foundation: Rummage Sale   Sept. 2
Have items to donate? Donations welcome – drop off – Friday, September 1st (same location). Please, no large appliances or large pieces of furniture. All proceeds will benefit our Scholarship Fund.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Montebello Senior Center: 115 South Taylor Ave.
Contact: 909-598-0554 / www.montebellochamber.org


New Blues Festival   Sept. 2-3
The best music, food and good times will roll into Long Beach this Labor Day Weekend.
Time/Place: 10am-8pm / El Dorado Park, Long Beach
Contact: www.newbluesfestival.com


Long Beach Greek Festival  Sept. 2-4
Our members work very hard to bring you a fun filled weekend full of Authentic Greek Food, Homemade Greek Sweets, Greek Dancing, Greek Music and most important our beautiful Church.
Time/Place: 12pm / Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
Contact: 562-494-8929 / www.lbgreekfest.org


Fiesta Hermosa   Sept. 2-4
Southern California’s largest arts and crafts festival featuring more than 300 vendors and welcoming over 100,000 regional residents. The family-friendly event includes live music, carnival rides, an enormous variety of food and beverages alongside painters, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters and jewelers.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Hermosa Beach: Pier Plaza
Contact: www.fiestahermosa.net


Burbank International Film Festival   Sept. 6-10
Includes local and international independent films including many world premieres. The schedule includes sections for shorts, women filmmakers, student films, sci-fi and iconic anniversary screenings as well as Oscar category feature films.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.  
Contact: www.burbankfilmfest.org


Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo   Sept. 7-9
A leading international tradition in the coin, currency, stamp and collectibles industry since 1964. The Expo has recently been represented by sports cards, autographs and memorabilia as well.
Time/Place: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Contact: 562-436-3661 / www.longbeachexpo.com


Covina Police Awards Luncheon   Sept. 8
HONORING: Police Officer of the Year, Professional Staff of the Year, Volunteer of the Year. Sponsoring an officer is your chance to say “THANK YOU”.
Time/Place: 11:30am-1pm / Covina Field District  
Contact: www.covina.org


Tournament Players Club End of Summer Art Festival   Sept. 8-9
This exhibition is not juried, but please bring your best art pieces. This is a great art audience to tap for our work. The normal 25% Sales commission for SCAA applies.
Time/Place: Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-8pm / TPC Golf Course, Valencia  
Contact: 661-313-5216 / www.santaclaritaartists.org


The Original Lobster Festival   Sept. 8-10
Music, dancing, tasty eats, VIP lounge, souvenir e-photo, arts & crafts booth, Live Sports Tent, adult beverages, Karaoke Lounge and live band. Animal Variety Show, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Games and Inflatable Bounces for the kids.
Time/Place: Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach
Contact: 562-495-5959 / www.originallobsterfestival.com


Pomona Citywide Yard Sale   Sept. 8-10
It’s true that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Items for sale must be used goods or wares of a household nature (from your household) and not purchased elsewhere for resale.
Contact: 909-620-2374 / www.ci.pomona.ca.us


Celebrate America on the Blvd   Sept. 9
The City’s salute to those who have served and those currently serving our country. Live music, classic car show, tribute revues, pie eating contest, Americana memorabilia and fun activities.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Lancaster BLVD  
Contact: www.cityoflancasterca.org


South El Monte Community Bike Ride   Sept. 9
Join the City Council on a bike ride around the City. Please bring your bike and helmet to partake in an eight mile bike ride. Bike Rides are recommended for ages 10 and older.
Time/Place: 8:30am / Community Center: 1530 Central Ave.
Contact: 626-579-2043 / www.ci.south-el-monte.ca.us


Women’s Business Expo   Sept. 9
$10 admission fee – Includes swag bag of goodies, continental breakfast, lunch, professional head shots and workshops.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Duarte Senior Center: 1610 Huntington Drive
Contact: 626-357-3333 / www.accessduarte.com


Clean Air Car Show & Green Living Expo   Sept. 10
Are you a resident who owns an alternative fuel vehicle that you’d like to show off the day of the event?
Time/Place: 10:30am-2:30pm / Garfield Park, South Pasadena
Contact: 626-403-7200 / www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us


Calabasas Film Festival   Sept. 13-17
Showcases major film premieres, student films, documentaries and top quality film selections from all genres that are guaranteed to entertain.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.   
Contact: 818-963-8801 / www.calabasasfilmfestival.com


Montebello ArtFest   Sept. 16
Come enjoy a full day of Art/Culture/Live music/Food trucks/Drawings/Giveaways/Workshops/Car show/Mural installations and more! All free for the communities and surrounding cities.
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Montebello City Park
Contact: www.keepingtheculturealive.com/art-fest


International Food & Music Festival   Sept. 16
The event will feature local restaurants, food trucks, festival attractions, three stages featuring live entertainment, family fun zone, photo booth area and beer garden.
Time/Place: 4-11pm / Downtown Downey
Contact: 562-904-7238 / www.downeyca.org


Latino Expo   Sept. 16
Looking for a great way to gain exposure in the Latino market? Exhibit at this year’s Latino Expo at the Panorama Mall! Enjoy entertainment all day long while you introduce your business directly to consumers.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / 8401 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City
Contact: 818-989-0300 / www.sanfernandovalleychamber.com


Monrovia Station Beer, Wine & Music Fest   Sept. 16
Celebrating craft beer, wine sampling & live music.
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Monrovia Station Square Park
Contact: 626-358-1159 / www.monroviacc.com


Fireball Tim’s Wheels & Waves  Sept. 17
Auto enthusiasts will show their collections and the entire community can join in to experience eye-catching automotive inspiration. Families, kids, and guests of all ages are invited to enjoy vintage, exotic, and rare cars of all types.
Time/Place: 7-9am / Malibu Country Mart  
Contact: www.fireballtim.com


550 Squad Club Golf Tournament   Sept. 18
This tournament is being held in memory of the brace officers from our area office who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Hacienda Golf Club, La Habra Heights
Contact: 562-868-0503 / www.regionalchambersgv.com


AV Greek Festival   Sept. 22-24
Make this year your time to visit a little part of Greece, right here in the AV. Enjoy delicious sweets, grilled Greek lamb or chicken, gyros, live entertainment, dancers, Greek cooking demos, door prizes, raffles and much more.
Time/Place: Helenic Center: 43404 30th St. W, Lancaster
Contact: www.avgreekfest.com


WAM Block Party   Sept. 23
The Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club is hosting the second annual Westchester Arts & Music (aka WAM) Block Party — a FREE day-long celebration filled with live music and dance, art, food and socializing.
Time/Place: 10am-8pm / Emerson Avenue Comm. Garden, Westchester
Contact: 310-641-8556 / www.wamblockparty.org


Lawndale Jazz & Blues Festival   Sept. 23
Food available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen. Canopies, umbrellas, and other portable shade equipment must be located in the canopy zone or be taken down once the festival begins.
Time/Place: 11am / Jane Addams Park: 15114 Firmona Ave.
Contact: 310-973-3200 / www.lawndalecity.org


River Rally   Sept. 23
This fun but important event brings hundreds of community members together to help preserve and protect the Santa Clara River—one of the last natural river systems in So Cal.  
Time/Place: 8-11am / 18386 Soledad Canyon Rd.
Contact: 661-250-3708 / www.greensantaclarita.com


Boys & Girls Club of Whittier’s Gala Auction   Sept. 23
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the Club! Silent auction with dinner and live auction to follow.
Time/Place: 5:30-9pm / Friendly Hills Country Club, Whittier
Contact: 562-945-3787 / www.bgcw.org


Frida Fest – Art & Music Festival   Sept. 23
The event, named in honor of the artist Frida Kahlo, will include a dance, art exhibit, and musical performances. The event will be ticketed, however open to the public.
Time/Place: 1-6pm / Plummer Park – Fiesta Hall: 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
Contact: www.lprojectla.org


Taste of the Region & Business Expo   Sept. 27
This event will showcase the best of the region’s cuisine, culture, and commerce.
Time/Place: 4:30-7:30pm / Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Contact: 562-467-0800 / www.CerritosTaste.com


Children’s Advocacy Center Annual Gala   Sept. 28
“Be a Hero for Children” The Gala is a highlighted fundraising effort so the CAC may continue to serve children who have been abused and/or witnessed acts of violence.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / 100 E. Old Badillo St, #C3, Covina
Contact: 626-331-6700 / www.childrensadvocacyctr.org


Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor   Sept. 28-Nov. 1
Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join our cast of ghouls, spirits, and undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / The Queen Mary, Long Beach
Contact: 877-342-0738 / www.thequeenmary.com


Super Mixer 2017   Sept. 29
Come out to celebrate at the biggest mixer in the Palmdale Area! Join The Palmdale, Hispanic, African American Chambers, Team Referral Network & Ventura Graphix for a fun filled night of vendors, prizes, food & drinks!
Time/Place: 6-7pm / 39115 Trade Center Dr.
Contact: 661-273-3232 / www.palmdalechamber.org


Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix   Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Experience the thrill as professional go-kart drivers from across the country go head-to-head on the streets of downtown Lancaster, California at breakneck speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Street party Friday and Saturday.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 661-723-6085 / www.streetsoflancaster.com


Assistance League’s Pre-Holiday Craft and Vendor Boutique   Sept. 30
30 vendors providing handmade quilts, unique jewelry, hats, custom aprons, women’s defense products, decorator items, fleece throws, pet items, children’s items, Pampered Chef wares, gourmet spices and more.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Summit Clubhouse, Valencia
Contact: 661-255-1991 / www.assistanceleaguesantaclarita.org

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