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What's Happening in Los Angeles in 2024

by Mommy Frog on January 23, 2024
Los Angeles

In the City of Angels, some type of fun event or festivity is always taking place! From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the sandy beaches of Santa Monica, there is a plethora of interesting things to see and experience — including attractions, concerts, sports events and more! Here is a lineup of all of the noteworthy events hoppening in Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles area in 2024.

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What’s Happening Now in Los Angeles

Here is a list of major events happening now through February in Los Angeles:

Theme Parks

  • Lunar New Year at Disneyland Resort — (Jan. 23 - Feb. 18) The Lunar New Year celebration at Disneyland honors the lunisolar calendar observed by Asian cultures. Held annually, the festival offers authentic food, traditional performances and inspired Disney characters.
  • PEANUTS Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm (Jan. 27 - Feb. 25) Meet the whole PEANUTS crew during this family-friendly festival at Knott’s Berry Farm! Soak in special stage shows, meet and greets with the gang, foods themed after Snoopy and his pals and more animated fun!

Sports

NBA

Concerts & Live Events

  • Morrissey — (Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. PT) — Honda Center in Anaheim, CA

What's Happening in Los Angeles in Spring 2024

Here is a list of major events in February, March and April:

Theme Parks

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  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (March 1 - April 22) Enjoy an array of delectable food options from around the globe and world-class performances during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. Refine your palate by indulging in scrumptious food and wine offerings, special cooking seminars and other culinary experiences during the festival.
  • Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm (daily March 8 - April 7, weekends until April 28) — The boysenberry is a major part of Knott's Berry Farm’s history. Walter Knott was the first to commercially cultivate the boysenberry, selling the berries at his farm stand in 1932. During the Boysenberry Festival, Knott’s Culinary Team creates new dishes inspired by this juicy berry. Find an assortment of food, desserts and boysenberry-infused drinks there!
  • Season of the Force at Disneyland Resort (April 5 - June 2) Season of the Force at Disneyland highlights the legacy of the Star Wars franchise through May the Fourth celebrations, a special Hyperspace Mountain overlay, cosmically-themed food and more.
  • Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort (April 25 - Aug. 4)Pixar Fest is a celebration of joy, friendship and the magic of Disney Pixar films. The very first Pixar Fest launched on April 13, 2018, to celebrate the opening of Pixar Pier. In 2024, the festival is returning to honor the Pixar Place Hotel renovation — with a new parade and a revamped fireworks show!

Sports

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NBA

  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets (Feb. 8, 7 p.m. PT) The Los Angeles Lakers face off against the Denver Nuggets in a highly anticipated match at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Feb. 28, 7 p.m. PT) A rivalry as old as time, the two Los Angeles-native basketball teams will battle it out for the win.
  • While not a local event, the 2024 NBA All-Star Game will take place Feb. 18 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
  • The first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs will start on April 20.

NFL

NHL

MLS

MLB

  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels — (March 26, 6 p.m. PT) — The two Los Angeles-based MLB teams participate in Spring Training at Dodger Stadium before the MLB 2024 season begins March 28, 2024.

Concerts & Live Events

  • Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Ricky Martin — (Feb. 3, 7 p.m. PT) — Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
  • Gabriel Iglesias — (Feb. 14, 8 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA
  • Tool — (Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. PT) — Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
  • Madonna — (March 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 8:30 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA
  • Bad Bunny — (March 13-15, 8 p.m. PT) — Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
  • Mitski — (March 30, 8 p.m. PT) — Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA
  • Bruce Springsteen — (April 4, 7, 7:30 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA

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What's Happening in Los Angeles in Summer 2024

Here is a list of major events happening in May, June and July:

Theme Parks

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  • Revitalized Camp Snoopy Opens — (May 27) — During Memorial Day weekend, the reimagined Camp Snoopy area at Knott's Berry Farm will unveil six new acres of fun. Guests can expect three new rides, an immersive camping experience with the PEANUTS crew, and an upgrade of its existing attractions and entertainment.
  • Pride Month (June) — Revel in a sense of community unity by snacking on special rainbow foods, beverages and engaging entertainment offerings throughout Disneyland during June.
  • Ghost Town Alive!/Summer Nights (June 14-Sept. 2) A summer night at Knott’s so the liveliest part of the day. The park lights up with live bands, DJs and sparkling lights from Calico Square to Charleston Circle.
  • Fourth of July (July 4) There are so many ways to celebrate this patriotic holiday at theme parks in Los Angeles! Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott’s Berry Farm each feature their own original fireworks spectacular for this momentous day.

Sports

WNBA

  • Los Angeles Sparks v. Atlanta Dream — (May 15, 7 p.m. PT) — The LA Sparks will play its season opener against Atlanta Dream on the CSU Long Beach campus.
  • Los Angeles Sparks — (June 7 & 9, 7 p.m. PT) — At the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, the Sparks will have a thrilling weekend of games, including matches against the Dallas Wings and the Vegas Aces.

MLS

  • Los Angeles Galaxy v. Los Angeles FC — (July 4, 7:30 p.m. PT) — LA Galaxy will play host to its intercity rival LAFC at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA, the former home venue of the LA Galaxy.
  • While not a local event, the MLS All-Star Game will be held July 17 at Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH for the first time.

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MLB

  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox — (July 19 - 21) — These East and West Coast rivals will battle it out at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
  • While not a local event, the MLB All-Star Game will take place July 16 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX.

Concerts & Live Events

  • Netflix is a Joke Fest — (May 2, 12, 7:30 p.m.) — This compilation of comedians will feature over 300 events, covering everything from stand-up to sketch performances. Some headliners include Matt Rife, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, Kat Williams, David Letterman, Craig Robinson and Trevor Noah.
  • Melanie Martinez — (May 15, 7 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA
  • Zach Bryan — (June 2-4, 7 p.m. PT) — Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
  • Luke Combs (June 14, 15, 5:30 p.m. PT) — SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
  • Chris Stapleton — (June 26, 27, 7 p.m. PT) — Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
  • Foreigner & Styx (June 28, 6:30 p.m. PT) Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
  • Blink-182 (July 6, 7 p.m. PT) SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
  • The Rolling Stones (July 10, 13 p.m. PT) SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA

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What's Happening in Los Angeles in Fall 2024

Here is a list of major events in August, September and October:

Theme Parks

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  • Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort (Aug. 23-Oct. 31) Disneyland Park becomes abundant with hand-carved pumpkins during Halloween Time at the parks. Enjoy spooky decor and terrifyingly tasty treats and meet some of Disney's biggest villains — along with other favorite Disney characters — in their chilling costumes, of course!
  • Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure (select nights in September and October) Oogie Boogie Bash runs on select nights during Halloween Time. Hosted by the boogeyman from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" himself, Oogie Boogie, this separately ticketed after-hours party includes after-hours park access to treat trails, photo opportunities, rare characters and frightfully fun decor.
  • Knott’s Spooky Farm (Thursdays to Sundays, Sept. 26 - Oct. 31, plus Oct. 14) and Knott’s Scary Farm (Sept. 19 - Nov. 2) Since 1973, Knott’s has terrified visitors with its annual Halloween event. Brimming with eerie fog and monsters emerging from hidden corners, Knott's Scary Farm offers authentic scares in the form of themed scare zones and original mazes. Knott’s Spooky Farm, its family-friendly counterpart, offers themed shows, a costume cavalcade and more wicked fun perfect for kids!
  • Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood (select nights in September and October) One of the largest Halloween events in SocCal, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood allows guests to become immersed in iconic cinematic horror franchises! Encounter classic monsters, enter film-themed mazes, scare zones and a unique Terror Tram that enters the studio backlot. In the Wizarding World, the Death Eaters patrol Hogsmeade — dueling with guests.

Sports

MLS

Concerts & Live Events

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  • Foo Fighters (Aug. 9, 11, 7 p.m. PT) — BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
  • Alanis Morissette — (Aug. 10, 7 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA
  • Olivia Rodrigo — (Aug. 13-14, 16-17, 7:30 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA
  • Def Leppard & Journey (Aug. 25, 6 p.m. PT) — SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
  • Green Day — (Sept. 14, 6 p.m. PT) — SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
  • Pink — (Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. PT) — Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
  • Hozier — (Sept. 17, 18, 8 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA
  • Iron Maiden — (Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. PT) — Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA

What's Happening in Los Angeles in Winter 2024

Here is a list of major events in November, December and January 2025:

Theme Parks

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  • Holidays at Disneyland Resort (begins Nov. 15) — During the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, the parks transform into a winter wonderland filled with shimmering lights, dazzling shows and festive foods — marking one of the biggest Disneyland events of the year!
  • Knott’s Merry Farm (Nov. 22 - Jan. 5, 2025) Experience special holiday entertainment, including Snoopy's Night Before Christmas: Ice Show, during Knott’s Merry Farm! Peanuts characters roam around the park in their holiday best, jolly music plays and delicious treats are served around the park during this time of the year.
  • Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood (begins in November) Universal Studios Hollywood goes all out for the holidays! Catch colorful lights, bows, ornaments, zany trees and even a dusting of snow during the very Suess-ian celebration of Grinchmas. And in the wizarding world, you can experience even more magic by watching the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts.

Sports

MLS

  • The regular MLS season is due to conclude with Decision Day on Oct. 19, leading into the post-season playoffs. The 2024 MLS Cup Final is slated for Dec. 7.

Concerts & Live Events

  • Los Temerarios — (Dec. 7, 8 p.m. PT) — BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA

Are you planning on attending any of these exciting events this year? Share your plans in the comments below!

Related: Schedule of Disneyland Special Events

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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