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Spend Time, Not Money at These 28 Free August Events in LA

From Moana on the beach to Matthew Morrison in Marina del Rey, spend time—not money—at these 28 free August events in LA.

Summer Jazz Nights August

August 1, 8, 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Hollywood & Highland Center

Hollywood & Highland hosts this weekly outdoor concert series featuring live music; this month will feature Josh Johnson (8/1) and Bria Skonberg (8/8).

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#NationalGirlfriendsDay w/Milk Jar Cookies


Call your girlfriends and head to Williams Sonoma for a free #NationalGirlfriendsDay party with Milk Jar Cookies and Le Grand Courtage bubbly.

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Sound Off Silent Disco

Sherman Oaks Galleria

Grab your wireless headphones and get your groove on for this choose-your-own-channel dance party in Sherman Oaks.

Free / RSVP

Snapback Noho

The Federal Bar

Get your nostalgia on and get your groove back at this Thursday-night old school hip hop and r&b throwback series in North Hollywood.

Free / RSVP

Society6 Art Quarterly Magazine Launch Party


The next issue of Society6's Art Quarterly magazine edition is being released, and they're is celebrating with food, drinks, music, and tons of great art for sale.

Free / RSVP

Amplifier Pop-Up Studio

Amplifier Pop-Up Studio

Stop into the activist design lab Amplifier's LA pop-up shop to pick up free art, share your American identity story, and explore the art of resistance from more than 100 U.S.-based artists.


August Concerts on the Redondo Pier

Thursdays & Saturdays, August 03-31, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Redondo Beach Pier

Bring a blanket and hit the pier for Thursday and Saturday night shows all month long, including performances by King Chris (8/3), Living Cover (8/17), and Like Zeppelin (8/26).

Free / RSVP

Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series

Burton Chace Park

Catch Matthew Morrison (8/3), Yo La Tengo (8/12), Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida (8/17), and Arturo Sandoval (8/26) live (and free!) by the water in Marina del Rey this August.

Free / RSVP

Launch of BOLD

August 03, 7:00 PM

Beverly Hills

Go BOLD for the launch of the month-long Beverly Hills Open Later Days, with fireworks, extended shopping hours, live entertainment, fashion influencer events, and restaurant specials.

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August 04, 11, 18 & 25, 4:00 PM


Every Friday this August, catch live shows from Tuxedo (8/4), Hanni El Khatib (8/11), Sinkane (8/18), and Quetzal (825) as part of the FIGat7th Downtown Festival.

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1LIFE Thank You Party

The Belasco Theater

The 4th annual 1LIFE Thank You Party returns with a six-hour solo set from DJ/Producer ALEXANDER at The Belasco Theater.


Marina Movie Nights

August 05, 19, 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Burton Chace Park

Bring the whole family along to Marina del Rey's Burton Chace Park for two August screenings: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (8/5) and Swiss Family Robinson (8/19).

Free / RSVP

Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market Picklefest

Beverly Hills Farmers Market

This August, get in a pickle with the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market's curated contest featuring two categories: "Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills" and “I Can Pickle That!"

Free / RSVP

Jerk Fest LA

UNION Night Club

Celebrate Jamaica's 55th Independence Celebration with this festival and dancehall party at UNION.

Free / RSVP

Whole Foods Market 365 Opening Preview

Whole Foods Market 365 Santa Monica

Get a first look at the new Whole Foods 365 in Santa Monica, with samples, a live DJ, and patio games.

Free / RSVP

Last Chance: Twilight Concerts

August 03, 10 & 17, 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Santa Monica Pier

The 2017 summer season of Twilight Concerts on the Santa Monica Pier wraps up with Mon Laferte (8/10) and Warpaint (8/17).

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Beach Movie Nights

August 11, 18 & 25, 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Dockweiler Youth Center

This month, Dockweiler Youth Center will showcase three family-friendly movies on the beach: Storks (8/11), Moana (8/18), and Kubo and The Two Strings (8/25).

Free / RSVP

Free Zumba w/Megan Matthews


Instructor Megan Matthews will lead this free Zumba fitness class at Athleta Santa Monica.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream: French Circus

Pour Vous

Channel your inner Marie Antoinette for an evening of costumes, live aerial and burlesque performances, absinthe, crepes, and even more magic at LA's most beautiful bar.


Summer Concerts in the Park: Ghost in the Machine

Chumash Park

Jam out to Ghost in the Machine, a tribute to The Police, as part of the Agoura Hills summer concert in the park series.


Red Bull Soapbox Race

August 20

Angels Point Road

Get your wiiings at Red Bull's build-your-own soapbox race, as the competition takes to Angels Point Road in Elysian Park for a day of competition, creativity, and (most importantly) fun.


Smorgasburg BBQ Day


Popup BBQ vendors take over ROW DTLA for this juicy edition of Smorgasburg.

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Resident DTLA

Funk, disco, and house beats meets Caribbean, Latin, and Afro rhythms at this live DTLA Afrolicious show.

Free / RSVP
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Reprise at the W Hotel Featuring Jimmy Warhol

W Hotel

The August edition of Reprise at the W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills will feature specialty cocktails, art by Jimmy Warhol, and a live performance by electro group Intergalactix.


So Balanced: SoSpa Re-Opening Party

So Spa Los Angeles

The grand re-opening of Sofitel Los Angeles' So Spa will feature cocktails and light bites as well as complimentary chair massages, hand treatments, skin consultations, and demos.


The Slurring Bee

The Virgil

It's time to get redemption for losing the middle school spelling bee in the final round—for $5, you get a mixed shot for every round you can correctly spell a word!


Nom Nom Paleo Author Talk & Signing

Vroman's Bookstore

Join Michelle Tam, the New York Times bestselling author of Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, for the launch of her brand new cookbook, Ready or Not!

Free / RSVP


Nile Cappello is obsessed with: words, cotton candy, Southern California and eating her way across the world. She’s an online and offline over-sharer, screenwriter, only child and total klutz. She’s an expert in LA coffee shops, iced tea varieties and uncovering compelling and unique true stories.

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