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Apex Estate Group Guide: Things to do in August

Our curated events and to-do’s for the month of August


Things to do in August: Entertain Your Ears…

Hard Summer

Hard Summer is back this year with their best line up yet. Ravers and music aficionados alike will not want to miss a second of the two-day festival. Almost 50 acts will play on Saturday, August 1st including DJs Dillon Francis and Porter Robinson along with hip-hop acts Schoolboy Q, Rae Sremmurd, and headliner The Weeknd. Almost another 50 acts will play on Sunday, August 2nd including DJ Mustard, Chromeo, RL Grime, and headliners Diplo and Skrillex as their collaboration, Jack U. Tickets are sold out on the website, but there’s still a ton available on Stubhub.

Splash House

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Splash House

Splash House brings the Vegas pool party scene to Southern California. The Palm Springs event taking place August 8th-9th includes an amazing pool party with tons of good looking people, huge floaties, and DJ sets from over 45 acts. You can choose to buy a general admission ticket for the whole weekend for $115, or there are also packages that include hotel stays.

FYF Fest

Taking place in Downtown LA, FYF Fest is a hipster paradise. The two-day festival, August 22nd-23rd, features performances by indie acts Bloc Party, Belle & Sebastian, FKA Twigs, and Frank Ocean. Single day tickets are all sold out, but there are still two day and VIP tickets available.

Things to do in August: Laugh Till You Cry…

Burbank Comedy Festival

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burbank comedy

Get your laugh on with 6 days of hilarious performances during the Burbank Comedy Festival. Starting August 16th-22nd, the headlining comedians are Adam Corolla, Tom Green, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Kel Mitchell of Kenan & Kel fame. There will also be plenty of opportunities to see upcoming comedians through the events open mics and panels. This is also a great festival to check out if you’re thinking of getting into the comedy scene. There will be classes and tons of industry professionals on hand. You can buy individual tickets to each event or get a pass for the whole festival.

Things to do in August: Soak In The End Of Summer…

Lakeside Lounge

You’ll feel like you’re back at summer camp at the Lakeside Lounge event at Descanso Gardens. On Wednesday, August 12th and Wednesday August 19th the gardens will throw a retro style camp party with food, games, crafts, music, and since you aren’t a kid anymore, beer. The event is free to the public.

KCRW Summer Nights

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kcrw summer nights

Summer always goes by way too fast. August 22nd marks the end of this year’s KCRW Summer nights. Come out one last time to this free event and grab a craft beer, eat some food truck delicacies, and dance the night away.

Moonlight Movies On The Beach

Another summer favorite that is coming to an end for the year is Long Beach’s Moonlight Movies On The Beach. The free movie screenings brought to you by Alfredo’s Beach Club will end on August 27th. Don’t forget folding chairs and a blanket when you check out the last of their movies including Frozen, Jaws, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


What’s your favorite August event? Let me know in the comments below.


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