Apex Estate Group Guide: Things to do in September
Our curated events and to-do’s for the month of September
Things to do in September: Eat well…
Grab the whole family and head down to the LA County Fair September 2nd-25th. There are tons of activities for kids including rides, carnival games, and petting zoos. Adults will love the wine classes and concerts. Performing acts include Vanilla Ice, Blondie, and Iggy Azalea. While all this stuff is fantastic, what we really love about the fair is the food. Deep fried apple pie on a stick, deep fried hot sauce, and the bacon wrapped deep fried pickles are a few of our must-try items. Tickets are free for children under six, start at $8 for older kids, and $14 for adults.
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Sample the best food and drinks that LA has to offer at the LA Times event, The Taste. The three-day Labor Day weekend event will take place at Paramount Studios and feature unlimited food and drinks from over 40 of Southern California’s best restaurants. There will also be panels, wine seminars, and cooking and mixology demonstrations. Participating restaurants include Citizen, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, and Mr. Chow’s. There are morning and evening sessions each day, and session tickets begin at $100.
The Original Lobster Fest is back for it’s 20th year September 9th-11th. There will, of course, be plenty of fresh Maine lobster, but there will also be a large food court (with other non lobster options), bar, children’s stage, dance floor, and lobster photo booth. Presale tickets for the Long Beach event start at $13, but tickets will also be available at the door for $15.
Things to do in September: Treat your ears…
EDMers won’t want to miss Nocturnal Wonderland this Labor Day weekend. The sick DJ lineup includes Bassnectar, the Bingo Players, Chromeo, and Laidback Luke. Be sure to check out each of the four stages for four totally different experiences. There will also be unique art installations and talented dancers at the San Bernadino event. General admission is available for each day starting at $114, or you can get a 3-day general admission pass for $284. VIP tickets and cabanas are available as well.
The city of Alhambra is stepping up their game with their first ever Main Street music festival. MainFest will take place September 10th and feature the headlining “Safe and Sound” duo, Capital Cities. The festival is a great opportunity to also try out some of the local Alhambra restaurants, bars, and food trucks. Advanced general admission tickets start at $30, and advanced VIP tickets start at $50.
Even though we don’t normally include San Diego events on our lists, the Kaaboo lineup is so good that we had to make an exception. There is literally something for everyone with musical performances by Fall Out Boy, Aerosmith, Ludacris, Steve Aoki, and tons more, comedians including Sarah Silverman, Dana Carvey, and Cheech and Chong, chefs like Michael Fiorelli, and lots of art installations. Tickets for the September 16th-18th festival can be purchased for individual days or as a three-day pass. They start at $119.
Things to do in September: Help a good cause…
Sample delicious food and drinks all while supporting the fight against children’s cancer. Alexandra “Alex” Scott started her lemonade stand when she was just 4 years old to help raise money for children will cancer, like herself. Alex raised over $1 million before she, tragically, succumbed to her illness in 2004. However, her legacy lives on at the September 10th LA Love’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand event. Participating chefs come from restaurants all over LA including The Spotted Pig, Providence, Republique, and CUT. Tickets start at $194 and go toward childhood cancer research.
What’s your favorite September event? Let me know in the comments below.