Apex Estate Group Guide: Things to do in July
Our curated events and to-do’s for the month of July
Things to do in July: Tantalize Your Taste Buds.
You’ll definitely want to go to this event with an empty stomach. Over 200 food, drink, and alcohol vendors take part in the Santa Anita 626 Night Market. The Asian food market is the largest of its kind in the United States. This year’s grand opening will take place from July 3rd– 5th with subsequent market nights in August and September. Admission starts at $3, and prepare to stay late, as the market doesn’t close until 1 am.
Wines connoisseurs will really enjoy themselves at the 10th annual East LA Meets Napa event. There will be food from over 30 Mexican restaurants and wine from over 30 wineries at the July 17th event. Tickets are pricey at $150 for general admission and $300 for VIP, but the money goes to a good cause, as proceeds benefit local AltaMed clinics.
Things to do in July: Get Cultured.
Who wouldn’t want to celebrate their birthday in sunny SoCal? The Dalai Lama will kick off his 80th birthday July 3rd with festivities at the Honda Center, including performances and a talk on the Transformative Power of Creativity and Art. He will continue his celebrations at UC Irvine on July 6th and 7th by giving talks and participating in panels to discuss world issues. Each event is individually ticketed.
Celebrate The 4th
The 4th of July Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl are some of the best in Los Angeles. The three-day (July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) celebrations at the Bowl also include a performance by Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Tickets start at $17, and they are selling out fast.
This free event in Downtown is a great place to celebrate the 4th with the entire family. There will be food, DJs, singers, and a huge rooftop fireworks show starting at 9 pm.
Now in its 88th year, Americafest at the Rose Bowl is home to the largest fireworks display in all of SoCal. The event kicks off at 2 pm, and there will be tons of food and drink options to choose from. The kids will love the motorcycle stunts at 7 pm. Those are then followed by special musical performances by the Liverpool Legends and Ian Thomas. Finally, the fireworks show begins at 9 pm. Tickets start at $13, and active military and veterans get in for free.
Things to do in July: See Some Sports.
Check out America’s biggest pro-surfing competition July 25th– August 2nd. Athletes come from all over the world to participate in the Vans sponsored event, which also includes skateboarding and BMX biking. The beach gets very packed, but anyone is welcome to put down a towel in the sand and watch the show.
Over 7,000 children and adults will participate in this year’s Special Olympics. Opening games begin at the Coliseum July 25th with performances by Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, Cody Simpson, and more, and the competition continues until August 2nd. Tickets for the opening ceremony begin at $40, while the rest of the games are free to watch.