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Labor Day Weekend in DTLA

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As you carry on your search for the finest studio apartments in Los Angeles, don’t forget to plan ahead for the eventual downtime you’ll be getting on occasions like Labor Day. The “worker’s holiday” is coming up faster than you might expect, and you’ll want to be plenty prepared for all of the fabulous festivities.

This year, Labor Day Weekend will take place over September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. In DTLA, this will be marked by various goings-on around the district, all of which will grant a perfect send off for the summer months. Which events are these, exactly? How can you make the most of your time and squeeze the maximum amount of fun out of the weekend? Those are exactly the sort of questions we’ll be answering today, so read on as we dive into what you should be keeping your eye on for Labor Day 2018.

What’s on the Books for Labor Day 2018?

Like we mentioned, downtown, and indeed the whole of Los Angeles, are going to be brimming with excitement. The fun will range from the rather customary club crawls to fabulous festivals and everything in between.

The 626 Night Market

The 626 Night Market bills itself as the “biggest part of the summer,” and the food, games, art, shopping, and wild performances lend plenty of credence to their claim. The Asian food market of particular note, and TimeOut remarks that you’ll do well to come “hungry and caffeinated” to make the most of everything they have to offer. Sunday,

September 2nd happens to be the final weekend the Night Market will be doing its thing this summer, so if you want to make it part of your Labor Day itinerary, you’ve picked the appropriate date to do so. Just get yourself up to Santa Anita Park anytime from 4:00PM to 12:00AM to enjoy the festivities.

LA Times The Taste

This event isn’t just for foodies, but foodies will certainly be able to get their fill at LA Times The Taste. Taking place on the Paramount Studios back lot, this Labor Day Weekend extravaganza promises all manner of food and wine for you to sample while “various LA Times editors and writers host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail.”

Just remember this is one of those events that you’ll need to have a ticket for, so be sure to snag some in advance of the weekend. Those prices will range from $95 to $165, but the cost of admission will be well worth it.

Fiesta Hermosa

Who doesn’t like the beach? On Labor day, especially, a trip out to the Pacific Ocean sounds like just what the doctor ordered, no? You can have your beach visit if you check out Fiesta Hermosa, over at — you guessed it — Hermosa Beach. This annual event has been going strong since 1972, and this year promises to be another delight.

Whether you choose to check out the stalls and purchase some of what the many vendors in attendance have to offer, sample to fine food and drinks, listen to the sounds of the musical entertainment, or just take a dip in the ocean, this three day celebration will not disappoint.

Cinecon Classic Film Festival

Do you love old movies? Do you enjoy festival atmospheres? Then Cinecon might be just the thing you need this Labor Day Weekend. Taking place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, this “lesser-known” festival is actually in its 54th year of existence. There will, of course, be plenty of classic films on display, along with movie memorabilia and everything else the old-school film aficionado will need to feel right at home amongst like-minded company.

Tailgate Fest

If you want to get a little bit country this Labor Day Weekend, then Tailgate Fest will be the destination for you. This is the first ever for Tailgate Fest, which will be taking place at The Forum in Inglewood on September 1st, featuring the likes of Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, David Nail, Jana Kramer, Parmalee, Randy Houser and Eric Paslay.

This is the festival to head to if you love both live country music and tailgating, and, in addition to all the great music, you’ll be able to enjoy a truck show and some honky tonk dancing to boot. What could possibly be better?

Made in LA Music & Arts Festival

So maybe you want just a bit more diversity in your Labor Day Weekend music lineup? If so, you should probably check out the Made in LA Music & Arts Festival, taking place at Golden Road Brewing on September 1st and 2nd. The festival promises a stacked musical roster, which includes Saint Motel, Dorothy, Andre Power, DâM-FunK, J Rocc and DUCKWRTH.

In addition to all that, there will be plenty of food (courtesy of LA’s best food trucks), drinks (including specialty beer) and cultural enrichment to go around. Ticket proceeds, you’ll be happy to know, will go to benefit ArtShareLA.

LA Fleet Week

Labor Day festivities scarcely get more spectacular than LA Fleet Week. This celebration of our nation’s Sea Services will be taking place at the LA Waterfront, as it does every year, and will feature ship tours, military displays, equipment demonstrations, live music, and more. Did we mention that most everything here is going to be free? You’ll have to pay for admission to the battleship museums, but beyond that, gaining access to this fun event won’t cost you a thing.

Fun Like This is What Being at the Best Studio Apartments of Los Angeles Is All About

Not just any apartment communities can put you close to this much action, though. When you’ve got a place at Atelier, though, the likelihood of amazing DTLA-happenings being right within your vicinity goes through the roof.

It helps that this elegant complex is right in the heart of one of downtown’s most happening neighborhoods. It’s also a plus that the spacious living arrangements and modern building amenities enhance the already phenomenal experience of living here. Be sure to check out everything that Atelier has to offer and make it your first choice for a downtown studio apartment like no other.