Things to do in Downtown LA this Month

Let us help you curate your month with some of the coolest events around.

There’s always something to do in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!

Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this month in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.

August 6 – LA County Fair POP-UP Fair at Grand Park

All Day || Free


The LA County Fair is hosting a “POP-Up” to celebrate the official announcement of this year’s LA County Day on August 6th at Grand Park in Downtown. The pop-up fair is to celebrate the announcement of LA County Day on Sunday Sept. 1. On this day, LA County residents can enjoy the fair with reduced admission prices and exciting programming.  

Admission, Ferris Wheel ride and games at the “Pop-Up” Fair will be free of charge to the attending public, and Fairgoers will get a chance to try some Fair food. For more information, visit


August 8 – Crafting & Cocktails | “Succulent Sculptures”

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm || $10 || Gulp Sushi, Figat7th

Join Makers Mess for a Succulent Sculpture workshop! Choose from an abundance of succulents to create an arty sculptural arrangement inside a mini wooden box. Crafters can leave their creations rustic or customize the exterior with graphic paints. 100% of your $10 ticket price goes to support Downtown Art Walk.Cocktails, craft beers, and more available for purchase from a Gulp cocktail server.

August 9 – Travesuras Reggaeton Party!

10:00 pm – 2:00 am || Free || Globe Theatre

Dress to impress and join the party people DTLA at the Reggaeton inspired Travesuras party!

The state-of-the-art Globe Theatre will be home to one of the best parties in LA. Special Guest DJ’s and surprises will be happening all night. 

RSVP For FREE entrance before 11PM. Early arrival strongly suggested. (rest of tickets at the door)

Line starts at 9PM

For birthday celebrations or table service text ‘Travesuras Globe Bottle Service’ to 818.216.1594

August 10 – Cartwheel Art Tours: “Underground LA

Explore the city’s “underground” past ranging from famous Prohibition-era murders to the famous speakeasy haunts frequented by the Hollywood elite.

This experience includes a few stops under the busy streets of Los Angeles to discover a century-old tunnel and speakeasies, alongside more modern interpretations of the city’s hidden watering holes.

Reserve your spot here.

August 10 – Bae Watch Pool Party

Noon till Late || $15 || The LA Grand Hotel

Throw on your best summer fashion and head over to the LA Grand Hotel for one of the summer’s hottest party’s: Bae Watch Pool Party!

Special Guest DJ’s will be spinning all day, while tasty bites and drinks will be served up for your poolside consumption. 

Get your tickets for this once-in-a-summertime event here!

August 10 – Chinatown Summer Nights

5pm to Midnight || Chinatown Central Plaza || Free

Chinatown Summer Nights Dtla

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer.

Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

August 14 – Black Fire Sessions at The Broad

8pm to 11pm || The Broad Museum || $25

The Broad’s Black Fire Sessions, which celebrates Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, starts with a performance by legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, in collaboration with harpist Jacqueline Kerrod in the lobby of the museum. Kelsey Lu will offer her pensive, soulful vocals, and sensual cello, and Jimetta Rose will conduct an a cappella jazz choir before reappearing with a trio of musicians to show her powerful lyrics and vocal styling. Beans will perform his recent politically-charged rhymes and fractured new school narratives. Maurice Harris will stage a durational intervention in the Soul of a Nation galleries throughout the event.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

August 22 – Missy N’ Friendz

7:00pm – 2:00am || Free || Broadway Bar

Calling all fly girls and party people! MISSY N FRIENDZ is a night paying homage to one of the queens of hip hop – Missy Elliott – and her friends: Timbaland, Lil Kim, Aaliyah, Eve, Fatman Scoop – and much more!

A top-notch DJ line-up will be playing all your favorite ratchet throwbacks – so get ready to PUT THAT THING DOWN, FLIP IT, AND REVERSE IT!

August 25 – LATINAFest 2019

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm || $10 || La Plaza de Arte y Cultura


LATINAFest brings together thousands of women, eager to engage and network with Latinas from a variety of industries– Entertainment, Culinary, Financial, Beauty and Spas, Entrepreneurs and more — all sharing their experiences, skills, and wisdom.

Over 100 Latina entrepreneurial vendors will be offering everything from clothing, Jewelry, sweets, shoes, hats, cultural clothing and wares, handwriting analysis, financial information, treatments and massages.

LATINATalk sessions, including presentations by inspirational Latina leaders and spoken word poets will be presented onstage.

And don’t forget the Cocktail Garden for refreshing spirits prepared by Illegal Mezcal.

For more info and tickets click here.