10 Amazing Things To Do In Downtown LA This Month

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Things To Do Downtown LA August 2017


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Things To Do Downtown LA August 2017



August 4, 11,18, 25

FIGFest; FIGAt7th

Jumpstart your weekend every Friday with good tunes, good friends and good times. The Downtown LA festival returns this summer to FIGat7th. The venue will transform itself into an intimate music setting with live performances ranging from pop, rock, soul, American roots and alternative artists.

August 20

Red Bull Soapbox Race; Angels Point Road In Elysian Park

Hang on to your imaginary OMG bar as you watch LA’s most innovative and creative teams race each other against the clock in a downhill race. This exclusive non-motorized racing event challenges both amateur and experienced racers alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete down the twists-and-turns of Angels Point Road In Elysian Park. My heart is already racing thinking about it.


August 6, 13, 27

Beats & Brunch; Mas Malo 

Drink bottomless mimosas and sangrias as you listen to sweet vinyl sets during Sunday brunch at Mas Malo. This event takes place every Sunday (except August 20th) from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. On August 20th a Mariachi band will play during brunch versus a full vinyl set.


August 24

Boardgames & BBQ; Horse Thief BBQ

Things To Do Downtown LA August 2017

The Biggest Game Night In DTLA  Is Back.  Featuring Beer Pong, GIANT Jenga, GIANT Connect Four, Corn Hole, And TONS of Games Like Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly, Scrabble and More.




August 26

LA Taco Festival; Grand Park

Eat for a cause at Downtown LA’s Taco Festival.  This seventh annual event is also a fundraiser with all proceeds going towards housing solutions for homeless youth. Now that’s something to taco about! Now you can taste some of the best tacos this city has to offer as you help raise money for our homeless youth. housing solutions for homeless youth. Now that’s something to taco about! Tacos and fundraising money for our homeless youth.

August 27

GINCity; Greenbar Distillery

Tour the distillery, sample gin cocktails, enjoy live entertainment and explore installations plus more at Greenber Distillery. There will also be food trucks on site for those looking to get a bite. Things to note: this event is open to the public but space is limited. Be sure to RSVP for timed entry via the red “GINCity” link above.

Find more things to do in our August 2017 events calendar.


August 19-26

2017 Nisei Week; Little Tokyo

Prepare yourself for a week full of fun and free festivities as Nisei Week celebrates their 77th anniversary. The Japanese Festival is a week when the streets of Little Tokyo come alive with food, culture, arts, and entertainment. Great for friends and family. You won’t want to miss out.

August 26

Sundance NEXT Fest; Theatre At The Ace Hotel

Watch some of the most buzzed about movies and short films at Sundance NEXT FEST. Proceedings include a 25th anniversary screening of Quentin Tarantino’s landmark film Reservoir Dogs and an in-person presentation of Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Leadership Award to both Tarantino and Dee Rees. Live renowned and up-and-coming acts like Lizzo will be paired with each feature. Next door, there will be free food, drinks, snacks, and games happening throughout the night (for when you need a breather).

August 26, 27

DTLA Proud Festival; Pershing Square

Life it up and get ready for a fun weekend celebrating local queer culture, art, history and entertainment. Festival highlights include Summertramp alongside a music stage and pop up water park. Pershing Square will play host to over 40 local restaurants, retail and community booths, food trucks, and live art installations.

Find more things to do in our August 2017 events calendar.


August 18

Bossladies Summer Dance Party; The Unique Space

Blow off some steam, break a sweat, or break a leg at the first annual Bossladies Summer Dance Party with Queue DJ at The Unique Space. Tickets include free drinks, four hours of dancing and live performances. Get ready to get down. All are welcome.

August 19

Daedulus Grooves For COLA20; Grand Performances

Celebrate 20 years of the City’s (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship Program with a free performance by Daedulus and musical friends. Watch them reinvent the music of Björk, Goldie, James Blake, and many more of the electronic variety.

Want more? Then be sure to check out Happening In DTLA’s Events Calendar for updates on exciting things happening in the city throughout the month of August.

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