Here’s a list of free events in LA for an ultimate September pick-me-up.

15th Annual Redondo Pier Chalk Art Festival

September 09, 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Redondo Pier

Help transform the concrete canvas of Redondo Beach Pier into a chalk-decorated masterpiece (and compete for prizes!) at this 15th annual all-ages family festival.


Woofstock Summer Bash

September 09, 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Middle Block Of Third Street Promenade

It’s a day for the dogs—and their human BFFs—at this Healthy Spot pet-friendly promenade party with live music, contests, airbrush tattoos, pawdicures, adoptions, giveaways, and even more.


PST: LA/LA Launch Party

September 14, 12:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Grand Park LA

This all-day party in DTLA’s Grand Park will feature live Latin music and performances, interactive exhibits and demonstrations, plus drinks and themed food trucks.


Open Arts & Music Festival

September 16, 2:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Alex Theatre

Bring the whole family along for live music performances, public art installations, and kids programming at this free festival in Glendale.


Pool Party at Aloft

September 16, 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Aloft El Segundo – Los Angeles Airport

Jam out to live music, splurge on bottle service, or save on food and drink specials at this Aloft El Segundo pool party, featuring beers from Angel City Brewery and cocktails from Cutwater Spirits.

Radical Women Exhibit Opening

September 16, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Hammer Museum

Be the first to check out the Hammer Museum’s newest exhibit, Radical Women, at this opening party with late-night viewings, live music, DJ sets, and more.


Bill Esparza: L.A. Mexicano

September 17, 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Downtown Central Library

Hear from Bill Esparza, recent winner of a James Beard award for his coverage of the L.A. taco scene, as he discusses his new book L.A. Mexicano, a celebration of Mexican cooking in Los Angeles.


Sunday Sessions Gets Deep

September 17, 2:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Grand Park

Celebrate 18 years of DEEP-LA at this all-ages event (with a 21+ cocktail garden) bringing the local house music community together for a day of live sets in Grand Park.


Reading: ‘Nausea’ by Sartre

September 23, 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Hauser & Wirth

DTLA’s Hauser & Wirth hosts this reading of Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Nausea.”


Westchester Arts & Music Block Party

September 23, 10:00 AM — 8:00 PM

Emerson Avenue Community Garden

This all day celebration will close down the street and open up the garden for tours, art activities, and a diverse mix of music and dance performances, vendors, and food trucks.

2nd Annual Next Night

September 23, 6:00 PM — 11:00 PM

South Beverly Drive

Come Saturday night, South Beverly Drive is shutting down and turning up with live music, food trucks, restaurant specials, a beer and wine garden, pop-up shops and more.


Chalk It Out

September 24, 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

The California African American Museum

To celebrate Gary Simmons’ new lobby artwork, Exposition Park’s California African American Museum is opening up its grounds for an afternoon of chalk drawing for all skill levels.


Abbot Kinney Festival

September 24, 10:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Show Venice some love at the 33rd annual Abbot Kinney Festival, returning for 2017 with three stages of live music, three beer gardens, and more than 300 exhibitors and vendors.

Jaws of Love Live

September 26, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Amoeba Music

Former Local Natives vocalist and songwriter Kelcey Ayer is stepping out on his own with his solo act Jaws of Love. Head to Amoeba Hollywood for an exclusive live performance and signing.