Top Choice Music in Greater Palm Springs

Coachella Music & Arts Festival

Held at Indio’s Empire Polo Club over two weekends in April, this is one of the hottest indie-music festivals of its kind featuring major headliners and the stars of tomorrow. Get tickets early or forget about it.
Top Choice Performing Arts in Laguna Beach

Pageant of the Masters

Hey, did that painting just move? Welcome to the Pageant of the Masters, in which elaborately costumed humans step into painstaking re-creations of famous paintings on an outdoor stage. The pageant began in 1933 as …
Top Choice Culture in Santa Barbara

Old Spanish Days Fiesta

The entire city fills up for this long-running – if slightly overblown – festival celebrating Santa Barbara’s Spanish and Mexican colonial heritage. Festivities include outdoor bazaars and food markets, live music, …
Top Choice Festival in Santa Barbara

Summer Solstice Celebration

Kicking off summer, this wildly popular and wacky float parade down State St feels like something out of Burning Man. Live music, kids' activities, food stands, a wine-and-beer garden and an arts-and-craft show happ…
Parade in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Tournament of Roses Parade

Presented annually since 1890, this parade along Colorado Blvd through downtown Pasadena calls itself 'America's New Year Celebration.' The highlight: masterfully decorated floats covered entirely with flowers and p…
Convention in San Diego

Comic-Con International

America’s largest event for collectors of comic, pop-culture and movie memorabilia has gone from geek chic to trendmaker.
Food & Drink in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights


This weekly, hipster-chic, open-air food fest originated in Brooklyn, but it's held there only half the year since Brooklyn's weather, well, kinda sucks the other half. Sunny DTLA to the rescue, with this year-round…
Christmas in Newport Beach

Christmas Boat Parade

The week before Christmas brings thousands of spectators to Newport Harbor to watch a century-old tradition. The 2½-hour parade of up to 150 boats, including some fancy multi-million-dollar yachts all decked out wit…
Art in Laguna Beach

Festival of Arts

A two-month celebration of original artwork in almost all its forms. About 140 exhibitors display works ranging from paintings and hand-crafted furniture to scrimshaw. Plus there are kid-friendly art workshops and l…
Cultural in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Aloud LA

Give your mind a workout with Aloud, a much-loved literary series of regular conversations, readings and performances featuring respected authors, artists and scholars. Run by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, …