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Even with our perpetually pristine weather, June in Los Angeles is something to celebrate. The nights are longer, the weekends feel freer and the Los Angeles events and activities in June are abundant.

Find more things to do with the LosAngeles.com Events Calendar.

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  • Sunbathing and Cocktail Hour at LA's Beach Hotels

    Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu, Palos Verdes

    After a day of tanning and swimming at some of LA’s world-famous beaches, beach goers can retreat to a nearby hotel for outdoor cocktails and appetizers as the sun sets. If afternoon turns into late night (as they tend to do quite effortlessly in the summer), these LA beach hotels provide luxurious accommodations and amenities that can serve as a home away from home.

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  • Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration

    Anaheim

    Disneyland kicked off their 60th Anniversary celebration with a 24-hour event in May. The fun continues with their new fireworks show on Main Street and the “Paint the Night” parade during which 1.5 million LED lights are attached to floats and dancers. Summer is a popular time to visit the park because getting drenched on Splash Mountain and Grizzly River Run is a welcome refreshment.

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  • Newport Landing Whale Watching Tour

    Newport Beach

    At any given time of year, whales can be found off the coast of Southern California. In June, the warmer weather makes whale watching tours that much more enjoyable. Newport Landing Whale Watching Tours have recently spotted the rarely seen Fin Whale, Blue Whales, Sei Whales and thousands of common dolphins.

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  • Electric Bike Tour of Santa Monica Farmers Market

    Santa Monica

    The most summery fruits and vegetables can be found at the farmers markets in June. From juicy berries to bold cherries to succulent stone fruits (like peaches), the season’s brightest and most flavorful produce can be found at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Three-hour private tours guide visitors on electric bikes from Santa Monica’s Main Street to the farmers market where a feast of fruits, juices, pastries and other artisanal delights await.

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  • June 6: Make Music Pasadena

    Pasadena

    Pasadena’s lively music culture will be on display on its historic streets at Make Music Pasadena on June 6. The all day, all ages festival spans eight major stages in addition to art galleries, dance studios, coffee shops and even bus stops. The majority of the venues are within a mile of one another so walking and exploring is the best way to get the most thorough experience of the festival.

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  • June 10-18: LA Film Fest

    Downtown

    While Hollywood is the epicenter of movie filming and production, LA Film Fest (at downtown’s LA Live theater from June 10-18) is where those films are shown and enjoyed by the public. Topics of films range from those of a political nature, such as #BlackLifeBlackProtest, and documentaries, like Be Here Now, the Andy Whitfield Story, to fantasy and fiction.

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  • June 11-28: Hollywood Fringe Festival

    Hollywood

    Over three dozen restaurants, theatres and studios around Hollywood will host live shows during the Hollywood Fringe Festival, held from June 11-28. As LA’s largest celebration of performing arts, the festival is an uncensored platform for anyone that has a creative vision to share. Performances range from comedy and cabaret to musicals and dance. Tickets are sold for individual shows.

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  • June 12-14: LA Pride

    West Hollywood

    Already in its 45th year, West Hollywood’s LA Pride is the world’s first pride parade. The three-day event taking place June 12-14 features live performances by Kesha and Wrabel (an LA native and Huffington Post’s “Artist to Watch”), the annual Dyke March, a Trans Party and Latino Carnivale. The Transgender Social boasts an entertainment lineup of comedians, DJs, dancers and the cast of Transparent.

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  • June 20-21: Pasadena Chalk Festival

    Pasadena

    This June, Pasadena is a destination for arts and entertainment. In addition to the Make Music Pasadena festival, the city will host the Pasadena Chalk Festival on June 20-21. Bringing together over 600 artists from all over Southern California, the festival is an experiment in temporary, yet breathtaking art. Last year’s 20th anniversary event drew a crowd of over 120,000 people and once it was over, the art was washed away, with no trace left.

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  • Theater Under the Stars

    Grand Park

    Cornerstone Theater Company will bring their performing arts to the outdoors this June with their Theater Under the Stars showing of California: The Tempest at Grand Park. The play is Alison Carey’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, and takes the characters and Californians from across the state on a journey to find the commonality in our diverse communities.

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  • June 20: 45th Annual Beastly Ball

    LA Zoo

    The wildest party in all the animal kingdom, LA Zoo’s Beastly Ball opens up the grounds after hours on June 20 for a night of music, food and silent auctions. Even the gorillas and elephants are part of the fun, as the animal exhibits are open for party guests to view. Each year, the monetary contributions collected from the ball are used to fund the zoo’s public education, exhibit improvement and local and global wildlife conservation projects.

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  • June 26: Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

    Hollywood Bowl

    The Hollywood Bowl season kicks off on June 20 with a fireworks show and a performance by the 1970s band Journey. It’s a season that highlights the classics, with the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long playing on June 26 for the film’s 50th anniversary and the Back to the Future In Concert on June 30, during which the movie will play on the big screen and the LA Phil will perform Alan Silvestri’s score live.

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