Discovering our World

Travel, beauty, fashion, style and lifestyle blog by Ashley Liddle

Happening in August 2022 – Los Angeles and Orange County

August may signal summer’s home stretch, but that doesn’t mean the seasonal vibes need to end. Grab an ice cream cone, splash around in a swimming pool or dine outside – and make sure to follow our August events calendar for the best activities in LA and OC next month.

Getty 25 Festivals

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3635 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90008

Sat, Aug 13, 2022 – 11:00

Sun, Aug 14, 2022 – 11:00

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 – 11:00

Sun, Aug 28, 2022 – 11:00

Price: Free

The Getty Center turns 25 years young in 2022, and to celebrate the hilltop museum is hosting a series of free festivals across L.A. On most weekends this summer, the Getty will collaborate with a different local community partner on a two-day arts fair filled with music, workshops and food.

The lineup includes events in Inglewood (May 14, 15), Lincoln Heights (May 21, 22), Long Beach (June 4, 5), Koreatown (June 11, 12), Pacoima (June 25, 26), Reseda (July 9, 10), El Monte (July 16, 17), Wilmington (July 30, 31), Crenshaw (Aug 13, 14) and Watts (Aug 27, 28).

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Dress Codes

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

August 2 – August 31

Price: Included in admission ($14)

Blue jeans, plaid shirts, fringed jackets, aloha shirts, cowboy boots, China Poblana dresses: How we dress says so much about who we are and where we come from, so the Autry is hosting an exhibition about those six closet staples as defining pieces of Western dress.

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Dance DTLA

The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fri, Aug 5, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Fri, Aug 12, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Fri, Aug 26, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Price: Free

The Music Center offers a free, joyous mash-up of music and dancing all summer long, with different themes (K-pop, Bollywood and voguing, among them) and free dance lessons plus live DJ sets. Head to the Music Center plaza and join in the fun—no dance experience required.

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State Fair Los Angeles, the Official 2022 Summer Fair of LA

Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007

August 1 – August 20

Thurs/Fri 4pm-Midnight and Sat/Sun 11am-Midnight (last entry 10:30pm daily)

Price: $10

Free concerts/attractions, famous fair food, rides, stunt shows, and more. Included with your ticket, get ready for brand new unique fair experiences in our “Extreme Zone” with the Dominguez Extreme Circus (featuring the Wheel of Destiny and Human Canonball – shot over 50 feet!), live pop up music, Ivan the Comedian Juggler, 90 concerts from a wide range of themed tribute bands to award winning artists, xtremeDogs Stunt Shows, FMX Motocross and BMX stunt shows.  


Pageant of the Masters

Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651


August 1 – August 31

Opening hours: 8:30-10pm

Price: $35–$110

Life imitates art, literally: Classic paintings, statues and murals take on a new dimension as real people dress and pose to recreate original masterpieces—a trick popularized by vaudeville artiste Lolita Perine at the first festival in 1932. A professional orchestra, a narrator, intricate sets and theatrical lighting help bring the works to life at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. This year’s theme, “Wonderful World,” draws inspirations from ancient and modern distant lands.

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San Clemente Music Festival

Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672


Sunday, August 14, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Price: Free

A unique family-orientated event with continuous entertainment on three stages. Food booths, contests and games provided by non-profit organizations.