The Best Events & Things to Do This April in Los Angeles | April 2024

Spring has sprung in Los Angeles and if you, like me, are not going to down to Coachella to see Lana del Rey and No Doubt this April, you may be wondering just what special events and things to do are going on in Los Angeles proper during this spectactular, sunny month. Well, lucky for us all, good times are on the forecast, and we’ve compiled the best events happening all over town. From literary enthusiasts to art aficionados and outdoor enthusiasts alike, there’s something for everyone to revel in. Kicking off the month is The Other Art Fair, a rebellious yet inclusive gathering of independent artists and art lovers at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from April 4th to 7th. Then, bookworms unite at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 20th and 21st at USC/Exposition Park, where literary giants grace the stages and bookshelves overflow with treasures. Later this month, on April 21st, CicLAvia transforms Venice Blvd into a car-free haven, inviting residents and visitors to explore 5.75 miles of open streets connecting Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach. While these events shine brightly on April’s calendar, there’s a plethora of other happenings awaiting discovery in the City of Angels.

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The Other Art Fair
April 4 – 7
Barker Hangar in Santa Monica
When the art world as we knew it went one way, The Other Art Fair went the other. Where elitism is the norm, The Other Art Fair dared to deviate. Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either. This year, The Other Art Fair’s created something different, and they want you to experience it. They combine affordable and original artworks and 140 independent artists with immersive installations, performances, DJs – and a fully stocked bar. At The Other Art Fair, art is for everyone. Opening reception is this Thursday, April 4. So why not do something impulsive, get excited, and revel in the creativity? You belong here.

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CicLAvia – Venice Blvd
presented by Metro
Sunday, April 21; 9am-4pm
5.75-Miles of Open Streets Connecting Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach
Come experience car-free open streets at CicLAvia’s 51st event on Sunday, April 21; between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy this unique pop-up park for the day, whether walking, jogging, biking, roller skating, or simply spectating – any people-powered way. CicLAvia – Venice Blvd connects Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach, for all ages and abilities to enjoy the 5.75-mile temporary park. Always free, CicLAvia participants just show up anywhere along the route at any time to enjoy the open streets and to take the time to explore the westside of the Venice Blvd corridor. CicLAvia – Venice Blvd includes four (4) Hubs filled with plenty of activities and programs along the route. Hubs are walking zones (mandatory bike dismounts) and meeting points along the route with the Venice Beach Hub located at Windward Circle; Mar Vista Hub located on Venice Blvd near Beethoven St;  Palms Hub located on Venice Blvd near Huron Ave; and the National Hub located on Venice Blvd west of National Blvd. Hubs offer family-friendly activities, restrooms, free water refilling stations, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid. Free pedicab rides are available at each information booth. Use the CicLAvia digital map to plan which businesses, local gems, activities along the route, and Hubs to check out during the event.

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Bob Baker Day 2024
Sunday, April 21
Los Angeles State Historic Park
In celebration of the late Bob Baker, the namesake puppet theater hosts this annual celebration at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The free fest, which runs from 10am to 5pm, features puppet performances throughout the day, plus an assortment of crafts and activities that typically includes everything from bubbles to balloons to music.

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Pizza City Fest Los Angeles
Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28
Pizza City Fest offers a stellar lineup of Southern California’s best pizza makers in one location, giving fans the unique opportunity to taste, see live demos, and attend panel discussions with culinary experts over two days at L.A. LIVE.


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