The 6 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

From apple picking to the final weekend of the L.A. County Fair, there’s plenty of good stuff to choose from

L.A. Film Festival 
September 20-28

Film Independent’s flagship event moves from summer to fall and brings some programmatic shifts with the seasonal swap: A new section of the festival focuses on VR and immersive storytelling. On top of that, catch select screenings at a new venue for the event, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Apple/Berry Picking
Dates Vary

Yeah, we know—it’s still a billion degrees outside. But don’t let that deter you from getting in the fall spirit. Make tracks for the U-Pick orchards at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen, grab an empty sack, and fill it with as much fresh produce as you have the patience to pluck. On your way out be sure to stop into the farm’s shop, where shelves are stocked with apple butter, pumpkin butter, fresh fruit pies, and all of the other seasonal treats you can handle.

September 21-23

Unleash your inner art hound at FIGat7th downtown, where eight locals showcase new works made for (yes, for) dogs. As is to be expected, furry pals are welcome; on Sunday, they’ll also have adoptable puppers on site.

Pasadena Greek Fest
September 21-23

Saint Anthony’s church hosts a Hellenic bacchanalia complete with gyros, baklava, live music, and folk dancing.

Unique L.A. September Residency at Platform
September 22 and 23

Unique L.A.’s markets are always full of amazing handmade items, but if you’ve ever felt iffy about paying a cover charge just to get in to check out the wares, this is your opportunity to get a free peek. Head over to Platform in Culver City to check out a slightly scaled-down version of the full Unique experience and outfit yourself with all of the crafty goods.

L.A. County Fair 
Through September 23

More than a million people roll through this 19-day celebration of gut-churning rides, midway games, and all things fried, and this weekend is your last chance to check it out. The theme this year is Route 66, so expect tributes to Main Street America with classic cars and candy shops.

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