The last hurrah of summer is upon us. How can this be? While the light nights, warm temps and cool vibes may have limited days, that just means pumpkin spice latte’s and a winter wonderland (if you call LA that, that is!) is approaching. In the meantime, though, you have one more chance to bust out the white and get ready for a long weekend over Labor Day. We have rounded up some of our picks for a Labor Day to remember in Downtown Los Angeles, and beyond. Read on and decide where you will be at.

LA TIMES THE TASTE

The ultimate LA experience, LA Times’ The Taste brings winos and foodies from all over the country (if not world) to the Paramount back lot for a Labor Day weekend of some of the best food and wine L.A. has to offer. You will get the opportunity to hob nob with some of LA Times’ head honchos from their Food department (photo opps with food critic, Jonathan Gold, anyone?) to dozens of tastings from eateries around the city. The weekend rounds out with a “Sunday Block Party”, followed by a colorful “Flavors of L.A.” cooking event. In addition, various LA Times editors and writers will host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail. One pass will get you all of these privileges, and you are sure to leave in a glorious Los Angeles food coma!

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

Get your Labor Day party started at Downtown LA’s The Bloc when they get several food trucks pulling up and setting up shop from 11am to 2pm. Perfect to get you in the spirit for the long weekend before the grind ends!

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB

This may just have our vote as best way to spend your Labor Day weekend while staying close to Downtown Los Angeles. Rooftop Cinema Club hosts their famous summer outdoor movie nights at Downtown LA’s Level (wait til you see the view). Over Labor Day weekend, cruise on over and arrive early for food and drinks and just to soak in the views while you await to screen classics like Pulp Fiction (9-1), Reservoir Dogs (9-2) and Casablanca (9-5).

FREE MUSIC at THE ACE HOTEL

Another fantastic option for staying local to Downtown Los Angeles while getting your Labor Day on is definitely over at The Ace Hotel. From Friday through Sunday, check out the sounds of DJ’s like Booby Trap creator and DJ Kim Anh as they host Yowsah. An event that is open to all who love and live to dance. On Sunday, dance to the sounds of DJ sets from special guests DJs Francesca Harding and Tomi Tribe, hosted by Chief Boima and Nora Rahimian, who will bring an international flare to LA.

Psst, did we mention these sets are free?!
There’s also fun to be had on the outskirts of LA like at the LA County Fair and Knotts Berry Farm, but, we think you will be busy keeping up more locally. Let us know where you at on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!