Seeing the Rose Parade in Los Angeles can be a bit of an event. Though the Rose Parade started out with modest beginnings, since 1890, things have changed quite a bit. Originally designed to draw attention to the splendor of California, you can say the event was a success; nowadays, over a million people annually show up to witness all the events that surround the Rose Parade (now called the Tournament of Roses) which includes all events leading up to and extending after the Rose Parade and effectively filling Pasadena to capacity.
Category: Festivals & Events
December 21, 2012
Finally! The holiday season is upon us and while the temperature drops and bit and the rains beckon off the coast, we’re all looking with anticipatory eyes and baited breath the advent of a new year. So with so many things happening in Los Angeles at every other point in the year, what is there to do in LA on New Years? Plenty, my friend. Plenty.
December 7, 2012
While Los Angeles is known for being the city of angels and for its near-incessant sunshine, come Christmastime, this large metropolitan city definitely gets into the spirit of things. While you might be visiting and expecting nothing by palm trees and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, forget the pool parties and get out and see the town that now rivals New York for merry Christmas events. Great for families and singles alike, there’s something for everyone when it’s Christmas in Los Angeles.
October 12, 2012
Ok, so come on. What better city in the world to be in for this holiday? Some nameless shire in Transylvania maybe, but considering this is the home of the silver-screen, big budget movies, and all the high-dollar slasher films you could ever want to shake a bloody fist at, Los Angeles is home to the good times come All Hallows’ Eve.
January 11, 2012
One hundred and thirteen years ago, the Chinese community that populated Los Angeles decided that they too would like to join in the annual New Year Celebration parade. Their contribution of dancers and dragon floats were such a hit that they were asked to come again next year, and every year following, thus establishing this highly-regarded century-old tradition.
Nowadays, over 100,000 visitors attend the annual Chinese New Year Parade in Los Angeles and it is routinely hailed by locals as one of the most anticipated events of the year.
December 29, 2011
Los Angeles is one of the most exciting and happening places to be. And come New Year’s Eve the statement is, if anything, all the more accurate. The diverse array of people, the center of the film industry, the boom of recording studios and beautiful people make this never-small city by the sea an amazing place to ring in the New Year.
October 7, 2011
It might seem like Halloween is a long time coming yet, but for an event like the Fourth Annual Zombie Walk of Long Beach, how can there be such a thing as too much notice? Zombies taking over Long Beach? Zombie flavored cocktails? A flash-mob of Thriller dancers? Basically, it runs down like this: If you find yourself in Los Angeles on October 29th, find yourself down on Long Beach’s Pine Avenue and play Halloween two days early this year.
September 13, 2011
Starting this Saturday, September 17th, Bike Week is upon Eastern Los Angeles. Hailing from Daytona Beach origins, this two-wheeling festival of fixed gears and motorcycles has proven to be a bit of a zoo. With that in mind, and the unfortunate increase in motorcycle accidents, the community decided to get together and do something about it. And lo and behold, ArtCycle was born.
August 12, 2011
So you’re visiting Los Angeles and you have the inkling to go out. Where to? What club? You’ve heard all about the Los Angeles club scene and know it’s going to be a bit of a production and you want a production. You want a fun time. You want a time you’ll write to your friends about and say, “Whoah. That was one for the record books. Granted I remember it all correctly….”
August 8, 2011
So it’s been said that witches are a bad thing. No surprise there. Bring up Wicca and we’re reminded of early Salem and being burned at the stake. The fear The Blair Witch Project struck into the hearts of millions of Americans took a good couple of months to shake off. But still, all witches aren’t bad. There was the White Witch, after all.