With perfect weather, gorgeous terrains and plenty of local talent, Los Angeles is the ideal environment for live summer entertainment. The sprawling city is doing summer entertaining right with numerous outdoor activities ranging from family-friendly fairs to free pier concerts to an annual crawfish fest. Check out some of the best L.A. summer events below.
Festivals and outdoor concerts: Practically carved into the hills, the Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre and John Anson Ford Amphitheater are just a few of L.A.'s iconic outdoor venues presenting A-list talent this summer.
Free family events: Fairs, festivals, dragon boats and more; revelers of all ages will be entertained by the city's numerous free family-oriented events.
Free concerts: Whether you prefer you're music beachside or with a panoramic view, there are numerous free shows spread throughout the city featuring some of today's (and tomorrow's) biggest stars.