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10 Best Things to Do in LA in April (2024)

California wildflower poppies blooming in April in Los Angeles hills

Find the latest hidden gems & local favs for April in Los Angeles including: new places to eat, incredible festivals, and beautiful wildflower blooms.

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(Things to Do in LA in April)

📍 Location: 1391 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

🗓️ Dates: Tues-Thurs 6PM-10:30PM, Fri-Sat 6PM-12AM, Sun 6PM-10:30PM

💰 Price: $

Button Mash is a restaurant with a built-in arcade in Echo Park, Los Angeles that offers a small but diverse Pan-Asian bar menu, and Estrano Chef Diego Argoti has found a new home inside of Button Mash with his new menu, Poltergeist. The Poltergeist restaurant menu sticks to Button Mash’s Pan-Asian feel, with options like Thai Cesar Salad, Vegan Green Curry Bucatino, Duck Leg Bubble Waffle (as featured in the image above), and more. If you’re looking for unique things to do in Los Angeles in April, the Poltergeist at Button Mash is worth a visit.

🪄 Insider Tip: Try Poltergeist's unique dessert: "Squash Blossom Olive Oil Cake."

📍 Location: 6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406

🗓️ Dates: Monday-Thursday 9:30PM-12PM, 1PM-3:30PM

💰 Price: FREE

The Japanese Garden in the midst of San Fernando Valley, California is one of the most beautiful things to do in LA in April. This peaceful and modern oasis is a 6.5 acre garden, which is composed of three different gardens in one. The Japanese Garden LA can be enjoyed by anyone during any of the four seasons, but visiting in April is such a gorgeous time to check out spring’s newly blossoming flowers.

🪄 Insider Tip: The Japanese Garden is low-key famous. Scenes from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Bruce Almighty were filmed here.

📍 Location: 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

🗓️ Dates: April 27th-28th

💰 Price: $125+

If you’re looking for a delicious food festival in Los Angeles, you can put the Pizza City Fest at the top of your list for things to do in April. This two-day festival at L.A. LIVE offers a lineup of some of Southern California’s best pizza chef’s for attendees to taste pizza, experience live demonstrations, and watch panel discussions with experts from the food industry. There are general admission ticket options as well as VIP options on the website.

🪄 Insider Tip: Want to make better pizza at home? Chef Daniel Holzman of LA's famous Danny Boys restaurant, will be speaking on "How to Rev Up Your Home Pizza Game".

📍 Location: Varies Per Show

🗓️ Dates: April 5th-22nd

💰 Price: Varies Per Show

For those who aren’t sure, Goldenvoice is a massive Los Angeles concert company responsible for the organization of Coachella Music Festival as well as many other concerts and events throughout LA. This year, Goldenvoice is hosting a “Goldenvoice Presents April” event, aka "Localchella," which has an April 2024 events calendar on their website full of exciting performers

🪄 Insider Tip: Blur at Fox.

📍 Location: 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster, CA 93536

🗓️ Dates: All-Year, Sunrise to Sunset

💰 Price: FREE

If you’re a tourist and you’re not entirely sure what to do in LA in April, you really can’t go wrong with exploring some natural parks and nature reserves. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve located in Lancaster, California is full of wildflowers that create a beautiful color scheme that can change on a day-to-day basis, depending on different factors like weather, but visitors can expect to see a massive amount of orange wildflowers that will simply take your breath away. The Reserve includes eight miles of trails, where guests can hike, explore, or just sit and watch all the various types of wildlife roam throughout the reserve, such as lizards, snakes, coyotes, and more.

🪄 Insider Tip: Peak viewing period is usually late March to early April.

📍 Location: 24151 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

🗓️ Dates: April 20th-21st

💰 Price: FREE, VIP $100

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, LA County’s main western music festival, will take place at William S. Hart Regional Park with over 15 live music performances, western swing dancing, vintage vendors, and other types of western festivities such as hatchet throwing and panning for gold. This is one of the most unique and family-friendly April events in Los Angeles. Check out the schedule on their website for further details.

🪄 Insider Tip: Festival parking is free, but there is also a round-trip shuttle service to and from the event, located at 22400 13th Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321. More information on the shuttle service schedule can be found here.

📍 Location: Varies Per Show

🗓️ Dates: April 18th-21st

💰 Price: Tickets $20+, Passes: $399+

The TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Classic Film Festival is a 4-day event in Los Angeles full of screenings of classic films and new restorations of landmark films in iconic Hollywood Cinemas. Aside from just watching the films, guests of the festival will have the chance to create connections with other movie buffs and listen to panel discussions from experts and special guests on film and the history of the movie industry in Hollywood.

🪄 Insider Tip: It was recently announced that Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Nancy Meyers, David Fincher, and other A-List actors and filmmakers will be in attendance at the festival, leading panel discussions and/or screening some of their past films.

📍 Location: 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068

🗓️ Dates: April 27th at 7:30PM

💰 Price: $75+

deadmau5 is coming to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for one night only. They are a Canadian electronic dance music performer that is known to keep crowds on their feet all night long with their high-energy performances and electrifying vibes. Whether you’re a fan of EDM or deadmau5 specifically and want to experience a night of great live DJ'ing, this LA event in April is calling your name.

🪄 Insider Tip: Some Hollywood Bowl rehearsals are open to the public for free. More info here.

📍 Location: 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90806

🗓️ Dates: April 19th-21st

💰 Price: $40+

The Grand Prix Long Beach is a 3-day event that will feature world-class car racing by the best race car drivers. The full schedule can be found on their website, but each day will be packed with different types of racing events, live concerts, food trucks, and more. This event really is for anyone, whether you’re a huge car race lover or not, as there are so many different things guests can enjoy from attending the Long Beach Grand Prix 2024.

🪄 Insider Tip: You can now pre-order your 2024 Event Product Merchandise ready for pickup at the event.

📍 Location: 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

🗓️ Dates: April 6th, April 7th, April 9th

💰 Price: $40+

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their playoff push in April with the oldest, and still one of the best, active players in the game, Lebron James. Their home stadium is the Arena (still Staples Center in our hearts) and the games are an experience in themselves because of the energetic fans, Hollywood atmosphere, good food & drinks, and top-class staff.

🪄 Insider Tip: There is a secret suite called "Hideaway" that you can try and get on the guest-list.


General Information for April 2024 in Los Angeles

Weather: The weather for Los Angeles in April truly marks the beginning of the spring season, where it begins to consistently stay warm. There are, of course, a few (but not many) spring-time showers to be expected in April, so it’s important to have an umbrella in case of an emergency. The average high is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low is about 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors to Los Angeles should pack spring and summer attire, as the days can feel hotter than it says with the LA sun heating up the city. As the sun goes down, be prepared with a light jacket and/or a pair of long pants to keep you warm, especially if you’re by the coast. Be sure to check the forecast to ensure you will be prepared for the LA weather in April.

Crowds & Tourism: April can be a great time to visit Los Angeles if you’re looking for a cooler and quieter trip than the busy summer-time in Los Angeles when it's most-crowded and is guaranteed to be hot.

Local Lifestyle: During April in Los Angeles, you can expect locals to embrace the beginning the spring and spend a lot more time outdoors, such as taking a casual stroll through the Japanese Gardens, seeing the California Wildflowers blooming, or visting one of LA County’s famous beaches. Local's will likely be participatting in some of April’s many different festivals in LA such as Pizza City Fest, Film Festivals, the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, or Localchella.


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