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Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles

The Best Pool Parties, Concerts, Festivals, & More for Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles 2023

It’s Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles, and the time for us Angelenos to kick back, relax, and say farewell to the summer. In honor of the long weekend, we’ve got a list of the best Labor Day pool parties, outdoor movies, BBQs, brunches, restaurant specials, concerts, festivals, and more around Los Angeles!


Beyoncé’s “Renaissance world tour” comes to sofi stadium

Calling all BeyHive members, Beyoncé’s “Renaissance World Tour,” is coming to Los Angeles for Labor Day weekend! I’ve seen Bey three times, and let me tell you, she is known as the queen for a reason. Expect only the BEST from this tour and wear comfortable shoes; your feet will thank you. $290+; Friday – Monday, Various hours; SoFi Stadium – 1001 Stadium Dr., Inglewood, CA 90301; 424.541.9100

An image of Beyoncé on the cover of a magazine.
Calling all BeyHive members, Beyoncé’s “Renaissance World Tour,” is coming to Los Angeles for Labor Day weekend!

Megastar Sam Smith is bringing his smooth vocals to the Kia Forum for the Los Angeles portion of his “Gloria the Tour.” I know I’m not the only one who can’t wait to see the “Unholy” singer serenade us in a show that’s being described by fans as “simply phenomenal.” $45+; Friday, 8:00 pm; The Kia Forum – 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305; 310.862.6200

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

George Lucas’ classic film Return of the Jedi, comes to life at the Hollywood Bowl. David Newman and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform John Williams’ beloved score live, while the movie plays. “May the Force be with you.” $22+; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 pm; 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.850.2000

An image of a person in a Darth Vader costume.
George Lucas’ classic film Return of the Jedi, comes to life at the Hollywood Bowl.
Goonies at Cinespia

Follow a group of friends on a treasure hunt to save their homes from foreclosure. Filled with humor, heartwarming moments, and thrilling escapades, the classic coming-of-age film Goonies, comes to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. $20 – $30; Sunday, 8 – 11:00 pm; Hollywood Forever Cemetery – 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Rooftop Cinema Club

Sit back and relax this Labor Day Weekend, watching a movie under the stars. Rooftop Cinema Club invites you to spend the long weekend with them, watching movies like, La La Land, Hocus Pocus, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Notebook, Pulp Fiction, and more. $19.50+; Friday – Monday, various hours; Arts District, DTLA, and El Segundo locations

El Cristiano brings you the Melrose Tequila Festival

El Cristiano Tequila brings you the only Labor day plans you need this weekend! Get ready to indulge in the finest tequila and experience the most vibrant atmosphere in Los Angeles. Enjoy a day full of music, 360 views and El Cristiano specials all night long. Purchase & sip on expertly crafted cocktails, sample tequila-infused treats, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the night. Whether you’re a tequila connoisseur or simply looking for a fun night out, the Melrose Tequila Festival with El Cristiano is the place to be. Bring your friends and immerse yourself in a celebration of all things tequila! Use code “ ELCRISTIANO” for a free ticket entry. $15 – $35; Saturday, 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Melrose Place – 8472 Melrose Place Los Angeles, CA 90069


Are you a Barbie Girl? Do you love the iconic doll and have fond memories of spending hours playing with her? Then this is where you want to be. This exciting exhibit lets you live out your inner Barbie dreams through interactive activities like exploring the Barbie® Dreamhouse and grabbing the mic and recording your masterpiece in the Barbie® Music Studio. And for adults, prepare to indulge in themed cocktails and delectable bites at the World of Barbie’s Sips After Sunset, a series of adults-only evenings. $40.50 (adults) and $31.50 (children); Friday – Monday, various hours; Santa Monica Place – 395 Santa Monica Pl. Santa Monica, CA. (Level 1, near 4th St), 90401

An image of Ariel in a Barbie template.
The exciting World of Barbie exhibit lets you live out your inner Barbie dreams through interactive activitiesphoto ops, and more!

K-PLAY! FEST OC 2023 is bringing a two-day K-Pop fan festival to the Anaheim Convention Center! Escape the summer heat and welcome in chill vibes and smooth grooves with K-PLAY! FEST as they welcome the one and only Junny to its OC event! With exclusive ticketed opportunities for hi-touch, soundcheck, group photo, fan signings, a live performance, and JUNNIVERSE, you definitely do NOT want to miss out on this event! $15 – $40; Saturday – Sunday; 3940 Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, California 91770


Bar Lis

Bar Lis promises an evening of Sunday fun, featuring a scenic dance and swim experience at Rhonda Lis. This event offers a rooftop Riviera moment above Hollywood with inventive cocktails as well as shareable locally sourced canapes and coupes glacées. Featuring the freshest bites, crudité, bar classics as well as a full range of elevated spirits, the menu is expressly designed to complement Bar Lis’s light and vibrantly cultured atmosphere. Guests can relish the Sunset Hour under the open sky with clear Hollywood Hills vistas, including the iconic sign. Bar Lis features a retractable roof for year-round enjoyment and a private entrance with an elevator for exclusive events. Nights at Bar Lis are vibrant with vintage and modern DJ sets. Free entry; Sunday, 3 – 10:00 pm; Thompson Hollywood – 1541 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Broken Shaker

Downtown LA hotspot, Broken Shaker at Freehand LA, renowned for its astounding vistas and cocktails, is partnering with LA Collective, Made to Move, to host a Labor Day Sunday Funday pool party celebration. This festive event will feature a rotating selection of local house DJs, and happy hour specials, including Carne Asada Fries ($12), Chicken Banh Mi ($12), and Fried Mushroom Tacos ($8). Indulge in refreshing handcrafted cocktails, such as the zesty Guavafornication ($12), made with El Tesoro Tequila, Guava, Cointreau, Agave, and Lime. Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for something sweeter and smokier, the No Bucks Given ($12) is crafted from Legent Bourbon, Pineapple, Ginger, and Lemon. Free entry; Sunday, 3 – 7:00 pm; Freehand LA – 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

An image of the food and pool at DTLA's Broken Shaker.
DTLA hotspot Broken Shaker at Freehand LA, is partnering with LA Collective, Made to Move, to host a Labor Day pool party celebration.
Desert 5 Spot

Desert 5 Spot extends a warm welcome to all to join in celebrating Labor Day in Yeehaw style at Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots on Sunday. Attendees will have the chance to peruse the famed Trading Post by Jada & Jon, indulge in delectable treats from the Cowboy Cookout, and join in singing along to beloved country melodies at Cowboy Karaoke. There is truly no superior way to spend Labor Day than at Desert 5 Spot’s renowned pool party. Desert 5 Spot is the ultimate rooftop watering hole for those who like to let the good times roll. Free entry; Sunday, 2:00 pm; Tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6370


Nestled atop the renowned Mondrian Hotel, sits Skybar, an exquisite open-air bar exuding glamour and sophistication. This captivating venue offers an enchanting poolside experience, where guests can savor delectable cocktails while enjoying the breathtaking rooftop views. For Labor Day, Skybar is hosting 4 days of pool parties all weekend long. All events are 21+ to attend. The Mondrian Los Angeles – 8440 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323.848.6030

An image of the Made in Tulum Pool Party flyer at Skybar.
Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles is hosting 4 days of pool parties all weekend long, ending with the Made in Tulum Pool Party on Monday.
SLS Beverly Hills

One of the best pools open to the public to celebrate the long weekend is the newly reimagined Vista Rooftop Pool & Lounge at SLS Beverly Hills, open to the public via Resort Pass and hotel guests. The ultrachic 11,500-square-foot rooftop has 360° views of Beverly Hills, the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, DTLA and down to the Pacific Ocean, but the views aren’t the only thing to indulge in—Vista just debuted brand-new daybeds, cabanas, a sleek new palette and an updated F&B menu including Grilled Octopus, Hamachi Crudo, Tomahawk Steak, and a slew of unique cocktails. Cabanas, and daybeds are available to reserve online—secure yours before they’re sold out! Various prices; Friday – Monday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; 465 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Valet parking is available. 


BOA Steakhouse Manhattan Beach

Located minutes from the beach, the high-end BOA Steakhouse Manhattan Beach offers Angelenos a mouthwatering and stylish lunch for friends and families to enjoy on the open-air patio. The steakhouse offers Options from the decadent menu, including micro basil and Virgil olive oilChilled Gazpacho ($12), Wagyu Smash Burger ($17) made with double-stacked rosewood wagyu beef, or opt for a classic Wedge Salad ($17), and more. Can’t forget to pair it with specialty cocktails like the Ocean View ($19) cocktail, crafted with 818 Blanco tequila, Ace Guava cider, lime, agave, and pineapple. In addition, the Ocean View is delicately garnished with salt air to transport those taking a sip straight to the seaside.  Friday – Monday, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and Friday – Saturday, 4 – 11:00 pm and Sunday – Monday, 4 – 10:00 pm; 3110 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.683.4080

Café Gratitude

This Labor Day Weekend, everyone’s favorite plant-based restaurant, Café Gratitude will offer brunch on Monday to celebrate the holiday. Both locations, Larchmont and Venice, will serve love and freshness with dishes like I Am Thrilled ($17.75), a pumpkin spice brioche French toast made with vegan brioche pullman loaf, pumpkin spice oat milk, roasted strawberry compote, cashew whipped cream, maple syrup, and powdered sugar, I Am Hospitable ($18.75)Belgian oat waffle, ‘chik’n fried’ oyster mushroom, cashew whipped cream, maple syrup, and orange slices, and Yo Soy Vida, mushroom carnitas, tofu scramble, tomato, red onion, red pepper, black beans, brown rice, salsa rustica, and the choice of corn tortillas or tortilla chips. Monday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; Larchmont and Venice locations

An image of the I Am Thrilled French Toast from Cafe Gratitude.
This Labor Day Weekend, everyone’s favorite plant-based restaurant, Café Gratitude will offer brunch on Monday to celebrate the holiday. On the menu will be delicious bites like the I Am Thrilled French Toast.
Culver Hotel

The historic, luxury, boutique, Culver Hotel is celebrating the holiday weekend with a family-style BBQ cookout. Guests can expect chef-driven BBQ and classic cocktails served on Lillie’s garden patio. $65; Sunday, 12 – 4:30 pm; 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

In honor of Labor Day Weekend, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle will offer a prix fixe menu complete with starters, entrées, entrée enhancements, signature sides, desserts, and featured wine. Start your meal with Wagyu Meatballs, followed by Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna and finish it off with a Strawberry Hibiscus CheesecakeVarious prices; Thursday and Tuesday, 12 – 9:00 pm, Friday – Saturday, 12 – 10:00 pm, and Monday, 4 – 9:00 pm; 10250 Santa Monica, Blvd., Ste 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 323.784.0473

Del Frisco’s Grille 

Del Frisco’s Grille has crafted a three-course Labor Day menu which includes starters such as the New England Clam Chowder, entrées such as the Lemon Dill Salmon, and sweet tortes, bars, and more for dessert. The menu also offers featured wines to complete the dining experience! $55; Thursday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Monday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm1551 Ocean Ave, Suite 105, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.7333

Gracias Madre (west Hollywood)

West Hollywood’s stunning plant-based Mexican restaurant, Gracias Madre, will offer brunch on Labor Day. Guests can enjoy an extra day of brunching and relaxation with bottomless mimosas and dishes such as Huarache de Chorizo con Papas ($19), corn masa flatbread, refrito beansmozzarella, chipotle salsa, pico de gallo, soy chorizo, potato and cilantro, Gorditas de Chicharron ($24), masa, mushroom chicharron, mozzarella, huitlacoche, lettuce, guacamole, chipotle aioli, habanero salsa, cilantro, and onions, and fluffy, Pancakes de Avena y Frutos Rojos, oatmeal pancakes, seasonal berries, housemade coconut whipped cream, and maple syrup. Brunch wouldn’t be complete without a couple of cocktails, try the new Lilongo ($18) made with La Luna Tequilana Mezcal, tamarind infused espadín mezcal, pistachio orgeat, pineapple, lime, fire or their bottomless mimosas with housemade hibiscus, Lavender, and Raspberry infusions ($35). Monday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170

An image of the  Gorditas de Chicharron at Gracias Madre.
West Hollywood’s stunning plant-based Mexican restaurant, Gracias Madre, will offer brunch on Labor Day. The menu features items like these Gorditas de Chicharron.
Hotel June

Hotel June is an award-winning boutique lifestyle hotel from the Proper Hospitality Group. For the holiday, the hotel invites you to a delightful weekend brunch, and Mezcal Mondays, both at the hotel’s poolside restaurant, Caravan Swim Club. Various prices; 8639 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.645.0400

  • Weekend Brunch: Breezy, Baja-inspired Caravan Swim Club has introduced a range of new items to their poolside weekend brunch menu. The new menu features updated, fresh offerings like the Acai Bowl with Hemp Seed Granola and a Matcha Chia Bowl with Toasted Coconut, alongside Cal-Mex twists on larger brunch dishes including the new PCH Bowl which sees Grilled Mexican Squash and Fire-Roasted Corn with Jackfruit Al Pastor or Grilled Shrimp served on a bed of Brown Rice and Quinoa, Blackened Salmon with Chili Marinated Vegetables and Green Goddess Dressing or Hanger Steak and Eggs. The menu also includes new large-format brunch drinks designed to share like the Summer Sangria made with natural wine from Puglia with Mixed Berries and Orange Curacao, the Pina Punch with Plantation Rum and fresh Pineapple Juice or carafes of their signature June Margarita made with either Passion Fruit or Watermelon. Saturdays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Mezcal Mondays: Boasting one of the largest agave-based spirits collections in the city, every Monday Hotel June West LA offers guests a chance to experience a curated tasting flight of three small-batch Mezcals. Hand-crafted using methods that have been used for generations and each with a unique flavor profile, Hotel June’s expert bar staff will guide guests through tasting notes and production techniques for the three chosen varieties. Monday, 4:00 pm
La Lo La Rooftop

DTLA’s newest rooftop sensation, La Lo La Rooftop, introduces its Surf & Turf filet mignon and lobster feast in celebration of Labor Day on Monday. From 34 stories above Los Angeles, guests will be able to enjoy Chef Isaac Gamboa’s specialty menu, showcasing the perfect-end-of summer pairing of seafood and meat while enjoying a Surf & Turf Blood Mary. A live DJ will entertain for dancing amongst 270-span views from the Hollywood Hills to DTLA. Reservations are recommended, and walk-ins are welcome. $65; Monday, 12 – 8:00 pm; Moxy Hotel – 1260 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.789.7650

An image of the Moxy Roofop which houses La Lo La Rooftop.
DTLA’s newest rooftop sensation, La Lo La Rooftop, introduces its Surf & Turf feast in celebration of Labor Day on Monday.
Morton’s The Steakhouse 

Morton’s special crafted three-course Labor Day menu, includes a variety of starters, such as the Tuna Poke, entrées including the Double Cut Prime Pork Chop, as well as delicious accompaniments and desserts. $69;  Thursday – Tuesday; Various hours at the Burbank, Figueroa, Woodland Hills locations

North Italia

To bid a flavorful farewell to this year’s national Summer Sips campaign, North Italia welcomes you to an enticing three-course prix fixe Labor Day brunch experience. The modern Italian restaurant’s prix fixe bunch features starter options including a Banana Coffee Cake, Sicilian Meatball, and Charcuterie Plate. Then dive into a dynamic, flavorful selection of mains such as Cannoli French Toast with ricotta, mascarpone, chocolate pearls, crushed pistachios, and maple syrupFarmer’s Market Scramble with grilled asparagus, piquillo pepper, spinach, cipollini, English pea, and grana Padano; along with a variety of hashes, pastas, pizzas and more will also be available for guests to enjoy. Third-course dessert options include delectable Salted Caramel Budino and Italian Donuts. In addition, guests can make the most of summer weather and good company with select brunch cocktails ($10 each) such as the You, Me & Capri with Campari, peach, and sparkling rose; Breakfast Mule with crop Meyer lemon vodka, peach, fresh lemon, ginger beer and sparkling rose; and North Italia’s limited time brunch cocktail, the Hugo Spritz, made with Fiorente elderflower, torn mint & basil, smashed citrus and prosecco$35; Saturday – Sunday, various hours and locations

The Palm

Head over to The Palm in downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills for the last weekend of their Lobster Amore Dinner for TwoGuests can savor The Palm’s signature Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster as the entrée of a special three-course dinner. Start with a choice of The Palm Caesar, Mixed Green Salad, Lobster Bisque, or Chef’s Soup of the Day, or premium starters like The Palm Meatball. Then sink your teeth into the mouthwatering Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster, before indulging in a Housemade Tiramisu or Junior’s Cheesecake. Drooling yet? $139 (for 2 people); Thursday – Sunday, various hours at the DTLA and Beverly Hills locations

An image of the Palm's  Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster with a special three-course dinner.
This is the last weekend to savor The Palm’s Summer Lobster Amore Dinner for Two,
Sushi Roku (Manhattan BeacH)

Sushi Roku Manhattan Beach brings a splash of flavor and innovation to South Bay. Ideal for guests cooling off at the beach for Labor Day weekend, Sushi Roku’s lunch menu offers the freshest fish and tasty bites to enjoy. Indulge in an array of signature rolls, including the Tuna Jalapeno, made with spicy tuna and avocado inside and topped with tuna sashimiyuzu olive oil, and cilantro. Pair the rolls with a refreshing specialty cocktail like the Natsu Breeze, made with haku vodkayuzu ginger honey syrup, tropical redbull, and prosecco. $15+; Friday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday – Monday, 11:30 am – 9:00 pm; 3110 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.683.4060


What better way to celebrate a long weekend than with a bottomless brunch! Whether you want Waffles, Eggs, or Avocado Toast, nothing complements your meal like an ice-cold cocktail, especially if that glass is endless. But where can you find these brunches with bottomless cocktails and tasty bites? Don’t stress; I got you. I’m here to give you a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles. So all you have to do is grab a cute brunch outfit and your date, and get ready to indulge in fun, good food, and drinks. Cheers to the long weekend!

An image of Ariel with a mimosa, catfish and grits at a bottomless brunch at Blaqhaus.
Ariel is all smiles as she digs into her Mimosa and Catfish and Grits at the bottomless brunch at Blaqhaus.
23 Breathtaking Outdoor Patios for Al Fresco Dining in Los Angeles

This Labor Day weekend, dine outside on one of the many beautiful patios in Los Angeles. Whether you’re craving a sun-kissed lunch under the glowy sunshine, or a sweet breeze through a romantic patio dinner, we’ve curated a list of 23 of the finest patios for al fresco dining in Los Angeles.

An image of Ariel with a glass of Sangria at Patio del Mar.
This Labor Day weekend, dine outside on one of the many beautiful patios in Los Angeles. Here Ariel is basking in the sunshine at Hotel Casa del Mar’s, Patio del Mar.

BBQ/Party Prep


Stock up for your Labor Day BBQ with party essentials from Drizly. The alcohol delivery service wants to make your Labor Day party a success by providing you with premium beers, wines, and liquor. Cheers to the three-day weekend, and to you throwing a kick-ass Labor Day party! Various prices; available online at Drizly

Stock up for your Labor Day BBQ with party essentials from Drizly.

Labor Day weekend is around the corner and for the ones who decide to take advantage of the three-day weekend by staying home, Black Angus Steakhouse will cover the food portion of the holiday weekend with delicious eats and will literally cover the delivery costs with no delivery fees. Various hours and locations

  • Black Angus Steakhouse recently eliminated all delivery fees from their 32 west coast locations. For instance, order the popular Campfire Feast for Two ($68) and forget worrying about the extra delivery fee as Black Angus Steakhouse will take care of it.
  • Meat Market: Planning ahead? Grill masters can purchase fresh cuts of Black Angus Steakhouse’s meats and seafood at the steakhouse’s Meat Market for a backyard grill-out this Labor Day Weekend. Black Angus Steakhouse’s Meat Market provides high quality and fresh meat with an added bonus of all meat being Certified Angus Beef®. Choices from the steakhouse’s steaks, burgers and seafood, Black Angus will have the protein portion of a meal covered; plus the Meat Market sells Black Angus seasoning and sauces so it will taste just how it does at the steakhouse. Either pick-up directly from a Black Angus Steakhouse location or ship to the desired address nationwide.
An image of the meat and seafood at the Black Angus Meat Market.
Planning ahead? Grill masters can purchase fresh cuts of Black Angus Steakhouse’s meats and seafood at the steakhouse’s Meat Market for a backyard grill-out this Labor Day Weekend.
Vallarta Supermarkets

Those looking for a one-stop shop for all their Labor Day weekend needs should look no further. Vallarta Supermarkets, the family-owned grocery chain that celebrates the food, culture, colors, and vibrant energy of Mexico and Latin America, is gearing up with Angeleno grilling must-haves and needs including in-house branded spices, oils, kitchen and grilling utensils and supplies, produce, and much more. Vallarta Supermarkets’ go-to items for the upcoming three-day weekend include authentic Carne Asada, a flap cut meat using the same Vallarta recipe for 35 years from the Carne Frescas department; in-house Guac from select stores’ Guacamole Bar; mild and spicy Salsas and Tortilla Chips from Vallarta’s grocery aisles, and seasonal Agua Frescas from La Isla, or Vallarta’s fresh juice bar. Various prices, hours, and locations




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