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Play with Lego, celebrate Elvis’ life
and L.A.’s birthday, attempt basket weaving and pucker up for musical whistling, all events inside driving distance in SoCal.


Extra than 60 whistlers from 11 nations will compete for a globe-champion whistling title at the Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival and Competitors at the Pasadena Convention Center. Whistling performances will variety from common to classical music and solo to band-accompanied. Master classes will be supplied to newcomers.

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, 9 a.m. Aug. 24

Information: Tickets from no cost to $30. Household friendly. No dogs. (626) 509-9091, mastersofwhistling.com

Culver City

Summer season — and Fiesta La Ballona at Veterans Memorial Park — implies meals trucks, a beer garden, carnival rides and games and an “aquacade” with a duck race, “dive-in” film and other water activities. Reside entertainment incorporates Hawaiian dancing, Irish rock music and a silent disco.

When: four:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Aug. 24 and 25

Information: Totally free. Household friendly. No dogs. (310) 253-6650, fiestalaballona.org


American Mountain Men

Find out about blacksmithing, rope weaving and a lot more from members of the American Mountain Males subsequent weekend at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park.

(J. Aguilar-Perez)

Verify out two events at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park: Mountain Males and Village Days. At the former, American Mountain Males members demonstrate cooking, rope creating, blacksmithing and other expertise. At the latter, craft with soapstone beads, attempt basket weaving and play Chumash Native American games.

When: Mountain Males, 10 a.m. Aug. 23 and 24 Village Days, 11 a.m. Aug. 24

Information: Admission incorporated with $six parking charge. Household friendly. Dogs OK. lapurisimamission.org/events

Los Angeles

Mission San Gabriel

Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, circa 1887. The mission was 1 of nine established by Father Junipero Serra from San Diego to San Francisco.

(The Huntington Library)

The El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument will celebrate L.A.’s founding 238 years ago with birthday cake, historical presentations, reside jazz and, for early risers, a nine-mile heritage stroll at six a.m. from Mission San Gabriel to El Pueblo.

When: 11 a.m.-six p.m. Aug. 24

Information: Totally free. Household friendly. Service dogs only. bit.ly/labirthdaycelebration


Really like LEGO? At the Brick Fest Reside LEGO Fan Practical experience at the Pasadena Convention Center, you can play your preferred LEGO video games, contribute to a LEGO mosaic and race your personal custom-constructed LEGO derby car or truck.

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 and 25

Information: Tickets from $17.50 to $39.99. Household friendly. Service dogs only. (866) 442-4433, brickfestlive.com/property-2019

Garden Grove

Elvis Festival

Elvis tribute performers will take the stage in Garden Grove.

(Jill Lloyd)

The annual Elvis Festival on Historic Most important Street celebrates the life of Elvis Presley with a King of Cadillacs Auto Show, a Dunka Dunka Burning Really like dunk tank and Hound Dog hot dogs. The primary stage will host performances by Elvis tribute artists from ages six to 70.

When: 10 a.m. to six p.m. Aug. 25

Information: Totally free. Household friendly. Dogs OK on Most important Street, but service dogs only close to the stage and seating regions. (714) 267-4657, facebook.com/ElvisFestival

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