The wait is finally over AVEN neighbors. Summer fun in LA is officially here! And what makes Summer in Los Angeles so memorable are the festivals and concerts that only come around during this time of the year. Now let’s see what fun we can get into in near our AVEN apartments in downtown LA.

Summer in Los Angeles – Movie Nights

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

There are plenty of different places all around LA that screen movies with the city as its backdrop. Take for instance Cinespia. However, it is only during the Summer when Cinespia moves their weekly movie nights out of the beautiful Palace Theater and onto the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Once you arrive, with a picnic basket in hand, you will find yourself surrounded by tons of elaborate headstones that lead you to a big field of grass with a building in the front. That big building is your movie screen and the green field is your seat. Arrive early to claim your spot, take photos in their themed photo booth, groove to the DJ, and watch the sunset before the movie begins. Cinespia is an unforgettable experience perfect for a night out with friends or for a romantic date night. For the month of July they are featuring:

Street Food Cinema

If Cinespia wasn’t enough, there is also Street Food Cinema. Unlike Cinespia, each film for Street Food Cinema happens at a different venue and area of LA. That includes Pasadena, Hollywood, the Pacific Palisades and of course, DTLA. Another difference between SFC and Cinespia is that SFC features tons and tons of food trucks! Experience your city with gourmet street food and music beforehand as the sun sets until the sky is dark and the feature film begins. To check out this year’s film lineup, head to their schedule here.

Summer in Los Angeles – Free Concerts


With the Summer season also comes one of our favorite, free music concert series, FIGfest. Just around the corner from your AVEN luxury apartment, FIGat7th transforms their outdoor plaza into an urban concert venue featuring the sounds of all sorts of musical genres every Friday from 6 PM to 11 PM.

Free Summer Concerts at the Getty “Offthe405”

There is no such thing as too much music and we all love a free concert. Keep your head bopping and foot-tapping with the Getty Museums free Summer Concert Series, “Offthe405” surrounded by stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views.

50 Free Concerts

The free concerts in LA continue with 50 Free Concerts over at Levitt Pavillion MacArthur Park. Escape the bustle of LA at Levitt Park for music under the stars. The lineup features performers from around the world ranging from Latin, Indie, Rock, Soul, Afrobeat and more.

And so much more!

Summer in Los Angeles at the Little Tokyo Night Market

There is a lot to explore over in Little Tokyo all year round but only during the Summer do they have their Little Tokyo Night Market. Held every Thursday in the heart of Little Tokyo, the event features music, cultural performances, vintage vendors, plus food, and tons of it!

Summer Fun in LA at the Hammer Museum

All the way over on the Westside is the Hammer Museum. Funded by UCLA, this wonderful museum features a number of temporary exhibits. Currently, they are featuring Sara Lucas: Au Naturel now through September. And like The Broad, The Hammer is free admission with only $6 for parking.

Summer Fun in LA at Tacotopia

Over in Santa Monica at the Third Street Promenade is Tacotopia. Presented by Cholula Hot Sauce, this amusement park and pop-up features a number of immersive exhibits along with, you guessed it, tacos! With a collection of 25 unique environments, perfect for that IG photo op, one of those installations features an oversized bowl of guacamole!

Free yoga and running at the Santa Monica Pier

The fun, free times keep on rolling this Summer at the Santa Monica Pier at ROGA. Now through August 3rd, start your mornings with an 8 AM run along the beach for 2 miles followed by a 9 AM yoga class on the pier from top yoga instructors.


There are so many fun things to do in LA. Now, let the good times roll and the Summer fun begins. And don’t forget your sunscreen!