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Things to Do in Los Angeles in June

Updated: May 14, 2023
 By Mel

This post covers the best things to do in Los Angeles in June and has been updated for 2023, including nighttime, free as well as family-friendly events, and activities.


This section will feature our top 10 activities to enjoy in LA throughout June. 

These are some activities that you can enjoy any time of the year:

Some of the items listed in this post are included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass

1. Attend a Concert

Los Angeles has many options when it comes to enjoying music!  We’ve listed the highlights below.

Find out who else is playing in June from StubHub's concert calendar for LA.

Musicians with Concerts in June

Festivals in June

Re:SET | | June 2nd-4th

  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Boygenius
  • Steve Lacy
  • James Blake
  • Toto Y Moi
  • And more!

Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival | June 17th-18th

  • Big Feedia
  • The Soul Rebels
  • Gretchen Parlato
  • Poncho Sanchez
  • Lionel Loueke
  • Digable Planets
  • And more!

Mariachi USA Festival | June 3rd

  • Various musicians and singers

Day Trip Festival | June 24th-25th

  • Various house music artists

Find all of the LA concerts in June.

2. Go on a Sightseeing Tour

Take advantage of the great weather and head out on a tour! 

We offer several pay-what-you-like walking tours, as well as self-guided walking tours and GPS- enabled audio tours.

There are also many bus tours offered, from hop-on-hop-off buses to nighttime tours.

Our post comparing Los Angeles bus tours can help you find one that's right for you. 

You may also want to look into a  Hollywood Studio Tour, like the Universal Studio Tour. This is LA, after all!

3. Attend the Theatre

Live theatre is a wonderful thing to enjoy while traveling. And of course, Los Angeles loves to entertain! 

Below are just a few of the plays and musicals playing this June.

Find out what other shows are playing from StubHub's listing of many LA Theater and Comedy performances.

4. Attend a Sporting Event

The City of Angels loves sports! In June you can choose from a few different sports. Baseball is in full swing and soccer is warming up.

You may be able to see the tail end of the basketball season if either the Lakers or the Clippers make the finals.

See what other sports events are on this June in Los Angeles.





  • Kings | If they make the Stanley Cup finals


Seeing a big game is a great way to spend an evening. See more things to do at night in LA below.

Find out about other sports events this month in Los Angeles.

5. Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

To make the most out of your time in LA, and save a lot of money while seeing the sights, consider purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass.

You’ll pay one fee upfront and receive free or highly discounted entry into many of the city’s most popular attractions and activities.

Tourist discount passes work by bundling multiple tickets into one price, usually between 20%-50% the retail price.   

Read our post comparing the different LA tourist discount passes. Several bus tour companies, including hop-on-hop-off buses, also offer discounts and deals.

6. Go to the LA WineFest 

Enjoy LA’s signature festival that focuses on all things wine on June 3rd and 4th, 2023.

At ROW DTLA in Downtown LA, festival-goers will enjoy a variety of wine and beer and gourmet snacks as well as a collection of artisan goods and boutiques to browse.

Check the website for more details and to purchase tickets.

TIP: For more things to do in Downtown LA, check out our post.

7. See a Stand-up Comedy Performance

Los Angeles usually attracts a lot of stand-up comics throughout the year, and there will be no shortage of comedy shows to see in June 2023.

If you're in need of a good laugh, consider one of the following options.

If you're looking for even more opportunities to enjoy a chuckle, check out this list of stand-up comedy shows in Los Angeles.

8. Eat|See|Hear Movie Nights

Soak in the summer evenings with LA’s select outdoor movies, live music, and food truck event series. It is totally free to attend!

The dates for 2023 haven't been released yet but the films usually run from June - September.

For a full schedule, more information, and tickets click here.

9. LA Pride Festival and Parade 

One of LA’s biggest and most anticipated annual events, the LA Pride Festival and Parade take place in West Hollywood. 

The two-day celebration takes place June 9th and 10th.

Many festival events (like concerts) have admission fees but the parade on June 10th is free and open to all.

Visit the LA! Pride website for more details.

10. Visit Los Angeles State Historic Park

Take a stroll through LA State Historic Park's 32 acres of nature located adjacent to Downtown LA and Chinatown.

Have a picnic, bird watch, run, or walk through the many trails and paths that wind their way through this park--with LA’s skyline as the backdrop.

If you'd like to learn about the neighborhoods just next to the park, check out our pay-what-you-wish walking tour of Downtown LA.

For more ideas for any time of year, be sure to read our master post on things to do in LA or our Los Angeles summer guide for dozens more things to do.

Bonus: Attend the Hollywood Carnival

This colorful annual celebration of cultural fusion and self-expression starts with a 3-mile parade that begins on Hollywood Boulevard.

Afterward, there are daily events with food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and more.

Visit their Facebook page to take a look at celebrations of years past and at this page for tickets.

The 2023 festival takes place June 22nd-25th


Los Angeles always has free events for the whole family to attend. In fact, some of the events we’ve listed throughout the post are also free to attend!

And of course, you can always head to the beach

For even more free activities, see our guide to Free Things to Do in LA.

Head to Sunday Funday

Head to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills for Sunday Funday!

It is a free & family-friendly dance class!

It takes place on June 11th, 2023. You'll hear Nathalia and have instructions from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy on African dance.

Free Concerts Downtown

Grand Performances presents a number of free concerts at the California Plaza on Grand Avenue in DTLA throughout the month of June.

Guests will enjoy music, cultural performances, speaking engagements, and dance among other things.

Check the website for a full calendar and more information.

Go for a Hike 

For a popular hiking option, check out Runyon Canyon Park where you’ll have 360-degree views of downtown L.A., the Hollywood Sign & Griffith Observatory, and even the ocean on clear days.

TIP: Check out our post on things to do in Griffith Park for even more hiking options!

Free Workouts

There are loads of places to get a free workout in Los Angeles. Head to Venice’s famous Muscle Beach to watch the bodybuilders or join in! 

Go to Santa Monica’s stairs or snap an Instagram pic of the Micheltorena Stairs Silver Lake. 

Check out these suggestions for free workouts.

For more ideas, take a look at our post on Free Things to Do in LA.


Below is just a short sampling of the many things to do at night in June.

Above we’ve mentioned some great evening activities like Eat, See, Hear, going to a concert, or attending LA WineFest.

For suggestions on other nighttime activities, see our post, Things to do at Night in LA.

Public Star Party at Griffith Park Observatory

One Saturday every month, the Observatory hosts a night where guests can try amazing telescopes between 2 pm - 9:45 pm on the lawn. 

Official dates for June 2023 have yet to be announced, but keep your eye on the Griffith Observatory calendar for updates.

Head up early for an evening hike at sunset! Check out other things to do in Griffith Park.

Check out the New Media Film Festival

This annual festival celebrates storytelling in new media technologies.

Folks from over 40 countries show their work, and the festival features categories such as Documentaries, Web Series, Music Videos, Virtual Reality, Animation, and more.

There are also panels, workshops, and plenty of opportunities to network.

The event takes place June 7th-8th, from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Visit the website for tickets.

Attend an Outdoor Movie Screening

Could anything be more LA than spending time in front of the silver screen? It’s even better when you can watch them outside on a nice summer night!

Street Food Cinema

This is a series of summer movies that partner with food trucks!  Each date is at a different location in Los Angeles. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

For more outdoor movie screenings, see our Los Angeles Summer Guide.

Hollywood Forever Movie Screenings

Every Saturday in June, watch a film amongst some of your favorite celebrities - albeit deceased celebrities - at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The calendar has not yet been announced so check their website closer to June.  

In the past, movies such as Rear Window, The Goonies, Legally Blond, and  The Birdcage have been shown.

Check here for more information and to purchase tickets. Buy tickets in advance. They sell out quickly!

Catch a Flick at the New Beverly Center

Quentin Tarantino owns a movie theatre that screens movies on actual film- old school!   

Not a bad way to spend an evening in La La Land.  Midnight showings are $10 and Kiddie Matinees are $10 w/ free popcorn for kids. 

See Live Stand-Up Comedy

If you’re in need of a good laugh, Los Angeles is home to some of the best comedy clubs and improv in the world and there are a lot of notable comedians who perform here throughout the year.

Improv/Sketch Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

For suggestions on other nighttime activities, read the other sections of this post or our post on things to do at night in LA.


Los Angeles is a family-friendly city at all times of the year. Some of the items we’ve listed above are great for kids like seeing a baseball game, going to an outdoor movie screening, or taking a hike. 

Here are a few more kid-friendly activities for the month of June.

See our post, Things to Do in LA with Kids, for more ideas.

Celebrate Father's Day

In 2023, Father's Day is June 18th. One great way to cheer your pop is to take him on a boat cruise in and around the LA area.

Whether it’s a day tour, sunset sail, or dinner cruise, there is surely something for everyone!

Head to First Friday at the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is hosting a series on how nature and science influence sci-fi creation.

Each Friday covers a different imagined world, with Superheroes the topic on June 2nd.

For more information, visit the museum's website.

Walt Disney Train Day on the 3rd Thursday

Step into Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn in Griffith Park to explore his barn museum, Ollie Johnston’s Victorian Train Depot, and the original Santa Fe & Disneyland Combine Coach.

Barn docents will be on hand to answer questions and speak about the history of the barn. The barn is open and free to the public from 11 am - 3 pm on every 3rd Sunday.

Check out other things to do in Griffith Park.

Play on Zuma Beach

Located in Malibu just off Pacific Coast Highway, Zuma Beach is great for everyone!

Breathtaking views of the ocean and cliffs of Malibu surround the beach plus there are food kiosks, ample parking (for a fee), and lifeguards on duty.

See a Movie at the el Capitan Theatre

There is nothing L.A. is known more for than watching movies! 

The el Capitan Theatre is a gorgeous movie palace in the heart of Hollywood.  The architecture is breathtaking!

If you are a Disney-lover, this is a great theatre to visit because it is owned by Disney and only plays Disney movies! 

The best part is that there is often a pre-show event or performance on stage. Check their website for the updated movie schedule.

For more ideas of things to do with kids in LA, see our post, Things to do in LA with Kids.

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About The Author


Mel loves to be a tourist in her own city. With a background in performing arts, tourism, and photography, giving tours and being a story-teller comes naturally to her. She loves traveling, food, and theatre. Mel splits her time between Chicago and Los Angeles (#theatrelife) and leads tours and manages both cities!
Updated: May 14th, 2023
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