Go Metro Weekends: Fall fairs, festivals and concerts

Photo courtesy of Metrolink

Photo courtesy of Metrolink

While it may not look or feel like fall, it goes without saying L.A. offers some of the best fall-inspired activities. Whether you want to spend time carving pumpkins or sampling treats at street fairs, there’s an event catered for everyone. And to prove it, we’ve chosen a few fall-themed events happening this weekend that you won’t want to miss!

  1. October may be known as the scare season, but it doesn’t have to be. For some kid-friendly, Halloween fun, head to the Farmers Market free Fall Festival for pie-eating contests, carnival games, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Catch the festival all Saturday and Sunday by taking Metro Bus 217, 218, 16/316, 780 to 3rd/Fairfax.
  2. The Eastside Food Festival is this Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mack Sennet Studios. Get there via Metro Red Line to Vermont/Sunset Station, then walk south on Sunset Boulevard to Fountain/Bates.
  3. Ocktoberfest! For our brew lovers and fans of all things German, the Long Beach Ocktoberfest is taking place this Saturday at Promenade Square Park from noon to 6 p.m. Local bands will provide the entertainment and food trucks will be on site if you get hungry. Get there easily by riding the Blue Line to Downtown Long Beach Station. General admission is $10 person online; $15 at the door.
  4. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the 25th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair  takes place on Ventura Blvd. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Kester Avenue. The festival will showcase 9 blocks filled with classic cars, various food vendors, exhibitions and more!  To get to the fair, just hop on one of several Metro buses that operate along Ventura Blvd. including Lines 150, 183 or 234.

Now that I’ve laid out this weeekend’s go-to events, see what other transit-accessible activities are happening:

  • Janet Jackson Unbreakable World Tour! This Friday night at The Forum. (Metro Bus 115, 212/312 and 442 to Manchester/Prairie)
  • Halloween Symphony Spooktacular. Saturday, bring a picnic and head to the Long Beach Arena for an evening of haunted melodies. Concert starts at 8 p.m. with $20 admission per person. (Metro Blue Line to Downtown Long Beach)
  • Taste of Soul! Please see the linked Source post for Expo Line service levels and bus detours
  • Carrie The Musical. Now through Nov. 15 at the Los Angeles Theatre. (Metro Red Line to Pershing Square Station)
  • The Big Draw LA. Along the CicLAvia route, stop by Grand Park and participate in hands-on, collaborative drawing activities presented by Ryman Arts. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park or Gold Line to Little Tokyo Arts District Station)
  • CicLAvia: The Heart of LA!
  • CICLE Pomona Pumpkin Patch Ride
  • Annie The Musical. Happening all weekend at Hollywood Pantages! (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Vine Station)

That concludes this weekends roundup! Here are more resources to help you navigate our system:

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