The biggest social weekend of the summer is now behind us. And if you’re privately wondering or haplessly texting your friends “What now?” - don’t worry. First of all, the Olympics are right around the corner, so please prepare by watching this video of Simone Biles continuing to prove this is her world, and we’re just the plebeians who live on it. Once you’re done with that, there are plenty of other interesting events happening around LA this weekend. The 626 Night Market is returning, there’s a wine and plant workshop, and more.
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626 Night Market
After a 16-month pause, one of SoCal’s best outdoor food festivals is returning this weekend. The three-day event runs from July 9th-11th at Santa Anita Park in Acadia and features over 250 food, merchandise, and craft vendors, as well as art installations, games, and live music. Tickets are $5 and will get you access to the entire festival for four hours (there’s an early evening time slot and a late-night time slot).
Nothin But BLK
Formally known as Melanin Market, Nothin But BLK is a neighborhood flea market being held this Saturday, July 10th at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Outdoor Promenade. It runs from 10am-5pm and features Black-owned businesses, merchants, and local artists. When you get hungry, you can pop next door to the Crenshaw Farmers Market.
Pickwick Vintage Show
Is your summer look just now coming together? We have good news - the Pickwick Vintage Show is returning this Saturday, July 10th. Located at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, the entirely outdoor event features over 64 local vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Reservations are required and tickets range from $5-20 depending on how early of a time slot you get.
Angel City Market
The outdoor market and festival in Inglewood is hosting a “Brunch & Boujee Grand Opening” this Sunday, July 11th. The event itself is free, but expect $25 bottomless mimosas and $40 mimosa towers, plus over 30 different small business vendors, DJs, a photo booth, and a Disneyland ticket giveaway. The event is also pet-friendly.
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Wine & Succulent Workshop
No shade to our meditation apps, but a workshop featuring wine tastings and learning how to make succulent centerpieces feels like the most optimal way to decompress after a long week. If you agree, snag a ticket to the Wine & Succulent Workshop. The event is hosted at LA’s oldest winemarker, San Antonio Winery, and the $78 ticket includes all materials to make the centerpiece, a wine flight, and a full charcuterie board. The event is being held this Sunday, July 11th from 11am-1pm.