Every summer Los Angeles is filled with some of the most amazing and tasty food festivals around. From Seafood to American, you can sample some of the best eateries in town at a festival. Food festivals are a staple of summer for Angelenos and here are some of the best taking place in the coming months.
21st Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Long Beach, CA
Date: September 5-7, 2014
For over 21 years the Crawfish Festival has become one of the best food festivals around. This festival combines the best Cajun and New Orleans sounds of music with tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs. There is also a giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create one of the largest food festivals here in Southern California.
Ultimate Bites of LA
Downtown LA: Grand Avenue
Date: August 21, 2014
Ultimate Bites of LA is a walk-around tasting event and food festival where guests have the opportunity to sample dishes from several of the city’s most exciting restaurants. You not only get to savor lots of delicious foods, you can also vote for your favorite dish in a fun “People’s Choice Awards” format. VIP tickets also come with a cooking demonstration with Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot. In addition, attendees can learn to make the food you’re sampling. It’s one of the most unique food festivals around.
12th Annual Plate By Plate Festival
6060 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Date: August 2, 2014
Held at the beautiful Petersen Automotive Museum, 50 of Southern California’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors will be on hand to showcase their most savory dishes as part of the ultimate foodie evening of the summer! A few participating restaurants include: Republique, Faith & Flower, Kali Dining, Hamasaku, Mills + Company. With a line up like this you don’t want to miss this eclectic food festival.