L.A. Weekender: The Spark Run feat. Kaskade

Hello June! Summer is officially upon us, which means a flurry of festivals are about to descend on Los Angeles. In this edition of the L.A. Weekender we have collected just a few of the events kicking off the new month:

Spark Run Los Angeles www.thesparkrun.com

The Spark Run 5k feat. KaskadeThrow on your glow sticks, neon accessories and running shoes for The Spark Run 5k at Fairplex Saturday night. Walk/run/jog your way through a 5k course full of music, sound and lights and end your journey at the After Party where Kaskade will be performing live along with other EDM DJs. Registration is still available. Visit www.thesparkrun.com for more information.

Sancocho Music FestivalCelebrate Latin American culture at the Sancocho Music Festival. Enjoy music, dance and food from Colombia, El Salvador, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Spain. Join the fun on Sunday, June 8th. Visitwww.sancochofestival.com for more information.

Abbot Kinney First FridaysOn the first Friday of every month, couples families and groups of friends eat, drink and shop on Abbot Kinney, one of the main thoroughfares of Venice. Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney in Venice open their doors to feature the best artists, vendors and music in the local community.

Santa Monica Ocean Festival: Spend a leisurely morning and afternoon at the Santa Monica Ocean Festival. Watch (or compete!) in paddleboard races, the lifeguard dory race and visit the surf history pop-up museum. For more information visit www.santamonicapier.org.

Make Music Pasadena: Downtown Pasadena is hosting a free music festival this Saturday that runs from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. with dozens of live performances from indie, alternative, jazz, blues, folk, electric and rock music bands. For more information visit www.makemusicpasadena.org.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a weekly calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

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