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What’s Up in October

Fall – and Oktoberfest – is officially in the air! These are some of the things I’m looking forward to this month:

Smorgasburg LA

Every Sunday from 10am to 4pm, the Alameda Produce Market in DTLA is transformed into a bustling bazaar featuring food and shopping vendors. There’s vintage finds, crafts and dozens of unique vendors covering the 5-acre site, which is part of ROW DTLA.


Alpine Village Oktoberfest

Known as the oldest and largest Oktoberfest in Los Angeles, the Alpine Village festival in Torrance has been around since 1968. It started September 8 and runs through October 28th. While much of the fest is geared toward a 21+ crowd, Sundays are family-friendly all-ages days. Either way, it’s not to be missed!


Oktoberfest DTLA

New to the LA Oktoberfest scene is the Pershing Square festival, October 21 and 22. This year is the second annual Oktoberfest DTLA, which features staple German beers like Paulaner as well as a selection of local breweries. Food options also range from traditional brats and pretzels to more contemporary options like Thai-Mexican fusion. The event is all ages and admission is free.


Fall Hikes

While hiking is a favorite LA pastime year-round, there’s something extra special about hitting the trails on these cooler mornings or evenings. And as the days continue to cool down, it’s a perfect time to get reacquainted with nature. Time Out LA has a great list of some top hikes, from Runyon to Malibu’s Corral Canyon and of course, Griffith Park.


The Highlight Room

If German beer and lederhosen aren’t your thing this month, opt for a more intimate nightlife option with The Highlight Room at Dream Hollywood. The 11,000 sq. ft rooftop lounge (pool and grill) offers unparalleled views of the Hollywood Hills and the LA skyline. A great date spot and people-watching lounge with craft cocktails and Californian fare. Definitely a must-try!