20 Wacky, Weird and Wonderful Beverly Hills Landmarks

Fabulous mansions, celebrity sightings, and upscale restaurants all come to mind when you think of Beverly Hills landmarks. Here at The Event Team we always look to bring you unique venues, activities, trends, and ideas. Check out these memorable spots on your own self-guided walking tour, or allow us to create one for your corporate group. Either way, you will seem like an L.A. native after visiting these 20 Wacky, Weird, and Wonderful Beverly Hills Landmarks:

1. The Witch’s House

This relocated thatched roof and odd angled wonder has now been fully restored. The home’s owner and resident Michael J. Libow says that “95 to 98% is new material made to look old.” His labor of love is here to stay – in 2013 the home was listed on Beverly Hill’s local register of historic properties. It is the most requested non-celebrity house to visit in Los Angeles.

witch house beverly hills

2. The O’Neill House

Just off Rodeo’s shopping area, this curvy creation is inspired by art-nouveau architect Antoni Guadi.

oneill house beverly hills landmarks

3. Beverly Hills City Hall

Opened in 1932, this was called the “largest and most expensive City Hall of any municipality its size in the country.” The building appears in a mulitude of films and television shows, including Beverly Hills Cop.

beverly hills landmarks city hall

4 & 5. Beverly Hills High School & its Swim-Nasium

The only major public high school in Beverly Hills, BHHS offers surf classes, a robotics team, and two award-winning news services. The school has served as film location to movies such as Real Women Have Curves and It’s a Wonderful Life. Most notably, Beverly Hills High School’s gym floor doubles as the school’s swimming pool!

beverly hills landmarks high school

6. Margaret Herrick Library

Established in 1928 and now located in Beverly Hills, the library is devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and an industry. In the “Reading Room,” white gloves keep visitors from smudging the movie stills.

beverly hills landmarks margaret herrick library

7. Kabbalah Centre

The Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 and now spans the globe with brick and mortar locations in more than 40 cities as well as extensive online presence. Many celebs (most notably Madonna) have been associated with the Centre.

8. Doheny Apartments

In 1953, Marilyn Monroe lived here the year prior to her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. She returned to a different unit in the complex in 1961.

9. The Metal Zoo

Forget about the pink flamingos in the front yard. This Beverly Hills mansion at Doheny Drive and Clifton Way has a full menagerie complete with elephant, tigers, and a 15′ giraffe. No feeding necessary.

10. House of Bijan

Beverly Hills is home to the most expensive store in the world. House of Bijan is located, where else, on Rodeo Drive. If you have deep enough pockets and a reservation you too can shop at the $12 million store. Otherwise, admire the both Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe and Bijan Bugatti designed by the store’s late namesake parked right outside.

beverly hills landmarks house of bijan

11. Angelyne

You might see this “Barbie Doll of Beverly Hills” speeding around in her famous pink Corvette.

12. Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

Restocked with fresh cupcakes day and night, the world’s first cupcake ATM takes the cake when it comes to immediate gratification.Stop by Sprinkles Cupcakes after a day of shopping and touring the city.

sprinkles cupcake atm beverly hills landmarks

13. Gordon and Lily

This pair, sculpted by Victor Salmones, tries to cross the street at the corner of Camden and little Santa Monica.

Gordon and Lily beverly hills landmarks

14. Googie Gas Station

Located at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Crescent drive, Jack Colker’s 76 station features “Googie” architecture, based on car culture, space, and atomic themes.

15. Princess Leia’s Gate

The late Carrie Fisher’s front gate features playful signs like “No Swimsuits in Lobby,” “Public Telephone Within,” and “Ask Me About Medication Side Effects.”

16. Greystone Mansion

Stroll the grounds of one of Hollywood’s most filmed mansions. You may recognize it serving as Chilton Academy in Gilmore Girls and Rachel’s house in The Bodyguard.

greystone mansion beverly hills landmarks

17. Sheats-Goldstein Residence

This cave-like dwelling appears in films such as, Charlie’s Angels, Pulp Fiction, and The Big Lebowski; the perfect tour stop for cinematic aficionados and thespians.

18. Franklin Canyon Park

This 605-acre public park features a 3-acre lake, hiking trails and a duck pond. The serene locale appears in It Happened One Night, the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show, and the Nickelodeon show Salute Your Shorts.

19. Virginia Robinson Gardens

This exotic paradise (built in 1911) has a  one of the first homes in Beverly Hills!

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20. Hymn of Life Tulips

Just one of over 60 pieces of public art in Beverly Hills, this charming piece by Yayoi Kusama makes for a great photo opp!

tulips beverly hills landmarks

Beverly Hills Landmarks – Need More Info?

If you’re looking for more Beverly Hills landmarks, contact our los angeles destination management company today! Our team of creative event planning professionals will prepare a custom proposal just for your group! (Primary Info & Photo Resource: www.lovebeverlyhills.com and www.discoverlosangeles.com)

Cool for the Summer – 6 Fresh San Diego Tours and Activities

As summer quickly approaches, we’re highlighting some fun-focused tour and team building options for corporate groups. From animal lovers to art aficionados, athletes to brainiacs, there is something for everyone! Here are 6 Fresh San Diego Tours and Activities:

1. Falcon Interaction

Experience flying a trained bird of prey to the glove and learn about one the world’s oldest hunting traditions. During this activity, you can enjoy a basic falconry lesson, or opt for the more in-depth hawk walks for more adventure and glove time with the bird.

san diego tours falcon experience

2. Poolside You Build It Boats

Skip the sand and row, row, row your boat while sipping cocktails poolside. This high-energy team building event challenges guests to design, build, market, and race custom-built boats from the comfort of the hotel pool!

3. TOMS Style Your Sole

One of our most creative philanthropic team building activities, Style Your Sole is the perfect way to express your artistic vision and community spirit. Following this shoe-decorating event, each pair of TOMS will be donated to the local homeless population, plus TOMS will match your donation with shoes for kids around the globe!

san diego tours - toms style your sole

4. Room Escape

Now you can transform a hotel ballroom into a life-size puzzle! For this team building event, participants are “locked” in a room and must escape by exploring their surroundings to find clues and solve a series of puzzles within a set time limit. Depending on venue and group size, multiple rooms and variations are available. Unlock the fun and “escape” with your team.

San Diego Tours Team Building - Room Escape

5. Rock Against the Clock

One of our newest CSR team building activities is our music-focused Rock Against the Clock. At the start of this program, each team is given a guitar body with several missing parts (neck, bridge, strings, etc.). First, participants compete against one another in a variety of challenges to earn the missing pieces of their guitars. Once assembly is complete, teams will play a song using a tablet and instructional apps. After the mini-concert, a representative from a local Boys & Girls Club (and possibly some youth participants) will accept the group’s donation.

san diego tours team building rock against the clock

6. FootGolf 

Following the basic rules of golf, this game utilizes a regulation size soccer ball and 21-inch diameter cups. Don’t worry, we guarantee novices and pros alike will get a kick out of this unique activity.

san diego tours team building - footgolf

San Diego Tours and Activities – Need More Info?

If you’re in search of fresh corporate tours San Diego, contact The Event Team today! Our custom tour proposals feature options for every budget and demographic. In addition to San Diego, we also provide tours throughout Southern California. Additional destinations include Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Change is in the Air – Updates from The Event Team

The Event Team destination management company is constantly making small adjustments behind the scenes to ensure our offerings remain unique, our team remains efficient, and our clients remain happy. A few such adjustments have occurred simultaneously this quarter, and we thought they warranted an official announcement:

Hosts Global Alliance Departure

After almost 20 years with Hosts Global Alliance (formerly USA Hosts), The Event Team has amicably parted ways with the DMC consortium. We were one of HGA’s inaugural members and partnered with them to execute many spectacular events all over Southern California. We wish their team nothing but continued success moving forward.

Soft Re-Brand

We love our “Super People. Superior Events.” motto, and we revere our position as one of the leading destination management companies in Southern California. To further emphasize our strong connection to Southern California’s culture, people, and experiences, we created a new color palette (below) that draws inspiration from SoCal’s sandy beaches, sparkling oceans, sprawling deserts, and dazzling sunsets. Look for these new colors and several other updates to our marketing materials moving forward!

the event team color palette

Service Enhancements

In addition to aesthetic improvements, we’ve also committed to elevating our level of service. Our “just right” size is one of The Event Team’s greatest strengths, and it allows for a more personalized relationship with our clients and groups. Keeping this in mind, we’ve implemented a stronger Preferred Vendor program, a more comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Handbook, and a thorough Pre and Post Program Survey system (which is conducted by our President). As for our product, we are continually striving to create unique and custom out-of-the-box tours, designs, entertainment options, teambuilding programs, and destination experiences that you will only be able to find at The Event Team.

Our Team

Lastly, our longtime Vice President of Sales & Marketing Bill Yahres will be shifting gears to primarily focus on the convention market as our new VP of Business Development. Bill’s extensive experience with large convention groups, tradeshow exhibitors, etc. makes him the perfect fit for this position, and The Event Team is excited to dedicate even more attention to this area.

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Need More Info?

We embrace change and growth at The Event Team, and we are eager to watch the next chapter of our company’s journey unfold. If you have questions or if you’re interested in learning more about our corporate event services, please contact us today! We look forward to helping you plan your next Southern California event!

 

The Event Team’s Holiday So-Calendar

Hello-ho-ho Southern California! We thought we’d kick off December with a holiday guide for each of the destinations we service (San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara). Just because we’re not scraping ice off our windshields or building snowmen in our front yards doesn’t mean we don’t know how to bring it with the holiday cheer. Enjoy!

San Diego Holiday Events

The Event Team - Balboa Park December NightsBalboa Park December Nights: This year marks the 38th annual consecutive Balboa Park December Nights holiday festival. Experience food, music, and entertainment from around the world! New this year is a children’s interactive area complete with crafts and a giant coloring book wall. Experience the culture of Balboa Park and the merriment of the holiday season!

Info:
Date: December 4-5, 2015
Time: 12/4,  3:00-11:00pm – 12/5, noon-11:00pm
Location: Balboa Park (1549 El Prado, San Diego)
Phone: 619-239-0512
Website

The Event Team Petco Park Holiday WonderlandPetco Park Holiday Wonderland: Petco Park has confirmed that the baseball stadium will once again be transformed into its Holiday Wonderland for a second year. Get into the holiday spirit at the field with magical lights, snow, iconic scenes and music, Santa, and a 40’ tree. For 12 nights this holiday season, you and your family can roam around the home of the San Diego Padres on the Polar Express and through Candyland-inspired scenery.

Info:
Date: December 4-23, 2015
Time: 4:30-9:30pm
Location: Petco Park (100 Park Blvd San Diego)
Phone: 619-795-5555
Website

Orange County Holiday Events

The Event Team - Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsThe Nutcracker performance at the Segerstrom: A new Southern California tradition begins with American Ballet Theatre’s newest Nutcracker, created by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and featuring sets and costumes from Richard Hudson (Broadway’s Lion King). A cast of more than 100 performers – including students from our own ABT William J. Gillespie School – accompany young Clara on a dreamlike journey amid colorful, larger-than-life scenery, magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree!

Info:
Date: December 10-20, 2015
Time: varies
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts (600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa)
Phone: 714-556-2787
Website

The Event Team - Winterfest OCWinterfest O.C. Fair: Already nominated in USA TODAY’S 10BEST Holiday Festival poll, Winter Fest is a whimsical getaway that features unlimited ice tubing down a 130-foot, six lane ice slide known as Snowflake Summit, massive ice skating rink, where skaters circle the ice while beloved holiday films play on the theatre-sized projection screen in the background, visits with Mr. & Mrs. Claus in the North Pole building with model trains, arts, crafts, games and cookie decorating for kids, Candy Cane Carnival with 30 rides and games, entertainment from magician Jimmy H., strolling carolers, local bands and more!

Info:
Date: December 18 – January 3, 2015
Time: varies
Location: O.C. Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa)
Phone: 714-708-1500
Website

Los Angeles Holiday Events

L.A. County Holiday Celebration: Gather up your friends and family and go hear L.A.’s biggest holiday show, which includes more than 20 choirs, music ensembles, and dance troupes from all over the city. The free three-hour show celebrates L.A.’s multicultural observation of the holidays with everything from an all-female mariachi ensemble to a Korean dance troupe. Those who cannot attend in person can listen to a live stream of the concert on PBS SoCal.

Info:
Date: December 24, 2015
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N Grand Avenue Los Angeles)
Website

The Event Team - Los Angeles Events Holiday on Ice LA LiveL.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live: Skate around the dazzling Christmas tree that stands in the middle of this outdoor rink, and take in an LED holiday light show on the huge screens around the plaza. Make it a date night with the Supper and Skating deal, which includes a prix-fixe dinner at a handful of LA Live restaurants, ice skate rentals and skating admission for $30 per person.

Info:
Date: November 28, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Time: Weekdays: 5:00pm, Weekends: 3:00pm
Location: L.A. Live (800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles)
Phone:  213-763-5483
Website

Palm Springs Holiday Events

The Event Team - Indio Tamale FestivalIndio International Tamale Festival: Food Network ranked the Indio International Tamale Festival in the top 10 “All-American Food Festivals” in the nation. Visitors delight in scrumptious tamales, endless alternative food options, shopping, and all-day entertainment. Festival fans like to relax while enjoying a variety of dancing shows including traditional Folklorico dancing and line dancing as well as Cheer Groups. Guests can also enjoy live music on five stages. New to the Festival this year… two Community Stages for more opportunities to view local talent!

Info:
Date: December 5-6, 2015
Time: 12/5, 10:00am-8:00pm, 12/6, 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Oldtown Indio (Highway 111 and Indio Blvd, Indio)
Website

The Event Team - Palm Springs Festival of Lights24th Annual Festival of Lights Parade: A much-loved holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs. Featuring a host of marching bands, performing groups, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. Skateboard legend, Tony Hawk will be the Grand Marshall.

Info:
Date: December 5, 2015
Time: 5:45pm
Location:Downtown Palm Springs (Palm Canyon Dr between Ramon Rd and Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs)
Website

Santa Barbara Holiday Events

Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade “World A’ Glow”: More than 50,000 spectators are expected to line downtown Santa Barbara to cheer on a massive group of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and the annual arrival of Santa Claus.

Info:
Date: December 04, 2015

Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: State Street, Sola to Cota
Phone: 805-962-2098, ext 804
Website

the event team santa barbara paradeSanta Barbara Parade of Lights: Around 25 festively decorated and brightly lit boats will sail the Santa Barbara Coastline and be judged in 5 different categories. Be sure not to miss Santa’s Village where everyone can play in fake snow and take photos with Santa (Starting at 3pm) or the extravagant fireworks show at 7pm. For an extra special experience catch the boats parade and fireworks from the “Sunset Kidd” Sailing Yacht (offering 2 hour cruises).

Info:
Date: December 06, 2015
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Santa Barbara Waterfront (219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA)
Phone: 805-564-5530
Website

Need More Info?

Interested in learning more about holiday happenings in Southern California? Feel free to  contact The Event Team for all your Company’s Destination Management Needs:

San Diego Headquarters, servicing San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs events:

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Or The Los Angeles Office, servicing Los Angeles and Santa Barbara events:
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking to for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California, Please Call US Toll-Free at
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

In the News: Noteworthy SoCal Venues and Activities

It’s always a fun challenge to stay on top of Southern California’s ever-changing landscape of venues and activities. At The Event Team (a leading DMC for San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles County events) we devote entire portions of our weekly staff meetings to discuss new tours, restaurant openings, and industry trends in the area. We also schedule frequent site visits to get a feel for these venues and activities in person. Sure, it’s a fantastic work perk, but the bottom line is we want to ensure that our proposals include the most current and creative options and that our guests have the best possible experience while visiting our destinations. On that note, here are a few new and/or noteworthy venues and activities we are excited to offer:

San Diego Restaurants and Venues:

Café Gratitude: This popular 100% organic plant-based restaurant chain recently opened its first San Diego location on Kettner Blvd. in Little Italy, just a couple blocks away from the beautiful Waterfront Park. Café Gratitude is known for creating a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both the community and the planet. Our friends at San Diego Magazine hit the nail on the head when they called Café Gratitude “yoga for your mouth.”

Why we love it: It just makes sense for a venue of this caliber to exist in our health-conscious destination. We think a sunrise yoga session at the park followed by a delicious brunch at Café Gratitude would make for a fantastic feel-good spouse tour.

The Event Team - Cafe Gratitude San Diego

Coasterra: Cohn Restaurant group has done it again, this time with Coasterra, located on the San Diego Bay directly across from downtown San Diego. Offering over 28,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor events space that can accommodate up to 1,400 guests, Coasterra is sure to be a major player in the San Diego corporate events industry.

Why we love it: Delicious modern Mexican cuisine, group-friendly venue, and views that won’t quit. What’s not to love?

The Event Team - Coasterra San Diego

Los Angeles Venues and Activities:

The Petersen Automotive Museum – Behind the Scenes Vault Tour
After a two-year renovation, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open its newly designed location in December of 2015, that will feature dynamic redesigned exterior by Kohn Pedersen and a new interior featuring 22 new exhibit galleries.

Why we love it: The new 75-minute “Behind the Scenes” Vault Tour, an exclusive tour of the underground storage Vault of the Museum to see over 100 years of automotive history, paired with an private cocktail reception or dinner on the Penthouse & Terrace level, would be an once in a lifetime experience for any group.

The Event Team - Petersen Automotive Museum

Fashionista Tour: Rodeo Drive Shopping with a Celebrity Stylist

Led by our Celebrity Stylist guide, guests will learn the ins and outs of Beverly Hills shopping with a special private VIP tour of stores on Rodeo Drive. Guests will be escorted into luxury stores such as Gucci, Louie Vuitton, and Prada to not only shop, but to get fashion & style advice from our Celebrity Stylist. After the tour, the group can opt to take a short walk to an exclusive dining experience at celebrity-owned Villa Blanca.

Why we love it: What fashion-lover wouldn’t want to have their very own Pretty Woman experience at one of the most iconic shopping locations in the world?

The Event Team - Rodeo Drive

Need more info?

If you have a corporate group coming to Southern California, and you’d like to know more about these and other options, contact The Event Team DMC for a proposal! Mention the code NOV15 to receive special offers on the above options! (Minimum 30 guests).

To contact The Event Team for all your Company’s Destination Management Needs:

San Diego Headquarters, servicing San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs events:

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Or The Los Angeles Office, servicing Los Angeles and Santa Barbara events:
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking to for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California, Please Call US Toll-Free at
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

Employee, Staff, Vendor, and Hotelier of the Third Quarter Announced

Every quarter, The Event Team is proud to recognize a few “super people” who have contributed to our company’s success in a huge way. Our Southern California DMC relies on great relationships with vendors, staff, and hoteliers to ensure successful corporate events and happy clients. Here are the third quarter winners for 2015!

Full Time Employee of the Quarter: Jennifer Dotson, Director of Operations (San Diego and Orange County, CA)

Jenn’s passion for her job and her clients has never been more evident than in the last several months. She stepped up to take on a significant number of logistically challenging San Diego and Orange County programs, all the while remaining calm and cool on the outside to provide each client with a professional, pro-active Operations Manager and a flawless event.  To ensure customer satisfaction, our CEO Matt Robbins sends out post event surveys to all our clients. This quarter Jenn received glowing reviews on her programs, including one of the highest scores ever on a Program Report Card. Her attention to detail and commitment and fulfilling client requests is clearly paying off! Jenn’s primary talent is customer service and making sure all of her clients feel important and taken care of. The Event Team is proud of her hard work and dedication.

The Event Team - Jennifer Dotson

Field Staff Employee of the Quarter: John Burk (Los Angeles, CA)

John Burk has been a very valuable member of The Event Team’s field staff through the years. He always steps up when needed and goes the extra mile while working with our Los Angeles DMC on corporate events. Our operations managers can always count on him to be a leader and team player among his field staff peers, as well as a reliable ambassador for The Event Team’s Los Angeles office.

Hotelier of the Quarter: Rachel Strong, Hard Rock Hotel (San Diego, CA)

The Event Team’s DOS Romy Linde goes way back with Rachel in the hospitality industry. Rachel recently brought Romy in to help with a potential incentive tour program in San Diego’s Gaslamp District.  “I love Rachel’s contagious energy and enthusiasm,” said Romy. “She is a true professional and I admire her work ethic. It has been a pleasure to work with Rachel through the years!” Congratulations, Rachel, and thanks for your continued partnership and friendship with The Event Team!

The Event Team - Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Rachel Strong

Vendor of the Quarter: Hike Bike Kayak (La Jolla, CA)

Seems like every group that The Event Team serviced this quarter wanted to spend some time on the water.  We kept our valued partner Hike Bike Kayak quite busydown in La Jolla Shores, and they continually provided great customer service and a great experience for our clients.  Whether it was 8 or 80 guests, each group had a wonderful time exploring the sea caves and our beautiful San Diego coastline.  When working with a valued partner like Hike Bike Kayak, we know that our Southern California clients are in good hands.

The Event Team - San Diego Kayaking Tours

Need More Info?

Want to work with these fine folks for your next Southern California corporate event? Send us your RFP today! Mention the code WINNING315 for discounted rates on your next San Diego tour program (Minimum 30 particpants).

 To contact Event Team:

San Diego Headquarters, servicing San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs events:

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Or The Los Angeles Office, servicing Los Angeles and Santa Barbara events:
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking to for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California, Please Call US Toll-Free at
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

5 Oktoberfests In and Around Los Angeles

Even though one wouldn’t know it by the weather, it’s fall in Southern California and with it comes the world’s favorite beer festival, Oktoberfest. Don’t have the time or money to fly to Munich? Don’t worry, Los Angeles folks, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 Oktoberfest Celebrations happening around the city.

Alpine Village

Boasting the longest running Oktoberfest event in Los Angeles, Alpine Village (located in Torrance) has been celebrating their version of the Bavarian festival since 1968. One of Germany’s favorite beer brands, Warsteiner, will be the main libation for the traditionalists, and for those find their palate a little closer to home, fear not, there will be various ciders, craft brews and wines served as well (selection changes every week). In addition to copious amounts of beer, there will be traditional Oom-Pah songs as well as modern Oktoberfest classics sung. Interactive elements are present at the village as well, with the chicken dance commencing every hour and competitions such as Das Boot.

The Event Team - Alpine Village Oktoberfest

LA Oktoberfest

Taking place right off the 405 freeway at The Olympic Collection Banquet and Conference Center, LA Oktoberfest is the place to be for all the west-siders looking to show some Bavarian spirit. Enjoy singing along to old time drinking tunes while guzzling brews served by beautiful beer maidens. Don’t miss entering the stein-holding contest or silent auction!

Oktoberfest at the Fairplex

For those situated East of Los Angeles and beyond, be sure to check out Oktoberfest at the Pomona Fairplex. One needs not look further than the website description, “Bavarian music. Beer.Authentic German Food. Beer. Chicken Dance. Beer. Games and Prizes. Beer.”  There will be multiple music acts such as The Rheinlanders, a traditional German Oom-Pah band, as well Queen, Journey, and Led Zeppelin tribute bands.

 

Old World Oktoberfest

While technically not taking place in Los Angeles proper, this Orange County festival celebrates Oktoberfest like no other (as one would expect from the winners of “Best Bratwurst in California”). Old World has been celebrating since 1977 and is showing no signs of slowing down, offering multiple types of authentic German beer, food, and bands. Don’t forget to visit Kinderfest (Oktoberfest fun for the whole family) at Old World taking place every Sunday in October and the first Sunday of November.

The Event Team - Old World Oktoberfest

Burbank Beer Festival

The Burbank Beer Festival is not akin to the ones being celebrated in Munich, but they do have one very important factor in common: beer. The Burbank Beer Festival will host over 85 beers on tap consisting of local and non-local brews. For those who choose to abstain from, or are not yet old enough to consume, keep an eye out for art vendors, handcrafted products, and the live entertainment performing all day long.

The Event Team - Burbank Beer Festival

 

Throw Your Own Oktoberfest

Not in the Los Angeles/Orange County area this month but interested in adding some Oktoberfest flavor to your next Southern California corporate event? The Event Team can organize a beer festival for your private group, complete with traditional or modern event décor, professional beer connoisseurs and tastings, games, and live music. Contact us today and mention the code OOMPAH for discounts on an Oktoberfest décor package!

The Event Team - Oktoberfest Deocr

The Event Team - Backyard Brewery

To contact Event Team:

San Diego Headquarters, servicing San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs events:

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Or The Los Angeles Office, servicing Los Angeles and Santa Barbara events:
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking to for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California, Please Call US Toll-Free at
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888