Annual & Special Events

Carnival ride at Fiesta La Ballona

Check out the list of annual and special events happening in Culver City.

January

Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day In January, the Culver City community gathers to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Culver City is inspired by the work of Dr. King, who committed his life to the pursuit of equality and justice for all, and by his dedication to use peaceful means to teach social justice.

Spring

Spring Egg Hunt

Carnival rides at Fiesta La Ballona In partnership with the Culver City Kiwanis Club, the annual event is held the third Saturday in March at Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Ave on the main field. The hunt is for ages walking to 10 years old. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be fun family activities, including arts & crafts, games and a photo booth with Mr. Bunny. Don't forget your baskets.  

May

George Barris Culver City Car Show

A car on display at the George Barris Culver City Car Show In May, George Barris, car customizer extraordinaire, creator of many great vehicles from the Movies & TV, displays some of his great creations alongside great classic cars & hot rods from all across California!  Learn more about the George Barris Culver City car show.

June

Taste of the Nation

Food samples at Taste of the Nation Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.  

Summer

A band performing at the Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival

Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival

This annual summer music series is presented in City Hall Courtyard and normally runs on Thursday evenings starting in June and continuing through the end of August.  

Fiesta La Ballona

Carnival rides at Fiesta La Ballona In August, the Fiesta La Ballona, "Festival of the People", is a weekend festival celebrating Culver City in Veteran's Park with food, entertainment and amusement rides.

The Los Angeles Westside Food & Wine Summer Festival

Food and wine tasting sample at The Los Angeles Westside Food & Wine Festival The Los Angeles Westside Food & Wine Summer Festival benefiting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels brings the Culver City Community and Westside together for a fabulous time including delicious food, wine, spirits, live music/entertainment and more.

September

Ballona Creek Cleanup

Participants and their finds at the Ballona Creek Cleanup Each September, Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations and local community support participate in the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on the Ballona Creek bike path.  

October

October Abilities Carnival

Abilities carnival participants The carnival will feature barbecue, carnival game booths, arts and crafts, karaoke, live entertainment, a photo booth, community resource tables, and a quiet activity room. All activities have been specially designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Free hot dogs, burgers, pizza, cotton candy, and popcorn will be served.  

The Los Angeles Westside Food & Wine Summer Festival

Food and wine tasting sample at The Los Angeles Westside Food & Wine Festival The Los Angeles Westside Food & Wine Summer Festival benefiting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels brings the Culver City Community and Westside together for a fabulous time including delicious food, wine, spirits, live music/entertainment and more.

November

Asian World Film Festival logo

Asian World Film Festival

The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries.  

December

Culver City Film Festival logo

Culver City Film Festival

The Culver City Film Festival brings together a diverse group of film makers to share recent work and recognize local talent in a city celebrated for it's cinematic history and cultural depth.  

Downtown Culver City Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Celebrate peace, good will and the holiday season at this annual event. See Santa Claus as he makes a very special visit, all the way from the North Pole! Downtown Culver City businesses provide the hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies and other festive treats that are sure to make everyone feel merry. Enjoy performances by local choirs, as well as appearances by the Mayor and city council members.

Culver City Holiday Tower Lighting

Watch from below as the “tree” surrounding Vets Tower is illuminated. After illuminating the tree, Santa will arrive on a fire truck. Photo opportunities with Santa will be available along with holiday crafts and refreshments.