Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

Sat Sep 23, 2023 - Sun Sep 24, 2023
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Repeating every days through September 24, 2023.
9:00am PT
Age: All ages
Price: All access:$47; Kids 12 and under free with paying adult; students with ID: $20 at the door
Torrance Cultural Arts Center

Ukulele fans of all experience levels - from expert players to curious spectators -  are invited to the 2023 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival. 

Ticket holders can enjoy all-star performances, participate in unlimited workshops as well as classes and presentations for beginners of all ages, shop the ukulele marketplace, and indulge in Hawaiian food.

New this year: the festival offers free classes for complete beginners in the George Nakano Theatre throughout the day (main festival access not included). 

Ukulele Artists and Workshop Instructors include: Hawaii artists Abe Lagrimas Jr.; Corey Fujimoto; Kalei Gamiao; Craig Chee; Mika Kane; Sarah Maisel; from Wisconsin, Lil Rev and Katie DeNure; from Italy, Ukulollo; from Brazil, Jenifer Cabrera; from Chicago, Abby Lyons; from Canada, Peter Luongo; along with San Diego-based musician Anthony Stanley; Bay Area-based Ukulenny; Los Angeles teacher Melanie Kareem; and festival producer Mitch Chang.

The festival is an interactive, hands-on event. Attendees may bring their own ukulele, or can purchase one from vendors selling on site. The Ukulele Marketplace, located in the entry plaza of the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, is free and open to the public.


In addition and in conjunction with the Ukulele Festival, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents a live concert featuring NUE - a trio of ukulele musicians from Hawaii - on Sunday at 2pm in the James Armstrong Theatre. This concert is separately ticketed.

This celebration of the little 4-stringed musical wonder is held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.