Mexican Independence Day. Photo courtesy of Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico
Mexican Independence Day. Photo courtesy of Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico

Free in September: 22 Things To Do That Don't Cost a Thing

Free stuff to do in Los Angeles? Yes! We've got you covered from free movies to fleet week. Sure, school may be back in session, but that doesn't mean the family fun has to end. So here's just about every awesome event happening this September that won't break the bank.


Old Town Orange Plaza
Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866

The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center
100 Swinford Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Huntington Beach Central Park
Gothard between Slater and Talbert 7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park
3300 State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Olvera Street
845 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA

Central & West Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Santa Monica along Ocean, Main & Colorado, eg
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Library Park Memorial Fountain
321 S. Myrtle Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016

The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Multiple Locations
60+ sites throughout Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

multiple locations throughout California & the US
see individual venue for address
Los Angeles, CA

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Abbot Kinney Blvd
festival runs from Venice Blvd to Main Street
Venice, CA

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049