The LA list: What to do in LA in July 2024

From fireworks to football, these are the best things to do in LA this July

While the Southern California summer is endless, Los Angeles peaks in July. The long hours of golden light bathe the city in a rich glow. The double shot of vitamin D is exactly what’s needed to fuel your journey through each and every one of the delights below. From celebrating America’s birthday on Malibu Beach to watching a Premier League friendly, locals and visitors alike are, as always, looked after by the City of Angels.

Malibu fourth of July fireworks

Malibu is the fourth of July ringmaster. Allow us to paint a picture for you. You’re strolling down the beach, ankle deep in the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean. You’ve told yourself that you’re looking for the perfect spot to watch the evening’s fireworks, but it’s Malibu and everywhere is idyllic. You look up at one of the beach houses and get tossed a can of Bud Light by a friendly neighbour. Your soundtrack is a rotation of Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Creedence Clearwater in between crashing waves. Life is good, but really, life is a beach. Happy fourth of July.

When? July 4

Where? Malibu Beach

How much? Free

Malibu fourth July fireworks

Malibu fourth July fireworks

Learn More

Burgette

Head Chef Sean MacDonald designed the space with the hidden gems one discovers in the back alleys and side streets of Paris in mind. He set out to make burgers and beer sexy, and succeeded in spades. This cosy establishment is filled with dark woods and deep red accents, befitting of a menu comprising burgers and red wines. While everything on the menu is a knockout, the La Vivianne burger, named after MacDonald’s grandmother, is sensational. Served with spiced tomato jam, bone marrow butter, and French raclette, this burger will have you wondering why you would ever eat somewhere else.

When? Ongoing

Where? Santa Monica

How much? Prices vary

Burgette

Burgette

Learn More

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones played in Los Angeles for the first time sixty years ago. Not many artists can claim to have defined an entire genre, let alone entire generations. On July 10th and 13th, they will be stopping at SoFi Stadium to promote their recently released Hackney Diamonds album. This was the last album to feature the Wembley Whammer, Charlie Watts, before he gave his personal blessing and passed the torch to the rhythmic legend, Steve Jordan. Since then, Jordan has done his homework and the Stones sound as tight as ever.

When? July 10 & 13

Where? SoFi Stadium

How much? From $55

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

Learn More

Tom Segura

His last tour entailed over 300 performances across the globe. His latest book reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list. His latest Netflix special reached number one on the charts. On July 12th, Tom Segura will be kicking off the Come Together tour at The Fred Kavli Theater. His delivery is seemingly fluid and dry. His stories are relatable. His style is accessible for all and his jokes are hysterical. Tickets consistently sell out so grab them before it’s too late.

When? July 12

Where? Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks

How much? From $62

Tom Segura

Tom Segura

Learn More

Black Rabbit Rose

The Black Rabbit Rose oozes cool. Designed as a modern day answer to the famed Magic Castle, this candle-lit lounge might be the most alluring spot in Los Angeles. Once you are escorted through the red velvet curtains, you’ll find yourself in a Prohibition-style speakeasy. As you scan your surroundings, you’ll find magicians delighting guests’ eyes and ears around the room. They might join you up at the bar just long enough to take your breath away before disappearing from your very eyes. As far as the food is concerned, the Thai-Chinese dishes are served by Crying Tiger, a neighbouring takeout favourite.

When? Ongoing

Where? Hollywood

How much? Prices vary

Black Rabbit Rose

Black Rabbit Rose

Learn More

Man United vs. Arsenal

Football in America is growing in a rapid and exciting way. While Premier League matches typically take place across the Atlantic, Manchester United FC will be facing down Arsenal in a preseason match at the SoFi Stadium. This will be the first of three matches played among three of the Premier League’s most legendary teams on tour in North America. Last year, Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-0 at a sold out MetLife stadium just outside New York City so there is no doubt Arsenal will be looking for revenge. As for SoFi stadium, it’s L.A.’s brand-new flagship stadium with state-of-the-art amenities.

When? July 27

Where? SoFi Stadium

How much? From $103

Manchester United vs. Arsenal

Manchester United vs. Arsenal

Learn More

For more L.A. highlights, check out our pick of the city's best rooftop bars...

Become a Gentleman’s Journal Member?

Become a Gentleman’s Journal Member?

Like the Gentleman’s Journal? Why not join the Clubhouse, a special kind of private club where members receive offers and experiences from hand-picked, premium brands. You will also receive invites to exclusive events, the quarterly print magazine delivered directly to your door and your own membership card.

Click here to find out more

Further reading