Beverly Hills Signature Events
Superb dining options, top-notch hotels, the sweetest treats and scores of boutiques from the best clothing brands are just a few things that make Beverly Hills a premier destination, year-round. But what makes the city even more special are its signature events and promotions. From priceless car shows, art festivals and pet parades to holiday celebrations, farmers markets and outdoor movies, Beverly Hills gives everyone a great reason to visit.
Chinese New Year
Beverly Hills celebrates Chinese New Year and Spring Festival each year with exclusive hotel packages featuring special cultural amenities, festive décor throughout the city and exceptional offers for shopping and dining for all visitors to Beverly Hills. Past Chinese New Year celebrations have included a full stage show on Rodeo Drive featuring traditional Chinese entertainment, art installations and red envelopes and in 2015, a full production of acclaimed performances from Beijing Performance & Arts Group, including Chinese acrobatics from the China National Acrobatic Troupe, a Peking Opera piece by the renowned Chen Junhua and other extraordinary dance and musical acts. Beverly Hills is committed to being a China-friendly travel destination and this holiday provides a great opportunity for both locals and visitors to experience the special customs of this important holiday.
For more information on Beverly Hills' Chinese New Year celebration, click here.
Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance
Held annually on the first Sunday of May, the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance displays over 150 automobiles at the historic Greystone Mansion. A 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast, 1937 Cord 812 and Jay Leno’s 1917 Fiat Botafogo Special have each made appearances at the annual show. Each vehicle on display competes for “Best of Show,” “Peoples’ Choice,” “Best in Class” and many other awards. Past winners include a 1904 Schacht Model K voted “Best in Class,” 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost for “Best of Show,” a “Best in Class” 1963 Shelby Cobra and a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ for “Best of Show.”
This ticketed event boasts classic pre-1975 cars, a field full of motorcycles and gourmet food and beverages. Attendees can also enjoy live music, fashion shows and unique lectures, which in the past have included topics such as professional stunt driving and automobile photography. To top it off, guests are given the very rare opportunity to go inside and explore the entire historic Greystone Mansion, which is normally closed to the public during park operating hours.
For more information on the next Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance, click here.
Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance
A Father’s Day tradition for over 20 years, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance draws high quality classic automobiles and luxurious new models to Beverly Hills, such as the 2015 Ford Mustang, a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom and a McLaren 12C. The coveted automobiles are displayed along Rodeo Drive for auto-enthusiasts of all kinds to admire.
Named one of the “300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World” by top travel publisher Frommer’s, The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance follows a different theme each year. Previous themes include, “THE BRITISH ARE COMING!” with Aston Martin as a featured marque and “100 Years of Horse Power,” a celebration of Beverly Hills’ centennial year in 2014.
In years past, the event welcomed George Barris' 1966 TV Batmobile, launched the all-new Jaguar XJ model and in celebration of Learjet’s 50th anniversary, parked a mockup of the new Learjet 85, a private jet, on Rodeo Drive for thousands of people to see up-close.
For more information on the next Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance, click here.
Concerts on Cañon & Summer Movie Nights
In the summer months, locals and visitors are invited to attend a series of outdoor events produced by the City of Beverly Hills: Concerts on Cañon and Sunday Movie Nights.
Every Thursday evening under the stars, residents and travelers gather to listen to live music in Beverly Cañon Gardens at Concerts on Cañon. Musical styles vary from jazz and samba to classic rock-and-roll. Seating is first-come, first-served and guests are encouraged to order their meals to-go from one of the many neighboring restaurants to enjoy at the show.
To add to the summer fun, the City of Beverly Hills presents Sunday Movie Nights. Every-other Sunday night, guests are invited to enjoy a free movie screening, projected onto a 20-foot inflatable screen, in Beverly Cañon Gardens. The movie schedule tends to be family-friendly with a mix of films, ranging from comedies and classics to musicals and animation. Much like Concerts on Cañon, seating is first-come, first-served and guests are welcome to order carry-out from one of the many amazing Beverly Hills restaurants and dine in the park while they enjoy the film.
Once a year, the City of Beverly Hills Department of Community Services invites pets and pet lovers alike to Roxbury Park for Woofstock 90210! This free canine extravaganza features over 35 pet-related vendors, food trucks and live entertainment, including a pet parade and talent show competition, where awards are given to “Best Dressed” and “Most Talented.” Woofstock 90210 also has veterinarians and trainers on-site to meet with and collect more information about their services. Though this event is geared more towards the doggies, in the past there have been vendors with products for your feline friends, too.
To round out this family-friendly event, there are always on-site pet adoptions for those looking to give a furry friend a new home. Grab your pups, you won’t want to miss out on this tail-wagging good time!
Holidays in Beverly Hills
From November to January, Beverly Hills transforms itself into a winter wonderland in celebration of the holiday season. Store fronts and hotel lobbies become must-see attractions as they update their décor to reflect the colors and spirit of the season. Multiple festivities, from live music to visits with Santa, take place in the Golden Triangle and attract families from near and far.
The season’s kick-off event is typically the Rodeo Drive Lighting Celebration. This event is free to the public and often includes live music and faux snowfall. In years prior, the holiday season in Beverly Hills has featured a European-style Holiday Bazaar, the lighting of a 9-foot menorah, visits with Santa and a special tour around town aboard the city’s Jolly Trolley with Mrs. Claus as a guide.
Beginning the first week of November every year, www.lovebeverlyhills.com/holidays is your source for holiday events and happenings in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills artSHOW
Each spring and fall, four blocks of historic Beverly Gardens Park become the place to be for art enthusiasts, food truck fans and anyone looking to enjoy the day outside at the Beverly Hills artSHOW. These two-day shows are one of the city’s many tributes to arts and culture and attracts over 240 international and domestic artists who showcase and sell their artwork. Art pieces on display and for sale come in various mediums including, watercolor, paint, jewelry, sculpture and pottery. All featured artists staff their booths throughout the weekend so they may provide details on the pieces they create and the inspiration behind them.
The artSHOW attracts as many as 50,000 attendees, including Southern California art dealers searching for new art to add to their collections. The Beverly Hills artSHOW is family-friendly, free to attend and also features food trucks, beer and wine gardens, children’s art stations and live music.
For dates, times and more info: www.beverlyhills.org/artshow
Beverly Hills Farmers' Market
Open every Sunday from 9am-1pm, rain or shine, the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market offers the finest California-grown seasonal produce, juices, baked goods, specialty items and more in a festive open-air setting. This certified farmers’ market showcases more than 60 local farmers and vendors and features a petting zoo, live music and holds special events like an annual Pie Bake in June, PickleFest in August and Cookin’ Kids, an educational workshop held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
For more information, visit www.beverlyhills.org/farmersmarket