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Aug
29
Wed
End of Summer Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The gardens stay open extra late for the End of Summer Celebration. Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of the The Flashdance DJswander through the gardens to the sounds of live music. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Bring your own flashlight!

Advance tickets requiredDescanso Gardens members can reserve tickets during a preorder beginning August 13. Tickets will be released to the public on August 16.

  • The Flashdance DJs | 5:30–10pm
  • Crafting | 5:30–9:30pm
  • Live Music | 6–8pm
  • Stargazing | 8:30–9:30 pm | See the night sky through a telescope with the help of the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers.
  • Barbecue and Cocktails by Patina | 5:30–9pm | Enjoy signature cocktails inspired by summer, beer, and barbecue favorites for purchase.

 

Oct
13
Sat
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual festival set in our Japanese Garden. Enjoy family-friendly events including a tour of the garden, taiko drum performances and crafting.

Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm
View examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Taiko Drummers | 11:30am & 1:30pm
Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion.

Crafting | 10am – 1pm
Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden.

Taiko drummers

Image information: © Martha Benedict

Oct
14
Sun
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual festival set in our Japanese Garden. Enjoy family-friendly events including a tour of the garden, taiko drum performances and crafting.

Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm
View examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Taiko Drummers | 11:30am & 1:30pm
Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion.

Crafting | 10am – 1pm
Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden.

Taiko drummers

Image information: © Martha Benedict