Summer at Descanso

Summer is the season to head outside and enjoy the beauty and nature of Descanso Gardens. As summer nights get cooler, our programming heats up with Music on the Main, Summer Songs, World Rhythms, and Descanso After Hours. Advance tickets are required for all Summer at Descanso events, so book yours today!

Please note: There are no reciprocal gardens admissions for our Summer at Descanso events.

Music on the Main. 8 Thursdays, June 15 to August 3, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland. This season features bright newcomers and a mix of styles. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from Patina’s concession stand, and enjoy a wonderful evening under the Descanso oaks with friends. All shows are free with admission to the Gardens. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance tickets required, get yours here:


Summer
Songs
. 6 Wednesdays, June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26, August 16 and August 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Come relax, enjoy a cold beer, wander through the Rose Garden and the shade of Descanso’s oak trees and Camellia Forest as the sun sets. Advance tickets required, get yours here:


World Rhythms
. 6 Tuesdays, June 27 to August 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens. Bring a picnic or purchase Patina grill favorites for a family-friendly evening of fun! All shows are free with admission to the Gardens. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. World Rhythms is made possible with support from the Capital Group. Advance tickets required, get yours here:


Descanso After Hours
. Descanso stays open late from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 20 to August 24. Enjoy the cooler temperatures and the serenity of the Gardens as the sun starts to set! Advance tickets required, get yours here: