What to Expect from Los Angeles in September
September continues Los Angeles' best weather, warm but with little chance of rain, clear days and little fog, but while it's tapering off, smog is still likely.
Los Angeles Weather in September
Average High Temperature: 82°F/28°C
Average Low Temperature: 63°F/17°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.28 inches (0.7 cm) rain, 89% sunshine
What Pack, What to Wear in September
A jacket is always a good idea for evening near the water. Short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants, with a sweater for layering are good, but you'll find less need for shorts than earlier in the year.
Los Angeles September Events
- The Taste: Sponsored by the LA Times, this Labor Day weekend event includes local celebrity chefs, cooking and mixology demos and a Labor Day picnic.
- Pageant of the Masters and Festival of the Arts: This annual event in Laguna Beach is hard to describe, but you'll be glad you went so you can try.
- Los Angeles County Fair: It starts Labor Day weekend and runs the whole month.
- Tall Ships Festival: Those beautiful, tall-masted sailing ships that everyone loves to see come to Dana Point in Orange County every September.
Especially Fun in September
Summer is the time for outdoor concerts. The season at Hollywood Bowl runs from late June through mid-October. Across the freeway, the Ford Amphitheatre runs a full summer of fun concerts and shows. Leaning more toward rock, the Greek Theatre has shows June through October.
Surfline says September through November is the best time to surf in Southern California.
Whale watchers can see something nearly year round: gray whales in winter and blue whales during the summer months. Find the best places to see them and when in the guides to Los Angeles whale watching and Orange County whale watching.