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Events are our obsession.
We produce over 90 a year. And we're not satisfied unless each and every one of them is the kind of only-in-L.A. immersive experience that captivates attendees and delivers one-of-kind opportunities for brands.
From L.A.'s culinary stars to Hollywood's A-listers, top thinkers to political leaders, we draw the biggest names and the most engaged audiences.
Our events are creatively inspired, thoroughly planned and flawlessly executed to meet the highest expectations — of our attendees and our partners.
We invite your brand to get a ticket in.
April 13 & 14, 2019
Each April, more than 150,000 people flock to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for a weekend that is uniquely L.A. Over two days, booklovers hear authors and celebrities talk, families enjoy the Children’s Stage and outdoor entertainment, foodies see famed chefs perform live demos at the Cooking Stage and everyone is inspired by an atmosphere of free-flowing inspiration. Attendees are a diverse mix of families and singles, young and old. The common denominator is they spend significant time ‒ and money ‒ during their visit.
- 153,000 attendees
- Families, children, millennials, seniors, literary elite and pop culture influencers
- Average spent per person $92
- $98,500 average HHI, with 10% of attendees at $200,000+
- 85% graduated college and 45% hold a graduate degree
April 12, 2019 at Festival of Books
The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were first awarded in 1980 and salute literary excellence while celebrating the community of readers in Los Angeles. Prizes include the Kirsch Award, which has honored more than 30 writers from the West, and the Innovator’s Award, which recognizes individuals and institutions who are advancing books, publishing, and storytelling into the cutting edge world of the future. After the prizes, LA's highest-profile thought leaders are invited to a private gala. It is a who’s who of literary, entertainment and civic leaders.
- 1,200 attendees
- Authors, publishing industry insiders, and book enthusiasts
- Median age of 45
The Ideas Exchange features in-demand speakers engaging in dynamic conversations with Los Angeles Times journalists, offering fresh insights on a topic of current crucial interest. Past speakers include: Trevor Noah, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Arianna Huffington, Shonda Rhimes, Malcolm Gladwell, Carrie Brownstein, Frank Gehry, Bill Nye, Ken Burns, The Creators of Hamilton, and Salman Rushdie.
- 1,200 – 3,200 attendees
- Insightful, intelligent, upscale adults
- Average age of 47
- Average HHI of $122,000, with 20% at $200,000+
- 54% hold a graduate degree
May 5th – September 15th, 2018
EAT | SEE | HEAR, a Los Angeles Times event, is a summer event series featuring gourmet food trucks, live music and outdoor movies. A fun and affordable event in the town that revolutionized the movie and music industries and started the national food truck frenzy.
- 91% college educated
- 70% ages 25 - 44
- 56% HHI of $50k - $100k, with 25% over $100k
- 54% female
In what has become the largest food festival in America, the LA Times Food Bowl will take over L.A.’s food scene for the entire month of May. To include over 300 events such as in-restaurant experiences, a major new multi-day Outdoor Night Market in downtown L.A.’s Grand Park, pop-ups, and top notch programming by the world’s top chefs, LA Times Food Bowl will open up the city through the ultimate foodie’s guide to eating out and having fun in Los Angeles.
- 45% Multi-cultural
- 80% of attendees are under 45 years old
- 60% of attendees have HHI of $100k+, with 20% at $200k+
- Upscale, dynamic, and passionate foodies
- Top L.A. chefs, restaurants, and culinary influencers
Los Angeles: August 31 – September 2, 2018 & Costa Mesa: October 19– 21, 2018
Hosted by The Times' acclaimed food writers and editors, The Taste showcases the best of SoCal’s highly influential culinary scene. Comprised of six distinct events and themes, across two weekends and two counties. Participating restaurants and renowned chefs serve up samples of their favorite dishes, while live cooking demonstrations amplify the best of what’s available in Southern California and the city’s top mixologists offer delicious beverages that are setting the standard for L.A.’s cocktail culture.
- 9,000 attendees
- Culinary influencers and passionate foodies
- Dominate Age Group: 36-45
- $123,000+ average HHI, with 24% at $200,000
- 79% hold a college or graduate degree
December 3, 2018
Inspired by our Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold's list of the 101 best restaurants in L.A., The Gold List gives an exclusive crowd a chance to mingle with Jonathan and renowned chefs while sampling from select restaurants. An exclusive crowd of culinary tastemakers and LA Times subscribers ensures interaction and attention from attendees.
- 600 attendees
- LA Times subscribers and leading members of the L.A. food scene
- Median age of 48
- $150,000 average HHI, with 25% at $200,000+
May (Emmys) & October through January (Oscar Season)
During Emmy and Oscar awards seasons, the Envelope Screening Series welcomes a select audience of Hollywood Guild members, Academy voters and Los Angeles Times subscribers to consider and enjoy the year’s most talked about TV shows and films at over 20 live events annually. Films include the years top box office movies, award season contenders plus independent, documentaries and foreign films. TV shows include national broadcast and online streaming service platforms. Q&As with the cast and creative team follows each screening, each are moderated by a Los Angeles Times journalist.
- 3,000 attendees per season
- Hollywood guild members and Academy voters
- Median age of 45
April (Emmy Season) & December (Oscar Season)
During the spring, the LA Times journalists sit down with the creative talent of television's most popular shows for a series of roundtable talks about todays most popular TV shows. The series includes 3 categories: Drama Comedy and Show Runners. In December, LA Times writers Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen host a series of intimate, sit-down conversations with the year's most talked about actors, directors and producers. Each discussion in the series generates memorable — and widely viewed — highlights of the speakers' most recent projects and storied careers. Content is seen by millions via LAT distribution channels and is promoted via coordinated marketing and PR promotional efforts.
- Closed set
Throughout the year, The Indie Focus Screening Series spotlights hand-selected independent, foreign and documentary films — prior to release. After each screening, there is an insightful Q&A with the filmmakers and casts, moderated by LA Times film writer Mark Olsen. The Indie Focus newsletter and podcast are also available for sponsorship. This event has a growing e-mail list with a high engagement rate.
- 3,000 attendees per season
- LA Times subscribers
- Age of 35+
- $75,000 - $100,000 HH
January, March, July & September
Your brand can be there when the LA Times editorial team sets up shop at top film festivals and award shows. Our custom-branded and private photo and video studio gives our readers and sponsors full access to A-list celebrities, musicians, internet influencers, and top talent. We go behind the lens, letting viewers in on the antics and conversations that take place in our studio, as well as scenes from the street – from the fashion looks to the social scene. The LATHQ is also a rare gifting opportunity to put your product directly in the hands of participating talent. Festivals include Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Comic-Con International San Diego and Toronto International Film Festival.
- Closed Set
Each April at Festival of Books
The Hoy Cultural Neighborhood at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is filled with family fun and offers a unique cultural experience. Designed to appeal to Spanish-speaking, bi-lingual, and multicultural festivalgoers. The Neighborhood features Spanish-language and bilingual performances, dancing and art as well as cultural presentations by renowned Latino authors.
- 150,000 attendees
- Latino pop culture influencers and families
- Median age of 43
- $82 spent per person
- $103,500 average HHI, with 10% of attendees at $200,000+
Hoy offers sponsorship opportunities that reach the Hispanic consumer with a 360-degree experiential involvement at a variety of events throughout the year. Events include Mariachi USA Festival, Cinco de Mayo, Fiestas Patrias and more.
- Latino cultural influencers
- Ages 20 – 40
- Mid-level HHI