Things We Love to Do in Burbank
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favorite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
More than just a working studio, Universal is a full-fledged theme park. Take amazing tours, jump on rides, and see tapings of your favorite shows.
Be a part of the studio audience for some of your favorite shows: The Big Bang Theory, Conan, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, and more! Plus, take a VIP tour to get a real look behind the scenes.
See your favorite celebs’ stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! And don’t forget to check out the famous Egyptian and Chinese theaters!
Hard to believe you can find a park this beautiful in the middle of a major city. Great views, hiking, horses, and plenty of room to spread out a picnic blanket.
No trip to LA would be complete without a good look at the iconic Hollywood sign. You can’t hike up to the sign, but a good photo is a must.
Downtown Burbank Car ClassicAug 1, 2015 3:00 pm — Aug 1, 2015 9:00 pm
Top automotive design will take center stage at the 4th annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic! Included will be a Red Carpet Expo with celebrity vehicles from film and television, along with a display of legendary cars from the Petersen Automotive Museum and The World Famous West Coast Customs. Additional blocks will feature 200 restored and pre-1974 vehicles, exotics, and hot rods. Entertainment will include music, chalk artists and an awards ceremony for the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.
Pantages Theater EventsAug 2, 2015
Motown — April 28th to June 7th
Phantom of the Opera — June 11th to August 2nd
Burbank Comedy FestivalAug 16, 2015 — Aug 22, 2015
National headliners Adam Carolla (Catch a Contractor), Tom Green (Road Trip), Kel Mitchell (Good Burger), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe from “24″) and more than 200 emerging comedians from across the country will take center stage at the Burbank Comedy Festival. Hosted by Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, the Burbank Comedy Festival will be packed with more than 50 special events including underground showcases, classes, workshops, industry panels, after parties, and live festival podcasts. This 2nd annual festival will highlight new and upcoming international talent, off-beat, variety, college, all-female, LGBT, and kids comedy performers.
The festival is dedicated to discovering America’s next comedy superstar. By pairing emerging comedians with established headliners, the Burbank Comedy Festival intends to give the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage live comedy, and do some funny business.
Burbank International Film FestivalSep 9, 2015 — Sep 13, 2015
The Burbank International Film Festival is a five day international film festival screening more than 70 films by filmmakers from 26 countries around the world. Packed with red carpet screenings at the AMC Theaters, receptions, and events throughout Downtown Burbank, highlights include Opening and Closing Night Galas, 20 awards categories, and special screenings open to the pubic.
Hollywood Bowl EventsOct 3, 2015
Lana Del Rey — May 18th
Neil Diamond — May 19th & 23rd
Train — May 24th
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga — May 30th
Brad Paisley — June 5th
Andrea Bocelli – June 7th
Playboy Jazz Festival — June 13th & 14th
Opening Night Fireworks — June 20th
Underworld — June 21st
Ed Sheeran — June 24th
Smoke Robinson with Fireworks — July 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Harry Connick Jr. — July 10th & 11th
Sheryl Crow — August 7th & 8th
Heart — August 21st & 22nd
Diana Krall — August 28th & 29th
ABBA — September 19th
Grace Jones — September 27th
Idina Menzel — October 3rd
CTN Animation ExpoNov 21, 2015 — Nov 23, 2015
The only event of its kind presents a unique opportunity that brings together the top professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation. Hosted by the Creative Talent Network, this six year event has captured both the industry and local community’s attention as a resource for education, employment, inspiration, business opportunities and most of all FUN! While the Expo has a very broad appeal, it is focused specifically on “THE TALENT” from the animation and surrounding communities.
In an intimate setting, thousands of attendees meet the faces behind the fantasy from yesterday, today and tomorrow over the course of 3 days. The event presenters include contributors from some of the highest grossing animated films of all time and are targeted to empower professionals, educate students and entertain the general public.
Staples Center EventsNov 22, 2015
Bette Midler — May 28th
Taylor Swift — August 21st, 22nd, 25th & 26th
The Who — September 21st
American Music Awards — November 22nd