See Creativity in Action at the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival

Art lovers, get ready. A whole range of artists will descend on Burbank for the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival, including street painters who will be creating ephemeral pieces just for the event. If you love imagination, creativity, and skill combined, you’ll love this fest.

Art Festivals in Burbank: Showcasing Local Talent

The Arts Festival will be held on the weekend of April 29-30, occupying four blocks of downtown Burbank on San Fernando Boulevard, from Angeleno Avenue to Magnolia Boulevard.

Visit from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday. This event is totally free!

Downtown Burbank Arts FestivalThe festival will feature local artists from all walks of creativity. See work from photographers, sculptors, painters, street artists, special effects artists, and more. You’ll encounter over 100 artists total and get the chance to experience interactive art, free workshops, and live entertainment.

Plus, the event will feature the CTN Road Trip, where artists from the Creative Talent Network specializing in visual effects, storyboarding, character design, illustration, and more from various animation studios will be showcased. See artists from Disney, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, and more!

You’ll also be able to purchase art in all forms. Browse and buy jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, photographs, paintings, and much more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit arts education in the Burbank area.

Planning on hitting Arts Festivals in Burbank? Stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and have a wonderful weekend full of art and creativity.


AFCI Locations & Global Finance Show

Be one of the filmmakers, producers, directors, and others from the film industry who will gather at the AFCI Locations & Global Finance Show. This event is an opportunity to network and find resources for making your next film become reality.

Film Production Trade Shows to Attend near Los Angeles

Occurring from April 6 through April 8 at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel Convention Center, the conference will feature educational courses and film finance workshops, a Locations Show with a range of exhibitors, and an in-depth look at the global industry for film financing.

AFCI Locations & Global Finance ShowThroughout the duration of the event, there will be plenty of opportunities to gain vital knowledge. Attend sessions like “Film Financing – Types, Definitions & Risks,” “China: The State of the Industry and Collaboration,” “Shooting in Multiple Territories,” and “Sustainability.”

Meanwhile, the AFCI Locations Show is your chance to check out over 80 exhibitors from around the world. They will be offering domestic and international partnerships with incentives and opportunities for filmmakers. The show will be open on Thursday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The conference will end its second-to-last night with some fun entertainment and a networking event, The Bash, on Friday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. Paid conference attendees and Location Show exhibitors will be able to mingle and enjoy Second Sight, a rock cover band.

The whole event will happen at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Book your stay to attend film production trade shows – form connections and find resources for making your next film.


Save Room for the Food Truck Fetish Festival 2017

Food trucks, breweries, and bands will descend on L.A. in April for the Food Truck Fetish Festival 2017. This event will not only treat your taste buds, it also helps to Stomp out Hunger in Los Angeles.

Food Truck Festivals in Los Angeles: Enjoy Eats on Wheels

Held in Exposition Park in Los Angeles on April 8 and 9, the festival will give you opportunities to munch, chew, crunch, sip, and bite your way through a wide array of delicious eats from over 100 food trucks and breweries. The hardest part will be deciding where to start!

Eat and Drink for a Good Cause

You’ll also get the chance to help “Stomp Out Hunger in Los Angeles,” as a portion of proceeds from the festival will go toward non-profit charities that aim to do just that. These include Love Mission and Sistahs in Sync, both of which help feed the homeless.

Food Truck Fetish Festival 2017While you’re enjoying tacos, Mediterranean food, grilled cheese, Southern-style comfort food, barbeque, and more, you’ll also get to listen to over 20 indie bands from around the area.

Each day of the event will last from noon to 8:00pm, so there will be plenty of time to make the rounds. You can pre-purchase tickets online at a discount, or pay a little extra at the door. VIP tickets will also be available for early entry and lounge access.

When you’re heading to food truck festivals in L.A. this spring, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.  We offer the perfect blend of comfort and convenience so that you can enjoy your time in Burbank.


Experience the Magic at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

See where TV and movie magic is made when you join a Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood. Explore the sets and soundstages where popular and award-winning screen productions were filmed, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it feels like to be an actor on set.

What You’ll See and Do on Studio Tours in Hollywood

Find out what goes on behind the silver screen and see where some of your favorite movies and shows were filmed up close, including sets from Gilmore Girls, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and big blockbusters movies.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour HollywoodEach tour lasts three hours and will give you an inside look at a real studio, from backlots to soundstages to famous sets. You’ll see props, costumes, and more as a guide introduces you to Hollywood, from small screen productions to big-time movies.

The DC Universe – DC Comics Exhibit will show you the world of your favorite comic book superheroes and villains from movies like Suicide Squad and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. See real sets and set pieces from these films, first issues of the original classic comics, and more.

At the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibit, step into the newest film from the mind of J.K. Rowling and see set pieces from Newt Scamander’s magical case, not to mention real costumes from the world of Harry Potter.

Get inside Hollywood and go beyond the movie theater on fun studio tours. Book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and have a blast at fun attractions like these.


Must See: The Autry Museum of the American West

Explore the stories of the American West and take a step back in time to a whole different world. The Autry Museum of the American West showcases its earliest inhabitants, the Native Americans, and the pioneers, cowboys, explorers, and frontiersmen who came later.

See How the West Was Won (and Lost) at the Autry

Visit Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours are available on select weekends. Gold panning happens each weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Autry Museum of the American WestCurrent Exhibitions and Programs

Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction is an ongoing exhibition that looks at the history of the West by directing your attention to its most ubiquitous tools/weapons: guns.

In California Continued, find out what First Californians knew about the plants and landscape around them, and how this knowledge can be used to care for the land today.

Native Voices at the Autry is a museum program for producing stage works by Native American and indigenous playwrights.

This March, you can catch the premiere of the stage production “Fairly Traceable,” a tale set right after Hurricane Katrina that follows two Native Americans as they struggle to balance their careers, their personal lives, and their commitment to environmental advocacy.

See it March 10-26 at the Wells Fargo Theater. Evening performances will be held on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Daytime performances will happen on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

There’s a lot more waiting to be explored at the Autry. Visit and step back into the Old West. Stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel while you’re enjoying local cultural attractions and museums.


Food and Funny Go Hand-in-Hand at Flappers Comedy Club

For dinner, a show, and some belly laughs, you should check out Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank. The venue hosts comedians from all over the country, including stand-ups, singing comedy duos, open mic nights, comedy festivals, and more.

Visit Comedy Clubs in Burbank, CA, for a Lively Night Out

Flappers Comedy ClubFlappers Comedy Club is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., except for Mondays. On top of nightly entertainment and open mic nights, the club also regularly produces live TV shows, podcasts, and taped shows.

The club offers a full menu of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, plus a full cocktail, beer, wine, and liquor menu. Try everything from spaghetti Bolognese to gourmet mac and cheese, to a big, juicy burger.

Special Events and Upcoming Entertainment

TJ Miller – March 23, 8:00 p.m. - The star of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” will be performing at the club in March. He’s also appeared in several movies, including “Cloverfield” and “Deadpool.”

Sundays with Jeff Garlin - Jeff Garlin is a comedian known for his recent hit show “The Goldbergs,” as well as role as Larry David’s manager on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Every Sunday he performs a night of comedy with special guests.

Visit comedy clubs in Burbank, CA, for a unique evening of filling up your belly with food and laughter. Stay at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and enjoy area venues and entertainment.


Ladies and Gents Night Out

Snag some great deals, eat delicious food, and celebrate small businesses when you attend Ladies and Gents Night Out in Burbank. This is the perfect excuse to shop locally in the area while enjoying entertainment.

Shop, Eat, and Listen in Magnolia Park

The event is held regularly on the last Friday of every month. In February, visit Burbank and head to Magnolia Park on the 24th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., to take part. The fun will run along Magnolia Boulevard from Hollywood Way to Catalina Street.

Ladies and Gents Night OutOver 50 stores, shops, boutiques, salons, and more will be participating. Browse for antiques or vintage finds at Antiques on Magnolia or Bearded Lady Vintage, find local art at Towns Burr Gallery, artisan-crafted items at Mindfulnest, and apparel and adornment at Classic Hardware, Out of the Box, or Pinup Girl Boutique.

Nosh on tacos, BBQ, grilled cheese, sliders, fried fish, gourmet pudding, soft serve, burgers, and a lot more. Over 30 food trucks at the event means that there will be a little something to tempt every taste.

Live music will provide the backdrop for your shopping and eating excursion. Hear a free concert in-between scoring deals and savoring snacks.

This night out is the best way to shop in a fun neighborhood in Burbank and find lots of hidden gems, not to mention taste some good food. While you’re in the area, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and attend local events like this one to get the true flavor of spots around L.A.


First Annual General Hospital Official Convention

The First Annual General Hospital Official Convention is a way for fans of the long-running soap opera to gather and have a great time at events and activities surrounding their favorite TV show. Along with guest stars and meet-ups, there will be photo-ops, tours, and live music.

Soap Opera Conventions are the Ultimate Event for Devoted Fans

General Hospital Official ConventionThe General Hospital Convention will be held at Burbank Convention Center on March 11 and 12. Purchase a weekend package or general admission tickets to attend. If you want to take part in photo-ops or get autographs, you will need separate tickets for each.

Live Performances by DropZone

Local classic rock band DropZone will be performing throughout both days of the event. There will also be a special performance on Saturday night that will include guest appearances from the cast of the show.

General Hospital Soap Opera Set Tours

A select number of fans will be able to visit the set of General Hospital, located a few blocks away from the hotel/convention center, and see where the magic happens. Fans will be transported by round-trip bus.

Guest Appearances

The cast of the show will be making appearances at the convention all weekend long. In fact, two cast members will serve as MCs for the whole event: Laura Wright, who plays “Carly Corinthos,” and Matt Cohen, who plays “Griffin Munro.”

More events will be announced on the convention website as it gets closer to the set date. For convenient access as well as overnight accommodations to attend the whole two days of fun and fandom at soap opera conventions, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.


Enjoy a Day of Adventures at Universal Studios Hollywood

Get immersed in movie magic. Meet your favorite characters. Go on a wild ride through some of your favorite imaginary worlds.

If this sounds right up your alley, you and your family need to visit Universal Studios Hollywood. There are attractions and fun around every corner for all ages, and it’s an exciting way to spend a day or two in the L.A. area.

Universal Fun at Universal Studios

There’s so much to do at Universal, you might have a hard time picking and choosing which rides to hop on and which attractions to give your attention. Make it easy on yourself and head to some of the best in the park.

Universal Studios HollywoodWizarding World of Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling’s brainchild comes alive in person at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Explore the world of the books and movies and feel like a true wizard wandering through Harry’s world. Choose a wand at Ollivander’s, stroll down Hogsmeade Village’s main street, pop into Honeyduke’s for a Fizzing Whizbee and Chocolate Frog, and finish off with a fantastical ride through Hogwarts castle.

Fast & Furious, Supercharged - This ride is the finale of the famous Studio Tour. You’ll join a high-speed chase with fast cars and characters from the movie franchise, with exhilarating action and speeds reaching over 120 mph.

Despicable Me Menion Mayhem - This 3D ride is a funny whirlwind of an adventure. You’ll be whisked off to “Minion training” to help Gru in his super-villain laboratory.

Grab the Universal Family Fun Package

Make things easy on yourself and get this package when you book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. It includes shuttle service to and from the park.


Conventions at Marriott Burbank are Fan-Friendly

Fan events are a blast. You get to convene with hundreds (sometimes thousands) of other like-minded people who love the same movies, books, comics, or games that you do.

However, in order for all the fans to descend on one location, it has to be able to accommodate them with ease. This is why conventions at Marriott Burbank are a great idea. It has space and amenities to make any of your fan events, like comic cons or anime shows, premier destinations.

The Perfect Event Space for Comic Cons and More

Accommodations

At Marriott Burbank, our Convention Center Academy Ballroom can fit a huge amount of people with lots of flexible options for dividing the space, if needed. 2,240 guests can comfortably fit in this 15,000-square-foot space with soaring ceilings.

Burbank Convention CenterThe City Ballroom is another option for a large meeting area, as it can hold up to 300 guests. We also have plenty of meeting rooms that can accommodate smaller groups, offshoots from a larger event, or more intimate special events.

Catering Options and Tech

You can additionally have your fan event catered. There are a wide variety of options that will suit any convention or event type. Create a custom menu to fit a theme, give guests a choice of foods from specialty stations, serve a lavish buffet, or host a sit-down, plated lunch or dinner.

If you have tech needs, we can cater to those, too. Stage lighting, technical lighting, and teleconferencing are no problem.

Overall, Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is a convenient spot for any fan gathering. We’re a prime convention center next to Burbank Bob Hope Airport, and guests can stay in the hotel to fully enjoy the occasion, especially weekend-long events. Plan with us for a fantastic fan fest!