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At Dragonfest, Explore Martial Arts Culture/History

A two-day expo for all things martial arts and Asian culture, Dragonfest is coming back bigger and better than ever.

Tickets get you access to martial arts and kung-fu stars; anime, manga, and cosplay; vendors selling merchandise; and lots of other fun from the martial arts film industry.

Support the Martial Arts History Museum + Attend the Expo

The festival will be held August 5-6 at the Burbank Convention Center. This year the festival will be twice as large, so there will be more booths, more entertainment, and more fun.

DragonfestAt the Expo on August 5, explore and enjoy all things martial arts. Check out equipment; buy anime, artwork, and toys; and see cool cultural performances like Taiko drumming and Filipino stick dancing.

Plus, you’ll get the scoop on new films coming out and get the chance to meet the producers, stars, and stuntmen. You can also expect music and meet-and-greets.

On August 6, head to the Red-Carpet Event at the Martial Arts History Museum. Talk to your favorite martial arts stars at a Celebrity Q&A, get their autographs, and grab a photo-op for a perfect souvenir.

Ticket Information

Order your tickets in advance online to get priority entrance into the fest. If you buy tickets at the door, note that only cash will be accepted.

The proceeds from the entire event will benefit the museum. Purchase tickets and contribute to a worthy cause!

If you’re planning on attending this martial arts fest, consider convenience and stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. We’re festival headquarters and have a great location right across the street from the airport.

The Downtown Burbank Car Classic Brings the Hot Rods

To see a parade of classic cars and other marvels of the automobile world, then head straight to the Downtown Burbank Car Classic. This family-friendly event will appeal to car aficionados and novices alike with all kinds of opportunities for summer fun.

Car Shows Are Perfect Summer Entertainment

This event will gear up on Saturday, August 5, rain or shine. It will all happen on San Fernando Boulevard and adjacent streets. This exciting event is produced by the Downtown Burbank Partnership. 

Downtown Burbank Car ClassicClassic cars aren’t the only cool rides you’ll see at the show. You can also look forward to getting a look at famous cars from film, TV, and celebrity owners; custom cars decked out to the nines; exotic cars; and motorcycles.

The cars on display will be up for all kinds of awards. These will be presented on the Main Stage at 7 p.m. Just a few include Best in Show, Best Classic Vehicle, Best Celebrity Vehicle, Best Custom Vehicle, and Best Modified Vehicle.

It’s a Car Showcase – and a Lot More

Cars are just one aspect of the show. If they’re not quite your thing, there will also be lots of other fun to enjoy. This includes family entertainment, vendor booths, and music from live DJs, plus the chance to win prizes. Get your face painted, check out balloon artists and street artists, and explore Downtown Burbank.

Enjoy the car shows, check out entertainment, and have a ball. This event is a great addition to your summer schedule. If you plan on attending, make sure you book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Put on Your Dance Shoes for the Monsters Unleashed L.A. Tour Finale 2017

Dance until you drop at the ultimate event for hip hop – the Monsters Unleashed L.A. Tour Finale 2017. This full weekend of dancing is packed with workshops, performances, auditions, freestyle battles, and more. If you’re serious about dancing, this is the event for you.

Join a Hip Hop Weekend with Monsters Dance

Monsters Unleashed L.A. Tour Finale 2017Learn from professional choreographers and get valuable instruction at this five-day dance event. Plus, there will be plenty of chances to get your foot in the door of the professional dance industry. It will all take place from July 24-28 at our Burbank Convention Center.

Register to join the event and you’ll get lots of great perks. Your fee gets you access to over 17 hours of dance classes and seminars, the chance to audition for scholarship money, one ticket to the Monsters Show, a daily lunch buffet, a free t-shirt, and more.

The Monsters Show

The Monsters Show is where up-and-coming dancers, selected from auditions, get the privilege of performing in the finale tour show. It’s also a platform for introducing new talent to the industry. This show wraps up the whole event with a bang.

L.A. Nationals Qualification

The Monsters A-List tour is making a stop at the finale. Bring your best solo, duo, or group routine to the convention and get the chance to qualify for the L.A. Nationals.

The Monsters Dance Tour Finale is being held at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Stay with us if you plan on attending for great amenities and convenient access to this exciting dance event.

Go Wild at L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Lions, tigers, and bears – and any other animal you can think of – are all at the L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Don’t forget beautiful native and exotic plants, rare species of flowers, and lovely landscapes that also provide food and shelter for all kinds of birds, mammals, and marine life.

Come to get a close-up view of the fascinating wildlife and enjoy fun summer events.

Take in Roaring Nights and Other Summer Events at the Zoo

The zoo isn’t just for kids. It’s also for the young at heart and the curious. There’s a little something for everyone at special zoo events.

Roaring Nights

L.A. Zoo and Botanical GardensThis summer music series is for both kids and adults. Live music, DJs, food trucks, games, and more will accompany zookeeper talks and animal encounters.

Bring the family to the All Ages event on July 23 and have a blast with a 1960s Summer Safari theme, featuring a live performance by The Detroit Nights. There will also be Adults Only nights on July 21 or September 15 (Country Night and ‘80s vs. ‘90s Night, respectively).

Plus, these events will feature extended access to the zoo with an expanded route.

Wings of Summer Tour

This tour takes you on a journey to discover the zoo’s avian inhabitants and species native to the area. On the walk, you’ll learn things you never knew and discover how to spot your winged neighbors. The tour will take place on Saturday, July 15.

Planning a visit to the zoo? Make booking your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel part of your trip. Your west coast adventure awaits.

Expect Immersive Experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood

Submerge yourself in the worlds of your favorite movies and TV shows, and escape to lands of adventure and enchantment. Universal Studios Hollywood is where you can do it all.

3 Top Attractions to Check Out at Universal Studios: CityWalk and More

Universal Studios HollywoodThese are some of the coolest things to do at Universal.

Walk along the promenade at CityWalk and wander through shops, grab a bite or a sit-down meal at restaurants, and take in entertainment like live music. There’s even a movie theater complete with IMAX, three nightclubs, and more. This is the ultimate city experience, and all of it is located in a fun, walkable atmosphere.

At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, step straight into the world of wizards, magic, and adventure and ride two great rides: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff.  Meanwhile, Hogsmeade offers shopping and eating staples from the books and movies, like butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks and Chocolate Frogs from Honeydukes.

Traverse through the world of the popular TV show, The Walking Dead, at this brand-new attraction. Fight your way through hordes of walkers hungry for human flesh in a terrifying post-apocalyptic landscape along with survivors who are intent on staying alive.

Complete Your Trip with the Universal Family Fun Package

For your trip to Universal Studios Hollywood, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and get loaded up with extras. The Universal Family Fun package includes tickets and shuttle service to and from the park. Choose the number of nights you’d like to stay and make a point to see lots of other area attractions and all that L.A. has to offer.

At Six Flags Magic Mountain, Find Your Brand of Fun

Do you love thrilling, heart-stopping, jaw-dropping roller coasters? Or do you prefer gentler rides, like carousels, go-karts, bumper cars, and other family-friendly fun? Whatever your favorite flavor of adventure, it’s all at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Find Rides for Every Age, From the Twisted Colossus to the Carousel

At Six Flags, there is literally something for everyone. Add on dining options (from gourmet Asian to grab-and-go funnel cakes, pretzels, and more) and lots of shopping opportunities, and you’ve got a full day of excitement packed into one park.

Six Flags Magic MountainNew at Six Flags is The New Revolution Galactic Attack, a coaster that mixes virtual reality with actual drops, twists, and turns. You’ll soar through space, dodging an alien drone attack and fighting back.

Meanwhile, on the new Twisted Colossus, you’ll race along a mashup of a traditional wooden roller coaster with a steel track. This hybrid coaster mixes the best of the old and the new to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

If you’re visiting the park with family or just want to take a breather between bigger thrills, the family rides available at Six Flags should appease everyone.

For the fun of a roller coaster without the scary-factor, ride the Road Runner Express. For a little splash, let everyone hop on board the Roaring Rapids. Plus, young kids to grandparents will love the views and the gentle arc of the Swashbuckler, which has swings that let you soar through the air.

These are just a few of your options. There’s even more where that came from, from the scariest rides to the tamest for tots.

If you plan on heading to Six Flags, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Attend Script Fest and Hone Your Screenwriting Skills

Screenwriting is a tough industry to break into, but attending Script Fest can help get your foot in the door. This three-day event connects script writers with industry companies and producers, and offers panels, workshops, and consultations to boot.

Screenwriters! Attend this Event at Burbank Convention Center

The event will be held June 23-25 at our Burbank Convention Center. Expect a schedule packed with informative sessions, networking opportunities, one-on-one meetings with professionals, and the chance to pitch your script to top industry leaders.

Script FestThis Fest is known for a major event: The Great American Pitchfest. On Sunday, June 25, pitch your work to as many production companies and industry professionals as you can. They’ll all be in one place and looking for their next material and writers-for-hire.

Networking events like the Kick-Off Party, the Executive Luncheon, and the Sweet Taste of Success Cocktail Party will give you the opportunity to mix, mingle, and connect with others in the industry.

Special guests will offer consultations, classes, and pitch opportunities that can’t be missed. Check out Pilar Alessandra’s Master Class, and The Coffee Break Screenwriter for tips on becoming a more efficient and prolific writer.

You’ll also have the chance to meet big industry names like Steve Oedekerk, who wrote films like Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty. He’s also known for his cult-status comedies like Kung-Pow: Enter the Fist and the Thumb series of films, including Thumbtanic and Thumb Wars.

Attending this screenwriting event? Make your life easy and book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, and be right in the thick of the excitement.

Now Open - Eat. Drink. Be.

Eat. Drink. Be. is an outdoor oasis in the midst of Burbank.

Do you like sitting under the beautiful California sun dining on some fresh menu selections having a great conversation with friends and co-workers? Or do you prefer dinner under the stars with your loved one?  Either way, our outdoor bar, e.d.b., has you covered!

e.d.b. – Eat. Drink. Be.

Eat Drink BeWe are excited to introduce our new menu selections made fresh with locally grown ingredients like our Southwest Quinoa Burger served with avocado, kale and ancho chili sauce.  Maybe you'll want to start your meal off with an appetizer like our Chicken Satay served with a savory ginger peanut sauce or our Dixie Tot's Poutine served with fatback gravy, cheddar and scallions.

What’s on Tap?

Perfectly brewed beers from Los Angeles to Cloverdale will be offered on tap along with Sangria!  If beer is not your preference, sit back and enjoy one of our specialty handcrafted cocktails made with fresh ingredients or a glass of wine from our local California vineyards.

Whether you are looking to indulge in the newest culinary treats we provide or just mix it up with a cool cocktail while chitchatting with friends, our e.d.b. (Eat. Drink. Be.) at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy!  We look forward to serving you soon!

Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo West 2017

If you work in the pet boarding or daycare industry, learn how to improve your business at the Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo West 2017. This five-day-long conference features programs, meet-ups, a trade show, and more for all the resources you could ever want for jump-starting or revving up your pet business.

At the Pet Boarding Expo, Get Tools to Make Your Business Top Dog

The Expo will be held from May 1-4 at our hotel's Burbank Convention Center.

Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo West 2017A huge feature of the event are the educational programs that will take place daily. Attend sessions like “Future Trends in Animal Boarding,” “Kennel and Grooming Staff: Vital Members of the Health Care Team,” “Online Business Tools for 2017,” and “Staying Ahead: How to Thrive in This Competitive Industry.”

Fun events are also part of the Expo. The Opening Night Meet-and-Greet Party on Monday, May 1st, for instance, is free for all attendees and will include hors d’ oeuvres, a cash bar, and plenty of chances to mingle with others in the industry.

Other events: A Roundtable Discussion Luncheon and a Luau Party will fill out the week’s schedule.

The Trade Show is your chance to check out new and innovative products for your industry. Many vendors will be offering specials and discounts, so it’s the perfect time to stock up. Kennels, cleaning and grooming products, toys, collars and leashes, training equipment, books, and more will be available from a wide range of brands.

If you will be attending the Pet Boarding Expo, choose to stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and be close to all the action.

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.