The Once Upon a Time Convention Is Coming to Burbank

If you’re a fan of Once Upon a Time, you need to attend the official Once Upon a Time Convention in Burbank. This fan event will feature meet-and-greets, a costume contest, trivia competition, karaoke party, and more.

Once Upon a Time Fans: Convene with the Cast at Burbank Convention Center

This will be a three-day event held from November 3-5 at our Burbank Convention Center. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

Meet the Cast

Once Upon a Time ConventionThis is your chance to meet some of the cast members from your favorite show and get some autographs.

Among those making appearances will be Lana Parilla, who plays Regina/the Evil Queen; Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma Swan; Rebecca Mader, who plays Zelena/the Wicked Witch; and Colin O’Donohue, who plays Captain Hook/Killian Jones.

Costume Contest

Dress up in your most creative costume for the chance to win the grand $250 prize. Come as one of your favorite characters, or make your own unique get-up.

Trivia Competition

Put your in-depth knowledge about the show to good use and participate in trivia competitions on Friday evening and Saturday/Sunday during the event. Gift certificates will be handed out to winners.

If you plan on attending this fun convention, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel for a memorable weekend.

Scare Up Some Fun at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

If you’re ready, terror will come alive when you visit the Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. This special, scary season event will happen on select dates from now through November 4.

The Terror of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and More Come to Life

Make no mistake: This event is not for the faint of heart. You’ll be plunged into an atmosphere of genuine horror and fear as you explore each of the main attractions, including eight themed mazes.

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror NightsThemed Mazes

The themed mazes at Halloween Nights of Horror will immerse you in the frightening fictional worlds of TV shows and films. You’ll wander through the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead, stumble through the shocks of The Shining, and run for your life in Ash vs. Evil Dead – plus more.


What happens when strange creatures from galaxies far away crash-land on 1950s planet Earth? This high-energy live show tells the story.

Titans of Terror Tram

Take a ride on the Terror Tram – if you dare – and come face-to-face with modern horror movie giants. Chucky, the serial killer-possessed doll, will lead you into a nightmare.

Stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel while you’re out looking for Halloween scares for great deals and a perfect location. Our Stay for Breakfast and Visit Universal Studios package includes special rates and breakfast for two adults and two kids.

Let the Good Times Roll at the Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair

This fall, come to downtown Burbank to sip on brews and check out cool vendors at the Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair. The streets will come alive with music, food, and good times.

Beer Festivals in Burbank Are All the Buzz

The festival will be happening on Saturday, October 21. This lively event will welcome all ages for the fair, and adults 21 and over for the beer.

Burbank Beer Festival and Street FairBeer Sessions

There will be two beer-tasting sessions on tap. Each will include live music, entertainment, and over 85 craft beers to try in three different beer gardens.

Street Fair

The accompanying street fair is totally free for the public. Come to wander among the vendors and shops that will line the downtown streets. Area shops and restaurants will be open, too.

Participating Breweries

Just a few of the breweries you’ll be able to sample from at the festival include Poseidon Brewing Company, Riley’s Brewing Co., Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., Brewyard Beer Company, Lincoln Beer Company, Baja Brewing Co., and Island Brewing Company.

Get a taste of local beer festivals and street fairs while you’re enjoying your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Rockin’ and Rivalries at Rose Bowl Stadium

The famous and historic Rose Bowl Stadium is the home of UCLA Football, the college Rose Bowl, and more. Get a glimpse of all the cool upcoming events you should check out at this amazing arena.

College Football, Concerts, and More: It’s All Happening at the Stadium

When you’re in the area, you’ll want to attend one of these fun games or concerts. Make room in your schedule to sit in the stands for an afternoon or evening of entertainment.

Upcoming Home Games

Rose Bowl StadiumThe fall football season is looking exciting. Here are upcoming home games to see in Pasadena.

Sunday, September 3 vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, September 9 vs. Hawaii

Saturday, September 30 vs. Colorado

Saturday, October 21 vs. Oregon

Concerts to Check Out

Did you know the stadium doesn’t just host football games? It’s also a hot venue for an outdoor concert. Here’s what’s coming up.

Catch Green Day on their Radio Revolution Tour. They’ll hit the stadium on Saturday, September 16.

Coldplay is set to perform at the stadium on Friday, October 6. They’re touring internationally in support of their most recent album, A Head Full of Dreams.

Whether you’ll be rocking out at concerts or cheering on the home team this upcoming fall, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriot Burbank Airport Hotel.

Go Behind the Scenes at Burbank Studio Tapings

Burbank is a hot spot where many of your favorite TV shows are recorded for broadcast. If you want to get in on a live taping for a fun day, here’s how to do it for multiple popular shows with great live performances.

Get Your Tickets for Burbank Studio Tapings

While you’re in the L.A. area, you need to get a taste of showbiz. Here are some great TV productions you should check out.

Burbank Studio TapingsConan

News and variety show host Conan O’Brien brings the funny with hilarious monologues, entertaining interviews with celebrities, and funny skits.

Tickets for show tapings are free, but are first-come, first-served. The show tapes on Monday – Friday throughout the year. 

The Big Bang Theory

This TV comedy is all about a gang of socially-inept yet brilliant nerds, and the women who love and put up with them. It stars Katie Cuoco as Penny, Johnny Galecki as Leonard, and Jim Parsons in his famous role as Sheldon.

Tickets to see a live taping are free. They are released 30 days prior to their respective episode taping and are first-come, first-served.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ellen is a beloved TV personality who hosts her own daytime talk show. It features dancing, breezy interviews with celebrity guests, and more fun and humor.

You can request free tickets to the show online in advance, but keep in mind that they’re in high demand. Standby tickets are also available on the day of taping if you inquire before 12 noon.

If you’re planning on catching a fun show taping in Burbank, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Get Scared Silly at Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest

If you’re looking for scares this upcoming autumn, you need to head to Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest. During the day, the kids will be delighted with spooky fun, but once night falls, the true terror begins.

Fright Fest Brings the Fear (and the Fun)

This big event is highly anticipated every year. This fall, you can enjoy all the horror on select dates in September and October. The fest will be open every Thursday through Sunday from September 16 to October 31.

Spooks for the Little Ones

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright FestIn the daytime, the fun will be totally family-friendly. Kids can enjoy Halloween crafts and a Trick-or-Treat Trail. Plus, there will be seasonal shows that won’t be too scary. Kids 12 and under can wear their costumes to the park, too. Bring the whole family and enjoy a spooky time.

Thrills, Chills, and Big Scares for Adults

At 7 p.m., darkness will descend on the park for a night of chilling terror. Zombies will roam the midways in search of victims, and haunted mazes will place you inside a nightmare. Wander the twisting passages and hope you don’t run into any unsavory characters.

You can also check out spooky shows and hop on a coaster – with a twist. Select roller coasters will run in the dark with the lights switched off, so you won’t know what’s going to happen next. Your heart may just race as fast as the ride!

Planning on getting scared silly at Fright Fest? Be close to the excitement when you book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Have a Frighteningly Good Time at MONSTERPALOOZA

All things creepy, scary, and frightening are coming to Burbank with MONSTERPALOOZA. This event celebrates and revels in monster movies, horror flicks, and the unknown terrors that go bump in the night.

Revel in Scares at the Burbank Convention Center in September

This undead event will be happening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 15-17. Head to Burbank Convention Center and prepare for an exciting exploration of fear in different mediums, including art, movies, TV, and music.

Here are events to check out during the monster convention.

Son of Conjoined

MONSTERPALOOZAThis exhibition will feature art and sculpture from a variety of creators all looking to give you goose bumps. An atmospheric setting will make this display incredibly eerie. You can see it all weekend long and get your heart racing.

Costume Contest

The Costume Contest is one of the most anticipated parts of the whole monster event. There will be celebrity judges, cash prizes, and lots of creativity, as all costumes must be hand-made. Don’t forget to look out for Dead Elvis wandering around the venue!

Island of Lost Souls

The horror classic Island of Lost Souls, starring Bela Lugosi, has a new, award-winning score composed by Jay Woelfel. Watch a screening of the film on Friday evening and stick around after for a Q&A with Bela Lugosi, Jr., and Jay Woelfel.

For ultimate convenience, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel if you’ll be heading to this monster event. You’re sure to have a scary-good time!

Eat See Hear Is Your End-of-Summer Fun Headquarters

An outdoor event in L.A. that has it all is Eat See Hear. This is where you can eat delicious grub from food trucks, see outdoor movies on a big screen, and hear up-and-coming music acts performing in the park.

Eat See HearNosh, Watch and Listen at Griffith Park

There will be movies, eats, and music in Griffith Park through September 16. Here’s what you need to know.

Outdoor Movies

Watching classic movies is an enjoyable way to spend an evening outdoors. Upcoming films you can see include Young Frankenstein, When Harry Met Sally, and Goodfellas. Each showing happens on the grassy, green lawn at the park.

Food Trucks

Local trucks from all over L.A. will descend on this fest. Vietnamese, Brazilian, Mexican, and more – it’s all here. Fill up your belly with good eats from Little Spoon, Brasil Kiss, Pho King Awesome, Richeeze Grilled Cheese, and plenty of other options.


Indie bands, musicians, and singer/songwriters are some of the talent you’ll hear before every movie. Upcoming acts include Haunted Summer, The Captain’s Son, and Trapdoor Special.

If you’ll be attending this fun fest that hits all the right notes, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

See Tomorrow’s Filmmaking Stars at Burbank International Film Fest

Are you a movie buff looking for a great experience this summer? Want to get in on the ground floor with upcoming talent in the film industry?

The Burbank International Film Fest (BIFF) is back in town, partnering with AMC theaters in downtown Burbank for a festive affair with all the glamour and glitter of the movie scene.

This is where you’ll see films from unknown talent looking to make a splash in the industry. The festival supports and champions independent filmmaking, so you’ll be seeing tomorrow’s stars premiere at the fest.

What’s Big This Year at BIFF?

The Burbank International Film FestThis year, the festival will be held from September 6 – 10 with screenings at AMC 16 Theatres. Here are some stand-out events to discover.

The World Movie Premier Screening of The List

The festival’s opening night film is The List. This is a hilarious romantic comedy about a lower-class man in love with a woman from an upper-class family. After he pops the question, she surprises him with a list of "improvements" he needs to make before she’ll walk down the aisle.

Garlic and Gunpowder

Watch the world premiere of this mob comedy, a slap-stick affair that parodies the Mafia. It stars Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, James Duval, and Steven Chase. Stick around after the screening for an after-party with an open bar and live DJ. 

Los Angeles Marriot Burbank Airport Hotel invites you to come and stay while you are in town exploring this fantastic film fest. With free shuttle service to Hollywood Burbank Airport and close proximity to the event, you'll be right where you need to be to have a great trip!

STAPLES Center Has Your End-of-Summer Entertainment

If you want to see a big-time show, concert, or sports event, STAPLES Center is where you’ll find them. This entertainment venue has plenty coming up for end-of-summer fun. Find out what performances are on tap and plan on attending.

Music and More Coming Up at the Arena

Summer is wrapping up with a huge parade of shows marching out through the end of August. Catch one of these huge events and make it memorable.

Staples CenterThe mega-popular singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will be heading to the Center for a three-day leg of his world tour. He’ll be supporting the January release of his album, “÷,” which includes songs like “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You.” You can see him and opening act James Blunt on August 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Korean pop culture, also called “hallyu,” will descend on L.A. with KCON. This convention will include K-pop music, TV dramas, fashion, beauty, food, and much more. There will be workshops, panels, exhibits, booths, and merchandise along with chances to meet your favorite Korean stars.

Plus, huge K-pop acts like Cosmic Girls, Seventeen, Heize, Astro, and more will perform. It’s all happening on August 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.

Mega Summer Concert

This mega-concert will feature an impressive line-up of artists from rap and R&B. The line-up will include Fat Joe, Arcangel, De la Ghetto, Bad Bunny, J. Alvarez, and Bryant Myers. See the show on August 26.

If you’re planning to wrap up your summer with a bang at any of these events, stay at a convenient hotel with all the accommodations you need. Book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.