Things to do in Burbank

Bring Your Buds and Enjoy a Bevy of Brews at the Burbank Beer Festival!

The Burbank Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity for beer connoisseurs from far and wide to discover the best brews from the Golden State! 

There may not be 99 bottles of beer lining the wall of vendors that’ll set up shop along the streets of Downtown Burbank. But with over 85 different craft beers on tap, a host of different live entertainment acts, and a free Fall Street Fair, the Annual Burbank Beer Festival is sure to be a “hoppy” good time! Taking place along San Fernando Boulevard on Saturday, October 20th, and organized by the Downtown Burbank Partnership and the California Beer Festival, this successor to the OktoBURfest celebration puts the emphasis on the rising L.A. craft brew scene.

For “hopheads” and “mules” alike…

Burbank Beer FestivalLike many of the beer festivals that populate the scene, the Burbank Beer Festival is broken up into two ticketed tasting sessions, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM, and from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Your ticket will be limited to one session, but with your provided tasting glass, you’ll be able to partake in unlimited beer samplings across the three different beer gardens.

Be sure to show up for your session early as there’ll be many other revelers joining you in this Burbank beer bliss. Besides your required photo ID, it would be best to consider packing lightly, as there’ll be a bag check upon entry to the event.

For the love of the lager…

With three blocks of craft beers to discover and two other whole blocks ripe with many entertaining street fair activities, your three-hour sud-filled soiree will surely fly by! You’ll soon find there’ll be no more bottles of beer on your wall! Whether flying in through the nearby Hollywood Burbank Airport or making it a leisure local afternoon, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. You can feel free to indulge as your comfortable accommodations will only be a few miles away!

The Top Places to Catch the California Football Games This Season!

Don’t drop the ball – learn the best way to score a touchdown and see the top California football games in 2018!

Forget four seasons! For many, there are only two: football season and not football season. And even though many claim to be the “City of Champions”, Los Angeles IS the “City of Championship Venues”! If you’re looking to catch one of the many California football games this fall, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel has broken down the basics for your choices of pigskin pilgrimage:

California Football Stadiums

California Football GamesOpened in 1923, the L.A. Memorial Coliseum has stood the test of time as a true icon, home to a few of the greatest sports moments in history. Not only has it hosted a few “Big Games” and Olympiads, the coliseum is now the interim home to one of the professional teams that have recently moved back west to the Golden State!

This world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium may be the annual home to “The Granddaddy of Them All” (the Rose Bowl game), but it’s also considered the number one classic venue for college sports. Break out the Blue and Gold and head over to Pasadena to cheer on the mighty UCLA Bruins.

American football in a soccer stadium? If you’re looking for a more intimate perspective of the professional game, the newest venue to hit the City of Angels, StubHub Center, is the place for you! Watch the former pros from San Diego take the field at their interim home in Carson.

Planning on checking out a game on the Californian gridiron this season? Book a room with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to ensure that no matter the score, your personal game day will be one of victory! Our modernly-appointed accommodations and convenient proximity to the Hollywood Burbank Airport will guarantee that locals and visiting rival fans alike have a winning game plan!

Get Inspired at the InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival

Join fellow authors and readers in a celebration of independent publishing at the Burbank Convention Center.

Fancy yourself a modern Shakespeare?  Or are you more of a Jane Austen?   Maybe you have no dreams of penning your own masterpiece but sure love to tear into any book you can get your hands on!

InD’ScribeIf you find either sentiment speaks to your creative soul, then be sure to pencil in the upcoming InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival taking place at our hotel October 4-7, 2018. For four days, the Burbank Convention Center will be filled activities for authors and readers alike to enjoy. The overall feeling of this gathering of like-minded wordsmiths is welcoming and accepting – a place where you can feel free to let your creative soul shine!

Events taking place throughout the convention include interactive panels and workshops with some of the top independent authors writing today! The list of attendees is vast and varied, but the two keynote speakers may be familiar to anyone who considers themselves an indie-bibliophile (especially of the romance genre).

Kristen Ashley has penned over sixty romance novels. Not only will she be giving a keynote address, she will be on hand to participate in a variety of workshops over the four days including tips on how to build authentic characters.

Denise Grover Swank has found her voice speaking to a younger audience with her top novels being geared toward the Young Adult crowd. In addition to her keynote speech, you can expect to learn how to effectively write comedy when dealing with serious subjects and other tricks of the trade that she continually employs in her writing.

To ensure maximum enjoyment of this trip through the ever-changing world of the written word, book a room with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, the official host hotel for the InD’Scribe Convention.

Five Frightening Reasons You Need to Go to Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest!

Voted America’s Best Theme Park Halloween Event for three years running, Fright Fest is set to return for its 2018 season!

If you’re one of the many who can’t get enough of Halloween, we suggest taking a trip to Six Flag Magic Mountain Fright Fest (select days from September 15th through October 28th). If you’re unsure if this yearly offering will be a trick or treat for you, we have compiled a list of five reasons to venture out to the park this fall!

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright FestFirst, no matter your age, wear a costume!  You won’t feel out of place amongst the monsters lurking around every corner. You don’t want to be an easy mark for the ghouls greeting you throughout the park.

Second, during the day the scares are contained to the rides!  The Halloween feeling is still felt throughout the park during the daytime hours. But the only true frights will be from the scream-inducing euphoria of the rides and coasters.

Third, the scare zones will have you sleeping with one eye open the rest of the year!  From the unruly comic characters in “City Under Siege” to the zombies that have risen at “Exile Hill”, no place is safe when the night falls in these seven designated zones!

Fourth, the haunted mazes will not only cause you to lose your way, but your mind as well!  You’ll never know what is around the next corner of the park’s signature five mazes. One of the most popular, Red’s Revenge, brings the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood to life with a scare-inducing twist!

Last, but not least, take in their signature monstertainment!  From the comical stage show, High Sierra Hypnotist to the spirited dance party at Voodoo Nights, there’s some form of fright-filled fun for everyone!

Where to stay!

Remember: don’t go to Fright Fest unprepared! Book a room with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to ensure that your night doesn’t end in truly frightful fashion!

Plan Your Next Business Meetings and Events at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

Whether planning a small meeting or a hundred-person conference, our Burbank Meeting Space is ready to take your event to the next level!

Elevate your next business meeting by choosing the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel as your host. Located conveniently adjacent to the Hollywood Burbank Airport, the RSVPs confirming your guests’ attendance will be as great as the many ways our conference facilities can cater to your every need!

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport HotelOur Burbank Meeting Space Specifications

Our hotel offers over 45,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Our facilities include 26 different designated meeting rooms of varying sizes with the largest being our 15,015 sq. ft. Burbank Convention Center Academy Ballroom. This large space can be flexibly divided to ensure that you are making the most out of the entire area for your event (accommodating over 2,000 guests). If you are looking for a smaller, streamlined approach, our 5,000 sq. ft. City Ballroom is ideal, including the same level of modern luxury (accommodating up to 300 guests).

Don’t forget the essential details that will make your meeting in our Burbank Event Space memorable!

Don’t expect your business meeting to be the same stale, humdrum outing that you have probably experienced throughout your career. Instead, our Dedicated Meeting Specialists will ensure that every detail is personally tailored to your specifications. Not only will we be able to assist in booking a block of rooms for your attendees, our planning team will work with you to choose the best of the best when it comes to catering menus, optional décor, and any supplemental audio/visual equipment that’s needed to make your meeting one for the ages!

Plan your Los Burbank Meeting Today!

Ready to start planning your meeting in the Media Capital of the World? Get in touch with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to learn more about hosting your next big event in our conference spaces.

Son of Monsterpalooza Is Set To Bring The Art of Monsters Back To Life!

Join us at the Burbank Convention Center for this annual fall celebration of monsterific movie magic!

For seven years, the Burbank Convention Center has had the honor of hosting “Monsterpalooza”. This gathering, that brought the best of the best in special effects, makeup, and other monster movie magic together in one place, became so popular that another incarnation was in high demand. Thus, the Son of Monsterpalooza was born in 2012 to fill the void of monster madness in the fall months. And on Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16, this Son is ready to reign over his adoring subjects!

Son of MonsterpaloozaIt may not be Halloween, but there will be many tricks and treats!

Throughout this three-day event, you can expect every inch of the Center to be crawling with monster madness. The attending 150 vendors and exhibitors take the Monsterpalooza tagline seriously while showing off their absolute adoration for the “art of monsters”. Creatures will come to life before your eyes as these magicians show off their craft in an effort to captivate while also teaching you some tricks of trade.

In addition to the multitude of artists and vendors, there will be a slew of special guests and events that cater to every type of science-fiction fanatic. Does Hocus Pocus still have you under its spell; then share this witchy wonderment with Kathy Najimy! Or if The Craft was your type of spellbinding style, don’t miss out on meeting Fairuza Balk. Or maybe pick the brain of a true monster writing genius in Tom Holland, the mastermind behind the Child’s Play franchise. The choices seem endless!

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is ready to make monster-magic come to life for you!

Book your room with us, the event’s official host hotel, to ensure your trip through the horrors of monster making is not a trick, but a truly memorable treat!

All Cultures Are Welcome at the 2018 TAA Tamburitza Extravaganza

Mark your calendars for September 20-23, 2018 and join us for the largest annual celebration of tamburitza music in the country!

For over 40 years, the Tamburitza Association of America has been dedicated to preserving their Slavic culture through music. No matter if your ancestors call the Central European countries where the tamburica is the instrument of choice home, the 2018 TAA Tamburitza Extravaganza promises to be four days of lively entertainment and unforgettable fun! Once a year, the TAA celebrates the legacy of the original ‘Tamburitza Jamboree’ in Illinois, and its staggering popularity of drawing over 500 attendees!

2018 TAA Tamburitza ExtravaganzaBut that was the 1960s…

Now, this celebration of tamburitza music draws tambura players of every age from all over North America. Instead of a fixed “reunion” site, the Tamburitza Association of America moves the celebration across the country, planning unique events based on the chosen locale. And this year, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel has the honor of hosting the “jamboree”.

What to expect in 2018…

Every year, the Extravaganza is highlighted by the multiple renowned tambura bands that are showcased throughout the entire event in different styles! Take in the cultural music during a daytime social setting or maybe decide to wait for the formal afternoon concerts! Yet the most popular way usually occurs when night falls and the Breakout Rooms and Dancehall sets bring the festivities to a rousing crescendo of music and dance! New this year for the Cali-themed festivities at the Burbank Convention Center is the addition of a Friday night “Tiki-Tamburitza” Food-Truck Social and nightly KAFANA setups (Balkan cabarets).

With impromptu jam sessions breaking out at any time, the best way to enjoy this Extravaganza is to stay on-site. As our own Burbank Convention Center is the host site, book a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and let our comfortable accommodations act as your own personal tambura headquarters!

Lights, Camera, Action… The Burbank International Film Fest Is Ready for Its Close-up!

For the past 10 years, there has been no better place to celebrate movie magic in the area than at the Burbank International Film Fest.

The mission statement for the Burbank International Film Fest, to highlight the work of “unknown talent” who may soon be the “celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow”, hasn’t changed over the course of its ten-year existence. Even though this five-day event is fast approaching, running from Wednesday, September 5 through Sunday, September 9, organizers are still putting together the final details. With nine years already in the books, be ready for a true Tinseltown treat!

Burbank International Film FestScreenings will be taking place at the AMC Burbank 16 Theatres in Downtown Burbank. Each night of screenings has a different theme, from animation to horror and everything in between. The final schedule hasn’t been released, but there are other events during the festival to start planning for. From boisterous after-parties to ticketed receptions and red carpet events, there’s something for every film fanatic to enjoy!

Some of the 2018 Highlights:

2001: A Space Odyssey Panel (Saturday, September 8) – Honoring the 50th Anniversary of this Stanley Kubrick groundbreaking classic, the night will be a celebration of all things science fiction, fantasy and horror!

White Space Movie Premier (Saturday, September 8) – Also taking place during the Saturday Sci-Fi celebrations will be this world festival premier that includes appearances by the main cast members.

Closing Night Awards Gala (Sunday, September 9) – This semi formal conclusion of BIFF begins with a Red Carpet Cocktail Reception, moving on to a 3-Course Dinner, and ending with a star-studded filmmaker Awards Show.

What is even more amazing about the “Closing Night” festivities is that they are taking place in Convention Center Ballrooms at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel! Considering that traveling to this event is already convenient thanks to our proximity to the Hollywood Burbank Airport, our comfortable accommodations are truly the perfect home base for your own BIFF experience!

Here Comes the Guide to Your Premier Burbank Wedding Venue!

Five reasons you should consider choosing the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel as your LA wedding venue!

Selecting the venue for your nuptials is always near the top of the wedding checklist. And recently, one type of venue has seen a growth in popularity. Here are five reasons why you should consider the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel as the perfect LA wedding venue:

Burbank Wedding VenueOne.  Our Certified Wedding Specialists will assist you in planning your fairytale ceremony.
Our planners know all of the details of our Burbank wedding venue, from the public spaces and accommodations to the catering services and smaller (yet still vital) features. Our on-site team is dedicated to working with you to ensure your dream wedding comes to life.

Two.  No matter your traditions, we design ceremonies for all cultures!
Whether walking down the aisle with something borrowed and blue or decked out in brightly colored saris embroidered in gold to symbolize your love, our team will ensure that all of your specific traditions are incorporated into this special day. This includes culinary wedding packages designed to meet the diverse customs of your specific culture.

Three.  Your Burbank wedding venue will act as your wedding headquarters.
No need for supplemental venues. Rehearsal dinners, post-wedding cocktail hours, even your wedding suite can all be found in one place: the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel! Which means…

Four.  We’re convenient for your out-of-town guests.
Being located adjacent to the Hollywood Burbank Airport, it’s easier for your loved ones to RSVP confirming their attendance.

Five.  Comfortable accommodations for every wedding attendee.
Whether part of the bridal party or your first cousin once-removed, having your wedding under the same roof as your guests’ accommodations ensures a relaxing and comfortable experience for all.

Check out our Wedding Packages and put the worries aside! All that is left to do is celebrate the start of your life together.

Get Uproarious at the Burbank Comedy Festival!

One of the most highly-anticipated annual comedy festivals in the country is ready to bring the laughs back to Burbank!

Five years ago, hearing names like Amy Schumer or Kumail Nanjiani mentioned in the same sentence as comic genius would surely be met with blank or confused stares. In the field of comedy, new waves of talent are always ready to break and crash the party of the tried and true Seinfelds and Stewarts. And on Sunday, August 12th through Saturday August 18th, a wave of over 200 of the hottest comedians will converge at the 5th Annual Burbank Comedy Festival!

5th Annual Burbank Comedy FestivalStarting out as a way to find the best new and upcoming talent, this week-long event has now become one of the top comedy festivals throughout the entire country. Not only are there major, high-profile acts scheduled for each night of the festival, a multitude of emerging talents are given a chance to get the exposure they need to become the next Kevin Hart! If you aren’t interested in checking out the talent on stage nightly at the Flappers Comedy Club, there are a variety of live celebrity podcasts, workshops, panels, and after party events that are open to the public and just waiting for you to attend.

So, no matter if you are watching Jeff Garlin on stage at the Flapper Comedy Club or decide to take in the laughs over some lovely libations at an After-Party event at one of the festival’s satellite venues, the first step to a memorable getaway is booking a room with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Whether flying in to the nearby Hollywood Burbank Airport or just planning a local staycation, our comfortable accommodations and convenient location (only a few miles away from every participating venue) provides you with the perfect home base for this fun-filled festival!