Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your September.

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GO SEE THIS The 28th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox. Wondering how to spend your last days of summer? VISIT Q, Equinox’s lifestyle and fitness site, for a round-up of all the best summer essentials curated by the editors themselves.

CELEBRATE HERE 30 years of The Abbot Kinney Festival on Sunday, September 28, on the world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, arguably the “coolest block in America." Expect top food trucks, 5 music stages, 3 beer gardens and even entertainment for the kiddos.

chrisOn the heels of this festival is yet another milestone event put on by their neighbor to the north, Santa Monica. GO HERE 25Th Anniversary of Santa Monica from September 20 - 21. Help fill the streets of iconic 3rd Street Promenade for the DJs, a parade, and ice cream social and, of course, plenty of premier street performers.

SUPPORT THIS L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade, to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. Host Chef Suzanne Goin (A.O.C., Lucques, and Tavern) has brought together the top chefs and mixologists to share a signature dish for guests to sample. The fun begins Saturday, September 20, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Wilson Plaza at UCLA. Buy your tickets here.

elvis-cropGO HERE The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival from Friday, September 12 thru Sunday, September 14. Held in the coastal town of San Pedro, all the lobsters eaten here are flown in from Maine. Sorry, east coast friends, you’ll probably want to order anything other than fish this weekend.

WATCH THIS Elvis Costello performs at the Hollywood Bowl September 5 and 6. Groove to the tunes of his latest album, Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs, which he will perform alongside the L.A. Phil following an opening set by piano rocker Ben Folds. Go here for tickets.