If you’re in Los Angeles and planning out your final summer weekends, consider spending one at Yola Día, a female-focused festival on August 18 with the tagline: strong women, strong drink, together in the park. You had me at “strong.”
In addition to musical performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Courtney Love, Lykke Li, and Cat Power, Yola Día will also feature a marketplace of food and goods from women-owned businesses, artwork by Marilyn Minter and Laurie Simmons, and drinks from mixologists who work at places like Cosme and the Mermaid Bar. And if you love mezcal, the Yola Mezcal is a family recipe passed down through generations (and bottled by women), and will be served on-site. The Yola Fest mission is to highlight women in all industries who inspire them, ergo the sheer amount of talent featured. There’s an activism component as well—prominent labor activist Dolores Huerta will speak, a voter registration booth will be open to attendees, and benefits will go to the ACLU’s immigration initiatives and the Downtown Women’s Center.
If a day of looking at art, buying Moon Juice, and listening to music for worthy causes appeals to you, tickets are on sale now for the August 18 festival, starting at $68.