Summer isn't quite the celebratory occasion in Los Angeles that it is in many other cities. In a region where the weather is lovely year round, you don't have to count every beach day as a gift from the heavens. Though the solstice doesn't bring much of a change in the weather, summertime does offer some amazing events around LA. In a city that is often knocked for lacking culture, a variety of organizations like Film IndependentKCRW, and the Hammer Museum use the summer as time to assert LA's cultural relevance. Local businesses understand that while the weather stays lovely all year, summer is when tourists take time away from their less pleasant cities to come and enjoy the perpetual light breeze of Los Angeles; the competition for tourist dollars becomes fierce and there's no reason that you shouldn't reap the benefits. Summer in Los Angeles offers a number of exciting events, and some of those events can be enjoyed free of charge, even though parking is probably still going to be a pain in the ass. Here are the 25 Coolest Free Things To Do In LA This Summer.

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