What’s Happening

  • Farmer’s Market

    For certified California produce, flowers, organic cheeses and specialty breads, check out the Burbank Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Get there early to browse the widest selection of fruits, vegetables and other fare arriving fresh from local farms! At N Glenoaks Boulevard and E Olive Avenue in Downtown Burbank.

  • The Dinner Detective® Murder Mystery Dinner Show

    The Dinner Detective is the Largest Interactive Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show in the United States, and happens every Saturday night from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center in Downtown Burbank. For further information, please call 866-496-0535 or visit

    The Dinner Detective® Murder Mystery Dinner Show has been voted best dinner show in over 30 cities across the US over the past 10 years. It is founded on three simple ideas: To create a show with intriguing scenarios, to offer a show with challenging mysteries, and to perform a show with true-to-life dialogue.

    These immensely popular murder mysteries are set in the present day. The performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. All scripts are based on actual cold cases and are created in-house. From the get-go, the guests are seated with the performers and may not even realize it until they die… the performers, that is. The Detectives enter the room, proceed to interrogate guests, find clues and start the investigation. This allows guests to socialize with and interrogate each other, while deciphering real life-based clues. This adds to the interactive and unique nature of the events. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime!

  • Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
    Returning for its 14th year, the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival will present two days of culture for art lovers, animation fans, and event enthusiasts on four blocks of San Fernando Boulevard between Angeleno Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard, Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public.


    Featuring a unique blend of more than 200 original fine artists and world famous animators whose work is found among the highest grossing animated films of all time, the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival has grown into one of the largest free art events in the region. Annually attracting more than 20,000 attendees, children and parents alike are invited to experience the creative process, mingle with artists, and browse more than 400 shops and restaurants in Downtown Burbank.


    The Creative Talent Network (CTN) will be presenting the CTN Road Trip, with top storytellers, illustrators, character designers, and storyboard artists from the Burbank animation community. Offering a rare opportunity to purchase artwork and interact with top animation artists, CTN will also host Sketch FEVER with two drawing stages where participants will sketch costumed models (open to all, 12 years and older). In addition, there will be the return of the popular “Doodle Run” with the theme of “Project Neverland,” where participants will seek out and meet animators, and receive a special “doodle” from each one. Once completed, there will be a raffle for a chance to win prizes. Every participant will be able to keep their Doodle Art as a souvenir, and will be given one free CTN Animation Expo sketchbook program upon completion. For a complete list of more than 85 CTN artists participating in the festival, please visit


    Actor and comedian Joe Nipote from the TV series “Viper” and Uncle Stretch in “Casper,” will be signing and selling his children’s book, Eggy Yolk and the Dirty Rotten Dozen. Children will be inspired, encouraged, and entertained by this story about the citizens of Eggville, where life is generally sunny-side-up.
    Join Walt Disney Animator Benson Shum for a reading and a signing of the latest release from the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase “Holly’s Day at the Pool.” Age range 8-12.  Benson Shum is an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and has worked on films such as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. Sunday 1:30 PM in booth C-27 by Gordon Biersch.


    In addition to meeting famous animators and talking to artists face-to-face, the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival will offer the perfect opportunity to experience Downtown’s newest eateries including Chronic Tacos, Guisados, H20 Poke & Fish Grill, The Carving Board, Urban Press Winery, and more. With Burbank Town Center’s exciting $65 million renovation scheduled to be completed in November 2017, dramatic changes are underway in Downtown Burbank.
  • Circus Vargas

    Circus Vargas embarks on a brand new epic adventure under the big top with amazing music, lights, magic, acrobats, aerialists, daredevils, comedians, and more setting the stage for SteamCirque!

    Join them on a journey of fantastic proportions where children of all ages will marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in this exciting steampunk, science-fiction, fantasy inspired circus odyssey.

    DATES: Thursday, April 20 – Monday, May 8

    Burbank – Burbank Blvd at 1-5 Freeway

    • Thursdays – 7:30pm (April 20 – Opening night), 7:00pm (April 24, May 4)
    • Fridays – 7:30pm (April 21), 4:30pm and 7:30pm (April 28, May 5)
    • Saturdays – 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:30pm
    • Sundays – 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
    • Mondays – 7:00pm
    • Tuesdays – No performances
    • Wednesdays – No performances

    INSIDER TIP: Arrive 45 minutes early for an entertaining, interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can create their own magic under the big top, learning circus skills such as juggling, balancing and more! Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance. Capture the fun by posing for pics or selfies with your favorite cast members, all part of an unforgettable Circus Vargas experience.

    TICKET INFORMATION: General admission tickets are $22-$32 for children and $27-$37 for adults. Reserved Ringside seating is $52-$67 for children and $57-$72 for adults. For Circus Vargas performance dates, times and to purchase tickets, visit, call 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or visit the box office at each location.

    MERCHANT DISCOUNTS: Use your Circus Vargas for special deals from these Downtown Burbank merchants:

    20% discount with Circus Vargas ticket.
    FREE Flappers Comedy ticket with purchase of Circus Vargas ticket.
    *Limited availability. One ticket per transaction. Tickets handed out at Circus Vargas
    box office.
    20% discount on any purchase over $15 using promo code CIRCUS when ordering through the app or website.
    Enjoy a Free Small Plate at California Pizza Kitchen at Burbank Media Center
    Minimum $15 purchase, expires 5/31/17.
    15% off with a Circus Vargas ticket or proof of social media check-in at the Big Top.
    Complimentary Barrel Tasting with Redeemed Circus Ticket at Urban Press Winery.


  • Downtown Burbank Car Classic
    The 6th Downtown Burbank Car Classic will roll into Downtown Burbank with celebrity, custom, and exotic vehicles from the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Television Motion Picture Car Club, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Universal Studios Hollywood, and more on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In addition, there will be restored cars and and hot rods spanning four blocks. DJs spinning tunes, chalk artists, automotive-related vendors, and more than 400 shops and restaurants ready to explore round off activities at this outdoor street festival. The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.
  • Burbank Comedy Festival
    A top national comedy event with a high calibre of talent, the Burbank Comedy Festival has earned the respect of comedians and the industry as a whole. Featuring 50 shows, live celebrity podcasts, national headliners and some of the hottest up-and-coming talent from around the world, afterparties will be held at numerous venues throughout Downtown Burbank, August 13 through 19, 2017.
  • Burbank International Film Festival

    The Burbank International Film Festival is a five-day celebration bringing together emerging international talent, film enthusiasts, and industry leaders to experience the best in contemporary film from September 6 through 10, 2017. The festival will screen more than 150 films, and will feature market premieres, red carpet arrivals, an awards ceremony, and afterparties at numerous Downtown Burbank venues.