Where to See Wildflower Blooms in Southern California

Where to See Wildflower Blooms in Southern California

Los Angeles, known for its glitz and glamour, is also home to some hidden natural gems that will leave you awestruck. Among these are the mesmerizing wildflower blooms that come alive with vibrant colors, offering picturesque pockets of super blooms – DDLJ style . Here’s a list of the best places to find wildflower blooms near L.A. for 2023.

1. Chino Hills State Park

These picturesque, green undulating hills are adorned with pockets of vibrant colors, creating a striking contrast against the clear blue skies. Don’t forget your camera to capture the breathtaking vistas and close-ups of these delicate super blooms. However, it’s important to note that certain trails are closed and caution should be exercised due to the presence of rattlesnakes. Plan ahead.

2. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Located within close proximity to Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is a convenient escape into nature. During the spring season, the mountains and canyons of the area come alive with a vibrant display of wildflowers. Explore trails like the Backbone Trail or Solstice Canyon, where you’ll encounter native blooms such as poppies, lupines, and California sunflowers. Revel in the beauty of these blossoms while enjoying panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

3. Poppy Reserve and the Antelope Valley

Known for its spectacular displays of California poppies, this reserve boasts rolling hills and meadows that transform into a sea of vibrant orange during the springtime. To witness this beauty, you’ll have to embark on an exploration along the eight miles of trails this year. Poppies generally bloom during cooler temperatures, particularly in late afternoons. However, you’ll also discover an abundance of other blossoms like red maids and forget-me-nots, basking in the sunlight.

4. Charmlee Wilderness Park, Malibu

Tucked away in the scenic coastal city of Malibu, Charmlee Wilderness Park is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts. While it may be smaller in scale compared to other locations, it offers a serene escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. During the spring season, the park showcases a stunning display of vibrant poppies, accompanied by breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a peaceful hike along the trails, taking in the picturesque scenery and embracing the tranquility of this enchanting oasis.

5. Palos Verdes Cherry Blossom @ South Coast Botanical Garden

Located in the heart of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the South Coast Botanic Garden offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of poppy fields within a curated setting. While not a natural poppy reserve, the garden features a designated California Native Plant Area, which showcases various native species, including poppies. Stroll through the well-maintained pathways and marvel at the vibrant blooms, while enjoying the tranquil ambiance of this urban oasis.

6. Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park

Known for its striking rock formations, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is also home to occasional bursts of poppies during the spring season. This unique combination of rugged geological features and delicate wildflowers creates a surreal landscape that’s worth exploring. Take a leisurely hike through the park’s trails, where you’ll encounter breathtaking vistas and the occasional surprise of vibrant poppies, adding a splash of color to this geological wonderland.

7. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the expansive state park in California, is renowned for its astonishing array of scenery. When weather conditions are favorable, the arid landscape comes alive with scattered bursts of vibrant wildflowers, including the delightful hot pink blossoms of the Beavertail Cactus that embellish the trails. Even during the driest seasons, you can still witness the beautiful bloom of flowers on the Palo Verde and Desert Willow trees. Be sure to visit the park’s website for updates.

8. Joshua Tree National Park

Situated a few hours southeast of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is renowned for its unique desert landscape and iconic Joshua trees. However, during the spring months, the park undergoes a stunning transformation as colorful wildflowers burst into bloom. Keep an eye out for desert primroses, Mojave asters, and lupines that paint the arid desert with hues of purple, yellow, and pink. Take a hike along the park’s trails, such as Hidden Valley or Barker Dam, to immerse yourself in this remarkable floral spectacle.

9. Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossoms

For those seeking a more curated floral experience, Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge is a delightful oasis. This 150-acre botanical garden offers a variety of themed gardens, including the popular California Natives Garden. Stroll through the paths lined with native plants and discover a plethora of wildflowers that bloom throughout the year. From California poppies to purple sage and hummingbird sage, Descanso Gardens provides a serene escape where you can appreciate the beauty of native wildflowers.

10. Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA

The OG of wildflower blossoms in California, imagine stepping into this incredible 50-acre natural sanctuary and being surrounded by a breathtaking explosion of colors from the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers. You’ll have the opportunity to leisurely stroll through rows of these stunning flowers while enjoying magnificent views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Oh, and don’t forget to lose yourself in the enchanting Sweat Pea Maze for a little adventure! Take your time exploring the historic Poinsettia display and the beautiful orchids too.

These awe-inspiring displays of flowers transform the rolling hills of Carlsbad Ranch into vibrant showcases for about seven weeks, starting from March and lasting until early May. To make sure you don’t miss out, it’s best to book your visit in advance.

DJ Dharak Tapped for Los Angeles Residency with Radio5 Events

DJ Dharak Tapped for Los Angeles Residency with Radio5 Events

Today, Radio5 Events announced that world’s #1 Bollywood DJ and international icon, influencer and remixer DJ Dharak will join Radio5’s entertainment lineup as a headliner.

“Los Angeles is like home to me and I can’t wait to feel the energy as we all continue to make memories in this electric city!” said DJ Dharak.

DJ Dharak and Radio5 is coming together to further push the boundaries of Bollywood events in America after producing events at the biggest mainstream clubs in the world, Globe Theatre and Vermont Hollywood. The stage is set for a new era at Avalon – the world famous festival club whose stages have been graced by industry titans like Tiesto to name a few. Avalon, Radio5 Events and DJ Dharak is going to be a winning combination for years to come.

radio5events globetheater los angeles

“My relationship with Dharak dates back to the early stages of his career, and I’m thrilled to continue our support of him with this incredible partnership,” said Mandeep, President of Radio5 Events. “Dharak is synonymous with Bollywood nightlife culture and we couldn’t be more excited to come together as a brother, a friend and partner.”

Radio5 Event’s is LA’s leading Bollywood entertainment company and has been at the forefront of pioneering South Asian nightlife in America for over 15 years.

Performance dates and ticket information will be made available at radio5events.com . For updates, follow Radio5 Events on Instagram

Brian Benni to Host ‘Bollywood in the City’ in LA.

Brian Benni to Host ‘Bollywood in the City’ in LA.

As Radio5 Events gets ready for the next Bollywood night in Los Angeles, the event coveted the hottest Indian star from Family Karma on Bravo.

Brian Benni, reality TV star from the hit show “Family Karma”, will be making his first-ever event appearance with Radio5 Events at the Vermont Hollywood on April 29, 2023 for Bollywood in the City.

Brian Benni is best known for his appearance on the hit reality TV show “Family Karma”. Fans of Brian will now have the opportunity to meet him in person and experience his charisma and charm firsthand.

The event, Bollywood in the City, promises to be a night of amazing music, festival type atmosphere with beautiful influencers and celebrities in attendance. Guests will have the opportunity to dance the night away to the best Bollywood music with the world’s #1 Bollywood DJ, DJ Dharak.

“We’re thrilled to have Brian Benni join us for his first-ever event appearance with Radio5 Events” “Bollywood in the City promises to be an unforgettable night, and we can’t wait for Brian’s fans to experience it with him.” – Mandeep (President, Radio5 Events)

The event will take place at the Vermont Hollywood on April 29, 2023, and tickets are available for purchase now on Eventbrite. Don’t miss the chance to meet Brian Benni and experience the most star studded Bollywood party in Los Angeles of 2023!

Huge Guide to Holi Events in Los Angeles [2023 Updated]

Huge Guide to Holi Events in Los Angeles [2023 Updated]

LOS ANGELES — This is the most up-to date list of 2023 Holi events happening in Los Angeles, CA and surrounding cities.

These annual events range from outdoor holi celebrations on the beach to everything in between represent the best of LA’s signature happenings. These popular holi festivals brings thousands of people together, whether it’s by sating residents’ tastes for throwing color or enjoying in-doors, our guide has you covered. Check out the latest holi celebrations in LA for 2023.

1. Bollywood Spring/Holi Party with India’s #1

bollywood spring fling with dj ravish at the vermont hollywood
You do NOT want to miss out!

Weather forecast in So.Cal recently has seen rain so it’s put a damper on outdoor Holi celebrations. We got you covered, literally. Join us for the biggest indoor Bollywood party with India’s #1 Celebrity DJ RAVISH! This is an event you do not want to miss kicking off Spring and a mix of Holi.

Guestlist and Tickets available at radio5events.com

2. Holi by the Sea 2023 by CRY OC

The Annual CRY America OC Chapter’s Holi by The Sea is back after COVID! Proceeds go to CRY America foundation. Free pizza for children under 12. This event is open to all ages and backgrounds.

Date & Time

Sunday, March 5 2023  11:00am-3:00pm


Bolsa Chica State Beach
17851 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Admission Information

Individual Ticket – $20
Group Ticket (10 or more) – $17 each (Online booking only)
Children under 12 years are FREE! Must be registered and accompanied by a parent/guardian who is participating in the event. Each PAID ticket purchase includes one color packet, 1 food ticket (snack pack).

Buy your tickets at https://events.cryamerica.org/events/cry-oc-holi-by-the-sea/

3. Holi 2023 – Festival of Colors & Friendship

Festival of India Association puts on this Holi event for the 6th year and always a blast.

Featuring outdoor organic colors, food, live DJ’s, performances with artists and more. Free entry and free parking.

Date & Time

Sunday, March 19 2023  11:00am-4:00pm


Woodley Park Section 1, 5798 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91316

Details: www.facebook.com/events/752127423186987/

LA, check back for more Holi events to be added to this list.

The Best Of Fantasy Ball 2023

The Best Of Fantasy Ball 2023

December 31st, 2022 marked the return of our Bollywood NYE party in Los Angeles at The Vermont Hollywood, one of our favorite times of the year.  Yes, the New Year’s Eve party marks the official, end of year, but it’s also our last chance to Bollywood together on the dancefloor ringing in the New Year. Plus, it’s our way of kicking off the forthcoming 2023 season and sending cheers to new beginnings—the Radio5 way!

On Saturday, Dec. 31st 2022 presented a different NYE experience with an emphasis on new production value, fresh talent (DJ’s), stage design, and enhanced midnight ball drop. The result: amazing Bollywood music and a crazy countdown to Midnight in grand fashion.

Here’s the best of Fantasy Ball 2023. We’ll see you later this year for NYE!

Rainy With a Chance of Good Vibes

It was impossible not to constantly check the forecast in the week leading up to the New Year’s Eve. Everyone in LA swore it was going to come down like cats and dogs, and it did for about an hour or so, and the rain clouds danced in the distance long enough to keep the majority of the party drench free. The initial downpour didn’t seem to rain on anyone’s parade and guests came in full force bringing amazing vibes.

Mind-Blowing Visuals at Midnight

The visuals we had on stage was out of this world, and it felt like we were suspended in a world of fantasy. We couldn’t help but think that maybe, just maybe, our production team might be the missing link between man and machine. The video countdown lasted a minute which felt like an eternity and boy did the confetti showers did not disappointment. We can’t wait to do it again, bigger and crazier this year!

Radio5 Events Levels Up

 Just 3 years ago, the pandemic crushed the nightlife industry and we were indoors with our pods wishing we were at a club ringing in New Year’s. We upped our game for the grand return on Dec. 31st and we couldn’t have asked for a better night with all of you – together finally. Thank you for trekking it in the rain for NYE, let’s do it again!

Follow Radio5 Events on Facebook | Instagram

Best of Bollywood Nightmare 2022

Best of Bollywood Nightmare 2022

The global tragedy of COVID-19 changed the world in a way most of us never thought possible. In just a few years, the pandemic tore apart what many of us took for granted: health, time with loved ones, social interaction, and travel. For our Indian community, that of course included the annual Bollywood Halloween party in Los Angeles, CA. 3 years in the making, our So.Cal community reconvened this past weekend for Bollywood Nightmare with a unique aura in the air from a time longer than ever before spent waiting for such a moment. Take a journey with us through the best of BN 2022.

Freaky Spector

Straight out of Hellraiser or any bad-ass horror movie, the 20′ Spector prop was a sight to behold. The larger-than-life Halloween installation featured coordinated Doctor Strange orb special FX and brought in eerie twist to the midnight theatrics. Between intermittent venue blackout and a rapid-fire series of strobes, the art piece played background to many people’s photos and selfies.

Next Level Costumes

From Princess Jasmine to topless Genie, demented clown nurses, zombie marching band members, blood-covered prom court, and a slew of other twisted characters kept things interesting, if not borderline terrifying. Guests came fully dressed in their favorite Halloween costume and they did not disappoint!

Bollywood Nightmare Recap Video

Thank You for Joining us for Another Successful Radio5 event!

This year was our biggest and best edition of the Halloween Bollywood parties in LA, and we are looking forward to coming together again for years to come and pushing the epicness even more!

Follow Radio5 Events on Facebook | Instagram

The Best Of Bollywood Bridgerton Party 2022

The Best Of Bollywood Bridgerton Party 2022

This year marked the 1st ever Bollywood Bridgerton Theme Party in Los Angeles, and the Saturday night event did not disappointment in every way imaginable. It seems our theme parties is only going to get bigger and better with each passing year, but these are a few of the reasons why 2022 couldn’t have played out any better than it did. On September 23, hundreds upon hundreds gathered once again at the Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a night of dancing in celebration of our universal love for Bollywood music. Enjoy our event recap for Bollywood Brigderton that you might have missed with special guest DJ NASHA with media coverage by LA Magazine.

Crazy Crowd Participation

Ask any Southern California Desi about what makes our events so decidedly unique, and I guarantee their answer would be how hype the crowd can be. The commitment they have to the dancefloor is unparalleled, and the crowd participation alone is something to be marveled. Whenever MC Mandeep and DJ NASHA instructs them to put their hands in the air and to jump, not a single seat in the house is reluctant to play along. Everyone seems to be on the same page—and when the music is pumping and everyone is jumping in unison, there are literal earthquakes that presumably could be felt in DTLA.

Bridgerton Theme

This year our signature production came back bigger and better than ever. And to top it off, the hit Netflix series Bridgerton has us all swooning for our inner royalty so we were excited to bring this world’s first ever Bollywood Bridgerton themed party! The guests did not disappoint in their outfits.

Thank You for Joining us for Another Successful Radio5 event!

This year was our biggest and best edition of the Bollywood parties at the Globe Theater, and we are looking forward to coming together again for years to come and pushing the boundaries even further. See you on the dance-floor soon!

Follow Radio5 Events on Facebook | Instagram

Bollywood White Party 2022: Recap

Bollywood White Party 2022: Recap

Yet another successful White Party Bollywood style has come and gone after our initial return last June. On June 18, hundreds upon hundreds gathered once again at the Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a night of dancing and revelry in celebration of our universal love and appreciation for Bollywood music. Though the night may have flown by, as we knew it would, all of the memories we made continue to live on in our day to day lives. Instead of reminiscing, we wanted to point out some things that are new to our White Party that you might have missed.

New Stage Production

Out with the old, in with the new! Our favorite main stage got a huge makeover this year at the White Party, with brand new special FX and programming. We also introduced pyrotechnics, with an all-Bollywood music lineup to keep the groove going into 2am.

2022 Bollywood White Party Stage

Dazzling Special FX

This year our signature production came back bigger and better than ever. This absolute feat of modern engineering allowed us to push the boundaries of event production with thousands upon thousands of confetti. What a crazy moment we all shared together on the dance floor.

Thank You for Joining us for Another Successful White Party!

Though our time together on the dance floor at the Globe Theatre may have come to an end for this year, fret not! This year was our biggest and best edition of the Bollywood White Party, and we are looking forward to coming together again next year and pushing the boundaries even further. So round up your crew for 2023, and we’ll see you next year to celebrate 14 years of Radio5 Events!

Follow Radio5 Events on Facebook | Instagram

Bollywood Spring Fling 2022: A Walk Through Mind-Bending Fantasy

Bollywood Spring Fling 2022: A Walk Through Mind-Bending Fantasy

You open your eyes. You find yourself gazing upward as the confetti drops overhead. Bollywood lovers from all over Southern California reunited once more under the lights at The Globe Theatre (DTLA) to experience a state of magic, aided by our 1,000 tons of flames spitting out over from either side of the stage. With a larger built stage, more interactive production show, and a plethora of unexpected surprises, Radio5 Events “Spring Fling Theme Party” highlight reel was expansive. Take a journey with us through the best of Bollywood Spring Fling 2022.

1,000 Tons of Confetti

For this event, we went with a shock-and-awe approach to try our hand at a more unified version, which involved some crazy time-coding and pyrotechnic programming that is far more complicated than we have time to dive into here. What we can say, though, is there was a seven-minute planned show that used tracks like ”Bijlee” and many more Bollywood dance hits to create an epic show. A technicolor milestone that took one of the most anticipated moments of the night to new heights.


If you’ve ever found yourself at any of the Radio5 parties, you would know that the crew gets a kick out of bridging the gap between the worlds of Bollywood music and Bhangra. Dholi Jas came through as a surprise performance after midnight and brought the house down with his energetic playing that’s been loved by fans world-wide.

A Trip Through the Globe Theatre

The Globe is one of the most breathtaking venues in the world, and that magic was transported into the space where we parties together. If you caught any of the Instagram stories from the event, you probably saw a few that really jumped out from the rest. The balloon was a huge hit, no doubt, and for the guests who couldn’t believe their eyes.

Thank you for attending Bollywood Spring Fling 2022 LA!

Head to Facebook.com/Radio5Events/Events for the the next Radio5 event!

NYE Recap: Fantasy Ball 2022

NYE Recap: Fantasy Ball 2022

It’s a new year LA! The slate has been wiped clean like hand sanitizer, and the Balloon drop has been swept. Some of us are eager for what 2022 has to offer. Others are still dazed with the ending of 2021.

Despite the rapid spread of Omicron scrapping many New Year’s Eve plans, the party for the LA Indian community went on – and it went on safely as we provided Rapid Testing to ensure guest safety and peace of mind.

There was a new stage design, which were met with a huge wave of excitement. Hosting the event at the largest indoor hotel Ballroom was an absolute godsend. And rolling out the first-ever multi-FX Midnight Ball drop brought an entirely new dynamic to Fantasy Ball.

While we’re stuck here battling the post-NYE withdrawals, we figured the best way to suppress the separation anxiety is by recapping the most fire moments from NYE. We’re running through the highlights in our usual best of style, so get ready to bounce around with us on the quickness.

New Stage Design, Who Dis?

Sound and Production is one of the things that Fantasy Ball lives and dies by. This year, there was a grip of awe-inspiring special FX that brought our guests to flip their phones out. People were lining up left and right to check out 200′ LED screen, Flamers, CO2 jets and additional craziness one would expect out of Radio5 Events.

Thank you and big shout-out to Sanjay Sayal aka DJ Scorpio and his production team for providing the sound and production. Please visit them for your special events at www.djscorpio.net

New Year’s Eve!

BTS: Setting Up

At the stroke of Midnight, giant 200′ LED video wall pushes out the countdown, 10…9…8 and BAAM, 2022 appears with newly installed special FX going off. Five thousand balloons drop in the air with Fire sparklers, CO2 jets and excitement fills the dance-floor. When the singing and dancing subsides, revelers eventually start drifting away at 2am, but the action doesn’t stop. Bring on 2022.

What’s next?

There is no denying that the pandemic was, and still is in many ways, a difficult time for everyone, but we are infinitely grateful to have been able to reunite with our guests last year. We can’t thank you enough for joining us for a short period of time in 2021, and we can’t wait to see you again for 2022!