14 parties in L.A. for Super Bowl Week, from free to fancy

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SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sept. 12, 2021.
The Super Bowl will be held at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13. (Gary Klein / Los Angeles Times)

The Super Bowl is coming to Los Angeles, and with it a laundry list of parties, concerts and "experiences."

Football's biggest night will take place at Inglewood's SoFi Stadium, featuring the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. (The Rams are technically the visiting team, as the official "host" rotates each year between the AFC and NFC.)

Tickets for the big game are going for an average of $9,249 — and that's not including parking, which could set you back another several thousand dollars. If you're looking for a (relatively) cheaper way to get in on the festivities, we've got your roundup of Super Bowl week events, sorted from free to big ticket.

Taste of Inglewood — Big Game Festival

The city of Inglewood will host a free, three-day festival on Market Street featuring music, food, vendors and more. Performers include Poncho Sanchez, Tony! Toni! Tone! and TeaMarrr, and "Insecure" creator Issa Rae will receive the key to the city on Feb. 12.

The festival will run Feb. 10 and 11 from 2 to 10 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can RSVP for free here.

A portrait of Issa Rae
Issa Rae will receive the key to the city of Inglewood on Feb. 12. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

GiletteLabs Roller Rink

Gilette will host a free outdoor roller-skating rink in Santa Monica for fans looking to skate in the sunshine. The event will include appearances from athletes and other celebrities, along with a pop-up barbershop hosted by the Gilette Barber Counsel.

The rink will be open Feb. 11-12 from 12-8p.m. Register for free entry here.

NFL Play Football Family Festival

This free, all ages event will head to Boyle Heights to celebrate youth and high school football players, coaches and programs. Interactive activations, football drills and clinics, and NFL stars will be in attendance the day before the Super Bowl.

The event will start at 10 a.m. on Feb. 12 at Bishop Mora Salesian High School. You can RSVP for free here.

The Super Bowl Experience

This interactive football theme park gives you the chance to show off your skills on the gridiron and grab a few autographs in the process. The family-friendly event will be open this Saturday and Sunday, and again Feb. 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Tickets start at $20 for adults, and kids 12 and under can get in for free.

Clifton's Republic

After a nearly two-year closure due to the pandemic, historic downtown food and drink emporium Clifton's Republic is set to open its doors for Super Bowl weekend. The Broadway landmark will be open Feb. 11 and 12 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., and from 5 p.m. to close on Super Bowl Sunday.

Clifton's will not be taking reservations at this time, so early arrival is highly suggested.

The exterior of Clifton's Republic in downtown Los Angeles
Clifton's, a downtown Los Angeles food and drink institution, is set to reopen Super Bowl weekend. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest

The powerhouse beer company will take over Crypto.com Arena for three nights of music. Halsey and Machine Gun Kelly will headline Feb. 10, and Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Mickey Guyton will put on a show Feb. 11. Green Day and Miley Cyrus will close out the festivities Feb. 12.

Tickets are available here.

Hall of Fame Party — Big Game Weekend Edition

Meek Mill, Diplo, Gunna and more will perform at the 2022 Hall of Fame Party presented by Animal Concerts and Segi TV. The event will occupy Sunset Room Hollywood on Feb. 12, featuring two stages, multiple bars and plenty of room to dance.

General admission tickets start at $150 and are available here.

Art ’N’ the Bowl

Art ’N’ the Bowl will bring together the sports and art worlds at E.K. Art Gallery on Feb. 10. NFL Hall of Famers Andre Reed and Terrell Davis, with former Pro Bowl player Greg Bell, will host the event, which features a red carpet, silent and live auctions, and an appearance by Grammy winner Norman Brown.

Tickets are $150 and are available here.

Shaq's Fun House

Shaq — or DJ Diesel — will bring his annual carnival-themed bonanza to the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall Feb. 11. In addition to a DJ set from the Laker legend, the night will contain performances by Lil Wayne and Zedd, with food catered by Roscoe's Chicken N Waffles, Pink's Hot Dogs and more.

Tickets start at $399 and will include six hours of open bar, gourmet bites from various restaurants and access to the Carnival Midway.

Shaquille "Diesel" O'Neal in DJ mode
Shaq's Fun House will hit the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Feb. 11. (Michael McElroy / Invision for T-Mobile / Associated Press)

Sports Illustrated: The Party

After a coronavirus-induced hiatus, Sports Illustrated's annual Super Bowl Party will take place Feb. 12 at Century Park. Kygo, Jack Harlow and more will take the stage. Your VIP ticket will get you five hours of open bar.

Tickets start at $750 and are available here.

Rolling Stone Live: Big Game Experience

Rolling Stone's annual Super Bowl event returns on Feb. 12, bringing music, a red carpet, and more to Academy LA. The Kid LAROI will headline the event with performances by Iann Dior, Tinashe and Kaskade.

Tickets start at $750 and area available here.

The Player's Tailgate hosted by Guy Fieri

Foodies can get their pregame fix at The Player's Tailgate adjacent to SoFi Stadium (a Super Bowl ticket. isn't required to get in). Hosted by Guy Fieri, the tailgate will feature a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat delights by celebrity chefs, along with multiple open bars and celebrity appearances.

All-inclusive tickets are $875, and are available here.

Maxim Super Bowl Party

Online sports betting site MaximBet will host two nights of high-profile entertainment in downtown Los Angeles.

Music at the Market on Feb. 11 will feature a headlining DJ set from the Chainsmokers, with performances by Lil Baby and Gunna. On Feb. 12, 50 Cent will host Electric Nights With Maxim, which includes performances by Tiesto, Loud Luxury and DJ Vice.

Tickets for the first night will cost a modest $750, while Saturday's celebration will run you $1,050. Tickets for both nights are available here.

NFL Honors

NFL Honors will highlight the league's standout players from YouTube Theater on Feb. 10. Big name awards such as the most valuable player, coach of the year and rookie of the year will be handed out next door to SoFi Stadium.

The televised event can be seen on ESPN+, NFL Network and ABC starting at 6 p.m. PST. You can buy tickets starting at $1,500 here.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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