By Alesandra Dubin Posted August 19, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES Few places are known for as many splashy, nationally televised annual events as Los Angeles. (Oscars, anyone?) Southern California plays host not just to an array of celebrity-driven entertainment industry events, but to big-time festivals, trade shows, and sports programming, too. Here are our annual picks for the region’s top events, which bring big crowds, media attention, donors, and players in their respective fields.