L.A. Weekender: Upland Lemon Festival, foodie heaven and artist paradise

The theme for this week’s L.A. Weekender is: free. Spend more time than money on this weekend’s itinerary. Whether you’re hanging out in the Inland Empire or enjoying a day on the Westside, there is plenty to do:

1. Upland Lemon Festival: Carnival rides and games, live entertainment (is that Queen Nation and DSB I hear?) and all things lemon are happening in Upland this weekend. Grab your family and friends and enjoy a warm afternoon strolling through Crafter’s Village, hopping on a carnival ride or two and enjoying a slice of lemon pie. P.S. It’s free!

2. Brewery Artwalk: The world’s largest art complex is only open to the public twice a year and this weekend marks the first of 2013. Check out the works of more than 100 artists and purchase a few paintings if the mood strikes.  Admission and parking are free.

3. Bite Flite: Our friends at L.A. Foodie are hosting quite the event on Saturday. Bite Flite, happening at Culver City’s Bar & Garden, invites guests to an evening of beer samples paired with a number of delectable hamburgers and desserts. Foodie heaven. Each guests receives a tote bag full of goodies too. While this event comes with a price, it’s only $15. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday evening!

4. Mom and Pop Up Shop: For nearly a decade, Etsy has been a virtual alternative to craft fairs, offering an online storefront for designers, thrifters and crafters. The site transforms from virtual to tangible at this weekend’s Mom and Pop Up Shop. A one-day-only collaboration with permanent San Pedro marketplace Crafted, the pop-up shop boasts more than 50 artisan vendors inside the Port of Los Angeles’ World War II–era warehouses. (Need we mention that admission is free?)

We hope you enjoy your weekend! Check back here on Monday for photos from the Upland Lemon Festival!

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