We’re keeping it local for the first L.A. Weekender of 2015, starting with a few events happening at Fairplex! Visit our blog each Friday for some fun ideas to get your weekend started.

Aerial view of the Fairplex Garden Railroad

Fairplex Garden Railroad (Jan. 11): On the second Sunday of each month, the Fairplex Garden Railroad is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. See miniature trains journey through intricately detailed portraits of California history from the mid-1800s through the present. This is the oldest and largest public operating garden railroad in the United States and has been a staple of the Los Angeles County Fair since the early 1920s. For more information visit fgrr.org.

RailGiants Historical Train Museum (Jan. 10-11): Also free at Fairplex is the RailGiants Train Museum monthly open house. Take the whole family and check out historical trains and journey back to the glory days of the American Railroad. For more information visit railgiants.org.  

Reptile Super Show (Jan 10-11):  Fans of the scaly, slimy, and slithery are invited to the Reptile Super Show at Fairplex. Check out hundreds of colorful reptiles including turtles, lizards and snakes, and shop supplies for your pet (but leave your pet at home!) For more information visit reptilesupershow.com.

Downtown Pomona Art Walk (Jan. 10): The first Pomona Art Walk of 2015 is this Saturday evening in downtown Pomona. Explore and shop the art galleries, stores and vendors who will have their work on display and take advantage of the restaurants and shops who will be open late for the walk. Visit downtownpomoma.org for more information.

Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market (Jan. 11): Keep up your New Years resolution of eating healthier and shop fresh vegetables, fruits and fresh foods at the Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market. Enjoy live entertainment, fresh air and great shopping selections from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. this Sunday. For more information click here.

P.S. This weekend is your last chance to receive up to 40% off Fairplex events including LACF! Get two LACF season passes, two Oktoberfest, Celtic Faire, and Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals passes, and two Upland Lemon Festival carnival offers for only $100 when you buy online, now through Jan. 11, 2015! Just use promo codeNEWYEAR2 OR buy 4 tickets to each event listed above for only $180 using promo code FAIRPLEX4Click here to buy.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

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