Boats, boats, boats!

The Los Angeles Boat Show is at Fairplex this weekend, and despite the rain, we’re already dreaming of lazy lake days and adventures in the ocean.

pexels photo 186712 1024x679 Boats, boats, boats! The show features catamarans, fishing boats, jet skis, cabin cruisers, kayaks and everything in between. Whether you fancy yourself a lake person or a beach bum, there is something for everyone.

Check out the 2017 boat models, let your little ones have fun in the Kids Zone, and enjoy drinks & food while you shop. Don’t worry about the rain — our expo halls are dry and warm icon smile Boats, boats, boats!

Hours:
Friday (today): Noon – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults, free for ages 12 & under
Active military members receive free admission.

Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

For more information, visit losangelesboatshow.com. See you soon!

Fairplex Snapshot: Rainy Day Potluck

Rainy days are best spent indoors with good company, and that’s exactly how we’re ending the work week. Our friends at The Learning Centers at Fairplex had the genius idea of holding a company-wide potluck this afternoon.

The Millard Sheets Art Center became our makeshift lunchroom as our coworkers filled their plates with tostadas, enchiladas, lasagna, veggies, salad, cookies and more. Can you say food coma?

Our workplace is our community, and it felt good to all eat together and enjoy the sound the rain outside. Cheers to the weekend!

Checking out the 2017 Asian American Expo

The 2017 Asian American Expo opened a few hours ago and already the crowds are pouring through. Check it out!

Anime Impulse
It’s all things anime, video games and art here in the Anime Impulse section.




 

The Silk Show
From the sneaker show to the sample sales, we’re thinking it might be time to do a little shopping when we’re done working for the day.


Food
Easily one of our favorite parts of the Asian American Expo: THE FOOD.



We’re just getting started here! There’s tons of entertainment in nearly every expo hall, from martial arts to dancing to cooking demos, and tons of shopping to do too.

For more information on the Asian American Expo, including ticket prices, hours and parking info, visit the event page at Fairplex.com.

If you’re visiting us today, be sure to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex in all your social media posts! We’d love to share in your adventures with us. Cheers to the weekend!

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Fairplex Weekender: Asian American Expo, Wine & Paint Night and more

Hellooooo Friday! Even though we’re working this weekend, we are actually looking forward to all of these events. We love what we do, and who we host. Check out what’s going on at Fairplex this weekend:

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Asian American Expo (Jan 14 & 15): One of our biggest events this month, the Asian American Expo is all things cultural: food, dance, art and entertainment. This year the expo features several events like Anime Impulse, where guests can cosplay, attend panels, browse artist alleys and check out a car show. The Silk Show Sample Sale features a number of great brands selling wares at 50-80% off retail price, as well as a sneaker show. Other activities include an eating contest, tons of food and shopping vendors, and live entertainment celebrating a variety of Asian cultures. Admission is $11 per person. Parking is $11 at Gate 9 (Blue Gate). For more information visit us at fairplex.com.

Palates & Palettes – Monet (Jan 14): Our wine & paint series, Palates & Palettes returns to the Millard Sheets Art Center this Saturday night. Journey to the world of Claude Monet as you learn to paint one of his masterpieces from an art instructor, while enjoying wine & food pairings inspired from his homeland of France. All supplies (including wine & food!) are provided. Please RSVP here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 15): The Pomona Swap Meet returns to Fairplex bright and early Sunday morning. More than 30,000 car parts, accessories, automobilia and vintage rides will span 15 miles of our campus. It’s the perfect place to mingle with the auto community, shop parts and check out rides. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

RailGiants Train Museum Free Admission (Jan 14 & 15): Last but not least, the on-site RailGiants Train Museum is hosting their free monthly museum days this weekend. Take a journey back in time to the glory days of the American Railroad. Explore a number of well preserved locomotives and speak with docents on the history of trains in our nation. More info at railgiants.org.

Have a great weekend! Make sure to tag us on social media if you visit us  icon smile Fairplex Weekender: Asian American Expo, Wine & Paint Night and more

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Throwback Thursday: 1912 Modern Pentathlon at the Summer Olympics

Throwback to the Modern Pentathlon in 1912! This photo, captured by the Swedish press, captures a fencing match at the Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Fairplex Events Pentathlon tbtfencing Throwback Thursday: 1912 Modern Pentathlon at the Summer Olympics

-- photo taken from The Official Report of the 1912 Summer Olympics

We are proud to host the Modern Pentathlon World Cup this year! It is an honor to be a part of one of the oldest and most revered sports in Olympic history.

5 Reasons We Love the Asian American Expo

For us, January just doesn’t feel like January without the Asian American Expo. This event has grown and evolved year after year, and we can honestly say this is looking like the best one yet. Here’s why:

5 Reasons We Love the Asian American Expo

Fairplex Events AsianExpo sashimi 292x300 5 Reasons We Love the Asian American Expo 1. The Food: Ramen noodles, dumplings, fried foods, steamed foods, desserts galore… we approach the Asian Expo like we do the LA County Fair, with empty stomachs and the mindset to try everything. Or at least try… the food selection is pretty huge.

2. Anime Impulse: Anime Impulse fuses the world of anime and video games into one. VIP parties, celebrity appearances, eSports, cosplay, artist alleys, vendors, panels, and a car show make this one of the brightest, liveliest sections of the Expo.

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Photo Credit: Anime Impulse

3. Huge discounts: The Silk Show Sample Sale brings fashion brands to the Asian Expo, offering clothe and accessories at 50-80% off retail price. We definitely plan on checking out the STEP & Repeat sneaker convention while they’re here.

Fairplex Events AsianExpo performance 300x200 5 Reasons We Love the Asian American Expo 4. Culture: One of the best parts of the Asian American Expo is that it brings a variety of cultures and traditions together under one roof. From Japan to China to Korea and beyond, there are plenty of dance and martial art performances, art, food and vendors to see.

5. Instagram: The Asian American Expo is prime Instagram content. From delicious foodie shots to videos of the eating contests, it’s almost impossible to not want to capture it all on your feed. Follow @fairplex for pics, videos and live footage.

Come and experience it all for yourself this weekend at Fairplex! The expo is open Jan. 14 & 15 (Saturday/Sunday) from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more info visit AAExpo.com.

FREE Gardening Workshop on The Farm!

A core focus at Fairplex is to provide a wealth of learning opportunities for our diverse community. One of the ways we do this is through educational programs, like our upcoming gardening workshop!

Fairplex Events gardenworkshop2 FREE Gardening Workshop on The Farm! Learn backyard composting, water-savvy gardening, worm composting and grass cycling. This workshop is being offered by the Los Angeles Smart Gardening Program.

If you would like to join us, please RSVP by Jan. 25th to Barbara Tuyen at (909) 865-4638 or tuyen@fairplex.com.

This event is in partnership with the 48th District Agricultural Association, The Learning Centers at Fairplex and The Farm at Fairplex.

Cheers to another year of learning!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Reptile Super Show and So Cal Pet Expo

First weekend of the year = a success! Our campus was teeming with life, from the scaly residents of the Reptile Super Show to the furrier, cuddlier friends of the So Cal Pet Expo. Keep scrolling to see what our campus looked like this weekend:

Reptile Super Show

So Cal Pet Expo
If you follow us on Instagram you might have caught our Live Story over the weekend. If you missed it, don’t worry, there are plenty of adorable photos of the event:




Other events included the Hot Tub SwimSpa Show and the Giant RV Winter Show. If you attended any events at Fairplex this past weekend, please feel free to tag us on social media. We’d love to see your experiences!

For information about upcoming events, visit us at Fairplex.com.

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Fairplex Weekender: Animals Galore

Fairplex Events ReptileSuperShow 1024x685 Fairplex Weekender: Animals Galore The first weekend of 2017 kicks off our January events! Here’s what happening at Fairplex:

Reptile Super Show (Jan 7 & 8): See (and possibly take home one of your own!) reptiles and turtles, shop supplies, habitats and supplements, and attend educational workshops at the Reptile Super Show at Fairplex! This popular pet exhibit, located in Expo Hall 4, is a great place to take the kids for an educational trip, or to find a pet of their very own. More info available at http://reptilesupershow.com.

So Cal Pet Expo (Jan 7 & 8): Just a few expo halls away from the Reptile Super Show, the So Cal Pet Expo is also happening this weekend! Check out tons of pet care exhibitors, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations and author readings and book signings. Bring your dog or cat and take advantage of discounted services like vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm & flea preventatives. For more information visit fairplex.com!

Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Jan 6-8): Shop all styles and brands of hot tubs and swimspas at the Hot Tub SwimSpa Show this weekend at Fairplex! Instead of driving from store to store looking for the right product for your home, spend a few hours here to find what you need. Admission is free. For more information click here.

Giant LA Winter RV Show (Now – Jan 8): Get the latest in road trip travel information, products and services at the Giant LA Winter RV Show, located on our White Ave. lot. This is the last weekend of the winter show, so visit, chat and shop while you can. More info at GiantRV.com

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