L.A. Weekender: Relay For Life, Nurotag, Art Walk

Happy Friday! Last weekend was absolutely packed for us, with Vans Warped Tour and Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival, and we are rolling right along into another jam-packed weekend. Keep reading to see what’s happening at Fairplex and our surrounding neighborhoods:

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Relay For Life: Relay For Life returns to Fairplex on Saturday, June 28th to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Communities gather together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and ultimately fight back against a vicious disease. Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking/running the track. All teams have at least one participant on the track at all times. For more information, click here.

2014 Nurotag All-Star Car Show Series: If you appreciate car design, Nurotag’s All-Star Series is the place to be. Fairplex is the third stop of the Nurotag Show Series, showcasing the best in automotive and lifestyle culture. The series celebrates style, art, music and culture within the automotive industry. Check it out this Saturday from noon – 6 p.m. For more information on the event, click here.

Pomona Art WalkDowntown Pomona transforms into a world of art and creativity on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month during the Pomona Art Walk. More than two dozen galleries open their doors to feature hundreds of local artists. Paintings, photography, ceramics, mixed media and jewelry are just some of the pieces on display. For more information, click here.

Claremont Village Blues & BrewsRight down the street from Fairplex, the 5th annualClaremont Village Blues & Brews is happening this Saturday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. $45 ($50 at the door) gets you 18 pour-tasting tickets and a beer pilsner. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and of course, plenty of craft beer. For more information,click here.

P.S.: 4th of July is just around the corner! Fairplex is hosting KABOOM! which includes monster trucks, motocross and one of the largest fireworks displays in all of California to celebrate Independence Day. Buffet dinner options are also available. This event always sells out so make sure you purchase your tickets as soon as you can!

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a weekly 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

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Vans Warped Tour, Cheers and Everybody’s Birdmart

Things have finally quieted down at Fairplex after a full weekend of concerts, food, drinks and dancing. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick of the first weekend of summer!

20th Anniversary Vans Warped Tour

It was hot, crowded and loud at Fairplex on Friday. Tons of rock music lovers turned out for a full day of bands like We The Kings, Yellowcard, Devil Wears Prada, Falling In Reverse and myriad others. Band meet & greets, food trucks, a giant slip n’ slide, clothing vendors and DJs rounded out a perfect afternoon and evening of fun in the sun. You can watch behind-the-scenes videos and other fun goodies on www.vanswarpedtour.com.

Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival


Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival 

No sooner did Warped Tour wrap up than Cheers opened on Saturday evening. As the sun set behind the San Gabriel mountains, Fairplex came alive with music, dancing, clinking glasses and a tantalizing array of food trucks. Guests spent the summer solstice sampling a seemingly endless supply of award-winning wines, spirits and beers from the Los Angeles International Competitions, participate in a silent auction benefiting The Learning Centers at Fairplex and dance their way through the Cupid Shuffle, salsa, Top 40 and other fun tunes. All in all, a success!

Everybody’s Birdmart 

Everybody’s Birdmart 

Bird lovers flocked together for an afternoon perusing cages, nests, vitamins, toys, treats and other fun items for their pets. It’s always fun to see the exotic birds on display and to learn exactly how many toys birds can possibly own, treats they like to devour and habitats they live in.

Things are going to be fairly quiet around here this week but our annual 4th of July event, KABOOM! is just around the corner. We’re ready for a night full of monster trucks, motocross and one of the largest fireworks spectaculars in all of California.

Happy Monday!

Fairplex Snapshot: Vans Warped Tour

The 20th Anniversary Vans Warped Tour is happening at Fairplex right now! The infield is flooded with stages, vendor booths, food trucks and music lovers as far as the eye can see. We can hear the music all the way from our offices (no complaints here!)

Are you heading out here today? For more information on Warped and our other weekend events, visit www.fairplex.com.

Happy Friday!

This Weekend at Fairplex

There’s something for everyone at Fairplex this weekend! Whether you’re a music lover, a wine connoisseur or enjoy the great outdoors, there’s something for you. Check out what’s happening this weekend at Fairplex:

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20th Anniversary Vans Warped Tour: Fairplex is the next stop in the summer-long Vans Warped Tour. Rock out this Friday in the infield to bands like Mayday Parade, Yellowcard, Devil Wears Prada, Crown the Empire, The Story So Far and other bands. For or more information visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.

Cheers — L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival: The public unveiling (and tasting!) of the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits, Beer and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competitions are coming to Cheers at Fairplex. Enjoy unlimited tastings of wine, spirits and beer, feast on food truck dishes, dance and enjoy an evening under the stars with us. P.S. It’s for a good cause! Proceeds go towards our educational programs at The Learning Centers at Fairplex. For more information visit www.tlcfairplex.org/cheers.

Giant RV Show: The Giant RV Show is coming to Fairplex for a week-long event beginning June 20th. There will be plenty of opportunities to shop for new and seasoned RV-ers alike. Admission is free. For more information visit www.giantrv.com 

P4P Self-Reliance Expo: If you’re a planner, Preparedness for Preppers (P4P) is for you. The P4P Expo features numerous seminars and demonstrations on survival skills and the newest products, supplies and resources needed to sustain and protect your family in the event of natural and man-made disasters. The event runs Saturday – Sunday at Fairplex. For more information visit www.p4pexpo.com.

Everybody’s Birdmart: Sunday is for the birds. Everybody’s Birdmart features all breeds of feathered friends, supplies and products for your pets. Admission is $7 and free for ages under 11. For more information visit www.everybodysbirdmart.com.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a weekly 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

Fairplex Snapshot: LACF Job Fair

It’s almost Fair season and that means we are hiring! Today we are having our Job Fair out in Expo Hall 6, with more than 1,200 positions open for the 2014 Los Angeles County Fair

We have positions open in admissions, credentials, food & beverage, janitorial, the creative and wine departments and concert services, to name a few. People are getting face-to-face interviews today but you can still apply online at www.lacountyfairjobs.com.

We would love to have you join the family!

Fairplex Snapshot: Summer Art Camp

Students arrived bright and early this Monday morning for the first session of Summer Art Camp at the Millard Sheets Center.

We stopped by our new ceramics studio to see how it was going: 

We look forward to seeing the final products at the end of each session! It’s going to be a great summer with The Learning Centers. For more information on the Summer Art Camp and other Learning Centers programs visit www.tlcfairplex.org. 

Fairplex Snapshot: 50th Annual L.A. Roadsters Show

It’s cars on cars on cars this weekend at Fairplex! The 50th Annual L.A. Roadsters Show opens tomorrow at 7 a.m. for a full weekend of classic cars, music, food, drinks and total relaxation.

It’s already looking busy out there with cars moving in, doo-wop music playing and everyone setting up for Father’s Day Weekend. It’s going to be a fun one!

For more information on the L.A. Roadsters Show, visit www.fairplex.com

Fairplex Snapshot: CTEC Art Exhibition

The Learning Centers at Fairplex is proud to present the CTEC Art End-of-year Exhibition. Our many talented students have submitted their best artwork to be displayed in the Millard Sheets Art Center.

On display are compelling pieces of pottery, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculptures and other works of art. We are proud to show off the accomplishments of our students and can’t wait to see them thrive beyond our programs.

The CTEC Art Exhibition is open to the public every Thursday through June 26th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.tlcfairplex.org.

Father’s Day Weekend at Fairplex

Father’s Day weekend is upon us. Unlike Mother’s Day, which is typically a day consisting of flowers and brunch, Father’s Day could mean anything, from sports to BBQs to car shows. We have a couple events happening this weekend that is perfect for a little family bonding time with Dad:

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Food Truck Thursday: Start the weekend celebrations a little early at Fairplex’s Food Truck Thursday. We have Italian, Asian, Greek, French, Mexican cuisine and even baby cupcakes this week. Stop by between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. for some grubbin’ with Dad. Parking is available at Gate 1.

Shakespeare by the Sea: If you’re dad is a fan of the fine arts, consider a night at Shakespeare by the Sea for a Friday night activity. Shakespeare by the Sea is giving a free performance of “A MIdsummer Night’s Dream” at Point Vermin Park in San Pedro. Click here for more details.

Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary: If you’re dad is a Tarantino fan, treat him to a night at the movies. Street Food Cinema is bringing live music, food trucks and an outdoor screening of Pulp Fiction at Fairplex Saturday night. Doors open at 5:30. Click here for more details.

50th Annual L.A. Roadsters Show: A Father’s Day weekend tradition, the L.A. Roadsters show returns to Fairplex featuring hundreds of 1936 and older open cars of all types, a swap meet and trade show. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks: Nothing shouts family bonding more than a good old-fashioned baseball game! Head over to Dodgers stadium and watch the boys in blue play against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dodger dogs, beer, garlic fries and baseball are perfect for a Sunday spent with Dad.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a weekly 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

DIY Tubular Planters for your Garden

America’s Natural Master Gardener Nick Federoff visited the Farm at Fairplex to check out our gardens and to film a quick segment for his television show! Watch the video below, where he teaches you how to make your own tubular planters for your home garden. It’s a technique we use throughout the Farm too. Thank you KCAL9 and Nick for stopping by!