Special Olympics Athletes Celebrated at Fairplex

On Wednesday, July 22, over 300 Special Olympics athletes and their host families from Claremont, La Verne and Pomona, were welcomed to Fairplex for a beautiful celebration that included a barbecue, music, games and carousel rides!

The event began at 5 pm with athletes and officers from the Pomona and La Verne police departments carrying the Special Olympics Torch to the front of the stage where many city and state dignitaries were eager to welcome the athletes.

Countries being represented on this day included Bolivia, Curacao, Pakistan, Libya, Latvia, the Republic of Georgia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Isle of Man.

Special Olympics World Games 2015 begin July 25 and it includes over 7,000 athletes from 177 countries.

Here are just a few of the photos from this great event hosted at our grounds. Enjoy!

L.A. Weekender: 4th of July Weekend

Fourth of July weekend is upon us and that means so are the family celebrations and one of our most popular events at Fairplex! Aren’t you excited about this 3-day weekend and about everything summer has to offer? From here on out, all you have to worry about are which beaches to hit, where to eat, who to hang out with, and of course, which Fairplex events to come to! Keep reading to see what’s going on at Fairplex and L.A. this weekend:

welcomedtd 300x129 L.A. Weekender: 4th of July WeekendDiscover the Dinosaurs: Discover the Dinosaurs is a unique hands on exhibit that consists of up to 40 moving and replica museum quality dinosaurs that gives you the opportunity to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs. I know a few places that almost call security because you’ve crossed the five feet mark, but let’s not talk about that now – let’s just focus on Discover the Dinosaurs. Beyond the exhibit, additional fun activities are available for kids of all ages, which make spending the day with the dinosaurs a great experience for the entire family. There will be Dino Face painting, Mini Golf, Dinosaur Rides, Dino Theaters and Inflatables! For more information visit: http://www.discoverthedinosaurs.com/

10344196 10152508473284450 1761106455579560474 o 300x188 L.A. Weekender: 4th of July WeekendKABOOM!: Two days remain before Fairplex’s 28th annual KABOOM! celebration! Monster trucks, motocross and one of the largest fireworks displays in all of California await you. Oh, and did I mention that we buffet dinner options are also available? This event always sells out so make sure you purchase your tickets as soon as you can! To purchase tickets to KABOOM! or to check out the programming, click here.

DTLA Paint Out: If you love art or a good crowd, then you’ll love this event! Like Paris or New York but with way fewer berets, DTLA Paint Out turns the bustling sidewalks of the Historic Core into public art studios. Bring your own supplies, pick some up at the store or just follow the group and witness art come to life all around you. Event takes place at 1 pm this Sunday, July 5. For more information click here.

For other Fairplex events click here!

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 madrigal@fairplex.com