July at Fairplex

And just like that, July has arrived. We’re busier than ever with Fair preparations but that doesn’t mean our campus is quiet by any means! Keep reading to see what’s hitting Fairplex this month:

KABOOM July at FairplexKABOOM! 4th of July Celebration (July 4): As always, we’re kicking off the month with our 4th of July spectacular, KABOOM! Join us for monster trucks, motocross, a human cannonball and a beautiful fireworks finale. Tickets are still available at our box office and online! We’re also hosting a toiletries drive this year — bring five unused/unopened toiletries with you to the event to receive a week-day ticket to the LA County Fair! More info on Kaboom! is available at fairplex.com/kaboom.

NightNation July at FairplexNight Nation Run 5K (July 9): The Night Nation Run returns to Fairplex this month! Why suffer the hot summer heat when you can dance the night away instead? Run the 5K course (with music bumping and crowds jumping), then get the party started at the finish line with your fellow runners. Get 65% off admission when you use promo code FAIRPLEX during online registration. Click here to get started.

Fairplex Events bodyartexpo 150x150 July at FairplexBody Art Expo (July 15-17): Dive into all things tattoos and piercings at the Body Art Expo!

Meet hundreds of top artists, piercers and vendors, enjoy live music, sign up for contests, eat, drink and more. You can even enter tattoo contests if you feel so inclined!

Full programming info available at bodyartexpo.com.

GreatTrainShow July at FairplexGreat Train Show (July 30-31): Train fans won’t want to miss this one! The Great Train Show will have hundreds of miniature trains for sale from exhibitors across the country.

There will be large operating model train displays, door prizes, giveaways and an opportunity to connect with fellow hobbyists. Make sure to take a quick look at the Fairplex Garden Railroad while you’re here! Click here for more info!

In addition to all of these events, we will also continue to host Food Truck Thursdays, the Prolong Twilight Cruise, public runs of our various train attractions and more! Visit our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com to see what else is coming down the road for us.

See you soon!

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

KABOOM! at Fairplex

The 27th annual KABOOM! celebration welcomed growling monster trucks, twirling moto X stuntmen and a roaring crowd into Fairplex on 4th of July. A community favorite, KABOOM! delivered on noise, adrenaline and a beautiful fireworks finale.

KABOOM! at Fairplex 

Things seem to be quieting down on our campus but don’t be fooled, the Los Angeles County Fair opens in less than two months!

July at Fairplex

July has swooped down upon us in a flurry of sunshine, warm weather and summer plans. We are busy preparing for the 2014 Los Angeles County Fair (LACF) but we still have plenty of fun things going on this month. Keep reading to see what’s happening at Fairplex in July:

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KABOOM!: It’s the 27th annual 4th of July spectacular at Fairplex. Monster trucks and Moto X will get your adrenaline pumping as you cheer on your favorites. Enjoy a delicious buffet spread of chicken, beef, salad, fruit, pasta and dessert and watch our spectacular fireworks show, dubbed one of the best in California. For more information on KABOOM! or to purchase tickets, click here.

Food Truck Thursdays 150x132 July at Fairplex Food Truck Thursdays: Summer evenings are absolutely beautiful at Fairplex, and what better way to spend a warm Thursday night than with your favorite food trucks and an ice cold beer? Food Truck Thursdays run through August with a constantly changing lineup of food trucks, ranging from Cousins Maine Lobster to The Grilled Cheese Truck to a number of tasty food fusion options.

To view each week’s line-up, visit the Fairplex Events page or follow us on Twitter/Facebook!

3665 1twilight 150x132 July at Fairplex Twilight Cruise: The first Wednesday of each month brings the Prolong Twilight Cruise to Fairplex. Hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and even a few vintage race cars are put on display for your enjoyment. Music, food and free admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum round up the evening’s activities. For more information, click here.

Bubble Run 150x132 July at Fairplex Bubble Run: It wouldn’t be summer at Fairplex without at least one fun run! The Bubble Run 5k invites participants to relive their childhood through a non-competitive race course of water, bubbles and lots of foam. The after party includes live DJs, bubble swag and more. The Bubble Run comes to Fairplex July 26th. To register or learn more about the Bubble Run, click here.

BodyArtExpo 150x132 July at Fairplex Body Art Expo & Beer Fest: Rounding out our diverse list of events is the Body Art Expo and Beer Fest. More than 300 tattoo artists, piercers and exhibitors will be at Fairplex as well as live music, quirky contests, a beer fest and Battle of the Bands competition. For more info, click here.


What are you looking forward to this summer? Tell us in the comments section! 

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

5 Things To Do at Fairplex This Summer

Fun 5ks, a movie under the stars and Food Truck Thursdays are just a few of the things we have in store for you at Fairplex. There are a lot of options but here are a few events you might want to think about adding to your social calendar this year:

Five Things To Do at Fairplex This Summer

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1. Vans Warped Tour: Warped Tour invades the Fairplex infield on June 20th for a full day of punk, pop, metal and alternative rock bands. Bands like Devil Wears Prada, Yellowcard, Less Than Jake and Mayday Parade will be playing along with multiple other favorites. To buy tickets and see the full lineup visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.


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2. TLC Summer Art Camp: Away from the craziness of the fun runs and Warped Tour is The Learning Centers at Fairplex Summer Art Camp. Students ages 7-13 can learn how to pain, draw and make ceramics over the duration of the summer, a perfect recluse from the heat and an outlet for young creative minds. For more information click here.

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3. Cheers Festival: Eat, drink and be merry for a cause! We take the business of partying seriously at Fairplex and nowhere is that more apparent than at the annual Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer and Food Festival event at Fairplex. Food trucks, live music and unlimited tastings of wines, beers and spirits? Sounds like a perfect summer evening to us! The fact that ticket sales benefit The Learning Centers programs makes it even better. For more information click here.

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4. KABOOM!: 4th of July means the roar of monster trucks and the crackle of fireworks at Fairplex. Join us for a full evening of monster trucks, motocross, buffet dinner and one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California. KABOOM! is summer at its finest. For more information visit www.fairplex.com/kaboom.


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5. Los Angeles County Fair: Our summer ends with the biggest celebration of all: the Los Angeles County Fair. We have animals, shows, superheroes, deep-fried and gourmet food, carnival rides, dancing, concerts… essentially the biggest end-of-summer party in L.A. To see everything we have in store visit www.lacf.com.

What are you looking forward to this summer? Let us know in the comments section below! 

A splash of summer (Recipe)

July. A month full of vacations, beach days, BBQs and sweltering, suffocating heat. There are plenty of ways to beat the heat, and as huge advocates of relaxation and creativity, we found an icy cool drink that is really quite perfect.

Introducing Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade.

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A perfect mixture of sweet watermelon and tart raspberry, this beverage is sure to meet your sugar fix and put a few nutrients in your system at the same time. All you need is fresh fruit and coconut water (hydrating and delicious.) Take a break from the powdered lemonade formula and make your own natural sweet treat with this delicious recipe from Gourmande In The Kitchen! Total prep time is 10 minutes. Stick your pitcher in the fridge for two hours and you have yourself a refreshing, healthy juice. Enjoy!

Full recipe is available on her site.

Event Industry News: 4th of July celebrations and mishaps, Vine strikes back, Facebook launches Graph Search

incredible motocross stunt 1024x680 Event Industry News: 4th of July celebrations and mishaps, Vine strikes back, Facebook launches Graph Search4th of July in California: KABOOM! was a sold-out, loud and American proud success at Fairplex on the 4th of July. Monster trucks and motocross dominated the evening with flips, jumps and stunts to please the whole crowd. The show ended with a large fireworks spectacular that lit up the sky over Fairplex in red, white and blue.

Unfortunately, not all fireworks shows had the same happy ending. A fireworks malfunction at a Simi Valley show injured at least 28 spectators. Thankfully, no one died despite several serious injuries. The incident started when at least one firecrackers exploded pre-launch in its’ canister, triggering similar errors in other firecracker containers. Investigators are currently analyzing the situation to grasp a full understanding of why things went wrong.

Vine Strikes Back: Despite Instagram’s popular video feature, Vine hasn’t given up just yet. A recent iOS update reveals new features for the second-tier app. Instagram video beats Vine in multiple ways: Filters on the video, longer screen time, a cohesive platform for images and video to live together, an already established user and follower base and last but not least, more compatible with Facebook sharing. Sure Vine might dominate Twitter, but it’s much easier to highlight a video/photo on Facebook than in a constantly flowing tweet stream. Still, Vine rises up with features like a focus button and grid options for shooting, a ghost function–allowing users who create time-stop videos to see exactly where they last left off–and categories as a means to search through photos with specific hashtags and subject matter. As far as Vine is concerned, the battle isn’t over yet, and they aren’t going down without a fight. Photo from pcauthority.com

Social Media: Facebook finally launches Graph Search today. Back in January we mentioned the possibility of Graph Search–the enhanced searched tool for Facebook–and now that idea has finally come to fruition.  The social media powerhouse plans to roll out the graph search to a number of users today.

untitled Event Industry News: 4th of July celebrations and mishaps, Vine strikes back, Facebook launches Graph SearchGoogle Doodle fun: Today marks the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident. In a nod to the alien hoo-ha, Google has created a fun and short animated game on their homepage, during which Google users help an alien rebuild his ship so he can return home.