Fairplex Weekend Recap: Roadsters Brave The Heat

There’s no denying it: this weekend was HOT. June gloom is already feeling like a distant phenomenon, taken over by scorching temperatures and a blazing sun. But that didn’t stop die hard car fans from heading to Fairplex for the L.A. Roadsters show!

Gorgeous roadsters lined the walls of our expo halls as visitors took in the sight, chatted with car owners, shopped, ate, drank and stayed in the shade as much as possible. We always enjoy having this group on campus!

Thank you to everyone who braved the heat to join us for this Father’s Day Weekend event! For more information on the LA Roadsters, click here.

Up next for Fairplex: another round of Food Truck Thursday, Cheers (our fundraiser / wine, spirits, beer and food festival), Relay For Life Pomona and Everybody’s Bird Mart!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Cars, brides and dance

We had our first hot weekend of 2016 — and if you were here on Saturday you know the sun was out in full force! Despite the heat, we loved the events we hosted over the past two days. See how it went!

Sancocho Festival

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The Sancocho Festival was a colorful array of dance, music, costumes, food and fun. It was a true celebration of all things Latin American culture. Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Honduras were represented across all stages. What a day!

Pomona Swap Meet
The sun rose to the familiar sight of classic cars, auto parts and roadster enthusiasts Sunday morning. We’re always glad to see the Pomona Swap Meet on our grounds. It’s a great way to kick off the month!

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Luckily, Sunday wasn’t as hot as Saturday, which made the shopping, eating, drinking and cruising a breeze for our guests.

Other Events
The Giant RV Spring Show also kicked off this weekend. If you’re planning on taking a road trip this summer, stop here first for the best deals and take advantage of the expertise of travel reps.

Bride World Expo brought wedding dresses, tuxedos, cakes, catering, DJs, photographers, planners, limos and anything else you could possibly need for the Big Day to Fairplex. We hope the brides-to-be found what they were looking for icon smile Fairplex Weekend Recap: Cars, brides and dance

That’s a wrap on this weekend! See what else is coming up at Fairplex on our Events Calendar. We hope you’re having a great Monday icon smile Fairplex Weekend Recap: Cars, brides and dance

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Pink, paint, Pomona Swap Meet

We took full advantage of the perfect Southern California weather this weekend with a fun run, volunteering, painting and cruising. Read on for our weekend recap!

Cosmo Run 7K
We went pink this Saturday for the All-Ladies Cosmo Run 7K! Ladies clad in bright pink shirts dominated the 4.3 mile course and finished at the Longboard Bar & Grill with — you guessed it — pink cosmos and medals. We had a blast hosting this event again!

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Photo Credit: @cosmorun5K (Instagram)

Pomona Beautification Day

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We joined community organizations and volunteers for a morning of cleaning, painting, sweeping, planting and other service projects.

We wrapped things up by giving our 1,800 volunteers complimentary tickets to the 2016 LA County Fair. What a day!

 

Palates & Palettes: Georgia O’Keeffe
Our third Palates & Palettes wine and paint session of the year celebrated the talents of USA painter Georgia O’Keeffe. It’s always fun seeing how everyone’s paintings turn out (especially after those first couple glasses of wine icon smile Fairplex Weekend Recap: Pink, paint, Pomona Swap Meet

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Pomona Swap Meet
We ended the weekend with the Pomona Swap Meet. There’s something special about the sight of hundreds of classic cars set against the San Gabriel Mountains and a SoCal sunny day…

All in all, it was definitely a fun weekend for us. Stay tuned with us as we document Fairplex happenings this week!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Street Machine Nationals 2016

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The Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals roared into Fairplex this weekend. Our campus was transformed into an action-packed auto playground as spectators watched autocross, torque and horsepower demos, car cruises and burnout contests. Check out the action from our guests’ point of view!

Despite the downpour on Friday, the weekend was all blue skies and cool weather, creating the perfect backdrop for a weekend of live music, food and drinks, and cars, cars, cars galore.

Although the Street Machine Nationals was our largest event, there was plenty of activity throughout the rest of Fairplex too. The monthly Palates & Palettes wine & paint session took guests into the wine, food and art of France at the Millard Sheets Art Center, along with the second weekend of ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor exhibition.

The RailGiants Train Museum was also open to the public Saturday and Sunday, where train enthusiasts gathered to check out our historical locomotive engines and talk shop with each other.

See what’s happening next at Fairplex on our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com!

Did you attend one of our events this weekend? Tag @fairplex on Instagram for a chance to get featured on our page! 

Fairplex Snapshot: Street Machine Nationals Set-Up

Why stay in the office when there’s so much happening on grounds? We took a break from our desks and took a quick walk through the Pro Builder Pavilion to see how set-up was going for this weekend’s Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals. What do you think?

ICYMI, the KTLA Morning News crew stopped by earlier this week for a preview of the event, including all the events and featured cars. Get the full scoop here.

We can’t wait for this weekend! For more info on Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals, click here.

L.A. Weekender: Muscle cars, Monet and art

Another weekend is upon us and we’re running into it with open arms. We’re excited for everything happening on campus and our surrounding communities! Keep reading to see what’s happening in Pomona this weekend.

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Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (March 12 & 13): If you’ve heard roaring engines and seen an influx of cars on campus lately, you’ve witnessed the start of Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals! Fill up on horsepower as more than 1,000 high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country gather here at Fairplex. Visit streetmachinenationals.net for more info.

Palates & Palettes (March 13): Join us for a night in France as your art instructor leads you through a painting session inspired by Claude Monet. Enjoy food and wine from his homeland while creating artwork of your own at the Millard Sheets Art Center. Tickets are $75 each. RSVP to secure your spot here.

Pomona Art Walk (March 13): Downtown Pomona comes to life on the second Saturday of the month as galleries, studios and restaurants extend their hours for an evening of art, community and shopping. Check out the monthly art walk and additional happenings here.

ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor (March 12 – 14): If you weren’t able to make it out last weekend, stop by the Millard Sheets Art Center and check out our annual regional high school art exhibition, ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor. Gallery hours are noon – 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Admission and parking are free! For more information, click here.

Old Town La Verne Farmers Market (March 13): Just down the street from Fairplex, the weekly farmers market is a highlight of Old Town La Verne. Shop (and taste!) locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet specialty foods and an array of plants and flowers. For more information click here.

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

L.A. Weekender: ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor Opens at Fairplex

 

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El Niño returns to Southern California this weekend but we’re not letting the rain bring us down! Check out what we have going on at Fairplex this weekend:

ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor (March 5): A celebration of the visual arts, ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor opens this weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center. This high school art exhibition kicks off with an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Saturday evening and will be open on weekends through March 27. For more information, click here!

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (March 4 & 5): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be at Fairplex through Saturday. Shop beautiful homemade pieces and find quality sewing, quilting, needle-art and crafting supplies here. Admission is FREE. Arrive at opening (10 a.m.) for the chance to win $500 in cash. For more information visit quiltcraftsew.com.

Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show (March 4-6): There’s nothing like a California summer spent in your own backyard. The Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show is also at Fairplex this weekend to get your home ready for life after El Niño. Shop a wide variety of hot tubs and spas in one building. Admission is FREE. For more information click here.

UFC Fight Night at Finish Line Sports Grill (March 5): It’s McGregor vs Diaz this Saturday and we’re streaming the fight live at Finish Line Sports Grill. Come early for some ITW wagering, beer specials, food and good company. Call the restaurant directly at (909) 865-4176 for more information. $10 cover charge.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (March 6): Rain or shine, the Pomona Swap Meet is happening this Sunday at Fairplex! Shop and swap automobile parts and take in the sight of thousands classic cars on display. It’s a great way to connect with car enthusiasts in the local area and one of the best events for low-priced car parts. For more information visit pomonaswapmeet.com.

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

Thoughtful Thursday: Barrett-Jackson and AXC

We ended January on a very positive, exciting note thanks to Barrett-Jackson’s generosity towards The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

Our auto students at the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) had the opportunity to build their very own roadster in partnership with L.A. Roadsters volunteers. This beautiful 1932 High-Boy was the result:

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The roadster was sent to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale — only one of the biggest car shows in the world! 

Our students were able to watch their roadster be auctioned off for $105,000! The best part? The full hammer price went back to AXC so even more students will have the opportunity to start careers in the auto industry.

Thank you Barrett-Jackson and congratulations to our students, teachers and volunteers for your hard work and dedication to learning.

For more information on Barrett-Jacson click here.

For more information on The Learning Centers at Fairplex click here.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Grand National Roadster Show

We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at Fairplex, despite the downpour on Sunday. We took a stroll through the grounds on Friday afternoon and could feel the weekend vibes from a mile away.

Row upon row of beautiful cars and motorcycles graced our expo halls as car enthusiasts took their time checking out each model, chatting with each other and sipping beer.

Live music, auto accessory vendors and delicious food & beverage booths made for a fantastic day. And even though the party moved inside on Sunday, it was a blast watching the celebrations, culminating in the ceremony for the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award.


Congratulations to Darryl and Terri Hollenbeck on winning this year’s prize with your beautiful 1932 roadster!

We’re currently transforming our campus from a roadster’s wonderland into an equestrian playground for the Western Horse Expo this weekend.

Were you around this weekend? Tag us in your social media posts, we would love to share in your experience! 

For more information on upcoming Fairplex events, visit fairplex.com.

L.A. Weekender: Cars, cars, cars galore

We are super excited for the Grand National Roadster Show this weekend but there are a ton of other cool things happening in L.A. too. Check out what’s going on this weekend:

GNRS Weekender L.A. Weekender: Cars, cars, cars galore  Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 29 – 31): The 65th annual Grand National Roadster Show is at Fairplex this weekend for all things classic, automotive and beautiful. Stop by this weekend, grab a beer and some food and saunter through row upon row of gorgeous, state-of-the-art classic cars. This celebration of hot rods and roadsters will satisfy the hearts of car lovers of all ages. For more information visit fairplex.com

Free Museum Day (Jan 30): If you’ve ever wanted to check out LACMA or the MOCA now is the time! Los Angeles museums are offering free admission on Saturday. More than a dozen museums are participating and we recommend visiting at least two! View a complete list of participating museums here. 

Night on Broadway (Jan 30): Broadway in downtown is always thriving with shopping, dining, art and a general lively beat. That’s all about to explode tenfold at the annual Night on Broadway celebration. See a film, watch a concert, eat until you can’t and enjoy the abundance of performing arts, delicious dining options and dive into some of the best that downtown LA has to offer. Attendance is FREE and open to all ages. More info at nightonbroadway.la.

Anime Los Angeles (Jan 29-31): If you were intrigued by the Anime Impulse event during the Asian American Expo at Fairplex you might want to head over to the Ontario Convention Center for the Anime L.A. event this weekend. Cosplay, dance, eat and mingle with other anime and manga fans and get ready for the bigger events heading to LA this summer! For more info visit animelosangeles.org.

L.A. Taco Takedown (Jan 31): Finish up the weekend at the L.A. Taco Takedown! Try the best of the best as Angelenos compete to see who the best taco maker in LA really is. Home cooks will be adding their specialty sauces, spices and fillings to Princesita tacos while spectators have the delightful task of feasting on all the contest entries. More info here.

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