5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 2018

The Asian American Expo is at Fairplex this weekend! Celebrate the Year of the Dog with us at this unique cultural event. Here are some things we’re looking forward to this year:

5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 2018

 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20181. The food: The Asian American Expo is a foodie’s paradise when it comes to Asian cuisine. Choose from a wide variety of options: noodles, fried foods, steamed foods, sweet treats and more, hailing from a number of countries like Japan, China, Thailand and Korea. We approach the Asian Expo like we do the LA County Fair: with empty stomachs and the goal of trying as many things as possible.

Fairplex Events BlushCon makeupstock 300x199 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20182. Blushcon: New this year is Blushcon, a celebration of all things youth & beauty.

If makeup is your thing, you won’t want to miss out on meeting some of the biggest YouTube and Instagram influencers in the industry, along with makeup tips & tricks, business how-to’s and more.

Check out a full list of meet & greets, guests, panel sessions and more here.

Fairplex Events AnimeImpulse pokemon 300x168 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20183. Pokémon everywhere: Anime Impulse returns for another year at the Asian American Expo! One of the first cons of 2018, Anime Impulse is cosplay galore, along with card game tournaments, photo opps, an Itasha car show, live music, a fashion show, vendors and more.

New this year: Anime Impulse is attempting to set the new Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Pokemon Cosplayers.” All guests are invited to dress up and help make this possible! There are rules for this one, so make sure you check them out here.

Fairplex Events AsianExpo dancers 300x200 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20184. The culture: The Asian American Expo celebrates a variety of cultures and traditions. Check out dance performances, martial art demonstrations, art, food and shopping from numerous countries in Asia.

5. Fire Instagrams: Multicultural food, intricate cosplay, celebrities, a beauty con, live entertainment at every corner — whatever your IG aesthetic, there are photo opportunities everywhere. Don’t miss out!

Come and experience it all for yourself this weekend at Fairplex! The expo is open Jan. 13 & 14 (Saturday/Sunday) from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets include access to all events listed above. For more info visit AsianAmericanExpo.com!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Paint, wine, music and dance

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s a quick look at what we had the pleasure of hosting:

Sancocho Festival:

Palates & Palettes Wine and Paint Night:

Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

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.

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June at Fairplex

Hello, June! The summer heat has officially arrived (although June gloom could kick in any second), and we have plenty of events coming up this month at Fairplex. Take a look at some of our biggest events below:

Sancocho June at Fairplex Sancocho Festival (June 4): Tomorrow the Sancocho Festival brings Latin American culture to Fairplex through music, dance and food. Enjoy performances and food from countries like El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Cuba. Visit sancochofestival.com for more info.
LARoadsters June at Fairplex LA Roadsters (June 18): The LA Roadsters have created the perfect Father’s Day experience for Sunday, June 18. Take Dad to see beautiful roadsters, shop various auto memorabilia and car parts, and meet & greet with auto celebrities, all here at Fairplex. There will be plenty of food & drink options to choose from, along with several car displays and exhibits. Visit laroadsters.com for more info!

RelayforLife June at Fairplex Relay For Life Pomona (June 25): We are proud to host the Relay For Life Pomona event here at Fairplex. Join thousands of cancer survivors and their friends & families for this important event. Raise funds for cancer research and treatment, and honor the memories of those who have lost their battles to cancer. To learn more about this important cause, click here.

Cheers June at Fairplex Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival (June 25): The Learning Centers at Fairplex is hosting their annual fundraising event on Saturday, June 25. Join us for samples of award-winning wines, spirits and beer, food trucks, dancing, a silent auction and community. For ticket prices and more info, please visit tlcfairlex.org.

icanshine June at Fairplex iCan Shine Bike Program (June 27-July 1): The iCan Shine Bike Program will be using Fairplex for one of their summer camps! iCan Shine teaches people with disabilities how to ride a bike. Students ages 8 and up are equipped with patient, dedicated teachers and specialized biking tools to help them learn what would otherwise be a near impossible recreational activity. The camp is already sold out but you can learn more about their other Southern California programs here. We look forward to hosting them at the end of the month!

View other upcoming events on our Events Calendar. If you’re attending any of our events, make sure to tag us in all your pics and you could get featured on our Instagram page!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: World of Dance and PVW Fun Run

The international World of Dance competition made Fairplex their home on Saturday as thousands of guests and entertainers came together for the LA World of Dance competition.

Les Twins bring their A game to the stage 

Performances included impressive numbers from pro dance groups, YouTube stars and others just starting their journeys into the dance world. 

Supercr3w lived up to the hype at World of Dance 

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The Pomona Valley Workshop also hosted their annual Fun Run/Walk for adults with disabilities.

The day started with a hearty pancake breakfast and ended with a raffle drawing and goodie bags galore!

It’s our pleasure to host this event each year and we loved seeing all the folks participating.

For more information about the programs at the Pomona Valley Workshop, click here.

Did you attend any of our events this weekend? Tag us on Instagram! (@fairplex).


L.A. Weekender: This Isn’t An April Fools Joke

Happy Friday! We’re ready to relax and enjoy soak up the warm weather this weekend. If you’re looking for something fun to do, check one of these out!

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The Shining at Old Griffith Park Zoo (April 1): If you’ve been on social media at all today you know that April Fools Day is in full effect. Why not add to the weirdness by having a scary movie night at the (supposedly) haunted Old Griffith Park Zoo? The Shining is a classic, after all. Grab discount tickets with Goldstar.

Natural History Museum’s First Fridays (April 1): First Fridays are back at the Natural History Museum! This after-hours party includes guided tours, scientist-led discussions, and music. Click here for more info. (P.S. Do a quick search to see which museums in LA offer free admissions for #FirstFridays!)

World of Dance (April 2): If you love urban dance you will love this event. World of Dance is an international dance competition featuring some of the best in the business, including some of your favorite YouTube dance stars. The LA event will be here at Fairplex this Saturday. Immerse yourself in the world of urban dance and music for this truly unique experience. 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets are still available here.

PVW Fun Run/Walk (April 2): The annual Pomona Valley Workshop (PVW) Fun Run/Walk for Adults with Disabilities is this Saturday, also on our campus! Come participate and support this organization — the 1K Walk starts at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K follows at 8:30 a.m. More info here.

Roaring Twenties Street Jam (April 1-3): It’s the ultimate throwback weekend in Los Feliz this weekend with the Roaring Twenties Street Jam. The event includes walking tours of vintage architecture, a dance party (with lessons), a silent film screening and a late-night speakeasy in the basement of Mack Sennet Studios beginning at midnight on April 2. Tickets and additional info available 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

April at Fairplex

March was a busy month for us — Celtic Faire, Grow Pomona, ArtReach and the launch of our new website for starters, and we’re ready for the next adventure. April at Fairplex is all about movement — dance, fun runs, travel shows and even looking beyond our own campus and into the community. Keep reading to see what we have planned this month:

WorldofDanc April at FairplexWorld of Dance (April 2): The international dance community convenes at Fairplex to celebrate the lifestyle, culture and music of urban dance. YouTube stars, dance icons and lifestyle brands will take over campus for a full day of dance. This event is part of an international tour culminating at the annual World Finals this summer right here in Los Angeles. For tickets, hours and performance info click here.

Cosmo7K April at FairplexFun Runs (All Month): Fun runs are dominating Fairplex this month and we couldn’t be happier! We start the month off with the Pomona Valley Workshop (PVW) Run/Walk, which raises awareness of adult mental disabilities and end with The Music Run, a music-themed 5K where you choose the music.

Sandwiched in between is the all-ladies Cosmo Run 7K and Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K. See info for all these events here.

FoodTruckThursday April at FairplexFood Truck Thursdays (All Month): Food Truck Thursdays are BACK in April and we are ready to get our grub on! Check our Facebook page for a list of food trucks each week. Food Truck Thursdays run from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each week, with parking at Gate 1. Admission and parking are free, just bring your appetite.

RVShow April at FairplexGiant RV Show (April 1 – 10): The Giant RV Show returns to Fairplex for its spring show. Start prepping for your road trips now with ample shopping opportunities for RV newbies and vets alike. Admission is free. Click here for more info.


2016 Lemon Festival Logo 150x150 April at FairplexUpland Lemon Festival (April 29-May 1): We’re putting on the Upland Lemon Festival, held in historic downtown Upland. Join us off-site for carnival rides, games, live entertainment and all things lemon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit designated non-profit organizations in the City of Upland through The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

Everything Else: The Twilight Cruise Night, Pomona Swap Meet and the Palates & Palettes wine and paint night will also be happening on campus this month.

For more info on any of these events please visit us at fairplex.com!

Which events are you planning to attend? Tell us in the comments below!