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!

Upcoming Fairplex Events in 2013

…And we are back!

As usual, the holiday season was jam-packed with parties. Fairplex and the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center played host to a number of events towards the end of December and we aren’t slowing down in the slightest with 2013!

Some of our upcoming events include…

3293 1artreach 150x132 Upcoming Fairplex Events in 2013 ArtReach 2013 (The Art of Food): The second annual regional high school art exhibition will showcase the artwork and talent of local students in the form of visual art work, the theme being food! Parents, friends and others in the community can check out the creativity at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts.

lemonlogo 150x150 Upcoming Fairplex Events in 2013 Upland Lemon Festival: On the last weekend of April, the Upland Lemon Festival brings  the Upland community and surrounding areas together to celebrate the agricultural history of the town. Swing by downtown Upland and check out the rides, food competitions, Lemon Idol and other fun activities.

logo 150x150 Upcoming Fairplex Events in 2013 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition:
2013 marks the 75th annual wine competition at Fairplex with entries from around the world. We can’t wait to see (and taste!) the different wines, spirits and olive oils this year’s competitors will bring.


2012kaboom 01 150x150 Upcoming Fairplex Events in 2013 Kaboom!: Celebrate the 4th of July with us for a day full of motorcross, monster trucks and a spectacular fireworks show. Fairplex also offers a buffet to guests. It’s a great way to kick off the summer festivities.


County fair logo sept  150x150 Upcoming Fairplex Events in 2013 L.A. County Fair 2013: It’s hard to picture the Fair now, with snow on the mountain tops and the heater on high, but before you know it, the L.A. County Fair will be up and running and the smell of deep-fried everything will float through the air.


Looks like 2013 will be full of fun and excitement for Fairplex!


KABOOM! is near

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And it’s so much fun! Tickets are flying out of the ticket office. Yesterday was the biggest sales day in the event’s history, so get on down and get yours before they’re gone.

Tickets are available at the Fairplex credentials office and online at Ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster locations. The Fairplex credentials office, (909) 865-4070, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., including Friday, July 4 (or until the tickets are gone).

Tickets are $19.50 (reserved box seats), $17.50 (trackside bleachers), and $14 (general seating).

See you there!

Wine, Cars, Stars & Horses

I really like this place in June. First, we have wine. A lot of wine – something like 3,500 different varieties – that our world-renowned wine judges are sipping, sloshing and sptooing right now for the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. wine judging 300x244 Wine, Cars, Stars & Horses

What you might not know: The thousands of wine glasses used for the competition are all hand-washed and dried. No soap, no lint, just hot, hot water and a lot of polishing by the wine team at Fairplex.

Then, on Saturday, June 14, you can be among the first to taste the award winners from the competition at the Wine & Cars Under the Stars  soiree. If you need a reason to attend besides just having fun and tasting some really great wines and spirits, sampling some amazing olive oils (we also have an international olive oil competition going on at Fairplex with more than 500 entries!), this event is for a good cause. It’s a fundraiser for the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Tickets are $100 per person, $50 of which is tax deductible!


If you need some FREE entertainment, come to the June Classic Morgan Horse Show, Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1morgan horse edited 1 175x300 Wine, Cars, Stars & Horses, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park at Gate 12 on White Avenue for the usual $9.

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GET READY FOR KABOOM! This is the best 4th of July fireworks show in the area and you won’t get bored waiting for dark because there are Monster Truck and Big Air Freestyle Motocross before the KABOOM! part of the show. Tickets are on sale now at the Fairplex Credentials Office (909-865-4070). Don’t wait. This will be a sellout! Tickets are $19.50 (reserved box seats), $17.50 (trackside bleachers), and $14 (general seating).