Fairplex Weekend Recap: Retro City Festival + LA Boat Show

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from Retro City Fest and the LA Boat Show this past weekend:

Los Angeles Boat Show




Retro City Fest




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Fairplex Weekender: Boats and video games

The weekend is almost here! Scroll down to see what we have planned on our campus:

sky trees stars california 6765 Fairplex Weekender: Boats and video games Los Angeles Boat Show (Now – Sun): The Los Angeles Boat Show is the place to be for boating lifestyle enthusiasts. Check out performance boats, jet skis, pontoons, fishing boats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! Admission is $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for military (ID required). Children 12 and younger are FREE. Parking $12. Click here for more info.

Retro City Festival (Sat & Sun): We’re incredibly excited to be the venue for Retro City Festival’s debut weekend! Celebrate the history of video gaming with the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Enjoy classic arcade games, pinball, tournaments, museums, gaming vendors and a huge console play area.

Tickets and additional event info are available at RetroCityFestival.com.

Pacific Standard Time LA / LA Art Exhibit (Sat & Sun): In 2017 our art gallery, the Millard Sheets Art Center, had the honor of hosting a part of the PST LA / LA movement: One Path Two Journeys. This particular exhibition, titled “One Path Two Journeys” showcases the work of renowned Chicano art leaders Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Both women have produced beautiful bodies of work throughout the years and now, for the first time, you can see their journeys side by side.

The exhibition is open and free to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking is free at Gate 1. For more information regarding the exhibit, and other Millard Sheets Art Center activities, click here.

January at Fairplex

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Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a nice, refreshing holiday break. We did, and now we’re ready for another exciting year of events and Southern California fun. Here’s what we have planned for you this month:

January Events at Fairplex

AAE January at Fairplex Asian American Expo (Jan 13-14): It’s the Year of the Dog! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the annual Asian American Expo! Shop, eat and enjoy live entertainment from all parts of Asia. Other events within the expo include:

Anime Impulse: The first anime convention of the year is at the Asian American Expo! Kick off con season at Anime Impulse, with delicious food vendors, cosplay stars, contests, a car show, photo booths, a K-Pop stage, live performances and more. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BlushCon: Blushcon is an LA based celebration of all things youth and beauty. Shop the best cosmetic brands in the US and Asia, and meet popular beauty influencers such as Channon Rose and Alexandria Dorame. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BoatShow January at Fairplex Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan 18 – 21): The Los Angeles Boat Show is the place to be for boating lifestyle enthusiasts.

Check out performance boats, jet skis, pontoons, fishing boats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! Admission is $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for military (ID required). Children 12 and younger are FREE. Parking $12. Click here for more info.

RetroCity January at Fairplex Retro City Festival (Jan 20 -21): We’re incredibly excited to be the venue for Retro City Festival’s debut weekend!

Celebrate the history of video gaming with the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Enjoy classic arcade games, pinball, tournaments, museums, gaming vendors and a huge console play area.

Tickets and additional event info are available at RetroCityFestival.com.

Fairplex Events GNRS expohall 300x214 January at Fairplex Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 26 – 28): The 69th Grand National Roadster Show is at Fairplex Jan. 26 – 28. Come see more than 500 show vehicles compete for awards, along with hundreds of other vehicles participating in the Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Tickets & additional info available at rodshows.com.

Other Events: Giant RV LA Winter Show (now-Jan 7), Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Jan 5-7), Reptile Super Show (Jan 6 & 7) and the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 14). For more info on any of these events, please visit us at Fairplex.com.

If you’re hanging out with us, share your experiences on social media! Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex in your captions. We’d love to hear from you.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: LA Boat Show + Farm Projects

We had a great weekend at Fairplex, despite the heavy torrents of rain that hit us Friday and Sunday. Here’s what we had happening on campus:

Los Angeles Boat Show
The Los Angeles Boat Show was reigning king this weekend as guests shopped kayaks, cruisers, jet skis, catamarans and more.


It may have been overcast outside but just one brief walk through the LA Boat Show and we were daydreaming of sunny days at Lake Havasu and leisurely trips on the Pacific Ocean.

Farm at Fairplex Projects
Meanwhile out on The Farm, our volunteers and Farm kitchen staff were busy canning, planning and taking care of our livestock.

We started our weekend by infusing small batch liqueurs. They’re now all set to go for the next Chef’s Potluck Dinner on The Farm.

We were also busy canning the last of our San Marzano green tomatoes in a miso pickle base.

Fairplex Farm greentomatoes Fairplex Weekend Recap: LA Boat Show + Farm Projects Fairplex Farm greentomatoes2 Fairplex Weekend Recap: LA Boat Show + Farm Projects In addition to all of this, we also sorted and cleaned Turkish eggplants. These will be prepped to try into an eggplant jerky. Stay tuned to see how that turns out.

Fairplex Farm eggplant Fairplex Weekend Recap: LA Boat Show + Farm Projects All in all it was a productive and fun weekend, rain or no rain. That being said, we’re definitely looking forward to clear skies and a gorgeous view of the mountains in the days ahead!

For more information on Fairplex, The Farm and upcoming events, visit us at Fairplex.com.

Did you stop by this weekend? Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on Instagram!

Boats, boats, boats!

The Los Angeles Boat Show is at Fairplex this weekend, and despite the rain, we’re already dreaming of lazy lake days and adventures in the ocean.

pexels photo 186712 1024x679 Boats, boats, boats! The show features catamarans, fishing boats, jet skis, cabin cruisers, kayaks and everything in between. Whether you fancy yourself a lake person or a beach bum, there is something for everyone.

Check out the 2017 boat models, let your little ones have fun in the Kids Zone, and enjoy drinks & food while you shop. Don’t worry about the rain — our expo halls are dry and warm icon smile Boats, boats, boats!

Hours:
Friday (today): Noon – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults, free for ages 12 & under
Active military members receive free admission.

Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

For more information, visit losangelesboatshow.com. See you soon!