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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Fairplex Weekender: Beer, shoes and cars

Happy Friday! It’s going to be another sunny weekend here at Fairplex, perfect weather for everything we have going on. Keep reading to see what events we’re hosting:

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TOMS Warehouse Sale: We all love a good deal, and TOMS Warehouse Sale is about as good as it gets. Shop up to 50-70% off shoes and accessories from TOMS. We took a look earlier this week and trust us, there are plenty of styles and sizes for all. Shop daily through Sunday. Details at Fairplex.com.

Oktoberfest Weekend #2: The party continues this weekend at Oktoberfest at Fairplex! Enjoy steins of beer, our new dance halle, German food, Journey tribute band DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’) and of course, our always festive oom-pah-pah band The Rheinlanders. Tickets available at oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Last weekend was packed… we recommend getting here early to avoid lines icon smile Fairplex Weekender: Beer, shoes and cars

Pomona Swap Meet: After taking a break for the LA County Fair, the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show returns to Fairplex this Sunday. Shop thousands of car parts, auto memorabilia and enjoy the beautifully restored cars on display. Visit pomonaswapmeet.com for more info.

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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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Photo Cred: @danielabrazil (Instagram)

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

pomona beautification thummer e1461017224976 225x300 Fairplex Weekend Recap: Pink, paint, Pomona Swap Meet While our event managers were busy with the Cosmo Run, our community outreach team, Thummer the Fair mascot, and other employees headed into the city for Pomona Beautification Day.

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!

L.A. Weekender: Community, art and a girls night out

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It’s going to be a fun weekend at Fairplex and we can’t wait to get it started! Keep reading to see what’s happening on campus:

Pomona Beautification Day (April 16): Volunteers are dedicating their Saturday morning to sprucing up Pomona. This is a great way for our community to gather together for one goal: giving our city some love. Pre-register for one of the service projects online to receive a complimentary ticket to the LA County Fair!  More info at pomonabeautification.com

Palates & Palettes (April 16): The Millard Sheets Art Center will be open late Saturday evening for our monthly Palates & Palettes session. This time we are learning to paint one of the beautiful paintings by USA’s Georgia O’Keeffe — all while drinking wine of course! There are still a few spots available. Click here to sign up!

All-Ladies Cosmo Run 7K (April 16): It’s girls-night-out at Fairplex! Grab all your girlfriends and head to our campus for the Cosmo Run 7K (4.3 miles). Jog, walk, dance or run the course and celebrate at the after party with cosmopolitans. Registration is still open! Click here for more info.

Pomona Swap Meet (April 17): The Pomona Swap Meet returns bright and early Sunday morning to Fairplex. Shop thousands of auto parts and accessories, automobilia, and vintage rides! Connect with fellow car enthusiasts and enjoy a morning/afternoon of all things classic cars. More info at 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

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Asian American Expo

We were b u s y this weekend at Fairplex! Check out what our campus looked like:

Asian American Expo
We kicked things off with the Asian American Expo and it. was. packed. It seems like everywhere you went there was something to eat, buy or do.

We had a blast checking out the cosplay at Anime Impulse, watching guests chow down on fried squid, noodles and desserts of every kind, and clapping along with audiences captivated by Taiko drummers, Tahitian dancers, martial arts demonstrations and more in the expo halls.

On top of that, the Expo also featured several live musical performances, DJ sets and a sample clothing sale.

It was impossible to be bored for a single second and we are already looking forward to next year’s Lunar New Year celebrations!

Pomona Swap Meet
Literally hours after the first night of Asian American Expo came to a close, car enthusiasts started rolling in for the monthly Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show.

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As always, guests shopped parts for their current auto projects, showed off their classic cars and enjoyed food and drinks with fellow visitors. Thankfully it wasn’t raining so we enjoyed a sunny Sunday on all sides of campus.

We’re taking a slight breather today but it won’t be long before we’re making preparations for the Grand National Roadster Show. Hope your weekend was as fun as ours was!

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

L.A. Weekender: MLK Weekend

Cheers to the weekend (especially since it’s a long one!) We hope you’ll join us for our first major event of the year, but there is plenty happening throughout L.A. too. We’ve selected our top five picks below. TGIF!

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It’s the Pits! Party (Jan 15): The La Brea Tar Pits turns into party central tonight at the “It’s the Pits!” party. Groups and individual artists take over the museum grounds for film screenings, dance and music performances and the Ice Age Encounters exhibit, educating guests about the extinct animals that once roamed Los Angeles more than 10,000 years ago. The event is free to the public. For more info visit tarpits.org.

Asian American Expo (Jan 16-17): The 35th annual Asian American Expo kicks off our 2016 event season and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s Lunar New Year celebration will be bigger than ever, with thousands of food and shopping vendors, live entertainment in and around our expo halls, eating contests, Anime Impulse, craft beer and a fashion show. The activity is non-stop and we’ll be covering it on the blog. We would love to have you join us! Visit aaexpo.com for hours, admission prices and programming.

Star Party at Griffith Observatory (Jan 16): The Griffith Observatory is hosting their monthly Star Party this Saturday. Take advantage of the public telescope viewing and see the stars up close and personal. Telescope demonstrators will be available to show you where and how to stargaze. Make sure you’re there by 9 p.m.! More info at griffithobservatory.org.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 17): As always, we will be hosting the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car show bright and early Sunday morning! Shop thousands of parts, check out dozens of classic cars and network with your fellow auto enthusiasts. More info available at 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

January Events at Fairplex!

Happy new year! We are back from our holiday break and Fairplex is busier than ever. Check out our January happenings below!

Music Run January Events at Fairplex!  The Music Run (Jan 9): We’re starting our “fun run” season with The Music Run. There is a DJ set up at each kilometer mark, spinning pop, rock, hip-hop, oldies and EDM. The best part? You choose the music. Click here to cast your votes. Dance with your fellow runners and celebrate fitness in 2016! For more information visit themusicrun.com.

Reptile Super Show January Events at Fairplex!  Reptile Super Show (Jan 9-10): TheReptile Super Showis back! Our halls will be filled with lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles and other friendly, scaly creatures. Shop supplies for your pets or adopt a new one! For more information click here.

 

Asian American Expo January Events at Fairplex!  Asian American Expo (Jan 16-17): The Asian American Expo is all about food, entertainment and cultural experiences.

Check out the Anime Impulse video game, anime and manga experience, sample craft beers and ciders at the Asian Beer Fest, show your digestive prowess at one of the Eating Contests and dance all night during the Lunar Palooza! And of course, there will be plenty of Asian cuisine for everyone. For more information, visit aaexpo.com.

Swap Meet January Events at Fairplex!  Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 17): The first Swap Meet & Classic Car Show of 2016 is Sunday, Jan. 17. Show off the cars you’ve been working on during winter break and shop thousands of auto parts at swap meet prices. For more information, visit pomonaswapmeet.com.

National Roadsters January Events at Fairplex!  67th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 29-31): We’re pretty sure every Southern California classic car lover will be at Fairplex for the Grand National Roadster Show.

More than 500 show vehicles will compete for awards, with hundreds of other vehicles participating in the Grand Daddy Drive-In. Let the gawking and mutual admiration begin! For more information, visit rodshows.com.

We are beyond excited for all the entertainment, learning, community events and fun we have planned for you. Stay tuned for campus updates, new and returning events, giveaways and a behind-the-scenes looks at everything we have going on in 2016. It’s going to be a great year!

L.A. Weekender: Let the holidays begin

It’s actually COLD in Southern California! Even though temperatures warm up again this weekend, it feels like December today which is enough to get us in the holiday spirit. Add some cheer to your weekend with these fun happenings in Los Angeles:

2014 Harvest Festival at Fairplex 

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show (Fri – Sun): The arrival of the Harvest Festival is a sure sign that the holidays are here. Enjoy the atmosphere of festive lights, deliciously warm winter treats and row upon row of handmade gifts all weekend at Fairplex. For more information, visit harvestfestival.com.

Village Holiday Promenade & Tree Lighting (Friday): Head over to downtown Claremont tonight after work for entertainment, Mr. & Mrs. Claus visits and the annual tree lighting ceremony.

First Fridays Los Angeles: First Fridays are a big deal in all parts of L.A. Unwind from the work week with one of these great events:

  • Pasadena Art Museums: The Pasadena Museum of California Art starts their weekend early with free museum admission from noon – 5 p.m. After that, consider visiting the nearby Norton Simon Museum is also free on the first Friday of each month after 5.
  • First Fridays Long Beach Holiday Edition: Stroll the art walk, live performances from local musicians, dining and shopping tonight. Say hi to Santa Claus and his elves, watch the annual tree and Menorah lighting, sip on hot cocoa and sing along with carolers.
  • Venice Beach First Fridays: On the Westside, Friday nights are all about Abbot Kinney Blvd. Pick your dinner from tons of food trucks, browse open galleries and take advantage of extended shopping hours.

Holiday Lights at the Getty (Saturday): No museum does the holidays better than The Getty. Get there by magic hour (sunset) and check out the lights and festive displays through 9 p.m.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Sunday): It’s the last swap meet of the year! Shop thousands of auto parts and stock up for the month, check out the classic car show and chat with fellow car lovers from all parts of Southern California. Visit pomonaswapmeet.com for more info.

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

December at Fairplex

Happy December! Where has the year gone… it seems like just yesterday we were making plans for the 2015 LA County Fair. As usual, we still have plenty of things to do at Fairplex as we welcome the holiday season. Take your pick:

twilight cruise December at FairplexProlong Twilight Cruise + Toy Drive (Dec 2): Catch the last Twilight Cruise of the year at Fairplex! Show off your prettiest hot rods, grab a beer and some friends, and wind down your week with fellow car lovers. In true holiday spirit, the event is running its’ annual Toy Drive! Bring an unwrapped toy for less fortunate kids of the Pomona Valley. For more info click here.

harvest festival December at Fairplex

Harvest Festival Original Arts & Crafts Expo (Dec 4-6): It just wouldn’t be winter 
without the Harvest Festival! Shop homemade jewelry, art, furniture, home decor and more. It’s the perfect place to holiday shop unique pieces. For more info, visit
harvestfestival.com.  

 

swap meet December at FairplexPomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Dec 6): Now is the time to show off all that hard work you’ve spent on your cars! Whether you’ve been refurbishing a truck or polishing up your favorite hot rod, no one will appreciate your labor of love more than the attendees at the Pomona Swap Meet. Plus, shop thousands of auto parts at great prices. Click here for event times and more info.

train museum December at FairplexRailGiants Train Museum (Dec. 12-13): Take a historical journey back to the glory days of the American Railroad at the RailGiants Train Museum. It’s free to the public and enjoyable for train lovers of all ages. Learn more about the exhibit here.

holiday half marathon December at FairplexHoliday Half-Marathon (Dec 13-14): Run off the last of the Thanksgiving pounds (or just stock up for those extra holiday calories) at the Holiday Half-Marathon! Dress up in your Santa hats and elf tutus and join the fun. Register here: http://www.runholidayhalf.com/

garden railroad December at FairplexFairplex Garden Railroad (Dec 14): There’s nothing quite like the magic of this miniature world, sitting right here at Fairplex. Explore detailed scenic displays, including replicas of some of Pomona’s oldest and most beloved buildings. Our volunteers are always working on new projects and are happy to share on the latest updates!

The railroad is open to the public on the second weekend of each month and we would love to see your faces before the year ends!  For more info on the Fairplex Garden Railroad, visit fgrr.org

For more information on Fairplex and all our upcoming events, please visit us at fairplex.com. Happy Holidays!