The L.A. County Fair is celebrating its 91st anniversary with one big party. Here’s a list of programs and deals for Friday, Sept. 13. More information can be found at www.lacountyfair.com.
Today’s hours: Noon – Midnight
-Food Drive Fridays: Guests receive free Fair admission in exchange for five canned products on Fridays. Free admission valid that day only, noon- 5 p.m. The canned products will be donated to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with a portion going to the honored community of the day for distribution to their charity.
-$5 after 5: Signature food and beverage items only $5 after 5 p.m. Visit website for more information.
- Season Pass: presented by Walgreens, $24.99 for ages 6 and older at participating Walgreens
- Ralphs Any-Day Tickets: admission tickets $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12, comes with exclusive unlimited carnival ride wristband ($35). Restrictions apply. Presented by Ralphs.
-Cardenas Any-Day Tickets: admission tickets $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12 available at all participating Cardenas Markets.
- Costco Savings Pack: $54.99 for 4 any-day tickets, one parking pass and 44 carnival ride/game tickets. At participating Costco store.
- Children 5 and younger are free every day.
Today’s Top Things To Do:
Tower of Power and special guest Average White Band: TOP brings jazz, funk, rock and soul together at the End of Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota. Average White Band opens. A limited number of free general admission tickets will be available beginning at 3 p.m. at the ticket kiosk on Rose Lane. Reserved seats are available at ticketmaster.com and the Fair box office. 7:30 p.m.
Joshua Tree: Joshua Tree has developed a national reputation as having captured a piece of the U2 magic that has captured the hearts and minds of millions. See them at the Coca-Cola Stage at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 p.m.
Pencils 2 Pixels – The Art of Animation: Daily. Explore the world of animation, from the 1914 hand-drawn cel animation of Gertie the Dinosaur to the state-of-the-art computer animation of The Croods. Guests can experience all phases of traditional cel animation as well as 2D pegboard animation, 3D stop-action claymation, model work and CGI (Computer Generated Imagery.)
Floral Designs Tablescapes: Learn to decorate your home with the latest floral trends. Flower & Garden Pavilion, 1 p.m.
Live Shark Encounter: Observe real sharks swimming and feeding; learn shark facts and fiction. Beneath the Sea, 3:30, 7 & 9 p.m.
Great American Wild West Show – Cowboys, Indians, Hollywood heroes and daredevil riders combine to create a thrilling spectacle. Western Days & Rodeo Nights, 1:30, 4:30 & 7 p.m.
America’s Kids – A Living Library of Fun: Daily. America’s Kids celebrates favorite children’s books and characters. Solve a mystery with Sherlock Holmes, go on a magical adventure with Harry Potter or travel back in time with an American Girl. The Magic Tree House series comes to life when brother and sister duo Jack and Annie bring their time traveling adventures to life at the Magic Tree House Stage.
Upland Day: Celebrate the city and its Community Heroes during the parade at 5 p.m. and at the Community Heroes ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony is held at Esmeralda’s Big Top Theatre. Upland’s Community Heroes are Madilyn Ontiveros, Diana Sholley and Ann Davis.
Wine Classes: Explore the world of wine with Tracy Dutton and Sally Mohr. “Good Things Come In Small Lots – Small Production Wines, 7 p.m. Wine & Beer Marketplace.
Cupcakes: Suite 106 Cupcakery offers a demonstration at the Culinary Styles Gourmet Kitchen in Village on Broadway. 7 p.m.
Cirque du Feu: Combining old school circus with modern day theatrical stunts plus the heat of fire. Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus, 9 p.m.