Events at Del Mar

July 2018

Opening Day

Wednesday, July 18
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The biggest party in racing kicks off July 18th!

The Party

Wednesday, July 18
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Thrill seekers wanted for a day of style, sun, live music and racing action. 

Opening Day VIP

Wednesday, July 18

Do Opening Day in style at a Private Party in the Blue Moon Celebrity Grill overlooking the paddock!

Hat Contest

Wednesday, July 18

Explore your sense of hat creativity and you could win a share of more than $5,000 in total prizes. 

Official After Party

Wednesday, July 18
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Keep the party going at the Official Opening Day After-Party hosted by L'Auberge hotel.

The Psychedelic Furs

Friday, July 20
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when The Psychedelic Furs take the stage.

Happy Hour

Every Friday
Presented by

Half Off all Del Mar's Signature Drinks from gates open until 6 PM

Iration

Saturday, July 21
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Iration brings the positive vibes to the Seaside Concert Stage.

Burgers & Brews

Saturday, July 21

Spend a day at the races tasting your fill of unlimited gourmet burgers from the top burger joints along with the best craft beer in town.

Family Fun Day

Sunday, July 22

Bring out the whole family for a super-sized Sunday Family Fun Day and Giveaway. 

Taste of the Turf Club

Every Sunday

Bring your BFF's for a deliciously decadent day at the races featuring creative cuisine and bottomless mimosas. 

Steel Pulse

Friday, July 27
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Steel Pulse takes the stage.

Handicapping Challenge

Saturday & Sunday, July 28 - 29

More than $300,000* in prizes and eight seats up for grabs to the NHC and Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge. 

August 2018

Matisyahu

Friday, August 3
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Matisyahu takes the stage.

Happy Hour

Every Friday
Presented by

Half Off all Del Mar's Signature Drinks from gates open until 6 PM

Taste of the Turf Club

Every Sunday

Bring your BFF's for a deliciously decadent day at the races featuring creative cuisine and bottomless mimosas. 

Aloe Blacc

Friday, August 10
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Aloe Blacc takes the stage.

Reggae Fest w/ Ziggy Marley

Saturday, August 11
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Reggae will be jammin’ once more as legend Ziggy Marley returns to his favorite racetrack.

Food Truck Festival

Saturday, August 11

Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 8th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Friday, August 17
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats take the stage.

Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, August 18
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Beer aficionados will enjoy over 100 different brews, including hard-to-find specialty choices to top-rated favorites from the local brewing scene.

TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 18
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Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race, the $1,000,000 Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, takes place on Saturday, August 18. 

Turf & Surf BBQ Championship

Sunday, August 19
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Satisfy your appetite with delicious tastes from the nation's top BBQ Pitmasters as they compete in the Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship.

Tribal Seeds

Friday, August 24
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Tribal Seeds takes the stage.

Café Tacvba

Friday, August 31
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Café Tacvba takes the stage.

September 2018

Ice Cube

Sunday, September 2
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Spend Labor Day weekend trackside with a special performance by legendary rapper Ice Cube.

Taste of the Turf Club

Every Sunday

Bring your BFF's for a deliciously decadent day at the races featuring creative cuisine and bottomless mimosas. 

Closing Day

Monday, Sept. 3

Last Chance to attend the party of the Summer

November 2018

2018 Racing Season

July 18 - Sept 3 & Nov 9 - Dec 2, 2018

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Horse Racing experience.