Events at Del Mar

July 2017

Opening Day

Wednesday, July 19

More than 40,000 race fans are expected to attend what's defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west -- Opening Day at Del Mar. 

Opening Day Hats Contest

Wednesday, July 19

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

The Party

Wednesday, July 19

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Opening Day experience. Thrill seekers wanted for a day of style, sun, live music and action. 

Concert Series

Every Friday, Select Saturdays
Presented by

Concerts rock the seaside stage all season long, Check back in late May for the full line-up!

Daybreak at Del Mar

Every Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy breakfast while watching morning workouts with Jeff Bloom every Saturday & Sunday this summer.

Family Weekends

Every Saturday and Sunday

On weekends, families always win at Del Mar. Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun for the entire family. 

Taste of the Turf Club

Every Sunday

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

Free & Easy

Every Wednesday

Did we mention it's free? Free admission, free program, free seat and more every Wednesdsay this summer.

Food Truck Festival

Saturday, July 29

Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 7th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar.

Handicapping Challenge

Saturday & Sunday, July 29 - 30

Compete in the live bankroll Del Mar Handicapping Challenge this July. More than $300,000* in prizes and 8 seats up for grabs to the $2.5 million National Horseplayers Championship as well as six Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge entries. 

Donuts Day

Saturday July 29, Saturday August 12

Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing.

August 2017

Free & Easy

Every Wednesday

Did we mention it's free? Free admission, free program, free seat and more every Wednesdsay this summer.

Concert Series

Every Friday, Select Saturdays
Presented by

Concerts rock the seaside stage all season long, Check back in late May for the full line-up!

Daybreak at Del Mar

Every Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy breakfast while watching morning workouts with Jeff Bloom every Saturday & Sunday this summer.

Family Weekends

Every Saturday and Sunday

On weekends, families always win at Del Mar. Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun for the entire family. 

Family Fun Day & Webkinz Giveaway

Sunday, August 6

Bring out the whole family for a super-sized Sunday Family Fun Day and Webkinz Plush Horse Giveaway. Racetrack admission is FREE for childen 12 & under. 

Taste of the Turf Club

Every Sunday

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

Donuts Day

Saturday July 29, Saturday August 12

Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing.

TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 19
Presented by

Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race, the $1,000,000 Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, takes place on Saturday, August 19. 

BBQ State Championship

Sunday, August 20

Satisfy your appetite with delicious tastes from the nation's top professional BBQ Pitmasters, Local Restaurants, and Chefs as they compete in the Del Mar BBQ State Championship.

Pizza & Beer Festival

Saturday, August 26

Beer aficionados will enjoy the opportunity to sample from more than 100 different brews paired with delicious pizza offerings, including hard-to-find specialty choices to top-rated favorites from the local brewing scene. 

September 2017

Concert Series

Every Friday, Select Saturdays
Presented by

Concerts rock the seaside stage all season long, Check back in late May for the full line-up!

Daybreak at Del Mar

Every Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy breakfast while watching morning workouts with Jeff Bloom every Saturday & Sunday this summer.

Family Weekends

Every Saturday and Sunday

On weekends, families always win at Del Mar. Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun for the entire family. 

Tacotopia

Sunday, September 3

Join us in our search to find the best taco at Tacotopia at the Track.

Taste of the Turf Club

Every Sunday

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

November 2017

2017 Racing Season

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Horse Racing experience.