Events at Del Mar

July 2018

Opening Day

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

Opening Day VIP

Wednesday, July 18

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

The Party

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

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.

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. 

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

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.

Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, August 18
Presented by

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
Presented by

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.

November 2018

2018 Racing Season

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

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Horse Racing experience.