Events at Del Mar

July 2016

Saturday, July 23

Craft Beer Fest

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

 

Saturday, July 23

Food Truck Festival

Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 6th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar.

Every Saturday & Sunday

Daybreak at Del Mar

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

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 - 24

Handicapping Challenge

Compete in the live bankroll Del Mar Handicapping Challenge this July. More than $300,000* in prizes and 8 seats expected to be up for grabs to the 2017 $2 million National Handicapping Challenge as well as Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge entries. 

Every Saturday and Sunday

Family Weekends

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

Every Sunday

Taste of the Turf Club

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

Every Wednesday

Free & Easy

Every Wednesday this summer is FREE & EASY. Receive FREE Stretch Run Admission, a FREE Program and a FREE Seat along with HALF PRICE Beer (domestic drafts), Regular Soda and Regular Hot Dog at Stretch Run Concession Stands.

Friday, July 29

Fitz and the Tantrums

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Fitz and the Tantrums take the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, July 30

Reggae Fest w/ Ziggy Marley

Reggae will be jammin’ once more as legend Ziggy Marley returns to his favorite racetrack. The music master is sure to draw another rocking crowd to the Seaside Stage for Reggae Fest presented by Heineken USA.

August 2016

Every Wednesday

Free & Easy

Every Wednesday this summer is FREE & EASY. Receive FREE Stretch Run Admission, a FREE Program and a FREE Seat along with HALF PRICE Beer (domestic drafts), Regular Soda and Regular Hot Dog at Stretch Run Concession Stands.

Friday, Aug 5

Girl Talk

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Girl Talk takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 6

Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!

Swing down to the seashore for this three-time Grammy-award-winner, Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! presented by Coors Light performing after the races.

Every Saturday & Sunday

Daybreak at Del Mar

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

Every Saturday and Sunday

Family Weekends

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

Saturday, Aug 6

Classic Car Show

Be sure to cruise our one-of-a-kind Classic Car Show at the Seaside Concert area. You'll find cherry rides, including the Big Fin Cadillac, 47-49 Mercury's and Ford lead sleds, 1931-39 roadsters, Rat Rods, Lincolns and Chryslers. Plus a special appearance by the world's most famous unrestored Woodie.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Chili Cookoff

Spice up your day when the Western Regional Chili Cookoff returns to Del Mar Saturday, August 6.

Every Sunday

Taste of the Turf Club

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

Friday, Aug 12

Chris Young

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when country hit recording star Chris Young takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 13

311 & Matisyahu

Rock and roll with this concert double header of 311 & Matisyahu, presented by Coors Light,  following the races on the Seaside Stage.

Saturday, Aug 13

Tacotopia

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

Saturday Aug 13

Donuts Day

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

Friday, Aug 19

Thievery Corporation

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Thievery Corporation takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 20

Pizza & Beer Festival

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. 

Saturday, August 20

TVG Pacific Classic

Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race, the $1,000,000  Pacific Classic (Gr. I), takes place on Saturday, August 20. 

Friday, Aug 26

Pepper

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Pepper takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 27

Sandal Giveaway

Each fan through the gates will receive a pair of customer Del Mar sandals, free with paid admission while supplies last.

September 2016

Friday, Sept 2

The Wailers

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when The Wailers take the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Sept 3

Chromeo

Following the races is Chromeo, an exciting electro-funk duo that will stir it up with their blue-eyed soul, dance music and rock. Presented by Heineken USA.

Saturday, Sept 3

Spirits & Sliders

Choose tastings from over 20 cocktails and over 20 spirits and pair them with gourmet sliders at the first ever Spirits & Sliders event.

Every Saturday & Sunday

Daybreak at Del Mar

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

Every Saturday and Sunday

Family Weekends

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

Sunday, Sept 4

Ballast Point 20th Anniversary Festival ft. The Roots

Join Ballast Point for our 20th Anniversary Event featuring The Roots on September 4th. Festival will feature over 50 Ballast Point Beers, access food vendors, racetrack admission, live local entertainment and a headliner performance by The Legendary Roots Crew.

Every Sunday

Taste of the Turf Club

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

Monday, Sept 5

Exclusive Giveaway

Diamond Club members will be awarded with a free colorful Del Mar Tote Bag. For Diamond Club members only, while supplies last.  Presented by 

November 2016

Friday, November 11

Opening Day

Fall for it all over again. Join us this fall for Bing Crosby Season.