Events at Del Mar

July 2017

Opening Day

Wednesday, July 19
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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. 

Tribal Seeds

Friday, July 21
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when the Tribal Seeds take the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

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. 

Paddock Sale

Wednesday, July 26
Presented by

Get in on the action at the auction. Your opportunity to own a race-ready horse has arrived. 

Free & Easy

Every Wednesday
Presented by

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

Violent Femmes

Friday, July 28
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Violent Femmes take the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

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
Presented by

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

Eagles of Death Metal

Friday, Aug 4
Presented by

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

Billy Currington

Saturday, August 5
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The racetrack will rock after Saturday’s races when Billy Currington takes the seaside stage presented by Coors Banquet.

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. 

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. 

The White Buffalo

Friday, Aug 11
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The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when The White Buffalo takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Ludacris

Saturday, August 12

The racetrack will rock after Saturday’s races when Ludacris takes the seaside stage.

Burgers & Brews

Saturday, August 12

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

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.

Steel Pulse

Friday, Aug 18
Presented by

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

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.

Lord Huron

Friday, Aug 25
Presented by

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

Slightly Stoopid

Saturday, August 26
Presented by

Slightly Stoopid returns to jam at the seaside stage Saturday, August 26 presented by Red Stripe.

Pizza & Beer Festival

Saturday, August 26
Presented by

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

The Revivalists

Friday, Sept 1
Presented by

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

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. 

Steve Aoki

Sunday, September 3
Presented by

The racetrack will rock after Sunday’s races when Steve Aoki takes the seaside stage.

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. 

Tacotopia

Sunday, September 3

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

November 2017

2017 Racing Season

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Horse Racing experience.