Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day is Tomorrow!!

del mar races opening day san diegoOne of San Diego’s favorite honorary holidays is tomorrow: Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack!! As always, spirits will be high, traffic will be intense and the competition for the best and most extravagant hat will be fierce!  One of North County San Diego’s most beloved pastimes, the Del Mar Racetrack is a ton of fun, whether you are partying in style at the Turf Club, dining at one of the many trackside eateries (reservations can be made at (858) 755-1141), or just hanging out, watching the races, and betting on horses with clever names.  If you live here or are visiting San Diego this racing season, keep in mind these important dates at Del Mar:


Wednesday, July 17- OPENING DAY- Coors Light Opening Day Party & Hats Contest

Sunday, July 21- Family Fun Day, Webkinz Plush Horse Giveaway (kids 12 & under) & Jockey Photo Day

Wednesday, July 24- Free & Easy Wednesdays

Sunday, August 25- $1 Million Pacific Classic Race Day and Long Sleeve T-shirt Giveaway


General admission for the Stretch Run is $6, and for the Clubhouse $10 (reserved seats sold separately).  And remember that some Fridays and weekends there are free concerts after the races!  Here is the lineup:

  • July 19: B-52s
  • July 26: Fitz & the Tantrums
  • July 27: Sammy Hagar & the Wabos
  • Aug. 2: Iration
  • Aug. 9: Pinback
  • Aug. 16: Steel Pulse
  • Aug. 17: Weezer
  • Aug. 30: Special Guest to be Annouced
  • Aug. 31: Reggae Fest featuring Ziggy Marley


So get out to old Del Mar, and have a blast!


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