Del Mar Fair & Racetrack

San Diego Fair

In Southern California, we love our cars! We'll be celebrating cars of many types at the Fair this year, with some great displays of amazing automobiles, some historic and many modern.

Tickets for the Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage are on sale now! More info is on the Grandstand Shows page in the Concerts and Entertainment section. Click on the video below for a preview of the concerts.

Rides, games, food, exhibits and more!

All the things you love about the San Diego County Fair — rides, animals, food and exhibits — will be here in 2013.

Please check the pages in this section starting in late April for more information. Be sure to refresh your browser each time you check this page to be sure you have the most recent information.

Click the links below to find out more about:

The San Diego County Fair will open Saturday June 8 and continue through Thursday, July 4. The Fair is closed Mondays, except July 1.

If you are having trouble locating information :
Use the Site Map , a "table of contents" of this website. Please keep in mind that information you may be seeking may not be ready for publication yet. Information on the 2011 Fair will be posted as it is ready.

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Concerts & Entertainment

From nationally known entertainers to animal and motorsports shows, the San Diego County Fair is non-stop entertainment, from the time the gates open until late into the night. Most entertainment is free with Fair admission! Below are links to the various concert series this summer followed by a list of Featured Performers.

Concerts and Entertainment at the Fair

The Fair's Toyota Summer Concert Series features well-known singers, bands and comedians, performing on our largest stage, the Heineken Grandstand Stage . Many shows are free with Fair admission for unreserved seats, but you can buy a reserved seat for any of the shows.

The Paddock Concert Series features nationally known performers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in the Fair's most intimate concert setting.

The Coors Light Rock On Stage late-night lineup features the best singers and bands in Southern California and the Southwest, including some of the most outstanding tribute bands in the nation.

The Chevrolet Del Mar Arena features exciting animal and motor sports entertainment, such as horse shows, Demo Derby, Monster Trucks, San Diego's Best Dance Crew, the San Diego International Beer Festival and much more.

The Solid Gold Series brings to the San Diego County Fair the music of performers who first achieved fame and their following during the 1960s and 1970s. These Thursday shows are free with Fair admission, and there is no reserved seating.

Featured Performers introduces some exciting new entertainers and shows, as well as provides details on popular entertainers who return to the Fair each year, such as Mark Yuzuik's hypnotist show, and bands such as the Jackstraws, Dixie Hasslers and Circle City Sidewalk Stompers.

Late-Night Entertainment is your guide to what's happening on the grounds after 6:00PM. Stop by after work, or on the weekends!

The biggest talent contest in San Diego County, Musicpalooza , will return in 2011! Entry information is online now. Bands can win $5,000 and exposure to music industry professionals. Also in the Contests section is information on other performance contests, such as the new Singer-Songwriter contest (also with a $5,000 first prize), San Diego's Best Dance Crew, and more.

The The Seventh Annual Gospel Festival will have many gospel artists on multiple stages, with gospel superstar Kirk Franklin on the Grandstand Stage.

Grandstand Artists 1936-2009

From Bob Hope to Bob Dylan, from Edgar Bergen to Eddie Money, the Fair's Grandstand Stage has been a mainstay of San Diego entertainment for more than 70 years. See who has been featured on our main stage over the years!

Del Mar Race Track

A daily newsletter during the meet covering various stories around the track. Usually available by 1PM every day.
The morning workout tab from the track clockers. Generally published by 11AM each morning.
Jockey and trainer leader standings for the current meet. Updated every morning with the previous day's numbers included.
Information on which horses have been claimed in claiming races for the meet. Who claimed them and for how much. Updated within 48 hours of each race.
Quotes from jockeys, trainers and owners for our major stakes races.


General Information
Dates : July 17 - Wed. September 4
Telephone : (858) 755-1141

Admission : Stretch Run $6.00 (Opening Day $10)
Clubhouse $10.00 (Opening Day $20)
Reserved Seats sold separately from Admission
Events Calendar

Complete Del Mar Events Calendar


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 Day and Long Sleeve T-shirt Giveaway

Del Mar Online Ticket Office

Racing Dates: July 17 through Sept. 4, Racing Wednesday through Sunday.

Please print out the step by step instructions below and use them for reference when placing your order.

Be sure to read the FAQ for more information on Reserved Seating, Trackside Dining Tables, sun and shade locations, and various Admission Ticket options. To view a short video showing the online ordering process visit our Ticket Office Video Demo page.

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