Del Mar Racetrack – Comic Con

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Every summer a fashionable crowd gathers for an action-packed event—the opening of the Del Mar race track. This year, Thursday, July 15 is the day, and the doors will open at noon. You can be a part of this event for only $30. Show up in style and spend your day enjoying the music, food, races and the sun.


Opening Day has been deemed “The Party” and includes many festivities other than the heart-stopping races. Multiple DJ’s will be performing in the Seaside Cabana and Concert area throughout the day so visitors can rock out all day long. For food and beverage enthusiasts, a microbrew beer garden will be available as well as several gourmet good trucks. What could be more fun? Well, since you’ve asked, there will also be photo booths, prize giveaways and interactive activities for spectators all day long. Be sure to dress to impress and participate in the Del Mar’s opening day tradition—the Opening Day Hat Contest where you will be judged on your creativity and style.


The party doesn’t end at sundown on July 15, however. The Del Mar will be in full swing for several days of the week throughout the summer. Each day of racing is full of special events including the San Diego Craft Beer Fest, Family Weekends and Free & Easy Wednesdays—just to name a few. Check out the complete calendar and list of events to pick out the perfect day this summer to have your very own experience at the race track.


You can learn all about the horse races at this iconic location “where the surf meets the turf” by visiting their website or following them on social media. Del Mar Race Track even has a mobile app available for iPhones and Androids so you can stay in the know regarding races, stats, upcoming events and more. The app allows you to watch live races and replay videos wherever you go, and you can even use it to place your bets!

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In addition to all of the excitement of the horse races, Del Mar hosts 10 FREE concerts throughout the summer—with paid admission to the track of course! Some of the summer’s highlights include Weezer on August 2nd and Reggae Fest featuring Ziggy Marley on August 31st.

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Don’t hesitate; summer will be at an end before you know it, so buy your tickets online and plan your trip to the track now! The season officially comes to a close on Wednesday, September 3rd. You don’t want to wait until summer 2015 to get in on all the fun and excitement!