Del Mar Racetrack 2015: Opening Day & Concert Series Lineup

del mar racetrack 2015Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack 2015 is Thursday, July 16 and includes a whole host of awesome activities. We’ve broken down the schedule for that day right here and included the summer concert series lineup. Let the races begin!

The Hat Contest

Opening Day at the Races just wouldn’t be complete without hats – or a hat contest. Contestants could win a share of more than $5,000 in total prizes. There will be five categories this year: Most Glamorous, Best Racing Theme, Funniest/Most Outrageous, Best Fascinator, and Flowers/All Other. It’s totally free to participate, and all entrants will receive two free admission passes to return to the races!

Prizes include Studio Savvy gift certificates, cash, and a Harrah’s Resort Luxury Escape – a two-night stay in a luxurious hotel suite, a $200 meal credit and a $200 spa credit (a total value of $1,300).

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The Party

After that, the party begins — tickets for The Opening Day Party cost $30 per person and include an evening of festivities. There will be multiple DJs including a DJ in the Red Bull Tour Bus, which transforms into a massive sound stage; a microbrew beer garden and various cocktail bars; gourmet food trucks; photo booths and prize giveaways; large, private areas for wagering and shaded seating; and interactive activities. Gates open at 10am and the first post for the races is at 2 pm. There will be a total of ten races happening throughout the day, so be sure to stay a while and indulge in the ultimate Opening Day experience!

SEE ALSO: 4 Other Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day Parties

2015 Summer Concert Series

The summer concert series kicks off July 17 this year.

Friday, July 17: The Wallflowers

Friday, July 24: The Wailers

Saturday, July 25: The Offspring

Friday, July 31: The Crystal Method

Saturday, August 1: Ziggy Marley

Friday, August 7: Thievery Corporation

Friday, August 14: Steel Pulse

Friday, August 21: Pepper

Friday, August 28: “Weird Al” Yankovic

Friday, September 4: Paul Oakenfold

Sunday, September 6: Weezer

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Emily Ruchlewicz

Emily Ruchlewicz

News & Feature Writer at http://www.lajollabluebook.com/
Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (emily@lajollabluebook.com)

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