Opening 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).
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!
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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