Opening Day 2016 at the Del Mar Racetrack

One of the most anticipated events of the summer is coming up – opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack is this Friday, July 15! Festivities kick off at 11:30am and last through the day; post time for the first race is 2pm. Here’s what to do and where to party on the big day.  Continue reading

2016 Del Mar Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

del mar summer concert seriesThe Del Mar Summer Concert Series lineup has officially been announced for 2016! The series starts July 22 and runs through September 3. This year’s lineup is packed with more then ten great headliners, and entrance is completely free with racetrack admission. Grab some friends, watch a couple races, and then head over for some live music! Continue reading

On Your Mark, Get Set: La Jolla Half Marathon Returns April 24

La Jolla Half Marathon

Attention, runners! The Kiwanis Club La Jolla Half Marathon and La Jolla Shores 5K will take place Sunday, April 24. A community favorite, the La Jolla Half Marathon covers a gorgeous route through Torrey Pines State Reserve and attracts over 7,000 runners yearly. All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club, so register now!

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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!
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10 Awesome Ways to Spend July in San Diego

july in san diegoThe kids are out of school, the sunshine is out, and summer is in full swing! Enjoy the outdoors and everything San Diego has to offer with our top ten favorite events happening in the city this month – from outdoor concerts to Opening Day at the racetrack, we’ve got you covered! Spend July in San Diego the right way. Continue reading

Del Mar Racetrack’s Opening Day

Del Mar Racetrack’s Opening Day is upon us again! If you’re looking for an opportunity to get dressed up, bet on some horses and take a day off from the kids, then this is something you won’t want to miss.

Opening Day will be held this Wednesday, July 17, from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM. Admission ranges from $10 for Stretch Run Admission, to $20 for Clubhouse Admission (regular season admission is $6 for Stretch Run and $10 for Clubhouse). Stretch Run seats are outdoor, shaded but west of the finish line, whereas Clubhouse seats are east of the finish line.

Not only will there be bets to be made on fast horses, but there are opportunities to flaunt your fashionista style as well! On opening day, Del Mar’s annual, “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest” takes place from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Plaza de Mexico. There will also be a hat parade at 3:00 PM, so come out and see the ladies flaunt their creativity and style.Hat contest opening day

The hats are judged by five categories: most glamorous, best fascinator, best racing theme, funniest or most outrageous, and best flowers/all others. First place in each category grants you $300 and a $100 Studio Savvy gift certificate, second place grants $200 and a $50 Village Hat Shop gift certificate, and third place grants $100 and a Jersey Mike’s gift card. All participants receive two free admission passes for future race days. And for the overall winner, the Bing Crosby Grand Prize is two round-trip airline vouchers to the location of your choosing the U.S. with American Airlines and a $500 Studio Savvy gift basket, which features half in products and half in services! With all these great prizes, who wouldn’t want to enter?

Another awesome feature of the races is the Summer Concert Series. Every Friday and a few sporadic Saturdays and Sundays starting July 19, the Del Mar Racetrack puts on a free concert for for fans attending the races. The Series boasts artists like The B-52s, Weezer and Iration, to name a few!

If you can’t make it out to Opening Day, don’t worry because the races are here to stay! The season ends September 4, 2013. Races are held daily, except for Mondays and Tuesdays.

Will you be going to Opening Day? What do you think about entering the “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest?” Let us know your plans with a comment!