Concerts And Festivities For The Horse Track Meet 2014 in Del Mar, CA
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
Dates: Thursday July 17, 2014 to Wednesday 9/3/2014 (No Racing Mondays or Tuesdays)
What: Horse Racing, Food Vendors, Concerts, Festivals, Contests
Cost: $5 to $250 Buy tickets
Horse Racing Returns To America's Finest City
For the first time since I can remember, this year's race meet open on a Thursday. If you haven't been to opening day, brace yourself! More than 45,000 are expected to attend this year with more than 20,000 expected to enter into the annual Best Hat Contest. But what about after opening day? That's when the real fun begins! Of course there will be some of the best horse racing in the country but lots of fun Concerts and Festivities.
4 O'Clock Friday's Concert Series
The firat thing I want to cover about Concerts And Festivities For The Horse Track Meet 2014 in Del Mar, CA are the Friday concert series. Every Friday following the races walk over to the Seaside Concert area West of the Grandstand. Concerts are free with admission unless you arrive after the last race, then tickets will cost $20. Here's the line up for this years shows-
July 18 Jurassic 5
July 25 The Cult
August 1 Neon Trees
August 8 Steel Pulse
August 15 Magic!
August 22 The Local Showcase-Silent Comedy, Transfer and Vokab Kompany
August 29 Steve Aoki
Saturday Festivities Not To Be Missed
July 26 - San Diego Beer Fest and Beach Towel Give Away - there will be over 100 different craft brews to sample during the Del Mar Racetrack Beer Fest held in the Seaside Concert area West of the Grandstand. Available for purchase beginning at 1:00 p.m.
August 2 - Weezer in concert - Back by popular demand are alternative rockers, WEEZER, live in concert from the Seaside stage, west of the Grandstand.
The concert will begin shortly following the last race, scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
August 9 - Del Mar Grill Fest Followed By A Concert By The Counting Crows - The 2nd annual BBQ grilling festival held in the Seaside Concert area on features the flavorings of more than 25 seasoned BBQ pros and local restaurants serving up meats, seafoods, veggies and deserts. Get your fingers on the delectable grub by purchasing five sample-size portions for only $10.Counting Crows play after the last race.
August 16 - 4th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival - Enjoy a variety of some of the hottest eats in Southern California as 50 food trucks are expected, all in one location, with gourmet chefs serving their eclectic bests at super prices (most items $4-$8). Participating trucks include fan favorites such as The Grilled Cheese Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, The Lime Truck, The Lobsta Truck, and Devilicious! Pair your food items with several cold brews on tap in the beer garden.
August 30 - WIENERSCHNITZEL WIENER DOG NATIONALS- SAN DIEGO FINALS - Find out who has the fastest wiener in San Diego. The fastest 16 wiener dogs from earlier qualifying rounds will meet to determine the San Diego qualifier for the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals. Three races will take place on the track in front of the Winners Circle. Two semifinal races will occur after horse races 2 & 4 with the finals after horse race 7 (approximately 5:10 p.m.)
Sunday Funday At The Races
July 20 - Family Funday And Webkinz Plush Horse Giveaway - Enjoy Family Days every weekend during the race season but Sunday, July 20, is our "super-sized" Family Fun Day with more activities than ever before. Bring the whole family and take advantage of the numerous FREE attractions for the entire family. Racetrack admission is FREE for children 17 & under, adults are $6.
WEBKINZ PLUSH HORSE GIVEAWAY (children 12 & under only, while supplies last)
Kids will love this adorable 9" tall Webkinz Plush Horse. The attached secret code allows kids entrance into the Webkinz.com on-line virtual world where they can bring their horse to life with games and activities. Do not miss this unique giveaway, FREE for
children 12 & under. Retail value $15.00.
Rock Climbing Walls, Bungee Trampolines, Obstacle Courses, Giant Scramble Slide Inflatable Games & Rides Pony Rides
Face Painters, Body Art & Caricature Portraits
The Rad Hatter -- Create and decorate your own hat with the famous Rad Hatter
Baseball Clinics with the Lake Elsinore Storm (San Diego Padres Minor League Team)
Magic Shows and Game Zone Pony Boy -- Meet the Del Mar Mascot Del Mar Golf Center activities- Free instruction in the Golf inflatable
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