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Del Mar Fairgrounds

  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
  • 858-793-5555
  • Fax 858-755-7820
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The 22nd District Agricultural Association (22nd DAA) manages and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds; its nearby equestrian facility, the Horsepark; and the Del Mar Golf Center, on behalf of the State of California. No tax monies are used in the operation of these facilities. The Del Mar Fairgrounds supports its budget through admission, parking and facility rental fees. The Fairgrounds, including its parking lots, is approximately 340 acres; Horsepark is approximately 65 acres.

The Fairgrounds and Horsepark are the sites of nearly 350 events each year. They include weddings, receptions, bar and bat mitzvahs, equestrian and other animal shows, concerts, craft shows, home shows and other social and consumer events.View the event calendar for a day-to-day view of the latest events.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, in the city of Del Mar, California.

From Interstate 5, take the Via de la Valle exit and head west (a left turn from the freeway exit if you are northbound; a right turn if you are southbound). Take Via De La Valle to Jimmy Durante Boulevard and turn left. The Fairgrounds will be on your right.

Del Mar Horsepark is about two miles east of the Fairgrounds at the corner of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real, at 14550 El Camino Real.

Fairgrounds facilities feature 180,000 square feet of exhibit space, ranging from the Grandstand luxury suites, perfect for an intimate gathering of 10-20 people, to O’Brien Hall, which can hold up to 6,800 people. Also, the Fairgrounds has several outdoor venues, including the Grandstand and the Del Mar Arena, which can seat as many as 7,000 people.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is a permanent venue location to such seasonal attractions as:
- Del Mar National Horse Show
- San Diego County Fair
- The Scream Zone
- Holiday of Lights
- Surfside Race Place
- PBR: Professional Bull Riding
- Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Upcoming event at Del Mar Fairgrounds

The Scream Zone

  • Today, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of southern California. We invite you to be our guests, that is, if you have the nerve. The Scream Zone is assembled from a collection of body parts and roughly stitched together into four terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions. This year the Scream ... Read more

All upcoming events at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Del Mar Pumpkin StationStarts September 30, 2017

The Scream ZoneToday

First Look: Breeders’ Cup BreakfastOctober 29, 2017

Opening Day Of Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season November 1, 2017

2017 Breeders' Cup World ChampionshipsNovember 3, 2017

Taste of Breeders’ Cup: San DiegoNovember 3, 2017

Free & Fun SundaysNovember 5, 2017

Taste Of The Turf ClubNovember 5, 2017

Daybreak At Del MarNovember 11, 2017

Fall Food Truck FestivalNovember 11, 2017

Bing Crosby Season Concert: The Roots - CANCELLEDNovember 11, 2017

45th Annual National Philanthropy Day CelebrationNovember 14, 2017

Susan G. Komen 3-Day in San DiegoNovember 17, 2017

Del Mar’s College Day At The Races November 18, 2017

Bing Crosby Season Concert: Reggae Fest Featuring IrationNovember 18, 2017

Del Mar Ride: Toys For TotsNovember 19, 2017

Del Mar’s Thanksgiving Family Fun RunNovember 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Brunch At The Del Mar Racetrack November 23, 2017

Craft Beer & Cider FestivalNovember 25, 2017

Wing Feast November 25, 2017

Past events

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