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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
- Surfside Race Place
- PBR: Professional Bull Riding
- Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Upcoming event at Del Mar Fairgrounds

'Santa Saves Christmas' Live Stage Show At Del Mar Fairgrounds

  • Saturday, December 12, 4:30 p.m.
  • "Santa Saves Christmas" is produced by the creators behind "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" and The Price is Right Live, and promises to deliver holiday cheer, snowy surprises and dazzling performers. Just as Santa and his elves pull their sleigh into the fairgrounds they run out of gas. Unless Santa can fill the tank with Holiday Cheer, Christmas will be ruined! Attendees of "Santa Saves Christmas" can save the ... Read more

All upcoming events at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Holidays In Your CarStarts December 5, 2020

'Santa Saves Christmas' Live Stage Show At Del Mar FairgroundsDecember 12, 2020

'Nutcracker Ballet' Live At Del Mar FairgroundsDecember 19, 2020

'The Nutcracker' Live Stage Performance At The Drive-InDecember 19, 2020

Winter Bridal BazaarJanuary 17, 2021

Past events

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