One of the West Coast’s most anticipated summer attractions in San Diego is the Del Mar Racetrack. This summer it kicks off its 77th year on July 17 and will be hosting many family-friendly events throughout the season.
Family Fun Day (Sunday, July 20)
Del Mar starts the season with a bang on Family Fun Day (Sunday, July 20) with free activities for all. Kids 12 and under will receive a free Webkinz Plush Horse while supplies last. Families will be able to decorate their own hats with the Rad Hatter and meet the Del Mar Mascot, Pony Boy.
Other games and activities include rock climbing walls, bungee trampolines, inflatable rides, face painting, pony rides, magic shows, baseball and golf activities and more. Families can also enjoy kid-friendly activities in the Infield every Saturday and Sunday throughout the meet.
Dog Nationals (Saturday, August 30)
Dog lovers can cheer on the fastest dachshunds in the west between races during the Wiener Dog Nationals – a perennial family favorite at Del Mar on Saturday, August 30. The Del Mar winner advances to the national finals, which determines the fastest wiener dog in the nation.
Visiting Del Mar is a great value for families as well! Children under 17 are admitted free when accompanied by a parent, and adult general admission starts at just $6.
Del Mar Free Concert Series
The annual Summer Concert Series continues, and this year includes Jurassic 5, The Cult, Neon Trees, Weezer, Steel Pulse, Shoutbox and more! We have taken the whole family to this event and it is really a great bang for your buck!