Written By: Marie Spada The Hottest Events This Season at Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar Bing Crosby Racing Events Schedule:
Thursday, October 29: Opening Day and Hollywood
Opening day of the Bing Crosby Season is October 29, 2015. Channel your inner superstar and come dressed up as your favorite musical, TV or silver screen sensation because there is a Hollywood Fashion Contest! Whether you are a fan of Charlie Chaplin, Katy Perry or Lucy and Ricky, dressing like your Tinseltown favorites can get you the chance to win over $3, 000 in prizes! This year’s contest categories are: Most Glamorous, Best Celebrity Look-alike and Best Dressed Couple. For tips and tricks for your Hollywood makeover, follow Del Mar on Pinterest.
Saturday, November 21: Reggae Fest and College Day Tailgate
Attention college students! Come one, come all! With a valid student ID, college students will receive free admission, discounted prices on food and drinks and the chance to enjoy some SoCal reggae bands perform on the beautiful Seaside Stage during Reggae Fest! In addition to seeing this amazing performance, attendees will also get to enjoy DJs, receive tons of free swag, and have a chance to win tailgate game giveaways! For the full event schedule and band lineup visit DelMarScene.com.
Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving): Del Mar Family
Mile Fun Run:
The Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run starts at 8am, where runners will have the chance to run in the footsteps of Thoroughbreds and rub elbows with famous Del Mar jockeys as they complete a one-mile loop around the track. The first post of the day is at 11am. Race goers can choose to head home after catching a few races for their Thanksgiving feast, or celebrate at the track with family in the Turf Club for a luxurious Thanksgiving meal featuring a traditional Thanksgiving menu and craft cocktails! Call to make reservations or visit their website for more information. Keep in mind, the Turf Club’s dress code is strictly enforced.
Fall Food Truck Festival: (Exact Date Tentative)
Bring your appetite, friends and family to enjoy culinary delights from over 40 of LA, OC and SD’s very best food trucks! These mobile treats are sure to tantalize your taste buds, and the event is free with racetrack admission from 10:30am–4:30pm in the Seaside Concert Area. Bon appétit!
Beer & Cider Fest, Fleece Pullover Giveaway Day and the Movember Gala: (Exact Dates Tentative)
Gentlemen, rock your mustaches like a badge of honor. Ladies, feel free to draw (or stick) one on! Your rockin’ stache gets you free admission, and it’s a fantastic day to have it! Over 100 San Diego craft brews and ciders will be featured, and attendees will receive five, seven-ounce tastings for $20 (free with racetrack admission). The event starts at noon and ends at 4pm. After the tasting ends, stick around to enjoy the concert immediately to follow. Once the sun sets and the air gets a little chillier, visitors can bundle up in their very own Del Mar fleece pullover that will be given out to fans as they enter the gates (while supplies last).This snag-worthy item features Del Mar’s signature fall black and gold diamonds! Let’s not forget about those mustaches, though! Patrons can find ticket information for the official San Diego Movember Gala Party held in the Seaside Cabana by visiting DelMarScene.com.
Free & Easy Sundays:
Receive free Stretch Run admission, program and seat as well as half-price domestic draft beer, soda and hot dog at Stretch Run Concession Stands! You must be a Diamond Club member and scan your membership card at designated admission gates as well as the concession stands. Sign up via Del Mar’s mobile app to easily scan you virtual Diamond Club Card.
Daybreak at Del Mar:
Early to bed, early to rise surely pays off for this weekly event! Those who want to catch a glimpse of majestic Thoroughbreds completing their early morning workouts as the sun rises can head to the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant every Saturday from 7:30am–9:30am. Get all of the behind the scenes racing info from the former jockey and current event announcer, Jeff Bloom, while enjoying delicious breakfast fare such as hand crafted egg sandwiches, sausage quiche, fresh pastries, juice, coffee and even mimosas. What a way to start the day!
Bing + Bubbles + Brunch:
Grab your BFFs, head to the exclusive Turf Club at Del Mar and enjoy a different brunch menu every Sunday which includes bottomless mimosas at your reserved Turf Club table! Tickets also include a Turf Club table for the race day as well as Turf Club admission. Attendees must comply with the Turf Club’s dress code. Cheers to that! Visit DelMarScene.com for details or call 858.755.1167.