As another first-class summer season closes, it’s all about fall tidings and bringing back the old-school Hollywood vibe the seaside oval was founded on with the ‘Bing Crosby Season’ taking off on Thursday, October 29.
This nostalgic season will present superior racing along with a lineup of engaging events during the five-week run. One of those happenings will be the glamorous Opening Day Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest where fashion historians can conjure their inner golden age starlet or favorite celebrity icon by entering. Up to $3,000 in prizes will be given out to the winners of each category: Best Dressed Couple, Best Celebrity Lookalike and Most Glamorous.
Del Mar not only will be bringing back the style this fall but also the tunes with two free concerts. The seaside stage will rock first with Reggae Fest on Saturday, November 21 featuring Iration, then Sublime with Rome on Saturday, November 28.
Other seasonal events on the menu include a Fall Gourmet Food Truck Festival on Saturday, November 7 and Del Mar’s Beer and Cider Festival offering more than 100 local and international brews and ciders all in one place on Saturday, November 28. Additionally, there will be a special racing card on Thanksgiving Day with an early 11 a.m. post time along with a One Mile Family Fun Run at 8 a.m., where running enthusiasts and families with kids can stretch their legs on the backstretch as they loop around the 1-mile dirt track.
Saturday, November 14 is Fleece Pullover Giveaway Day. Guests entering through the gates will receive a free warm pullover sweater to snuggle up in.
There are also unique dining opportunities to be had every single weekend throughout ‘Bing Crosby Season’ with re-occurring events such as Daybreak at Del Mar, providing visitors fresh breakfast fare with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean during the morning workouts from 8 – 10 a.m. each Saturday.
Then every Sunday brunch lovers can rejoice at Bing+Bubbles+Brunch in the Turf Club and enjoy bottomless mimosas, a rotating menu by popular San Diego chef Brian Malarkey and a Turf Club table for the race day.
Racing during the ‘Bing Crosby Season’ will take place Thursday through Sunday. Post time will be 12:30 p.m. The one exception will be Thanksgiving Day, November 26, with first post shifted to 11 a.m. Admission at ALL gates will be $6 ($3 for Diamond Club members). All concerts are 18 and up.